Another of my contributions to this week's "Seasons of the Ukulele" where the theme is "Putting Yourself in another Person or Object's shoes"
I was trying to think of another angle for the theme, but most of the ideas I came up with seemed cliched. Then this morning I had an idea "twixt sleep and awake" and the song almost wrote itself. The question to ask is:Who is the narrator? Stick around for the last line of the third verse to find out. Then stick around till the credits for an alternative last line which means the whole song can be interpreted as being from that view point too.
Intro: Dm - C (x2)
(F) You loved me all those years, then you (Am) cast me aside
Went (F) on to better things, my (Am) memory hurt your pride.
I (Bb) gave you all the comfort that a (C) true friend could provide
Every (Bb) night I slept with you, (C) right there by your side
Was it (Dm) something I did? Was it (Am) something I said?
To (Dm) make you cast me off like a (Am) stale piece of bread.
I (Bb)still long to be with you, won't you (C) give it a try?
(Bb) I won't tell if you won't.... (C)
We could meet up on the (Dm) sly. (C) (x2)
I (F) know your deepest secrets but I've (Am) never revealed
The (F) smallest one to anyone. My (Am) lips have been sealed.
I've (Bb) been so isolated. I (C) miss you so much.
You (Bb) cannot guess my pain as I (C) long for your touch.
I'm (F) stuck up in this attic and I (Am) never go out.
No (F) one to hear my screams, no (Am) one to hear my shouts.
I'd for(Bb)give you in a moment, if you (C) showed me you care.
So I (Bb) sign this with a kiss, your loving Teddy (C) bear.
Alternative last line:
But (Bb) all you seem to care for is that (C) plain Jane, Miss Eyre.