Ken Widis

Ken Widis

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Ken Widis, Singer-Songwriter

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About His Life

Written By: Ken Widis

About His Life

By Ken Widis ©2009

Down to nothin’ and up to somethin’
That’s what she said when she was questioned
About his life, about his life

He wasn’t sleepin’, he wasn’t eatin’
Those were the words she kept repeatin’
About his life, about his life

Once that sickness came it never left his side
And he took all that he could stand
But he knew that pretty soon he would never have the strength
To go peacefully by his own hand

That’s what she told them as she sat cryin’
On that evenin’ in the station
About his life, about his life

I did everything I could to try and ease his pain
As I watched him take all that he could stand
I might have done it if that’s what I had to do
But that wasn’t how he’d had it all planned

Well they recorded every word
And satisfied with what they heard
They closed the file about his life

But for her there was no closin’
Cause after fifty years of lovin’
It was only about his life
It was only about his life

About His Life

Written By: Ken Widis

About His Life

By Ken Widis ©2009

Down to nothin’ and up to somethin’
That’s what she said when she was questioned
About his life, about his life

He wasn’t sleepin’, he wasn’t eatin’
Those were the words she kept repeatin’
About his life, about his life

Once that sickness came it never left his side
And he took all that he could stand
But he knew that pretty soon he'd never have the strength
To go peacefully by his own hand

That’s what she told them as she sat cryin’
On that evenin’ in the station
About his life, about his life

I did everything I could to try and ease his pain
As I watched him take all that he could stand
I might have done it if that’s what I had to do
But that wasn’t how he’d had it all planned

Well they recorded every word
And satisfied with what they heard
They closed the file about his life

But for her there was no closin’
Cause after fifty years of lovin’
It was only about his life
It was only about his life

That's What She Told Me

Written By: Ken Widis

That’s What She Told Me

By Ken Widis © 2010

She said all I’ve known is love gone wrong
I want somebody but my trust is gone
That’s what she told me back then
That’s what she said way back when

So if you’re lookin’ for somethin’ more than that
You should just keep lookin’ and don’t look back
That’s what she told me back then
And said it time and again

Well I never listened to
Those words that came my way
But I paid attention to
Little changes every day

She said I know you’re hopin’ this’ll come out fine
But my heart’s never gonna’ cross that line
That’s what she told me

And then one day I saw it
Something new had taken place
And she couldn’t hide it
It was written on her face

She said all I’ve known is love gone wrong
Up until you came along
That’s what she told me
That’s what she told me
That’s what she told me

Maybe I'll Move To Memphis

Written By: Ken Widis

Maybe I’ll Move To Memphis

Words and Music by Ken Widis © 2007

Maybe I’ll move to Memphis
Heard it’s real nice in Memphis
And we both got something in common
Something I’m not used to feelin’

They got the blues, the blues in Memphis
They know the blues, the blues in Memphis
Home Of The Blues, Yeah that’s Memphis
They got the blues, the blues in Memphis

And I’ve got them too ever since I don’t have you
It’s been cryin’ time since the day you said goodbye
But one thing sure is true
Memphis understands the blues
Maybe they’ll know just what to do
Maybe I’ll move to Memphis

Maybe I’ll move to Memphis
And finally come to my senses
I’m so broke and I can’t fix it
Home Of The Blues might be the ticket

They got the blues, the blues in Memphis
They know the blues, the blues in Memphis
Home Of The Blues, Yeah that’s Memphis
They got the blues, the blues in Memphis

And I’ve got them too ever since I don’t have you
It’s been cryin’ time since the day you said goodbye
But one thing sure is true
Memphis understands the blues
Maybe they’ll know just what to do
Maybe I’ll move to Memphis

I Sure Do Miss You Brother

Written By: Ken Widis

I Sure Do Miss You Brother ( In memory of Steve Euto-Mullis, singer/songwriter, 1952-2012 )
By Ken Widis © 2012

I guess it’s finally settling in
I won’t be seeing you again
But I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you brother

That golden voice, I’ll hear no more
And the way you played that old guitar
Oh I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you I sure do

I don’t know why you had to go
That’s something only you could know
But I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you brother

Sometimes those troubles deep inside
Make it so hard to live a life
Oh I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you I sure do

And I miss those stories that you always loved to tell
All about your Carolina country life
But most of all I miss how good it felt to be
Just a pickin’ and a singin’ by your side

The songs you left behind will be
Your way of keeping company
But I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you brother

Your soulful heart is in each one
Your gentleness and love so strong
Oh I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you I sure do

And I miss those stories that you always told so well
With that funny kind of mischief in your eyes
But most of all I miss how good it felt to be
Just a pickin’ and a singin’ by your side

I guess it’s finally settling in
I won’t be seeing you again
But I sure miss you brother, I sure do miss you brother