bad thoughts forever

Intro : G . G . G  . G . Bm . G . Bm . C . D . G . 

Bm                                     Em   Bm
I can’t remember what I ate yesterday
Em                       Bm
while other things get in my head and stay

Em              Bm
my wife told me that more men die
Em                     Bm
from suicide but it’s not for lack of tryin’

Em              Bm
see men prefer the gun or the rope
Em              Bm
once that triggers pulled there ain’t much hope

Em            Bm
women prefer the pill of the knife
Em                              Bm
so when they try there’s a chance to save their life

D                                                                  Em
this is the part where I make you feel ok
D                                                                        Em
don’t see much point / we’re all dead anyway
D                                                                                Em
this is the part where I should make you feel alright

Bm x 2 . G . Bm x 2 . G . Bm x 2 . G . Bm x2 . Em . Bm x 2 . 

Bm
When I am stressed out I think of an old friend
brain tumour took him / 27 was his end

I only think of Shawn on my darkest days
27 or 102 / we’re all dead anyway

D                                                                  Em
this is the part where I make you feel ok
D                                                                        Em
don’t see much point / we’re all dead anyway
D                                                                                Em
this is the part where I should make you feel alright

Bm x 2 . G . Bm x 2 . G . Bm x 2 . G . Bm x2 . Em . Bm x 2 . 

Bm                                                                        Em
I gave my bad thoughts the name Bob.
Bm                                                                        Em
It helps me to tell Bob to fuck off.

Bm                                                                        Em
He only leaves for a while then he comes back again
Bm                                                                        Em
Sometimes i think of Bob as my oldest friend

D                                                                  Em
Most days wash away like the rain
D                                                                  Em
the sun comes up again it’s just more of the same
D                                                                  Em
this is the part where I make you feel alright
Bm
that would be nice

Bm fade out.

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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.

 

do bad to feel good.

Verse 1
F#m                                                       A                                          E
if you’re not happy you should definitely buy something new
F#m                                                       A                                          E
spending money you don’t have is exactly what you should do
                      A7                                 C#m
Don’t think about the bank, who cares?!
Esus4                                                 E
you’ll pay them back as soon as you can, so there.
Bm                                                     A                                           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
C#m           B        E
that’s where I’ll be.

verse 2
F#m                                                       A                                  E
if you’re not happy you should definitely see someone new
F#m                                                       A               E
an affair is exactly what I’d recommend for you
                      A7                                 C#m
don’t worry about peoples feelings, who cares?!
Esus4                                                 E
you’ll let them know sooner or later, so there!
Bm                                                     A                                           E
Just do what you want and don’t worry about what could go wrong!

chorus

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

Do something.

G
What do you do
C
Does it accomplish anything
G                                      D
no? then why do you do it (Repeat 3 times)

G hammer Gsus4 (Repeat 3 times)

G
I implore you
C
Every last one of you
G
Are you listening carefully
D
To get your head out of your ass. (Repeat 3 times)

G hammer Gsus4 (Repeat 3 times)

G
Do you want something
C
have you tried to go get it
G                                        D
no? what are you still doing here

G hammer Gsus4 (Repeat 3 times)

G
I implore you
C
Every last one of you
G
Are you listening carefully?
D
To get your head out of your ass. (Repeat 3 times)

C -G
To-day

Walk.

Whole song fingerpicked walk-down from C to Am. Pick the high e when you land on Am instead of the B.

Let us go for a walk.
We need to breathe.
We need to talk…

Let us throw off the trappings.
Of society.
Strip naked. Lay bare.
Our personality.

I can see you and you can see me.
The person you married.
We can just…

We can hold hands.
We’ll feed the birds.
I’ve brought some seeds.
Let’s see if it works.

I won’t think of work.
You don’t think about school.
Just think of our footsteps.
Alone in this world.

This can’t last forever.
We’ll have to go home.
Treasure this…

Equinox – A Town In Caves

Verses – C / G / Em / D
Chorus – Bm / Am / G / Bm / C / G / Em

Verse 1
They say the sky is falling
so let it fall let it fall on me
they say the futures calling
that don’t make sense to me
they say that it’s going to rain
then let it fall down on me
they say the grass’ll be greener
but it all looks grey to me

Chorus
get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

Verse 2
they say that life is sacred
yours is no more sacred than mine
they say that love is wasted
so lets go make some wasted time
they say the change is coming
well I ain’t seen it yet
you pray to the sky for a saviour
but we all get what we get

Chorus
get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

Guitar Solo

Verse 3
they say I want to rock and roll all night
well I got some news today
it says the world will end today
well let it come, let it come, let it come
they say there’s something beautiful
waiting out there just for me
out there beyond the fallen sky
and beneath the rising sea

Chorus
get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

To my mother.

