“I’M HERE TO STAY”, written March 29, 2023 for a “love song for Las Cruces” contest that had 40+ entries, so though we weren’t the one winner picked, we can say we wrote a “Top 40 hit” and Larry (guitar) & Amalia (violin, vocals) had fun performing it May 7, 2023 at a festival (here’s the performance and a post-performance photo). The studio version is on YouTube playlist for NMCO studio (and may be added to Visit Las Cruces) and debuted on Las Cruces, NM station KRUX 91.5 FM on July 28, 2023.
Living in Las Cruces — the sweetest dream:
Chile on everything, even ice cream!
Monsoon season — not a single thing compares:
Smelling that creosote in the summer air….
Small-town warmth, big-hearted mood;
Farmers market, delicious food!
Once you get here, you’ll want to stay:
Like Tortugas, you’ll give an “A”!
TAG: Oh lovely Las Cruces, your beauty seduces,
I’ve got no excuses…. I’m here to stay!