Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Wrestler

C                                           F
Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free
          C                                           G 
If you've ever seen a one trick pony then you've seen me
         C                                     F
Have you ever seen a three-legged dog making its way down the street
          C                                           G
If you've ever seen a three-legged dog then you've seen me

                 F              C
Then you've seen me, I come and stand at every door
                 F                       C
Then you've seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
                 F              C                  Am
Then you've seen me, when the blood, it hits the floor

G                         F                Am
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more
G               F                C
Tell me can you ask for anything more

Have you ever seen a scarecrow filled with nothing but dust and wheat
If you've ever seen that scarecrow then you've seen me
Have you ever seen a one-armed man punching at nothing but the breeze
If you've ever seen a one-armed man then you've seen me


Refrain Above
      F                                       C
These things that have comforted me, I drive away
      F                              C
This place that is my home I cannot stay
    F                                   C          Am
My only faith's in the broken bones and bruises I display
C                                               F
 Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free
           C                                                  G                   
 If you've ever seen that one-legged man then you've seen.....me.

Refrain





BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:
THE WRESTLER
Studio version
Capo on 3rd fret

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Let's Go Out Dancing Tonight.

G                   C                   D
Everyone knows you in this place.
G                       C                          D
Know that your beauty goes deeper than your face.
F               C                         G                       D
Everyone looks at you and asks what you'll do.
F                                       C            D
But they don't know you like I do.
F                                      C           G
No they don't know you like I do.

Cause you don't know what you'll do and that's alright.
no you don't know what  you'll do and that's alright.
Everyone thinks they know you but they don't have a clue,
so baby let's go out dancing tonight.
Oh baby let's go out dancing tonight.

G                              C                   G                            C
But if you don't want to play then get up and walk away.
F                                C                   F                             C
We'll leave the cards face down and go our separate ways
G                              C                   G                            C
Remembering how this feels, what it meant to be this way.
F                              C                   F                       C           D
Remembering what t it's like, how it felt to live this way.

I'm the kind of man that don't make sense,
The kind your head tells you stay away.
Everybody looks at me and knows that I'm not for you
But they don't know me the way you do.
No they don't know me the way that you do.

Cause I don't know what I'll do and that's alright,
no I don't know what I'll do and that's alright.
Everybody thinks they know me but they don't have a clue,
so baby let's go out dancing tonight.
Oh baby let's go out dancing tonight.

G                              C                   G                            C
But if you don't want to play then get up and walk away.
F                                C                   F                             C
We'll leave the cards face down and go our separate ways
G                              C                   G                            C
Remembering what this feels like, what it meant to be this way.
F                              C                   F                     C            D
Remembering what this was like, how it felt to live this way.

Everyone says that you can't change how you feel
that you have to play the cards in the deal.
Well they don't know you and they don't know me,
we don't even know what we'll be.
No we don't know what we'll be.

'cause  I'll always miss you and that's alright,
yeah I'll always miss you and that's alright.
'cause no one knows how it felt to be with you that way.
and I'll always remember when we went out dancing that night.
Yes I'll always remember when we went out dancing that night.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Get me off this rock

G D F C
Gw CF

Some things don't make sense
The world is too alive
Those days I turn to the Dealer
And tell him to let it ride.

I'm trying to get off this rock
But the rock won't get off me
I'm trying to get off this rock
but the rock won't let me be

I saw Annie coming
but I couldn't say hello
I saw Annie start to leave
but I couldn't make her go

Her rock is so damn big
And it's on top of me
I can't get of her rock
she won't let me be

But She don't want me,
Annie never did.
She just took a part of me
The part that I always hid.

Her rock is so damn big
Her rock is so very hard
If I only I could get off this rock
I could go so far

So help me get off mister,
Save me from her spell
Cause if I can't get her off of me
She'll leave me in hell

I saw Annie coming
but I couldn't say hello
I saw Annie start to leave
but I couldn't make her go

Some things don't make sense
The world is too alive
Those days I turn to the Dealer
And tell him to let it ride.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Lord Hear Me

G             D          C
Lord please hear me
G       D             C
I just wanted to say
G               D        C
Lord please hear me
G             D         C
I just wanted to say

F       C   G
I            Need You
F        C   D
I            Love You
F        C    G
I            Exhalt You
F        C    D
I            Serve You

G               D
There is nothing
C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That gives me peace
 C
peace like you do
SAME
There is no one
No one anywhere
That loves me the way
F               C
 you......... do.

