I wrote this song about how, as a songwriter, the people and the situations closest are the hardest to write about. How do you explain


(Verse One)

It’s puzzling, I’ve got a way with words
I write so many songs
But when it comes to you
We’ve been together long enough that every noun and every verb
Probably sounds, like something you’ve already heard
And if the pen is mightier like they say
than the sword
Then you can see through all my instruments of war
It makes me speak a little less
And write about so many subjects
I guess that you begin to suspect
That I want something more


But I just need you to know
That even as we grow, old
You still inspire me
And if I’m honest, truth-be-told
I want to impress you the most
And that terrifies me

(Verse Two)

I wonder why the stories closest to me are the hardest to tell
What does that say about me?
That I could write about a stranger all day
And write a character into a play
Hey, guess I prefer that way
Cuz when I lay your name down, on the page
Suddenly feels like there’s just too much at stake
Because with me you’ve lived it all
And you remember better than I scrawl
So what am I to write you won’t recall?
Go on shake that magic eight ball (I bet it’ll say)


That I need you to know
That even as we grow, old
You still inspire me
And if I’m honest, I might say
It’s not that my affections changed
It’s simply that you’re my everything

(Verse Three - Rap Verse)

Boo, you are the feather in my quill
The motion in my still
The “U” in my vocabulary,
every song I write address it plainly?
I know they haven’t lately
But even when these lyrics turn 80
You’ll be hidden faintly in the cracks
Cuz you’re my foundation
Even when it lacks in presentation
Your name’s somewhere in my interpretation
And I know when the mic drops, time stops
You’re the one I’m coming home to
Stability is what I have with you
And knowing that my home is safe I’m able
To conquer more than just a pad of paper
I can take the world and make it greater
I guess that that makes you a world changer


And I need you to know
That even as we grow, old
You still inspire me
And when our children have all but grown
And moved out on their own, oh
You’ll still inspire me
And when our lives are written on a stone
And Heaven is our home
You’ll still inspire me
And when you doubt it
Think about this song
Remember all along
How you’ve inspired me


from The Rhymer​/​Educator EP, released April 27, 2018
Songwriter: Joe Ruiz
Instrumentation: Sinima Beats
Recorded at Always Be Genius Recording Studios
Registered with BMI Music Publishing


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