Monday, 10 May 2021

Live To Give

85 BPM / Key G

VIOLIN CHORUS (Arco)

VERSE (Pizz)
G
There's a golden rule
E/B
They don't teach in school
C
It's when you help some else
D
You end up helping yourself

G
And as you give what you can
C
To your fellow man
E/B
There's a reaction
C                                    D                                     
That's opposite and equal

VIOLIN CHORUS (Arco)

VERSE (Pizz)
G
Fear will disappear
E/B
When you're not scared to share
C
And when you live to give
D                                     
The world gives back to you

G
Now add in gratitude
C
As your gateway drug
E/B
To a life of awesomeness
D
And abundance
[I finish on a D with my melody to lead into yours but maybe it could be better in G perhaps. I welcome your feedback]

VIOLIN CHORUS (Arco) - I feel we need to add some development in the song. I suggest my team add orchestra in the background including Timpani to give a cruscendo. If you listen to the end of this song https://open.spotify.com/track/0npLGrGQ3yQI2O5gpcLyM3?si=b0aeffe94da4467f is an example of what it sounds like. It's Midi but sounds pretty realistic. Maybe you can tell the difference being a professional... but if you can add sections as well I think it will fool even you. You know this song... https://open.spotify.com/track/4zOfy9kqJlG0ZXvcaSh4gv?si=ff605958b6154d0b - Davide Rossi played the entire orchestra on his own multitracking the violin.

VIOLIN CHORUS (Arco) - And then I suggest repeating the chorus but building again by changing into a higher key and playing an accompanying part an octave higher. Or you can add some variations. Up to you. Let me know your thoughts.




Saturday, 1 May 2021

The Science of Sound

CAPO 5th

VERSE
C                            Em
With perfect pitch
F                G                       C
And linguistic abilities

Mathematical mind
Woken latent capabilities

Cos Dylan heard
Sounds of such complexity

That his mind grew
Out of sheer necessity

BRIDGE
F                           C
Processing power
Am                G        G
Stimulation made

CHORUS
                        Am
The Power of Music
                            F
The science of sound
                      C
Firing neurons
                   G
Or earthing to ground

The power of music
The science of sound
Untying potential
That's otherwise bound

The science of sound
The science of sound

VERSE
The sun spoke the word
The earth came into existence

And we all flowed
Down the path of least resistance

BRIDGE
Our ideas have traction
If we know that truth is action

CHORUS

MIDDLE
Am                                G
Grow as you're meant to be
Know all you're meant to see
Latent destiny

CHORUS

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

A Change is Coming

CHORD riff: F C Bf C 

VERSE
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution
Was meant to free slaves from persecution

Gave equal rights and protection to all
But what's that Equal Protection Clause?

Now corporations have the same rights as me
But they don't breathe, why do they need liberty?

BRIDGE
Especially when you see they have
The psychology of a psychopath 

CHORUS
I feel a change is coming
The people have had enough

I feel a change is coming
It's time that we call their bluff

F      Bf              C                 Bf
We know what we're fighting for
                      C                       F
We want to rewrite corporate law

VERSE
These psychopaths have built the modern world we live in

With their parasitic lifestyle and irresponsibility

Seeking stimulation and acting with basic impulsivity

Showing no guilt, and no remorse and zero empathy

Completely shallow and never accepting responsibility

And they sure do have a high developed sense of self-worth

I'm surprise they don't boast of having a virgin birth

CHORUS
I feel a change is coming
The people have had enough

I feel a change is coming
It's time that we call their bluff

F      Bf              C                 Bf
We know what we're fighting for
                      C                       F
We want to rewrite corporate law

MIDDLE 
But they're so charming and highly intelligent
Such a shame they have an incapacity for love

They'll lie straight to your face and show manipulative behavior,
Persistent violation of social norms

