Melinda (Lyrics) Americana

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Creative Brief

I want this to be in the style of the old Glenn Campbell/Jimmy Webb collaborations - songs like "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"

I have a chord progression for the chorus, but the rest of the song I leave to the great Kompoz musicians to develop. I hope this will appeal to someone.

 

Melinda

I look into the mirror

See weathered lines upon my face

In this twilight I realize

I’ve poured my soul into this place

I worked my land with calloused hand

Surrounded by these hills

My work now done 

With a setting sun

I remember you with chills

 

We grew up together

Ranging side by side

But wanderlust took you

The west wind was your guide

I loved the hills and valleys

of our happy home

You chose the mysteries of the world

Left to forever roam

 

Chorus:

D  G     D

It’s dusk now

 C                      G

A warm wind is blowing

C                              G

I still see your long hair flowing

G                           D

Dark like a raven’s wing

G    D

Me - lin -  da ….

C                                   G

With your dreaming eyes so true

C                                        G

Your spirit drew me to you

G                        D

Then away you flew

 

Evening times we’d stride together

Climbing hills so green

Rocky summit views

Beautiful and clean

Breeze blowing through your hair

Never have I seen

Anything so fair

Or moments so serene

 

I was sad

The day you left

But I thought you would return

I never saw your face again

Tho’ many years I yearned

 

Now I’ve reached the point

Where old memories appear so clear

For the first time in a long time 

Your spirit feels so near

 

Melinda, Melinda, once again I see

Melinda, Melinda,  where can you be?

 

Chorus:

D  G     D

It’s dusk now

 C                      G

A warm wind is blowing

C                               G

I still see your long hair flowing

G                           D

Dark like a raven’s wing

G    D

Me - lin  - da ….

C                                   G

With your dreaming eyes so true

C                                        G

Your spirit drew me to you

G       C         D

Then away you flew

G    D

Me - lin  - da ….

C                                   G

With your dreaming eyes so true

C                                        G

Your spirit drew me to you

G       C             D

 

Then away you flew

 

Additional Information

Genre Americana

Collaboration started February 20, 2021 by davkoeh77
Last upload 6 days ago


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