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Song For You // Tell me Your story, I'll write you a Song

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"Closer" is the first song in my 2012 "Song For You" series. Inspired by Maddy Rushing's story of two kismet lover's meeting, it explores what transpires in the moment a spark ignites between two lovers.

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I've been walking in cirlces
'Round city squares
That's where you found me
So unprepared

I was only watching
For my next step
Checking my directions
For what's up ahead

But it was 17th and Pine
Where your deep brown eyes met mine
What could I do
But step to you

I'm getting closer
I feel the fire, the heat in your eyes
Getting closer
To ou
Getting closer
Heart's like a drum, we've only begun
Getting closer
To you, to you

Your name and a question
Hang in the air
Your smile and some laughter
Go and meet them there

We're speaking a language
We've never known
And suddenly I cannot remember
How it feels to be alone

It was farewell much too soon
Underneath that autumn moon
What could I do
But fall for you


So stay close
Keep our tempo in line
Don't let it drop this time
I've been waiting for a lifetime



from Song For You, track released February 8, 2012
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Music and Lyrics by Michael Shoup and Paul Shearer
Co-Produced by Paul Shearer //

Featuring: Kristen Wright //

Actors: Jes Aragon and Cameron Cleland

Director of Photography: Rory White //
Production Assistant: Chelsea Phelps

Music recorded and mixed in Logic Pro.
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II and an iPhone 4 with an OWLE Bubo.
Edited with Final Cut Pro.
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Michael Shoup Nashville, Tennessee

My mother calls me Michael. My friends call me Shoup.

A Songwriter, Storyteller, Pixel Manipulator, and Entropic Strategist, I make music and tools for others like myself.

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