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#1 2012-05-18 05:05:06

jets60
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This song started from a set of chords. The verse chords of this song got stuck in my head so I had to write this to get it out. The words are about the need for people, including myself, to get off the conveyer belt of life and start to live a little.

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By Jeff Gilpin

May 17, 2012

Verse 1
[D]Dogs on the [F]leash
[C]Birds on the [F]high [C]wire
[D]Rabbits stay [F]hidden
[C]Cats on their [D]own
[D]Dogs on a [F]walk
[C]Birds ‘bout to [F]fly [C]
[D]Rabbits are [F]timid
[C]Cats ‘bout to [D]roam

Verse 2
[D]Just like in [F]life
You [C]lead or you [F]fol[C]low
[D]Soar to the [F]heights
Or [C]just stay at [D]home
[D]Or go through [F]life
Just [C]as an ob[F]ser[C]ver
[D]Taking it [F]all in
[C]Up on your [D]throne

Chorus 1
[F]Par[C]tici[G]pa[D]tion
[F]  A[C]li[G]en[F]a[D]tion
[D] A [F]virtual [C]na[F] [C] tion
[D]Won’t start to [F]live until you [C]put down [F]your [D]phone

Verse 3 (same verse chords as 1 & 2)
Driving to work
Days at the office
Driving back home
Sleep in your bed
Keep up the cycle
Until you’re finished
Can’t back out of it
Until you’re about dead

Verse 4
See a few people
As you drive to work
Doing the same thing
Same daily grind
Driving to work
Head in a cell phone
World’s going by
And time is just flyin’

Chorus 2 (same chords as chorus above)
No recreation
Until cremation
Drink your libation
When you’re so all alone

Verse 5
Pull back and step
Away from the racetrack
Slow down and step off
Of the time machine
Slow it all down
Try and remember
What it was like to
Think and to dream

Verse 6
Walking away
Take in the day
Look all around
Soak it all in
What will you do
Whatever you want to but
The path will go nowhere
Unless you begin

C D F G


J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

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#2 2012-05-18 21:57:08

dino48
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Jets good one,the words really make you think alot!


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#3 2012-05-19 00:20:25

jets60
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Thanks Dino - That is what I was going for. Thinking is a good thing.


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...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

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#4 2012-05-19 01:00:05

easybeat
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Jet60  you`re a clever guy,always enjoy your songs.
you have inspired me to have a go @ writing a song.
thanx


`Friday on my mind`
A bird in the hand is worth a bird in the hand

I`m not sure if i`m indecisive or not

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#5 2012-05-19 02:12:33

dino48
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jets60 wrote:

Thanks Dino - That is what I was going for. Thinking is a good thing.

It is good for the brain,I think I should get my song I have been working on for awile and try too finish it soon, seems evertime I do one it always comes out being a country style tune,or one that needs horns.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#6 2012-05-19 05:00:57

jets60
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Hey Easybeat - Thanks very much. That is actually how I got started writing songs. I was inspired by Chordie members James McCormick & Roger Guppy who set the bar high, but were very encouraging. I look forward to seeing your songs here and giving them a test ride.

Hey Dino - Nothing wrong with country. Just let it finish and see how it turns out. I have pleanty of country songs up here that were not country starting out.


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...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

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#7 2012-05-19 22:30:35

dino48
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jets60 wrote:

Hey Easybeat - Thanks very much. That is actually how I got started writing songs. I was inspired by Chordie members James McCormick & Roger Guppy who set the bar high, but were very encouraging. I look forward to seeing your songs here and giving them a test ride.

Hey Dino - Nothing wrong with country. Just let it finish and see how it turns out. I have pleanty of country songs up here that were not country starting out.

I like country but I have been trying too write Blues songs!!!


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#8 2012-05-20 01:54:19

jets60
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I hear you Dino. The best advice I can give you is to keep your story or lyrics simple, focus more on your blues chord progression, but make sure your words fit your music. This would be a good topic for the Music Theory forum. I bet many other chordie folk have experienced this too and could help you out.


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...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

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#9 2012-05-24 00:12:48

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hi jeff good one,it portrays your everyday drag of life and how it could be,well done....stay cool


love is life ,life is for love,keep a true heart and live life to the full....stay cool

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#10 2012-05-25 00:51:32

jets60
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Thanks Robert.


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