Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Words and Music: On and On


Our first dance.
Photo by Kate Rose.
When Gina first moved in with us on Commonwealth Ave. in 2003, I was working on a bunch of new songs (most of which appeared on Indeed!). But one in particular was very important to me: I was trying to write a song that I would play for my future wife, whoever she may be, on our wedding day, whenever that may be.

It was a daunting endeavor, and I struggled with it for a couple of years. But it got much easier once I realized whom I was writing about.

And so, on Sept. 1, 2007, I serenaded my new bride (Gina, if you haven't figured that out by now) with "On and On," a song I'd written especially for the occasion. (I somehow managed to get through it without crying like a sap in front of all of our friends and family.) While it would have been a perfect first dance song for us, we couldn't exactly pull that off, of course -- what with the microphone and guitar in the way! But now that it's recorded, maybe someone else out there could use it to celebrate their new life together.



On and On
© 2006 by Jon Gorey

Chords: G / Em / Am7 / D

I'll tell you something you might as well know
I wrote this song about you a long time ago
And if you're hearing it now, then I've said "I do"
So help me God I avow to be faithful to you

On and on and on, wherever we go
On and on and on, forever I know
On and on and on...

You are all I had in mind
All that I'd hoped for, all of this time
And I will give you all my life
All that I have, all that is mine

There's summertime in your smile and a spark in your eyes
As you walked down the aisle in your dreamer's disguise
All the love in my heart, it burst in my soul
Swear we'll ne'er be apart as we grow to be old

On and on and on, wherever we go
On and on and on, forever I know
On and on and on...

You are all I had in mind
All that I'd hoped for, all of this time
And I will give you all my life
All that I have, all that is mine

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