Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Happily Ever After

I started writing this while waiting for something to install on Friday and had the chorus and half a verse. Then I ran Katie and Julie out to play so daisy_knotwise could get something done around the house. It was really hot and there were no kids in the two big parks near our house, so I took them to the McDonald's with a PlayPlace instead. While there, I wrote a verse and a half on a napkin. Then I came home and kept adding words to the lines until they actually fit the rhythm I'd already established. (There are a great many words...)

Finally, I built a bridge and declared victory. :)

And so here we are:

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2012

Happily Ever After

It’s making me crazy,
Working at my job all day and into the night.
And it’s making you crazy,
Looking after kids and breaking up another fight.
It’s not easy, but I know we’re gonna find a way
To get to tomorrow
Past the trouble that we borrow,
‘Cause every day’s a better day.
And I’ll live

Happily ever after, as long as I am living with you.
It took such a long time, but we’re better for the things we’ve been through.
And we’ll get through tomorrow, the way that we will get through today
And live happily ever after, now that we’re together to stay.

It’s so hard to breathe now,
‘Cause everything is running and it always keeps on moving too fast.
You’ve got to believe now,
‘Cause the future’s always coming and the future’s always beating the past.
I remember, and I’m not here to relive yesterday.
I’ll be with you tomorrow.
I can beat down any sorrow,
‘Cause I only want to hear you say
That we’ll live

(Bridge)
Well, I know I make you crazy
And you know you make me crazy
And that's just the way that life should be,
‘Cause you’ve got to be a little crazy
If you want to keep your sanity.
And my only explanation
When we fail communication
And one of us is getting sore
Is to go resist temptation
And head for the summation,
‘Cause every day I love you more.
And we’ll live

(Chorus twice)

We’ll live happily ever after, now that we’re together to stay.
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