My husband is a connoisseur of gadgets, toys, and cool gear. Given his fine and specific taste in all things manly, he usually chooses his own birthday presents. This year was no exception. So, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and honor him publicly with a song. I wrote this a few months ago but never managed to record it.
In the midst of our current house mess, thanks to a minor kitchen flood, I don’t know where to find all of our recording equipment. So, I went simple – recorded it live in a voice memo on my phone – right in my office. It is pretty raw, but I thought that was perfect because raw is just the way Bret gets to deal with me on a daily basis.
So, happy birthday, my love. Thanks for hanging with me for a quarter of a century.
Keeper of My Heart
When yesterday’s shadows loom so long and so wide
You’re the marker of the edges, my reminder of the light
Sometimes I lose my senses, slip to the other side
But I can’t slip too far before I feel you pull me tight
I know that I look better in the moonlight
And I know I’m more at home in the dark
And you know where I’ve been and everything I am
But you are still the keeper of my heart
If I dive right off a cliff to escape this world we’re in
You meet me at the bottom and put my pieces back again
When the future weighs upon me void of hope and full of fear
You tell me of my dreams – you are the only one who hears
Now I’m flying high but I never fly too far
Because I cease to be myself when we’re apart
Now I’m flying high but I”ll never go far
I am safer with the keeper of my heart, the keeper of my heart
~Written by Alyson Hinkie