Saturday, March 19, 2011

I Still Have Faith in You




I Still Have Faith in You was written in 1998 or 1999. I was living in Lower Hutt and was obsessed with the idea that all the best chords only use two fingers. The music to this song came about because I was determined to write a song that used two strings and two fingers only. I failed in that goal (which was, let's be honest, a bit limiting), but ended up with this.

My friend and collaborator Leon Schulz has to take the credit for making this song develop into something  worthwhile. The first time I played it to anyone was to him in my kitchen. As always, his ears and knack for arrangement came to the fore. We went on to perform it in our band called 'Chopper'.

The video above was recorded live at Happy in December 2009 by Dan Adams. It is a solo performance. In 2010 I re-recorded it in a couple of hours with electric guitars and my friend and ex-Chopper bandmate Richard Wise on drums. Listen to that version below:





I Still Have Faith In You 
(words by Andrew Savage, music by Savage, Schulz, Franich and Wise)

I still have faith in you
I don't understand it
I don't comprehend it
but I still have faith in  you
I still have faith in you

You turn it on
You turn it on
You bring me home

I still have faith in you
But all the things you say
Cut me in too many ways
but I still have faith in  you

Like I'm meant to.


P.S. If Nick Franich is reading this, you can still call this one Aurora if you like

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