G                D        C
Jesus please hear    me
G               D      C
I just wanted to say
G             D         C
Jesus please hear me
G        D         C
I just wanted to say

F       C   G
I            Need You
F        C   D
I            Love You
F        C    G
I            Exalt You
F        C    D
I            Serve You

G               D
There is nothing
C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That gives me peace
 C
peace like you do
SAME
There is no one
No one anywhere
That loves me
F                           C
the way that you do.

G               D        C
Lord please hear me
G                D      C
I just wanted to say
G              D         C
Lord please hear me
G        D         C
I just wanted to say

F       C   G
I            Need You
F        C   D
I            Love You
F        C    G
I            Exalt You
F        C    D  
I            Serve You

G               D
There is nothing
C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That gives me peace
 C
peace like you do
SAME
There is no one
No one anywhere
That loves me the way
F               C G
 you......... do.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Baby Wait

G         D        C
Baby wait for me
G       D      C
I want to say
G        D         C
Baby listen to me
G        D         C
I just want to say

F       C   G
I            Miss You
F        C   D
I            Need You
F        C    G
I            Want You
F        C    D
I            Love You

G               D
There aint nothing
 C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That makes me feel
C
fell like you do so..
SAME
There aint nothing
Nothing anywhere
That makes me want
F                  C
you......... so..

Baby wait for me
I want to say
Baby listen to me
I just want to say

I            Miss You
I            Need You
I            Want You
I            Love You

G               D
There aint nothing
 C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That makes me feel
C
fell like you do so..
SAME
There aint nothing
Nothing anywhere
That makes me want
F                  C
you......... so..

Baby wait for me
I want to say
Baby listen to me
I just want to say

I            Miss You
I            Need You
I            Want You
F       C   D    
I            Love You

G               D
There aint nothing
 C
Nothing anywhere
G                 D
That makes me feel
C
fell like you do so..
SAME
There aint nothing
Nothing anywhere
That makes me want
F                  C
you...................

Friday, May 19, 2017

Boom Diddy Boom

G              D                                        F                 C                  G
I saw her walking one day and went boom diddy boom boom boom boom
SAME
She smiled at me and replied boom diddy boom boom boom boom
F                 C                                        D                           G
I asked her for her name and she went boom diddy diddy boom boom
SAME
I asked her once again but she went boom diddy diddy boom boom
D                            G
Boom diddy diddy boom boom
D                            C                        
Boom diddy diddy boooooom

I asked to hold her hand and went boom diddy boom boom boom boom
She put her hand in mine and said boom diddy boom boom boom boom
I walked with her a ways our hearts boom diddy diddy boom boom
We walked hand in hand going boom diddy diddy boom boom
Boom diddy diddy boom boom
Boom diddy diddy booooooooonm

I asked her to marry me and said boom diddy boom boom boom boom
She looked at me and laughed boom diddy boom boom boom boom
I asked her once again boom diddy diddy boom boom
She turned away and cried boom diddy diddy boom boom
boom diddy diddy boom boom
boom diddy diddy boooom

I'll never forget her face and her boom diddy boom boom boom boom
Or how she made my heart go boom diddy boom boom boom boom
I listen every night for her boom diddy diddy boom boom
I miss her every day and her boom diddy diddy boom boom
Her Boom diddy diddy boom boom
X                     D                            F  C    G
I still miss her boom diddy diddy boooooom

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Good dtime

Intro:
Dm    F    Dm    F


Verse 1:
Dm                             C
  The gentle man caller in the blue suede shoes
              Gm                                 F
He don't know what to do - he just wants to look good for you
Dm                                    C
  So he rushes in to tell you what he did today,
                      Gm                                 F
But he can't think of what to say. I think you'll listen anyway


