All I Recall Is The Pain

All I Recall Is The Pain

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I've had an incredibly busy July with almost zero time for songwriting. Grabbed a Friday afternoon and squeezed this one out. Now...back to crazy life!

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All I Recall Is The Pain
July 30, 2021
https://www.johnstaplesmusic.com/50-90-2021/JohnStaples-AllIRecallIsThePain.mp3

we searched in vain for our center
embarked upon our misadventure
as we sought
a grand escape
from the plain
I try so hard to remember
your pretty smile in December
but all
I can recall
is the pain

there must have been more than the rain
life inside the eye of a hurricane
we threw it all away
and walked into the flame
and all
I can recall
is the pain

in a life we filled with chaos
flanked by those who would betray us
on a journey
we tried so hard
to rearrange
two tender hearts ripped wide open
lonely souls profoundly broken
and all
I can recall
is the pain

there must have been more than the rain
life inside the eye of a hurricane
we threw it all away
and walked into the flame
and all
I can recall
is the pain

sometimes late in the evening
I get a strange familar feeling
when I think
about your face
and those wonderous days
but my happiness is fading
as I remember our charading
and all
I can recall
is the pain

there must have been more than the rain
life inside the eye of a hurricane
we threw it all away
and walked into the flame

there must have been more than the rain
life inside the eye of a hurricane
we threw it all away
and walked into the flame
and all
I can recall
is the pain

© 2021 John Staples
JohnStaplesMusic.com



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LyricSlinger's picture

This is really high quality - love the lyrics, the music, the guitar solo, and your voice. Excellent rock song!

coolparadiso's picture

your absence was noted Smile Nice strong guitar! Lovely melodic and emotion driven chorus! great vocals mate. good song John

billwhite51's picture

this is top shelf movie soundtrack material. it would add power and emotion to so many different kinds of scenes. i think of stallone in rocky or rambo. also would keep people in their seats for the end credits. great production, playing and singing...and the lyrics are well balanced between reflection and hard-hitting emotion.

cindyrella's picture

Ooo Glad I got back to this! Love that guitar. A hit!

richaaaay's picture

Rock'n tune. Great guitar work. Glad you found the time.

Soundtrack came to my mind, too! Story and music driving me to want to watch this movie! Excellent!

Saltyjohn's picture

Excellent, John. Lyrics, music and performance, all good, well done.

crisp1's picture

Superbly constructed and a rock-solid performance here. The lyrics make me envious! Great little guitar solo, too.

vivalarayna's picture

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!! You're killing this in the best way!! Love the lyrics and this 90s gal was jamming to that sweet guitar. You've been missed, good sir!

Gwyn Jones's picture

Just seen this...what a great track! So slick and perfectly produced...sounds like a classic and would sit well with those songs we turn to when we want to remind ourselves why we love this stuff so much!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Set some more time aside! You're really getting good!!! Love this track.

Went through Chicago on the way to Milwaukee just a few days ago and would have loved to stopped--but no time. DO MORE MUSIC!!

wobbie wobbit's picture

real classic sound, love the guitar solos and the whole thing sounds so good and the lyrics stand up to such big bold treatment. nice job!