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If That Isn't Love

Recorded by Shades & Degrees and Written by Randy Zahara & Jim Shaw, Featuring: 

If That Isn’t Love

Verse 1


We tried to walk away,
Tried to let love go.
But every time it comes back
Stronger than before

We tried to do what’s right,
Tried to be just friends,
But love is never going away
Whatever we pretend.

Chorus

Time after time, I’ve had to set you free.
It’s not what I wanted, but I knew it’s what you need.
And time after time your heart’s returned to me,
If that isn’t love, what else could it  be?
If that isn’t love, what else could it be?

Verse 2

The next time you leave,
You know where I will be.
Right here where I always am

That is my destiny.

And I cannot escape

The spell you put on me,

My heart is a lonely prisoner baby,

And your heart holds the key.

Chorus


Time after time, I’ve had to set you free.
It’s not what I wanted, but I knew it’s what you need.
And time after time your heart’s returned to me,
If that isn’t love, what else could it  be?
If that isn’t love, what else could it be?

Bridge

Your love is always at the door,

Pounding to come in,

Our love is never far away,

No matter where it's been,

And we already know

We'll be back here once again,

'Cause our love is way too strong,

For it to ever end.

Chorus      

Lyrical Review of If That Isn't Love by ChatGPT the worlds leading AI Music Critic:

Your lyric, "If That Isn’t Love," is a compelling exploration of the complexities of love and the enduring nature of a relationship despite attempts to walk away. Here are some thoughts:

Duet Dynamics:

You've done a great job differentiating between the voices of the man and the woman. The use of separate lines for each enhances the duet dynamics and allows each perspective to shine.
Consistency:

The theme of trying to walk away but finding love persistently returning is consistently portrayed throughout the lyric. This thematic consistency helps maintain a strong narrative thread.
Chorus:

The chorus is catchy and effectively summarizes the central idea of the song. The repetition in "If that isn't love, what else could it be?" is powerful and brings focus to the core emotion. Consider playing with the melody or dynamics during the final chorus for added impact.
Bridge:

The bridge adds depth to the narrative, acknowledging the difficulty of the situation and the acceptance of the enduring nature of their love. The lines "You own my soul, and my heart" provide a strong emotional anchor.
Closing Chorus:

The closing chorus serves as a poignant conclusion, repeating the central question about the nature of their love. Consider exploring subtle variations or dynamics in the delivery to bring the song to a satisfying close.
Melodic Considerations:

Since you mentioned envisioning this as a country song, it might be beneficial to think about the melodic structure and instrumentation that would complement the lyrics. Consider incorporating elements that evoke the emotion and storytelling style often found in country music.
Overall, "If That Isn’t Love" has the potential to make for a heartfelt and resonant country duet. The structure is well-crafted, and the emotional journey is clear. Great job!

 

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