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#1131328 - 10/09/17 04:48 PM Tell Me Your Story  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOwxeqRI614

"TELL ME YOUR STORY"
Words & Music By Barry Butler

I used to be a Nurse in an Upscale Assisted Living Facility where I was the Medication Nurse. I'd hand out all the pills to the Residents and when a new one came in I'd go into their room and go over all the meds they brought in and give them the new ones that were prescribed. One night about 8 PM a new woman moved in and I went down to her room and knocked on the door. She said to come in and when I opened up the door it was dark as she had no lights on. She said she was blind and that I should put on the lights. I walked over to this over 80 year old women and introduced myself. She was very quiet and said hello. As I looked around the room I saw many pictures all over on the dresser and cabinets. I realized that this little old lady had an entire life in those pictures and after looking at them I came back and started to talk to the women. I asked her some questions and she seemed like she wanted to talk so I asked her to tell me her story and this song is about her story.....


I GOT A NEW JOB TO REPLACE THE OLD
IN A RUNDOWN RETIREMENT HOME
I HAND OUT THE PILLS TO RESIDENTS THERE
TOO MANY ARE ALL ALONE

I GO INTO THIS ROOM AND SIT DOWN ON A CHAIR
I ASK "WHAT IS YOUR NAME"
I HAVE THESE PILLS, THEY'RE PRESCRIBED FOR YOU
THESE ARE YOURS TO CLAIM


SHE WAS JUST A FACE THEN BECAME A VOICE
AS SHE STARTED TO COME ALIVE
SHE SAID HELLO MY NAME IS JANE
I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'VE ARRIVED

I JUST MOVED IN HAD TO LEAVE MY HOME
BECAUSE I LOST MY SIGHT
I CANNOT SEE AND I'M SCARED TO DEATH
ALL IS SEE IS THE NIGHT

TELL ME YOUR STORY
WHERE DOES IT BEGIN
HOW MANY YEARS
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

WHAT DID YOU DO
WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME
AND DID YOU LOVE SOMEONE

SHE CAME ON A BOAT AT 9 YEARS OLD
WITH TEN DOLLARS AND THE NAME OF A MAN
HE WAS TO HELP HER, SHE WAS ALL ALONE
IN A NEW A FOREIGN LAND

AS SHE SEARCHED THE CROWD WITH EYES OF HOPE
A FACE STARED BACK AT HER
I AM YOUR UNCLE, CALL ME AL
I WILL BE YOUR FAMILY

WELCOME TO AMERICA HE SAID TO HER
WITH ALL YOUR HOPES AND YOUR DREAMS
IT COULD BECOME YOURS IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART
EXPERIENCE ALL LIFE CAN BE

HE TOOK HER TO WHAT SHE CALLED HOME
FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF HER LIFE
SHE LEARNED HOW TO READ AND THEN TO WRITE
THEN SHE BECAME A WIFE

(CHORUS)

SHE MARRIED A MAN THAT SHE HARDLY KNEW
HAD CHILDREN AND A GREAT CAREER
BUT THE LOVE SHE DESIRED WAS BEYOND HER REACH
IT WAS A GOOD LIFE ALL THE SAME

HE WORKED HARD EVERYDAY AND WAS KIND TO THEM ALL
THEY SACRIFICED ALL FOR THEIR KIDS
THEY HAD A GOOD LIFE THE BEST THEY COULD DO
NO REGRETS

NOW I'M BACK IN THAT ROOM THAT'S NOW COME ALIVE
WITH MEMORIES DANCING ALOUD
THIS FACE BEFORE ME IS NOW MORE THAN A FACE
AS I WATCH IT EMERGE FROM A CLOUD

SHE SAID TO ME "ALTHOUGH I CAN'T SEE
I SEE YOUR FACE QUITE CLEAR
YOU'VE LISTENED TO ME AND THAT MEANS A LOT
THAT YOU'RE HERE" (CHORUS)

Last edited by Barry David Butler; 10/09/17 04:50 PM.
#1131330 - 10/09/17 11:45 PM Re: Tell Me Your Story [Re: Barry David Butler]  
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Nice job with the waltz melody and storyline. I think it's too long for the average attention span and needs some boiling down - Great subject matter - and story.

#1131337 - 10/10/17 08:47 AM Re: Tell Me Your Story [Re: PeteG]  
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Yeah it is too long but I don't care because it's never going to get on the radio.
I tried to shorten it but couldn't get the entire story in....SO....I told my Story and ain't gonna get no glory.....lol
Now if Tim McGraw wanted to sing it and shorten it I'd be fine with that...lol


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