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Lyr Add: Matthew (Johnny McEvoy)

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BALLAD OF JOHN WILLIAMS


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Marion in Cornwall 16 Feb 07 - 10:36 AM
Shaneo 16 Feb 07 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,kay 01 Sep 11 - 10:33 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MATTHEW (Johnny McEvoy)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 10:36 AM

MATTHEW
Johnny McEvoy

What are you thinking of Matthew my friend
As you sit in your room all alone
You can see the bright lights in the city below
In the place where you once called your home
And I'm sure you can still hear the laughter and noise
Of your kids as they run and they play
And you thought you were doing the best that you could
But it just didn't work out that way

Chorus:
Just didn't work out, just didn't work out
Just didn't work out that way
You thought you were doing the best that you could
But it just didn't work out that way

And your mother's long gone and your father is too
There's times you wish you were dead
And this morning the nurse took your whiskey away
When she said you're not right in the head
And when your wife calls you can't think of her name
And her visits get shorter each day
And you wish in your heart you could walk out that door
But it just didn't work out that way

I can see you've been thinking again of the past
And the place where the tall cedar grows
You remember the evening you planted that tree
But I'm sure that nobody else does
And it grew to the sky as the years drifted by
And I'm sure it's still standing today
But Matthew it's somebody else's tree now
Cause it just didn't work out that way

So close your eyes Matthew say goodnight to the world
There's a better one waiting for you
Your time here is over its time to move on
There's nothing here left you can do
But you could have moved mountains and danced on the moon
You could have turned night into day
And you thought you were doing the best that you could
But it just didn't work out that way
Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Matthew by Johnny McEvoy
From: Shaneo
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 11:18 AM

Great song tribute to Johnny's mother who was dying of alzheimer's and this was Johnny's way of dealing with the death of his mother.
Johnny is one of my favorite singer/songwriters.
He still suffers from depression and I sometimes think thats what makes him such a fine songwriter ,he enters a part of the brain not frequented by people who dont suffer from depression and comes out with some lovley slow , sad songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Matthew (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST,kay
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 10:33 AM

would like matthew in the cord of G. i have it in C but not great with C and F cords. Kay


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