winter is coming.

chorus 1
A                                          E                           A
it’s so much easier to be happy when it’s sunny
A                                                           E                                           A
and when it’s nice outside all the crazy in the world seems funny.
D
when you’re not stuck locked in a box
A
it’s so much easier to shake things off
E
when you boil down. oh man
                           A
I fucking hate winter.

verse 1
A                                     E
I have to wear a coat everywhere
              D                                        A
and my toque just fucks up my hair
E
sometimes it hurts to breathe through my nose
D                                          E7
but in Canada that’s just how it goes

chorus 2
A                                          E                                          A
its so much easier to be happy when the grass is green
A                                          E                                          A              
and all those people you hate seem somehow less obscene
D
when you can open your door and go outside
A
It’s so much easier to feel alive
E
when you break it all down
                           A
I fucking hate winter.

verse 3
A                                                  E
the geese get the fuck out of dodge
D                                                                               A
and just to fuck with you they change all the clocks
E
you then you have to walk home in the dark
D                                          E7
I guess in Canada we’re just not that smart!

Bridge
D

in a couple months
E                              A
you’ll be ass deep in snow again
D
won’t want to go outside
E                          A
not even to go see your friends
          D
your skin goes all pale
E                   
because it’s dark all the time
A
won’t even go see your family cuz it’s cold outside.
              E                              D                A
I’m not kidding around I really hate winter.

 

chorus 3
A                                          E                                        A

it’s so much easier to be happy when it’s warm outside
                                                            E                               A
all the brown turns to green and everything comes alive
        D                                            E
you live in the light instead of hibernate
A                                                                  D
you’re outside so much you start to lose weight
E
dammit all to hell
D
dammit all to hell
E
dammit all to hell
D                      A

i fucking hate winter.

 

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C&W V2.

Verse 1

G
set the world ablaze amidst cries for peace
tore boots from bare feet over populous screams
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G
child at prayer with no faith that she’ll be heard
sons and brothers laying dead and theres no word
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G
torn from your home for this bloody slaughter
leave lonely the flesh of your wives and your daughter’s
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G f# Am

CHORUS
Am
drinking poison laced water our throats are hoarse
Em
Wretched itching, charred burnt flesh and sores
Am
acid gas rotten lungs burnt flesh and worse
Em
men occupy the carcass of dead horse
Am
get out of dead horse go into the whores
Em
go into the whores and come out smelling worse

Am Em Am C G

Verse 

G
built to burn macrame and stone walls fall
serfs marched to death beholden not to themselves
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G
victorious march over muck bloodied creeks
corpses lay lost prone corrupted amongst twigs
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G f# Am

Prechorus of some sort

Abandon all hope and run for you life.

 

CHORUS

Em Am C G

G
shadows pass on what once we knew as the light
mistakes we renew and cause life to take flight
              C                   G
hope is lost 
hope is lost

G f# G

do bad things to feel good.

Verse 1
E                                                       B7                                          E
if you’re not happy you should definitely buy something new
B7                                        E
spending money you don’t have is exactly what you should do
                      A7
Don’t think about the bank, who cares?!
Esus4                                                 E
you’ll pay them back as soon as you can, so there.
B7                                                                                                 E
Just do what you want and don’t think about what could go wrong.

Chorus
E                 g      A
and you’ll find me
A              g      E
with my buddy
sitting under a tree
singing happily
sitting under a tree
with my buddy
singing happily
that’s where I’ll be.

verse 2
if you’re not happy you should definitely see someone new
an affair is exactly what I’d recommend for you
don’t worry about peoples feelings, who cares?!
you’ll let them know sooner or later, so there!
Just do what you want and don’t worry about what could go wrong!

chorus

corpses and whores

Set the world ablaze amidst cries for peace
tore boots from bare feet over populous screams
child at prayer with no hope for this gory scene
taking your sons and leaving no trace of your father
torn from your home for this bloody slaughter
leave lonely the flesh of your wives and daughter’s

drinking poison laced water our throats are hoarse
Wretched itching and charred burnt flesh and sores
acid gas rotten lungs burnt flesh and worse
men infesting the carcass of every dead horse
we stink of dead horse dead horse and worse
we infest dead horse and dream only of whores
we get out of our horses go into the whores
we go into the whores and come out worse

built to burn macrame and stone walls fall
serfs marched to death beholden not to themselves
our fire razed history and great marbles fell
victorious march over muck bloodied creeks
corpses lay lost prone corrupted amongst twigs
hunks of meat maggot meals ripe smelling so sweet
shadows pass on what once we knew as the light
mistakes we renew and cause life to take flight
patres ex mortuis no cue we reject your insight

sleep

sleep is a shark afraid I’ll see mr clark
a fight each night the dark then sunlight

I’m not a beast but not a priest
and in God we trust, well some of us

my faith is frayed faithless today
hard to believe doesn’t matter to me

airplanes and crows

I’m a lost boy watching the Pan fly
why is he so special? why aren’t I
what is Tinkerbell’s pixie dust in limited supply
don’t ask questions. Don’t you dare cry

airplanes and crows always remind me of home
but there’s no planes that fly in a snowstorm
and you never hear the crows when you’re dry and warm

I mourn I lost all hope in my life
forgive me my sins I beg Jesus Christ
You know I’ll find out every time that you lie
I’ll never be your favourite son mom will I

 

roller coaster

We ditch our friends, stay home and binge all weekend
watch all six seasons of sex and the city like it’s never going to end.
I love it and you promise you wont tell my friends
then we laugh because you know I’ll tell them anyway

When grandma died I held your hand while you cried
and you hold mine when I’m panicking in the middle of the night
and then we laugh because what else can you do?

I love you. We face each day together. And at night. We sleep until it’s gone.

I convinced you to go with me on a roller coaster ride
and I’ll admit I got a kick out of the fear in your eyes
the joke was on me when it made me think I was going to die
And then we laughed and we’ll never do that again

we decided on kids when we were drunk on New Years Eve
Looking back I think it may have been slightly ill-conceived
wouldn’t trade them for a billion dollars in that you can  believe
And then we laugh… because we’ve thought about it.

I love you. We face each day together.
We’ll go outside. No matter the weather.
and then we sleep. Until it’s gone.

 

life won’t slow down

capo 2

Chorus

lick                             C
life won’t slow down
lick                      G
it just comes fast
lick                          D
don’t try to hold on
lick                     G
cuz nothing lasts

Verse 1

I miss my friends
I miss those stairs
they’ve been gone so long
they’re still right there

Tears on your wedding day
tears on my shoulder
we’re still the same
we’re so much older

Chorus

Verse 2

I’ve got so much
I love my life
I’m still confused
I lay awake at night

Don’t know what’s wrong
maybe I’ll never know
I try to hold on
I try to let go

Chorus

Wagner’s observation of transactional memory.

This beautiful concept is called ‘transactive memory’. This is the observation that we don’t just store information in our minds or in specific places, we store memories and understanding in the minds of the people we love. You don’t need to remember your child’s emotional relationship to her teacher because you know your wife will. You don’t remember how to use the remote because you know your daughter will. I have never learned to make bread because my mom does it for me. Little bits of ourselves reside in other people’s minds.

You know when one half of a long marriage dies and its surviving partner says that some part of them has died along with their spouse. According to Wagner this is true. Everything you’ve stored in your partner’s brain dies with them.