Joanne Janzen | I Got You
I Got You
by on April 1, 2015 in Original Music

I GOT YOU - Joanne Janzen (January 27th, 2013 - SOCAN)

I Got You Sample

First of all I can't believe it's been over 2 years since I wrote this song, time sure does fly.

At the time of writing this I was going through a very difficult time financially and I was once again on the edge of walking away from the music business. I had some crazy type of writer's block (I think it's called stress - LOL) for several months and I was really upset that I couldn't seem to get a song out and I most definitely couldn't pay my bills that were piling up like crazy on my kitchen table. I was extremely busy playing pub gigs 4-6 nights a week, super tired and mostly worn out. I did the only thing I had left to do, I just took pen to paper and started writing down everything that I was grateful for on that day. Not more than 10 mins later I had written the lyrics below almost verbatim. The reason I did this wasn't even to write a song at the time, it was an attempt to get myself out of a depression that I seemed to be running towards. It had absolutely nothing to do with writing more to do with some type of self-therapy that I once saw on Oprah about being grateful even on the really bad days. I had to convince myself that I had everything I needed, because I know I did, but I still felt an incredible amount of frustration.

That frustration started to lift after writing this song. The thing to know about me is that I usually ponder and obsess about lyrics and melody, but on this day I went down to my basement with my hand written notes, plugged in my guitar like I was playing some kind of live gig and just started playing and singing the lyrics. I was so relieved at the end of the day. Music and writing is truly like therapy for me, I never considered this song to be a song that I would eventually start playing live and that people would request it. I actually never shared this song with anyone but Jeff for the first few months after writing, as I couldn't get through it without choking up.

The surprises usually end up being the best! This is an ode to my husband (Jeff) and my two beautiful children (Jewel and Jade).

Feel free to comment!
Enjoy 🙂 Joanne

LYRICS

I GOT A HOUSE, I GOT A HOME
I GOT BILLS ON THE TABLE,
AND PEOPLE I SHOULD PHONE
AND THERE’S A MESSAGE ON THE MIRROR
SAYING “I LOVE YOU”……….AND I DO

I’VE GOT LOVE, HE’S GOT A JOB
THAT PUTS FOOD ON OUR TABLE,
AND GIVES US EVERYTHING WE WENT
AND THERE’S A MESSAGE IN MY SUITCASE
SAYING “I LOVE YOU”……….AND YOU DO

EVERYTHING I’VE EVER DONE
HAS NEVER TURNED OUT QUIET AS FINE AS YOU
EVERY TIME I LOOK AROUND
AND COUNT THE BLESSINGS THAT I’VE FOUND, I FIND YOU
I DO…….OH YES I DO

I GOT A DREAM, YOU’VE GOT ONE TOO
WE’VE GOT KIDS AT OUR TABLE
WATCHING EVERYTHING WE DO
AND THERE’S A MESSAGE IN OUR MADNESS
SAYING WE LOVE YOU…..AND WE DO

EVERYTHING WE’VE EVER DONE
HAS NEVER TURNED OUT QUIET AS FINE AS YOU
EVERY TIME I LOOK AROUND
AND COUNT THE BLESSINGS THAT I’VE FOUND, I FIND YOU
I DO…….OH YES I DO
I GOT A HOUSE, I GOT A HOME
AND I GOT YOU

(If you would like to use this song in any Film, TV or Documentary production please contact me anytime joanne@joannejanzen.com - I'd be more than happy to talk it over with you)

 

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