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Headlights

The first track from my next album is called Headlights. We had a beautiful video planned for it. Then the world stopped.

So we had to come up w new plans. I’m making one video in my house this week. But I had another idea, one that involved anyone who wants to be involved.

The plan is this. I’ll give you the lyrics and the tempo of the song, what I’d love is if you guys gave me dramatic re-enactments of the lyric. You can do the whole song, can do 2 lines, the only thing is that it has to be by yourself and shot in landscape. You can dance if you want to, cry, laugh.

I have no clue what we’ll end up with, but the chaos is kind of the point. Whatever we end up with I guess will be a time capsule to this point in time, and that’s kind of beautiful.

Oh just so it’s not too hard, I’ll give some stage directions beside the lyrics just so you know basically what’s happening in the song at each moment, whether it’s quiet or loud, things like that.

Enjoy.

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Lyrics

Intro

“Song starts w an acapella intro”

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Verse 1
I adore you
Everyone else can start to leave
Fall apart like they're on the breeze
I adore you
Set on fire
Let it burn there in front of us
Flare just like chemicals
Set on fire

Has the weight of my love
Has the weight of my love
Been killing you?
I know you felt it
But never would have said it
Till you're screaming how it isn't true

“This verse is quiet, the rhythm I guess kind of a dance hall rhythm right now”

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Chorus 1
Who's there for you?
Laying in the dark
Laying in the dark
As the headlights start to fade
And we kiss like runaways
What's left for you?
Keep an open mind
Keep an open mind
As the headlights start to fade
And I’m gone before you wake

“This first chorus the drums drop out, it starts quietly but slowly build to a bigger moment on the last line”

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Drum break

“There’s a drum break here before the next verse”

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Verse 2
Do it for me
Hold my sin like it's criminal
Lock it down like a prisoner
Do it for me
Save my number
I could be right
Lately I’ve been wrong
I could be weak
Maybe never strong
Save my number

Has the weight of your love
Has the weight of your love
Been killing me?
I know I felt it
But never would have said it
Till I’m screaming how I still believe

“Drums come in strong here, almost like a hip hop drum break.”

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Chorus 2
Who's there for you?
Laying in the dark
Laying in the dark
As the headlights start to fade
And we kiss like runaways
What's left for you?
Keep an open mind
Keep an open mind
As the headlights start to fade
And I’m gone before you wake

“This is the first big chorus, drums are the same as the last verse, but there’s a lot more going on now”

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Bridge
(When the headlights)
Have faded
Will you want to be alone with me?
(Headlights)
Have faded
Will you wonder if my hearts still beating?
I've got a feeling that it’s on your mind

“There’s an instrumental section here, the drums are still in and it’s still moving forward, it stays the same when the lyric comes in.”

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Chorus 3
Who's there for you?
Laying in the dark
Laying in the dark
As the headlights start to fade
And we kiss like runaways
What's left for you?
Keep an open mind
Keep an open mind
As the headlights start to fade
And I’m gone before you wake

“This last chorus is bigger and more dramatic again”

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Outro

“There’s an instrumental outro w a guitar solo, it’s pretty chill, perfect interpretative dance moment ??!”

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