We wrote "Paris, or wherever we are" while we were working on our morning pages. There's a super interesting book I've been reading called The Artist's Way that talks about tapping back into your creativity, breaking down walls that we put up when we're afraid of being exposed, and ultimately finding the things that inspire your creative side and staying there for awhile. The author has you write a few pages every morning, stream of consciousness style, just to get rid of the things that make your mind busy first thing in the morning, or to create something before your inhibitions kick in.
Michael and I were sitting in two different rooms, all the windows in the apartment open. He was strumming the guitar and I was writing in my journal. I heard him singing this really beautiful melody, so I got up from writing and sat with him by the window. The street below was already humming with people, the flower boxes hung from every window, the beautiful Parisian rooftops sat there, stained with character and so picturesque. We started writing together and mostly finished that song in one sitting, with a few tweaks once we got home.
I've included a little snippet video below, hope you enjoy!