Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Orange Song

One of the things I have been learning to do better this summer (with the help of my friend Alex) is songwriting. I've been playing the guitar for a couple of years now.. but I'd only ever really played other people's music. So, after lots of post-it notes all over my desk at work, I've succeeded in writing several songs! This one is probably one of my favorites, and since my friend Erin loves it so much, I thought I would record it. Hopefully it lives up to the fame that Erin has spread about it. I make a few mistakes, but oh well - it adds character, right?



*I've had a request to post the lyrics, so here they are :)*

Orange you glad we met?
You peeled me open, I can't forget
the sections of my heart exposed,
it smelled so sweetly..

Oh love, Oh love,
pick me up and take me home.
So love, So love,
Orange you glad we met?

Growing out the ground,
You're the tree that I have found.
Your branches pick me up and, oh,
it feels so sweetly..

Oh love, Oh love,
pick me up and take me home.
So love, So love,
Orange you glad we met?

The juicy way you speak,
it tingles my tongue and sings me to sleep.
I always thirst without repose,
I drink it deeply.

Oh the sweetest sounds, the bluebirds above are making!
Oooooh Oooohh Oooooooh Ooooooooh (2x)

Oh love, Oh love,
Pick me up and take me home.
So love, So love,
Orange you glad we met?
Go love, Go love, Orange you glad we met?
Oh,

The golden seeds we throw,
we spread them around for nature to grow.
They gently wake and rise, and so
I see them briefly

Oh love, Oh love,
Pick me up and take me home.
So love, So love,
Orange you glad we met?
Go love, Go love,
pick me up and take me home.
Go love, Go love,

Orange you glad I'm yours?

8 comments:

Us said...

Katy!! I am so happy that you have a blog! You are so stinkin' cute - I love your orange song :) I hope everything is going so so great! I am already excited to come and listen to LDC's performances. Are you still going to be in LDC? Well...at least a semester right? :)

Rebecca said...

I saw your link on facebook. I hope you don't mind that I checked out your blog! I really like your orange song. I'm sure I'll keep humming it all day!

Tara said...

Katy, You are awesome!!! Your song was awesome and your blog is awesome!! O.k., I need to get your autograph, so when you are a famous singer I can say, hey, that's my cousin and I have her autograph. Seriously, can I take guitar lessons from you?
You are so cute and so talented and amazing.
Thanks for posting your orange song.
love from the hot Arizona desert!!
xoxoxo

Ellenamo said...

Really cute song. I wish your voice had been louder, though, because it's so beautiful! You've gotten so much better at guitar since you first started. :)

abby said...

wow! cool guitar playing!

Deedee said...

We were just talking about all your many talents at Grandma's birthday dinner.
Now we can add song writer/lyricist as well!!! I too wish we could hear your voice a little better...it's so beautiful.
Love, Aunt Debbie

lvs2dance said...

Wow Katy! I am so impressed- with the songwriting and the guitar playing...that is great! I only wish that I could have heard you singing it better, I love your voice! So to answer your question...I have only read the first chapter of Breaking Dawn, I know, I know...I am slow, but everytime I sit down to read a child of mine demands my attention! But don't worry I will get there! So as I read then we can discuss it!!! So here is a question for you, how do you post a video on your blog off of youtube? I only know how to add the link, not the actual video like you did. HELP!

Angela said...

I love that song! It's so great! I like it because the "Orange" part adds a little humor to it, but it's really a cute romantic song too! And of course an awesome voice to accompany it! Way to go girl!