... we made a monster

CHORUS
I feel a change is coming
The people have had enough

I feel a change is coming
It's time that we call their bluff

F      Bf              C                 Bf
We know what we're fighting for
                      C                       F
We want to rewrite corporate law

I feel a change is coming
The people have had enough

I feel a change is coming
It's time that we call their bluff

F      Bf              C                 Bf
We know what we're fighting for
                      C                       F
We want to rewrite corporate law


Thursday, 15 April 2021

How I Stopped Worrying About What Other People Think Of Me

VERSE
D
I used to be the kind of girl
                                                 A
Who wouldn't go out without makeup

I lived my life for pictures
On Instagram and Facebook

        G                         D
And I, I made myself sick

BRIDGE
           G
Until I stopped worrying
      D
About the bad days

Stopped worrying
what the comments say

   G
I stopped worrying 
         A                                        D    A            
What other people think about me

CHORUS
D                       G
Now I'm happy
   Bm                                A
This one thought set me free

Now I'm happy
At last I'm true to me

Yes I'm happy
Without worrying about what other people think

VERSE
It's like a superpower
My philosophy's my mission

Nobody can hurt me 
Without my permission

And I don't make myself sick

MIDDLE
Bm A G D

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Between the worlds

Capo 7th (Key G)

VERSE
C
Straight, While you watch and curate
Consume or create
F
Allowing eternity to enter

Free, like the sway of a tree
You shrug in its lee
This is the stillness that was never still

BRIDGE
Am            F               G
Silently dreaming together

CHORUS
C                                        Am
Bright light, cutting our night sight
                       F
Guiding our inflight
                                G
To a new polarity

Big screen informing our dreams
Living our slow scenes
riding through realities 

F
Between the light 
G
Between the dark
                    C
Between the worlds

VERSE
Right, A disguised fight
Machine guns of light
Doing the maths up to infinity

Apart, The flickering art
Somewhere smart
This is the magic of the cinema 

BRIDGE

CHORUS

MIDDLE
Am
And we are
Em
The negative
F
Exposed to
C
A positive

The principles
Of photography
Rise us up
G
And set us free

CHORUS

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Unravelled

 We're in the world

And overwhelmed

While we're divided

We are compelled


Even though small 

And all estranged

We are ambassadors

Agents of change


I want 

I wanna unravel

There’s something deeper in my being

There must be something more than just breathing 


While we ourselves

See us apart

Our actions will be flawed

Wrong head, wrong heart


You show me cause

I see effect

Separateness

Road to neglect


I want 

I wanna unravel

There’s something deeper in my being

There must be something more than just breathing 


To die

And to multiply 

My self-interest

My capital 

My persistence to my ignorance

We die

And we multiply

Our self-interest

Our capital

Our persistence to our ignorance

There must be something more than this 


A Girl Called Corona

There’s a girl called Corona, and she lives in a lab
She would like you to come on over
But don’t go if you’re fat

There’s a girl called Corona, and she yearned to be free
Go ahead Mr See Ji Ping said
You can do as you please

All of my life I dreamed of Corona
All of those years, I knew that one day she’d come

No need to work when I’m with Corona
Money for free, a time to chill and have fun

There’s a girl called Corona, and she’s only 19
Just a touch is enough to kill you
Better keep yourself clean

All of my life I dreamed of Corona
All of those years, I knew that one day she’d come

No need to work when I’m with Corona
Money for free, a time to chill and have fun

All of my life I dreamed of Corona
All of those years, I knew that one day she’d come

No need to work when I’m with Corona
Money for free, a time to chill in the sun 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Apophenia

Capo 4th

VERSE
G                                           F#        Em             F#
In unrelated things, you perceive a commonality
Building a breadcrumb trail, away from reality

BRIDGE
Am    Em     
The players create it
G           F#
All looking to spot 
 
The journey is  the point
There's no bigger plot

CHORUS
G                        Em
Apophenia is leading you
C                                          D
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in

