Table for All (Demo added 7/9/19)

Table for All (Demo added 7/9/19)

kahlo2013's picture
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Skirmish prompt: Table

Grateful that Chip offered to collaborate! Looking forward to his upcoming demo!

Updated with guitar/banjo/vocal demo!

Lyrics: 

Tables for All

V1
we sit at the table
to eat and to drink
we might write a letter
or read or just think

we sit at the table
with family and friends
we could meet enemies
and might make amends

C
tables are set
and tables are turned
tables are made
and tables are burned

tables are big
and tables are small
tables are made
as tables for all

V2
we sit at the table
to play cards or a game
we can’t all be winners
and can’t be the same

we sit at the table
and may argue and fight
we need to make more time
to bring peace in sight

C
tables are set
and tables are turned
tables are made
and tables are burned

tables are big
and tables are small
tables are made
as tables for all

B
who will you gather
who will you call
to sit at your table
different beliefs and all?

C
tables are set
and tables are turned
tables are made
and tables are burned

tables are big
and tables are small
tables are made
as tables for all



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

wow thats a lot of words. Worlds can revolve around tables as you show. nice

Valerie Cox's picture

Really nice to think of bringing together people of many different beliefs to sit together at a table. In my mind, I'm thinking a peaceful and accepting time spent instead of an argumentative time like usually happens in real life. Smile

JWHanberry's picture

I think you covered the topic in this one. I like "Tables are set and tables are turned". Ain't that the truth!

When I came up with the prompt, I was thinking of the importance of tables to the fabric of family-and-friend communication. And you nailed just what I was thinking! So direct and so wise - made for music! And I would love to set this one to music if no one else has claimed it!

DeannaSweidel's picture

Lyrics are fantastic - the use of table in different ways is a cool twist
Melody pulls it all together. What a wonderful collab you two!

tcelliott's picture

I love this subject matter. The idea of tables being gathering places. With the kids all gone and in another state it's become apparent how much I miss the times we gathered at the table (albeit, rare as they grew older.) I think using the table as the key in so many lines works very well as the repetition strengthens the message. And I like the homey feel to the music. The easy vocal delivery (which seems to be a very nice characteristic of your vocals this year, Chip) is... *cough* music to my ears.

msculli1's picture

I enjoyed this, great lyrics, love the music and the delivery sounded great on the car stereo. Top of the table indeed.