Eric Harper’s song “You Complete Me” from his CD “Eric Harper”

After Eric Harper’s “Cream & Suga”, let’s continue the interview about his new CD “Eric Harper”:

Q. What is more difficult to write — lyrics or music? What comes first?

A. Lyrics are DEFINITELY the hardest thing for me to write. If I’m inspired I can write a song in 5 minutes. But no matter how inspired I am lyrics takes months for me. I have to chisel and sculpt and revise for what seems like forever until I’m satisfied with my lyrical content. And even then I may look at it and not like it. I don’t have a natural talent for words. I think it comes from the fact that my mom is a concert pianist and well, her performances never included in verbiage. Every morning I would be awaken to her practicing Scarlatti or Beethoven or Chopin in our living room. So I never had any tradition of lyrics in my life. Which is probably why I can listen to horrible catchy Pop music and love it, because I don’t notice the lacking lyrical depth for a long while.

You Complete Me

Staring ‘cross the ocean
The ocean in your eyes
Diving into feelings
I never thought were mine And how I found a heart like
A spring in April’s bloom
How I found new meaning
Standing next to you

So I hope you understand
I hope you understand
Oh, I hope you understand
I hope you understand
Oh, I hope you understand
I hope you understand
You’re the meaning of it all
You know, you complete me

If someone were to tell me
That I’d be meeting you
I wouldn’t take it seriously
I’d chase away the news
I didn’t think me able
To be so deep in love
I thought it merely fable
To feel so much for one

(Chorus)

…complete me
…complete me
If someone were to tell me
That I’d be meeting you…

Staring ‘cross the ocean
The ocean in your eyes…

(Chorus)

Next, read about Eric Harper’s song “Somebody Else’s Love Story” from his CD “Eric Harper”

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