VERSE
The correct answers are the ones, that resonate with most
That boost the groups objectives, they get the most kudos

BRIDGE
The longer you play
The greater your role

The further we all go
Down the white rabbit hole

CHORUS
Apophenia is leading you
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in

INSTRUMENTAL x2 verse

MIDDLE
Em                            F#               G           
The stage must be set, for a new reality
Crumbs are easy to swallow, but will lead you astray

IF you fall in with the rest, following the hordes
      Em               C                        D
Don't believe all you see, on the message boards

CHORUS
Apophenia is leading you
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in


LYRICS:

In unrelated things, you perceive a commonality
Building a breadcrumb trail, away from reality

The players create it
All looking to spot 
 
The journey is the point
There's no bigger plot

Apophenia is leading you
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in

The correct answers are the ones, that resonate with most
That boost the group's objectives, they get the most kudos

The longer you play
The greater your role

The further we all go
Down the white rabbit hole

Apophenia is leading you
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in

The stage must be set, for a new reality
Crumbs are easy to swallow, but will lead you astray

IF you fall in with the rest, following the hordes
Don't believe all you see, on the message boards

Apophenia is leading you
To join the dots and build the pictures

Seems there are some scenes for you
Interpretations of the scriptures

leading you and deceiving you
Seeing what you want to believe in


Bravery

Key C# 
Capo 1st

VERSE 
                      C                                      F      
We're all taught, an outlook based on fear
                      C                             G      
We are caught, in bondage of our making

BRIDGE
     F                                      C      
Study fear coldly without emotion
     F                      C                    G
See it for what it is - a state of mind

CHORUS
C
Walk towards - what you're afraid of
G
Show the world - what you are made of
F
Break away, clearly see
                G               C
That bravery, it's freedom

VERSE
We have allowed, negativity 
We have imprisoned all of our abilities

BRIDGE
But with knowledge and enlightenment
Burn fear in the light of your new dawn

CHORUS

MIDDLE
Am
We all made this
G
We allow this
F
So instead of bliss
C
We live in suffering

But transmute fear
With applied knowledge
Tempered by love
G
And become wise....

CHORUS

Friday, 2 April 2021

Kudzu from heaven

VERSE
The sickness came in and killed off the pine
I got my lumber at the Walmart for $2.99
The river dried up and push turned to shove
Now we’re choking on the kudzu from heaven above

CHORUS
What can one man do
To stop the invasion from spreading around you
What can one man say
To stop the darkness from winning the day
What can one man do
To stop the invasion from spreading around you
What can one man say
To keep our good nature from fading away

VERSE
I don’t wanna talk to strangers, I want to be with my friends
You tell me it’s the beginning when it feels like the end
I fell asleep in Tullahoma and when I opened up my eyes
It was a town like any other that I didn’t recognize

CHORUS
What can one man do
To stop the invasion from spreading around you
What can one man say
To stop the darkness from winning the day
What can one man do
To stop the invasion from spreading around you
What can one man say
To keep our good nature from fading away

BRIDGE
I can fight
I can walk
I can talk
And I can listen

I can teach
I can learn
I can laugh
I can cry

OUTRO
What can one man do?
What can one man do?
What can one man do?
What can one man do?

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

A Land That Loves Me

"Sleeping beauty bird sounds"

CAPO 9th 

VERSE
C
I want to live in a land
G
Where there's real welfare
F
Not just for the sick 
G
But real healthcare 

A land where the police are kind and trusted
The legal system's there to always give you justice
And prison is seen
As the very last resort

Education for all is the top priority
For all children all minorities
F                             G
I want to live in a country
                            C
That cares about me

CHORUS
Am
That cares about me
F
That cares about me
G
That cares about me
 
VERSE
In a country 
Where those who have
Give all they've got
To help those who have not

I want to live with a sense of community
And everybody there has equal opportunities
I want to live in a country 
that cares about me

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL (CHORUS)

