Original Song – “When Will You Begin”

When Will You Begin is a tender and heartfelt song about love, commitment and affirmation, that speaks to communicating the totality and depth of love one holds for another.  Words and actions should harmonize together within a beautiful melody, and when they don’t it creates an air of doubt and uncertainty.  The true nature of love is complementary – where thoughts, feelings, words, deeds, actions, choices, decisions, commitment, affirmation and desire all harmonize in a single message that communicates the true purity, depth and enduring nature of love… “If you could dream a thousand dreams, Would they be with me, If a dream could last forever, I’d like to spend that time with you…”

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I recorded my original song “When Will you Begin” as a demo on Set 7 in 1996, and these two takes complete the set.  The song speaks of love and commitment, “If you could dream a thousand dreams, Would they be with me, If a dream could last forever, I’d like to spend that time with you…”  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.)

"When Will You Begin" - "Faces In The Crowd", Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

When Will You Begin

“Faces In The Crowd”, Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

 Chorus:     (Start)

F#m

When will you begin

F#m                           D

When will you begin to see

F#m

That my love for you

F#m                           D

That my love for you is real

E

Then you will begin

E                              F#m

Then you will begin to see

F#m     C#m               Bm

That my love for you is real

Bm        E         D       A

That our love is real…

         A                   D

If you could dream a thousand dreams

A                           D

Would they be with me

A                      D

If a dream could last forever

E            D                             A

I’d like to spend that time with you

D       A

…with you     (Go to Verse One)

Verse One:

F#m                           E

Where, do we go from here

F#m                          C#m

Where, do we go from here

D                   C#m             F#m

Where, do our lives go from here

D                      C#m            F#m

Where, does our love go from here     (Ending)

F#m            E

How am I to know

F#m            E

How am I to show

C#m                     D

You that my love is real

D                           A

You that our love is real     (To Chorus followed by Verse Two)

Verse Two:

F#m                             E

How can I show you my love

F#m                            C#m

How can I show you my love

D             C#m             F#m

How can I show you my love

D                     C#m             F#m

Where does our love go from here

F#m          E

When will I know

F#m              E

When will you show

C#m                      D

Me that your love is real

D                           A

Me that your love is real     (To Chorus followed by Verse One to End)

Original Song – “Show The World”

Show The World is a slow, tender and heartfelt song that speaks to sharing ourselves with the world around us through loving and caring for one another.  After all, what else is there in this temporal existence called life that could possibly matter more?  The song asks us to step out of ourselves and make a difference in the lives of others through love, “Show the world that you love them, Show the world that you care, You can make a difference, To people everywhere…”

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I recorded my original song “Show The World” on Set Two in 1996, and it completes the song posts from this set. This song is the 75th original song and 100th song track I’ve posted on SoundCloud to date, and there are many more to share in the future. “Show The World” reminds us all to, “Show the world that you love them, Show the world that you care, You can make a difference, To people everywhere…”

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(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!)

"Show The World" - "Follow The Light", Collected Works Volume IX, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Show The World

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

Verse One:

D                                  G

Show the world that you love them

D                                  C

Show the world that you care

D                     G

You can make a difference

    D                 A

To people everywhere     (Alternate Ending)

A           D     G          A

Let your light shine all around

A          D     G         A

Let your love flow all around

A       D       G       A

Every day in every way

A                                  D

Show the world that you care

D                                  G

Show the world that you care

G                                  A

Show the world that you care

A                                  D

Show the world that you care     (End)

Verse Two:

D                       G

Life’s to short to never

D                      C

Take the time to love

      D                       G

The people all around you

D                      A

Take the time to care

A           D    G         A

Let your love flow all around

A            D         G            A

Give your love to everyone around

A        D        G          A

If you do you will have found

A                       D

Your love can go everywhere

D                       G

Your love can go everywhere

G                       A

Your love can go everywhere

A                       D

Your love can go everywhere

Verse Three:

D                     G

You can make a difference

D                      C

You have love to share

D                               G

With the world around you

D                           A

Show the world you care

A            D         G            A

Give your love to everyone around

A                D     G  A

Spread your love all around

A     D      G              A

The world needs your love

A                           D

Show the world you care

D                           G

Show the world you care

G                           A

Show the world you care

A                           D

Show the world you care

Original Song – “The World Gently Weeps”

