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Valentine (Just The Way It Is)

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« on: March 16, 2021, 09:53:46 PM »
I've had a bit of a lull this year, struggling to come up with stuff. I'd worked a little on the lyrics for somebody else but my own stuff (the lyrics I write just for myself) had pretty much dried up.

I seem to have found some inspiration though (I wrote 5-6 songs last night, and a couple today. Including this one, just now.

It's a ballad. Think "Chicago" with simple piano and a lead guitar softly emerging after the second chorus. Yes, this does have a tune and, yes, the words DO fit the tune (I'm sure some of you will look at them and think those lines are too long but they're actually not).

Anyway, since it's a little quiet on this part of the forum (and I've been a little quiet myself) I thought I'd post this one. :D



VALENTINE (JUST THE WAY IT IS)

VERSE
It has to be this way
We're clinging on to something that has changed too much to make it worth the effort, wouldn't you say?
It's hard to let it go
When we had such good chemistry but that's the way that life can turn against you, I suppose

CHORUS
I hope you understand
It's just the way it is
And there is nothing either one of us can do to change my mind
It's not what I had planned
It's just the way it is
And that's my final word. Goodbye, my love. Goodbye, my Valentine

VERSE
It hurts to let you down
But we both now we've passed the point of no return - we cannot force the clock to turn around
It's tearing me apart
That in the end I cannot find the love that once was all that drove the blood around my heart

CHORUS
I hope you understand
It's just the way it is
And there is nothing either one of us can do to change my mind
It's not what I had planned
It's just the way it is
And that's my final word. Goodbye, my love. Goodbye, my Valentine

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE
The mirror tells no lies
I look upon the image that is staring back and that's not someone that I recognise
I slowly turn away
I cannot stand to see that face that made this choice to break the vow and face the fact I've changed

CHORUS
I hope you understand
It's just the way it is
And there is nothing either one of us can do to change my mind
It's not what I had planned
It's just the way it is
And that's my final word. Goodbye, my love. Goodbye, my Valentine
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Neil C

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 10:38:14 PM »
@Sterix,
Like it Martin. Some good lines and interesting scans.
I just wonder if the title should be simply be Goodbye, my Valentine?
:-) neil
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