1 (edited by beamer 2014-08-07 23:19:07)

Topic: Mother (A punks ballad)

Ok I did the chord pro at work and I may slightly have them in the wrong section.  If you play it feel free to move them to where you feel they should be more suited.  When I play the D in the verse, I am only hitting the D and G strings open and letting them ring out (like in Ain't talking bout love from Van Halen)  hope you all like it.  BTW this is more of a controlled angry stretched shout/rant rather than actually sung. umm PUNK LOLOL

MOTHER (A punk’s ballad)Beamer-AKA Scott Sailer AKA THE METALIZER



Verse is soft and chorus a bit heavy with bar chords




[Bm]She is the hero of her children’s-[D] eyes


[Bm]When they fall, they don’t see her-[D] cry


[Em]She is the strong one- [C5]


[Em]Kissing them and sending them [C5] back to play




[Em]She’s a mother,a lover,a [G] warrior and a saint


[Am]All while drinking’, hitting' [C]the pipe and-[Em] huffing paint


[Em]Life can be cruel, [G]life can be rough


[Am]She hides it well, [C]but with no restraint [Em]


[Bm]There is no shelter[D]


[Bm]The Rolling Stones do little to [D] help her


[Em]She’s crying in her head[C5]


[Em]Thank god for the kids or she [C5]might be dead



[Em]She’s a mother,a lover,a [G] warrior and a saint


[Am]All while drinking’, hitting' [C]the pipe and [Em] huffing paint


[Em]Life can be cruel, [G]life can be rough


[Am]She hides it well, [C]but with no restraint [Em]


[Bm]Her man can’t see it – [D]


[Bm]He’s living on the edge-[D] of a knife


[Em]As long as she lays him-[G]


[Em]He hugs the kids and thinks-[G] its alright.


[Em]She’s a mother,a lover,a [G] warrior and a saint


[Am]All while drinking’, hitting' [C]the pipe and [Em] huffing paint


[Em]Life can be cruel, [G]life can be rough


[Am]She hides it well, [C]but with no restraint [Em]


[Bm]She is the hero of her children’s-[D] eyes


[Bm]When they fall, they don’t see her-[D] cry


[Em]She is the strong one- [C5]


[Em]Kissing them and sending them [C5] back to play


AND TO FIX A FEW OF THE CHORD BLOCKS
C5 should be played   http://jguitar.com/images/chordshape/C-5th-C-x%2C3%2C5%2C5%2Cx%2Cx.png
Em in the chorus is  http://jguitar.com/images/chordshape/E-Minor-E-x%2C7%2C9%2C9%2C8%2C7.png
G    "      "    "       http://jguitar.com/images/chordshape/G-Major-G-3%2C5%2C5%2C4%2C3%2C3.png
A                          http://jguitar.com/images/chordshape/A-Major-A-5%2C7%2C7%2C6%2C5%2C5.png

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Please excuse me for being a bit thick but I've never heard the term "huffing paint". It sounds a bit odd and I'd like to avoid it if possible, so could you please explain it to a not so bright Englishman.

Thick as two short planks

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Keepit,, Man I dont know whether your lucky or grew up very sheltered (thats a joke) Ill bet a lot of the brit Punk Rocker teens probably have done it a time or so. (American ones also)   Huffing paint is a cheap high. anddoes serious damage over time.  get a bag , usually paper lunch type, spray any paint into it and put over nose and mouth and kill brain cells.  This is a more informed page about it. http://narconon.ca/blog/substance-abuse … ffing.html

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

OMG, as a painter and decorater I must have done it many times and never realised it.Anyway, thanks for putting me right about that, and thanks for a great song.

Thick as two short planks

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Glad you like it.  and in your defence you were not probably putting a bag to your face LOLOLOL

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Hey Scott! Great song and great job on the chordpro along with specific chord fingering directions. Now...can you record how it should be played?  smile

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Once my  new computer gets here and I get it all hooked up!  I hope its a good one, its a factory reconditioned Dell from Overstock dot com
I also have Star to record also.

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

This is to bump to top in case you guys pick it for SOTM smile

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

those are really strong lyrics Beamer - well done

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

beamer ............ what a song!  Touches some hard truths ....... look forward to hearing it.  I wouldnt mind having ago at this one myself but i have no idea how to do punk lol ........ are you open to any interpretation of it?

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Jandle wrote:

beamer ............ what a song!  Touches some hard truths ....... look forward to hearing it.  I wouldnt mind having ago at this one myself but i have no idea how to do punk lol ........ are you open to any interpretation of it?

I don't do punk either. I would end up turning it into a folk song. smile

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12 (edited by Peatle Jville 2016-09-22 06:49:33)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Those lyrics describe some I have known over the years. Excellent writing  which I can imagine it  performed perfectly in differant styles. You got the gold Beamer.

https://soundcloud.com/eatleville/you-got-the-silver

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Hi Beamer I have had a go at doing a Punk Folk version of your song which I have put up on soundcloud for a couple days so you can download it if you want before I take it down.
Sorry I am not very good at Punk.   https://soundcloud.com/eatleville/mother-punk-ballad

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Peatle .......... great attempt at this song smile  I think i am the same as unclejoesband comment, it would end up being a folk song if i attempted it, never having sung Punk in my life smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

15 (edited by Peatle Jville 2016-10-03 01:35:14)

Re: Mother (A punks ballad)

Jandle I think it is a song that someone could turn into great modern folk song instead of someone like me making a mess of it. But having said that I gave it my best shot.
I hope Beamer didnt mind me having a shot at it. I will take it down soon hopefully someone else will put a version of their own up. Trying to do a punk type song is a lot harder than I imagined.