How Are You?

How Are You?

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Have you ever been in a relationship or new of someone that went out of their way to be with someone they loved but the other person wasn't bending to meet them half way? That's kind of what this is about. This is based on my own personal experience I had after finishing college. I lived & worked abroad for a couple of years and met someone that I was with for the extent of time I remained outside my own homeland. This individual had a secure job but was very set in ways of doing things. I adjusted myself around this and ended up having to change employment each year since my work was contractual. It became a burden and tiresome. I wanted stability and while very much emotionally connected at times, the relationship was marked by distance even when I was in the same area. Was a great experience and the relationship worked but I basically was adjusting myself to maintain what we had. Funny, I knew all this after 1 year, returned home and then went back again despite intellectually knowing this was going no where. So here I am. Despite what I have said, have you ever thought about a past love interest and sometimes just want to reach out even though you know it's done and over and that you have no plans to actually reach out, just a thought or curiosity? Little bit of nostalgia I guess. Anyway, this is the first time I have written about this relationship.

Would be good to hear with music. Open to collaboration. Adjustments can be made to wording if necessary. Nothing is set in lyrical stone. : )

Lyrics: 

How are you?

We started out strong together in love
And I felt like a soaring eagle above
But it soon became clear I had to go around
Your world's set ways and I felt like a clown
At first I tried and tried to conform
Maneuvering myself to what was your norm
But despite what was then, I still silently cry
Wishing today I could reach out just to say hi

20 years have past
But I still think of you
Are you somewhere in love
Or lonely in the blue
Don't know why I need to know
But I wonder......
How are you?
Yeah, I wonder
How are you?

So I decided to leave what we once knew
Returned to my home still connected to you
For several years there was contact, distance was there
And interests can shift as I was aware
That feelings I had, started to change
Never thought that they would and it felt kind of strange
I found someone new even though that faded out
Our paths no longer linked heading on a new route

20 years have past
But I still think of you
Are you somewhere in love
Or lonely in the blue
Don't know why I need to know
But I wonder......
How are you?
Yeah, I wonder
How are you?

There were a few more emails
Both of us responding slow
Till communication ceased
And we both let go

20 years have past
But I still think of you
Are you somewhere in love
Or lonely in the blue
Don't know why I need to know
But I wonder......
How are you?
Yeah, I wonder
How are you?



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

I think a lot of us have had a special someone that we have moved on from yet wonder about from time to time. This is a very relatable, even if extremely personal, lyric as a result.

standup's picture

I believe every time we fall in love we are changed forever.

For me, one old ex is a good friend, There’s one where we have good will towards each other but are not in contact, and a couple I don’t want contact with at all. I wish them well, and like this song, may wonder how they are, but don’t really want to talk to them about it.

Gwyn Jones's picture

You totally capture that not knowing feeling about a past love lost that a lot of us share...well done!

musicsongwriter's picture

Sorry for your experience. Your lyrics reflect this very well and truthfully. Hope to hear them.