Thank you Jan     

OK

Her is my recording of the song I wrote.
Apologies for my lack of musical abilities. smile

https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … the-covers

Hope you like it

Jim 

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Thanks Phill

I'll give it a shot......  but  my abilities to sing and play are limited ---

I will try to get it done tomorrow.
Thanks you for the kind words.

Happy Spring to you and Ann!!
Jim     

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Nice poem Peatle !

Reminds me of the song Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker
Cheers
Jim     

flower
hello
water
pieces     

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Great performance - love it!!   Superb lyrics.     Music was absolutely fab and I am glad to hear your voice is back !   Looking forward to many new recordings.  Way to go Graham et al absolute joy to listen to!! 

Cheers   Jim     

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Thanks Jan

Try to get up soon - so busy working around house right now

Jim     

Jan
Thank you....

Some of the pics were - but I made the video myself

Jim     

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i wasn't happy about the lyrics of this song - So I re-wrote it.
I took down the old post.
I will try to record it someday soon.



Beneath the Covers    By   Jim Kenyon


(Verse 1)


.


[C]In her self-made studio, she [F]weaves nighttime [C] magic


[C] slender fingers picking notes so [F]elegantly [C]perfect


A voice [F] smooth and sweet, a smile slightly ro[C]mantic


[G] a canvas of others [F] dreams, and hers, I sus[C]pect


.






(Verse 2)


[C] hiding her emotions, she [F] plays some borrowed [C]songs


[C]far from the spotlight it[F]seems that she wants [C]more


As she [F] sings, her eyes offer glimpses into her [C]soul


[G] her past, a mystery andher [F]future, still un[C]sure


.




Chorus


[F]a voice that cradles timeless words of Folds and [C] Prine


As she [F] sings songs of fate and love not meant to [C] be


soft [F] melodies help her through what she can’t [C] explain


be[G]neath the covers, she [F]sets her loving heart [C] free


be[G]neath the covers, she [F] sets her loving heart [C] free


.


( Verse 3)


.



[C ]Hidden in her heart are [F]promises lost to [C] time


[C]seems there’s stories yet un[F] told in her [C] songs


Her words [F] weave a tapestry of life in the [C] night


[G] secrets kept while [F]searching for where she be[C]longs.


.






Chorus


[F]a voice that cradles timeless words of Folds and [C] Prine


As she [F] sings songs of fate and love not meant to [C] be


soft [F] melodies help her through what she can’t [C] explain


be[G]neath the covers, she [F] sets her loving heart [C] free


be[G]neath the covers, she [F] sets her loving heart [C] free


.






outgo


soft [F] melodies helping her through what she can’t [C] explain


be[G]neath the covers, she [F] sets her loving heart [C] free


Slower


she’s [G]beneath the covers, [F] chasing her desti[C]ny


very slow 


be[G]neath the covers, she [F] sets her loving heart [C] free




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ditto Peatle !

New Zealand at it's finest right there boys !
Now it's Jan's turn smile     

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that's really, really good EB   I Love it.  You are such a terrific writer - your wit and wisdom are synonymous !

Jim     

Let us know what you think !

Thanks for giving it a listen.

https://youtu.be/fheKLUJfjBA 

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Peatle
That was soooo good!!!   
I really enjoyed it - lovely place to live - and the uniqueness of the video is really cool. 
Way to go - thanks for sharing !

Cheer!!
Jim     

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Thanks EB

it was thought provoking

Cheers
Jim     

Apologies for the singing and playing   It was a quick take on computer mic.

All comments appreciated.

https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … f-you-dare

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My niece just came home from 6 months of treatment ( 13 days in the hospital, 13 weeks in residential, and 7 weeks in partial hospitalization.)

She was a real trooper - and has now re-entered ninth grade to get her life gong again.
First three days have gone great - hoping that it continues down a favorable path.

I was thinking today of what it was like for her and all the other like her with such problems.

So I wrote this song today, thinking about her.



Help Me, If  You Dare                by Jim Kenyon


Verse 1


.




[C] In the silence of the deep dark [F] night


[C]Demons creeping just out of [F] sight,


[C]In the shadows of my weary[F]mind


[D]Fear has me nearly [G]paralyzed




Verse 2


.


[C]Beware of eyes where[F] truth's concealed


[C] promised visions that are [F]never real


[C] Whispers dancing to the [F] Devil’s song


[D] a symphony of lies and [G] life gone wrong


.


Chorus


.


[F]Who’s out there that [C] hears me


[F]Who’s out there that [C] sees me


[F] Is there anyone left that [C]really cares


[F] help me, help me [G]please, if you [C]dare


.


Verse 3


.





[C]Every day's a struggle, need to [F] break this fall


[C]Seems every road I travel, has a [F] 12 foot wall


[C]Hope slips through my fingers like [F]hourglass sand


[D] I once had dreams but now I don’t know [G]who I am


.


Chorus


.


