Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Song #2: "Just One Candle"

My second 3-minute song, completed this morning, is quasi-spiritual. It is intended for a female singer.

Here is the tune (synthetic piano), the sheet music, and me singing the song (poorly). The full lyrics are below. (Midi file available upon request.) Both the tune and the words are my own original work.



Just One Candle

I was walkin' down by Jordan
Thinking of my Sin.
That was when I found forgiveness
Coming from within.

Every step that you take on the road of life
Is haunted by doubts and burdened with strife.
It's a world of danger and needless lies,
So you give it your best and compromise.

When all hope is gone, you look for the light.
It takes just one candle to light the night.
It takes just one smile to ease the pain,
To carry you forward to love again.

If there is a God in Heaven
Looking after me.
I don't need to ask forgiveness.
I know He can see.

For when I was alone by the riverside,
I just wanted peace and a place to die.
There was no one to see me cry that day,
So I picked myself up and walked away.

When all hope is gone, you look for the light.
It takes just one candle to light the night.
It takes just one smile to ease the pain,
To carry you forward to love again.

If there is a God in Heaven
Looking after me.
He don't need my adoration,
Just my honesty.

Honesty... and I'm the host.
It's lies inside that hurt the most.
Your life is a chance to prove what's right.
You can't give up without a fight.

For when I was alone by the riverside.
It was only myself with nowhere to hide.
Because it don't matter what you believe.
It's only yourself you must never deceive.

When all hope is gone, you look for the light.
It takes just one candle to light the night.
It takes just one smile to ease the pain,
To carry you forward to love again.

I was walkin' down by Jordan
Thinking of my Sin.
That was when I found forgiveness
Coming from within.
From within.


(c) 2008, Glenn Campbell, PO Box 30303, Las Vegas, NV 89173.
Also see my other songs and screen stories at Love, Strangely.

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