BRIDGE
Em
I want live in a land
Am
A land that loves me
F
A land that needs me
G
A land that believes me

OUTRO
C
This land is our land
G
This land is your land
F
Reach out take my hand
G
We are but one band

No man is an island
And we can rule and
United we stand
Stand at my right-hand

Monday, 29 March 2021

You Know They Lie

Don't say a word
You know they lie
The system is blurred
And so we fight
So don't say a word
You know they lie

They pulled it out of you
A story with no truth
over your head
They get up in your face
Tell you you'll be safe
If you say what they said

Don't say a word
You know they lie
The family get hurt
And so we fight

No shred of evidence
Victim of circumstance
Put you away
How do they sleep at night
Knowing it's not right
They know that they made you say

Don't say a word
You know they lie
Their power is earned
And so we fight
No alibi so they say what they like
Confuse, distort and deceive
See it's the law using their last straw
Tell me who they gonna believe

Don't say a  word
You know they lie
What have we learned
You know they lie
Just like a bad dream
You know they lie

Millions have seen
You know they lie
A life locked away
You know they lie

We hope and we pray

Sunday, 28 March 2021

If I listened to you and you listened to me

CHORUS
G
If I did all the things that you tell me
C
And you did all things that I tell you
G                                                D
There's nothing that we couldn't do 

G
If I listened to you
C
And you listened to me
G                                      D
Imagine how happy we'd be

VERSE
G
Cause you tell me truths
C
I don't like to hear
G
Truth is painful
D
You you lie sometimes

Then I'd listen more
To the wise words you've said like
Like, like... errrr

CHORUS

VERSE
We'd be healthier, happier, fitter and wiser
Richer and thinner and younger and more organised
The world would be a better place
Without war 

It's a simple thing but hard to do
With ego involved it's  a blinkered view
But if you saw yourself from outside, you'd say
You'd say "Why didn't you tell me!?"

MIDDLE
C
The world's a crazy mixed-up place
F
Because of the stupid human race
Am
Our thoughts pollute the very
G
Air we breathe

If we're going to be the ones to make the change
It's our thoughts we need to contain
And switch our brains from broadcast
To receive

And if I lived for you
And you lived for me
Imagine how happy we'd be

CHORUS
C                      
If I did all the things that you tell me
F
And you did all things that I tell you
C                                                   G
There's nothing that we couldn't do 

If I listened to you
And you listened to me
Imagine how happy we'd be

Don't Dwell on Your Physical Shell

163 BPM (Or 167?)

CHORUS
G                                              Em
Don't dwell on your physical shell
        C          G
It's temporary
Em                         C
Borrowed from the sun
D                        G
Yours and everyone's

VERSE
G
The physical plane
Em
Here vibrating
C
All that's born
D
Disintegrating

It's not physical
Only fleeting
Carriages
For the souls you're meeting

Ephemeral 
And transient
Use it while 
You've remenants

Your body you made
It wasn't God
He'd have done a better job

CHORUS
Don't dwell on your physical shell
Cos it's the only thing you see
Open to the entire spectrum
Be all you can be

VERSE
See the people
Go through hassle
Inside their
Little sandcastle

Want to make it big
Or make it thin
All before
The tide comes in

Wearing it out
Making yourself nervous
Instead of using it
In selfless service

To rise up higher
Experiences
They get stuck behind
Illusory fences

CHORUS
Cos you fell for your physical shell
And think it's all you are
Wake up to the real truth
You're greater by far

MIDDLE (Same chords)
Soon you'll be on the astral
Fulfilling desires
In the love
Or in the fires

Reincarnating
Here and there
Endlessly
Until you evolve

CHORUS
Don't dwell on your physical shell
Cos it's not really you
Your dark matter, matters more
Think about what you do

Don't dwell on your physical shell
Use it as a tool
To help others gain experience
Don't act like a fool


