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Never Be The Same
Out Of The Woodwork V
October 4, 2005 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
Dm XXO231
(1) XXO221
(2) XXO211 (F7?)
G7 32OOO1
(3) 32OO31
Bb XXO331
C X32O1O
C7 X3231O
(4) X4342O
(5) X32031
Gadd5 32OO33

I got your letter.
You sho' made it plain.
That you would never,
Love me again.
It was just what I needed,
To straigten my head.
I'll never, I'll Never, Be The Same.

I left a message,
With your sister Jane.
She started guessin'
Two other names.
I tried to correct her.
I'm not Jose or Hector.
I'm the one, I'm the one, Who's in pain.

(Chorus)
Here come the freight train,
Gon' carry me south.
Here come the hard rain,
You warned me about.
Here come the lightnin'
Gon' strike me again.
When will it, When will it, Ever end?

Now that it's over,
Except for the pain,
We both lost a lover,
But what did we gain?
I've got nothin' to show for
That night in the rain.
I'll never, I'll Never, Be The Same.

(Chorus)
Here come the freight train,
Gon' carry me south.
Here come the hard rain,
You warned me about.
Here come the lightnin'
Gon' strike me again.
When will it, Or will it, Ever end?

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Never Be The Same October 4, 2005 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

The guitar part hooked my imagination. The first line came, "I got your letter." and the second, "You sho' made it plain." I had to find out what was made so plain in that letter. Obviously, it wasn't good news, in fact, the worst news, "That you would never, Love me again." Then the acceptance that she was right, "It was just what I needed, To straighten my head..." even though, "I'll never, I'll Never, Be The Same."

To make it interestingly real, for me, I introduced "...your sister Jane..." who, instead of just taking a message, starts guessing who's calling, and apparently asks, 'Is this Jose?', 'Or Hector?' prompting the singer to say, "i'm the one, I'm the one, Who's in pain."

Then, his worst fears confirmed, the story progresses as he's leaving town on a train, gets caught, the way I see it, on top when it starts to rain, and, thinking, 'How could it be worse,' gets the answer when lightning begins to strike, and wonders, "When will it," and in the second chorus increases his despair to, "Or will it, Ever End?"

Strange tune, but it had merit, so I pursued it. Simple as it is, it tooke me about a week to get it together. I have to count the three-chord opening or I lose track. The X4342O and 32OO31 chords, imporvised in this song for the first time, are totally new to me.