D
it’s a shame that youth is wasted on the young

G
I’m only 35 and I feel all but done

D
and I

Am                       C                              G
don’t want to listen to you no more

D
and I

I joined the army and I did that for a while

G
I quit when I met my wife because she made me smile

D
and I

Am                       C                              G
don’t want to listen to you no more

D
and I

I’ve been an artist for eighteen years

I never thought that it could get me here

and I

Am                       C                              G
don’t want to listen to you no more

D
and I

Am                       C                              G
just have to listen a little bit more

D
and I

Am                       C                              G
don’t want to listen to you no more

D
They say youth is wasted on the young

G
By the time you’ve figured it out it’s all but done

 

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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

He’s gone. Move on.

C
Caged up in my kitchen writing
G
a text from Nikki says Sam’s leaving
Am
early November some morning dawning
F                                                         Fadd9   F
sipping my coffee while I’m still yawning.

C, G-Gadd4, Am, F-Fadd9-F

Wrote a letter I never delivered
just wanted better a life without her
told her she was in the way here
and hadn’t been his wife in years.

Quite high I did things that I shouldn’t do
sorry’s a word not my point of view
not my most shiny nor my most true
and now its totally on you drew.

Your best friend is not your friend anymore
I wish I knew why I wish I knew more
can’t trust a person walking out the door
my old friend won’t talk to me anymore.

Cold lonely words always making her cry
four years no birthday no word of a lie
won’t listen to reason won’t even try
letting this moment define her whole life.

Used you.

Am             Em             Dm                       C       Em
Sleeping in dreamland. New friend and a warm hand.

Am                         Em             F        C         Em
Time we spent. So fast it went. We’d. Better. Not. 

Am                  Em                   Dm                         C          Em
Take a breath. Think of death. Depressions dark. Still not smart.

Am                           Em                F    C Em
Miss touch so much I want to but. So. I. Touch.

———-

CHORUS

Am                                 Em         Am                                       Em
And I know you want an apology. And I tried but it’s just not in me. 

You’d hate to hear another lie from me. And that’s all an I’m sorry would ever be.

———-

Not quite a spark. Lightning through dark. Awakened heart. 

Time to Depart. Thank you my friend. I’m. Alive. Again.

CHORUS

Priorities straight. It’s getting late. And starting to rain. 

I hope I never see you again. (x5) 

Fuck your stupid horse.

a a# b C (x2)

C
Half my age plus 7 or more
G
leaves me with someone who’s 24
            F
That’s still too young
G
and way too dumb
F              a         b              C
you have to be bitter to get along with me.

C
It’s not so much that I hate the world
G
It’s just I see all lines are blurred
                 F
between right and wrong
G
we can’t get along
F          a    b  C
perpetual misery.

D7                                                G      F       E       D
Crowd into your church and pray pray pray pray
D7                                                G      F       E       D
that all the hate in your life will go away ay ay ay
                 C
well fuck you.
D                        E        F       G
and the horse that you rode in on too.

D7
yeah.

Ain’t it funny that all old men
are called bitter time and again
but the world won’t change
and neither will they
God dammit dad, you ruined my day.

The smug face of suited up men
tell me what’s good for me and sign with a pen
tripped on the job, they raised my taxes
busted my leg while they sat on their asses
Got no nurse cuz their earning half their pay.

Crowd into your church and pray pray pray pray
that all the hate in your life will go away ay ay ay
well fuck you.
and the horse that you rode in on too.

Yeah.

Electric walls.

Still working on this one. Posting it to encourage myself to finish it.

Am                          G
too scared to play in front of crowds
       Am                   G
for you I turn my mic up loud
Am                                 Dm
I’ll bear my soul you bare your breasts
Am                                           F
We’ll put out friendship to the test

F G C G/B Am (rough)
I’ll let you under leather skin
F G C G/B Am G (rough)
Pinched pick in hand let us begin
Am                          F            Am        F
I start to play spit wicked lies
Am                          F            Am        F
sad words I sing sad tears you cry

 

Am                          F            Am        F
Electric walls keep us from touch
Am                          F            Am        F
you wouldn’t think I ask so much
Am                          F            Am        F
of you to know how shy I’ve been
Am                          F            Am        F
pillaged words sick songs of sin

 

hold fast to notes let my voice crack

singing songs to you I can’t relax

exposed to you my soul lay splayed

thoughts of moments unexplained

 

Electric walls keep us from touch

you wouldn’t think I ask so much

of you my secrets are meaningless

no one to tell my minds a mess

 

Am                          F            Am        F
Electric walls keep us from touch
Am                          F            Am        F
you wouldn’t think I ask so much
Am                          F            Am        F
Electric walls keep us from touch
Am                          F            Am        F
you wouldn’t think I ask so much