1 (edited by TIGLJK 2018-11-03 14:57:28)

Topic: Close Your Eyes

I had this in my head last night and wrote the chorus.... and had nothing else !
Got up at 5:30  came downstairs - sat there looking out the window for about 20 minutes having a cup of coffee.
and then it the words just started fitting together.

This is what I ended up with....
Hope you like it


Close Your Eyes By Jim Kenyon


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Verse 1


[G]There’s a wind that’s whistling, through the lonesome pines


I’m just[C] wondering where it’s been and what it[G] left down the line


[G]It reminds me of a love that once was in this heart of mine


Oh there ain’t[D] nothing quite as lonely as a [C]love that’s left be[G]hind




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Verse 2


[G]A pretty sunset this evening, says it’s the end of the day


Oh it [C]makes me sad, there’s nothing I can [G] do to make it stay


[G]It reminds me of the night you left , I didn’t know what to say


Oh there ain’t [D]nothing quite as lonely as a [C]love that slips a[G]way




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Chorus


[C]Close your eyes tonight, and [G]set yourself free


Oh[D] close your eyes tonight and tell me [C]what it is you [G]see


Please [C]close your eyes tonight,let your [G]mind fall back in time



oh [D]Close your eyes and tell me am I [C]ever on your [G]mind ?




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Verse 3


[G]There’s a train in the valley, that’s rolling down the track


I can’t [C]tell where it’s heading , what it [G]carries or what it lacks


[G]It reminds me of a love that’s lost and slipped right through a crack


Yeah there ain’t [D] nothing quite as lonely as a [C]love you can’t get[G] back


 


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Chorus


[C]Close your eyes tonight, and [G]set yourself free


Oh[D] close your eyes tonight and tell me [C]what it is you [G]see


Please [C]close your eyes tonight,let your [G]mind fall back in time


oh [D]Close your eyes and tell me am I [C]ever on your [G]mind ?


oh [D]Close your eyes and tell me am I [C]ever on your [G]mind ?


oh [D]Close your eyes and tell me am I [C]ever on your [G]mind ?





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: Close Your Eyes

Wonderful song Jim. I just played it how I think it goes and it just flows. Words bring up thoughts of a love that's lost but not forgotten. Great job! Adding this to my covers.

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

Re: Close Your Eyes

TIG
Looking forward to hearing it.     

The King Of Audio Torture

Re: Close Your Eyes

So good and ditto to what jets60 said about a love that is not forgotten.  Looking forward to hearing this one smile     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
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Re: Close Your Eyes

That's the way they come, my friend. When I get stuck I very rarely try to force it these days. I have pages of lines or verses, when needed they're there. Having read through the song the words do flow together nicely. I imagine it as a slow ballad?
Let's hear it.     

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

Re: Close Your Eyes

Thank you so much for the kind words.
I will put my version of  the song on  soundcloud  in a separate post.

I think it is a really pretty song - could be sung by either gender.
I wish I had a good voice that could do it justice.

Thanks again

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: Close Your Eyes

I left you a note on SoundCloud.   My God man, this hits so close to home and mirrors what I'm going through and I've almost said these exact words the last 3 months to try and find out if there was any hope of saving my marriage and the woman I love and treated wrong. 

So thank you so much for saying something I very much want to say.   I like Jets version also this is just an amazing song.

I'm trying it tonight also!     

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

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