Original Song – “Story Of My Life”

Story Of My Life looks at life as an open book, a work in progress over the course of our lives.  The stories at the beginning of our lives are filled-in with text and pictures, while the remaining portion consists of blank pages still waiting to be written.  The song asks us to look at where our lives have taken us so far in our journey, and ask ourselves where our lives will go from here.  “Life is an open book, Spend a moment and take a look, At where your life is taking you, Where do you go from here…”

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I recorded my original song “Story Of My Life” as a demo on Set 11 in 1997, and it speaks to our journey through life and where we will go from this point forward, “I was lookin’ at a book, It was the story of my life, As I turned the pages, It all came to life…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Esus4* refers to a simpler version of the chord than the traditional guitar finger placement.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Story Of My Life" - "Follow The Light", Collected Works Volume IX, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Story Of My Life

“Follow The Light”, Collected Works Volume IX, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

        E               F#m

I was lookin’ at a book

               D               E

It was the story of my life

       E              F#m

As I turned the pages

   D              E

It all came to life

          E              F#m

All the twists and turns

       D              E

And changes of fate

        E                      F#m

Were there in front of me

      D                   E

But now it was too late

    C         G                   Esus4*

To change anything from before

Chorus:

D           E

Life is an open book

D                             E

Spend a moment and take a look

    A                       E

At where your life is taking you

F#m              D          E

Where do you go from here

F#m              D          E

Where do you go from here

F#m              D          Esus4*  (E)

Where do you go from here     (End)

Verse Two:

       E                F#m

As I came to the end

          D               E

All the pages were white

     E                    F#m

As empty as could be

        D             E

They reflected a life

              E                 F#m

That was still ahead of me

   D                E

A life I couldn’t see

E               F#m

Where will I go

         D                E

In the life ahead of me

         C    G          Esus4*

In the life ahead of me

Verse Three:

         E                   F#m

In the pages of your life

         D                E

In the back of your book

E                 F#m

You’ve got a chance

    D       E

To take a look

    E               F#m

At where your life

    D          E

Is going to go

      E     F#m

It’s your life

D                E

Where will it go

C        G      Esus4*

Where will it go

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