Raggy Project
Raggy

Maybe Some Day

Another Day,and it's time to leave
Every time, every place I go
I wish I could stay, but I got to move
You know, you know,I do

Maybe Some Day, I'll come back to stay
Maybe Some Day, I'll come back to stay

Memories, are all I have
Every place, they're all I can keep
I wish I could stay, but I've got to move
You know, you know,I do

Maybe Some Day, I'll come back to stay
Maybe Some Day, I'll come back to stay

Maybe Some Day came about one evening when I was getting frustrated at being unable to write a "good" song. I was trying to come up with something impressive, to make a big musical statement, and getting absolutely nowhere. Then I reminded myself that songs are about feelings and getting a message across, not some sort of melodic/verbal gymnastics, and so I decided to relax and do whatever came out of 3 simple chords.

This song is about not being able to stay in any place long enough to really know it or be a part of it. I imagined being on a holiday, but the way my life is, almost as I'd settle into wherever I went, it would be time to leave the next day. Very depressing.

I suppose people who travel a lot in the course of their jobs feel similarly. Or musicians on road tour. You're in a nice place, meeting nice people and already it's time to pack up and leave. Maybe Some Day, you tell yourself, I'll come back to stay......

album and amplifier

Musician's notes

This is a simple 3-chord song, just the chords D-C-G will take you there, when I play I usually hold the C chord with the 'D' note on the 2nd string still held from the previous "D" chord (which makes this a Cadd9 chord) and when I'm playing the 'G' chord this 'D' note is often held too (it's still just a G chord, no extra fancy name!)....the constant 'D' note in the 2nd string givs the rhythm guitar sound a nice "anchor". On the D chord, I'd sparingly embellish it with a Dsus4.

Generally, I find that the less "work" you do on the rhythm guitar, the nicer a song gets. Just strum whatever you find tasteful, and if you're singing with the song, just do whatever makes you feel good singing. If your rhythm guitar is dominating the scene, it's a mother-in-law, get her out of there quick! Enjoy.