Monday, 24 March 2014

Pale blue dot

Capo 5th

VERSE (materialism)
C                                                      F
Some thoughts depress you - like what you had and lost
C                                                      F
Like we ever really possess anything - and we even know what we are

BRIDGE
Am                                                                 C
Think of your ancestors do you even know their names?
Am                                                                 C
They've been blown away and are floating with the stars

CHORUS
F                                           G                               C
They are just specks of dust, floating on a pale blue dot
F                                           G                               C
We are a speck of dust, an insignificant pale blue dot

VERSE
Think of everyone through history - everyone who ever was
And of the lives they lived and what they did - how little we know of

BRIDGE
They lived their every moment in this tiny place
And in the universe they left no trace

CHORUS
We are just specks of dust, floating on a pale blue dot


We are a speck of dust, an insignificant pale blue dot

MIDDLE
Am
Rivers of blood spilt in triumph
C
To claim one piece or own one corner
F
Endless cruelties visited out
G
All for the glory of one tiny pixel

BRIDGE
Every creator, every destroyer of civilisations
Every hero, every coward, every king

CHORUS
Lived out their lives, walking on this pale blue dot
They lived and they died, here upon this pale blue dot

BRIDGE
Every saint, every sinner, every son
Every inventor, every explorer, everyone

CHORUS
In the history of our species, crawled around this pale blue dot
They lived and they died, here upon this pale blue dot


Thursday, 20 March 2014

The real world

VERSE 1
C                                F
Waking up with the telephone
C                                                         Am
Need reassuring that I've not been left alone

Seeing the likes and seeking approval
Check the haters bad comment removal

F                                       G      C
I've got to get back to the real world

VERSE 2
Sitting at breakfast but I'm not really here
I'm on a server or somewhere in the stratosphere

With tweets and posts I feel connected
But no reposts and then I feel rejected

I've got to get back to the real world

MIDDLE
F                           C
Time ain't my friend
And I need something          G
And I haven't told you before

VERSE 3
Or on my news feed getting the gossip
It's the world I'm learning about the state of it

I pretend it's important and I'm being kept informed
But I know I'm at the mercy of the cultural norm

I've got to get back to the real world
I've got to get back to the real world
I've got to get back to the real world

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

You are not the voice in your head

VERSE 1
G             F#/D            Em
You are not your story
You are not your memories
You are not the sum
Of all the things you've done
C                        D
You are not your desires
G                            Em
What you dislike or adore
C              F#/D        G
You are something more

VERSE 2
You are not your ideas
You are not your vision
You are not here for a reason
You're not on some special mission

You are not the voice in your head
That asks what it's all for

You are something more

VERSE 3
You are not your cravings
You are not your needs
You are not all your sankharas
All the live or dormant seeds

You are not the reactions
Of hatred or amore

You are something more

MIDDLE
Em                       G
You are the awareness
Em                          C
The watcher sitting inside

Em                  G
You are a passenger
C                     D/F#
Here along for the ride

VERSE 4
You are not your sadness
You are not your pain
You are not the suffering
Or anything in your brain 

You are not the confusion
The closed or open doors

You are something more