Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Gulf of Carpentaria

Capo 7th

VERSE
Em                                       C
I know you’ve something on your mind
For many reasons now combined
I've become a floating wreck

BRIDGE
Am          C      Em
Across the Gulf of Carpentaria

VERSE
I’ve been selfish to extreme
I didn't mean though to be mean
The sea is doing things to me

CHORUS
G   Em         C               G
Oh my darling, tell me I’m a fool
I won’t lie to you, you know I know it too
Oh my darling, I’ll remember to be
All the many things, you make me want me to be

VERSE
I'll make it up to you on land
When I'm back up on my feet
When all this rocking can't be remembered


BRIDGE


CHORUS

The dancer

VERSE
E
He found in the back of a second hand shop at the bottom of a big brown box
A
She was worn and she was old
B
But with time he knew she’d dance again

VERSE
Took her for a pop, to his workshop, and worked on her around the clock
New clothes new hair, new make-up new stare
Polished all her circuitry and hoped that she would dance again

BRIDGE
A                                                      B
Her model was the best back in the day
A                                      E
When robots were first the rage
A
But they’d been broken up or broken down
B                                  E
And she was the only one left

VERSE
Finally he turned her on, and put a record on, but she wouldn’t move to any song
For months he played her music, but he couldn’t make her dance again

VERSE
She sat there at the back of his restoration shop for years as a talking point
Many came to see and many came to play, but none could make her dance again

BRIDGE
E                      B                                        A                                               E
Then one day, as he was closing the shop, a young man appeared by her side
He wore old fashioned clothes, held an antique instrument and spoke in the strangest voice
He said “old man I’ve heard of her, and I’ll make you a wager,
B
that if I play I'll break her trance”

VERSE
The restorer gave a laugh and said “of course that you can try but it will cost you that very nice guitar
the greatest have all played, but none have made her dance again”

MIDDLE
He picked up his guitar, readied himself, played a long forgotten song 
Suddenly he burst into life, strutted and twirled, breakdanced and whirled
It sure was a sight to behold

Then they walked out the door, and he never saw either one again
But he’s not bitter he’s not sad, turns out she was a god awful dancer

Friday, 22 July 2011

Letting go

Letting go
VERSE
Em     C
Some days you feel happy, some days your head hangs low
Some days you’re sure about life, other days you just don’t know
Well take control of your feelings, be warm and be kind
Em                                            Am                       C
You can’t control the factors, but you can your state of mind

CHORUS
G   Em   Am   C
Do you ever, hold a grudge and make it bigger?
Do you ever, find yourself wishing you’d done something different?
Do you ever? uh huh, I bet you do

VERSE
Lift up your anchor, break the chains from above
Slip off the noose, open yourself to the highest love
Loads shouldn't be cherished, it's stupid to be proud of its weight
Em                                                              Am                                       C
Don’t get caught in the circle of worry, detachment is what you need to learn

CHORUS
Do you ever, crave for things you don’t really need?
Do you ever, lie in your bed in a fit of worry?
Do you ever? oh yeah, I know I do

MIDDLE
Am
Worry is a virus
C
Deal with it and let it go

Forget the people 
who you know have wronged you

Not for their sakes
But for yours

Forget your if onlys
Let go of what you can’t control

Em
Simplicity is the secret
Am                                  C
You're the master of your happiness

CHORUS
Do you ever, hold a grudge and make it bigger?
Do you ever, find yourself wishing you’d done something different?
Do you ever? uh huh, I bet you do

I've been waiting for you

Capo 7th

VERSE
C
I've been waiting for you
Am
For an hour or two
F         G
But my patience has not worn out

Cos there's nothing it's true
That I'd rather do
Than spend my life waiting for you

BRIDGE
F.                                       G
To be the first to see your face
When you walk into the day

CHORUS (chords as verse)
I see you're wearing your favourite shawl
That you bought from the market stall
I got it too I collect them all
It's stalker protocol

And you go to meet your friends
At a place they recommend
A dirty little cafe
You blindly obey

I'm an unappreciated stalker

VERSE
I've been waiting for you
For an hour or two
But you make no move to come outside

You've got so much to say
You could sit there all day
And still not get around to the point

BRIDGE
You're going to make me wait all day
You never notice anyway

CHORUS
I've been going through you rubbish
I know last night you had fish
I know the state of your finances
And the dire balance of your current account

You don't appreciate my effort
I even copied you passport
You buy too much mail order
All I want is a restraining order

