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Song-A-Week Project Week 33: Nothing that I can do (except for loving you)

The Song-A-Week Project continues with week 33. This week is Katharine's singing debut!
33. Nothing That I Can Do
I wrote this song because I wanted to write something really simple sounding, with a clear, simple, singable melody. Once I came up with the refrain (Nothing that I can do... except for loving you), the song called out for silly verses about domestic incompetence. Anyway, what resulted is a bit syrupy and a bit stereotypical... when I sang it for K, she insisted that she should really be the one to sing about cooking blunders and stuff since it was more verosimile that way (though I've set the smoke detector off plenty of times myself)... anyway, if you think this is sweet, that's good. If you find it a bit too much like a sitcom, well then, I apologize.


Lyrics follow:

You know that I can't help but loving you
Everywhere I turn it's like I'm seeing you

(Refrain)
Nothing that I can do,
Nothing that I can do,
Nothing that I can do,
Except for loving you

Every time I cook you leave the kitchen with a cough
My nice romantic meals set the smoke detector off
(Refrain)

I tried to the dishes, I clogged the kitchen sink.
I tried to do the laundry, I turned the sheets all pink

(Refrain)

BRIDGE
Well If I only could I'd build you a home
but the home that I built would come tumbling down
And all of the love that we'd both put inside would be
out on the ground
And I'd pick up that I'd love and I'd put in song
I'd set it to melodies I knew you loved
But the meter would break and the rhyme would be wrong
And you know how that sounds

You know that I can't help but loving you
Everywhere I turn it's like I'm seeing you
(Refrain)

I tried to tell you how I feel, I even wrote a speech,
But you know it's hard to talk when you can hardly breathe.
(Refrain)

I tried to buy you a diamond but I couldn't choose --
They all seemed so shiny but none as bright as you.
(Refrain)

You know that I can't help but loving you
Everywhere I turn it's like I'm seeing you

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