Saturday, 27 March 2021

It's Not 1984

178 BPM / Capo 2

VERSE
Dm                 Am
There are who call for uprising
C                 G
And bloodshed to begin

Am          C          G
Who cry that the system 
must be torn down from within


BRIDGE
Em                                     Am
If you want to drive out the dark
F                                          G
Stand up with light in your heart

CHORUS
C                            Am                         Em                     G
You're acting like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four - And you need a revolution
Screaming for a storm rage and a war - instead of peaceful resolution
Preaching hate, liberate, anger bait nothing more - for democratic distribution
It's not 1984

VERSE
An eye for an eye
Makes the whole world blind

Have peace with your actions
for peace in your mind

BRIDGE
If you want to drive out the dark
F                                          G
Stand up with light in your heart

CHORUS

MIDDLE
In the cacophony, I hear a single melody.
Would you come along and sing this song with me? 

We can use harmonies to sing of what we dream this little world could be. 
You can be mad, you can be angry 
In this time where words are feeling so unheard. 

We write songs about our worries 
Sing out loud to share our stories 
In the hopes that someone near or far can hear our pleas and feel them in their heart.

OUTRO
You're acting like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four - You want to tear down institutions
You're acting like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four - You want fight for dissolution
You're acting like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four - You want to dish out retribution
You're acting like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four - You're demanding prosecutions

Friday, 26 March 2021

We don't know what we don't know

VERSE
                   Bm       
After so many years
                     Em
Of searching science
                               C
Countless experiments 
                                     G
Of breaking down of elements

Of contradictory theories 
And fantastic formulas
Endless equations
To get to the truth

BRIDGE
Em
The only thing
                     C
That we can confidently say
D/F#
Throughout the ages.... is that

CHORUS
                         G
We don't even know what we don't know
                        D
We can't even say what we can't see
                            C
We've found known unknowns, And experiments have shown
                                   D
Enough to prove that it is what is

And we can't conceive of new realities
Or visualise a fraction of what might be
Our imagination, fails at application
When we think of new possibilities

VERSE
So much of nature
Is still conjecture
And every new answer
Asks 100 other questions

BRIDGE
Once everything's disproved
The one thing that's left
The unchanging reality... is that

CHORUS

MIDDLE
Am
How did this something
C
Come from nothing
Em
What forced its becoming
G
Well there are different types of nothing

Science is moving
Perpetually improving
Examining and removing
D/F#
Until we have one unifying thing... and it's that

CHORUS

Questions that we haven't even thought to ask


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The More Beautiful World

Capo 4th / 68 BPM

VERSE
C
We're in the world
Am
And overwhelmed
C
While we're divided
G
We are compelled

Even though small 
And all estranged
We are ambassadors
Agents of change

CHORUS
F                               C
The more beautiful world
      G                        C
Our hearts already know

Is only possible
If we unravel ourselves

Surrender the order
Embrace chaos and grow

F                   G            C
All we gotta do is let go

VERSE
While we ourselves
See us apart
Our actions will be flawed
Wrong head, wrong heart

You show me cause
I see effect
Separateness
Road to neglect

CHORUS
The more beautiful world
Our hearts already know
Is only possible
If we unravel ourselves
Surrender the order
Embrace chaos and grow
All we gotta do is let go

MIDDLE
Am
Hope and distress
C
Consciousness
Despair and strain
G
Pleasure and pain

CHORUS
The more beautiful world
Our hearts already know
Is only possible
If we unravel ourselves
Surrender the order
Embrace chaos and grow
All we gotta do is let go

Sunday, 21 March 2021

The Violent Flame

VERSE
The holiest being
                          C
That you'll ever meet

Is right there below you
Under your feet

She hides the beauty of her true light
Under material form

To render to us sustenance
Until we return

BRIDGE
                         C                      Em              
But we don't honour her name
       C               Em     
We defile and defame
             C                         D
And involve ourselves over again

