Topic: Independence


Verse 1
        G                  D
I’m holding my head higher
C          Em
Than I’ve held it before
G              D
I’m looking for independence
C            Em
A journey I’m on my own for
G            D
There can’t be another day
C        Em
I have to be looked after
G            D       
I have to be alone
Em        C        C
For this endless chapter

Chorus 1
Em            C
I’m on the road to independence
Em                    G
It’s not working out for me
Cos’ everytime I see his eyes
C            Em
I know he should be with me
Em                 G
Maybe then I’d understand
D        C           Em
Independence isn’t the key

Verse 2
So here I am again
Acting like a school girl
Looking into his eyes
I choke back on giggles

I wonder once again
What it feels to be in his arms
I start to remember
When I just fall into them

D                              C        Em
Independence isn’t right for me
D            C        Em
Independent isn’t really what I wanna be
D              C        Em
Independence is supposed to be fun
C        G
But it isn’t, and I’m sick of it
Em                      D  D7   D
I wanna be with you…

Chorus 1

Chorus 2
I was on the road to independence
It didn’t work out for me
Cos’ I would rather be with you
Then on my own with nothing to do
And now I understand
Independence isn’t right
When around family and friends

By Rhiannon Gilson

Follow your heart
It usually makes the right decisions <3

Re: Independence

Good gracious, Rhiannon!  Such a complex state of affairs . . . I'm glad that I am a shallow individual and largely untroubles by such conflicted emotions.  There is no guy worth so much complicated trauma.

Sometimes I'm tired.  Sometimes I'm hungry.  Sometimes I am both tired and hungry - and that is about as complicated as my emotions ever get . . . maybe that's because I am a male?

Very nice song - would love to hear a recording of it on Friends of Chordie or somewhere.

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"

Re: Independence

great song riannon. i applogize on behalf of the male race. this guy you wrote this about has got to be a fool. keep your head high because not all of us are bad

Everything is bad including me
But being bad is good policy
Reverend Horton Heat

Re: Independence

Hi Rhiannon,

Great and thought provoking song from you and as James said a recording would be great.

As a 'nearly' relative I will come and sort this guy out if he does not treat you right.


"Do, or do not; there is no try"

Re: Independence

hi rhiannon i hope your life gets on the road you want to go but theres all the time in the world so stay cool...

love is life ,life is for love,keep a true heart and live life to the full....stay cool

Re: Independence

Hi  Rhiannon
Nice song. I guess it's from the heart.
Sometimes you don't know what you have got till you try to live without it.



Re: Independence

awesome Rhiannon, haven't heard anything new from you in a while, and this song is so good.

stay cool and keep writing

If you spend your life judging people, how will you ever have time to love them ♥

Re: Independence

Hi Rhiannon,

I love "DOGS" But i dont lie down and sleep with them! This person {If Real}
will think more of you if you are an independent person.
Good piece from the heart. Dont put your young life on hold for  anyone..

Old Doll.

Why Blend in with the Crowd ? When you were made to stand out !

Re: Independence

oh thank you all so much! im glad that you liked it!!
This boy i talk about has hurt me so much that i thought i wouldnt need anyone to help me! thanks rhiannon

Follow your heart
It usually makes the right decisions <3