Music Video – “Copenhagen” by Mark D. Jones

“Copenhagen” is based on my original song by the same name and a visit I made to the City of Copenhagen in about 1985. Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities and the song is based on a daydream about my visit and ‘The Little Mermaid’ statue on Copenhagen’s waterfront. Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

 

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Original Song – “You’re The One”

You’re The One is a very soft, gentle and mellow love song that speaks to thoughts drifting between hearts like golden leaves as they swirl and tumble gently through the air, carried aloft by a soft autumn breeze – or perhaps transported between hearts in the comfort of fluffy clouds across a clear, blue sky.  Daydreams and loving thoughts take on a life of their own, existing outside of time and place…transporting us to other worlds…to a realm where hearts dwell under rainbows and love never dies!  “You’re the one I dream about, When my thoughts drift away, You’re the one I’m missin’, When you’ve gone so far away…”

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I recorded “You’re The One” three times on Set 3 back in 1996. Each version presents a slightly different view of this quiet and reflective little love song, and I’ll share all three versions with you today, “You’re the one I dream about, When my thoughts drift away, You’re the one I’m missin’, When you’ve gone so far away…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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I recorded “You’re The One” three times on Set 3 back in 1996. Each version presents a slightly different view of this quiet and reflective little love song, and this is the second take, “You’re the one I dream about, When my thoughts drift away, You’re the one I’m missin’, When you’ve gone so far away…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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I recorded “You’re The One” three times on Set 3 back in 1996. Each version presents a slightly different view of this quiet and reflective little love song, and this is the third take, “You’re the one I dream about, When my thoughts drift away, You’re the one I’m missin’, When you’ve gone so far away…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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Esus4* represents a simpler version of the standard guitar fingering for the Esus4 chord and 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're The One" - "Early Works - The Start Of A Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

You’re The One

“Early Works – The Start Of A Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

Emin9

You’re the one I dream about

       Esus4*

When my thoughts drift away

Emin9

You’re the one I’m missin’

                  Esus4*

When you’ve gone so far away

Emin9

I’m so much in love with you

        Esus4*

You’re all I’m thinkin’ of

Emin9

How was I to know that you

        Esus4*

Would love me like you’re done

Emin9

Love me like you’ve done

Esus4*                               E

Love me like you’ve done     (Optional ending following the chorus)

Chorus:

A

All I ask is love me

Em

Like you’ve always done

       F

And carry on together

       E

With me as one

A

All I ask is love me

Em

Like you’ve always done

       F

And stay with me forever

      E

And live our lives as one

        A              Em

I love you, I love you

        A              Em

I love you, I love you

          E

(I love you)     (Optional ending after the final chorus)

Verse Two:

Emin9

I’m so very lucky

                 Esus4*

That you’ve loved me like you do

Emin9

You’re the only one for me

        Esus4*

And I know you love me true

Emin9

You and I together

             Esus4*

We’re so very much in love

Emin9

You and I forever

       Esus4*

We’ll live our lives in love

Emin9

Live our lives in love

Esus4*                     E

Live our lives in love

Verse Three:

Emin9

I’m so much in love with you

Esus4*

And you know it’s true

Emin9

How could you have ever loved me

Esus4*

Loved me like you do

Emin9

Can’t you see you’re all I asked for

Esus4*

All I ever need

Emin9

You’re my love, you’re my friend

     Esus4*

I’m so in love with you

Emin9

So in love with you

Esus4*                  E

So in love with you

Original Song – “Love’s Like A Rainbow”

Love’s Like A Rainbow is a heartfelt love song that begins with a familiar marching cadence, “I don’t know, but I’ve been told, Love’s like a rainbow, made of gold, I don’t know, I don’t know…”  Most of the song follows the singer’s lament of being told what love is all about, without having experienced love itself.  At the end of verse three the singer finally falls in love for the first time and expresses a joyful heart,  “I woke up this mornin’ to somethin’ new, And felt the love that I’m feelin’ for you, For you, for you…”

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I recorded my original song “Love’s Like A Rainbow” in three takes on Set 5 in 1996, and I’ll share all three versions with you ~ as they all reflect a moment in this songwriting journey of mine, “I don’t know but I’ve been told, Love’s like a rainbow made of gold, I don’t know, I don’t know…” 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.)

