Since You've Come Around




This is one of my favorite songs that we've written and recorded! Tara and I were having a "writing day" at home. I was writing in our office and she was upstairs. I thought I was having a pretty good stroke of creativity that morning because a chorus to a new song materialized almost effortlessly and I was pretty stoked! So after a while, I went upstairs to see how Tara's creative mischief was flowing and I wanted to show her this new chorus too! I asked if she had anything brewing and she, in a very self deprecating way, said that she had something but wasn't sure if it was good or not. She started singing what she was working on, and it was so freakin great and fun, I quickly chucked the song I was working on the back burner. Her song was WAY better, which is fairly typical. I think she's a GREAT songwriter!!

Originally, we named the song "Changed My Sound" and then we wrote "I Miss Your Sound". Well, we couldn't have 2 songs with the word "sound" in the title, could we? No way! So we landed on "Since You've Come Around" instead! :)

A couple weeks later, we introduced the song to the band and they LOVED it! Every time we've played it live, it seems like we always end up extending the song out because it's fun to play and it's a RAD opportunity to invite people dance with each other!

The recording process was REALLY fun on this one too! I think Nathan and Jon both did their parts in one take! Sheesh! Nailed it!! :)

I love the simplicity; the fresh, breezy nature of this song... it puts my soul at ease!

- Dave


Since You’ve Come Around
Words, music, and arrangement: Tara and Dave Powers © 2015

Verse 1
Woke up this morning with a thought that ran right through my head.
Life is short and time is sweet, and I wanna spend it all with you!

Verse 2
I sat alone so many days, I slept alone so many nights
I thought that love was nearly out of sight, but then you caught my eye

Won’t be here for very long so I’m gonna sing this in my song
Life’s been better since you’ve come around and you have changed my sound

Time together spent with you, you’re my song and my dream come true
Holdin’ hands baby, walkin’ down the road, we’ll take one day at a time

Chorus 2
People come and people go, sometimes fast and sometimes slow
Life’s been better since you’ve come around and you have changed my sound
Life’s been better since you’ve come around and you have changed my sound


released November 2, 2016
Tara Powers: Vocals, BGV's and a LOAD of beautiful delicious-ness.
Dave Powers: Guitar, Vocals
Charles Ciepiel: Keys
Nathan Phillips: Bass Guitar
Jon Powers: Drums
Mike Binder: Auxiliary Percussion

The wonderful, Alicia Lewin (

The artwork was a collaborative effort between Tara Powers, Dave Powers, and Charles Ciepiel! We had fun pulling it all together! If you’d like to check out Charles Ciepiel’s design firm, here’s the link:

Special Thanks:
We recorded “Since You've Come Around” with Mike Binder at MGB MUSIC in Boulder Colorado.
And, to all of our AMAZING family and friends that helped make our Kickstarter campaign a success, making this recording possible! Extra Special THANK YOU: Mona Rosene, Mike & Robin Kinney, Judd & Eldeen Pickett, Daniel & Christina Miles, Lydia Kurniawan, Dobsy & Alex Hogg, Emily Carlson, Lani & Don Dolifka, Tom & Sara Walsh, Steve & Joyce Schafer, Matt Young, Justin & Autumn Williams, Simon & Clare Jones, Jim & Kelly Roos, Wayne Pyle, Hannah & Jake Weidmann, Osana, Cheryl & Danny Jackson, Linda Sue Head, Rebecca Pettigrew! You all are INCREDIBLE!!!

Dave is also super thankful for his sponsors in no particular order:
- Grosh Guitars:
- Stringjoy:
- DG Custom Cables:
- 64 Audio:
- Shubb Capos:
- Franklin Strap:
Also, a special thanks you to Zenith Window Cleaning in Denver, Colorado!


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MOUNTAINCITY is a married singer-songwriter duo from Colorado. We write, record, and perform songs that shine a light on authentic love.

MOUNTAINCITY tours the United States and performs 100+ times per year, and currently has 16+ Million Streams on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc.
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