Rob Hawkins

It Was You All Along

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Rob Hawkins
2010-06-08
Rob Hawkins

Story

In this love song we find the main character frustrated lwith the inability to control most things in life. I wrote the song so it could be sung by a man or woman never disclosing the main character's gender/sexuality. But, the chorus explores the idea that we all are on a quest to find love and it's important not to lose faith in finding it. In my experience we find love when we least expect it...things sneak up on us when we're preoccupied with living our lives dealing with the day to day. I do believe in this sentiment "I loved you before I met you, I just had to find you." Once we meet "the one", we know it's right and all of our energy goes to realize the dream of that love. I once heard Don Was, a famous record producer, say that when you don't know what to write about or have writer's block watch a movie and pretend you are writing the score. Afterall, art spawns art and inspiration is always around the corner.  It Was You All Along is a song I've had in my back pocket for awhile. Of all of the songs on the project, it recieved the most rewrites and production overhauls.  I was encouraged by a hit songwriter that this had a very commercial chorus and to re-write it so from that day on I never gave up on it.  

Lyrics

It Was You All Along

Words and Music by Rob Hawkins

Verse 1

Isn't it crazy how things work out?

Not much we can do beyond a shadow of a doubt

There's a lot of hit or miss

Life slides between our fingertips

It's you I can't deny It's you I can't deny

Chorus

     It was you all along

     I could always see what we needed to be

     It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

Verse2

In the big picture the plot's thickening

The screenwriter pushes his pen impatiently

Souls stuck between a hard place and a rock

Still trembling from the aftershock

So I let out a sigh but it's you I can't deny

Chorus

     It was you all along

     I could always see what we needed to be

     It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

Guitar Solo

Chorus

    It was you along

    It was you all along

    I could always see what we needed to be

    It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

    You all along

    I could always see what we needed to be

    It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

    Throughout all the right and wrong

    It was you all along

Musical interlude outro