Chorus 1:
Gm       Bb                   F         C               Gm
           He wants to have a good time just like everybody
         Bb                   F          C
           He doesn't want to fall apart


Verse 2:
Dm                                  C
  You watch him as he stutters over what to say
                   Gm                                F
It's just a little game you play. It's no easier for you some days
(Riff 1)  Dm                                        C
             You wish that you could tell him it'll be okay
                      Gm                             F
But you feel a little shy these days cause everybody goes away
 

Chorus 2:
Gm       Bb                      F         C
Oh         You just wanna have a good time just like everybody
Gm       Bb                         F              C
else       You don't wanna to fall apart this time


Solo chords: (key of F)
Dm    F   Dm    F
Dm    F   Dm    F


Verse 3:
Dm                                      C
  I can look into your eyes and see the mess we're in
                      Gm 
Well, darling if it's shit came out
                         F            (Riff 2)
Then I suppose that it's shit went in
Dm                                                C
  Even though I couldn't say I've been the places that you've been
                    Gm                                   F
You know he made my heart real strong even if he made my head real thin


Chorus 3:
Gm    Bb                  F         C               Gm
         I want to have a good time just like everybody
      Bb                   F           C
         And I don't wanna fall apart
   Gm    Bb                F         C                   Gm    Bb
Oh...       I wanna have a good time just like everybody else
                        F                           C                Gm
And I don't wanna fall apart this time so would you please invite me in

 
Outro Chorus: (repeat as necessary)
Gm   Bb                   F 
        I really love the red haired girls
     C                    Gm
I'm just another boy from Texas
Bb                         F         C                 Gm
   Come on and take a spin   I got a brand new set of wings

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Good Night Amelia

G                   D
I was wasting the afternoon
F             C
Waiting on a plane
G             D
I woke up in pieces and Amelia
    F              C
Had disappeared again
G                  D
I wish you were next to me
F                   C
I hope that you're okay
G                    D
I hope you're resting quietly
F                 C
I just wanted to say
G         D
Good, goodnight Amelia
F                     C
Goodnight Amelia, goodnight
(repeat)

We couldn't stay married So one of us had to go
And like a dancer on the Midway I roam from town to town
I hope that everybody can find a little flame                                 
Me, I say my prayers, then I just light myself on fire
And I walk out on the wire once again
And I say


Good, goodnight Amelia
Goodnight Amelia, goodnightX2





I guess its chrismas coming down I don't wanna go back home
if can't be with you and samI'd  rather be alone​

So screw this  christmas coming downIt's not christmas without you
Christmas away from you and sam Ain't Christmas anyway

I will wait for you in baton rouge Ill miss you down in new orleans
Ill think of you as I'm slipping by And Ill miss you when I'm in between
If you wrap yourself in daffodils I will wrap myself in pain
And if youre the queen of Kansas CityBaby I am the king of the rain
And I say

Good, goodnight Amelia
Goodnight Amelia, goodnight
Good, goodnight Amelia
The sky's the limit for you, yeah
Don't you fall down on me now Don't you fall down on me
Please don't fall down On me now Don't you fall down on me
'Cause I'm all alone And I ain't comin' home So we settle down, down, down into bone
I said I'm all alone And I ain't comin' home So we settle down, down, down into bone

I guess its christmas coming down I don't wanna go back home
if I can't be with you and sam I'd rather be a lone​




G 320033
D xx0232
F 133211
C x32010 (x3203x) (He does a loose strum-y pull-off on the chord in
                   brackets at the end of the progression. Listen for
                   timing.)

