Topic: To Lose is to Gain

I wrote this one this past weekend. I've been convalescing after a little "procedure" made me have to refrain from exercising for a little while, but I am back on my feet getting my wind back. I also made the mistake of not playing enough when I wrote it to remember how it goes. So as soon as I do remember and I'm able to perform it properly, I promise to record and post it on my Soundcloud page.  In the meantime feel free to try it out on your own if you like and let me know what you think. It's kind of folky like many of my songs if that helps.

To Lose Is to Gain Jeff Gilpin


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8/16/2020


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Verse chords Em – G D – Em – G D Em – Chorus Chords – D Em – G D - Em – G D Em


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To [Em]lose is to gain


Lose your [G]anger lose your [D]pain


[Em]Then begin again


[G]Then be[D]gin a[Em]gain [D]


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I [Em]set upon a path I know


On a late summer's [D]day


The [G]skies were cloudy overcast


But I [D]thought it’d be okay


I was [Em]geared for frugality


To keep my burden [D]light


The [G]hike would be a short one


And I’d [D]try with [G]all my [Em]might


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To lose is to gain


Lose your anger lose your pain


Then begin again


Then begin again


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‘Twas my first in a long while


I was recovering


A minor illness kept


The wind from my wings


But I held my resolve


And back on my feet I climbed


To start a new beginning


And to catch back up with time


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To lose is to gain


Lose your anger lose your pain


Then begin again


Then begin again


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A sprinkle felt from time to time


But it never soaked me wet



I kept my feet a moving


On my journey tryin’ to get


Tryin’ to get me back upon my feet


And put the past behind


‘Cause life is life that’s what it is


And all you’ve got is time


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To lose is to gain


Lose your anger lose your pain


Then begin again


Then begin again


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My journey was a short one


But a step upon my path


To lead to where it led me


For my reward or wrath


I made to the other side


No prize for me await


Just the prize to keep on going


As I tried to remake.


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To lose is to gain


Lose your anger lose your pain


Then begin again


Then begin again


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My lesson was an easy one


That I already knew


But needed the reminding


Like the tying of my shoe


When life knocks you down at times


You can lay down and die


Or get yourself back up again


And give it another try


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To lose is to gain


Lose your anger lose your pain


Then begin again


Then begin again



J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: To Lose is to Gain

Jeff I hope your feeling better and I look forward to hearing you do this  song.     

Re: To Lose is to Gain

I'm feeling better Pete, thanks. I'll most likely get it posted this weekend.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: To Lose is to Gain

Hope you recover fully soon. Every cloud has a silver lining, you were ill but it gave you a fantastic song. I'll look forward to hearing it.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: To Lose is to Gain

Thanks Phill. I agree and it will be posted soon sometime this weekend.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: To Lose is to Gain

Here it is if you'd like to hear how it goes: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/to-lose-is-to-gain     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR