Topic: Listen - Original Song

Hi everyone - been a hot minute since I've been round these parts, but absolutely lovely to see some very familiar names still active in here. I hope everyone is well.
To those I've never "met" before, it's lovely to meet you all. Quite a lot has changed since I was last on, but brilliant to see this community is still going strong.

I figured I'd come back and share a song I've written - s'only polite and all. Hope you like it. My recorded (Garageband) version is available on Soundcloud at this link: https://soundcloud.com/mdr1977/listen

Now lemme see if I can still post songs all purdy like

Listen Mark Robertson






[Am]If I told you [Em]my situation


[F]is it something you[G] could hear


[Am]Coz I’ve been doubting,[Em] my intuition


[F]So I really need [G]you near


I’m [F]not looking for, [G]any answers


I [F]really just need [G]a friend


[C]Don’t look away


[Em]Don’t tell me to be strong


[Am]I need you to [Em]hear me


[C]Don’t look away


[Em]Don’t figure out what’s wrong


[Am]All you can do for [Em]me


Is[C] listen


[Am]Listen


I [Em]need you to h[G]ear me


[C]Listen [Am]


Listen, and [Em]that’s how you’ll [G]heal me


[Am]if I showed you [Em]my resistance


[F]is it something you [G]could bear


[Am]coz I’ve been fighting their [Em]good intentions


[F]So I need to know [G]you’re there


I’m [F]not looking for, [G]any answers


I [F]really just need [G]a friend



[C]Don’t look away


[Em]Don’t tell me to be strong


[Am]I need you to [Em]hear me


[C]Don’t look away


[Em]Don’t figure out what’s wrong


[Am]All you can do for [Em]me


Is[C] listen


[Am]Listen


I [Em]need you to h[G]ear me


[C]Listen [Am]


Listen, and [Em]that’s how you’ll [G]heal me


[Am][Em][F][G] x 2


[C]Don’t look away


[Em]Don’t tell me to be strong


[Am]I need you to [Em]hear me


[C]Don’t look away


[Em]I don’t wanna know what’s wrong


[Am]All you can do for [Em]me


Is[C] listen


[Am]Listen


I [Em]need you to h[G]ear me


[C]Listen [Am]


Listen, and [Em]that’s how you’ll [G]heal me



 

All I got, is a red guitar, three chords and the truth

Re: Listen - Original Song

Well done sir!     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

Re: Listen - Original Song

Well that just gets down to the root of the matter right quick.

Kind of blown away by it, actually.  I'm going to give it a try, I think.  I'm just wondering if I should listen to your SoundCloud version first.  LOL!  I sometimes like to bring my own approach to songs before hearing how it's supposed to sound.     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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Re: Listen - Original Song

Mark,

That is just awesome. 
Wonderful voice !
Strong, strong lyrics!
I kept waiting for the Scottish accent to kick in  smile
My family roots share quite a bit with southern and Eastern Scotland.

Thanks for sharing - hope there is more to come.
Don't be a stranger -visit often.

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Listen - Original Song

Good one Bud please post more often.  You have a great voice and you know how to write a perfect lyric and compose a good tune.     

Re: Listen - Original Song

thanks for sharing, great song well performed. love the piano riff. keep them coming.     

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

Re: Listen - Original Song

I love it Mark! Welcome back  - what a great song to come back with. Strong vocals and wonderful mix!     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT