Misc Unsigned Bands – Dan Deemert - Dont Close The Line chords

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This is my first attempt at writing a song. I wrote it for my late father-in-law (who
passed away suddenly on Jan 6/09) and also for my oldest son. Just so the song makes more
sense - my father-in-law was really close to my oldest son. At only 8 years old he let
him drive his boat around the lake (with him in it of course). I used to walk on eggshells
around this man before my son was born. He came across as a very stern Scotsman. My son
changed him in every positive way. It's unfortunate that his cancer progressed so
quickly that there was no chance to say a proper goodbye. My son was very upset. Mostly 
because he was hoping to help grandpa finish off a model train set. I wrote this from my sons
perspective. What may have been the interaction between Granddad and Grandson had there
been a bit more time.

I left it in strictly chord form as it is well open to interpretation and most of it is
picked and not strummed.  Suggestions and comments are welcome.

Hope you enjoy it.


Song For David - Don't Close The Line

Riff  - Dsus4 / D / Dsus2 / Dsus4
Riff2 - Dsus4 / D / Dsus4

A D Rif G AHis eyes opened slowly at the touch of my hand.
D Riff G AHe said, I'm happy to see you, I'm glad that you came.
Em G Riff2 AHi Grandpa. I came to see if you were feeling well
Em G Asus4 DThings could be better, and this I will tell.
A D Riff G AYou are the softness in my heart and my heart longs to stay,
D Riff G ABut my body is pulling me the other way.
Em G Riff2 AAlthough time is be short and often unkind.
G Asus4 DPlease don't close the line.
A D Riff G AMy thoughts travelled back to the things we once did.
D Riff G ALike boating and fishing, I was a lucky kid.
Em G Riff2 ATo see him like this was just so unfair.
Em G Asus4 DThe questions I had were too hard to bare.
G Em Riff2 AWho will be my captain when I'm on the lake?
G Em Riff2 AWill you be there to help me eat birthday cake?
F#m D Bm AThe train is not yet done and I just don't know.
G Em Asus4 DI'm too young to understand why you need to go.
D Riff G AHe said, You have always been a brave young lad.
D Riff G ATake care of your brother, your mom and your dad.
Em G Riff2 AI'll be there on the wind when you turn nine.
G Asus4 DAnd please don't close the line.
D Riff G ATears filled my eyes at the words he did say.
D Riff G AHe laid his head down and his hand slid away.
Em G Riff2 ASo much left to do but I'm glad I could be
Em G Asus4 DThe boy he chose to share his world with me.
D Riff G AAs I turned to walk away, a note I did find.
D Riff G AWritten by a hero, a champion of mine.
Em G Riff2 AI went through it once and at the end it said,
Em G Asus4 DWhat I longed to hear and this is what it read.
G Em Riff2 AYou are the softness in my heart and my heart yearns to stay.
G Em Riff2 AI'll always be with you when you go on your way.
F#m D Bm AI will love you forever and I hope that you find,
G Em Asus4 DThe tools that I left for you to finish the line.
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