She Said (April 11, 2017)

written by Marc E. Check April 11, 2017


She said “Here!”

…with a decisive and final loud “tap” of the Enter key ENDING her furious parade of tappity-taps.  

I said “what?”

She said “Check your email.”

I did…and I’ll be goddamned if I didn’t fall in love once again

I started getting frustrated when strumming the guitar yesterday, perhaps even being a little whiny, when I couldn’t for the life of me find a single effing page in the Google search results for:

 Umphrey’s McGee‘s “Gone for Good” lyrics.  

I just wanted to play and sing the song, man.

Poorly… yes, but at least poorly with the correct lyrics.

Alas, I couldn’t do that because the only search results that even presented the lyrics in some format were the official lyric video, released by UM in concert with the release of the Reel to Real documentary, and another post on twitter from Lyrical Stew (@truthhonk) with a crumpled, handwritten version of the lyrics, missing the first two verses.  

Playing along with the video was impossible because they’d do it the right way,

and that would fuck up my personal style of playing…

(the incorrect and amateur sloppy way).

I of course couldn’t do it with the first two verses missing.  
That would be like jumping into to the original Star Wars trilogy at Empire Strikes Back.  

Doesn’t work. 

So, while I spent ten minutes searching for the lyrics…

….and then another ten bitching about the fact that I couldn’t find them in an acceptable format…

…SHE simply and quietly TRANSCRIBED THE SONG FOR ME ❤

I suppose sometimes we spend too much time complaining,,,

and not enough time doing.  

Sometimes the new, quick digital way rapidly hits that point of diminishing returns. 

I asked if she did it to “shut me up” or “silence my bitching?”

She said…

“I just want to hear you play it.”

 

UMPHREY’S MCGEE
GONE FOR GOOD – Lyrics


I know it happens all the time,
but its hard to believe it.
Sometimes I’m not sure what that implies.
Another thought for another time,
you can take it or leave it.
It’s not too often I can see both sides,

or feel compelled to try,
but you know what I needed,
and I don’t think your argument applies.
So I hope that you don’t mind
if I ask you to repeat it?
I wasn’t payin’ attention after all.

One more drink and I should go,
I can’t stop thinking even though I’m
way to tired to fall asleep,
You got exactly what I need.
Even if its just tonight,
can’t we pretend that it’s alright?
It’s complicated yeah I guess,
but you’ve done much better with less
than I can give tonight.

A little high and a little low,
we can keep on trying ’til the morning glows.
If you’ve got time for me tonight
I’ll stick around til we get it right,
and if I’m not sure what you need
just tell me how you want it all to be.
We can slow it down, I’m in no rush,
when it comes around it will be more than enough.
You can toss your troubles in the pile,
we might be here for a little while…

…but I hope I made this understood…

in the morning I’ll be gone for good

One more drink and I should go,
I can’t stop thinking even though I should

It’s complicated yeah I guess,
but you’ve done much better with less
than I can give tonight.

 

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