The World Gently Weeps is a tender and heartfelt song that portrays a world weeping in the darkness over concerns for its suffering people, reminding us that we are our brother’s and sister’s keeper.  The song references, “Cries in the darkness, Echoes on the streets, A cold wind is blowin’, The chill runs deep, Children goin’ hungry, People livin’ on the street” as a few of the representative ills that the world weeps over that cry out for warmth, light and love for all people, everywhere.  The singer then turns to us, both individually and collectively to plead, “We have to come together, Holding hands in the street, You and I together, United we can defeat, The darkness all around us, And take back the streets, With love for each other, As the world gently weeps…”

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I recorded my original song “The World Gently Weeps” on Set One in 1996, and it speaks of being our brother’s and sister’s keeper to help turn back the darkness and spread light in the world. I missed the first note of the Emin9 chord at the beginning of the song’s lyrics, but it does get better from there ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: The chord Fmaj13* is a variation of the standard guitar chord and is drawn out on the scanned lyric sheet.  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!)

"The World Gently Weeps" - "Pages of Life", Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

The World Gently Weeps

“Pages of Life” – Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Fmaj13*   A   Emin9   A     (x2)

Emin9   A     (x2)

Verse One:

Emin9   A

Look all around you

      Emin9          A

The world gently weeps

Emin9         A

Cries in the darkness

Emin9            A

Echoes on the streets

   F               C

A cold wind is blowin’

      F           C

The chill runs deep

F                  C

Children goin’ hungry

          F                C

People livin’ on the street

G          D

Can you hear them

      G                   D

The cries from the street

G          D

Look all around you

      G                 D

The world gently weeps     (x3)     (End)

Chorus:

     A                        G

We are our brother’s keeper

     D                          A

We have to spread the light

     A                     G

We are our sister’s keeper

     D                             A

We have to make things right

        A                G

Take care of each other

      D                         A

And help turn back the night

   G   D             A

If we don’t who will     (x4)

Verse Two:

    Emin9        A

We all have a mission

     Emin9            A

For each of us to keep

    Emin9                        A

To care for those around us

              Emin9          A

While the world gently weeps

     F                   C

We have to come together

           F                 C

Holding hands in the street

F            C

You and I together

F                   C

United we can defeat

      G                D

The darkness all around us

      G                   D

And take back the streets

       G                  D

With love for each other

          G                 D

As the world gently weeps     (x3)     (Chorus, back to start to finish)

Original Song – “Girl Next Door”

Girl Next Door is a heartfelt song about the memories and reflections of days gone by and people we once knew.   The autobiographical portions of the song are that there was a popular girl my age living across the street during high school, I wasn’t on anyone’s social calendar, I grew up in a relatively small town, I dreamed of seeing the world when I was younger and I’ve actually visited the places mentioned in the song. It’s easy to view life from a sort of “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” mentality – looking at other people’s lives from a distance and wishing we had what they have – but we can never really know the truth about anyone’s situation from observation alone.  What we see as idyllic from afar, may actually be an entirely different experience when viewed from within. Popularity doesn’t always equate to happiness and sometimes “quiet and steady” wins the race over the course of time – for life is not a sprint, but a marathon – and in many respects it’s all about the finish… “I wonder where she is, After all these years have gone by, She was the girl next door, And I was just the guy, Livin’ in the house beside her, So many years ago…”

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I recorded my original song “Girl Next Door” on Set 5 in 1996, and it’s autobiographical in nature as a popular girl my age lived across the street when we were in high school, we lived in a small town, I wasn’t on anyone’s social calendar growing up and I’ve visited the places mentioned in the song. Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(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!)

"Girl Next Door" - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Girl Next Door

“Turn Up The Volume”, Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

D                              A

She was the girl next door

      G                                 D

And I was just the neighbor kid

D                              A

She was the one that everybody loved

      G                             D

And I never seemed to fit in

         A

Every weekend she had a party

      G                                      D

And kids would come from miles around

          A

It was invitation only

      G                     D

And mine was never found

         A

Every time she had a party

G               D

I was never around

Verse Two:

D                     A

Those were the days so long ago

         G                D

When I was just a kid

D                              A

She went her way and I went mine

G               D

And I never did

A

Know where her life had taken her

G                      D

Over all of these years

A

Livin’ her life in the fast lane

G                    D

Everything was hers

      A

She had everything she wanted

G                                      D

Everything she wanted was hers

Verse Three:

     D                    A

We lived in a small town

        G                            D

And I went out to see the world

D                   A

Places I’d only read about

      G                       D

And never dreamed I would

A

Walk the streets of Paris

G                D

London and Berlin

A

Amsterdam and Switzerland

G                      D

Monte Carlo and Madrid

         A

Copenhagen and Barcelona

         G                               D

Never knew the world was so big

Verse Four:

