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Sunday, 27 November 2011


Thought that today was probably a good day to be contemplating my existence, since today was when I came into it.

Unlike some people, I'm glad for my existence. That may seem like a strange thing to say. I mean, that may seem like an obvious comment to some of you. To others of you, you may be thinking that obviously I haven't had a bad enough time of it to wish I hadn't been born.

I'd say that my reason that I'm grateful that I exist - that I am - is different to many. I'm grateful that I exist, because, hopefully, some other people out there are too. If you're wondering whether I mean that they are grateful for my existence or their existence, yes. ;) That is, the manner in which it is said is mainly mindful of the first, but the second is definitely good too.

I suppose you could say that how I've helped other people and what I mean to them is very important to me. Maybe that's not a great way to live - by what others think of you - but I think it can be just as bad to ignore it all. Best to try and find a hapy medium, as usual. I think I've got that, myself. (I know, just boasting that I've got it right, and everyone else has it wrong, totally. :P Not.) I don't let everything in. Some may very well be under the impression I barely let anything in. I am fairly thick-skinned, but I certainly let a fair bit through. More than most would guess, I wager.

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Yeah. You might have noticed I've been lagging significantly with the rest of the 0 - 10. That's because I decided to kinda can it, and just stick with the 0 - 3 that I've got. I know, annoying. :P There's a lot of things I've meant to do that didn't really work out. Vlogging was another one. I also was trying to go for a run each morning, that didn't work out. Hopefully, though, can get that back up after I get back. (Going away from tomorrow morning until next Sunday arvo; will probably post about it when I get back.)

And I've seen a lot of other people's plans go down the hole as well. At church, I've seen three different youth-type things start and then kind of fizzle off...
The first one had some pretty big ideas happening. We repainted a whole room for us, were planning to go in the Sydney City2Surf (or one of those big running things), help out in the community, etc etc. Then the person that was kind of head of that group left.
So another group started up, which was even more epicness. We had a camp, an organised structure, and a second camp in the pipelines. The guy that organised that came down with some major health issues. Still being sorted out.
The third one never really left the formative stage, and only existed for a few weeks. Unless I've missed the 8-ball and they've been meeting without me. Possible, but unlikely. Not so much because I'm massively important and they'd never do it without me - more that one of them probably would have let me know.

So yeah. I've seen my fair share of things that have started and gone kaput. I think it can be a tendency of people to have big plans, and often, too many plans. Because there's nothing wrong with big plans; they're great. It's when you also want to do this, and that, and the other as well, that things tend to get a little difficult.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Discrepancies re-reprise.

Today, I performed that song that I admittedly ranted about a little earlier. You know, that one that I said was a mismatch, because it was an angry sort of song, and I'm really not an angry sort of person?

To say it went very well would be an understatement.

It went ridiculously, astronomically well. I loved it. The band was amazing, the crowd loved it, I was moving around and stuff, it was great :D I was really, really happy with how me and the rest of the guys played, my voice didn't play up (which I was worried about, because it doesn't like sitting up on that F), and I managed to hold the long note at the end for as long as I wanted to.

Why the change of heart? Well, it's fairly simple - before, I was focussing on the negative aspects I saw in the song. Anger. Difference. Now, I focus more on the positive - I changed the emphasis a bit, made it so it was more making fun of itself, having a bit of a laugh. Saying something more along the lines of, "Yeah, this is me. Can you deal with that?" rather than "This is me, and I don't %$#^in care what you think."

So yeah, I enjoyed myself a lot. :D Did someone say encore? XD

For those who do know me a bit and saw me today, and are thinking "What the...what the what? WHA? Huh?" Etc ad nauseam, yes, that was me. Why, then, am I more shy and such a lot of the time? Think I've got a few dozen posts on that amidst the clutter in this blog...suffice it to say, I love doing what I did today. Just give me an opportunity, and I'm gunning for it. Problem is, of course, that frequently you have to create your own ones....that's where I'm not so fantastic. So, yeah, that's me.

