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  1. Black & Blue

From the recording Twilight Journals

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This song was inspired by a dream and reverie I had when in that "state" right between dreaming and being awake. Interestingly enough, I wrote it in the dark in my bedside writing journal in about 20 minutes. Often, I pose a question to myself before I fall asleep and many times an "answer" or "concept" will come to me. The ones that inspire me the ones are those that I think have a universal theme that have no or little value to many people until certain moments in their lives where a ponderable situation needs a "companion".

Lyrics

“Black & Blue”
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Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2017 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VERSE 1
A whisper woke me in the dead of night
Took my hand and said, “Let’s go for a ride”.
Flew me up to the top of a hill
And pointed to the town below, quiet and still
Said, “See those flames, those are hearts on fire.
Those puffs of smoke that’s love that’s expired.
See those shapes you can’t see through?
Those are hearts that are black and blue.”
LIFT
A single tear can turn a flame to dust
Or revive a heart that’s trampled and crushed
Where’s the answer, one I can use?
So I don’t continue to lose
It’ s time to choose
REFRAIN
“Cause if I live a life that is un-true
Then I will live a life that’s black and blue
VERSE 2
Then we drifted to the heart of town
Drawn to the colored lights of a merry-go-round
Watched painted ponies gliding up and down
She said, “Hmm, which one would you choose?”
Well, if love’s a journey of goodbyes and hellos
And moments of passion that come and then go
I’ll choose the colors that take me to you
And stay away from the ponies painted black and blue
LIFT
I hesitated till I finally let go
Like sunflowers rising from the snow
My heart awakened and pushed back the cold
And, truth showed the way to break through
So, I’ll never lose
REFRAIN
Cause if I live a life that is untrue
Then I will live a life without you
And if I give a love that is not true
Then I will live a life that’s black and blue
That’s black and blue
That’s black and blue
That’s black and blue


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