Original Songs

Writing music and poetry has been pretty much a lifetime past-time. In the sub-pages of Original Songs, I will be sharing some of them with you.  The very first song I wrote with my guitar is the one for this blog. Although I had yet to have any experience in the world of love, I was (and still am) a romantic at heart. 🙂

A Fool for Loving You
Words & Music: Kaci Rigney
Copyright 1979

I called you up the other day
Just to see how you’ve been
And talking to you let me know
I’m in love with you again
We hadn’t talked for a while
I thought that we were through
But talking with you let me know
My love for you is true

Every time I hear your voice
I know it must be true
I’m just a tenderhearted fool
A fool for loving you

I saw you just the other day
With a lady by your side
You’ve got to come on back to me
My love, I just can’t hide
All this time we’ve been apart
I’ve thought of all with shared
You’ve got to come on back to me
You knew I always cared

Every time I see your face
I know it must be true
I’m just a tenderhearted fool
A fool for loving you

Memories of you are coming back
They’re distant, but they’re clear
The way you held me, O so tight
I want you, O so near
All the time we spent alone
The things we used to do
The way you held me, O so tight
I wish that we weren’t through

Every time I think of you
I know it must be true
I’m just a tenderhearted fool
A fool for loving you

Now my life is just a mess
There’s nothing more to do
But sit around and cry a lot
Because I can’t have you

Every time I think of you
I know it must be true
I’m just a tenderhearted fool
A fool for loving you

I was so excited when I finished this song. I ran out with my guitar and played it for my dad. He listened intently and then said, “That’s nice. Now, why don’t you write some good lyrics.” I wasn’t crushed. I knew what Daddy meant. So off I ran to my room where I wrote Christian lyrics to the same melody. I came back out just about a half-hour later with the new lyrics. They are as follows…

My Life is Safe With You
Words & Music: Kaci Rigney
Copyright 1979

I prayed to You the other night
To tell You of my sin
And talking with You let me know
You’ve forgivin’ me again
I hadn’t prayed for a while
My sin was all I knew
But talkin’ with You let me know
You’ve cleansed me through and through

Every time I pray to You
I know it must be true
That now and forevermore
My life is safe with You

You walk beside me every day
You make my eyes to see
And when those troubled times arise
You up and carry me
I know abundant life is mine
My dreams You can fulfill
If only I will stay with You
In the center of Your will

Every time I walk with You
I know it must be true
That now and forevermore
My life is safe with You

Memories of sin are coming back
The pain of guilt so near
But I don’t have to think of them
You took away the fear
I can’t wait to see the home
That You’ve prepared for me
I’m glad I gave You my whole life
It’s Yours eternally

Every time I think of You
I know it must be true
That now and forevermore
My life is safe with You

My life now longer is a mess
I’ve got so much to do
Like tell the whole world that You care
And give the praise to You

Every time I praise Your name
I know it must be true
That now and forevermore
My life is safe with You

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