Intro: (x2)

---------------------------------------------------------|
-----3--3b5--3---3-3b5-3--3-3b5-3---1------3p1-----------|
----0-0-------0---0-----0--0-----0--0----0----0----------|
--------------------------------------0h2-2--------------|
-----------------------------------3-3-------------------|
-2s3-------3---2------2--1-----1-------------------------|
Solo: (Note: I'm not sure if the soloing guitar is actually capoed, but it
doesn't really matter. Notes posted here are again relative to the capo
so in actuality everything is up two frets)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/c/counting-crows/4120.html ]
-------------------------------------------------------------|
----8-10b12-10b12b10-8-10-10b12b10-8-11b13-10b12-8h10--------|
-7s9-------------------------------------------------7-------|
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----------------------------------------------17-------------|
-----1p0-1s3----7-8p7-7s9---------13p12--15b17--15b7b15-13---|
----0---0-----s7-----7----------12-----12--------------------|
-0h2-----------------------12h14-----------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
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-------------------------------------------------------------|
-12b13b12----------------------------------------------------|
---------14-14b16b14-12--------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Look Up

G             C                    F
Look up , Let your gaze rise.
G             C                    F
Look up, See with His eyes.

It's so dark when our eyes are closed.
We always lose our way.
We get lost gazing at ourselves
and forget our faith.

G             C                    F
Look up , Let your gaze rise.
G             C                    F
Look up, See with His eyes.

G                      D                            F  
When we can't see we think we're alone.
G                D           Cm
Even with angels there.
G                      D                               F
Looking down we keep stepping on toes.
G                     D           C
People don't think we care.

G             C                    F
Look up , Let your gaze rise.
G             C                    F
Look up, See with His eyes.

See all the beautiful souls,
headed to eternity.
See all the God breathed miracles,
yearning to be free.

G             C                    F
Look up , Let your gaze rise.
G             C                    F
Look up, See with His eyes.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I Believe


G                       C
I believe in truth and love.
G                       C
I believe in God above.
G                       C
I believe we were made for this.
F                     D
And I believe in you.


G                        C
Got here by the crooked path.
F                        C
So many stripes on my back.
G                             C
But God's given me some things to do.
G                              C        G
And one of them is loving you.

I don't get what you see in me.
You're so much better free.
But you won't listen when I say go.
I guess there's something we both know.

So I'll love you with heart and soul.
Love you till I'm grey and old.
Then I'll cross over when I'm done.
And wait there until you come.

I believe in truth and love.
I believe in God above.
I believe we were made for this.
And I believe in you.
Yes, I believe in you.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Everywhere and Everything

F                                                G            
I'm never alone, wherever I go, you're there.
F                                                 G               CC
Standing with me in my joy and my despair
F                                              G              AmAm
It's a double edged truth, but truth all the same.

F                                           G               CC
You're everywhere I go and everything to me.
(Please don't leave me Lord, please don't leave)
F                                         G                     AmAm
You're everywhere I go and everything to me.

I went home been years since I've been.
Momma talked of You like You'd never left.
But that can't be because You were always with me.

You're everywhere I go and everything to me.
(Please don't leave me Lord, please don't leave)
You're everywhere I go and everything to me.

I don't see You but I feel You everywhere.
Filling all the empty spaces with life.
Even when I can't believe even when I can't see.

You're everywhere I go and everything to me.
(Please don't leave me Lord, please don't leave)
You're everywhere I go and everything to me.

F                  G               DD
Please Lord don't leave me.....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Everywhere Everything

Lord, I'm never alone,
wherever I go, you're there.
It's a double edged truth,
but truth all the same.
You're everywhere I go
and everything to me.

Everywhere and everything,
everywhere and everything,
you're everything to me.

I went home the other day.
Been years since I left.
But momma talked of You
like You'd never gone.
But that can't be because
You were always with me.

With me in my tears and
with me in my fears
With me when I was wrong
and headed way down.
You're everywhere I go
and everything to me.

Everywhere and everything,
everywhere and everything,
you're everything to me.

I don't see You but
I feel You everywhere
Filling every empty space
with life and hope.
Even when I can't believe.
Even when I can't see.

With me in my tears and
With me in my fears
With me when I'm wrong
and headed way down.
Lord, You're everywhere I go
and everything to me.

Everywhere and everything,
everywhere and everything,
you're everything to me.

