1 (edited by Phill Williams 2019-07-12 14:37:25)

Topic: Memories Fade

I haven't posted a new song for ages so here's one I've just finished writing but not yet recorded.

Memories Fade.Undefined


[INTRO; Em-G-| Em-D | Em-Am |Em-D-Em||]




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[Em] Were you afraid, when you were [G] alone?


Late in the [Em] night, deep in a [D] hole.


A hole of [Em] despair, [G] heartache and [Am] pain.


[D] Memories [Em] fade. [D] But the nightmare [Em] remains.


Time is a [Em] cave. Dark with no [G] end.


No shaft of [Em] light. Appears round the [D] bend.


Vengeance is [Em] mine. [G] Though the crime was all [Am] yours.


[D] Memories [Em] fade. [D] But never the [Em] cause.


(CHORUS)




[C] Do you remember life with [G] me?


[C] Do you remember walking [Em] free?


[C] The future within [D] our [Em] grasp.


Memories [D] fade – [Am]but the nightmare will [Em] last.


[Em-G-| Em-D| Em-Am| Em-D-Em]




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I will not [Em] come. As I've run to you [G] before.


No late night [Em] calls. No open [D] door.


It's time in your [Em] life, [G] you faced your own [Am] fate.


[D] Memories [Em] fade. But the nightmare [Em] remains.


[SOLO; C-G-Em-D| C-G-Em| C-G-D-Em-Am| Em-Em||]


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What do you [Em] see. Do you dare close your [G] eyes?


Cold as the [Em] lunar dust. Burn like your [G] lies.


Made-up like [Em] history. [G] So what do you [Am] gain?


Memories [Em] fade. [D] But the nightmare [Em] remains.


(CHORUS)


[Em-G-| Em-D| Em-Am| Em-D-Em]




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[SOLO; C-G-Em-D| C-G-Em| C-G-D-Em-Am| Em-Em||] to end.




Phill Williams July 2019





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

Re: Memories Fade

Phill,

I've got a feeling this is gonna sound fabulous - can't wait !
Jim     

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Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Re: Memories Fade

good to see a new song from ya Phill
very much looking forward to hearing it.     

The King Of Audio Torture

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Quite a chilling story Phill can we learn more about this song please and hear a recording soon ?     

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Powerful words Phill can't wait to hear it as a song. That is  pure gold.     

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I'm agreeing with @Grah1 on this one; chilling, and I'd like to hear the backstory ...

Cheers

Richard     

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7 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-07-13 09:52:27)

Re: Memories Fade

Very nicely done, Phill ... I especially like the metaphor about time being a cave, with no end in sight. This is probably the best description of hopeless despair I've ever read, and unfortunately it resonates within. The chord structure is very David Gilmour-ish.

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Very nicely done, Phill ... I especially like the metaphor about time being a cave, with no end in sight. This is probably the best description of hopeless despair I've ever read, and unfortunately it resonates within. The chord structure is very David Gilmour-ish.

I'd been listening to "wish you were here" and I'm afraid I might have stolen a bit? Namely the riff and some of the chord structure.

As usual with me the first line sparked off the rest of the words. I was trying to be poetic and paint verbal pictures....no that's coblers...I just tried to express the feelings I had when my first marriage fell apart, how she expected me to jump when she called and demanded money!
I think we've all been close to despair, I just wanted her to feel it, because she was the human (almost) of a bovine animal that chews grass and lives in a field.     

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

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Thanks Jim. I've started the recording but it will have to wait a few days till I can do the drums and vocals.     

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

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Thanks Brian. I've been quite busy writing new songs, but they don't reach the standard I want to project on Chordie.     

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

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Grah1 wrote:

Quite a chilling story Phill can we learn more about this song please and hear a recording soon ?

It's the dark side of my mind, Grah
! Have a look at my reply to TF I think that explains my mindset at the time.     

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

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Thanks Peatle and Neo, I will post it on SoundCloud if it's good enough. The back story is in the reply to TF. I may expand on it at a later date.     

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

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WOW Phill. That is quite moving. Wish I had the talent to express myself the way you do. 5 Stars from me!     

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Many thanks UJB, great praise indeed. I was a little worried that the words might have been a little too deep or personal but judging by the response I needn't have worried.     

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

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Very powerful and dark lyrics. Looking forward to hearing the recording.     

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