Solid Sterling Music
Five-Year Deal
 
Lyrics
VERSE
This is a story about avoiding divorce
So listen up; I'm teaching a crash course
It's for those not thinking procreation
And it's a great way around a complicated situation

VERSE
Let's start out with the proposition
That most marriages die of some serious condition
But there must be a way to defeat that system
Why don't we marry experience and wisdom -- instead of us?

CHORUS
It's a five-year deal; we put it in a contract
Five years, a secret pact; no one has to know this fact
We should get to the end totally intact
Question is, will we affirm another term?

VERSE
Now I know you're thinking this is complicated
And I'm not saying this should be appreciated -- by everyone
But what could be the harm in trying something new?
It might just be the coolest thing to do

Repeat CHORUS

SOLO

VERSE
I don't know what the future holds, but it doesn't hold divorce
This new kind of together might could be a powerful force
And if it turns out she doesn't want to renew -- and I do
She can just walk away and the worst I'll be is blue

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
Oh, yeah, it's a five-year deal

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Description
Short Song Description:
Instead of getting married, they do a "five-year deal."
Long Song Description:
Instead of getting married, they do a "five-year deal." At the end of that, they can decide whether to "renew." Presumes no "procreation" is involved.
Story Behind the Song:
Been married three times (though this time for decades). Also have experience with contracts. Had the thought that maybe, for some folks, a "five-year deal" would be preferable to and work better than conventional marriage.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:02
Primary Genre: Jazz-Smooth Jazz
Secondary Genre: Jazz-Lounge
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Divorce
Subject Matter 2: Relationship
Mood 1: Composed
Mood 2: Affable
Similar Artist 1: Michael Buble
Similar Artist 2: Harry Connick Jr.
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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