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Haunted 
23rd-Jun-2007 10:50 am
I tripped over the melody line for this on Thursday night. When daisy_knotwise took some time getting Katie to sleep last night (and then thoughtfully headed off to spend some late night time on the computer while I finished things up), the lyrics came to follow.

Lyrics and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2007

Haunted

A voice in the wind whispers gently,
Speaking of things I don’t dare,
Repeating the promise you sent me
And swearing you’ll always be there.
You’ll be there.
Everywhere.

And I beg you to grant me one answer
To just how this all came to be.
The wind swirls the leaves like a dancer
And shadows are all I can see.
Shadows of you and of me.
I can see.

You said that you loved me and never would go
And I thought that our love had forever to grow.
But death is a bastard and takes who he will
And with your last breath, you swore you’d love me still.

I hear your voice whisper by moonlight
And when I awake at the dawn.
I reach out to you holding you tight,
But when I close my arms, you are gone.
You are gone.
Then you’re gone.

And if I found I had the power
To tell you to go or to stay,
Stop haunting my dreams for an hour,
I don’t know just what I would say.
I would say
Anyway.

They say that I’m crazy and I might agree
And no one else hears what you’re saying to me
And if I should stand on the edge of a hill
And take one last step, I could be with you still.

A voice in the wind whispers gently,
Speaking of things I don’t dare,
Repeating the promise you sent me
And swearing you’ll always be there.
You’ll be there.
You’ll be there.
Everywhere.
Comments 
23rd-Jun-2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I like this. Evocative and thoughtful, a place most of us have been but few would articulate.

Can't wait to hear the melody someday ...
23rd-Jun-2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Brought a tear to my eyes - I will have to make sure I get to one of your filks so I can hear it, too.
23rd-Jun-2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Interesting lyrics; hope I'll hear the music soon.
23rd-Jun-2007 05:15 pm (UTC) - haunted
COOL!!!
kinda on the theme of "silver" i like it.
i thought you might be influnced by having a baby in the house and start writing songs about fatherhood ( happy first fathers day) love of children and such. maybe you dont tell us about those songs.???

23rd-Jun-2007 08:55 pm (UTC) - Re: haunted
Naw, you just have to look back about a week. Like here. :)
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24th-Jun-2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!

On "Monster": it looks to me like it might actually set to music as four lines to a verse, which would give you more room to play. It also feels pretty strongly rhythmic and my first thought was a tango, but I'm not sure that's quite the right rhythm.

Not sure if that's particularly helpful, but I figured I'd give it a shot...
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