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My mother always told me that to find something you love
you have to listen closely to your heart
when I started writing songs at the age of five
I knew that it was only just the start

Working in the morning, and by the afternoon
mother would be listening with pride
she always replied:
“one day you'll have to write a big tune."

My mother always told me how a dream needs discipline
and passion doesn’t burn in everyone
If you feel the fire, then your journey has begun
but you’ll need to walk before you run

Melodies would linger, like that number 5 perfume
but disappear before they crystallize
My mother would advise:
“one day you’ll have to write a big tune."

chorus:
She said: “go write a big tune,
play it for me in a day or two,
you’ll have to write a melody
that sticks to me like glue
if you want to write a big tune.”

My mother always told me that fame don't mean a thing
and don’t let money be your biggest guide
Every time you write a song, do your work with pride
even if the cheque never arrives

Now my only dream, when I'm heading to the bank,
Paying bills long overdue,
Is to pick up my guitar
And go write a big tune.

(chorus)

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from Countréal, released May 27, 2014

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