Two quick sides: firstly, thought of possibly doing my own sort of "I Am" song. Very different style, OK, perhaps a bit more laid-back. We'll see how that goes.
And for those who are more regularly looking at this blog and are wondering where yesterday and today's songs are in the series - I've got the ideas, I just need to get them down. If you don't believe me, they're "Four Squared" and "Fiver".

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Third Zone.

A bit of a reference to the place we were lasertagging it up at last night, Zone 3. See it as a bit of an electronic/techno piece.

The Third Zone

/ Am / C / G / F /

I go there every Thursday night,
It's never bright
They turn those lights down low
And the music's always pumpin
Lotsa dancin and jumpin
To the best of thumpin on the radio

The third zone
We're gonna light it up,
Gonna break it down
Spin it around
The third zone
We're gonna run like we're tryin
Breathe like we're dyin
Forget like we're cryin
At the third zone




Chorus x2

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Working out.

I've found in a couple of instances in my life, that things seem to just work out, and I didn't need to worry so much about it.

For example, with my birthday party that I've just had tonight. Which was good :D There were two things I was worried about; numbers, and money.

If we had less than ten people, the price went up a bit. Not a lot, fair enough, but a bit. Though that was a bit silly anyway - because having another person still would've been more expensive. Actually, having 9 people or 10 people would have cost exactly the same amount. But there you go. I had originally invited 15 people. I expected that three wouldn't be able to come. I got word shortly afterward that another two couldn't. Then another two couldn't. Then another two couldn't. That brought it down to six. I panicked; I invited two extra people, and said that people could bring plus ones if they wanted. At the beginning of today, I still had only eight coming. So I asked my sister if she and her boyfriend would like to come. She said she'd love to, but he was out on schoolies as of a couple of days ago. However, she said she'd send a text past another friend. This afternoon, I hear that two people who weren't coming are, bumping it up to eleven already. Then Rosie's friend calls back and says he'd love to come. And another guy that was coming said he was bringing someone along as well, so we ended up with thirteen. So numbers weren't a problem.

I was worried about money because I'd just had to pay for a conference I was going on, and I had a few other things coming up that money would be needed for. I had asked people to just bring along $20 or something and not worry about a present and such, but wasn't sure who would've gotten the message. So I didn't know whether I would have enough to pay for everyone + dinner + stuff. Then I remembered I still hadn't collected my final pay from catalogue distribution. Thought it wouldn't be much, but worth a look. Turned out to be more than I thought, was very helpful indeed. And half the people did bring money; one gave me more than he needed to. Yes, he did realise how much he gave me. He works at the Tax Office, so he's not going to make that mistake. Don't worry, he jokes about his job too. So money turned out to not be an issue either.

So, to me, that's something to thank God for :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Two To Tango

Ideally, this one is sung by two different people for V1 + 2, joining in final chorus, bridge sung alternately. You get the idea.

Two To Tango

V1: / Am // F //
I know that there's more than this
But I don't know where to find it
Don't want it to be just hit and miss
Want it to be a choice, a battle of the mind, but it

Chorus: / G / Am / F //
Takes two to tango
I can't do this alone
I need an extra pair of hands
So I can't be overthrown
Yeah, it takes two to dance
To this strange melody
Make this harmony

Why can I not make this work?
It shouldn't be this hard
I tend to miss, in life, the perks
The things that I hold in most regard, but it


Bridge: / Am // F //
Maybe we could help each other
I'm sure we could work something out
With the help of one another
I have no doubt


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Starting yesterday.

I've realised recently that there are a lot of things in various areas of my life that I don't particularly like. And up til now, generally speaking, I haven't done a lot about them. Maybe had a half-attempt.

That's going to change.

And, taking a leaf out of a good friend's book, I'm going to start yesterday. Not tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes. And not today, because it goes faster than you know. Yesterday.

