Crooning with the big band
Lead & Harmony Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Bruce Blood
Upright Bass: Lance Haslund
Drums: Joe Weihe
Triple Fiddle: Paul Elliott
Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Bruce Blood at RMC Recording
Music & Lyrics: Bruce Blood
I wrote As Long As You Say in the first class I ever took from the great Bob Franke, 1997 at PSGW. It was a special, very close-knit group, but I still owe Bob the gospel song I was supposed to write.
Thanks to my guys, Joe and Lance, and to Paul who came in with all three fiddle parts written out, then took maybe five takes to get it all tracked! Amazing!
For my part, I love the way this sounds like it could almost be from the '30's, and I'm especially proud of the backing vocals!
AS LONG AS YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME
As long as you say you'll stay
I'll thank the stars above me,
If you love me love me long as you say.
As long as you say you want me
Holdin' you close each night
I know the ghosts that taunt me
Will not haunt me, want me long as you might.
When I look up could be I see the bluest sky
But still-and-all I can't be satisfied
'Til I hear you say you need me
'Til I hear you say you care
'Til I hear you say you love me
Say you love me and you'll always be there.