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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.

Begin 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



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

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

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

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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

None Hit Wonder

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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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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Thanks Robert.

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