Slow Dancing

from The Best of Patrick Ames by Patrick Ames

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Slow Dancing - Simple story about your parents slow dancing when you were a kid. Parents aren't usually the subject of songwriting, more likely the angst of having them! Here the singers and Ames improvise and record multiple tracks for sustained chorale fireworks. = patrick

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Slow Dancing by Patrick Ames ©2020 All Rights Reserved.
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One night when I was seven / I couldn't sleep
As I hid and watched my parents they were /slow dancing
They had made a space in the crowded living room
And I watched from up above like / some kind of moon

Some music played softly I think it was / motown gold
My father laughed and smiled at my / mother's jokes
His large hands were firmly / upon her hips
As she moved her body and slowly kissed

I never knew my father could / move that well
They were so close it was like some / kind of spell
A few more minutes and I was / oh so bored
I went back to bed and dreamed for hours

I can so clearly, I can so Clearly see this / night in time
When my parents were happy, and they were / very much alive
And I hold it in my heart so that I can / always sing:
My parents were slow dancing

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

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Composer Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent signature cocktail of junkyard blues on the riveting new single “Help People Up" from the new LP "The Virtualistics".

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