I'm going to be making a fair few changes. Some more practical, or physical; some more mental, emotional or spiritual. I know I'm going to trip up along the way. A heck of a lot. But hey, I've got my friends to help me out. I've got God to help me out. I'll keep going. And one day, maybe, I'll be able to look back and be happy with how far I've come. And people will notice a difference.


Thought this might be an interesting one to write. Think duel. Think Western.


V1: / Dm / G / Dm / C / Dm / G / Dm / C / Bb / C /
You can stare me down all you like, but you won't get anywhere
Your hand hovers at your hip, but my hand will be first there
You circle to the right, trying to distract me
But I just smile
It's not me who's going to be dead tonight

Chorus: / Dm C / G Bb /
It's just me, and you
Nowhere to run
Nothing you can do
Two men, two bullets, two guns
One on one

You can stare me down all you like, but you won't get anywhere
Your mind searches for a rebuttal, but mine will be first there
You throw up excuses, trying to distract me
But I just smile
It's not me who's going to lose this fight

Chorus 2:
....... Two men, two sides, one won
One one one

Bridge: / Dm / Bb / Dm / C /
Not all grudges are solved with guns
Not all arguments with words
Sometimes silence is the best path
Before something comes undone

Chorus 3: (x2)
And it's just you, and me
Double or nothing, all or none
What are you going to do
Two men, one choice, just one

It's one on one

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

01101101 01100101

If you didn't guess, this one is about binary. So there's a lot of zeroes and ones happening. And it's quite possible I'll get some of it wrong in the video. This is the right version, hence.

01101101 01100101

V1: Riff: Eb D Db C
This world has a lot of information
Buzzing through its cyberbrains
So many different words and symbols
That we create
And we try to get it down
To something our computers understand
So we hit upon this
Our master plan

Chorus: / C // F C / G /
01101101, 01100101, 01101001 01101110
01100010 01101001, 01101110 01100001, 01110010 01111001

Now the cyberworld is constructed
Entirely of zeroes and ones
If someone attempts to peruse it
They don't have a lot of fun
Thank goodness
That they know how to turn it back
Or else, though they got it,
Understanding we would certainly lack
It's just

Me, in binary x4

Instrumental (verse chords)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Zoolibye Zay.

This is just a nonsense one, to finish off with. Though will probably do 0 - 10 directly after this. All (mostly made-up) words starting with z.

Zoolibye Zay

/ C / Ab / Bb / F /

Zing zap
Zip zop
Zibbidy zoo
Zib zib za

Zoolibye zay
Zoolibye zah
Zoolibye zoh
Zoolibye zoo

Zecka zecka zing
Zacka zockie zoo
Zang zing zay
Zub zeb zob


Zikkity zakkity
Zekketa zokketo
Zakka zakka zakka zakka

Chorus x2

Secrets and stuff.

I think everyone has secrets. Maybe not babies, I don't know. Never asked them.

And I think everyone's pretty good at keeping them, when they really want to.

As such, I have a bit of a theory: people only really have a few secrets that they'll actually put in a fair bit of effort into covering up and such. Most other things that people don't know about will be more along the lines of, "Don't ask, don't tell."

As an example, I've only got two real secrets. No, I'm not going to tell you what they are. This is why they are called "secrets". I tend to go by the old maxim that the best secrets are those known only to one person, even if it is a bit incorrect. I reckon a dead person would be even better at keeping a secret, and no persons even more so. But that's just what I think.

Both of those, however, I'd be willing to share with a few people at the right time. I don't think it's good to keep secrets from everybody. Some people have that as their job, unfortunately. I'm very glad that isn't me.

Monday, 14 November 2011

You Never Know.

A song about how things often have a bit of a twist in the tail. Uses two of perhaps the most well known Aussie sporting stories.

