Every Tuesday, we will be picking one of our original songs, and telling the story behind the music!!!  To kick off this series, we've picked a fan favorite, Waves!!

     Waves was sort of a collective effort. I have always been, by choice, pulled in so many directions. During a busy time of the year, with all the demands from swim practice, school, orchestra, chorus, homework, hanging out with friends and their band practices, I was inspired to write about the concept of time. 

     During the process of writing lyrics, PJ and I used some of our experiences from life. We chose to use our observations on life and relationships to sculpt the verses. Friendships, bullying, politics, and the ever present need to feel a sense of belonging drives the meaning behind the lyrics. "Our hearts filled with ice, while words trip in our throat" was a powerful message about how unattached they viewed the people and world around them. With several personal experiences where they were forced to laugh off difficult situations, we questioned why one couldn't simply speak their mind and have people understand. With all the confusion in the world, the chorus is profound when it cries out, "I need more time, to understand my life." Who can fully understand why people are cruel to each other? I would often ask this after events like being pushed down the bleachers, or stuffed under a seat in a bus. 

     The music was written in an upbeat, driving manner to represent the passage of time. Fast, furious, relentless, with minor pauses for reflection.  We tried to capture the feeling of life rushing by. 

     Writing the song, Waves, was a turning point in our lives. It was at this point we moved from musicians to songwriters. We were proud of our collaboration and the message we want to share. We hope you like it, too!

 Waves | Written by Phil and PJ Cruz

Everywhere I look

Everywhere I go

Frowns fake a smile

While life puts on a show

 

Breaking down the walls

Reaching for a soul

Our hearts filled with ice

While words trip in our throat

It's all I've ever known

 

I need more time

To understand my life

Days pass like rain

Fall away down the drain

In waves, waves

 

Pacing free I know

No one has control

Is this how it will be

Together and alone

 

Bend the golden rule

Meet the cheating fools

Playing in life's game

Fold the deck and go

It's all I've ever known

 

I need more time

To understand my life

Days pass like rain

Fall away down the drain

In waves, waves

 

Who's to blame

All the same

Shudder in pain

All the same

Down the drain

All the same

I'm insane!

 

I need more time

To understand my life

Days pass like rain

Fall away down the drain

In waves, waves

 

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