His Strings Are SIlent

His Strings Are Silent
The Despicable Little Man
One Time
GemTone Records
TT – 3:22
BPM – 80
GENRE – Folk
ISRC – ushm91737333

A bandleader and friend of mine took his own life many years ago. My humble thoughts on that man.

LYRICS

He made it Real
He played Guitar
He sang some songs
While people danced, kissed and fought
Some Black Label
And a cowboy hat
The girls all loved him
They really did

I never saw
The unhappy man
He seemed to be
Lovin Life
I guess we can’t know
What goes on inside
How this all seems

Through another’s eyes
Then one day
I got the news
In his garage
He met his Muse
Sometimes I wonder
What would have been
He made the music
But now his strings are silent

Years come and go
We we went our separate ways
Still play music
Still lovin life.
When I hear a song
He used to sing
I know hIs life is
Worth remembering.

I never saw
The unhappy man
He seemed to be
Lovin Life
I guess we can’t know
What goes on inside
How this all seems
Through another’s eyes

Then one day
I got the news
In his garage
He met his Muse
Sometimes I wonder
What would have been
He made the music
But now his strings are silent

©2017 George Matoian
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