30 min

Got Away On Me Again Song and a Chat

    • Music Commentary

Episode #211:  Got Away On Me Again  (song starts at 4:02).

Welcome to another episode. Picture me sitting at my piano, with the microphone on. Before me I have my songbooks. I’ve picked out a song Got Away On Me Again (Song # 663, written in 2017).

Yes, I have a song to sing, which is nice to be able to present and talk about. I’ve written quite a few over the years. It’s nice to have them up my sleeve. The real pleasure has been the time spent creating them.

There’s a line in the this song. Time, time, time’s got away on me again. It’s funny, after last week’s song, written in my twenties, the same theme has popped up again.

Although with this song, it’s more just an observation, rather than sort of fretting about the years passing by a too quickly.

I really think one way to alleviate the worries of getting older is to immerse ourselves totally in some sort of artistic process.

If I ever feel a sense of regret about anything in my life, one things for sure: I’ve never regretted time spent writing songs, painting pictures or writing lyrics, etc.

This week I performed Got Away On Me live this week at the Mornington Winter Music Festival, here on the Mornington peninsula, part of greater Melbourne, Australia.

I included a snippet of this live performance on this episode. On the street, it’s incredibly noisy. There’s an art to performing in that sort of an environment . What happens is: you’re nipping in and out of ‘the zone’, as such. People walking by smile and nod and you reciprocate, perhaps say thanks for a dollar tossed into the briefcase with the CDs and sign. The cars, crows, the seagulls all catch your ear.

When I’m songwriting , I’ve been extremely lucky to have a very peaceful environment, for the most part. I think that’s really important …not essential, but it sure helps if you can really focus on what you’re doing without any distractions. Fairly obvious, right?

The thing is, the longer I’m in the moment, the deeper in I get. It’s definitely a shift in consciousness. You’re gone. It’s such a pleasure to be a songwriter. If you’re thinking about getting into it, I say: go for it.

Got Away On Me Again is about catching those moments in your hands…sure the years are passing by, but they’re always going to be doing that.

So we may as well be free and do things that we love doing - as much as possible. Personal freedom is the key,

And how do we create time to do this in our busy lives? I think by committing to a definitive amount of time each week. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time, even 10mins. But if you do that you can up the ante to 20mins..and so on.

Pretty soon, hopefully you’ll be looking back on 6 months where it’s become a habit, and you’re enjoying it som much, it’s something you really don’t want to let go of.

That’s where I find myself: 200 odd podcast episodes, 200 odd blog posts, 800 songs, a dozen albums  (soon to be 17).

Looking forward to releasing some albums shorty. And finishing those video courses… yep time got away on me again.

I hope you enjoy having listen to this song …and the chat

Here we go, rollin’!

Lyrics here (+ links to more art and music): www.petepascoe.wordpress.com

Episode #211:  Got Away On Me Again  (song starts at 4:02).

Welcome to another episode. Picture me sitting at my piano, with the microphone on. Before me I have my songbooks. I’ve picked out a song Got Away On Me Again (Song # 663, written in 2017).

Yes, I have a song to sing, which is nice to be able to present and talk about. I’ve written quite a few over the years. It’s nice to have them up my sleeve. The real pleasure has been the time spent creating them.

There’s a line in the this song. Time, time, time’s got away on me again. It’s funny, after last week’s song, written in my twenties, the same theme has popped up again.

Although with this song, it’s more just an observation, rather than sort of fretting about the years passing by a too quickly.

I really think one way to alleviate the worries of getting older is to immerse ourselves totally in some sort of artistic process.

If I ever feel a sense of regret about anything in my life, one things for sure: I’ve never regretted time spent writing songs, painting pictures or writing lyrics, etc.

This week I performed Got Away On Me live this week at the Mornington Winter Music Festival, here on the Mornington peninsula, part of greater Melbourne, Australia.

I included a snippet of this live performance on this episode. On the street, it’s incredibly noisy. There’s an art to performing in that sort of an environment . What happens is: you’re nipping in and out of ‘the zone’, as such. People walking by smile and nod and you reciprocate, perhaps say thanks for a dollar tossed into the briefcase with the CDs and sign. The cars, crows, the seagulls all catch your ear.

When I’m songwriting , I’ve been extremely lucky to have a very peaceful environment, for the most part. I think that’s really important …not essential, but it sure helps if you can really focus on what you’re doing without any distractions. Fairly obvious, right?

The thing is, the longer I’m in the moment, the deeper in I get. It’s definitely a shift in consciousness. You’re gone. It’s such a pleasure to be a songwriter. If you’re thinking about getting into it, I say: go for it.

Got Away On Me Again is about catching those moments in your hands…sure the years are passing by, but they’re always going to be doing that.

So we may as well be free and do things that we love doing - as much as possible. Personal freedom is the key,

And how do we create time to do this in our busy lives? I think by committing to a definitive amount of time each week. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time, even 10mins. But if you do that you can up the ante to 20mins..and so on.

Pretty soon, hopefully you’ll be looking back on 6 months where it’s become a habit, and you’re enjoying it som much, it’s something you really don’t want to let go of.

That’s where I find myself: 200 odd podcast episodes, 200 odd blog posts, 800 songs, a dozen albums  (soon to be 17).

Looking forward to releasing some albums shorty. And finishing those video courses… yep time got away on me again.

I hope you enjoy having listen to this song …and the chat

Here we go, rollin’!

Lyrics here (+ links to more art and music): www.petepascoe.wordpress.com

30 min