Found someone who can comfort me
But there are always exceptions
And she's good at appearing sane
But I just want you to know
She's the one makes me feel so good
When everything is against me
Picks me up when I'm feeling bad
So I got something to show
Staring at empty pages
Centered 'round the same old fire
Staring at empty pages
Burning along the edges
Often lost and forgotten
The weakness and the mud
I've been thinking I'm working too hard
But I got something to show

Lyrics submitted by killingFloor

"Empty Pages" as written by Steve Winwood Jim Capaldi

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    General Commenti love how nobody ever comments on the good songs, lol
    lzphishheadon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentseriously!
    queenjaneon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song again after a long time, and was struck by that fantastic bullet.

    I was curious--and I'm notoriously bad and making out the lyrics in rock'n'roll--so I came here for the lyrics. And I was disappointed.

    This is a great example of a song that has a fantasic sonic feel but lyrics that seem to fall flat.

    The electric piano solo is an excellent example of R&B, and of course that "Staring at Empty Pages" bullet grabs the heartstrings.

    But the lyrics seem rambling and desultory; sort of like bad high school poetry. Traffic lyrics really could soar, so it felt like a bit of a letdown to find this.
    razajacon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered what this song was about. I assumed it was about Winwood having trouble finishing (or starting) writing a song and "staring at empty pages." And that he associated this feeling with girlfriend troubles. It's a plea for people to be patient and understanding- "but I just want you to know." I know Capaldi had a hand in writing this song as well, but this is mainly Winwood's song: terrific Hammond B3 and electric piano playing, incomparable blue-eyed soul vocal. Winwood has to be one of the most underrated talents of the British '60s/'70s pop scene. When he wrote this song, he had already made a competent but obscure Birmingham R & B band, the Spencer Davis Group (with his own older brother Muff on bass), into British Invasion stars, started and led Traffic through three albums even dealing with the constant arrivals and departures of Dave Mason in the band, and been through the brief, troubled, but brilliant "supergroup" collaboration of Blind Faith by the time he recorded John Barleycorn Must Die- and he was all of 22 years old!!! JBMD if I remember right was supposed to be a solo album (and Winwood plays all the guitar, bass, keyboard, and harmonica parts on the album, as well as doing most of the lead vocals) but Winwood ended up collaborating with old Traffic cohorts Capaldi (drums and some vocals) and Chris Wood (flute and saxes) and so it became Traffic's fourth studio album instead, and Winwood wouldn't release his first "official" solo album until 1977 at the ripe old age of 29.
    mbrachmanon December 25, 2009   Link

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