Monday, March 30, 2009

Song #10: "This Is Where I Begin"

My latest song is about boundaries. Intended for a female singer. Here is the tune (.mp3), the sheet music (.pdf) and me singing the song, poorly (.wav). The full lyrics are below (not too meaningful without the music). Both the tune and the words are my own original work. I've gone as far as I can with this song. Now it's your turn! Midi file available upon request.

This Is Where I Begin

It seemed so simple then.
We would be more than friends.
Melting together, give what you can,
Take what you need.
We couldn't see the toll,
The loss of self-control.
As bad as losing you was the losing me.

Because this is where I begin.
This is where you must end.
No you can't come over this side
Even if you are my friend.
This is my hiding place.
You'll have to find your own.
Because even if I love you
We must face the world alone.

We crave consistency,
Lifelong security.
It's not a path you take without cost.
See what we lost.
Love unconditional
Can be dysfunctional.
Our contract clearly states I must rescue you
From anything you do.
You never have to truly stand up on your own.

This is where I begin.
This is where you must end.
No you can't come over this side
Even if you are my friend.
This is my own reward.
You'll have to earn your own.
Because even if I love you
We must face the world alone.

Don't walk away.
Let's find a way.
Let's compromise, negotiate but for today.
Can't make no plans.
Please understand.
You can't take all of me.
You only take my hand.

This is where I begin.
This is where you must end.
No you can't come over this side
Even if you are my friend.
This is my Paradise.
You'll have to build your own.
Because even if I love you
We must face the world alone.

Lyrics and tune copyright © 2009, Glenn Campbell, PO Box 30303, Las Vegas, NV 89173.
Released from Deming, New Mexico.
You can see all my songs here. All my songs and screen stories are indexed at LoveStrangely.com

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