Walking On Broken Glass: Annie Lennox

Walking on Broken Glass: Annie Lennox



 "Walking on Broken Glass" is a song written and performed by Scottish singer Annie Lennox, taken from her 1992 album, Diva. This song reached #1 in Canada, #8 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and #14 in the United States singles charts. for more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org

It's a cute song with a moderately fast rhythm in C Major with 4/4 time signature. Another popular song from this artist is Sweet Dreams Are Made of This. I had read that Annie Lennox started playing the flute at 17 in the Royal Academy of Music in London and now she is a very successful solo artist!

Chord chart with lyrics

Intro

C  C/E  F  C/E  F  C/E  G

  C         C/E F      C/E F      C/E    G   C  C/E  F  C/E  F  C/E  G
Walking on,  Walking on broken glass
 C   C/E  F             C/E F       C/E  G  C  C/E  F  C/E  F  C/E  G
Walking on, Walking on Broken Glass
 F  C    F   C   F  C/E    G                    Fadd9
You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
                                                   C                           G  Am
But I don't care for sugar honey if I can't have you.
                         C
Since you've abandoned me
 Fadd9                    C          G/B
My whole life has crashed
 Em                         F
Won't you pick the pieces up
                                            G                        C  C/E  F  C/E  F C/E G
'Cause it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass...
(Walking on walking on broken glass)

 Am       G/B
The sun's still shining in the big blue sky
 C    F    C   F    C  F            G  Fadd9
But it don't mean nothing to me.
O-o-oh let the rain come down
 C     
Let the wind blow through me...
 Am                   C
I'm living in an empty room
 Fadd9                         C             G/B
With all the windows smashed
 C
And I've got so little left to lose
 C/G        G                                                   C  C/E  F  C/E  F  C/E  G
That it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass...
(Walking on walking on broken glass)

 Dm9                        Bb           F
And if you're trying to cut me down
You know that I might bleed.
C /F        B     Am/F            
'Cause if you're trying to cut me down
I know that you'll succeed...
And if you want to hurt me
There's nothing left to fear
'Cause if you want to hurt me
C/F     B   Gsus4              G
You do it really well my dear...

Now everyone of us was made to suffer
Everyone of us is made to weep
We've been hurting one another
And now the pain has cut too deep...
So take me from the wreckage
Save me from the blast
Lift me up and take me back
Don't let me keep on walking...
Walking on broken glass.
Don't let me keep on walking.
(Walking on walking on broken glass)

YouTube Vdeo: Walking on Broken Glass

At the beginning you'll want to play 2 measures of single notes (eighth notes) with the octaves...

C , G, E, F, A, F, E / C, G, D

Walking, walking on broken glass sounds like this:

C/EG
E/CE
F/CA
E/CG
F/CA
E/CG
E/CG
G/DB
G/DB
C/EG
E/CE
F/CA
E/CG
F/CA
E/CG
E/CG
G/DB
G/DB

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Plus, this particular song we've been working on here is from Annie's CD, Diva

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How To Play Close To You

Richard Nixon (edited out of the photo) meetin...
Richard Nixon (edited out of the photo) meeting with Karen and Richard Carpenter, 08/01/1972 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



 The Carpenters were such a great brother and sister pop singing duo. I loved Karen Carpenter's voice and this particular song, Close To You has a lot of eighth notes and is played with a swing feel. We've Only Just Begun is another favorite with the baby boomer generation.

Here are a few chord charts in different key signatures to Close To You.

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Close To You chords
The Carpenters (Hal David / Burt Bacharach)

Cadd9* C  3x

C      Cadd9            B7
Why do birds suddenly appear
     Bm           Em
Everytime you are near
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C      Cadd9                    B7
Why do stars fall down from the sky
     Bm            Em
Everytime you walk by
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C6     C        C6       C         C6           C
On the day that you were born, the angels got together
      Bm                           E  E7
And decided to create a dream come true
        C                  C6
So they sprinkled moondust in you hair 
    Am               C6              D
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

C       Cadd9                 B7
That is why, all the girls in town
       Bm        Em
Follow you, all around
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C Cadd9 B7  Bm Em  C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C G

C6     C        C6       C         C6           C
On the day that you were born, the angels got together
      Bm                           E  E7
And decided to create a dream come true
        C                  C6
So they sprinkled moondust in you hair 
    Am               C6              D
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

C       Cadd9                 B7
That is why, all the girls in town
       Bm        Em
Follow you, all around
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
Gmaj7        
Close to you
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you

Chord Breakdown (L.H.)

Song starts off in the Key of G

C(add2) = DEG
C = CEG
Bsus4 = BEF#
B = BD#F#
Bmin7 = ABDF#
Emin7 = BDEG

E9sus4 = ABDG
E = G#BE
CMaj7 = BEG
C6 = ACEG
D = DF#A

Then Modulate to Ab...

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       Fmaj7          E7sus4   E7    Em7         Am7
Why do birds suddenly appear  every time you are near
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
       Fmaj7                    E7sus4  E7    Em7           Am7
Why do stars fall down from the sky     every time you walk by? 
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7
Just like me, they long to be Close to you

F
On the day that you were born the angels got together
      Em7                          A7sus4 A7
And decided to create a dream come true 
         F
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold  
                              G
and starlight in your eyes of blue

        Fmaj7               E7sus4 E7    Em7      Am7
That is why all the boys in town  follow you all around
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7       C
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
aah -aah -close to you

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As I mentioned earlier, I love the peacefulness of this artist's voice but the tragic ending to her life still lingers with me. I hope and pray that anyone struggling with self esteem issues, along with eating disorders, will seek professional help and know that you are deeply loved by family friends and a Savior, Jesus Christ who is always close to you.

