Colleen Dillon

I wrote the lyrics and melody to this song a week or so ago when I was feeling that unsettling disconnected feeling we all get from time to time when we’re missing the people we love…. Then I gave myself the challenge to try a few things with my uke and rhythms… and that was a battle…. so what the heck, here goes - it’s still a bit rough around the edges…

© 2015 Colleen Dillon

Verse 1:
I’m waiting at the edge of the crowd
Like an outsider looking in
Wishing you were here with me
So this world don’t look so grim

Verse 2:
I’m listening at the edge of the group
This conversation blows
Wishing I could hear your voice
In this world to me that’s closed

Somewhere we try to connect
In bits and drops and pieces
Can’t read the blue print
For the hearts we need to reach us

Somehow we try to connect
In bits and drops and pieces
Can’t seem to find the way
The lessons we learned won’t teach us

Like droplets at the edge of a river
Drifting towards the larger flow
In and out and up and down
Swells that whirl and roll

Verse 3:

I’m walking by myself tonight
The quiet is so oppressive
Hoping I am still your girl
But this world can be deceptive

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Ronald Walter's avatar
Ronald Walter said

Very nice!

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Nick P said

Very nice, indeed.

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Sister Savage said

Ah another gentle gift from you… Sounds like one from the heart. Love your tone, girlfriend! Beautiful and tender.

Guest said

..also liked the bridge.
There is nothing wrong with “…rough around the edges…”

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4barrelcarb (4BC) said

Very Nice!

Ron's avatar
Ron said

Lyics and vocals ..great !!! Uke ..even better…love it Colleen…

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willis said

Colleen, I would say you succeeded with your challenge. The Uke sounds nice, and you also succeeded in expressing a complex emotional experience in a clear and touching fashion. It’s definitely a gift that you have!

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scottz said

This one’s a real beauty. ‘bits and drops and pieces…’ really nice

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Colleen Dillon said

You are all so wonderful! Thanks for the supportive feedback. I’ll keep working on making those chord changes smoother and smoother, but I sure appreciate the support!!!!

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slkrell said

Nice all alone tone winner. that Ukulele is sounding most excellent.

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

. .
… Damn Colleen! You are leaving us in the dust!

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Greg Connor said


That’s the best Ukulele I’ve ever heard.

I like the symbolism of “droplets at the edge of a river”

This might be my new favorite song!

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The Proods said

I find charm in the basic style of your recordings. I can’t find a better way to phrase it…I’m doing my best to make it as big a compliment as I can.

Guest said

I especially like the bridge change. Wonderful lyrics as usual

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