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Walking This Path

A song with lyrics by Greg Dixon, arrangement by Michael McCray, and vocal interpretation by Rachel Nicol-Smith. Please listen to a performance by Rachel Nicol-Smith and Michael McCray during a Blazing Saddles dance, September 1998. mp3

This is me singing the song with Mike McCray playing guitars. mp3

[Key of G - verses: G Em C G D, chorus: D C G D C G C G C D G]

[Guitar intro G Am7 G/B C]

Sometimes walking this path I know
Haven’t stopped to see the show
Listened to what friends have to say
Or paid attention to Nature’s way

Things get busier every day
More things to buy, more bills to pay
People say which row to hoe
Often against the natural flow

[chorus: D C G D C G C G C D G]

It’s like we're walking in a jungle
And sometimes we're walking blind
Afraid of what lies before us
Of a world that seems unkind
Don’t ignore the inner voice *
That reminds us of what we know
You've got to stop and look and listen
Walking this path I know

[Guitar G Am7 G/B C]

Sometimes late in the night
I glimpse a splendid guiding light
Or see in a gentle river flow
The deep serenity of my soul

Sometimes within the common noise
When we feel there is no choice
A gentle stream still can flow
To calm the chaos of the world we know

[chorus]

Don’t ignore the inner voice *
That reminds us of what we know
You've got to stop and look and listen
Walking this path I know

[Guitar outro]

Words by Greg Dixon, September 27, 1997

Music by Mike McCray

Special thanks to Rachel Nicol-Smith for her vocal interpretation.

Live recording courtesy Alan Jones

* Note: We performed the song using 'voices' instead of 'voice'. I think 'voice' provides a more correct meaning and will scan properly if you sing 'voice' with a dipthong (the vowel stressed as two syllables).

Walking This Path I Know is copyright © Greg Dixon and Michael McCray. Anyone is welcome to perform or record Walking This Path I Know within the bounds of current performance rights and mechanical rights laws. Please contact Greg Dixon at 604 985-8261 if you would like to use the song.

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