Maybe Next Year

Maybe Next Year

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Liner Notes: 

Probably a lot of ground to cover in three minutes. Nashville tuning has the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth strings one octave higher pitch strings similar to a twelve string guitar. This also meets my last remaining goal of 50 solo songs this 50/90.


Maybe Next Year
Nashville tuning strings down a step DGCFAD chords [actual sound(shape)]: Bb/F(C/G) - 332o1o; F/G - 32ooo3; C/E(D/F#) - 2oo232; Adim(Bdim) - xxo4o1; G(A) - xo222o; D(E) xxx454; Dm(EM) - o22ooo;

[Bb/F(C/G)] My big ideas have been turned inside out
[F(G)] Grand plans for fun work in retirement now on the shelf
[Bb/F(C/G)] My connections have been virtualized
[C/E(D/F#)] My face to face interactions have been [Adim(Bdim)] diminished

[C/E(D/F#)] Maybe next year
[G(A)] I’ll get back to some of the places I took for granted
[C/E(D/F#)] Maybe next year
[G(A)] I’ll see the smiles on the faces of people I love
[C/E(D/F#)] Maybe next year
[D(E)] I’ll work to tend the new trees and ideas I have planted
[C/E(D/F#)] Maybe next year
[G(A)] I’ll hold onto gratitude when the pandemic gets tough (again)

[Bb/F(C/G)] My songwriting has gone into some dark corners
[F(G)] The pandemic shoved my concept themes aside
[Bb/F(C/G)] My painting and employment have gone on hiatus
[C/E(D/F#)] Slogging through my [Adim(Bdim)] emotional swamp

Repeat Chorus

[Dm(Em)] Oh to have a little more money to spend
[F(G)] Now that time is not an issue
[Dm(Em)] Oh to be able to hug my friends again and family
[F(G)] Go to art shows, yoga and hang at the farmers market
[G(A)] Safe transportation, and be able to walk into a public building
Without a mask or a COVID death threat hanging over my head

[Bb/F(C/G)] [F(G)]
[Bb/F(C/G)] My defenses have worn very thin
[C/E(D/F#)] Reserve energy is [Adim(Bdim)] nearly empty

Repeat Chorus

And its gonna get tough
The second wave is coming
It’s gonna be tough
It’s gonna be a long winter
Maybe next year
It’ll all be better

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


kahlo2013's picture

Timely and so true. You capture it well! I love the relatable perspective and clear matter of fact delivery.

Chip Withrow's picture

Of course, I can visualize this one.
I've not tried that tuning before - has a nice ring to it.
A fitting end to this 50/90. You sound great, even when pensive.

headfirstonly's picture

Oh, I totally get the lyrics in this. SAME. And totally in all caps. Those lines "Maybe next year / I’ll work to tend the new trees and ideas I have planted" are simply, painfully beautiful.

All the feels.