LIFTED BY YOUR LOVE
(Written By: Patrick von Wiegandt and Delbi Smart)
Lifted by your Love Sample
Patrick VW: vocals, cuatro, bass
Delbi Smart: vocals, acoustic guitar
Duane Padilla: violin
Recorded By: Delbi Smart, Patrick VW
Mixed by Pierre Grill
This song was originally called I Never Meant To Be This Happy.
I just bought this new 10 string instrument called a cuatro and immediately played this simple riff on it, in the music store. This riff became the basis for the song.
That same day, I heard one of my friends say I never meant to be this happy and I laughed. I thought about it and pretty much felt the same way. (Thank you Heather.)
When I went home, I played the riff again and sang the first line of the song, Joy, has found a home, deep within my soul.
I then called this great writer and singer, Delbi Smart, who I had been working with on other songs, and asked her to help me with it. We got together and she quickly helped get the song into shape.
For the next year, I could not fully get comfortable with it and so it became the song that I kept putting off until I had to finish the CD. At that point, Delbi said we should call it Lifted By Your Love (since we never said the words I Never Meant to Be this Happy) I agreed even though I had the sentimental reason for wanting to keep the title I Never Meant to Be this Happy.
I re-recorded my vocals many times and also added a bass. I finally got it to a place where I felt comfortable. Delbi played the acoustic guitar and we doubled it. I played the cuatro and bass and Duane Padilla added the soulful violin.
The point of the song was basically to say that accepting the love of GOD has brought me happiness. I knew I wanted to start the CD with song since it was uplifting.
I decided to call the CD I Never Meant To Be This Happy since it is pretty much how I feel.