You Never Know

/ D5 // Bb5 //

It's a race, you know you want to win
Go for gold, but you're at the back
Then suddenly the skaters are in a spin
You slide on through, complete the track

You never know, what's around the next corner
What may be waiting for you down the line
You never know, but Little Jack Horner
Could just find a plum in his pie

You're on the bat, here comes the ball
Going to hit it out to the stands
But then it comes and takes it all
It's completely out of your hands


You never know when something's gonna come in from left field
You never know when people are gonna fall down before your feet

Chorus x2

Sunday, 13 November 2011


This one will be an instrumental improv one as well. Sorry it wasn't up yesterday, hectic day. I don't know when I'll get around to some of these vids....hopefully soon. But for this one, think bush. Outback. Desert. That's the sort of image I'm going for. Ala Kakadu by Peter Sculthorpe, if anyone knows it; unfortunately I couldn't find audio anywhere.

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Way It Goes.

This one really should've been for J, and called "Just The Way It Goes". But this will work too. Actually based loosely off my memory of an impromptu poem I did on a friend's livestream once. Though that one was about toes. This one has no toes in it, I'm afraid. Sorry to disappoint. The first verse is whatever, and then I'm basically going through the rhymes alphabetically. Off the top of my head.

The Way It Goes

/ F / C   C#dim / Dm / C /

Whether it hails or it snows
If it rains or it blows
If it both tos and fros
Through all the highs and the lows

That's just the way it goes

For both the eagles and the crows
The bucks and the does
It ebbs and it flows
The grass it still grows


If you're wearing pantyhose
When it's right in front of your nose
If you're always writing in prose
Trying to stick to those status quos


If you're always standing in rows
Prefer a sunflower to a rose
Like these better than those
Or like standing on your hands more than your toes

Final Chorus:
That's just the way it goes
The way it goes
The way it goes
Just the way it goes

OK, I lied. There were toes. :P Hopefully should be having some vids/chords happening soonish.

Verily, Verily I Say Unto You.

This is one based on that catchphrase of Jesus: "I tell you the truth". Or, as it was written in older versions, "Verily, verily, I say unto you."

Verily, Verily I Say Unto You

All hanging on C5

I am the way, the truth and the life
There is no other way to heaven, except through me
He who believes my word will live
And forever be free

I tell you the truth
Because I am
The truth
Only the truth
Because I Am

V1 + Chorus

Bridge: (rpt rpt rpt)
I Am


Fairly simple, but that's the idea. Sorry for late post. Did have idea and half-written yesterday, in my defense.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

After This.

I realised when I did today's song that today is U. Which means I'm getting very close to the end of the alphabet...I'm thinking about maybe doing 0-10 straight after this one, could work nicely. Otherwise, this series finishes next Monday, presuming I do one each day.

But I thought, after I've gotten this one finished, I could start some of this stuff: that I mentioned. Mainly getting other people involved, is what I'm thinking at the moment. And not necessarily just people I know who do blogs, or something similar. (Though that doesn't mean I won't be dropping you guys a line at some time, Mister Mozart and Jessie Jessie. :P ) But even just people who have an opinion. And that's... pretty much anyone and everyone. And I think I know a few people who'd be willing to write a post, or ask some questions, or answer some questions. Or all of the above.

But yeah. That's the plan. Coolness. :D

Under Oath

Title just seemed to work, when I thought of the letter. Another "different persona" one, I think.

Under Oath

V1: / Gm / Eb / Gm / Cm7 / then same but / C / at end
Have you ever tried to work against
What you've done every single day of your life
Have you ever tried to cut the silence
With the edge of a knife
Have you ever tried to keep your promise
To do what you said from the start
Have you ever tried to keep
Two things the same apart

Chorus: / Gm / Bb / F / Eb / (similarly to above, and last time / Eb / D /)
I'm under oath, under creed
Both in mind and deed
Under oath, this bond of mine
Will last until the end of time
I'm under oath, under creed
This message you must heed
Under oath, drawn in blood
You'd better not drag it through the mud

Have you ever tried walking when
Your feet are chained to the ground
Have you ever tried to look up
When your world's upside down
Have you ever tried to fight
When your arms are cemented together
Have you ever tried to fly
When your wings are clipped of their feathers


Bridge: / Gm / Eb / F //
This oath I am under
This oath I hold
Until the end it does unfold
This bond I am under
This bond I hold
Until my tale is told



Left Unsaid.

