Don't Let Me Keep You

Don't Let Me Keep You

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I had this idea for a country song and sent the title and chorus along with my liner notes to my cowriting partner Gwyn (sometimes I get what I think is a good idea then do a brain dump of possible verse and chorus lyrics for him to assemble). So he sent me back the lyrics and I put music to them. I do enjoy singing in this style of slurry slidey country...I don't know if anyone likes to hear it though! Biggrin

Lyrics: 

DON’T LET ME KEEP YOU
(c) 2018 Cooper/Jones
All Rights Reserved
 
CHORUS
If you’d rather be someplace else 
Then don’t let me keep you 
If you wanna be with someone else
Then don’t let me keep you
Tho’ the grass is never greener
You won’t learn until you’ve been there 
If you’d rather move along 
Then please don’t let me keep you

VERSE
We arrive together but then you start to act like we’re apart
I don’t wanna be a victim of your ‘wishful thinking’ heart 
I can’t relax and it’s making me uneasy
I’m wond`rin` ‘when’ not ‘if’ you`re gonna leave me
 

CHORUS
If you’d rather be someplace else 
Then don’t let me keep you 
If you wanna be with someone else
Then don’t let me keep you
Tho’ the grass is never greener
You won’t learn until you’ve been there 
If you’d rather move along 
Then please don’t let me keep you

 
VERSE
Lately I don’t catch your eye like I used to do
I`m not the one these days who gets the very best of you
There`s someone new, you`re tryin` to impress her
And I`m worried she could become my successor

CHORUS
If you’d rather be someplace else 
Then don’t let me keep you 
If you wanna be with someone else
Then don’t let me keep you
Tho’ the grass is never greener
You won’t learn until you’ve been there 
If you’d rather move along 
Then please don’t let me keep you



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cindyrella's picture

I hate having no internet at our new place but I was able to hear this and it is super! I love what you do!

dsweidel's picture

Love the line I’m wond`rin` ‘when’ not ‘if’ you`re gonna leave me
And the melody is great. Love this style

dsweidel's picture

PS - hope you don't mind but I shared this song! I really love it Smile

metalfoot's picture

Classic country style FOR SURE. Love it. The swoopy slidy melody/vocal style had to be fun to record! (And probably the sort of thing you tell your vocal students NOT to do)

How *do* we convince Gwyn to sign up over here?

Yup sure us classic country. Lovely performance. Really liked that one.

billwhite51's picture

simply wonderful. classic in all the best ways. plus a few surprising departures from the expected melodic resolutions. this my favorite vocal of yours and the lyric is impeccable,

RalphCarl's picture

Beautiful song. Your voice is a shining star in this pretty, old style country song. The lyrics are gold, also . Very nice all the way around. Thanks

colgoo's picture

This has such a classic country feel! Love the way your voice does a near yodel in this melody. Really nice job.