Five Minutes Ago

from by Timmy Vilgiate

/

about

Story of how we met. I forgot her name exactly as many times as it sounds like. I'd always wanted to use this idea I had, but could never get past the first couple of lines cause I didn't really have a love story to tell, and didn't want to write another dark song over what seemed like a happy little mandolin pattern. Everything I'd done over this pattern seemed contrived. I decided that Sophie and I's story was kind of idiosyncratic and fateful enough to work over this. The chorus literally came out of nowhere. My song sketch was something like "THEN WE GET REAL LOUD" and I just rolled with it. Had a lot of fun with this.

lyrics

Almost as much as your smile
I loved the shadows around it:
The curvature of your skull
Underneath your cheeks;
The reflections of sunlight,
Coming from your skin;
The glistening sweat
And the pulsing blood underneath.
The smile and its shadow,
Holding one another
In a solemn repose,
So that when you smiled,
It seemed instead you spoke.

Five minutes ago
I saw you for the first time
And that was all I needed
All I needed to decide
I told myself you'd go and disappear,
It'd be the last time I'd ever see you here
And I still remembered your smile
But by night time I'd forgotten your name

I've got a dozen unfinished love songs just for you
I've got at least a hundred stories I could end with you
I've got a hundred thousand seconds I could spend with you
If only I remembered your name, if only I remembered your name

One week after that
You stopped by and said hello
I thought you looked familiar
And I tried to remember who you were
Soon enough it all came back
And I realized we'd already met
I asked for your name again
And you told me
But somehow I still forgot

I've got a dozen unfinished love songs just for you
I've got at least a hundred stories I could end with you
I've got a hundred thousand seconds I could spend with you
If only I remembered your name, if only I remembered your name

The next week I was heading to class
I was just a little bit high
I saw you there on the couch
And I couldn't let you pass me by
We talked the whole week through
I realized that you could be the one
I loved every single thing that you said to me
But no, I didn't know your name.

But no, I didn't know your name
No, I didn't know your name
I didn't know your name
I didn't know your name
If only I remembered your name.

credits

from Nice French Desserts, released December 23, 2016
Timmy Vilgiate: Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Synth, Drum machine, Voice, Lyrics, Mastering, Engineering, Production.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Timmy Vilgiate Colorado Springs, Colorado

"This is the kind of music that really makes you think, 'Ahh yes, a good example of some music.'"
-New York Times

"Lol sounds like it was recorded on an iPhone."
-Internet reviewer

"If this music were a person, your aunt and her book club friends would see it passing on the street and wrinkle their noses in silent condescension."
-Fake review made up by Timmy other ones are real.
... more

contact / help

Contact Timmy Vilgiate

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code