Originals: Love Ballads
by Michael Thomas

More Original Songs: Love Ballads, Life, Gospel
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Song Title Description
Amazing Love
(Man or Female)
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Copyright: 2004 (12/7/04)
BMI#: _________ on ??/??/2004
Words & Music by Michael Thomas

Short Description

A short story about a couple's Amazing Love.  Based on a true story.

Long Description

Amazing love is a longing that grows with aging.  This story is based on a true story about a couples love over 50 years.

Story Behind the Song
Based on a true story about my parents.  It tells how they meet and about his getting Alzheimers in the later years of his life.

Let's Start Forever, Today
(Male or Female)
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  • Lyrics & Chords - Lyrics Only
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    Recording done at Studio 23 in Nashville, TN.  Brian Cummings was the producer/engineer.

Copyright: 2013 (12/2/13)
BMI#: _________ on ??/??/????
Words & Music by Michael Thomas

Short Description

A song written for my mother's (75yrs old) wedding.  

Long Description

Let's start forever, today, on our wedding day as we give our vows and seal them with a kiss.

Story Behind the Song
The title came first "Let's start forever, today" as I thought about a marriage's intent is forever.  However, many times we see forever lives in the fate of time (may or may not last in time).  But today (wedding day) lives in the fate of love and my mom feels that love has come from the hand above. The word fate usually comes with beliefs and emotions so the song say that fate is a predetermined destiny so join me in life's journey. I'm thankful for any blessings that come my way and I'm continually making my own destiny so for me personally fate is fun to discuss.  In the song the couple promises to love each other until time (forever or today) stands still which is never so the love is promised forever. Anyway, on our wedding day promise me this, let's start forever today.

 

You're The One For Me

(Female/Male)

Adult Contemporary


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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Rascall Flatts

Copyright: 2002  1/20/1982
BMI#: 006469842 on 05/20/2003
PA#: PAu2-742-886 on 11/25/2002
Words & Music by Michael Thomas

Short Description

A person's eyes speaks a language that goes straight to the heart saying, "You're the One For Me". 

Long Description
A person's eyes speaks a language that comes straight from their heart to your heart.  The eyes are a window to the heart.  Look into you love ones  eyes and see if your heart tells you where your future lies.  Does your heart whisper softly, "Our love will beat on and on." ?  Does there eyes tell your heart, "You're the one for me." ?  This song was originally created for a wedding.  

Story Behind the Song
I wrote this song for a friend's wedding (Albo & Penny) in one setting using the guitar when I was 21.   I began rewriting the when I was 43.  The melody didn't change.  The basic lyrics didn't change much.  This song is still one of my favorites.

I'd Marry You, All Over Again

(Duet: Male/Female  or Solo: Male/Female)

Adult Contemporary

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 1/15/03
BMI#: 006469838 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Short Description

After many years of marriage, I would still say, "I'd marry you all over again."

Long Description

You know your marriage has been successful if after many years of marriage you would turn to your spouse and say, "I'd marry you all over again."  Those marriages are filled with tenderness, romance, and a love that grows over a lifetime.  

Story Behind the Song

When I wrote this song, I had been married for over 20 years.  I've enjoyed being married so much that I'd marry my wife all over again.  Our relationship has grown stronger over time.  On my 25th anniversary, I would like to renew my vows and sing this song with my wife.  Over many years, marriage can still be full of tenderness, romance, love, and be a dream come true that will never end.  I wrote this song in 4 settings.  Three times on the couch and once at Burger King.  The chorus melody was created on the guitar and the verse melody was created on the piano. I wanted to write a duet that could be sung at my 25th wedding anniversary & renewing of vows.  At the time I wrote the song I had been married for 20 years.  I've rewritten the song several times since.

Forever Love

(Male, Female, Duet: M/F)

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 2/27/03
BMI#: 006469837 on 05/21/2003
Words by Michael Thomas (50%) & Charmaine Thomas (50%).
Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Short Description

Forever love is built on trust and honesty.  We can commit these things in a committed way to a relationship.

