Topic: Think the Bulb Is Lighting

Hey all,

Here's a song I wrote earlier this year and just uploaded to Soundcloud. Hope you enjoy: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/think-the … s-lighting

I Think the Bulb Is Lighting by Jeff Gilpin


Written on Feb-22-2021


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Intro fingerpicking E7


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Up in the [A7]night [E7]time


And contem[A7]pla[E7]ting


The meaning [A7]of [E7]ev[A7]ery[E7]thing


About the [A7]flo[E7]wers


And morning [A7]sho[E7]wers


Waving [A7]waves [E7]in [A7]the [E7]breeze


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I [D7]think the bulb is [E7]lighting


[D7]Glowing and [E7]brightening


[D7]Thinking my [A7]thinking’s [D7]paying [E7]off


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And when I’m [A7]wat[E7]ching


A little [A7]some[E7]thing


Whatever [A7]cat[E7]ches [A7]my [E7]eye


It could be [A7]star[E7]light


Maybe a [A7]flash[E7]light


Or lightning [A7]bugs [E7]in [A7]the [E7]sky


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I [D7]think the bulb is [E7]lighting


[D7]Glowing and [E7]brightening


[D7]Thinking my [A7]thinking’s [D7]paying [E7]off


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[B7]Wandering thoughts go where they [E7]will


[B7]Making my thoughts wander [E7]still


[B7]Down a crooked lane


Or [Bm7]out a windowpane


Or when I [A7]shutting my eyes


[B7]Much to my surprise


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I close my [A7]eyes [E7]tight


To shut out [A7]the [E7]light


But even [A7]still [E7]light [A7]gets [E7]in


And I see the [A7]sha[E7]dows


Reflecting [A7]rain[E7]bows


Making me [A7]won[E7]der [A7]with[E7]in


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I [D7]think the bulb is [E7]lighting


[D7]Glowing and [E7]brightening


[D7]Thinking my [A7]thinking’s [D7]paying [E7]off



 

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

Re: Think the Bulb Is Lighting

Jeff your real good at these thinking songs. I can picture myself in your song when I am in one of those philosophical moods end of night early morning waiting on sunrise while looking out of a window.     

Re: Think the Bulb Is Lighting

Thanks Pete - This winter I was writing a lot, and my mind was more on the creative side than it is now. I still get in that creative mood but not quite as often.     

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

Re: Think the Bulb Is Lighting

Jeff

It's funny how n' when something strikes you that is inspiring enough to write.

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

your last stanza is me exactly in the morning.....  any bit of light and my sleep is done... gotta get up. It's like I might miss something if I stay in bed.

Good stuff Jeff


Jim     

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