I'm committing a major crime
You're taking up too much time
I've no more space on my recorder
All I want is a restraining order

MIDDLE
Em
I want to stalk somebody
C
With more going on

I want to stalk somebody
Who notices I'm there

I want to stalk somebody
Who gets out a lot

I want to stalk somebody
With more on their mind

CHORUS

Queensland rail

CHORUS
C.              Am
Queensland rail, get there in comfort
Queensland rail, get there in style
Queensland rail ohohohoh
Queensland rail

VERSE
Dm.                     Am
Some people drive, arriving hot and sweaty
Some people sail, you’ve got to be more than ready
Some people fly, you don’t see anything
Some people cycle, but that's dangerous

BRIDGE
Dm
It's the best mode in the nation
F                               G
Life's a journey not a destination

CHORUS

VERSE
The staff are friendly, they're all so very nice
The food's amazing, and not a bad price
The routes are straight, you don't go rocking
It's mostly outback, there's little stopping

BRIDGE + CHORUS
MIDDLE
F                              Am
Leave your car, think of the safety of your loved ones
F                                     Am
Why you’re driving so far? They’ll about you out on the road
Dm              F              G
Let the train take the strain

The dancing doll

VERSE
E
He found in the back of a second hand shop at the bottom of a big brown box
A
She was old and she was worn
B
But with time he knew she’d dance again

VERSE
Took her for a pop, to his workshop, and worked on her around the clock
New paint, new hair, new clothes to wear
Polished all her circuitry and hoped that she would dance again

BRIDGE
A                                                      B
Her model was the best back in the day
A                                      E
When robots were first the rage
A
But they’d been broken up or broken down
B                                  E
And she was the only one left

VERSE
Finally he turned her on, and put a record on, but she wouldn’t move to any song
For months he played her music, but he couldn’t make her dance again

VERSE
She sat there at the back of his restoration shop for years as a talking point
Many came to see and many came to play, but none could make her dance again

BRIDGE
E                      B                                        A                                               E
Then one day, as he was closing the shop, a young man appeared by her side
He wore old fashioned clothes, held an antique instrument and spoke in the strangest voice
He said “old man I’ve heard of her, and I’ll make you a wager,
B
that if I play she’ll dance again”

VERSE
The restorer gave a laugh and said “of course that you can try but it will cost you that very nice guitar
the greatest have all played, but none have made her dance again”

MIDDLE
He played a forgotten song from the ancient times, suddenly he burst into life
strutted and twirled, breakdanced and whirled
What a sight to behold

Then they walked out the door, and he never saw either one again
But he’s not bitter he’s not sad, turns out she was a god awful dancer

You can't say no to love

Capo 8th
G
She’d been courted by barons, who offered her their lands
Pursued by all the richest men, promised a fortune for her hand
She said no to diamonds
She said no to gold
She said no to money and the riches of the world
But you can’t say no to love

Corteggiata da baroni, che le offrivano dobloni
Perseguitata da i prestigiosi, offrivano fortune per la sua mano
Lei disse no a i diamanti
Lei disse no all’oro
Lei disse no al denaro, e a tutte le ricchezze
Ma non puoi dire no all’amore

VERSE
She’d always put her job first, and thought of her career
Sacrificed her friendships, never let them near
She said no to happiness
She said no to joy
She said no to the life outside that others all enjoy

Determinata ne suo lavoro, e ossessionata dalla carrier
Sacrificiava le amicizie ponendo una barriera
Lei disse no alla felicita
Lei disse no ai piaceri
Lei disse no ai confort dei quali molti van fieri
Ma non puoi dire no all’amore

VERSE
I tried to win her heart with kindness in many different ways
I wanted to make her care for me, the way I cared for her
She said no to flowers
She said no to cards
She said no to all my advances, until something clicked inside
Cos you can’t say no to love

Sure you can say maybe
Or put it off for a day
But you can’t say no to love

Provavo a conquistare, il suo cuore
In tanti modi differenti, mostrarle imiei sentimenti
Lei disse no ai fiori
Lei disse no alle carte
Lei disse no alle mie avances finche qualcosa scatto
Non puoi dire no all’amore

Riportarla a casa

Everybody wants her home
Capo 7th
VERSE
C                 Am
The trade winds blow her back
C                   Am
And the sun warms her head
F                          G
The elements combine
                    C
To bring her back home

Il vento soffia alle sue spalle
E il sole bacia il suo corpo
Gli elementi combaciano
Per riportala a casa

