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For the "Let's Go To That Place" Project, I wrote these three songs with Gregory Tardy. I was also the Executive Producer for the complete 11 song recording project.



Have You Ever Been In Love Before

If I could just hold you in my arms 

All this loneliness would be gone 

We could get what we deserve 

If we let our hearts take control 

 

The vibes told us we met in another time 

These kind of feelings we just can’t hide 

A love this strong 

Could not be denied 

You told me to come on in and give love a try 

 

It can touch you in a minute 

And take a life time to master it 

As the oak bends to the wind of fate 

You’re the true love for which I’ve waited 

 

Chorus 


I was lost 

In one of life's storms

And when you opened your door

Got this feeling that is so warm

Have you ever been in love before


It can touch you in a minute

It can take a life time to master it

As the oak bends to the wind of fate

You're the true love for which I waited


Repeat Chorus


© 1984 Rodney L. Washington 


Description: The lyric songwriting story line is pretty straight forward  in asking the depths of this universal human question. Over the years I have found out through various relationships  that the true meaning of love is that what we find beautiful continues to evolve and we must do the same. Then again love can touch us in a minute and take a life time to master it and in some cases we as human beings never mater it.  I was the lyricist songwriter for this track but Gregory Tardy's music composition brought the concept to life and gave it more meaning.





I Find Myself Looking For You

Here in my imagination 

You are still with me 

We both know in reality 

This could never be 

 

I sit and talk to the walls all day long 

That’s what happens when you’re all alone 

 

Chorus 

 

Strolling down the avenue 

I see faces that remind me of you 

All alone in crowded rooms 

I find myself looking for you 

 

Your love cut me like a knife 

I’ll wear these scars for the rest of my life 

Your love gave me a false sense of security 

 

I gave you my heart felt passion 

And you told me it was nothing but infatuation 

You broke my heart and it brought me to reality 

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

Time has gone by and I don’t know what to do Now I remember, all the things I wanted to say to you 

It’s a shame that our love had to end this way 


I get down on my knees and pray for brighter days 

 

Repeat Chorus


© 1995 Rodney L. Washington


Description: The lyric songwriting backstory comes from a deep  three year relationship that I  had with someone I thought I was going to marry. Me not minding the store lost her to one of her co workers after I was instrumental in her securing the job. Like a lot of over zealous lovers who play psychologist I thought through a chance encounter she'd come back to me. Again Gregory Tardy's music composition wraps its arms around the lyrics bringing the song to life. 



 

You're Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

The wind blow on our faces 

Memories take us other places 

Was it worth our while 

The years and the miles 

 

Chorus 

 

Seeing you like this 

I’m totally convinced 

The feelings were always there 

You’re like a breath of fresh air 

 

This space doesn’t go on forever 

Do you want to say we never 

We’ll be left asking ourselves why 

Why did we let pass us by 

 

Let’s leave the past in the past 

It’s time to nurture a dream that’ll last 

Running with our backs to the sun 

Now we know we have become one 

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

This is our true destination 

An understanding love relation 

If you come and go with me 

Love is here for eternity 


Repeat Chorus 


© 1986 Rodney L. Washington


Description: The lyricist songwriting story line is about someone who has gone through their life having had numerous intimate love relationships. At this point in time in their life they are not looking for a intimate love relationship.  Then right out of the unexpected blue there's this encounter that they've never had before. Gregory Tardy's music composition is the perfect marriage for completing the  painting of this song and bringing it to life.