"Love's Like A Rainbow" - "Early Works - The Start of a Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Love’s Like A Rainbow

“Early Works – The Start of a Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

C

I don’t know, but I’ve been told

C

Love’s like a rainbow, made of gold

          B♭                F

I don’t know, I don’t know

C

Love is gentle, love is kind

C

But for me love’s so, hard to find

          B♭                F

I don’t know, I don’t know

Chorus:

F               C

But (and) I know, that my love is true

         F

And I know, that I’ll always love you

C

Will, you love me too

B♭              F

Will, you be mine

                   C

(Will, you be mine)     (Ending)

Verse Two:

C

Love’s like a shining, star at night

C

Love’s what makes you, feel alright

                        B♭                            F

That’s what they say, that’s what they say

C

Love can come like a thief in the night

      C

And steal your heart even though you might

             B♭               F

Not let it go, not let it go

Verse Three:

C

Try what you may love’s, here to stay

C

It’ll steal your heart and, take it away

                        B♭                            F

That’s what they say, that’s what they say

C

I woke up this mornin’ to, somethin’ new

      C

And felt the love that I’m feelin’ for you

      B♭        F

For you, for you

Original Song – “Copenhagen”

Copenhagen is a dreamy little song of whimsical thoughts and daydreams that carry us away to idyllic gardens in our minds.  The autobiographical component of this song is that I did spend the weekend in Copenhagen with a squadron buddy in about 1985 – flying commercial from Karup Air Base, Denmark, to Copenhagen – including taking the fast ferry to Malmö, Sweden and back on a sleepy Sunday morning before returning via commercial to Karup Air Base. The whimsical, dreamy and romantic portion of this song – and the artistic license of being a songwriter – is the daydream of a girl, represented by The Little Mermaid statue, coming to life in Copenhagen…but alas, the mermaid was only a statue in the end…but the daydream was very nice!  “Copenhagen, city of dreams, In seas so blue, Copenhagen, how I’d like to, Be with you…”

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I wrote “Copenhagen” in 1990 based on my 3-day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, around 1985, and a daydream based on ‘The Little Mermaid’ statue on Copenhagen’s waterfront. This song was vocally challenging for me to sing on Set 6 in 1996, as it covers a very wide range. On the first take my voice broke in a couple of places, however on the second take I made it all the way through after having only missed a few notes in pitch. This song has always been a favorite of mine as the City of Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited ~ 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.

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Copenhagen" - "Early Works - The Start Of A Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Copenhagen

“Early Works – The Start Of A Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

D             G  A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G  A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

                D

To be with you

  G               D              G

I spent three days in the city

A       G

Years ago

G          D             G

It was a time in my life

           A        G

When I felt so free

G               D

There was a girl that I

G               A        G

Loved there by the sea

G                D

Sometimes I think that she’s

G            A              G

Still there waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only held her

F

If I could have only seen her

G    D         A

For another day

Verse Two:

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G   A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

                D

To be with you

G                D            G

She was the girl of my dreams

A        G

By the sea

G             D          G

She was a vision of love in

A          G

Front of me

G          D                G

Her hair blown by the wind

A           G

From the sea

G                D

Sometimes I think that she’s

G            A              G

Still there waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only kissed her

F

If I could have only been there

G    D         A

For another day

Verse Three:

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G   A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

               D

To be with you

   G          D             G

I dream of her in the city

A        G

By the sea

G                    D

Her wind blown hair in

      G            A            G

The breeze so light and free

     G                D              G

We spent three days in the city

A          G

Her and me

G                D                       G

Sometimes I dream that she’s still

         A              G

There waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only stayed there

F

If I could have only been there

G    D         A

For another day

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G  A

Copenhagen, how I’d like to

           D

Be with you

Original Song – “Looking For The Sun”

Looking For The Sun is a little song about how short, fragile and precious life is – and how we often take so much of it for granted as we go through our daily routines.  The truth is, time has its own schedule and doesn’t make adjustments based on our hopes and dreams; and one day we may wake up only to find that we’ve become the masters of our daily schedules without giving ourselves permission to chase our heart’s desires that we’ve held so closely to throughout the years.  The song encourages us to “dream the dreams we used to do…walk again on mountain tops…take the time for quiet walks…laugh and cry and sing” – and then the song suddenly ends – emphasizing how very short and precious life really is.