CHORUS
G                               C
Bring up the violet flame
G                                 C
Transmute the dross in this frame
        G
While we scar her body
         Em
And we cause her pain
       C                    D          G
Still she gives her violet flame

VERSE
Blessed is this Goddess
Who gave us refuge 

Instead of accepting unlimited gowns
She refused

So that we can gain experience
On our way back to God

she has not yet demanded
That we change or leave

BRIDGE
But we don't honour her name 
We defile and defame
And involve ourselves over again

CHORUS
Bring up the violet flame
Transmute the dross in this frame
While we scar her body
And we cause her pain
Still she gives her violet flame

So bring up the violet flame
protection of power retained
She gives this willingly
Without a claim
Love it is a violet flame

MIDDLE
Bm                                 G 
How can she suffer so much?
Em                       Bm
Silent in solemn sacrifice

While we dam her arteries
And cut chunks out of her flesh

Commit foul acts against this angel
The very being that sustains us

BRIDGE
When her seeking children ask her 
Still she gives her flame of transmutation

CHORUS
Bring up the violet flame
Transmute the dross in this frame
While we scar her body
And we cause her pain
Still she gives her violet flame

So bring up the violet flame
protection of power retained
She gives this willingly
Without a claim
Love it is a violet flame 

Civilised To Death

VERSE
Am
You've got emergency surgery and antibiotics
Am/B
Half your work done by a team of robotics
Am/F#
Still you've confessed
You're depressed
And distressed
and oppressed  
What's the matter with you?

You can travel through the sky sitting down in a chair
Get a drink, eat a meal and there's wifi up there
But at the slightest delay 
You complain
Like it's the end of the world

CHORUS
F                             Am
So why aren't you happy now?
F                             Am
Why aren't you in awe 
                    Am/F#          Am      
You've been civilised to death

VERSE
You've got your mother in a home, kids at childcare
You're working 7 days a week just to keep them there
You've been promised all your free time
When you're retired

You're the pyre for the fire of incessant growth 
Where any movement's advancement or progress or both
Youe’re like a falling man 
Who insists he’s flying 

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Am                                            F
How much time still to put in?
Am/B                              Am/F#
Can't be long 'til you're retiring
F
Scratching on the walls until your time is up 
G
One last sup at the poisoned cup

OUTRO
C
Take me back
Am
To the simple life
F
When we surrendered
G
To being alive

We lived by the ocean
And drank from the stream
In a world of abundance
Our lives were a dream

We had all we needed
Happy in our tribe
Surrounded by beauty
That you can't describe

The trees gave us everything
We worshipped the sun
Nature was all
And we were as one

Saturday, 20 March 2021

The Mighty Sun

3/4 time - 199BPM

VERSE
Em                            G
Don't have no faith, no need to try
       A                                  G
The God in the Bible's the sun in the sky 

Go deep within, look out your eye
The Brahma of the scriptures is way up on high

CHORUS
A                                  G
It's the solar logos on whom we depend
A                                     Em
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice

VERSE
The nearest thing to God in manifestation
The most evolved creature in our concept of creation

You say you've looked around, oooh you're not too bright
All that you see is solidified light

CHORUS
It's the solar logos on whom we depend
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice

VERSE
Don't have no faith, no need to try
The God in the Bible's the sun in the sky 

CHORUS
It's the solar logos on whom we depend
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice



LYRICS:

Don't have no faith, no need to try
The God in the Bible's the sun in the sky 

Go deep within, look out your eye
The Brahma of the scriptures is way up on high

It's the solar logos on whom we depend
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice

The nearest thing to God in manifestation
The most evolved creature in our concept of creation

You say you've looked around, oooh you're not too bright
All that you see is solidified light

It's the solar logos on whom we depend
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice

Don't have no faith, no need to try
The God in the Bible's the sun in the sky 

It's the solar logos on whom we depend
To go through invaluable experience

Blessed is this one, Sacred is this one
Who shineth always in sacrifice