When you were gone, I wished you were here (Michael Gray)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-07-23)   CPDL #54867:   
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2019-07-23).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 8 pages, 200 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: For Tenor Solo and men's choir. Can be done with just 4 voices

General Information

Title: When you were gone, I wished you were here
Composer: Michael Gray
Lyricist: Michael Gray

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TBB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2019

Description: For Tenor Solo and a wordless male choir

External websites: http://www.graymichael.com

Original text and translations

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I'm really bad at words; I'm really bad at what they say.
I'm really bad at making them ring, making them obey.
Still, I want you to know that the nights were long and alone with fear.
And when you were gone, I wish'd you were here.

You phoned from far away; I fought to find some words that'd care.
I searched for phrases loving and warm, but they were never there.
Still, I want you to know that the times you called made you feel so near
And when you were gone, I wish'd you were here.

 And I wish'd my words would say what I really feel.
 In your presence, they were cold and unreal.
 Still, these feelings were frozen hard; trap'd in words of snow.
 In their silences, how were you to know?

I'm really bad at words; I hid them all when you return'd.
So then, I held you tight in my arms to show you what I'd learn'd.
That my words all alone don't convey the love that I wanna make clear.
That, when you were gone, I wish'd you were here.

-MG (cc) by-nc-nd