the original handwritten roller coaster lyrics.
It’s been a pretty long Saturday and it’s gonna be an even longer Sunday so I shall keep it simple tonight. I became thankful for the journey I’ve taken as a song-writer when I found handwritten lyrics to Roller Coaster in one of my notebooks. This song-writing event took place at a FhLY jam session in L3 Hall. When RL first played the signature electric guitar introduction, I asked him what image came to his mind. He said, “Like I’m taking a roller coaster”. That was it – and after countless revisions, here’s the version that we recorded for the No One Else album. I’m pretty proud of this track! (Too bad I can’t upload the MP3 unless I purchase a Space Upgrade…)
I soar up and slide back down
Life is like the weather, never really in my control
Time is like an earthquake, happening without warning
This is a crazy roller coaster ride
I feel great; nothing can stand in my way
The world’s at my feet, it’s like I’m delirious on God
Invincible, I’ll try the impossible
Spinning round and round, falling up and down
So watch me, I’ll rise again
Walk with me through barren lands
Now and then I feel dry, wishing You would rain down again
Am I an act of real pretence?
Thriving on the high, I just broke down from my breakthrough
Words: Joey Asher
Music: Joey Asher & Ricky Liang
Written on: 26th January 2003
Revised on: 4th October 2008
Posted on July 4, 2010, in A Walk To Remember, Affirming Faithfulness, Creative Expressions, Picture Perfect, Simple Pleasures, Spontaneous Conversations and tagged FhLY, music, No One Else, Ricky Liang, Roller Coaster, song-writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.