Original Song – “In The Name Of Pride”

In The Name Of Pride is a song about our pride getting in the way of loving the people in our lives that we really care about.  Instead, we often find ourselves focusing on our needs, our concerns, our views and our opinions in life and messing up our lives because our pride has clouded our vision and blinded us from seeing what was really important to us – standing right in front of us all along.  Life is an experiment in choices and oftentimes our choices simply miss the mark and can’t be taken back…which leaves us standing in the rain… “In the name of pride, I threw my life away, In the name of pride, I threw it all away, I never thought I’d find myself, Standin’ in the rain…”

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I recorded my original song “In The Name Of Pride” as a demo on Set 16 in 1997, and it speaks to letting pride get in the way of love, “In the name of pride, I threw my life away, In the name of pride, I threw it all away…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  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.)

"In The Name Of Pride" - "Turn To Face The Music", Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

In The Name Of Pride

“Turn To Face The Music”, Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

F        Am        G

In the name of pride

  F                  C

I threw my life away

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F              C

I threw it all away

  Em                     D

I never thought I’d find myself

C                   D

Standin’ in the rain

Em                     D

Walkin’ down this highway

        C                     D

With nothin’ much to gain

Em                               D

Except maybe my foolish pride

C                   D

That you took away

Em                  D

On the day you left me

     C                 D

On another rainy day

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F                 C

I threw my life away

         Am         G

In the name of pride

  F              C

I threw it all away

      Am

For storm clouds have

G                Em

Followed my life

Em                    C

Raining down on me

Am

Wind in my face

Em

All day long

Em                   C

Makin’ it hard to see

C         G                   F

My way home, My way home

C         F

My way home

             G

I’ve been lookin’ for

F         C

My way home

Verse Two:

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F                 C

I threw my life away

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F              C

I threw it all away

     Em                   D

My pride was always in the way

C                   D

Of my love for you

  Em               D

I couldn’t ever understand

C                   D

What I should do

  Em          D

I never told you

C               D

How I really feel

      Em       D

But now it’s over

      C                     D

Not much that I can do

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F                 C

I threw my life away

         Am        G

In the name of pride

  F               C

I threw it all away

      Am              G

For you were the only one

Em            C

That I ever loved

Am                    Em

Don’t know what I will do

Em           C

Or how I’ll find

C         G                   F

My way home, My way home

C         F

My way home

             G

I’ve been lookin’ for

F         C

My way home

C         G                   F        C         F

My way home, My way home, My way home

             G

I’ve been lookin’ for

F         C

My way home

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