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Topic: Any Road Up

A few of days ago someone ( I think it was Peatle)  on this forum responded to something someone wrote - and used the phrase  " any road up".  It struck me hard - I wrote it down on a scrap of paper on my desk. I kept looking at it over the past couple days and thinking - there's gotta be a song there somewhere.   This morning I woke up at 4:45 and had a couple of the chorus lines in my head.  Picked up my guitar and started playing around.... this is what I came up with. I'm sure it will need a few tweaks smile

Any Road Up By Jim Kenyon





Verse 1


[G]Today is not enough ya’ know, and I [C]can’t count on yester[G]day


[G]Promises of what the future holds,[D]helps me to find my way


[G]Tonight, Tomorrow , or a month from now,[C]maybe even next [G]year


[G]I’m looking for a love to steal my heart, and [D]take me away from [G]here


.


Chorus


Oh [C]any road up, [C]any road up, [G]any road out of this lonely town


[C]any road up, [C]any road up, [G]any road that won’t let me down


[C] route 66 or the road less traveled, (yeah)[G] any road up, will do


[D]I’ll take any road up, long as I get there ,[C] any road toward a love that’s [G]true


.


[G]leaves are falling as the trees are turning [C]black against the [G] sky


[G]Dreaming of what love could be ,even [D] though I don’t know why



[G]Silence, strangers and empty spaces, are the [C]things I‘ve grown to [G]know


[G]now I’m searching for a love to save me, and[D] take me any road back [G]home




Chorus


Oh [C]any road up, [C]any road up, [G]any road out of this lonely town


[C]any road up, [C]any road up, [G]any road that won’t let me down


[C] route 66 or the road less traveled, (yeah)[G] any road up, will do


[D]I’ll take any road up, long as I get there ,[C] any road toward a love that’s [G]true




Yeah


[D]I’ll take any road up, long as I get there ,[C] any road toward a love that’s [G]true


yeah


[D]I’ll take any road up, long as I get there ,[C] any road toward a love that’s [G]true





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Re: Any Road Up

Hi Jim. It was me, by the way. Any road up is a phrase I heard on TV on one of our rural soaps or even by George Formby, it's an exclamation as is "well I'll go to the back of our house!" It's nicer than swearing!

As for the song you've written, I have to say I love it. You've made the phrase your own by giving it another meaning. And I love the way the whole thing fits together.     

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

Re: Any Road Up

been lots of new songs here lately,i knew it would only a matter of time
before TIG gave us a new one.good on ya.     

The King Of Audio Torture

Re: Any Road Up

Hi Jim. I've just run through your song a couple of times....oh dear! I loved your words....but with the chords you put on it the rhythm and tune I gave it woosh!!! Fabuloso!!! I hope to get a few moments tomorrow to do a scratch recording which I'll send you if it's okay.     

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

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Re: Any Road Up

Phill
That would be fabulous - I am looking forward to it.
and as always, feel free to make any changes  you think would make it better.

Thanks !!
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: Any Road Up

Hey nice lyrics. I started playing around with it with a slow melody and chorus.

Charlie     

Re: Any Road Up

Hi Charlie, welcome to the forum. It's taken you 11 years to find us so don't be a stranger.     

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

Re: Any Road Up

Phill Williams wrote:

Hi Jim. I've just run through your song a couple of times....oh dear! I loved your words....but with the chords you put on it the rhythm and tune I gave it woosh!!! Fabuloso!!! I hope to get a few moments tomorrow to do a scratch recording which I'll send you if it's okay.

Phill,how about sending me a copy too
thanks     

The King Of Audio Torture

Re: Any Road Up

easybeat wrote:
Phill Williams wrote:

Hi Jim. I've just run through your song a couple of times....oh dear! I loved your words....but with the chords you put on it the rhythm and tune I gave it woosh!!! Fabuloso!!! I hope to get a few moments tomorrow to do a scratch recording which I'll send you if it's okay.

Phill,how about sending me a copy too
thanks

Yep, no probs, if it sounds as good out loud as it does in my mind it should be a cracker.     

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

Re: Any Road Up

Masterful job once again, TIG ... I seem to hear this one being played in a rock-a-billy style, with a bit of "who gives a hoot" attitude in the vocal delivery. Your ability to paint pictures with words is a continual amazement to me ... many thanks!     

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Re: Any Road Up

Jim that has got country- rock or rock-a-billy written all over it. Phill with his polish and smooth delivery a perfect man to do your song. Excellent. I can't claim the phrase Any road up as one from me.  Phills part of the world  definetly has some wonderful sayings and phrases.