VERSE
The seagulls show the way
The dolphins ride alongside
The sea creatures are working together
To bring her back home

I gabbiani le mostrano la via
I delfini l’accompagnano
Le creature marine collaborano
Per riportarla a casa

MIDDLE
G                        F
But even all combined
C
Won’t persuade her to return
F
She sends them all her love
G                        C
But she’s married to the sea

Anche se tutto combacia
Non persuade lei a ritornare
Lei invia loro tutto il suo amore
Ma e sposata con il mare

VERSE
Her family give her reasons to return
Her friends are calling her back
Everyone’s working together
To bring her back home
Everyone’s working together
To bring her back home

La sua famiglia le da ragioni per ritornare
I suoi amici la reclamano
Tutti collaborano
Per riportarla a casa
Tutti collaborano
Per riportarla a casa

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

34 years and a birthday at sea

Capo 5th

VERSE
C                    Am
The captain - can be a prick
C                          Am

The boat can rock – I will get sick
F                                             C
You can’t always choose your crew
F                           Am
Sometimes your crew choose you
F                              C
I lie on my back all day
Am                         F
And have nothing nice to say
C                                                       G
I’m cursing the world, and everything that lives

CHORUS
Am                            F
But as long as you are by my side
C                            Am
Everything will turn out right
F                    G                  C
You are the blessing that I count everyday

VERSE
The wind blows too much
Then the wind blows not enough
I’ve had enough of the sea
And the seas had enough of me
I know I sound like a bore
We’re not going anywhere
I’m raging inside, as the motor drums my head

CHORUS

CHORUS 2
I count the hairs on your head
The toes upon your feet
My blessings are so many everyday

MIDDLE
It’s my birthday
You couldn’t bake a cake
You got so upset
But you found a way around it

It was a wonderful birthday
I wrote this song
Which will go on when my mind is gone
Which won’t be very long
Cos I’m old now, and going grey

CHORUS

Friday, 10 June 2011

Waiting for you

Capo 7th

VERSE
C
I've been waiting for you
Am
For an hour or two
F G
But my patience has not worn out

Cos there's nothing it's true
That I'd rather do
Than spend my life waiting for you

BRIDGE
F. G
To be the first to see your face
When you walk into the day

CHORUS (chords as verse)
I see you're wearing your favourite shawl
That you bought from the market stall
I got it too I collect them all
It's stalker protocol

And you go to meet your friends
At a place they recommend
A dirty little cafe
You blindly obey

I'm an unappreciated stalker

VERSE
I've been waiting for you
For an hour or two
But you make no move to come outside

You've got so much to say
You could sit there all day
And still not get around to the point

BRIDGE
You're going to make me wait all day
You never notice anyway

CHORUS
I've been going through you rubbish
I know last night you had fish
I know the state of your finances
And the dire balance of your current account

You don't appreciate my effort
I even copied you passport
You buy too much mail order
All I want is a restraining order

I'm committing a major crime
You're taking up too much time
I've no more space on my recorder
All I want is a restraining order

MIDDLE
Em
I want to stalk somebody
C
With more going on

I want to stalk somebody
Who notices I'm there

I want to stalk somebody
Who gets out a lot

I want to stalk somebody
With more on their mind

CHORUS

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Condescension

Capo 6th (A#m D#m F# F7 C)
                             
VERSE
Em
I may act foolish sometimes
I may fall down a lot
Am
I’m an easy target
C              B7                  Em
But please don’t laugh at me

VERSE
I do some stupid things
I often don’t think before I speak
I sometimes embarrass you with your friends
But please don’t laugh at me

CHORUS
G                                               Em
Condescension  will get us nowhere
G                                  C
Condescension’s a bad idea
G                         Em     D/F#            Em
Condescension will be the end of us

VERSE
I may lack social graces
I know I’m rude sometimes
My foot might live in my mouth
But please don’t laugh at me

VERSE
I can seem to act unwise
And be quite a gullible fool
I’m an easy target
But please don’t laugh at me

CHORUS

MIDDLE
C                    G
I know I do it too
C                     G
I’m as guilty as you
Em                    C                                D/F#               
But now I see it we should nip it in the bud

Left to grow
It will kill our love I know
When snide comments take the place of sweet nothings

CHORUS x2

Jamie Oliver Blues: Killing the children with food

VERSE
D                Bm
Processed, preserved
D                G
Frozen and fried
D              Bm
Set in their ways
D                   G
Too long, to change
Bm                                    D
And the truth's too terrible to face
Bm                       A                D
They're killing the children with food