  D                         A

I wonder where she is

        G                                   D

After all these years have gone by

D                             A

She was the girl next door

      G                   D

And I was just the guy

A

Livin’ in the house beside her

     G               D

So many years ago

A

She went her way and I went mine

        G                           D

And I guess that I’ll never know

A

She was the girl that lived next door

      G                   A           D

And I was just the neighbor kid

Original Song – “Love And Life”

Love And Life is a fast paced and driven song about walking in the truth, recapturing the innocence of youth and walking in the light of Christ.  It’s about getting lost in the living of life and trying to return to basics while there’s still time.  So often in this modern world, we find ourselves going through the motions of marching to someone else’s drummer and waking up to the notion that there has to be something better – something more – something true, innocent and real.  We find ourselves lost in the darkness of life and need to seek out the light… “Days will come, days will go, but you know it’s hard to ever know, If the road we’re walkin’ is the truth, Have we lost the innocence of youth, How will we know what to do, It’s up to me and you…”

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“Love And Life” is another song from Set 2 that I recorded in 1996 using my Fender Strat, and it speaks to the twists, turns, ups and downs of life’s winding road as we all walk towards our own personal truth ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(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!)

"Love And Life" - "Take it To The People", Collected Works Volume XIV, Copyright 1993, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Love And Life

“Take It To The People”, Collected Works Volume XIV, Copyright 1993, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

A   G   E   D   A   E     (x2)

Verse One:

A                                                                                      E

Love and life, life and love, you know there has to be a better way

A                                                                                          E

Give me love, give me life, you know that we will have to find our way

A                                                                                  E

Days will come, days will go, but you know it’s hard to ever know

         D              A                E

If the road we’re walkin’ is the truth

            D          A                E

Have we lost the innocence of youth

       D        A                  E

How will we know what to do

     D       A          E

It’s up to me and you     (x2)

Bridge:

A   G   E   D   A   E     (x2)

Verse Two:

A

Walkin’ down along the road, you know that life can be such a heavy

E

load

A

Twists and turns, ups and downs, you know that road is windin’ all

E

around

A

Walk that road one step at a time, and you’ll find yourself walkin’

              E

down the line

            D            A          E

For you know the time will come

       D            A             E

We’ll have our day in the sun

   D     A         E

A new day will dawn

             D   A          E

And we’ll all sing our song     (x2)

Bridge:

A   G   E   D   A   E     (x2)

Verse Three:

A

Live your life one day at a time, as you find yourself walkin’

               E

down that line

A                                                                                         E

Each new day you walk the line, each new day is another step in time

A                                                                                        E

Think about where your life has been, think about how you can begin

     D          A               E

To walk the road to the truth

     D          A                 E

To gain the innocence of youth

     D           A            E

To walk that line in the light

D       A                 E

Christ died that we might     (x4)

Original Song – “Sail Away”

Sail Away is a song about charting our own course through life by using the examples of sailing, driving and walking – leaving our cares behind, following our dreams and seeking happiness in the simple things in life.  Happiness is and always has been a choice that we make in our lives, and part of the equation of happiness comes down to following our hopes and dreams.  We often find that our dreams are not found in the distant realms of the stars and the universe, or in some faraway place on the other side of the world, but in the simple pleasures of life right in our own backyard… “Some day we’ll understand, The dreams we’ve been searching for, Were really nothing more, Than holding hands, Walkin’ with toes in the sand…”

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I recorded my original song “Sail Away” in two takes as demos on Set 10 in 1997, and it speaks to living our dreams, “Come let’s sail away, Set our sails today, We’ll follow the stars, No matter how far…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(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!)

"Sail Away" - "The Dream Lives On", Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Sail Away

“The Dream Lives On”, Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

E                    A

Come let’s sail away

E                 A

Set our sails today

       D              A

We’ll follow the stars

     D                A

No matter how far

E               A

To a better day

E                                 A

Somehow we’ll find the way

D                      A

Sailin’ the ocean blue

D                  A

Baby me and you

       B              A

We’ll follow the stars

                     E     A

On the ocean blue

       B              A

We’ll follow the stars

                    E     A  E  A

Baby me and you

Verse Two:

E                       A

Come let’s drive away

E                   A

We can leave today

        D                          A

We’ll drive on down that road

      D                             A

And throw off that heavy load

      E                        A

And look for a better day

          E                       A

As we cruise down that highway

D                        A

Searching for our dreams

D           A

Life only seems

     B     A                E          A

To be a race to our dreams

     B     A                            E          A E A

To be a race to capture our dreams

Verse Three:

E                     A

Walkin’ hand in hand

E                     A

Some day we’ll understand

      D                                           A

The dreams we’ve been searching for

         D                  A

Were really nothing more

        E         A

Than holding hands

E                                 A

Walkin’ with toes in the sand

      D                     A

And watchin’ all the stars

D                        A

Holdin’ you in my arms

        B         A         E        A

Then we will always know

     B          A                               E    A

We live our dreams wherever we go

     B              A                              E    A

We share our dreams wherever we go

     B             A                          E    A

We share our love wherever we go

     B             A                          E

We share our love wherever we go

Original Song – Love Is Like A Flower

Love Is Like A Flower reflects a natural and organic approach to describing the glow and experience of being in love – after all, love is one of the most natural aspects of our lives!  What is love, if not the process of nurturing and nourishing souls? Love encourages us all to rise to the highest pinnacles of humanity to love and care for one another.  The singer in this song realizes that he or she doesn’t deserve the love that’s given to them, representing the selfless and giving aspect of unconditional love – love for love’s sake.  The rose symbolizes the fragile and precious nature of love so perfectly – in form, function, color, texture, aroma and fragrance – and the singer uses that symbolism in singing, “Love is like a flower, Like the petals of a rose, So perfect and fragile, Like a flower our love grows…”

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I recorded “Love Is Like A Flower” in two separate versions in Set 8, and will post both of them for you today. They’re played on my 12-string Ovation acoustic guitar, with Take One using a pick to strum with in my usual way, and Take Two was simply strumming the guitar with my fingers, which created a softer version of the same song and my favorite of the two ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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This is the second take of when I recorded “Love Is Like A Flower” back in the 1996-1997 time frame. I simply strummed the guitar with my fingers, which was a different style that I used occasionally while practicing at home. The song is over 4 minutes long, which is a long song as my songs go, and I lost the rhythm of my finger strumming for a second or two in the middle of the song ~ but I like the overall softer and more tender version this take created…mistake and all! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(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!)

"Love Is Like A Flower" - "You Get What You Pray For", Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Love Is Like A Flower

“You Get What You Pray For”, Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

C                           D

Why do you love me baby

C                                           G

Why do you say the things you do

C                           D

Why do you love me baby

A                             G

‘Cause if I were you I don’t know

       G          D

If I’d love me too     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Chorus:

A                G

Love is like a flower

            D             A

Like the petals of a rose

     A              G

So perfect and fragile

         D                   A

Like a flower our love grows

      A                 G

Our love will grow forever

      D                    A

And blossom in the sun

            A                  G

And our lives will grow together

            D                  A

And our love will be as one     (x2)

             G                  A

(And our love will be as one)     (Ending)

Verse Two:

       C                            D

Your love’s to good to be true

C                                   G

Without you what would I do

C                            D

Words can never tell you

A                                     G

‘Cause my words can never explain

               G       D

How much I love you     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Verse Three:

C                        D

How can I ever tell you

C                       G

How will you ever know

C                   D

That my love’s forever

A                                       G

‘Cause my love for you flows forever

        G           D

And I know it’s true     (D-G-D)     (x2)

Original Song – “You And Me”

You And Me is a song about changing the world and making a difference to people like you and me.  Changing the world isn’t about revolutions, ideology, politics or slogans – it’s about making a difference to people and changing hearts through love – one heart at a time.  If everyone in the world simply chose love as the answer, the world would be changed in the span of a single heartbeat.  Can it be done?  Sure.  Will it be done?  It’s up to you and me…  “So we have to work together, If we want to change the world, And we’re thinkin’ that we can, And we’re thinkin’ that we can, Make a difference to people, Like you and me…”

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.

"You and Me" - "Thousand Faces", Collected Works Volume III, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

You And Me

“Thousand Faces”, Collected Works Volume III, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Em   F   Em   F     (x2)

Verse One:

     Em                        F

We want to change the world

           Em                          F

And we want to make things right

         Em           F

We’re looking all around us

         Em                     F

And it doesn’t feel quite right

         Em                     F

And it doesn’t feel quite right

           Am                    Em

And we don’t like what’s goin’ on

           Am                      Em

And we don’t like what we see

               F                       C

But you’re thinkin’ that you can’t

                Dm                    C

And you’re thinkin’ that you can’t

          Dm              C

Make a difference to people

      Dm        C

Like you and me

Chorus:

      Am                Em

It’s up to you and me

              F

Can’t you see

              C

Can’t you see

         G                 Am

We’re all that we’ve got

     G                    Am

We only have each other

                F          Am

And that’s you and me

F          Am

You and me

F          C

You and me     (Ending only)

