Only Just Begun

Lyrics

(chorus)

How
How did I find myself
Was
Was I someone else

You
You took from me
Everything
That I believed

(pre chorus)

And I fought
For things that now seem all for naught
And time has carried me
Into a place where I’m finally free

(chorus)

And all of these days I can taste the golden sun rays on my face
And when the daylight ends well I think I’ll just pretend It’s
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh
Only just begun

(verse 2)

Who
Who was I in those times
Have
Have I left them behind

You
You Gave to me
Everything
That I would need

(pre chorus)

And I fought
For things that now seem all for naught
And time has carried me
Into a place where I’m finally free

(chorus)

And all of these days I can taste the golden sun rays on my face
And when the daylight ends well I think I’ll just pretend It’s
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh
Only just begun

(bridge)

Life in my breath
In my heart
In me again

Hope in my hands
In my head
I’m not dead anymore

(chorus)

And all of these days I can taste the golden sun rays on my face
And when the daylight ends well I think I’ll just pretend It’s
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh
Only just begun

And everything I knew, things of old and things of new
Were true in every way
And with the setting sun I can say I had my fun
‘Cause its Oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh
Only just begun

 

Story

“Only Just Begun” was written during a brief time of peace and optimism following two years of daily misery. It was refreshing to have a mild sense of contentment with things, even if it didn’t last for long. It was the end of summer and I had made peace with the events of my recent past and had my sights set on the future. The song asks many questions in an attempt to comprehend these newfound feelings, comparing how I used to feel and think to how I was presently feeling and thinking. A big realization this song has is the sense that everything I had considered to be so monumental had now been lessened in significance and importance simply by the steady flow of time. I still didn’t have the answers to the questions I had asked for years but for some reason, at this time, I didn’t need to know anymore. I was able to let go in some regard and take a step forward in faith.

This track was a last minute decision to include on the EP. Furthermore, it was suggested the original key of this song be lowered. After recording all of the rough takes for this song, I was disappointed in how it sounded. The key change made a huge difference and I had grown to dislike the song in general due to it’s poppy quirks and sub-par lyrics. Feeling that way, we cut this song from the EP and left it alone with only one rough take of acoustic guitar, bass, drums and vocals. When the EP was completed a year or so after work on this song had been halted, Lake Studios mentioned they had mixed and mastered it anyways to include in the EP, even if it was just for my own personal music library. They said it was the only relatively happy song on the EP and might make the whole thing seem less depressing. I laughed out loud when I heard that. After listening to the finished product, it wasn’t half bad especially considering we used all the rough takes to bring it to life. I decided to include it as a bonus track on the EP and although I’m still not super pumped about this song – it is what it is. If you enjoy it that’s great and if not, well neither do I haha!

Credit

This song was written, arranged and performed by Brandon Krogel.

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