Monday, February 6, 2017

You Woke Me Up

When people ask me what my politics are, I say Christian.  When they persist I either say I'm an avant garde conservative or a reactionary progressive depending on which answer I judge will make them most nervous.  I believe in timeless truth and infinite love. I believe that truth and love are not opposites.  Indeed when we are in Christ it turns out that they're the same thing.


That means the only source of true love is Christ. This is a poem/song about that fact.  About realizing that the source of the love we give others is Him who first loved us

C                                    F
You came and woke me up
F                                    G         
To say you'd  had enough.
C                                      G
Enough of the loneliness and the fear.
F                                       D                         G
Too much of the road and not enough of here.

F                                                 G7
But the hole in your soul is too big to fill.
Am                         
And mine is bigger still.
F                             G7
I don't have the love you need.
C                                      F                
And I don't think I ever will.

Chorus

F                                 G7
We can't fill our souls with us.
Am                        
Tossing holes into holes,
F                              G7
My empty can't fill you up.
C                                        F
And we both feel so alone.

Chorus

F                        G7
I've heard there was a man
Who died to heal our hearts.
Maybe if I can get his love.
Then I can share it with you.

C                                 F
He came and woke us up.
F                                 G           
To tell us He was enough.
C                                     G
To banish our loneliness and our fear.
F                          D              G
And to make our pathways clear.

And my hole is still too big to fill.
But he filled it all the same.
F                                G7
He gave me so much love to spare
That I can truly love you.

C                                 F
He came and woke us up.
F                                 G           
To tell us He was enough.
C                                     G
To banish our loneliness and our fear.
F                          G              C
And to make our pathways clear.

End.




F                                             G7
Yes he rose to save our souls for love.
C                          D
And he forever will.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Supergirl

I'm sorry we did this to you, 
making you into Supergirl.
We wanted to help you
get an edge in this world.

But by turning you into
something that you cannot be.
We've stolen what was you,
your true humanity.

There ain't no Supergirls
and there ain't no Superboys.
We're all just holding on,
'til salvation comes along.

We fixed all your faults
before you even saw them.
Made straight your crooked ways                      
so you 'd never trip on em.

We made you think you're perfect
when all you are is lost.
We stole from you the stumbles
that teach you the true cost.

Of trying to make a Supergirl
out of a lost and broken soul.
Thinking you have saved yourself
when you're not even whole.

There ain't no Supergirls
and there ain't no Superboys.
We're all just holding on,
'til salvation comes along.

No there ain't no super heros,
not a single one.
We're all just holding on,
'til salvation comes along.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Con Brio

This is a work in progress. Each dot represents a beat which is an up and down strum.


Con Brio

G . . .  C . . .  F . . .  D . . .
G . . .  C . . .  F . . . . F. . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . .   D . .  
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . .   D . . 
Bf . . . C7 . . . F . . . . F . . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . . .  D . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . . .  D . . .

G . . .  C . . .  F . . .  D . . .
G . . .  C . . .  F . . . . F. . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . .   D . . 
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . .   D . . 
Bf . . . C7 . . . F . . . . F . . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . . .  D . . .
C . .  Cmaj7 . .  G . . .  D . . .

G . . .  C . . .  F . . .  D . . .  G .

Lie to Me

G                             D
I came to see you, don't know why.
F                              C
Now that I see that look in your eyes.
G                                          D
I thought you loved me like I love you.
F                                 C               G
But now I don't think you really do.

Chorus:
G                                     C
So If you don't love me, lie to me.
F                                D
If you don't want me, tell me you do.
G                          C
Until it's time for me to go
F                              D          
And to forget about loving you.

G                          D
Not long ago our love was a fact
F                                     C
No force on earth could hold us back.
G                                            D
But something's happened in months apart.
F                                        C                G
Something's that's turned your loving heart.

Chorus X 1

F                               C    G          D
Was it wrong to fall in love with you?
F                                C   G    D
It was the only thing I could do.
F                                C    G          D
I wish I hadn't fallen in love with you
F                                   C       G        D
It was the only thing I knew how to do.

Chorus X 2

F                              D          G   
And to forget about loving you..