Song: Where I May Go

“Where I May Go,” song info for the third track of Ilona Tipp’s 2018 album “Unadorned”

"Where I May Go"

Ilona Tipp, vocals / Jacob Hiser, piano and background vocals

The chorus of this song - words, melody, chords - came to me fully formed as I was walking home from a yoga class (at YogaLifeNH in Exeter). The text reflects my struggle with wanting to plan and organize... but ultimately understanding that the only constant in life is change. The harmonies deliberately modulate, somewhat unpredictably, as a way to illustrate that surprises happen... and to show, musically, that "Where I may go, I cannot know... until I get there."

This is the first track on the album where you get to hear my amazing collaborator, pianist Jacob Hiser. Working with him is a joy! Turns out he's pretty fabulous with background vocals, too. 


"Where I May Go" music and lyrics by Ilona Tipp, copyright 2018 Missive Maven Music

Wandering I go, through the time that I’m given
I try to chart my course through the life that I’m livin’
I can see a path before me, but it’s only my next step
And each choice I face leads to a different place, and so

Where I may go, I cannot know
Until I get there
Life tends to change, things rearrange
I cannot prepare

I’m learning to take things as they come
It isn’t easy for me
It’s time to embrace the unknown
With spontaneity

Wondering about my fate, am I just fumbling blind?
I gotta find my faith in the unknown design
The path I seek keeps shifting as the seasons change
The things I want today may look a different way tomorrow

Where I may go, I cannot know
Until I get there
Life tends to change, things rearrange
I cannot prepare

Where I may go, I cannot know

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