Last time, I shared the songs I considered as the official soundtrack of my love story. That includes popular songs from popular artists. This time, I would like to share to you the songs I’ve personally written for the love of my life. My bestfriend who is in LDR listens to some of my songs as she can relate with them so hopefully, if you are in a long-distance relationship, you will like them, too. 🙂
1. First Love Song
And now, I’ve learned to write a love song ’cause you showed me how to love
Listen to my song ’cause this is what my heart wants you to know
I am so in-love…
Story Behind the Song: I wrote this even before my then-boyfriend-now-hubby became official. Since I couldn’t give him any present for his birthday, I thought of just writing a song for him. I was also planning to say “yes” to him on his birthday (he was still courting me at that time) but I couldn’t help it so it happened a few days early. This still stayed as my birthday gift and he was so happy about it. He told me that I beat all the “special” presents he received before.
It is literally the first love song I’ve written. I tried to write songs before but they would always be corny and mostly about heartache and foolish love. So this song means, because of him, I can now write love songs now that I feel that I am truly loved.
Note: This version features Gorga Simobolon. A great artist from Indonesia. He’s my friend and was kind enough to play the music for me.
‘Cause your love has taken over me and I can’t resist
To be with you, I’ll take every risk…
Story Behind the Song: This is the second one I wrote for him. It’s not as good as the first one but it still talks about my feelings for him. “Infinity” is kind of our thing because our anniversary is on July 8th. 🙂 “Baby” or “beb” is our term of endearment.
3. Do You Still Love Me?
Do you still love me, baby?
‘Cause I will still love you, dear
Story Behind the Song: This is the song that my hubby doesn’t like. Haha. Well, it’s pretty obvious. But I will include this just so you know that our relationship had experienced some problems, too. The chorus was supposed to be “Will you smile for me, baby?” but then it changed when I received some painful text messages from him. That time, we hadn’t met in person yet. And I felt that he’s kind of cold. And so the words in the verses came from our conversation about it. When you’re far apart and haven’t met in person, it’s only normal to ask yourself how you really feel. I couldn’t remember what happened next but all I know is our relationship as boyfriend-girlfriend lasted for 5 years and now we’re happily married.
Note: This version is produced by David Diem. An incredible artist and my friend from France.
4. But I Do
I know we’re miles apart but I do, but I do love you much
I know we’re miles away but I do, but I do love you, anyway
Story Behind the Song: I think this is my personal favorite. This is really about long-distance relationship. I described what I felt with him despite the distance and the other struggles that come with it like opposite time zones and discouraging people. (Read the full story and lyrics here.)
Note: This version was accompanied with drums played by Marcos GC, a talented drummer and a friend from Spain. 🙂
5. Worth the Wait
And I won’t wait this long if it’s not you that I am waiting
And I know a happy ending will be right there for me
In its time
Story Behind the Song: To be honest, I never really imagined myself being in a relationship with someone I had never met in person yet. And to wait for so many years just to be with him? Well, I just knew that he was worth the wait. If it was not him, I would not be in this kind of relationship. (Read the full story and lyrics here.)
Note: Another song accompanied with drums played by Marcos GC.
6. Forever Starts Today
Everyone says that what we have
Will never last ’cause it’s different
But we proved them wrong and we’ve gone so strong
We will sing a thousand love songs
Story Behind the Song: I wrote this during the during the 3rd year of our relationship. I am just so amazed how we started out as on-line friends and turned to on-line lovers after 8 years. Who would thought of that? And despite the distance and challenges, we overcame it. This song is also about looking forward to the future. 🙂
Note: This was again accompanied by drums played by Marcos GC. He’s really so kind to help me make my songs sound better. 🙂
When oceans and lands are between us
The love that we have is the kind that will last
Story Behind the Song: This is another LDR song. It’s about missing him. The glass is the computer monitor. Hehe. We see each other but there’s still great barrier between us.
8. You Are
You, You’re the best dream I have that came true
The one who makes me smile when I am blue
You are mine and I belong to you
Story Behind the Song: This is just a fun song about how he is to me. 🙂
Which one is your favorite? Share it in the comments, please! 🙂