Kevin F. Montague | One Sun By Day, By Night Ten Thousand Shown Above

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One Sun By Day, By Night Ten Thousand Shown Above

by Kevin F. Montague

A love ballad concerning a real relationship I was in back in my twenties. This is a bitter-sweet love song anyone can identify with: The music is a bold, romantic arrangement; like the times of old.
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This is a beautiful love song I wrote in the summer of 1979 and I dedicate it to Rene Salas, who I dated during that time period. I had met Rene originally at Six Flags Magic Mountain while I was attending Loyola University. I was working in the Show Case Theater, as a theater tech back in those days, while I was getting my Communication Arts degree specializing in the technical communication arts and sciences. I also had a liberal extensive background in the arts and sciences as well before my University years. However, I was also close to a second major in music when I graduated. I was simply missing one semester's worth of classes; my performance classes to get me my second major. Unfortunately my State scholarship money ran out and I was not able to complete the one last semester.

Magic Mountain was one of two jobs that helped me get money I needed to get through my University years when I was not working on-campus jobs at school. I had made it my policy not to date anyone at the place where I was working because I was foreman for the theater watching over a lot of people back in those days and when you mix romance with the job, it never works out in my view. I had seen too often what happens when that happens in life and it can make a mess out of your work life.

Anyway, I was given the offer by Susan Reiseg, head of operations, come March of 1979, to either move up or move on. They wanted my brain in the administration center of the Entertainment division of the park which was a compliment to my abilities. However, I still wanted to make it in the music field and the Motion Picture field having gotten a late start at age 17 come 1974, in terms of my music studies. I finally decided not to take Susan up on her offer and took the other path which was to leave my happy home at Magic Mountain. I knew I would miss all the people there I had come to love, who loved me, but I wanted to pursue my dream in the performing arts.

After I left in March of 1979, Rene and I got together after telling letting each other know of our interest in each other. During that summer, after a night out together, I bought this beautiful multi-teired candle for her which we burned that night as we spent part of that night together with each other. It was that night that made part of this song possible, as well as other moments we shared captured in the song. Eventually, I knew something was wrong with the relationship. One day while we were taking a drive, she told me she was still in love with a fellow she knew before she met me. I was pretty easy going about that moment and simply told her, after taking a deep moment to think about it, that she should pursue him and see if he felt the same about her. She had already graduated from nursing school too. I had attended her ceremonial graduation.

That relationship lasted about 6 months before the bottom fell out of it, but at least I got a really cool song I can look back upon, to remind of the time we did share together. I did love her very much, but you can't win up against a divided heart. So I let her go, thinking if she came back to me, then she was mine and if she didn't, then she never was. Still, I have the memories of those days together and some very good times to look back upon.

Why did I pick the title I did for the song you might ask? I suppose I picked it, because the relationship was not solid enough, but was divided in some way and I thought the image of the title captures the things we see in each other vs the things we don't see. The things that are in darkness to our understanding of someone we love, vs the things they allow us to know about them and in truth, the ten thousand suns above indicate there is so much more we don't know about each other, vs what we know when we are young. As you age, you can only look back on what might have been I suppose.

The music I wrote for this piece helps you feel the anguish I felt in letting her go, for I was indeed in love with her. The strings used in this piece give a haunting tearing and rendition of my broken heart captured in that breaking up that took place. I suppose most of you can identify with this in your own lives when you really have fallen in love with someone. If I could go back in time, as I mature at age 56, as I write this, I might have found a better way to have kept that relationship going, but then maybe not. It does take two to make a relationship work, but then again, if you have found your soul mate in my mind, it should take no work at all. Who knows? It was up to her, not just me. These days it seems so long ago in my life and I guess I'll always wonder how it might have gone, if she had chosen to stay with me? Still, she never really felt like she was my soul mate either and there in lies the tear reflected in this beautiful romantic song I wrote.

I lost contact with her after all of that. I can only hope that whoever got her, watched over her and looked after her with love. For that is how I would have treated her, if we had stayed together.

So here are the lyrics to "One Love By Day, By Night Ten Thousand Shown Above"

LYCRICS
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Somehow when I find the time
To have the time to keep from thinking;
Old memories seem not so far now,
Still thoughts of you once clear are slipp'n.

That night , the firelight in your eyes was dying
I wasn't sure, but your eyes they glanced
And mine slipped away back to you.
Next to you I found my place and felt no shame.

LYRICS:
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CHORUS:
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ONE SUN BY DAY
BY NIGHT THEN THOUSAND SHOWN ABOVE.
ONE DAY YOUR FACE WAS SMILE'N
BY NIGHT WE SPOKE OF LOVE
BY NIGHT I HELD YOU GENTLY
ONE DAY I FOUND YOU NEAR
WHILE ALL THE STARS THAT SHINED ABOVE US
BECAME THE SUNLIGHT IN THE MORNING AIR
AND OUR LOVE HAD JUST BEGUN....

BUT OUR LOVE WAS MUCH TOO YOUNG....

Somehow, now I see us sitting
On that log with the stream beneath us.
I remember how we laughed that day,
But somehow someone got between us.

That night the candle that I gave you
Was burning low with no wax beneath it;
But still the memory lingers on love
I see you now though the candle light dies

CHORUS - CODA

© Kevin F. Montague 1980 - © Bluefire Music Enterprises 2013
Protected by the American Song Festival 1982
All Rights Reserved

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