THE FACTS OF LIFE – 2. E.M.P.T.Y.

EMPTY Cover

Baby at our Portsdown Road apartment, circa 2010…  Music, lyrics and arrangement by Kennie Ting. Photography and artwork design by Kennie Ting.

So here we are.

The second track of the “album”, THE FACTS OF LIFE, is this (also) unabashedly romantic little electro-pop-rock ditty, written for those moments of exquisite loneliness when one is head over heels in love and missing the object of one’s desire.

The first lines of each of the verses play on the first line of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

This is also a (kind of) memorial to my late cat, Baby, whom I photographed for the cover of the single almost 10 years ago, in our apartment at Portsdown Road.

I realised when I finished recording the song, that it could also apply…sorta kinda… from the perspective of my cat… sorta kinda…

This demo is far less “polished” than the track, MAGIC, as this was one of the later tracks I arranged and recorded.

So it is best listened to with earphones.  =)

LYRICS:

Mornings are so cruel / ‘Cos you get up to go, / And suddenly I am all alone. / Evening time is better / ‘Cos that’s when you come home, / And while you drive you call me on the phone.  

The universe stops when you are not here. / Did I never tell you, my dear? / How I feel…

E.M.P.T.Y. without you / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you / Wanna run all the way to where you are / I can’t stand even a minute we’re apart. / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you / E.M.P.T.Y. / It’s like you’ve kidnapped my heart / And I’m here barely breathing. 

Mondays are so cruel / ‘Cos your work week begins, / And you sneak out the door quietly. / Fridays are like heaven / ‘Cos then your work is done. / We spend a weekend down by the sea. 

My world is nothing when you are not here. / Did I never tell you, my dear? / How I feel…

E.M.P.T.Y. without you / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you / Wanna run all the way to where you are / I can’t stand even a minute we’re apart. / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you / E.M.P.T.Y. / It’s like you’ve kidnapped my heart / And I’m here barely breathing. 

Oh! Oh!  

E.M.P.T.Y. without you! / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you! / Wanna run all the way to where you are / I can’t stand even a minute we’re apart. / L.O.N.E.L.Y. without you! / E.M.P.T.Y.! / It’s like you’ve kidnapped my heart! / And I’m here barely breathing. 

© 2010 / 2019 Kennie Ting. All Rights Reserved.

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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