This Time started with a post on Facebook. Someone had posted "Can selflessness be taught?" That was the entire post! I read into it: she's with the wrong man, she's not happy, but is staying put.
Around they same time, all the women I dated all had the same horror stories about their exes. Apparently, all men are evil! Yet they stayed longer then they should have
The idea about how badly men treat women simmered, but I didn't want to write a mean song.
I started dating a wonderful woman. She was beautiful. Intelligent. Driven. Warm. Happy. Then she told me about her ex. It was Jerry Springer material! All I could think of was why she would stay with that man for 15 years.
Then I wondered what her life would have been like if she had chosen someone who reciprocated her love over all those years. She would definitely be a different person today. I wondered in what ways?
That's it! That was the angle I wanted to explore! These were all wonderful women who for whatever reasons, stayed with a man who never told them they were wonderful. How would they have turned out if they had a man who held their hand. Told them they were hot while they were doing the dishes.
I "allude" to what some men do, but focus more on the promise of reciprocal love.
Every woman is special. They play so many roles. They play the hot date in a sequined gown. They play cook. They play mom, maid, mechanic. Therapist. Teacher. Wife. Friend. The list is long. It doesn't take much to say thanks, or to make her feel special, yet most men only seem to remember it on Valentine's Day.
And what the heck. Since I wrote the song, I decided to be the hero :)
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THIS TIME OUT TAKES
Here's what This Time sounded like right after I wrote it.
Here's the original reference track we built the whole song around
Here's some funny out takes from the recording sessions
This Time by Billy Kay, Billy Kay Music, Billy Kay