A Fearful Thing

A Fearful Thing

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Liner Notes: 

The lyric was "literally" a message, a post within a forum in response to something for which several commented it should be a "song", -- here it is, such as it is. I never thought it could/would be a song, but, as I picked through it, much as it was just written, (few changes), it seemed "lyrical" as it was. As it goes..., it will change, like the repeat of prior at the end, and etc.

And again, this is a one-take, as writing/recording, then did a quick backfill overdub of Bass to give some dimension, -- maybe not so boring sonically as a bounce track.

Lyrics: 

C Em Am
It's a fearful thing to love what death can touch
C Em Am
A thing for fools, yet a holy thing, to love
C Em Am G g - d ^
To be fated for loving Love, which death can touch, can crush so much
F Am G
It makes me sad to bare such tender toughs
F Am G d // // // d - g^
Even a song binds fate, and cuffs my heart

C Em Am
To many folks they just ha - ate all that’s God
C Em Am
Even Christians, can’t see – ee past their clogs
F Em Am
No more hymns for me... the Devil is the Devil
F Am G d - g
God is God, and I know my place

C Em Am
But occasion - ally, and unpopular
C Em Am
I raise my choice in balance, of a chance,
F Am G Gsus // //
That makes me feel good enough.
F Am G
God is God, and I know my place

C Em Am
It's a fearful thing to love what death can touch
C Em Am
A thing for fools, yet a holy thing, to love
C Em Am G g - d ^
To be fated for loving Love, which death can touch, can crush so much



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Comments

Jerry Pettit's picture

Very nice. I'm impressed with your "picking". Nice vocal work. It would be fun to see the original forum post in your "liner notes". (Hint, hint)

billwhite51's picture

excellent song. i like it more than steve earle's god is god. your singing here is remarkable, shot through with a weariness that is not weary.

You may not remember, but this "post/msg/thread response" (which is the lyric, -- liner note), -- was the one you and maybe one other said, "song it..." so to speak Smile hahhh And my response to the first half, --reaction to (as I call it) musicate it... was the discussion lyric explanation.

I kept that text chunk in front of me as I do, on my FB acct "locked" only I see... and the other day, looking for "those" came across it and sure it would get deleted (a recent thing with me lately)... started to noodle, then "ran tape" (so to speak Smile ) , got a decent modulation and then even grabbed a bass sitting there to "root" it with some dimension.

My point, -- this is why it is so important for your "associtates, peers, "friends" to comment feedback on stuff... it's the Filter with which one can revisit stuff in a different head space, -- or I do, and then get something you know at least one other if not more had already related to.

My response, that post -- which I can not (not appropriate to) detail was to a anti-christian, anti-Christ piece of work that was supported by abundant accolades (it's encouraged to shit on "Christianity"... and? Too bad folks are not as energetic to be more knowledgeable about their "talking puppet head, points, sound bites"). And so my hesitation to "musicate" it since thought, "oh they want another "christian" hymn..." -- "no more hymns for me" Smile And so then reconsidered a more from the heart "performer" of lyric, conversation may work, or be what was "meant" (if even not).

Anyway, -- I just figured you'd appreciate knowing that. (Point, again) -- It just boggles my mind at how offended people are from anything other than, "wow, you are just soooooo great, o m g!" Heck, I don't ever want anyone to "do" that to me! [The king has no clothes... -- wow, you know!? Smile ] -- If not for "critical" feedback or encouragement as I see it, -- never would have had this song... -- Thank you Bill Smile !! , and others who "get" that, consistently.

Cicpisces's picture

Definitely a spiritual theme to your lyrics which I like. I like your folky meandering vocal. It pulls me along nicely. Some places I ache for a punchy rhyme but you resist. Still a nice piece of work.

Kristi's picture

Good song. It taps into things many things like fear, love, fate, beliefs, etc...things everyone thinks about and I like how the soft, gentle melody and guitar playing convey these thoughts. The vocal is wonderfully authentic.