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One And Only: Adele

Adele - Seattle, WA - 8/12/2011
Adele - Seattle, WA - 8/12/2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


One and Only was written in 2011 by Adele Atkins, Dan Wilson, Greg Wells. This song is played in the Key of F with a shuffle and 12/8 time signature.

Intro: F/C, Fsus/C, F/C, Dm7/C, C7
               
Verse 1:

                F,  Fsus4, F
You've been on my mind,
         C,           Dm7, C
I grow fonder every day,
             Gm,   Gm*, Gm
Lose myself in time,
      Dm
Just thinking of your face,
C          F     Fsus4, F  
God only knows 
         C         Dm7, C 
Why it's taken me so long 
                 Gm     Gm*, Gm
To let my doubts go,
           Dm               C
You're the only one that I want,

Refrain:
             Bb
I don't know why I'm scared,
                  C        
I've been here before,
               Dm
Every feeling, every word,
I've imagined it all,
   Eb
You'll never know if you never try,
 Bb                                   Csus C
To forget your past and simply be mine,

Chorus:
              F    Fsus4, F                Dm,    Dm7, Dm
I dare you to let me be your, your one and only,
             Am    Am*, Am
Promise I'm worth it,
                Bb, Am
To hold in your arms,
   Gm        C      F,  Fsus4, F
So come on and give me the chance,
                  Dm,    Dm7, Dm
To prove I am the one who can
            Am   Am*, Am
walk that mile,
           Bb, Am, Gm, C
Until the end starts,

Verse 2:

If I've been on your mind,
You hang on every word I say,
Lose yourself in time,
At the mention of my name,
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close,
And have you tell me whichever road I choose, you'll go?

Refrain:

I don't know why I'm scared,
'Cause I've been here before,
Every feeling, every word,
I've imagined it all,
You'll never know if you never try,
To forget your past and simply be mine,

Chorus:

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only,
I promise I'm worthy, mmm,
To hold in your arms,
So come on and give me the chance,
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile,
Until the end starts,

Modulates to Key of Bb

Bbsus/Eb, Bb/Eb, Bbsus2/Eb, Bb/Eb, Bbsus/G, Gm7, Gm11, Gm7, 
Bbsus/F, Bb/F, Bbsus/F, Bb/F Bbsus, Bb, Bbsus2, Bb
 
Bbsus/Eb Bb/Eb Bbsus2/Eb bb/Eb, Bbsus/G, Gm7, Gm11, Gm7
I know it ain't easy giving up your heart,
Bbsus/F Bb/F Bbsus/F Bb/F Bbsus Bb Bbsus2 
I know it ain't easy giving up your heart,
Bbsus/Eb Bb/Eb Bbsus2/Eb 
Nobody's pefect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart),
Bbsus/G Gm7 Gm11 
Trust me I've learned it,
Gm7 Bbsus/F 
Nobody's perfect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart), 
Bb/F Bbsus Bb Bbsus2 Bb
Trust me I've learned it,
 
Bb Bbsus/Eb 
Nobody's perfect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart), 
Bb/Eb Bbsus/G Gm7 Gm11 
Trust me I've learned it, 
Gm7 Bbsus/F Bb/F Bbsus/F
Nobody's perfect,                       C
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart), 
Bb/F Bbsus Bb Bbsus2 Bb 
Trust me I've learned it,

Chorus:
C                  F......                    Dm
So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only, 
              Am 
I promise I'm worth it, 
                Bb Am 
To hold in your arms,
   Gm      C        F 
So come on and give me the chance, 
                  Dm                    Am
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile, 
              Bb Am
Until the end starts,
Gm      C        F
Come on and give me a chance, 
                  Dm                    Am
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile, 
              Bb Am Gm C F
Until the end starts.
 

Adele on YouTube (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)



Chord Breakdown 

L.H. / R.H.

Intro

CC/CFA
CBb/CFBb
CA/CFA
CG/BbEG
CA/CDF
CG/BbEG

F = F/CFA
C = CEG
Gm = G/BbDA
Dm = D/ADF
C = C/EGC

F = F/ACG
C = C/CEG
Gm = G/BbDA
Dm = D/ADF
C = C/FGC

Bb = Bb/BbDF
C = GCE
Dm = D/ADF
Eb = Eb/BbFA
Bb = Bb/BbDA

Csus = C/CFG
C = CEG
F = F/FAC
Dm = D/DFA
Am = A/CEA

Bb = Bb/DFC
Am = A/CEA
Gm = G/DFC
C = EGC
F = F/FAC

Dm = D/FAC
Am = A/CEG
Bb = Bb/BbDF
Am = A/ACE
C = C/GCF (repeat)

Bridge

Eb/FBbEb
Eb/FBbD
Eb/FBbC
Eb/FBbD

G/FBbEb
G/FBbD
G/FBbC
G/FBbD

F/FBbEb
F/FBbD
F/FBbC
F/FBbD

Bb/FBbEb
Bb/FBbD
Bb/FBbC
Bb/FBbD

There's much more to the song but I think you get the idea. If you want, you can purchase the songbook for more of Adele's beautiful music. Do you have a favorite tune of hers?



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