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"Like a Romeo the sun snuck past my gate. I’m his Juliet on the second floor."
 
I wrote this song while sitting in a backyard in southern California. Embraced by comforting warmth as my companion, I personified the sun, and imagined what it would say to me.

I believe he would want to be my lover. 

What would it be like... to take my moments in the sun as I would take a lover? The iconic story of Romeo and Juliet came to mind.  

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea. My love as deep, the more I give to thee. The more I have, for both are infinite." - William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet embody the message of seizing the day, not knowing their sun was setting early, and for the last time.

It was significant for my creative process that I was seizing my own moment of writing this song while sitting near an orange tree.  As I wrote, I welcomed delicate boats of orange slices to land on my tongue, one by one.  I took my time, immersed in the soft gratitude to partake of this nourishing gift of my own beloved Romeo sun.

Imagining the sun as a universal lover for humankind is not far from the truth.  Every morning, the sun invites me to give myself fully that day, with all feeling, all my emotions, and with a boundless, rich passion for life itself.... 

...And sing out to life, Take me now...


(This is a first draft of this song. You are taking part of my songwriting process within my 12 month music challenge. I'm releasing 2 new original songs from August 2017-August 2018.  I look forward to fine tuning this piece. Thank you so much for being here.)


Romeo Sun

Music and Lyrics by Emily Potter

A E D A CAPO 5

I

Like a Romeo the sun snuck past my gate

I’m his Juliet on the second floor

Takes me time to wake but while he waits

He sends love notes under my door

And he woos the leaves on my orange tree

Signs their chest with a gold pen, "You are born free"


CHORUS

I’m not the only one

Who's ever been kissed by the Romeo sun

But does he say to everyone

Get ready to come undone

Take me now

Before this day sets

Give yourself to me with no regrets

Let yourself allow

Take me now


II

My toes stepped in the green clover

My eyes stained from the night before

The sun knows I’ve been missing my last lover

His rays serenaded me to my core

I picked an orange and held it to my nose

It peeled like a swirl with its gold heart exposed


I’m not the only one

Who’s ever been kissed by the Romeo sun

But does he sing to everyone

Get ready to come undone

Take me now

Before this day sets

Give yourself to me with no regrets

Let yourself allow

To take me 


BRIDGE (E  D)

I sat in the sun with my diary and pen

I said I can’t hide the sadness I feel

My love, he said, can you feel my warmth on your skin

Feeling what you’re feeling, all the way, is how you’ll heal


PRE-CHORUS

Nectar on my neck, my soul unwrapped

I arched my back, the diary slipped from my lap


I’m not the only one

Who’s ever been kissed by our Romeo sun

But does he say to everyone

Get ready to come undone

Take me now

Before this day sets

Give yourself to me with no regrets

Let yourself let yourself allow

To take me now


(Photo: D'Arcy Benincosa)