Sunday, August 17, 2008

She Believes in Me

go to allmusic site for 'The Gambler'

Words and music by STEVE GIBB
From the 1979 KENNY ROGERS album
THE GAMBLER
and the 2004 RONAN KEATING album
TURN IT ON
and released as a single by both



I used to have a spot playing guitar in a pub to try to keep body, soul and sanity together. The first time I played this to my wife she cried. I should have been the one crying - I've had cause to thank God for her many times. Which is what I guess the song is about.

While she lays sleeping, I stay out late at night and play my songs
And sometimes all the nights can be so long
And its good when I finally make it home, all alone
While she lays dreaming, I try to get undressed without the light
And quietly she says how was your night?
And I come to her and say, it was all right, and I hold her tight

And she believes in me, I'll never know just what she sees in me
I told her someday if she was my girl, I could change the world
With my little songs, I was wrong
But she has faith in me, and so I go on trying faithfully
And who knows maybe on some special night, if my song is right
I will find a way, find a way...

While she lays waiting, I stumble to the kitchen for a bite
Then I see my old guitar in the night
Just waiting for me like a secret friend, and there's no end
While she lays crying, I fumble with a melody or two
And I'm torn between the things that I should do
And she says to wake her up when I am through,
God her love is true...

And she believes in me, I'll never know just what she sees in me
I told her someday if she was my girl, I could change the world
With my little songs, I was wrong
But she has faith in me, and so I go on trying faithfully
And who knows maybe on some special night, if my song is right
I will find a way, while she waits... while she waits for me.

2 comments:

Liza said...

Well written article.

Frugal Dougal said...

Hi Liza, thanks for your kind comment. I hope you anjoy this and the Draughty Old Fen blog. All the best - FD