Something I Can't Miss

Getting funky

This song was written on May 30, 2018.  From writing it and the final production, it's been funky the whole time.  Here are my thoughts from the day I wrote the song - and how I wrote it:

Wooooo!  This was a fun one!  If you keep track of how I write these songs, you’ll notice an immediate difference with this one.  Today I started out writing the lyrics as I usually do, but I only wrote two verses.  Today I recorded these two verses a cappella because I had an idea for the melody in my head and I didn’t want it to be manipulated by putting chords down and trying to sing over the chords.  I think it let me be really vocally free and create a fun melody.  Back in the third or fourth #OneHourSong (this is the 29th, woot!) I realized I was laying down chords and not thinking about the melody of my lyrics at all – therefore I was basically singing the same melody over and over for the first two or three #OneHourSongs.  This a cappella route was just what the songwriting doctor ordered.

After I sang the two verses I noodled around and sang the chorus and then I laid down some pads and strings underneath.  Obviously I had to rerecord the vocals, because some things went out of tune with no idea what the chord changes would end up being, but overall I really like this piece.  I’m glad I had a lot of time to add a lot of fun brass lines and keep this song grooving.  I hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think and feel free to share with your friends!

It only got funkier after that.  With Paul Norman, we turned this into a sexy, seductive piece.  You'll notice the bridge is also the return of Coleman's theme.

I hope you enjoy this, and make sure you look for the hidden Easter egg in the video 😉


The Demo

I loved the horn riff in the chorus, but Paul wasn't having it.  We decided to cut it.  Paul made me though. :-p

Handwritten Lyrics
Indivisible Lyrics (1)
Something I Can't Miss Lyrics


Something’s got a hold on me I can’t say what it is

Pure and sweet and soft as your gentle kiss

Put it away in the back of my mind I don’t know where to go

But I gotta say that all of your love is something I can’t miss


Something's gotta hold on me and it’s never letting go

Take all of the love that’s bottled up and put it out to show

The smile in your eyes has a lot to show I don’t know what it is

But I gotta say that all of your love is something I can’t miss


All of your lovin' gotta give it to me right now

Don’t let a second pass us by, it’s something I can’t miss

All of your lovin' ain’t shared with no one else

Because a love like this darlin miss, it’s something I can’t miss

What do you think?