Music At Night

Music At Night

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Music At Night

Liner Notes: 

Well, I've been threatening all "season" to do some music incorporating horns--and I finally have. Not that bad... (Is it?)

I do love whipping out the occasional jazz tune. Per custom, I found a random title collected on my spreadsheet--which didn't particularly inspire me at first.

But it did lean me in the direction of doing a jazz arrangement.

And I DID somehow manage to make a "night" AND a "music" reference in each of the four verses...so I'm feeling very proud of myself today.

I hope you enjoy the song. (And, hey--how about them horns?!!)

Lyrics: 

MUSIC AT NIGHT

Words & Music
By
Jerry Pettit
Facebook.com/JerryPettitMusic

Love the sun going down,
Means that you'll soon be home.
As the shadows grow long,
Know I won't be alone.
Sit and play my guitar,
'Til you come through the door,
When you'll join me in song
As we dance across the floor.

CHORUS:
Oh, the nights would be long
If you ever were gone.
I don't think I'd survive
If you weren't by my side.
Everything that you've said
Plays a song in my head.
Just to have you in sight,
Is like MUSIC AT NIGHT.

GUITAR SOLO

Love the sun coming up,
Lying there next to you.
Spend an hour together,
Until breakfast is through.
Know I'll see you again
At the end of the day,
And we'll play our love songs
'Til the night slips away.

CHORUS:
Oh, the nights would be long
If you ever were gone.
I don't think I'd survive
If you weren't by my side.
Everything that you've said
Plays a song in my head.
Just to have you in sight,
Is like MUSIC AT NIGHT.

Love the moon coming up,
As we sit and hold hands.
It's a comfortable love,
'Cuz we know where we stand.
Underneath the dark sky,
With its faraway stars,
We know love is a song
Played in both of our hearts.

As the stars fade away,
When the dawn's drawing nigh,
See we've fallen asleep
As we looked at the sky.
And we laugh and we kiss
As the birds start to sing.
When there's MUSIC AT NIGHT,
It's a beautiful thing.

CHORUS:
Oh, the nights would be long
If you ever were gone.
I don't think I'd survive
If you weren't by my side.
Everything that you've said
Plays a song in my head.
Just to have you in sight,
Is like MUSIC AT NIGHT.

© 2021, Jerry Pettit



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

This some choice stuff Jerry! So jazzy with such great atmosphere! Wonderful!

davidtaro's picture

Funky times! Brass sounds perfect, great solo too. Just a brilliant all round vibe to this one, I was bopping in my chair Smile

billwhite51's picture

sounds like R&B to me...a stone solid groove. bring on the JB internationals!.

coolparadiso's picture

yup Funky RnB! some really interesting instrument choices and use of panning. very good build

sbs2018's picture

When I read how you were “threatening all season…” I thought this was going to be EDM! Lol! I so love it when you break out from your usual vocal melodies of country or jazz or pop or Beach Boys. That’s why I love your metal… Still hoping you will get there… enjoyed the Jazz/RnB instrumental vibe here.

richaaaay's picture

Great jazzy feel to this. Enjoyed this one a lot. You’ve got you typical high quality lyrics and composition. Nicely done!

Gwyn Jones's picture

Jazz? Nah...full steam ahead old skool R&B with maybe a smidge of jazzy inflection and all the better for that...another one in with a bullet on the JP chart!

wobbie wobbit's picture

sounds great. and yes the horns are great. the guitar solo is cool too. your vocal delivery is so lovely and clear and upfront. nice sentiments. love the big band sound - that organ is pretty choice too. nice one

Kristi's picture

Very sweet sentiments in this. I like how it progresses across time with the sun going down/up, moon coming up, dawn's drawing nigh to frame the love story. And I do like those horns! Cool guitar solo too...very jazzy and catchy! Well done.