Paradise

This old Kenny G(orelick) song came on the other night, and it reminded of the days when I used to write lyrics to jazz tunes I liked. (insert lol here.) I’ve always felt that the song’s chorus should contain the emotional resonance, since that’s the part that most people remember and sing. Anyway, for S’s and G’s, here’s my favorite of them. Don’t laugh; I’ve never let ANYONE read my song lyrics before.

hold me paradise
show me paradise
remind me with your sighs
where heaven lies

run your fingers there
pray kiss me everywhere
my empty arms
for only you
we’re near to heaven’s gate
let’s pray it’s not too late
if we run we can catch
the falling sun
ride it past the skies
to where the stars go hide
and make it our
sweet refuge

Chorus:
i’m running from them
running to you
paradise
singing songs that only
you know
paradise
and i know that one day
we’ll smile down from paradise
cause it’s paradise
with you

hold me paradise
come show me paradise
remind me with your sighs
where heaven lies

i can feel you there
kissing me everywhere
your begging lips
don’t know goodnight
baby, if you dare
just let me take you there
past promises
you’ll find insight
and i’ll show you, dear
my love will stay right here
dependable
as morning’s light

Chorus:
and i’m
running from them
running to you
paradise
singing words that only
you know
paradise
and I know that one day
we’ll smile down from paradise
cause it’s paradise
with you

repeat, ad lib out

What a crock. 🙂 At least now you can sing the song that only you know.

4 Comments

  1. Mary Quallo says:

    The only thing that is a crock here is your saying “What a crock”. I’d sell my soul for a man to feel that way about me. You write great lyrics too, but don’t stop your other writing, there aren’t many books out there that are simply a collection of song lyrics. Keep writing Bill. I’m still writing. Mary

    1. I haven’t really felt that way about anyone in a long time. Maybe that’s why I don’t write songs anymore. I’ve kind of given up song lyrics (and poetry for the most part). I don’t read music and no one but poets read poetry, so I kind of lost interest.

  2. Mary Quallo says:

    Now you see the effect your song lyrics have on me. I flub my sign off. lol Keep writing Bill. I’m still Reading. Mary

    1. Haha! Thanks, Mary. I wasn’t going to say anything. 😀

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