Updated the chords. This song has come a long way from the sad mess I was when I wrote it.

G                       D
Your pain is hurting me
d        G                       a b      Cadd9
your punching bag I will be
c         G/B                       a b    Cadd9
when you’re stressed I am too
c            G/B          a b     Cadd9
there’s not a lot I can do

D                     d  Cadd9
So I’ll take it I really can
c B/G            b pull off a  G
so I’ll take it until the end

G                             D
Is that it? Is that all I’ve got?
d       G                                    a    b     Cadd9
I’m missing something. Quite a lot.
c G/B               a     b    Cadd9
The time I have is far too short
c G/B              a       b     Cadd9
took my pill time to depart

D                     d  Cadd9
So I’ll take it I really can
c G/B            b pull off a  G
so I’ll take it until the end

G                        D
Snap at me in the doorway
d      G              a        b      Cadd9
was that what you meant to say?
c G/B                      a b Cadd9
Did you really just say go away?
c G/B      a  b    Cadd9
I don’t know what to say

D Cadd9 G/Bb B Bb B Bb B Bb 

E                        B
My sweet mum is full of rage
E                        A
what did I do to you today?
G#                              A
I love you I want to stay
G#                              A
please don’t push me away

B                        A
So I’ll take it I really can
B                        A
So I’ll take it I really can
B                        A
So I’ll take it I really can
B                        A
So I’ll take it I really can
B                        A
So I’ll take it I really can
B            Gs                   A
so I’ll take it until the end

 

 

Adulting sucks.

Woke up at 6:30 am to kids banging around upstairs. I had the genius idea of letting my kids do a double-sleepover. So as I am cleaning up from a 7 am pancake breakfast I wrote a song in my head about a responsibility free life. I called it ‘Adulting sucks’.

G
Don’t want a cat
Don’t want a dog.
                      C                      D           G 
Don’t want any responsibility at all.

G
Don’t want more kids.
Yeah, two will do.
                        C                                   D                     G
You can have more if that’s what you want to do.

C                       D                G
Give me my acoustic guitar
             C                   D                       G
pot of coffee and a garden in the yard.
C                         D               C                        D
I’ll pick my life away with sunshine on my face
e      f             G
that sounds great.

G
Don’t want a car.
Yeah, not at all.
C                           D              G
Don’t want to spend my Saturdays at a mall.

G
Don’t need more money
Cuz’ singing’s free
                       C                     D                    G
and you can be as free as you want to be.

C                       D                G
Give me my acoustic guitar
             C                                D                     G
Sunny Saturdays and my garden in the yard.
C                         D               C                        D
I’ll sing my life away with sunshine on my face
e      f             G
that sounds great.

e      f             G
Yeah so great.

e      f             G
God that’d be great.

C   G/B  Am  e  f  G

C G/B Am a b G

 

Karina.

Am                                        G                   Dm                                                      c        b   Am C Am
She wasn’t there when I needed her that brings me to you and you’ll have to do
Am                       G                                Dm                              E7             Am C Am
I can’t lie when I’ve been with her I can try… but you’ll know the truth.

G                                                             Dm                   Dm                                    c  b      Am
You remind me of someone that I used to know I guess i have trouble letting go.
G                                                             Dm                  E7                                    c  b      Am-C (x3)
You remind me of someone that I used to know I guess i have trouble letting go.

 Am                                 G                   Dm                                              c        b   Am C Am
I wanted you to touch me instead so hard for me with my unkempt head
Am                               G                     Dm                                          F       Em
It’s in your eyes and in your voice is there a place where I’m me again?
Am                                    G                   Dm                               E7        C-  Am  C-Am
There’s no reason for her to know this is mine and I’ll keep it my own.

G                                                             Dm                    C                                   G/B
You remind me of someone that i used to know I still hold on to ten years ago.
G                                                             Dm                  E7                                                  c       b   Am
You remind me of someone that i used to know That brings me to you you’ll have to do
G                                                             Dm                   E7                                    c  b      Am C (x3)
You remind me of someone that I used to know I guess i have trouble letting go.

Am / C x8