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#1153710 - 06/02/19 07:14 AM This Close To Home  
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I live about 40 minutes from Virginia Beach. The tragedy that took place on Friday prompted me to write this. Thought Iíd share it with you all.

This Close To Home
Copyright 2019 by Greg C. Brown

All the times weíve said it couldnít happen here,
Never in our heads did we ever have that fear.
It was always someone elseís pain.
But today it seems the evil has come
And now it touches everyone.
From this day on lives are forever changed.

CHORUS
We watched it unfold on the TV screen,
Can this just be an awful dream?
Where in the world can we safely roam
When it gets this close to home?

My brothers, your sisters, their neighbors, our friends
Never said goodbye until we see you again.
Theirs was not a planned reality.
So much life still yearning to live
Taken away with much left to give,
Not yet ready to be a memory.

CHORUS
We watched it unfold on the TV screen,
Can this just be an awful dream?
Where in the world can we safely roam
When it gets this close to home?

BRIDGE
How did we come to this?
Twelve names placed on a list
Thatís longer than ever before;
The madness has reached our shore.
The sadness has reached our door.

CHORUS
We watched it unfold on the TV screen,
Can this just be an awful dream?
Where in the world can we safely roam
When it gets this close to home?


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
#1153716 - 06/02/19 03:03 PM Re: This Close To Home [Re: Greg C. Brown]  
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Hi Greg,

Just read your lyrics and I really like them.

The chorus is great and the words you use in the lyrics are clear and emotive. I am not an expert on the lyric part of songwriter but to me the lyrics will make a great song. Thanks for sharing with us.


Jane

#1153857 - 06/06/19 05:15 AM Re: This Close To Home [Re: Greg C. Brown]  
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This is so real Greg,

It's happening all over. We've had a few here, not of that magnitude but just as bad involving kids in our schools. A great write.

Geneva

#1153909 - 06/07/19 10:54 PM Re: This Close To Home [Re: JaneK]  
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Thank you, Jane. Hopefully, I can find the right music for this. Iím happy you liked it.

Greg


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
#1153910 - 06/07/19 11:00 PM Re: This Close To Home [Re: nightengale]  
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Thanks, Geneva! This is a lyric Iím sorry I was inspired to write. Sadly, after the tragedy occurred, the words just poured out. Iím glad you like it. Now I just need to get some music for it.

Greg


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