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Before We Go

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I have a melody for this. One day I might make an effort to record it.

 

Today I took a walk to think some

Just to do no other reason

I have to say

To get away

I walked along a road I know

The sidewalk, a different show

And new to me

Were things to see

 

I took the corner to my street

Thinking hard and slightly beat

Through the door

Across the floor

No one home I sat awhile

I searched for wisdom in the tile

I had to know

But let it go (Chorus)

 

As a kid I signed a form

That put me in a uniform

To join a fight

That wasn’t right

I came away with all my parts

Then went to school to learn the arts

And as they say

To find my way

 

Family comes and no one knows

What it needs or how it grows

It’s Nature’s test

We do our best

Things we thought we knew were true

Just yesterday but now on cue

By relevance

Don’t stand a chance (Chorus)

 

Living outside what we dream

Nothing but a patchwork scheme

It saddles us

So ridiculous

Hard at work to make a living

Learning that it’s unforgiving

Embracing it

We make it fit

 

Thinking none of it makes sense

Trapped inside a strange suspense

I only hope

That I can cope

For me there is no final comfort

One last breath a useless effort

Then I’m gone

Forever long (Chorus)

 

Chorus –

 

And the days are ways we mark our time

Each one brings a dying poet’s rhyme

 

And I find my time

Fading fast

Losing my past

Learning at last

That life begins and ends

Just a show

Nothing to know

Before we go

 

Edited by Idunno

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I'm glad you recorded this. I read the lyrics and really wanted to hear them in song.

 

I like this song....the messages stick well and the song flows nicely as a whole. I like the performance as well. You sing with feeling.....emotion even the choruses.

 

I'll be looking for more.

 

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Thanks. I don't do a lot of writing these days. Mostly covers to keep the wall paint entertained (as far as I know). My car broke down on the way home from work so I walked the 4+ miles home. This song is about that and the fleeting thoughts I had while walking. I highly suggest a good long walk to everyone when they can fit one in. It clears the head.

 

Edit to add: I fixed the lyrics above to better match the song

Edited by Idunno

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Excellent! I really enjoyed listening to this. I thought the acoustic playing was really good and the vocal melody was just...it just made me feel relaxed! Bravo! My friend in the next room asked me if I was listening to Steven Stills, whom I'm not that familiar with, but I'd take that as a compliment from her.

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Thanks for the listen and compliment. Stephen Stills, eh? Ha. I'll take it. Thank her for me.

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This song is really good! I read the lyrics before I listened, and I shouldn't have. They didn't make a lot of sense to me outside of a musical context... but when I listened to the song I signed up just to write this post and tell you that its freaking awesome!!!!!!

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This song is really good! I read the lyrics before I listened, and I shouldn't have. They didn't make a lot of sense to me outside of a musical context... but when I listened to the song I signed up just to write this post and tell you that its freaking awesome!!!!!!

 

Wow. Well, thanks a bucketfull and welcome to the site. I think it's kinda on a rebound but hard to tell. Soon as I get a new computer with an updated browser I'll be able to join the musical fray here as a listener. Anyway, thanks again. You make me feel like I sold my first ever concert ticket.

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