Long Description

Some men say love has chains soon you'll want to be free.  But I've find freedom in faithfulness and a love that has stood the test of time.  Forever love is something we can commit to someone.

Story Behind the Song

I have a great marriage with a loving relationship which is spicy, living, and constantly growing - a forever love.  I wanted to convey those feelings in a song.  I think everyone would like a "Forever Love" in a relationship.  I heard a statistic that 70% of the women who are married wish they had never married their spouse.  That would indicate that forever love is a fantasy for at least 70% of the marriages.  I really feel that if you work at building a forever love you can make it!  I also feel that women in relationships are moved heavily by feelings and therefore the man can build or destroy a forever love.  If you constantly (sunrise to sunset) show her that you miss her, do the little things to tell her that you love her, and when your with her make her feel that she is the only one in your life, then you will grow her love into a forever love that is living, exciting, and full of passion.  Forever love is not a thing of the past! 

I wrote this song over several settings.  The melody was created on the piano.  I had my wife write down some thoughts about what makes a love last in a marriage.  The original song title I had in mind was "Love's a Precious Thing" but as the song took form the title moved to "Forever Love". 

Fall Asleep in Love

(Male)

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 1/15/03
BMI#: 006469835 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Short Description

Your wife comes home tired from the stresses of the day and just wants to "Fall Asleep In Love" in your arms.

Long Description

You sweetheart comes home tired from the stresses of the day and just wants to "Fall Asleep In Love" in your arms.  As she relaxes she thinks relaxing thoughts while you put you fingers through her hair and lightly stroke her back while you put her to sleep.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song in 2 settings.  I had collected my thought over ~2 weeks prior.  The song was written at 2 restaurants.  The melody was created on the piano.
Many times a night, my wife just wants me to hold her, nothing else.  With her head on my should she just falls asleep in love.  I wanted to capture that moment in song.  Hope you enjoy.

If We Had Never Met (aka The Letter)

(Male)

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Slow
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship (Loving Marriage)
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 1/8/03
BMI#: 006469832 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas 

Short Description

This song is a letter from husband to his wife wondering what life might have been like if he had not meet his wife.

Long Description

This song is about a husband writing a letter to his wife.  What if I had never met my wife, would my life today be filled with the love and happiness that I have now?  Hope you enjoy.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote verse 2 & 3 while traveling on business.  Since I was in Atlanta, I stayed at my uncle's house.  I wrote the song in one setting on a piano.  A year later on 1/8/03, I found the lyrics and wrote verse 1 and the chorus in one setting on the piano

Friends For Life

(Male or Female)

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium-Slow
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship (Loving Marriage)
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 1/1/2003
BMI#: 006469834 on 05/21/2003
Words by Michael Thomas (50%) & Charmaine Thomas (50%).
Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Short Description

Friends for life will always be there when you need them.  A marriage grows best when you are best friends for life.

Long Description

I've always felt that love grows best when two people are best friends in a marriage.  I could not find a better friend than my wife.  Here is my song about friendship in a marriage.  This song can also be a remembrance of a best friend that you have. Hope you enjoy.

Story Behind the Song

My wife and I wrote verse 1 & the chorus in one sitting.  On 1/1/2003 I wrote the 2nd verse. The melody was created on the guitar.  This is a song about one of the key ingredients to a strong marriage.

Little Things

(Male)

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Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium-Slow
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Relationship (Loving Marriage)
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Copyright: 2003 Finished 1/25/03
BMI#: 006469833 on 05/21/2003
Words by Michael Thomas (50%) & Charmaine Thomas (50%).
Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Short Description

It's the little things that say your woman is the greatest thing.

