My Ad to You

from The Best of Patrick Ames by Patrick Ames

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“For my newest project I wanted to slow life down. The past year has been filled with stress and bad politics.  I wanted a soft, warm sound, what I call “hip coffeehouse,” in direct contrast to the barrage of rap, EDM, and hip-hop that is seemingly everywhere.  I returned to one of my songwriting mentors, Antonio Carlos Jobim, for inspiration, and indeed there are warm afternoons, one-finger pianos, soft acoustic guitars, and pervasive percussion – that whole samba thing.  I even sing like Jobim, meaning my voice is rough and off-key just like he often was.” - patrick


My Ad To You
@ 2018 by Patrick Ames, All Rights Reserved.
It took a balmy breeze / on a winter’s afternoon
One end of your scarf fell loose / and into my face it flew
I followed to the other end / and fell in love with you
And all these years later / I still remember the smell of your perfume
The chords rise and take their turns / to make a hook that’s all about you

The summer night was lit / with an effervescent moon
We slow danced with our hips adjoined / and hummed this gentle tune
your lips were dressed in rouge / and midnight came too soon
We slipped out between some songs / and went to find a room
Oh you know / how these memories flow
Soft edges with a Gaussian blur / lyrics that rhyme with two
The chords rise and take their turns / to make a hook that’s all about you

This is / my ad / to you


from The Best of Patrick Ames, released June 1, 2020
Chana & Mikaela Matthews: vocals
Patrick Ames: Guitars, vocals, MIDI Guitar Synth


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