Thing Of Beauty

by David Olney

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"I wanted to get a Bill Withers sort of vibe musically. The words started to come to me as I was walking around in San Francisco. I took what I had to John Hadley and we finished it up in a couple of hours. There’s a line somewhere, '...a thing of beauty is a joy forever.' Also, 'Truth is beauty, beauty truth. That is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know,' from Keats' Ode On A Grecian Urn. Steal from the best.” — David Olney


"Thing Of Beauty"
(Written by David Olney, John Hadley - Red Lilly Music, ASCAP; Hadley Six BMI)

When a love goes right it's a thing of beauty
Every piece falls into place
She's passing by
You catch her eye
It puts that smile on your face
It's a summer night
It's the morning light 
It's a thing of beauty

Love comes around when least expected
And steals your heart like a thief in the night
Love doesn't understand
You had other plans
Now those plans will never work out right
It's anybody's guess
It's a beautiful mess
It's a thing of beauty 

It's something no one can take from you
It's something wonderful and rare
Look around you'll find
It's one of a kind
There's not another like it anywhere
It's the song you sing
It's the bell you ring
It's a thing of beauty


released September 20, 2019
David Olney – Vocals, Guitar
Daniel Seymour – Bass Guitar
Justin Amaral – Drums, Percussion

(Written by David Olney, John Hadley - Red Lilly Music, ASCAP; Hadley Six BMI)

Recorded and Mixed at Guido’s Studio South by Mark Robinson
Produced by David Olney and Mark Robinson
Assistant Producer: Daniel Seymour
Mastering Engineer: Keith Compton
Cover Illustration: Jeff Bertrand


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American Songwriter Magazine

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