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December 8, 2010 / John Sieger

I Hope Love Always Knows Your Name

03 I Hope Love w_strings

Phil Lee’s in in town for a few dates we’re playing together and in honor of him, a song. That’s us up above, getting ready to terrorize the countryside. The song is anything but gruesome though, and it was co-written with Phil, who calls himself The Mighty King Of Love. I had the original idea — it was meant as a toast, something you could sing to your wife, your child or a friend. That this idea originated in a German-Danish-Norwegian guy like me and not someone more Irish is a mystery to me, but there you have it. I write songs in a hurry — if I’m working on something more than a half hour, I break out in hives and tremors. Phil, on the other hand, will chip away at a tune for ten or fifteen years before he declares it finished. I really needed him on this one, I had abandoned it after striking out on the third verse and he came through in his tenacious fashion. Later, he emailed me a lovely opening verse, the kind you hear at the top of Tin Pan alley songs. I will add that below, as I haven’t had time to add it to the demo. One thing I did have time for was the addition of a lush bed of faux strings — these sounds get better all the time and I couldn’t resist. Here’s to you, I hope love always knows you name, and… Cheers!

I Hope Love (Intro)


© John Sieger/Phil Lee 2010



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  1. Annie Dubats / Dec 9 2010 2:23 pm

    Hope you and Phil feel the love at your gigs this week

  2. Your Wife / Dec 10 2010 10:42 am

    Wow, haven’t heard this demo in ages — it beautiful, and I love the strings.

  3. dave standridge / Dec 10 2010 10:57 am

    If I had a daughter getting married, I’d choose this as the song for our father/daughter dance.

    • John Sieger / Dec 10 2010 11:08 am

      Wow, that is really nice thing to say.! Thanks david!

  4. dave / Dec 15 2010 10:13 pm

    nice title , nice song

    • John Sieger / Dec 16 2010 8:49 am

      Thanks Dave…

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