One Day From Someday
Skills:Before & After Audio Samples
Artist: Michael Peterson
Song: One Day From Someday
Written by: Jeff Silverman, Michael Peterson and Paul Rucker
Produced & Arranged, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by: Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
Performed: Bass, Percussion and Bass, Acoustics, Drums on “Through My Mother’s Eyes”
“One Day From Someday” is dedicated and written for my Mum, Barbara Silverman (1926 – 2011) during her two and half year battle with cancer. The song was created to inspire hope, to enjoy each moment as if it’s the last and most of all, remind us that if we don’t give up and believe that anything is possible, we’re always, only a moment away from a miracle.
This was ONE of the most difficult songs I have ever written. Thanks to Michael for treating these lyrics with the same TLC as if it was his own Mother and for all the support he showed us both during that incredibly challenging time.
Prior to my Mother’s illness, Paul Rucker came to me with an orchestrated piece of his called “In My Mothers Eyes.” I heard a few sections that popped out to me and said how about we write a pop instrumental for the song pitching to film and television for sync/licenses? That led to the version called “Through My Mothers Eyes.” After that, I felt the song idea was so strong, it needed a lyric. At that time, I had just begun working with Michael Peterson and my Mother announced her illness to the family. I then asked Michael if he would mind helping me turn the song over to a lyric version. Without any hesitation, he agreed and we were on the case. It took a solid 2 days going back and forth on this until we finally felt we nailed the lyric. Mission accomplished. It not only inspired me, my Mother, Michael and Paul, but several other people in need of encouragement and emotional support.
One person very moved by all of this was a friend of mine, Amy Brown Varrato. She and I talked in great detail about the song, my Mother’s background, what she was going through day to day and the true to life experiences that made this song even more real to me and real to my Mother. Amy captured the artistic side of my Mother with this amazing artistic and inspiring picture that she crafted. Amy is an incredibly talented and thoughtful person to bring this picture to life. I will always be grateful to her for her support and this amazing gift.
Original Orchestral Version:
“In My Mothers Eyes”
First Instrumental Pop Adaption:
“Through My Mother’s Eyes”
Final Vocal Version:
“One Day From Someday”