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“Looking For The Sun” is a little introspective song that I recorded on Set 6 in 1996 that turned out pretty well on the second take, so I’ll share it 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.  I encourage you to chase your dreams without delay, so when it’s all said and done with at the very end, you’ll have walked on mountain tops, taken quiet walks and laughed, cried and sung – and lived life to the absolute fullest!  Enjoy!

"Looking For The Sun" - "Early Works - The Start Of A Dream", Collected Workss Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Looking For The Sun

Early Works – The Start Of A Dream, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

C                     F

Looking for the sun to shine

         C                 F

When rain is falling all around

  F                    G

I wonder how it could have been

     G

If I would have…

C                           F

Done the things I’d wanted to

       C                              F

And dreamed the dreams I used to do

  F                         G

I sometimes think I should

                G

Go on and try to…

G                   C

Walk again on mountain tops

      G                       C

And take the time for quiet walks

     Am                     D

I’d laugh and cry and sing…

G                           C

Sometimes life goes by too fast

  G                         C

I think that time will always last

        Am                  D

But I never know for sure.

Original Song – “Love Is The Key”

Love Is The Key is another early song of mine, which ponders life, love, dreams and meaning.  It makes the case for never giving up on our dreams and making love the central focus of our lives, “We’ll carry on ’till the end of time, And live our lives in love and find, That we’ll always remember, and never forget, That life is for living, and love is the key…Love is the key for the world.”  My hope and prayer is that we might all one day live in a world of love for all people, “And never forget, That life is for living and love is the key…Love is the key to our hearts!”

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I recorded my original song “Love Is The Key” in two takes on Set 5 in 1996, and it speaks to love being the key to all we do. Take 2 is the better version, but they both reflect my journey, “Why is life so hard to find the answers to, Why is it love that holds the key to all we do, Why do I search for all the dreams I’m reaching for…” 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.  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 The Key - "Early Works - "The Start Of A Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

Love Is The Key

“Early Works – The Start Of A Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

F         C       D                     A

Why is life so hard to find the answers to

F           C            D                      A

Why is it love that holds the key to all we do

F            C              D                        A

Why do I search for all the dreams I’m reaching for

D            A                       G  A

Why do I always search for more

            G                D                   A

I’m just living my life trying to carry on

G                         D                   A

Looking for love, a love to call my own

    G                   D                       A

I’ll never give up, never give up my dreams

    D                     A

I’ll carry on ’till the end of time

          D                        A

And I’ll live my life and I’ll know it’s mine

          G        D                   G       D

But I’ll always remember and never forget

       E           D            E              D

That life is for living and love is the key

E              D     E               D

Love is the key, Love is the key

A              E              D                   E

Love is the key to our hearts, to our hearts

Verse Two:

F          C        D                       A

Look to love in all the things you hope to do

F             C        D                    A

Give your love to all the world in all you do

F                  C           D             A

Why can’t we live together in the world as one

D            A                     G  A

Why do I always hope for more

            G                   D                      A

I’m just looking for the answers for the world

          G                   D              A

People livin’ their lives looking for love

           G                   D                       A

We will never give up, never give up our dreams

        D                     A

We’ll carry on ’till the end of time

       D                   A

And live our lives in love and find

              G                 D           G           D

That we’ll always remember, and never forget

       E            D             E             D

That life is for living, and love is the key

E              D     E             D

Love is the key, love is the key

A              E               D                  E

Love is the key for the world, for the world