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Brand New Tune…..There Just Ain’t Nothin To Lose! June 26, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Reflection — BB Webb @ 8:49 pm

I write songs….all the time, and other stuff….I’m always writing…I can’t help myself. Words just spill out. I need to plant my ideas and shoot my energy SOMEwhere. My songwriter friend Lee Davis tells me my songs read like poems. He’s forever trying to urge me to simplify, to make them ‘pop ready,’ stay with one idea. But I can’t. I’m BB Webb… he knows that but ribs me anyway.

I may never publish a song…it doesn’t matter to me. I might sing one in a show of mine sometime…well, my singing plans are a subject for another story. But, I continue to write. It’s for me. And I continue to write songs, hoping really that I’ll hear a tune to go with the words.

Below is a little song my friend Lee had fun ripping apart. As a dear friend, his ‘ripping apart’ is all in fun. 2Lu and I glare at him knowing he hasn’t a chance at discouraging me. It just won’t happen. And surely that’s not his attempt. It’s all in play. I appreciate friends who know how to play.

But I like my song….and I like Paul Simon’s even better…in fact, his ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’ is one of my all time favorites. I wish I could have danced and sung in the chorus with THAT group of African wonders. My kind of fun!

BRAND NEW TUNE by BB Webb

I don’t need no diamonds and I don’t need no rings,
I don’t need no house babe, I got lottsa things,
I just need your love dear, to take me through the night,
I just need your soft ear to help my dreams take flight.

CHORUS
And if you feel it’s over and your heart’ll never mend,
That your sad, sad story will last until the end,
If you need a break dear from what you’ve always known
Lighten up your outlook and let’s sing a brand new tune.

Been all around the world and seen all kinda things,
Had lotsa sweet fine lovers and many one night flings,
But ain’t had no lovin that’ll open up my heart,
That’ll take away my sadness and these hurtin parts.

CHORUS
And if you feel it’s over and your heart’ll never mend,
That your sad, sad story will last until the end,
If you need a break dear from what you’ve always known
Lighten up your outlook and let’s sing a brand new tune.

So please keep all your money and your baubles fine,
Hang on to your possessions cause honey I got mine,
But darlin if you’re ready for a woman such as me,
Get ready for some lovin cause I’ll give ya some for free.

CHORUS
And if you feel it’s over and your heart’ll never mend,
That your sad, sad story will last until the end,
If you need a break dear from what you’ve always known
Lighten up your outlook and let’s sing a brand new tune.

There just is nothing really to lose in life…to me it’s all rich with potential. And isn’t it the stuff that hurts the most that teaches us the best things and ultimately which sets us free. I think so.

I prefer to imagine myself with diamonds on the soles of my shoes. HOW FUN FOR DANCING! And for just creating cool stuff.

And frankly, when not dancing, I just want to spend my days creating cool stuff and then at night…share it with folks!

And well then, so it is. A brand new tune, ’round each and every corner!

BB Webb

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