Verse Two:

       Em                F

Just stop and look around you

           Em                     F

Look at all the people you see

           Em             F

There’s not a single person

      Em                          F

Any different than you or me

      Em                          F

Any different than you or me

           Am                     Em

We can change the world around us

           Am                  Em

We can help each other out

        F                 C

If we just take the time

        Dm              C

If we just take the time

    Dm        C

To help one another

      Dm        C

Like you and me

Verse Three:

     Em                 F

It’s up to you and me

    Em                         F

To try and make things right

Em                  F

We can make it happen

              Em                       F

And we’re starting right here tonight

Em                      F

Starting right here tonight

         Am               Em

So we have to work together

        Am                       Em

If we want to change the world

               F                     C

And we’re thinkin’ that we can

              Dm                   C

And we’re thinkin’ that we can

          Dm              C

Make a difference to people

      Dm        C

Like you and me

Original Song – “Seems Like Rain”

Seems Like Rain is an early song of mine that speaks to hope, change, opportunity and new horizons.  It’s a very short and reflective song that in a way is autobiographical in nature – reflecting the fact that I went west on my 8,000 mile bicycle adventure back in 1976 – but this song wasn’t written specifically with that event in mind.  Instead, it was written to reflect our restless, inner nature and eternal optimism, that believes a change of pace can bring sunshine into our lives and drive the rain away!  “Time to get on with my life, Looking for those sunny skies, ‘Cause that rain’s been in my life for way too long…”

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I recorded my original song “Seems Like Rain” in two takes on Set 8 in 1996, and it was a challenge for me to reach the high notes, but take two improved, “There are times in my life, When that rain keeps falling down, And that rain follows me, Wherever I go…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: 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.)

"Seems Like Rain" - "Faces In The Crowd", Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Seems Like Rain

“Faces In The Crowd”, Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Em   G   D   C     (x2)

Verse One:

              Em            G

There are times in my life

                D                      C

When that rain keeps falling down

             Em             G

And that rain follows me

D               C

Wherever I go

           Em            C

When I look to the west

             Em                  C

I get the urge for movin’ on

               G                 Am    D

‘Cause my life here isn’t goin’ anywhere     (End)

Chorus:     (Repeat twice)

    Em          C

It seems like rain

            D

Is falling down

C        D

Falling down

             G

Down on me

C                    G

Down, down on me     (Second time through)

Verse Two:

            Em           G

It’s that long, long road

          D                C

That’s calling me to go

          Em    G

I don’t have anything

D                        C

Keepin’ me ’round here

           Em                  C

Time to get on with my life

            Em                   C

Looking for those sunny skies

                 G                      Am

‘Cause that rain’s been in my life

                 D

For way too long     (Back to the top)

Original Song – “One Man” (A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

One Man is a song about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fact that his dream still lives on in each one of us.  The song recounts Dr. King’s life, dream and his love for his fellow man, while emphasizing the fact that we hold the key to realizing his dream in our day.  The song is meant to be historical, symbolic, introspective and motivational – encouraging us to fulfill Dr. King’s dream through our actions each and every day.  One Man also conveys a sad perspective in reminding us how Dr. King’s brilliant life was so tragically cut short, but then the song finishes on a note of hope: “We hold the key, To the dream, Martin Luther King, Your dream lives on, Your dream lives on…”

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I recorded my original song “One Man” as a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Set One in 1996, and this finishes up my song demos from this first set. The song reminds us that, “We hold the key, To the dream, Martin Luther King, Your dream lives on, Your dream lives on…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: The chord Esus4* is simply an easier version of the standard Esus4 fingering pattern played on the guitar.  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!)

"One Man" - "The Dream Lives On", Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

One Man

“The Dream Lives On”, Collected Works Volume X, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Bmin     Esus4*     (x3)

E          Esus4*     (x2)

Lyrics:

Bmin               Esus4*

One man had a dream     (x3)

                     E      Esus4*

And he walked alone     (x2)

Bmin                   Esus4*

One man gave his life     (x3)

        E        Esus4*

For a dream     (x2)

     Bmin                  Esus4*

His life was filled with love     (x3)

                   E     Esus4*

For his fellow man     (x2)

Bmin           Esus4*

We hold the key     (x3)

          E       Esus4*

To the dream     (x2)

Bmin             Esus4*

Martin Luther King     (x3)

                        E   Esus4*

Your dream lives on     (x3)

                        E

Your dream lives on