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Topic: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

STANDING OVER MY GRAVE
Lyrics written 2-15-21
Tuning:  Drop C#  (Db)
  C# G# C#F# A# D#
(Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Primarily in E if tuned to standard.

V1
From the time that I was 10,
I discovered how to be a friend.
To stand by you,
When no one wanted to come through

(FILL)

V2
We fought, as most friends do
But no one could touch us,
We were super glue >>>>
No matter what - we –went – through

(RIFF 1)

Chorus:
When you’re standing over my grave
                              (And you shed those tears)
And they say that prayer,
                  (Do not let them fall on me)
 
I am not the one who forgot about you
                                      (I was always your friend)
And I was one who always cared

V3
There were some fair-weather friends,
No harm came from them,
The brothers and sisters I did find -
Became blood the same as mine!

(BRIDGE)

V4
So as you think on the past,
remember how it went so fast.
So as you think on the past,
Why did our friendship end?

Chorus:
When you’re standing over my grave
                              (And you shed those tears)
And they say that prayer,
                  (Do not let them fall on me)
 
I am not the one who forgot about you
                                      (I was always your friend)
And I was one who always cared

V5
If you’re out there and you do not care,
I say I apologize. I apologize
My eyes are closed forever more
So now I cry, yes I’ll cry some more.

(RIFF)

Chorus: x2

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

nice one beamer, going to put it music?     

out of tune out of key and out of touch

Re: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

reads like a great poem, i can imagine it spoken or hammered out with a strong back beat driving it along     

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

Re: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

Beamer

The chorus lyrics IMHO  are top shelf buddy !

Hope you put it to music!
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

5 (edited by beamer 2021-02-17 17:45:58)

Re: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

Thanks guys! Isn't it great how being pissed off can contribute so much to your creativity?

Music is in work.  Sonbeam and I were hashing it out last night.  I think we will brake it down into structured parts going fwd. im thinking something like

V 1 / FILL / V 2 / RIFF-1 / C / V3  / BRIDGE  / V4  / C / V5 / C / C > >> END

BTW be looking for a new member. Though not a guitarist, he wants to participate and start submitting songs and poetry. His user name .... Wait for it ... SONBEAM.
(Thanks to whoever it was that initially started calling him that big_smile )  I helped him get signed up last night.  So hopefully he will put his greeting in the general chat box soon.

Here is a"scratch"  section that has verse, fill and what should be the bridge.  I sooo need a bass player!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMOWp-kY8UI

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: STANDING OVER MY GRAVE / edited for form

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