this is love

Our Newest Single, “this is love”

Preview This Song:

 

We sat down to write a love song and said, “Wouldn’t it be hilarious if we wrote a call and response song between the two of us and then dropped some “OH’s” in the chorus? Some of the words in the bridge were designed to honor the poetic legacy and creative genius of the late E.E. Cummings. Even though they are not the exact words from his poem, the imagery is still conveyed! Later that day, after some scribbling, strumming, and humming, we emerged with this song! We enjoyed singing it so much, and the response to it was so fun, we decided to record it as our first Single (which you can grab on this site, along with iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc!) Here’s the words:

this is love

Verse 1
Tara – You make we weak
Dave – Weak in the knees
Tara – When I see you
Dave – My heart, it sings!
Tara – We’ll be together forever
Dave – What a dream!
Tara – You’re not perfect
Dave – But you’re perfect for me!

Chorus
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is love

Verse 2
Tara – You’re my sunshine
Dave – When it’s raining
Tara – Home feels like you
Dave – You’re where I want to be!
Tara – We’ll be together forever
Dave – Man, what a dream!
Tara – You’re not perfect
Together – But you’re perfect for me!

Bridge
I’ll love you if the seas catch fire
If the stars walk backward in the sky
Wherever you go, whatever you do
I’ll be right there for you!

Chorus 2
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is love

Ending
24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
12 months a year
This is love

On drums and percussion is the fabulous, Jon Powers: www.jonpowersdrumming.com
On bass guitar is the delightful and multi-talented, Mike Binder: www.mgbmusic.com
The Sicilian Stallion, Charles Ciepiel, is shredding the keys: www.goccdesign.com
Dave played guitar and sang.
Tara, the Delight, threw down those delicious melodies and harmonies!

We recorded this bad boy with Mike Binder at MGB Music in Boulder Colorado, and our friends, Steve and Joyce Schafer made this recording possible! THANK YOU, STEVE AND JOYCE!!! We’re also super thankful for our sponsors: Grosh Guitars, Stringjoy, DG Custom Cables, 64 Audio, Shubb, and Franklin Straps!

 

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12 Responses to “this is love

  • Cheryl Jackson
    2 years ago

    Hey Tara and Dave!
    The concert was amazing last night and I totally love this new direction with your love songs! I’ve been leading a group of about 12 women on Wednesday nights and 6 of us made the concert! We are all totally in the Christmas spirit!

    God’s Best!
    Cheryl Jackson

    • mountaincity
      2 years ago

      Thank you, Cheryl!! It was GREAT having you there last night!! 🙂

  • What a delightful song! Really easy to listen to, and the lyrics were so bright and good…loved the production – everything sounded top notch sonically! I knew Dave had a super great voice, but Tara sounds SWEET! And you guys singing together are perfect! It really works! Very Nice!!!

    • mountaincity
      2 years ago

      Thanks Tim!! Great feedback bro! 🙂

  • Reed Verdesoto
    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. This is heart warming. Cant wait to hear more. That rhodes sounds tasty too!

    • mountaincity
      2 years ago

      Man, thanks for your kind words, Reed! You are the man! 🙂

  • Aunt Tami
    2 years ago

    Yes! Tara gave us a pre-release preview at family reunion (how special!) but I don’t think I knew MountainCity was coming at the time. Wow! Soooo exciting. And I totally dig the song! It’s fun, happy, uplifting, clever, & catchy. The harmony is beautiful and I love those guitar riffs! Isn’t it so cool that you two were meant to sing together from forever?? And it shows. Really, LOVE it! 😉

    • mountaincity
      2 years ago

      Wow!! Thank you, Tami! That is amazing feedback!! Keep that coming all day long! Love ya big time! 🙂

  • Chamonix
    2 years ago

    Great song! Love it. Now I can hear my teenager singing it in the next room! 🙂

    • mountaincity
      2 years ago

      HAHA!!! That’s rad, Chamonix!! That totally made our night! 🙂