Kharlie M

The h is silent; the music isn’t.

Finally Got It Going On

Track #7 of Come On, Kharlie M

This song is my personal story about my love for music. I wrote the chorus in 2005 and the verses in 2015.

Some material in the bridge, as well as the end of the final chorus, is directed toward my musician friends, who have been an inspiration to me.


VERSE 1:
All my life I wanted to be musical
To stand up on a stage and sing a song
Writing my own songs is something magical
The good ones make you want to sing along
Experiences of my own provide a sense of place
A reference point for the lyrics that I write
Sharing my own story gives me something to embrace
And fuels the fire that’s starting to ignite

CHORUS:
You may say, “Why can’t the legislature
ban songs of an autobiographical nature;
then we won’t have to listen to him no more!”
But you only need half a brain
to realize that I’m not insane
And I’m not the only one who knows the score
’Cause this old man has finally got it going on

VERSE 2:
Living in the dream means different things to different people
Here’s my take on that, if you don’t mind
Hanging with my friends brings me joy and great contentment
Making music helps me to unwind
It really doesn’t matter if I make it big or not
As long as I am doing what I love
I’ve never been quite keen on chasing everything that’s hot
What greatness I can claim is from above

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE:
All of you that hear my voice are living that same dream
Every one in his or her own way
Just try to keep it simple, wanting nothing too extreme
And revel in the blessings of each day

FINAL CHORUS:
You may say, “Why can’t the legislature
ban songs of an autobiographical nature;
then we won’t have to listen to him no more!”
But you only need half a brain
to realize that I’m not insane
And I’m not the only one who knows the score
’Cause all of you have really got it going on
That’s right: all of you have really got it going on
That’s why this old man has finally got it going on


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