Thursday, January 29, 1970

When Love is Gone

I have your ribbon and you have my ring,
And yet between us we've misplaced the thing we'd found.
It would not be bound.
Gone are the splendor, the joy and the smile.
Where there was music, it echoes a mile away.

     Oh we could stay, we could stay together,
     Just pretending going on and on.
     We could play, we could play together,
     The game of love when love is gone.

But you are honest and yes I am proud.
Only a fool is content with a cloud to hide him.
We can't fall beside him.
So take back the promise and cast off the vow
We said tomorrow but had only now to spend, and now is the end.

     Oh, we could stay together,
     Just pretending going on and on.
     We could play, we could play together,
     The game of love when love is gone.
     When love is gone.
     The games go on
     When love is gone.

Music
I love this song - its progression, lyrics, melody, even its key signature and meter. Harmonically it's somewhat unstable to say the least, modulating all the way from F to D, and I'd welcome suggestions for the chorus. Anyway, here goes.

The song is in Ab, but sounds pretty good on guitar in F with a capo on 3. The verse is basically just F - C - F - C, with the second C leading up to the first D (key change) of the chorus, which is something like D - C - D - C - F. The coda is F - G - F - D.

2 comments:

  1. When Love Is Gone, life will never be the same. Will I just learn to accept and just dream about her? But no matter what I'll surely miss her.

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