Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Magnetic engine blues

VERSE
G                  Em                             C                                  D                G
We had this German guy come and stay with us through an ad on Workaway
He had many stories and one of them was about a magnetic engine he'd seen in a house near Munich
It was powering the whole house without any connection the mains
And he seemed a trustworthy guy with no reason to lie
But obviously if it works, then why isn't everyone using one?

CHORUS
I've got the magnetic engine, magnetic engine blues. I'm so confused
I've got the magnetic engine, magnetic engine blues

VERSE
I researched it more on the internet and watched many videos on youtube
And they seem very plausible but they're not perpetual of course
As Youtube is not perpetual yet
So I think probably the best idea is I buy some magnets from the local shop
And try to set up some sort of wheel or fan myslef and give it a go and then I'll know
Sometime, in the future, when I have time, until then

CHORUS

VERSE
Then if it really works I'll spread the news, quietly
Just to friends and family as I don't want to become well known
Because the energy and petroleum companies are paranoid and insecure
And can be extremely violent and I don't want to disappear
In something that looks like an accident but was obviously not

CHORUS

Saturday, 6 December 2014

You are the average

VERSE
Em - G - Am
Careful of the friends you have
Remember you can choose
You may not like their attitudes
But in time you'll share their views

Everything gets past around 
From attributes to vice
If you accept their company
You'll soon take their advice

BRIDGE
F  G
Oh man

CHORUS
C
You are the average
Am
Of the five people
F                                                     C
With whom you spend most of the time

You are the average
You only know what you've been taught
You think your culture's thoughts

VERSE
You look around the place you work
With an expression of disgust
At people who you'll never be 
There's no one you can trust

But take a look from a little bit up
You already look the same
You're blending in quite perfectly
You fit inside the frame
You fit inside the frame

BRIDGE + CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE
Even you ambitions
What you want from life
Can be enabled or destroyed
By your husband or your wife

Your friends can help you be a better person
Or lead you on the path to sin
You might think you can rise above it
But in time you will sink in
In time you will sink in

BRIDGE + CHORUS

Friday, 5 December 2014

All the time

VERSE
F                  Am
Now this is wasted 
                 Bf
How this is tasted
                        C
It just keeps pushing through
               F
All the time

Serving my senses
Jumping through fences
Building the hoops in
All the time

When I keep pouring
Nobody's scoring
What does it matter then?
All the time

All the time
All the time

CHORUS
Am                                    F
Now somebody ought to say
Am                      F
Something someday
C                           
To keep my head outta the ground

CHORUS (Same chords as verse)
Hearing the sound
Going around
Looping like nothing I've heard before

Caught by
Caught out
Caught like a dear in the headlights

Caught short
Caught dead
Caught up in the crossfire

REPEAT ONCE JUST FOR FUN


Monday, 1 December 2014

We flatter those we scarcely know, and scream at those who love us

VERSE
Praise pictures of people
Who died a long time ago
Hold up their exploits
Think they could do no wrong

CHORUS
While we curse we scream and we shout
At the people who love us

VERSE
Flatter the fleeting stranger
So they'll think the best of us
Show them only our best side
Treat them with the kindest grace

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE
Celebrate the famous
The glittering life they lead
Hope one day to meet one
Have a story to tell

CHORUS

Are you the master of your mind?

VERSE
G
You can buy an education that's the envy of all
Become an economic mastermind know the workings of the world

BRIDGE
C                                              G
But can you breathe and only breathe
C                                              G
Yes can you breathe and only breathe

CHORUS
Em                                         G
What good is such a powerful force
Em                                                           G
If you can't still your mind and hold it on a course
C                           D
Are you the master of your mind?

VERSE
You could study the languages learn Sanskrit and Greek
Understand the ancient texts and find long forgotten techniques

BRIDGE + CHORUS

VERSE
Or a leader of the military with power over men
Put a country to the sword or show mercy upon them

BRIDGE + CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE
Or use your life as a politician and be an honest one at that
Make the world a better place or at least a part of it