Sometimes I just have to give in to my inner Barry Manilow.
I doubt this song would ever have seen the light of day if I weren't engaged in this process of writing songs and making them available right away.
It's not that I don't like the song. I think it's a decent pop ballad. Someone else might record it very well but it's just a bit too schmaltzy for me. I like songs that are old-fashioned in their approach but this has an uncomfortable proximity to cliche. I tried to turn it around in the middle 8 section by actively disavowing the romanticism of the song but really, it is what it is.