[F]Who’s out there that [C] hears me


[F]Who’s out there that [C] sees me


[F] Is there anyone left that [C]really cares


[F] help me, help me [G]please, if you [C]dare




outgo




Slow


[F] if there's anyone left that [C]really cares


[F] help me, help me [G]please, if you [C]dare


[F] is there's anyone left that [C]really cares


[F] help me, help me [G]please, if you [C]dare




really slow


[F] help me, help me [G]please, if you [C]dare



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Brian

Brilliant piece of writing.... methinks in the end it was death in the fast lane all along.
Might wonder if any of those men she slept with ended up in a similar way.

Cheers

Jim     

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Phill

Clever - I love it!

that can't be about you !

JIm     

Phil

LOL


Actually, I was doing both.  I would cast out into the surf - set the pole  in the holder and sit in my chair and read or play my small martin that I bring to the shore. Also an occasional beverage !

I was actually fishing when she came along. Most of the story is made up, but she was definitely a different women.  She did have two oysters that somehow melded together - and she did ask about a pearl inside.   She started talking about visions and energy - saying she was looking for a sign from her mother.  She was really an interesting woman.  When she left, I was sitting there thinking about her and what she said - and then it occurred to me that I never even asked her what her name was. During the whole week I kept watch - but never saw her again.

Hence - the song.  smile
Thanks for giving it a read.

Jim

Well this is what you get when you sit on the beach with a guitar and woman comes up and talks for a bit... and then walks away into the sun.


Beach Woman (Her Heart Can't be Tamed) By Jim Kenyon


Verse1


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[G] I was fishing, [C]alone in the surf and the [G]sand


[G]She was walking [C] looking for shells or a [G]man


[G]In Carolina, [C] a sweet peculiar little [G]thing


[G]She was, guarded [C] by pelicans with angel [G]wings


.


Verse 2


.


[G] in the sunshine,[C] dune sands swirled in the [G]breeze


[G] She said hello there,[C]I was working hard to be at [G]ease


[G] strange smile I thought,[C] but a beautiful work of [G]art


[G] her voice so soft, [C] with a song from a siren’s [G] heart


.




Chorus


.


Oh she was


[C] an intoxicating women, she made my world fall out of [G] sight


the[C] girl was familiar, yet a little different,but it felt so [G] right


[C]On that Island, I was drawn to her yet I didn’t know her [G]name


As the [D]waves whisper a [C]secret , that her heart can’t be [G]tamed


.




Verse 3


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[G]as we walked the beach [C] I noticed her hair had a white [G]feather


[G] She held her hands out,[C] she’d found oyster shells joined [G]together


[G] She laughed out loud,[C] then asked if there might be a pearl [G] inside


[G] such a mystery [C] she said, with a passion that she couldn’t [G]hide


.


Verse 4


.


[G] as she walked away [C]I wondered if I’d ever see her[G] again


[G]her footprints were fading, [C] like memories lost into the [G]sand


[G] I still see her,[C] her silhouette lined by beauty and [G] grace


[G] Mermaid or a dream [C] I don’t know, she’s gone without a [G] trace






Chorus


Oh she was


[C] an intoxicating women, she made my world fall out of [G] sight


the[C] girl was familiar, yet a little different, it just felt so [G] right


[C]On that Island, I was drawn to her yet I didn’t know her [G] name


As the [D]waves whisper a [C]secret , that her heart can’t be [G]tamed




Outgo:


[G] I can still see her,[C] her silhouette in the sun, such beauty and [G] grace


[G] Mermaid or a dream [C] I don’t know, but she’s gone without a [G] trace





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Phill

Pretty grim scenario
Life sure has many different worlds that people exist in.
Thanks for sharing

Jim     

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Peatle,

I get so upset when I see the so called homeless people with their signs - "can you spare a buck", "Veteran - need $ for Hospital bills",   etc, etc, etc... lots of pity signs.

Then You look closer and see they are on their I-phone or are wearing  a nice watch, or $200 sneakers 

I took a picture of the guy that always sits outside of our local mall the other day...... in the back ground of the picture, were four businesses all with help wanted signs.

I pulled up - he came over for a handout - I rolled down the window and asked him if he wanted a couple hundred bucks-  he said yeah - I then pointed at the signs and said go apply for a job there and pointed at the signs - slowly pulled away dropping a $1 bill out the window.

I suppose he still won bc he got my $1, smile

They are all over.  I read once that if a beggar was on a city street, and and the flow of human traffic was 200 people an hour and if just 1 in 10 people gave him $5 - an 8 hour day would net them - tax free - $800 !  x 5 days a week  = 4,000  x 52 weeks = $208,000   (tax free)


Peatle - I know that are many that truly need help - but there are so many that are looking for ........ well, as P.T. Barnum said  " There's a sucker born every minute" !


Thanks for sharing your poem.

Jim     

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Well written Peatle - so true

CS Lewis quote is spote on !

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

Jim     

Graham
First, glad you are feeling better

Cool song - don’t think my stomach would agree either     

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Thanks Peatle - I changed it a bit this morning

a couple small lyrical changes and different chorus chords.
Thanks for giving it a look


Cheers

Jim