Was My Time Worth It?

2012 – for The Frank Horvat Band – 4:27

Music by Frank Horvat
Words by Lisa Horvat


World Premiere:
January 21, 2014
The Frank Horvat Band
I Can See You CD Release
@ Creatures:Collective Gallery, Toronto Canada

Other Performances:
January 31, 2014 (8am); January 31, 2014 (midnight); February 15, 2014 (3pm); February 15, 2014 (9pm)
The Frank Horvat Band
@ Creatures:Collective Gallery, Toronto Canada

  1. Was My Time Worth It? The Frank Horvat Band - Frank Horvat (keys), Christine Duncan (vocals), Felicity Williams (vocals), Justin Haynes (guitar), Jean Martin (percussion) Buy on iTunes 04:26


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Album: I Can See You
Buy Song: iTunes or CDBaby
Date: March-June 2013
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Musicians: Frank Horvat (keys), Christine Duncan (vocals), Felicity Williams (vocals), Justin Haynes (guitar), Jean Martin (percussion)
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin

I Can See You - The Frank Horvat Band

Programme Notes

I wrote Was My Time Worth It? after I discovered an old notebook which contained angst-filled poetry that my now wife, Lisa, had written as a teenager. The words really jumped out at me as something that would work well in a musical context. This is one of many poems that I used when writing for my two band albums, I Can See You and Strange Machine.

The composition is highly experimental (and I’ll admit a bit strange) to start a “pop” song with a constant loop of the same phrase and then basically take a 360 for the middle section. But the piano part in the middle section is also very loopy so it seems to work.

The 2 female voices are meant to be the same person. They might express themselves in different ways in different parts of the songs but they are still riddled with this yearning for wanting something more.

– Frank Horvat


I sung it over and over

Was my time worth it?
I didn’t know anything about this tune
Except what held it together
‘cuz I couldn’t read between the lines
They always fogged up on me


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