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Broke Piano

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I have a video called THE BROKE PIANO on line at http://www.bullrockfilms.com/#!broke-piano/c6r0
Ironically, it does not include this song.

Key D

D (figure is D D sus, D D sus)
I am a BROKE PIANO. Got no damper and no keys
G D
The only things that moves my strings is when somebody breathes
A G
And when you laugh I shudder and when you cry I moan
D A
As long as voices reach to me I’ll never sing alone

I am a BROKE PIANO someone made into this bed
And no one knows I’m under here listening to everything that’s said
Did you know that cries are music and laughter is a song
And did you know that as you speak my strings will sing along
C G C G
It’s the same with your guitar or your French Harp I presume
C G A
Or the water in your bath tub or the curtains in your room

I am a BROKE PIANO, someone built into this wall. I listen and I answer every time you call
I feel it when you pluck me. I feel the slamming door. I echo when you mumble and when you cry for more

‘I am a BROKE PIANO you dumped here by the curb
Just waiting for the rain to fall and warp my sounding board
My strings will rust and rattle as booming speakers pass
And I will finally loose my voice, be hauled away as trash

It’s the same with your guitar or your French Harp I presume
Or the bubbles in your bath tub or the water in your womb

I am a BROKE PIANO so what then can I know.
Oh, I’m no more a cripple than a fiddle without a bow
Each thing you do starts something. A ripple or a wave that might go on forever, far beyond your grave.
I am a BROKE PIANO

(c) 2005 Royal T Music

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James Michael Taylor said

Gwyn Henry I go farther and farther into my appreciation of you songwriting skills... lyrics poetic... ex Broke Piano.. The line that got me this time was "The only things that moves my strings is when somebody breathes" I once interviewed a popular musician in Tulsa, John D.Levan, in the late 70s. When I asked him where he got his ideas for songs, he laughed and said, "Heck, you just turn your head, and thre's a song!" Your line is saying the same, only more intensely... it's the inclusion of "human breath". goes even deeper.

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James Michael Taylor said

Gwyn Henry That one would be my fav of all I have seen! They are all great, but my fav... will never forget you underneath that (was it a piano bed?) So many metaphors played into that... and don't we all just want to revert to childhood at times and go hide under the bed, take a crayon, etc. jmt - You are broadening my vision of the video. Yes. Under the bed was always a place of mystery and imagined safety.

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James Michael Taylor said

Gwyn Henry That one would be my fav of all I have seen! They are all great, but my fav... will never forget you underneath that (was it a piano bed?) So many metaphors played into that... and don't we all just want to revert to childhood at times and go hide uner the bed, take a crayon, etc.

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Johnny Stone said

Great song mate

Guest said

All old lost instruments are so beautiful. Beautiful song and lyrics.

Guest said

love that song ..... wonderful lyric's

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terrysongs said

heady stuff it reaches places that shadows overtook long ago.

Guest said

beautiful, Harold

Guest said

I am fairly sure i have a feeling I am also pretty close to a broke piano,props!

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