Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,484   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Paul Buchanan

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Song Description

This song has a hopeful, melancholy feel with electronic "plucked" strings and a simple, straightforward arrangement. The singer is looking around the home he shared with his lover and reminiscing about the magic that happened there because of love. he resigns himself to what is, but holds out hope that one day they might see each other and "decide to smile" and the magic might still return.

Story Behind the Song

These are the Walls deals with resignation to the simple fact that two lovers are moving on, despite the fact that the singer doesn't want to. He is preparing to leave the home they built together and looking around at what used to be a magical place but now just seems empty and cold, but offers hope that the magic can come back if someday they see each other and "decide to smile."

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These Are the Walls
music and lyrics by Johnny Schaefer
This is the house we lived in
I guess we won't live here anymore
Soon I'll go my way
Just like you went yours
These are the walls I painted
and this is the floor you made me sweep
this is the bed where we did more than sleep

I still feel like we're together
Even as we get torn apart
gotta learn to accept things as they are

This is the door we opened
and this is the porch you lit each night
I've always loved to come home to that light
This is our kitchen table
well, now it's just wood, a bench, some chairs
Love made it seem like magic happened there

Maybe one day I'll see you
and we will decide to smile
then we'll forget our troubles for a while
maybe we'll reconsider
the terrible things we both have said
maybe we'll find our love was never dead

© copyright 2013- Johnny Schaefer- Auditory Verve music
all vocals by Johnny Schaefer, featuring Regina Bunye on flute

Song Length
Pop - Alternative, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Endearing, Engaging

Subject Matter
Breaking Up, Relationship

Similar Artists
The Weepies, Rufus Wainwright
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Johnny Schaefer-Auditory Verve Music
Performance Credits Johnny Schaefer on vocals
Label Credits Self-released through CD Baby