Kevin F. Montague | A Heartache to Workout

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A Heartache to Workout

by Kevin F. Montague

This is a beautiful easy listening mood song: Piano score and vocal. Great to hear to help you deal with those broken moments in your life or a love relationship when you feel you are so all alone.
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This is one of those songs I think everyone can identify with, as they face the heartaches and heart breaks of life. This is beautifully recorded and uses nothing more than a piano and vocal to sing the song. I could easily have created a more elaborate arrangement to this work if time had permitted which I'm always short of in life. As I rummaged through my old reel to reel recordings, I couldn't believe this had recorded so beautifully and had forgotten about it in my treasure trove of old 1980 recordings. Still, I'm releasing it on CDbaby as is, because in many ways, I think this particular arrangement was all that was needed to deliver the lyrics and melody of this song. Any further instrumental additions I think would have taken away from the somberness of this beautifully melody and lyrics of the written work.

This was originally completed come March 6, 1983. I'm not sure what brought me to the moment of writing this song. It first started as a series of keyboard movements on the keyboard as I looked over my life and love relationships that had failed. I then walked away from what I was playing around with on the keyboards and found myself humming out the melody with no lyrics. I was going through a melancholy moment in my life while facing a relationship that had broken up. It seemed my whole life was full of painful times when my heart and spirit had been trashed by those I had loved. So perhaps this song was the culmination of an age old question I would ask myself each time I got my heart badly broken, when it came to love. I'm not even talking about sex here in this song. I'm talking about the kind of love that makes us give our all to someone we truly care about, be it a family member, a lover or a friend.

My first biggest heartbreak came from my mother, who often beat me as the bright sensitive boy I was growing up. She had many problems based on a youth full of insecurity and fear when she was growing up. What that did to her, she took out on me growing up. Still, my divine nature always found me forgiving her, no matter how many wrongs she delivered to me. Same was true of all my friendships and my few love relationships. The world can be a pretty cruel place, because so many have their own hurts they carry into their adult years I learned through it all. When that mixes into a lover relationship it can spell disaster to that relationship even before it has begun.

Anyway, this little song seems to be a summation of all those times where I would have to go some place alone to think out where I was in my life. Sometimes, with my song writing, I would sing my words to our Lord, wondering if he was listening, as my heart hurt through it all. This song was one of those such songs which was more like a prayer, than a song when I first sang it.

With that said, feel free to listen to this lovely piece as you enter into one of the most sacred moments of my life. Feel free to make this song part of those sacred moments in your own life, as you try to find your challenges in search of the love you seek and also long to give.

LYRICS:
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A HEARTACHE TO WORKOUT
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This is not the first time
That I felt this pain before.
It's probably not the last time;
But, then you must've heard this in a song before?

I've had a lot of chances.
Maybe you've had them too?
I'll bet you didn't see the light
Til the one you loved walked from your life? (now)

(CHORUS)
I'VE GOT A HEARTACHE TO WORKOUT
WHETHER OR NOT ANYONE CAN HELP ME OUT.
I'VE GOT TO FEEL THIS PAIN INSIDE ME
IF I'M TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING.
LETTING GO OR HOLDING ONTO YOU (LOVE)
IS THE PAIN I'M FEELING

(Instrumental Verse)

If I could go back in time
and start my life with all that I know now;
I wouldn't have acted quite so blind.
All the love of the past would be with me now (but)
(CHORUS)

I suppose I should have written the one Chorus line as "LETTING GO OR HOLDING ONTO YOU, IS THE PAIN I'M FEELING". However, I was trying to sum up all my relationships when I was writing the lyrics, as I thought through my life at that time. I was about 27 years old when this song was written. Now when I think about it a good compromise would have been this lyric; "LETTING GO OR HOLDING ON TO YOU LOVE, IS THE PAIN I'M FEELING" Too bad I didn't think of that until just now as I write up this description telling some of the story behind this written work.

Anyway, when you sing along with it, you can use the word "you", not "love" if you wish, as you think of the person who you love, who might have hurt you, as you try to sort through to the answer that will raise you back up again. Hope you enjoy this original musical effort I wrote back in 1983? Cheer up and know all will be well, no matter how things may be going in your life.

© Kevin F. Montague 1983 - © Bluefire Music Enterprises 2013
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