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Take It To My Grave

By E-dub on August 16, 2020 5:37 pm

(Note: after submission, I realized the lead vocal levels are too loud on this mix so I remixed it and that version is on my Reverbnation account: https://www.reverbnation.com/edmundsnyder/song/32056616-take-it-to-my-grave ) 


A friend of mine was telling another friend how she had told me a story that she had planned to take to her grave once when I was bartending. I really don't remember the story she told me--if she were to tell it again, I'd probably remember but I doubt she would tell me again.

Anyway, that was the catalyst behind this song. I played my acoustic guitar, my archtop electric, and my bass ukelele on this one.


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Take It To My Grave

You told me a tale but you said I gotta take it to my grave
You sat and regaled me about a time that you had really misbehaved
You said I couldn’t tell a soul about the things you did that day
But when you confide in someone my age
I probably won’t remember anyway

I think you said that you were swimming on a crowded tropic beach    G-C
Or maybe you were diving for something that was deep and out of reach  G-D
Well, your speech went on and on, something happened I am sure  G-C
Something, something, something, something, led to something quite impure  G-D-C-G

You told me a tale but you said I gotta take it to my grave
You sat and regaled me about a time that you had really misbehaved
You said I couldn’t tell a soul about the things you did that day
But when you confide in someone my age
I probably won’t remember anyway
Pretty sure you were at Dino’s and the hour was getting late
Your guts were rough and churning—was it something that you ate?
There was something about a shot glass and a three-day-old eggroll
Something, something, something, something, and you’ve never told a soul

break

You told me a tale but you said I gotta take it to my grave
You sat and regaled me about a time that you had really misbehaved
You said I couldn’t tell a soul about the things you did that day
But when you confide in someone my age
I probably won’t remember anyway

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August 17, 2020 1:07 am

You're a good secret keeper because your memory isn't so good.  Or maybe it wasn't all that great of a story?  At least she can rest assured her secret is safe.

August 17, 2020 1:09 am

I realized just now that I left some of the chords on the lyrics.

August 17, 2020 4:41 am

August 17, 2020 5:47 pm

Nice tune. Well done. Between aging memory issues an ADHey is that a squirrel  issues there may be Gigs of information locked up in each of us. Good job.

August 18, 2020 8:40 am

Something something something really good.

August 18, 2020 9:04 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

You're a good secret keeper because your memory isn't so good.  Or maybe it wasn't all that great of a story?  At least she can rest assured her secret is safe.


“You can tell me anything.” (Because I won’t remember anyway)

August 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Ipaghost wrote:

Indeed

August 18, 2020 9:09 pm
OleJazzer wrote:

Nice tune. Well done. Between aging memory issues an ADHey is that a squirrel  issues there may be Gigs of information locked up in each of us. Good job.

Maybe even Petabytes

August 18, 2020 9:52 pm

What a feel good song. Looking forward to hear your stuff in the future!

August 19, 2020 12:27 am
danju wrote:

What a feel good song. Looking forward to hear your stuff in the future!

Thanks a bunch. I have 7 albums on Spotify as Edmund Snyder. Many of the songs were initially conceived for my WB contributions.

August 19, 2020 6:02 am

The lyrics are fantastic and the delivery is just awesome. That track's a keeper. smile

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