It’s just a little under 6 months since I released my latest album Compulsions and today one of the songs – I Like You – hit 50,000 streams on Spotify. It’s an arbitrary number, but a nice, round one. It reminded me of the cover of one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits collections called 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong. So I fiddled with the cover photo just enough to show how little I know about photo editing.
Luckily, my ability to write and record music towers over my photo editing skills and since the release of Compulsions I have written more than enough songs for the follow up. Once I have arranged them sufficiently to take them into the studio, but not so much that they get overdone (it’s a delicate balance!), I will be sharing them here, there, and everywhere. In the meantime, if you are not one of the 50,000 that have listened so far, and even if you are, I hope you can take a minute (or 3 minutes and 6 seconds) to give it a listen now:
I like the sounds that you make When you make a mistake Or you make the kind of love that Nobody can fake I like the smell of your skin When your patience wears thin And there's so much to do you don't know Where to begin I like the thought of your soul Going out of control When you get fired up When you get on a roll I like nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like you I like the look of your smile When your life's a pile Of confusion you wear Like it's the latest style I like the cross and the blood And the tears and the mud And the way your walls crack When you can't hold back the flood I like nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like you I like cats and the zoo I like everything we do And if there's more life after death I bet I'll like that too I like grass, trees, Everything that makes you sneeze, And the way you get wet When you get on your knees I like nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like Nothing as much as I like you