THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)

Music and Lyrics: Mehmet GÜR
THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES) is the only song which is not directly related to my book, YOL – The PATH – Le CHEMIN. The lyrics do not come out of the book; the song is rather a song that I wrote for the album. It depicts an imaginary love between two persons from childhood to becoming teenagers, adults, husband and wife, mother and father and finally grandparents.
The song starts with a four-line chorus and except for the third line, repeats itself six times in the song. Normally, the lyrics of the chorus of a song do not change when it is repeated throughout the song. I made a little survey among my friends to learn whether, in such a song, they would prefer the lyrics of the third line to be different. Without any exception, they all said that they would. The choruses are the parts of The Path (Love Through Ages) where the two lovers tell how they feel about each other throughout their lives.
The fact that the two eight-year olds of this song loved and cared for each other all throughout their lives, makes this song worthy of having the same name as the book/album.
The following instruments were played in the music recording studio:
• Acoustic guitar
• Electric guitar
• Bass guitar
• Banjo
• Piano
• 6 Violins
• 2 Cellos
• 2 Violas
• Drums
• Percussion

The Lyrics:

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)

YOU SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
MY HEART STARTS BEATING STRONGER
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”.
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SO, COME ON, LET’S GO BACK TOGETHER;
BACK TO OUR WORLD OF GAMES,
BACK TO OUR LOVELY CHILDHOOD,
YOU AND I WERE KIDS OF EIGHT.
OH, REMEMBER THE DAY
I WAS HOLDING YOUR HAND,
THE DAY I TIMIDLY KISSED YOU
AND SMILIN’, YOU RAN AWAY.

WELL NOW, YOU SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHTER
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”.
***

TEENAGE DREAMS WERE FUN;
CAMPING AND DANCING TOGETHER.
TEENAGE DAYS WERE HARD
WHEN TEACHERS SAY, “YOU MUST DO BETTER!”
BUT REMEMBER THE DAY
I FIRMLY HELD YOUR HAND,
THE DAY I TIMIDLY KISSED YOU
AND YOU HELD MY OTHER HAND.

WELL NOW, YOU SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
THE CRESCENT BECOMES FULL MOON
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”.
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ADULTHOOD WAS A CHALLENGE
AND TEACHING WAS ALWAYS TOUGH.
WE BOTH CAME HOME EXHAUSTED
REVIVED EACH OTHER WITH LOTS OF FUN.
AND REMEMBER THE DAY
OUR SWEET DAUGHTER WAS BORN,
THE DAYS YOU BREAST-FED HER;
THE NIGHTS WERE ALWAYS LONG.

WELL NOW, YOU SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
FLOWERS GROW FASTER
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”.
***
NOW SENIOR CITIZENS WE ARE
WE WATCH OUR GRANDSON PLAYING,
HE SHYLY HOLDS THE HAND
OF A GIRL LIVING NEXT DOOR. – She’s so cute!
WELL, REMEMBER THE DAY
I SHYLY HELD YOUR HAND,
THE DAY I TIMIDLY KISSED YOU
AND SMILIN’ YOU RAN AWAY. – Oh; did I?

WELL NOW, YOU SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
I FEEL MUCH YOUNGER
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”.
AND NOW, YOU STILL SAY “HELLO”!
WHEN YOU SAY “HELLO”,
I DO FEEL MUCH YOUNGER
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”
AND LIFE SAYS “HELLO”
AND LIFE STILL SAYS “HELLO”.

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While recording back vocal parts…

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While recording back vocal parts…

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While the piano is being recorded in the studio…

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While the piano is being recorded in the studio…

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While the string instruments are being recorded in the studio

THE PATH (LOVE THROUGH AGES)
While the string instruments are being recorded in the studio