There are a lot of things that I haven't said to a lot of people. Some I've forgotten. Some I constantly think about, wondering whether to tell them. I've usually got a good reason not to. That is, apart from my constant excuse of being terrifically not great at communicating.

But I was thinking. Obviously, if I had wanted to say these things in the first place, there was a good reason for that, as well. Generally I can remember that reason. But then, if I forget these things - or if I die - then a lot of information is lost. A heck of a lot of things unsaid. In some cases, maybe that's a good thing, and they should never be said. In other cases, though, it's more just waiting for the right time; a different set of circumstances, or for a particular event to unfold or take place.

For these words in particular, if I forget them or die, they're lost. And many of them I consider pretty important. Some words are about me; some words are about the people I tell them to.

But I have started to write some of it down. In a sort of story-but-not-quite. It's partly fiction, partly factual - and largely, a compilation of my thoughts and feelings. I don't know if I'll ever finish it, or if it's even possible to do so. But I'll try, for now. I think it's important.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

To Whom It Does Concern.

Just realised it was 11:52, and lack of song. Check that, 53, and counting. So this one will technically be late. Idea is from the similar phrase, just expanding on it.

To Whom It Does Concern

V1: / G / D/F# / Bb/F / C/E /
To whom it does concern
I'd like to let you know
You don't always know it all
Sometimes no

To whom it does concern
Stop thinking so much
Relax your head a bit
Empty your mind, as such

Chorus: / G / D / Bb / F /
Memos to me
Messages to myself
Instructions to I
It's a bit weird, you may say
But the person we talk to the most
Inevitably has our name

To whom it does concern
Stop and think now and then
You tend to think when you don't need to
And not when you do

Chorus x3

Chords/vids may be a while. We'll see.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

See It Through.

Yep, it is. About endurance, that is. Written in about 20 minutes before church. Will hopefully get some chords happening soon-ish. Also, a potential guitar version of Quickslow from a friend of mine at some point :D

See It Through
Tag: / F# Ab / C# /
He’ll give me the strength
To see it through
V1:  / C# / Fm / Ab //
Things don’t always just work out perfectly
Sometimes I need to put in some work
To make sure that it will be… OK
Sometimes I need a helping hand
I can’t always go it alone
Won’t always go as planned… each day
Chorus:  / C# / Fm / F# / Ab /
But God can help me strive
To always come out at the end
Yes, He’ll give me the strength
To see it through
Bridge:  / Ebm / Fm / F# //
It can seem sometimes like no-one’s there
That He is gone
But He’s not, He never is
Chorus x2

Comments on "Life's Instructions".

This was something that was pointed out to me a while ago; I don't know exactly who wrote it, but I thought that it would be good to share and comment on. Anyway, here are some of my thoughts on it, feel free to comment-back:

Life's Instructions

Have a firm handshake. - Good.

Look people in the eye. - Hard, but good.

Sing in the shower. - Haha. Yes.

Own a great stereo system. - Most absolutely.

If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. - No. Run and run hard.

Keep secrets. - But not from everybody.

Never give up on anybody. - Does not mean you keep hanging around someone who does you more harm than good.

Miracles happen everyday. - You just don't always see them.

Always accept an outstretched hand. - And frequently offer one.

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. - Agreed.

Whistle. - Preferably in a key of some description.

Avoid sarcastic remarks. - Difficult.

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery. - Make it the first one.

Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out. - And who won't try to pay you back.

Lend only those books you never care to see again. - Or you could be a bit more generous/trusting.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have. - And that's just mean.