VERSE
Their bodies engourged
Their minds clogged up
As their hearts grow weaker
Assaulted every day
An execution so crude
They're killing the children with food

MIDDLE
Bm                                 G
And it must be alright as it's offered
D                                   A
No one would willingly do them harm
Bm                                   G
While the providers are but a link in the chain
D                                    A
And each feels free from blame
Bm                                       D
They say that nothing can be proved
Bm                       A                 D
They're killing the children with food

VERSE (INSTRUMENTAL)

VERSE
Mouthful by mouthful
Plate by plate
As God provides
They abdicated their fate
And they called the prophet rude
They're killing the children with food
They're killing the children with food
They're killing the children with food



Monday, 30 May 2011

Fellini's dream

CHORUS
F#m
The way she moves, she moves, she moves
B
Like something from a fantasy
F#m
How she danced, she danced, she danced
B
She set my mind on fire with love
C#
Like a force from above

VERSE
 

Garage sale

Am F C G

CHORUS
There's a garage sale down on Julia Street
On Julia Street there's a garage sale
There's a garage sale down on Julia Street
On Julia Street there's a garage sale

Food groups

Oh oh we're getting our food groups

Elizabeth Taylor's gone to the big screen in the sky

VERSE
She's picked up with Richard
Just where they left off
We'll be hearing the thunder soon

She's taken her diamonds
And is laying them out
It won't be the stars you see tonight

CHORUS
Elizabeth Taylor's gone to the big screen in the sky

VERSE
Over where it's dry
She'll do her Deboir
And bless the lands with rain

Where it needs sun
She'll simply smile
And make a beautiful day

CHORUS

MIDDLE
She went happily
Her work was done down here
Now she's working for us up there

CHORUS

The buskers

C#  F#  C# G#

CHORUS
It is hard on the road
Rolling from town to town
It is hard on the road
On the days when you ain't got no dough

VERSE
The life of a busker is thankless and long
You grind it out, song by song

The pros have a PA and sell their CDs
It seems like we're doing it for free

CHORUS

VERSE
Well you pick out a corner and mark out your patch
Stand there then throw down your hat

You're playing for hours as the masses rush by
With your empty hat staring at you back

CHORUS

VERSE
We're running out of options, but the streets have a heart
At least there's the chance of some change

Playing in bars is the long road to nowhere
You only get your name on the wall

CHORUS

VERSE
We're just like street workers and we're pimping ourselves
The punters pay nikels and dimes

Our job is no job but it's better than that job
A blow job is no job at all

CHORUS

Takaka Hill


VERSE

Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill
There's a climb in old New Zealand
Takaka Hill
That cyclists talk of with a shaking hand
Takaka Hill
900 metres and hairpin bends
Takaka Hill
That bloody climb never ends

BRIDGE
A
Ah oh, it's a long climb
Takes a long time

VERSE
Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill
Where's the top? There's no way of knowing
Takaka Hill
You think you've made it but it just keeps on going
Takaka Hill
Past cars with burnt out clutches
Takaka Hill
Other riders walking on crutches

BRIDGE

CHORUS
A
I want to climb it but I'm not very fit
It's just a hill son, get over it

VERSE
Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill
It keeps on going there's no respite
Takaka Hill
Must push on, you're running out of light
Takaka Hill
Pain is temporary, failure's forever
Takaka Hill
Stay on my wheel son, we'll make it together

BRIDGE

VERSE
Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill, Takaka Hill
It's just as terrible on the way down

Takaka Hill
Burning your breaks every corner you come round
Takaka Hill
Concentrating don't look over the edge
Takaka Hill
They'll find your body in a mess in a hedge

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Irretrievable childhood

VERSE
F
I once walked with joy through life
          Dm                       F
Saw the wonder in every sight
                        Bf             F
All was bright, all was new
                 Dm                  F
A will to learn a will to do
                           Bf                       C
But I grew up to fast and saw too much
                          Dm                     F
And now the magic has lost its touch
         Bf                        C
And I know an angel cried
             Bf                     F
When the child in me died

VERSE
When I was young the world was strong
I saw the good in everyone
Places felt new and seemed to glow
But it's faded away to a place I can't go
I try to revive it and draw it near

