Meus Annus 2010: Mensis Per Mensis

by Oxtoby

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"My Year 2010: Month By Month"

In 2010, Oxtoby set a challenge to write, record and release a song each month. The songs reflect his experiences over the year 2010, which was a bit of a roller coaster ride exploring relationships, faith, joy, despair, opportunity and deadlines.

All 12 songs were written on time with 5 songs released on time, a further 5 recorded on time, leaving 2 songs unrecorded at the end of the project.

The final stages of production are in progress. If you download this album before all twelve songs are available, then you will be sent download instructions for the songs you are missing once they are available.

The 5 successful write-record-AND-release songs:
January – Long time comin'
March – Take it on faith
July – I'll try
October – Missed it (by a little)
November – Enough time

There is a bonus instrumental track when downloading the entire album.

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released January 26, 2010

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Science by day. Music by night.
St. Albans, England.

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Track Name: Long time comin'
Been a long time comin', maybe it's time for me to call it a day
Ain't no use in runnin', wouldn't know where to run anyway
You carry on like it's funny, but you won't be laughin' when your time comes
So hold your breath now honey, 'cause it's here, take it on, take it on, break it off
Oh, hold me back, hey

Don't know what I can tell you, don't know how I would anyway
It's just life and it's not always pleasant, at least you're learning that today
- you're coming along

Nothing's ever perfect – that's nothing new, but it had to be said
You can't iron out life's creases, no you have to wear the shirt and the wrinkles it came with
Don't hold me back, hey hey

Don't know what I can tell you, don't know how I would anyway
It's just life and it's not always pleasant, at least you're learning that today
Oh...

Long time... Long time coming.
Long time... to wait.

Nothing left I can tell you, is there anything you'd like to say?
Bitter pain makes the sweet more pleasant, but it'll come 'round to you in some other way
It's not a straight line honey, there's a corner coming, and around it is more of the same
You're not the only one, you can make it on your own, 'cause millions do it every day

I'm not your one.
You're not the one.
It's over now.
Track Name: Take it on faith
Take it on faith that I'm gonna come back to you
But faith alone is not enough to get you by
Gotta look at the world - see what it's got in store for you
Don't look inside, just open up your eyes

Take it on faith

Would you trust me with your life? I'll be your only one
Then let my little book here be your guide
Come on with me and darling I can hold you up
But please don't call this heaven - the end is nigh

Take it on faith - this is something I promise you
Take you slowly and softly down to your demise
Don't take it on faith 'cause it'll take away a part of you
You think you see it clear, but you are blind

Take it on faith

Don't need a sacrifice to convince me of the need to stick around
It'll bring you down just like I said
Even if you refuse to tow the line and they don't take you for a ride

Take t on faith, but don't take it in solitude
We all need other people to get by
Take it on faith, this is something I promise you
Like the apple? Everybody wants to take a bite

Take it on faith that I'm gonna come back to you
But faith alone is not enough to get you by
Gotta look at the world - see what it's got in store for you
Don't look inside, just open up your eyes
Don't look inside, just open up your eyes
Track Name: I'll try
All I can do is dream tonight
Alone right next to you, alone inside
This is the last time I'll perpetuate this lie
The last time I'll perpetuate this lie

All I wanted was a chance to speak my mind
But all I got was a kiss and a wave goodbye

Every night when I walk into your dreams
Everything is not quite as it seems
Because to not strive is to not succeed
Even in love
Even in love

Lately I've been dreaming of a time
You will say the words and so will I
Journey forward in each other's eyes
Chance to save me from my own insides

All I wanted was a chance to speak my mind
But all I got was a wave and a kiss goodbye

Every night I sleep without any dreams
It takes a toll on me, or so it would seem
Baby, I'll try, but I cannot guarantee
All of my love


When it's over and there's nothing to see
How will we know if we were all we could be?
Meanwhile I'll try, but I cannot guarantee
All of my love

Maybe tonight you'll walk back into my dreams
And when I awake you will be right next to me
Baby, I'll try, but I cannot guarantee
All of my love
Baby, I'll try, but I cannot guarantee
All of my love
Track Name: Missed it (by a little)
Been thinking 'bout choices and directions in life
When you could've turned left, but you chose to go right
How would it change things? Are they all butterflies?
Can you tell when it matters, without needing hindsight?

I don't know, but I want to.
Time is slow. Have I lost you?

When daily I walk past the place where we met,
why do I feel a sense of dread and regret?
I can't help but thinking how things might have been
Can't help but feeling I only missed it by a little


Been thinking about choices and the one that I made
Not to act on my feelings when you moved away
Kept myself quiet and watched you depart
Now I sit here in silence...with a weight on my heart

I don't... I don't know, but I want to
Time is slow. Have I lost you?

When daily I walk past the place where we met, why do I feel a sense of dread and regret?
I can't help but thinking how things might have been
Can't help but feeling I only missed it by a little.

By a little. By a little. By a little.
Yeah.

[Imagine a guitar solo here]

And still daily I walk past the place where we met.
And daily I feel that sense of dread and regret.
I can't help but thinking what we might have been
No I can't help but thinking... Oh!

I miss you. I miss you.
Oh, I missed you by a little.
Oh, I missed you by a little.

Oh, yeah.
Ooooh, yeah.

...by a little.
Track Name: Enough time
Can barely believe it, got so much left to do
You can't seem to fit even some of it - another long day coming through
Had a long week now, got a long week next, still a long way left to go
With so much to do and so little time, yeah everybody knows

The day before should've done some more - found time to procrastinate
Didn't realise then what price you'd pay - and now you're running late
In the time it takes you to think this through, you could've done even more
And that's one more distraction knockin' at your door

When you're past half way, but you're not half done, what are you gonna do?
So much left, so much at stake, so much depends on you
The stress it builds, and you scratch a hole, you can't keep thinking straight
The sound of a deadline flying by reminds you you're running late

As the caffeine builds, and the caffeine flows, late into the night
Eyes are red, your brain can't keep up, but still no end in sight
There's a note from your boss on your desk next day and you dread what it might say
But you can't keep running away

Can't get enough, don't have enough, can't get enough time.
Can't get enough, don't have enough, can't get enough time.


Can't get enough, don't have enough, can't get enough time.
Can't get enough, don't have enough, can't get enough time.

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