Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Picture/ Photograph-“Traces”

 

“Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases…”   

Clasics_IV_traces

This is the opening line of  “Traces,” a song from my high school years that was recorded by the Classics IV and released in January, 1969.

Written by Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb, and Emory Gordy Jr., “Traces” reached Number 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening music charts and was the highest charting single by the Classics IV.

“Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases
Tickets torn in half, memories in bits and pieces
Traces of love, long ago, that didn’t work out right
Traces of love
Ribbons from her hair, souvenirs of days together
The ring she used to wear, pages from an old love letter
Traces of love, long ago, that didn’t work out right
Traces of love, with me tonight
I close my eyes and say a prayer
That in her heart, she’ll find, a trace of love still there,
Somewhere, oh
Traces of hope, in the night, that she’ll come back and dry
These, traces of tears, from my eyes
Oh oh oh oh”
Traces lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Song Lyrics Sunday

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. arlene says:

    Oh, I love this song. It brings back the years.

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    1. Thank you! It does bring back memories!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. It is a beautiful song. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Like

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