And I know an angel cried
When the child in me died

VERSE
I feel such sadness at what I've lost
In the race to grow up I found the cost
I didn't savour the tastes I tried
They were lost in the rush to get down
Now it's too late and I'll never get it back

And I know an angel cried
When the child in me died

Love is happiness

VERSE
B                                        A
It's not that I was outwardly rude
G#                                 G
I just didn't show my gratitude

So busy building up myself
I forgot about everyone else

CHORUS
Love is happiness
Happiness is love

VERSE
Just by simply saying thank you
For all the little things that you do
Gradually and slowly I saw
All I had to be thankful for

CHORUS

VERSE
So I've learnt now what it's about
You only get back what you put out
Not just generally good will
But a blazing unconditional pill

CHORUS

VERSE
It's impossible to be unhappy
When you're radiating out love
The single cause of ultimate joy
Is a pure feeling of love

CHORUS


The Collective

VERSE
G                                              C
Baby, I thought you'd always be there
G                                           C
Baby, I thought of you as a rock
D                        C
So I left you, all alone
D                          C
And you did fine, on your own
                 G
Without me

VERSE
Baby, I let you slip from my mind
Baby, you knew I wasn't true
Still I thought that, when I came back
We would get right, back on track
I was foolish

CHORUS
C                                                     D
Everything always works out for the best
C                                                       D
I'm happy now I've got this off my chest
C                         D
No look backs, no regrets
C                                                            D
We can both go on to bigger and brighter things

VERSE
Baby, this must be what I want
Baby, cos otherwise I'd stay
I want to, see you grow
And know that you can, happily go
Without me

VERSE
Baby, I wanted to see the world
Baby, we were both in a rut
I felt it now, and then
I'd do the same, again
Without me

CHORUS

VERSE
Baby, I've got to let you go
Baby, I harbour no regrets
After all, you're just a company
And you do fine, I can see

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Troubadour

Capo 4th

VERSE
B(G)
I'm a troubadour, it's my life
E(C)
Riding around the world on my bike
G#m(Em)
Some days you get sun
Some days you get rain
F#(D)
Some days you get wind and get blown back again

VERSE
I'm a troubadour, and I roam
Ain't got no place I call home
Sleep on other couches
In other's cars
But mostly sleep under the stars

VERSE
I'm a troubadour and I play
In a different town every day
The street light's my spotlight
The pavement's my stage
I'm a throwback to a bygone age

CHORUS
F#(D)     E(C)              B(C)
Some days don't go so well
F#(D)     E(C)              B(C)
Some days I'm tired as hell
G#m(Em)                 E(C)
I remember to count my blessings
G#m(Em)                 E(C)
Remember back to this
G#m(Em)                 E(C)         F#(D)
And say at least I wasn't in an office

VERSE
I'm a troubadour and I write
A new song every night
I write about people
The things that I've seen
I record the events from wherever I've been

VERSE
I'm a troubadour and I ride
All around the world on my bike
Some people say "wow"
Some people say "stay"
Some people say "please move away"

VERSE
I'm a troubadour I've come far
With my Martin travel guitar
People ask me
Every single day
"What kind of instrument is that you play?"

CHORUS

VERSE
I'm a troubadour and I've been
Around the world and I've seen
By bike and by car
By boat and by train
Got to learn how to fly an aeroplane

VERSE
I'm a troubadour and I play
In a different place everyday
In bars I tell stories


In cafes I croom

But the best shows are in people's living rooms
I'm a troubadour x3

Good life on the road

CHORUS
C                                    Am
It's a good life on the road
F                                              G
When you've got friends like these

It's a good life on the road
When you've got a smile on your face

It's a good life on the road
When you've got love in your heart

VERSE
C                                                                                            Am
Well we met up in Melbourne and readied our bikes for the road
Alec and Rory, as up for it as they could be
Veronica stayed there, back in mission control

BRIDGE
F
The stars were aligned, the wind was behind
G
I said it's going to be a beautiful day

CHORUS

VERSE
We busked in the small towns along Australia's coast
Young and old loved it "we need more of that round here"
The 'Port Pedallers' were a blast, the Strum Club so much fun
We met so many characters and every day was a blur

BRIDGE
We rode almost to Sydney, with the sun on our backs
You know it's going to be a beautiful day

CHORUS

MIDDLE
Em                                                              G
But it all went to shit, when we stayed in Byron Bay
We didn't record, life just happens that way
I hit the road with Maria, and a chapter ended there

BRIDGE
The morale of the story, is stay on your bike
If you want to have a beautiful day

CHORUS

Dumpster diving

VERSE
G
For some time now I've had my eye on you
Em
And to win your heart, I've made my mission to do
C                                                                                                D
It's gonna have to be something special, cos you're widely desired

VERSE
You're a healthy girl, who loves to cook and eat
And I know the way, that our hearts can meet
Together we'll create the biggest feast you've ever seen

BRIDGE
Even though I'm a poor man
I've got a secret plan
To the banquet of your dreams

Gonna take you...

