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I don't know how to watch you walk away (practice tape)

04:56
Jim Colbert
2011-02-02
James P. Colbert

Story

This is just a home practice session, recorded to the little portable Edirol. No editing, no EQ, no tweaking, just live as it happened.

Lyrics

I don’t know how (to watch you walk away)

He said words have always been my friends I know
But sometimes there are places they can’t go
Mountains that they cannot climb
Comfort they cannot provide
Words can fail you when need them so

He said I wanted her when we were still in school
That small steel town had forged itself a jewel
But nights that were not mine to keep
Years that fell beneath my feet
Are etched into the memory of a fool

I don’t know how to watch you walk away
Even though I try more every day
Seasons turn and people change
Some dreams just stay out of range
I don’t know how to watch you walk away

I guess she needed more than I could be
Less emotion more stability
Her children do not know my name
I think about them just the same
Faces that I doubt I’ll never see

I don’t know how to watch you walk away
Even though I try more every day
Seasons  change and people die
Some dreams just remain alive
I don’t know how to watch you walk away

He said these memories are the ones I choose to keep
When morning thunder rolls across the deep
In the early morning rain my pillow turns to her again
I smell her hair and drift on back to sleep

I don’t know how to watch you walk away
Even though I try more every day
Seasons fade and years grow cold
Some dreams were not made to hold
I don’t know how to watch you walk away

I typically play this song capo'd at 3, out of a G position, so key of Bb. Other than some embellishments with hammer-ons, it's G, C, Am, D, D7

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