Song from the 2014 debut album, I Can See You, by the Canadian art rock / dream pop group, The Frank Horvat Band.
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I wrote Inspired by the One I Love after I discovered an old notebook which contained poetry that my now wife, Lisa, had written as a teenager. The words really jumped out at me as something that would work well in a musical context. This is one of many poems that I used when writing for my two band albums, I Can See You and Strange Machine.
Most of Lisa’s notebook contained angst-ey teenage poetry. But this was the last poem in the notebook. It was what she wrote after we returned from a high school band trip to Halifax. It was on that trip that her and I fell in love. Sitting on Citadel Hill, we planned our whole life together, which up to now, we have stayed true to.
Setting her teenage words to my music as an adult was an extremely special personal experience. It was sort of like climbing into a time machine and reliving those special moments all over again.
Because of the poignancy of the words, I was always determined to have as simple an approach with the instrumental part as possible. That being said, the subtlety is what I was after in all aspects of composing this piece. When falling in love, the world goes on around you but there’s something quiet and special going on within one’s soul all at the same time. – Frank Horvat
Felicity Williams (vocal)
Thom Gill (electric guitar)
Joseph Phillips (double bass)
Frank Horvat (keyboard)
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Produced by Frank Horvat & Jean Martin
Engineered by Jean Martin
Recorded March to June 2013 at THE FARM, Toronto
Thanks to choreographer, Kitty McNamee, for contributing video excerpts from her work, 'Duet'. Check out more @ http://www.kittymcnamee.com
Video editing by David J Bowie
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Green hills tumbling down
And the wind whistles
As the sun pours over existence
On a pier of darkness we met
On a hill of green we greet
Absorb feelings embedded deep
It can't be so -- the thump of two hearts
Yours and mine
Over and over and over
A flowing of blood
A giving of souls
A combining of two
My thoughts don't do justice
To the flame in my heart
Eyes so deep, nose so brown
Lips a smooth red
Arms that envelope
Hearts that pound