Topic: The Place

I haven't posted a song in a while, mostly because I haven't written anything new lately, so here is one I wrote back last year. I call it "The Place". Hope you all like it.

The Place By Jeff Gilpin


9/3/2018


_[.]_




[F]Just how far away must I [C]travel?


[F]Much farther that I planned it [C]seems.


[F]Where is that place I’ve been [C]looking for?


The [G]place that’s been in [Bb]hiding in my [C]dreams.


_[.]_


[F]It could be around the [C]corner.


[F]It could be somewhere I’ve never [C]been.


[F]Maybe it’s on some tropic [C]island,


[G]Or in a [Bb]far off mountain [C]glen.


_[.]_


I [G]know it’s out there somewhere.


I feel it [C]deep within my soul


[F]Whispering to me nightly


And it [Bb]has become my [G]goal.


_[.]_


[F]Maybe it’s not even a [C]real place,


[F]Maybe it’s just a state of [C]mind.


[F]Maybe it is a little bit of [C]everything


[G]All I know is I’ll [Bb]know it when I [C]find.



_[.]_


I [G]know it’s out there somewhere.


I feel it [C]deep within my soul


[F]Whispering to me nightly


And it [Bb]has become my [G]goal.


_[.]_


[F]I can catch a glimmer, sometimes [C]daily


[F]If I somehow ignore all that dis[C]tracts.


[F]I catch just a glimpse for a [C]moment,


But [G]so far I’ve been un[Bb]able to [C]react.


_[.]_


[F]One day my mind will be [C]ready,


[F]And my body will be ready as [C]well


[F]To finally see the dream that e[C]vades me


[G]And when I do….the [Bb]stories I will [C]tell.


_[.]_


I [G]know it’s out there somewhere.


I feel it [C]deep within my soul


[F]Whispering to me nightly


And it [Bb]has become my [G]goal.[F] [C]



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

Re: The Place

Like it JETS !

It is strange how we get little tidbits of information, an offer that seems impossible to refuse,   a few emotions roused that you never had before ,
or something catches our eye ....... and ya think to yourself - is this what  I have been looking for ?

Good song man !

Thanks for sharing - I will look forward to when you post the recording

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

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Re: The Place

This is fantastic, Jets ... five stars, straight up! There's been a lot songs / poems written over the years, about people trying to satisfy an inner thirst, but none of them are any better than yours. I love the lines: "Maybe it's not even a real a place, maybe it's just a state of mind." There's more truth to that than art, IMHO.

Great job, man!

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Re: The Place

Thanks you two. Yeah, this song comes from quite a few ideas, thoughts, and plans all mixed together in my brain, but it comes down to "Where do I want to be, and what do I want to be doing". I've not been a position to do anything about either of those questions before, but I might get that chance in the not too distant future. I should have a recording up sometime tomorrow so keep a look out.     

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

Re: The Place

Uploaded on my soundcloud site now: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/the-place     

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