Joanne Janzen | One Of These Times
One Of These Times
by on May 4, 2015 in Original Music

One Of These Times Sample

The Story behind the Song - One Of These Times

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[The family I'm blessed with - One of these times]
I was lucky enough to write this little beauty with my great friend Jimmy Whiffen. The inspiration for this song came directly from my husband as many songs do, he just seems to have a special way with words and in the moment he says some incredibly  thought provoking things. Let's just say that no one could ever accuse him of being surface level, he's definitely a deep thinker and I have the honour of being by his side every day and getting to hear a lot of those thoughts. 

So one day before we began our life of travel we were doing our daily routine with the kids, picking them up from school and taxiing them to Gymnastics when our oldest daughter Jewel (10 at the time) jumped out of Jeff's Jeep and ran around to his door to offer her hand to hold across to cross the road. It had been some time since she had done that, what with getting older and more independent. Jeff smiled and held her hand into the gymnastics club and said goodbye and when he came out he said something along the lines of "you know that was just one of those times when I just wanted to stop time altogether just to enjoy the moment" a simple gesture of Jewel holding his hand made him think so deeply about the fact that the girls were growing up fast and one day soon he wouldn't be holding her hand to go into gymnastics but maybe to walk her down the aisle.

Of course I immediately scrambled for my iPhone and entered our discussion and Jeff's thoughts into my notes, as I so often do when inspiration strikes. Those notes sat there for many months until one day I found myself in a writing session with my awesome and talented friend Jimmy and we went about writing the song and the story. Jimmy also produced the recording you hear of the song, I am doing all of the vocals including background vocals in the recording. It was great to take a song from idea to melody and lyric and then full production with my co-writer as producer. I love this song because it truly makes me remember to be in the moment and enjoy life. It can be easy to forget to do that. That's why I create music, to remind me how to be a better person.

Enjoy 🙂 Lyrics are posted below, and you can listen above, If you really love it you can purchase the .mp3 of it above also!

"One Of These Times", remember to enjoy it.

Love Jo

The Lyrics

THIS IS WHAT HEAVEN FEELS LIKE
MY ANGEL CAME TO ME TODAY
INNOCENT LIGHT IN HER EYES
AND A NICE TO SEE YOU SMILE

SHE REACHES OUT FOR MY HAND
AND THE TEARS OF JOY FLOW SOFTLY DOWN MY FACE

THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES
I WANT TO HOLD STILL CAUSE THE MOMENTS DO FLY
I WANT TO FEEL IT WHEN I BREATHE
AND NOT MISS A SINGLE BEATING OF MY HEART
THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES

SO FAST SHE’S PASSING ME BY
I ASK HER HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY
AS SHE RUNS FOR HER FAVOURITE SLIDE
IT’S THE ONLY ONE SHE CAN CLIMB

SHE REACHES OUT FOR MY HAND
I HOPE SHE’LL ALWAYS NEED ME ALONG THE WAY

THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES
I WANT TO HOLD STILL CAUSE THE MOMENTS DO FLY
I WANT TO FEEL IT WHEN I BREATHE
AND NOT MISS A SINGLE BEATING OF MY HEART
THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES

NOW WE’RE STANDING EYE TO EYE
NOW IT 'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

SHE REACHES OUT FOR MY HAND AND SAYS

THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES
I WANT TO HOLD STILL CAUSE THE MOMENTS DO FLY
I WANT TO FEEL IT WHEN I BREATHE
AND NOT MISS A SINGLE BEATING OF MY HEART
THIS IS ONE OF THESE TIMES

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