Long Description

It's the little things in a marriage that can keep a flame burning, or can blow it out.  I think we as men, need to become experts in the little things.  Remember that women react with feelings, and it is the little things that mean so much.  It's the little things, that I didn't do, now I'm gonna do.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song over several settings.  The melody was created on the piano.  I had my wife write down some thoughts which became the bridge and part of verse 2.  I got the idea for the song sitting with my wife at a car dealership waiting for a Oil change.  She was reading some women's magazines and they are full of tips about love.  Hey guys, maybe we can find some tips there - just a thought.

Waltzing With You

(Male)

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Copyright: 2003 5/11/03 (Mother's day)
BMI#: 006469839 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas

Short Description

Waltz with your loved one and let your memories of love rollback, your wish come true, and make the moment be yours.

Long Description

While waltzing with your loved one, get lost in your memories of love.  Let you wish to be with them live on and embrace the moment wanting it to last forever.

Story Behind the Song

The inspiration for this song came while I was waltzing with my wife at Crazy Horse in Jax, FL.  I didn't want the song to end and I was caught up in the moment and memories that the waltz was bringing me.  Several weeks before, I decided that I wanted to write a waltz song after hearing 2 waltzes on a Tracy Bird CD.  I new I wanted the words "Waltzing with you ..." in the song.  At a Dunkin Donuts shop (on University) when I started to write the song I decided to do something different with the rhyme and then came up with the unique rhyming scheme.  Since this song was special to me, I guess I could do something special with the rhyming scheme.

I wrote this song in 3 settings (verse1, verse2, then verse3).  I decided to try a very unique rhyming scheme - one I had never seen.  Each verse is broken up into 2 sections of 3 lines.  Within each section, the last word of the 1st and 3rd line is the exact same word.  In the second line of each section, the same key word is mentioned in the first & section section of the chorus/verse.  The key words are as follows: verse 1-memory, verse 3-moment, verse 2-wish.  Verse 1 written at Dunkin Donuts on University, verse 2 written at Burger King in Macclenny FL, and verse 3 written at a friends house (Jill & Reece).

 

Twenty Years of Valentines

(Male)

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Copyright: 2004 Finished 2/12/04
BMI#: _________ on __/__/____
Words & Music by Michael Thomas (100%)

Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Slow
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Loving Marriage
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Short Description

This song is about my 20th Valentine with my wife.

Long Description

This song describes my 20th Valentine with my wife.  I made her a floral arrangement, bought her a ruby ring and sang this song to her over a romantic candle light dinner.

Story Behind the Song

I wanted to do something special for our 20th Valentine of our marriage.  I wanted to create a floral arrangement, buy a ring, and write a song about our 20th Valentine.  My wife and I visited Whitehalls at the mall and picked out the ring.  In the next 2 weeks I visited 5 floral shops before I decided what kind of floral arrangement to create.  I visited 2 local flower shops and then Michael's, Garden Ridge, and Hobby Lobby.  I ended up getting all of the supplies at Hobby Lobby.  The song has 3 little stories that are real with a Bridge that describes the things I think have kept our marriage rich.  On Valentines day I took my wife out to dinner, placed the floral arrangement &  ring on the table, pulled out my classical guitar and sang this song.  That night I was playing my original love ballads for the catered Valentine event.
Hope you enjoy.

I wrote this song over 3 weeks.  The words were written first and then I added the melody.  For the Bridge, I wrote the words & melody at the same time.  I wanted to write a VVBV structured song.

Only You

(Male)

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Copyright: 2002  2/8/83 
BMI#: 006469840 on 05/20/2003
PA#: PAu2-742-722 on 11/25/2002
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
Song I wrote for my wedding.  Created in one setting using a piano on 2/8/83 when I was 22 yrs old at a hotel in Chicago while attending a technical training class as an employee.  At my wedding, I played the guitar and sang this song while facing my bride.  

