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The Proposal

by Christine McHoes



This newest release is a departure from what I've been doing the past few years. I call it my vacuum cleaner song because of how it was created. What started as a 'rip your heart out' country song turned into a promise in "The Proposal" after my son finally asked his lady of 5 years to be his wife. I just had to write them a song, and this fit like a glove...Sorta....OK..maybe I embellished it just a bit.
Like a good wine, the project had to mellow over time as I pondered how to approach it.
I'm an old fashioned woman and I don't believe ladies should ask a man to marry them, so I wanted to have a man sing it.
That turned into a difficult search because of the key it is written in. However, the last man I asked told me he felt that I was supposed to sing it.
I sighed....relented.... and reworked the lyrics to sing if from a 3rd person angle. Oh, and my grammar remains...countrified...it ain't correct.



1. He held his heart in this letter
to read out loud as if she was standing there
The words he'll say sounded better
when eloquently spoken from that page
He needs to let her know
It's 3 am he's not slept a wink
as he's lying here thinking how he over thinks it all
Sometimes it gets the best of him
'cause he's not very good with words as you know

2.Take her heart hold it gently
*she said, let's grow old together you and me
And you know she'll say yes to ya
Without your love it's incomplete
She needs to let him know
It's 3 am she's not slept a wink
as she's lying here thinking how she overthinks it all
Sometimes it gets the best of her
as she waits for him to say those words...out loud
Will you marry me?


released January 18, 2019
written and produced by
Christine McHoes
RingoLake Music © 2019 BMI
Piano by Christine McHoes
Guitar enchanting works...Billy T Scrapper
Bass from the land of 'Na'... BJ Little
Drums by the Kluneman... Bryan Klune
String production by Peter Ratner
Mixed and Mastered by


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Christine McHoes Skwentna, Alaska

After my hey days as a lead vocalist for many years, I quit... married, moved into a log cabin in bush Alaska and became the modern version of Rebecca Boone. (look her up) and raised my family. Today I'm having more fun being semi retired and creating out of my home studio with a little help from some friends from around the world. enjoy the music.. ... more

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