Topic: In Times Like These

I was playing around with power chords this morning and decided to use them in this song. Not a COVID song this time but still a song about what we all are going through, but from my perspective.

In Times Like These By Jeff Gilpin – 6/7/2020


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Here are the power chords I used to play it but feel free to switch to whatever chord you prefer.


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A5=57XXXX D5=X57XXX E5=X79XXX D#=X68XXX


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Intro


A5 | D5 A5| E5 D#5 D5| A5 E5|


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Verse 1




[A5]I’ve never been one to speak my mind


[D5]For the whole wide world to [A5]see,


But in [E5]time like these


I’ve got to [D#5]put it [D5]out there,


In times like [A5]these. [E5]


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Verse 2




You see I’m just [A5]me, just what you see.


It took me [D5]years to get here [A5]too,


To times like [E5]these.


I [D#5]made it [D5]here


To times like [A5]these. [E5]


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verse 3




I don’t [A5]pretend to know what it’s like


To have a [D5]different face from [A5]me


In times like [E5]these.


[D#5]I’m just [D5]me


In times like [A5]these. [E5]



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Verse 4




But it [A5]hurts me to see that some of my friends


Live in a [D5]different world from [A5]me.


Yet it’s the [E5]same world but


With a [D#5]different [D5]free,


Different for every[A5]body. [E5]


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Bridge

I [D5]won’t pretend and tell you that I know what it’s like,


Just [A5]like no one has lived my life,


But [D5]that doesn’t mean my hurt’s not real now.


It’s just a [E5]different kind of hurt. So different than so many others feel. [D5] [A5]


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Verse 5




So I’m [A5]just going to try and understand


How it [D5]is and how I hope it eventually will [A5]be


From [E5]times like these


For [D5#]you and [D5]me


To how I want it to [A5]be. [E5]


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Verse 6




I want to live in a [A5]world where I can say


That we [D5]all are treated equal[A5]ly.


That’s the [E5]way I want it to be


For [D#5]every[D5]body.


The way I wish it [E5]were now, in times like these. [A5]



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

Re: In Times Like These

Quite inspirational. I think I know what you're referring to; racism and eliteism have no place in our modern world and it seems the leaders of our countries are empowering it and actively encouraging radical action? How I wish I could go back to the 1950's when life was so much easier.
Great song I'll enjoy the recording.     

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

Re: In Times Like These

Thanks Phill - Yes - That is what I was writing about for the most part. This song is taking some time. I'm not normally a power chord guy so I'm getting more comfortable with power chords prior to recording.     

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

Re: In Times Like These

Finally, I have a good enough version to share. As I said, power chords are not normally my thing but I gave it a shot. https://soundcloud.com/jets60/in-times-like-these     

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

Re: In Times Like These

Nice - great message in the lyrics !

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

6 (edited by Peatle Jville 2020-06-21 07:41:32)

Re: In Times Like These

Jeff great message. I like the feel that comes with your power chords.

Re: In Times Like These

Thanks you two.     

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