Genre: Pop-Easy Listening, Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Slow
Mood: Lovable-Endearing
Subject Matter: Love & Relationship - Falling in Love
Similar Artist:  Michael Bolton, Tim McGraw

Short Description

Only you have opened up a new part of my heart. (My Wedding Song)

Long Description

Only you have discovered new dimensions in my life.  Now life has new meaning to me. (My Wedding Song)

Story Behind the Song
I had found that someone who had uncovered and discovered a new part of me, a new part in my heart.  I had new feelings about love and life that she had uncovered.  Love now had new meaning to me.  Every day I was learning more about love. I was discovering love.  She had walked in to my life, and opened it up.  So I sat down to write a song I could sing to her at my wedding.  That lady was Charmaine -  my wife.  Yes you, only you, discovered a new part  in my heart.

No One Else Will Do

(Male)

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Copyright: 2003  2/8/83
BMI#: 006469841 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
Song I wrote for my wedding.  Created in one setting using a piano on 2/8/83 when I was 22 yrs old at a hotel in Chicago while attending a technical training class as an employee.  This is the second song I wrote for my wedding, however, I never did sign it at my wedding.

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Story Behind the Song

 

My Thoughts:
My wedding was approaching and I felt that everything in my life was in order.  All I needed to make my life complete was my bride.  No one else will do, only YOU!  I love you Charmaine.

Nothing's Between You and Me
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Copyright: 2002 12/25/1983
BMI#: 006469843 on 05/20/2003
PA#: PAu2-752-364 on 12/3/2002
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
Written in one setting around Christmas of 1983 (12/25/1983).  Originally written as a Gospel love song to the Lord.  I now sing it as a love song between to people.

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Story Behind the Song

My Thoughts:
It's a great feeling when you feel that a relationship is so close and special that there is nothing between the two of you.  You feel like your heart is in Love forever.  You like it just the way it is.  You will be true to that person forever!

Through The Years

(Male)

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Copyright: 2002  11/23/1983
BMI#: 006469844 on 05/21/2003
Words by Michael Thomas (50%) & Charmaine Thomas (50%).
Music by Michael Thomas (100%)
Written for my parents 25th.  My wife and I wrote this over about 3-4 days.  The melody was created on the guitar.  We finished the song on 11/23/1983.  We had been married for ~ 6 months.

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Story Behind the Song

My Thoughts:
Through the years, my parents relationship has grown stronger.  It's about being open and honest, strolling through life together.  It's about sharing love physically.  Through the years, their heart has grown fonder, and their love has grown stronger.  Soon, my wife and I will have been married for 20 years.  Our love has grown fonder and stronger too. 

Memories of Love

(Male)

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Copyright: 2003 ??/??/????
BMI#: 006469845 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
Written about a girl I was dating ("Lesley Frey").  I wrote this song on a guitar in 1 setting in Sept of 1980 when I was 20 yrs old.

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Story Behind the Song

 

My Thoughts:
I was dating Lesley.  I meet her during the summer and she had to attend college about 12 hours away.  I wrote this song about the memories of Love. 

Let Me Hold You

(Male)

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Copyright: 2003
BMI#: 006469846 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
Written about a girl I was dating ("Marcia Ranken").  I wrote this song on a guitar in 1 setting in July of 1976 when I was 15 yrs old.  This was my first love song!  It still needs some work, but I don't want to change it - sentimental value, being my first love song.

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Story Behind the Song

My Thoughts:
I was dating Marcia.  Sometimes you meet a really sweet person and you think this might be the one, but it's to early to know.  Or in my case, I was to young.  Anyway, the feelings were great and I wrote this song.

I Want To Be That Man

(Male)

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Copyright: 2003
BMI: 006469847 on 05/20/2003
Words & Music by Michael Thomas
I wrote this song on a guitar in 1 setting in July of 1977 when I was 16 yrs old.

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Story Behind the Song

My Thoughts:
I was single at the time.  This song is a prayer (or conversation) between me and my Lord telling him that I want to be that Man for my woman to be.  I was wanting to prepare my life now for that someone in the future.