Romantic Song

from by Joe Craig

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My favourite part of this song, like a few of the others, is the middle eight. I like where it goes, harmonically, and as soon as I wrote the words they all seemed to fit together without a lot of effort: the sunshine in candlelight, the corner tables at the centre of my mind... It makes romance sound so simple. If only in real life it were as easy as “Champagne, caviar or chocolates instead...”

But I suppose flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, balloon rides, champagne & caviar – none of it can do any harm, right?


Joe Craig

This might sound a little strange
But I never saw the point before of things like flowers
These days my attitude has changed
If it's raining in the garden I'll watch for hours
And I don't need a reason to send you roses

You made me someone romantic, my love
Just so romantic, my love
And I wasn't before
You kiss me and I feel romantic, my love
Oh so romantic, sweet love
So keep kissing me more

I'd like to spoil you with breakfast in bed
On a secret island hideaway with emerald beaches
Champagne, caviar or chocolate instead
Let's fly in our balloon and see how high it reaches
We could sing romantic songs and watch the sunset


You brought out the sunshine in candlelight
You put corner tables at the centre of my mind
Anything I thought was wrong, you put it right
You and I should run away, leave the world behind...



from The Songman & Me, vol 1, released December 15, 2010


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Joe Craig Islington, UK

"The Songman & Me, vol. 1 is a collection of beautifully crafted songs in the classic tradition of Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and James Taylor. At the keyboard and with his intimate vocals, Joe Craig performs with a raw emotion that cuts to the heart of the characters and stories in the songs. He may be a virtuoso storyteller, but on this evidence, he's very much a gifted songman too." ... more

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