CHORUS
G
Dumpster diving
C
Put you in the mood honey
D
Without spending any money
G
Dumpster diving

VERSE
Bring a torch and gloves, and a crate to stand on
And when jump in girl, choose something soft to land on
Then sink into the delights down below

It might look dirty, a bit of a mess
But open the black bags, food's sealed and fresh
All the food the supermarkets aren't allowed to sell

BRIDGE
It's easy just let go
There's one thing you should know
Don't open the meat bag

CHORUS

VERSE
I know the bakery with same day bread
The cheese cake shop
I'll take you to the finest spots in town

Some people say it's risky, but you'll find it fun
If security come, get ready to run
But it's not illegal, we're doing the world a favour

BRIDGE
We'll finish by the florists
I'll assemble you a stunning bouquet
To end our perfect day

CHORUS

OUTRO
Em
We'll pack it away in the middle of the night
             D
Then make love by the fridge light

CHORUS
Dumpster diving
Gonna make sweet love tonight
Dumpster diving
Gonna make a sweet tonight
Dumpster diving

MIDDLE
Unlike the food, I've found my mate
I know our love, won't have a sell-by date
A steady supply of food will preserve our love

OUTRO
I've got so many lyrics, so much to say
I'll put the rest in the freezer for another day

Hold on baby

VERSE
F#
I've seen you looking
B
At the other cars on the lot
F#
And I know you're thinking
C#
Whether you could do better than what you've got

VERSE
I know you're wondering
Whether you're ready for a change
And if it isn't time
You moved on again

CHORUS
But you've got to hold on baby
To the love we've got
Cos a love like this
Doesn't happen a lot

You've got to hold on baby
To the lover we have
Cos the love we have
Is a rare and beautiful thing

VERSE
I seen you dreaming
Of the other side of the hill
If the grass is greener
If you're young enough still

I watch you remember
Things you've had before
And thinking about
How you don't have them anymore

CHORUS

MIDDLE
D#m                  B
Thinking that way
D#m                  B
Won't make you happy no way
D#m                 
Because the moment
B                          C#
Will always get away

VERSE
I've seen you counting
Your options in your mind
Deciding whether
To run or be left behind

CHORUS

Liberate Libya

CHORUS
A
Liberate Libya, oh oh oh
E
Give it up Gadaffi, oh oh oh
D
Come on now you've come so far, oh oh oh
A
Carry on and you'll be free

VERSE
A
He is a sad man, no love in his heart
F#m
He is a mad man, falling apart
D
He is a bad man, an evil guy
E
He is a dead man, who knows the end is nigh

BRIDGE
D
And it won't be too long
D                                            E
Until his time has come and gone

CHORUS

VERSE
He is a stoner, out of his mind
He is a loner, one of a kind
He is a moaner, I've seen him on TV
He is a groaner, it's all me me me

BRIDGE and CHORUS

MIDDLE
D                             F#m
Freedom is the sole solution
D                               F#m
And we will fight for revolution
                         D
Set the people free
                         E
It's down to you and me

CHORUS

Please don't take my love

VERSE
C
Take my money
                   Am
I can make more
C
Take my home lord
                   Am
I'll build another
     F                                                             G     
Take my goods and wealth and all that I posess
F                  G                  C
But please don't take my love

VERSE
Take my sight
If she's gone there's nothing for me to see
Take my ears
Without her voice I don't want to hear
Strip me of all the senses that you bestowed
But please don't take my love

MIDDLE
Am                                 C
I've never been so scared
Am                             C
Never known such fear
Am                                               G
As the time, I feared I might lose you

I'd give up all I have
Now and forever more
If it would save, one hair upon your head

VERSE
Take my strength
I'll learn to crawl
Take my height
I don't fear the fall
Take my hope, character and all that makes me who I am
Just please don't take my love

VERSE
Take all I've grown
Give it back to the ground
Take what I've built
And break it down
What little wisdom I've learnt, give it back to the world
But please don't take my love