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New song released!


In the Last Moments... You Were There by Kelli Caldwell

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Oh My Darling ~ 130 BPM

Copyright © 2002 Kelli Caldwell


Texte alternatif

In a cavern in a canyon
Excavating for a life
I was left to think about you
For the rest of my eternity


No, I didn’t see it coming
That I drove you to the edge
You were set on my ejection
So you led me to the Bitter End


Then you watched from high above me
Spitting love down now and then
I was thirsting for a reason
I was desperate to pretend


Oh my Darling
You wouldn't doom me to regret
Everything I've ever done
Anything I may have said

Oh my Darling
How did I lose you in the end?
Was it ever really true
Or naive me and never you


Bore a river, Salty Teardrops
I can fish there for a way
To forget you, never knew you
On a quest now for a remedy


In the smoke from burning memories
S.O.S.—I’ll try again
To believe I’ll find another
Fall in love with yet a better friend


Still the sun beats down upon me
And I feel you in the rays
Every midnight, every morning
On an echo, I replay


Oh my Darling
You wouldn't doom me to regret
Everything I've ever done
Anything I may have said

Oh my Darling
How did I lose you in the end?
Was it ever really true

Or naive me and never you


Additional verse idea:
Carving love songs in the cliffside
Where the wind blows them away
In the dust I find your footprint

And I sleep there for a hundred days


Lyric notes: verse/chorus start... playing with the idea of taking a known folk song and giving it a different spin

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