- Title: If I Could Go Anywhere
- Writer: Conrad Askland
- Vocals: Cherish Whisner
- Released: 2003
- Copyright: © 2003 Conrad Askland
- Style: Ballad, love song
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If I Could Go Anywhere
LYRICS – WE ARE THE PEOPLE (OF AMERICA)
After all this time
After all we’ve been through side by side
We’re still standing strong
Holding on to the love deep inside
And I wouldn’t trade it for the world
If I could go anywhere
Anywhere in the universe
And if I could have anything
That my heart desired
I know where I’d want to be
And I know what I’d want to have
If I could go anywhere, have anything
I’d be here with you
I can cry a tear
And you’ll always be there holding me tight
So I’ll take a chance
And wear my heart on my sleeve
By letting you know
Just a bit of how I really feel
There may be other places more beautiful than this
But they’re not the same without you by my side
There may be other people who try to catch my eye
But they don’t know anything about what moves me
Cherish Whisner was a young female singer from Victorville, CA and I was asked to write a song for her voice. “If I Could Go Anywhere” was the song I wrote for her.
I try to write all my music from a place of sincerity and personal experience if I can. This song is a love song but I actually wrote it about a church that I worked at. In the time I wrote this song I played music for a very small church in Southern California and was getting offers from a larger church. But I liked that small church very much – and this is the song I wrote about that. The lyrics were written to convey that it was a love song between two people.
This was a demo recording – I would love to hear what it would sound like with a full dedicated production. I think it could be very powerful.
When running my recording studio for so many years I would often write music for people for free if they recorded at my studio. It was a great way for me to compose a wide variety of material, have demo recordings of those songs and still retain ownership. It was a work of love and still is.
Beautiful sentiments! Obviously you hold very fond memories
of your time within this congregation.
Works very well as a love song, too. Background vocals raise up
a ‘split-screen’ mental imagery of two parties preparing for a departure.
REALLY like the guitar(s) (am I hearing steel, acoustic and electric, or
two?) and piano in this – especially opening and closing.
The sentiment behind the song is very moving.
Although it is just a demo
(no bells and whistles) the gentle voice, guitars and meaning carry it.
Hello Sarah, I am your second cousin, Marie and Paul are my first cousins. Your voice is amazing.. I Love it !!