When playing games with children, let them win. - 9 times out of 10 ;)

Give people a second chance, but not a third. - Unless they're really ridiculously worth it.

Be romantic. - Heck yes.

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. - And add in joyful.

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. - True.

Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's. - Indeed.

Be a good loser. - Yes.

Be a good winner. - Yes.

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret. - They might already have enough on their shoulders.

When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go. - But don't let it get awkward.

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born. - A *lot*.
Keep it simple. - Stupid.

Beware of the person who has nothing to lose. - Especially when backed into a corner.

Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. - No kidding.

Live your life so that your epitaph could read, "No Regrets". - Then come up with something more creative.

Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. - Doesn't apply to stupid things like throwing rocks at a wasps' nest.

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. - Even if they know it.

Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you. - More so than yourself.

Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you. - Cause you probably won't like it.

Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes. - But staying longer is cool too.

Begin each day with some of your favorite music. - And vary it a bit.

Once in a while, take the scenic route. - Twice in a while.

Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.' - Not to randoms, however. That would be weird.

Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice. - Doesn't mean you do a TV presenter voice.

Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m. - Make that often. Though I've never seen them get to the million dollar stage.

Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job. - Heck yes.

Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
- Yes.

Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you. - Week, possibly.

Become someone's hero. - Don't ask for anything back.

Marry only for love. - Only.

Count your blessings. - Slowly.

Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home. - Regularly.

Wave at the children on a school bus. - Energetically.

Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people. - Only 80?

Don't expect life to be fair. - Don't expect life anything, simple.


A good friend of mine took me out today to get some new clothes. And not so much what I usually wear, the cargo pants + whatever shirt + jumper/jacket thing. (Personally, how I make the distinction is that a jacket has a zipper, a jumper does not. But meh.) But more towards ""style", if you will. Not "trendy", because they go in and out of fashion like a dolphin in the waves. But, as they say, style never goes out of fashion.

I should probably mention here that what we got wasn't so much of a discussion between me and them. It was more of a "Try this. No, go try it. That looks good! Get it. Oh, and if I don't see you wearing it..." Well, somewhat like that. But it was good for me, I think. Kinda what I needed :P

So first we got a couple of shirts. Didn't matter that they had stuff on them, we got them anyway. Generally, I prefer them as plain as I can get them - but they said it's almost definitely going to have something on it these days, so it may as well be something you like. Then we got jeans. Those of you who have known me for a while may recall that they actually don't recall me wearing jeans. That's because I don't. Basically. I've been pretty anti-jeans. I haven't liked denim, and I've always found the buttons annoying to do up. But we got jeans. And the buttons were hard to do up. I hope that they wear in a fair bit, because at the moment, I actually can't get my hands in my pockets. Unless my phone's in there keeping them open.

Then we got some shoes. They somehow managed to grab a pair that were basically a perfect fit, they were pretty surprised by it themselves. Then we looked for a jacket. They were talking about how you don't look for a jacket, you find, your jacket, and how we probably wouldn't find anything today, but I may as well try a few on, how about you try this one, I don't think it'll work bu....Oh. Wow, that looks good. Mirror. Miror! It did look good. But it also looked very different, I have to say. I have no doubt a few people will be fairly surprised. Then I got a haircut. The I'll probably put the necessary Before/After shots on FB. Mozart's probably going to wonder where Brendan vanished off to, and if I'm going to start riding a motorbike and gelling my hair or something... :P In short, no.

But the idea wasn't so much to just get a new set of threads. (Though them's some pretty decent threads.) But it's almost a bit of an attitude thing. It's not that your clothes change your personality; but I guess when you start paying a bit of attention to the way you look - actually wanting to look half-decent, that sort of thing - I guess it brings about a bit of confidence. Which is good. (Generally speaking.)

I would've had this up yesterday (which was when we went) but work happened, and in spades. Five and a half hour shift, no break. Which also meant no dinner. :P Least the first year apprentice gave me a few chips, so I was alright. Just very tired when I got back home. And now I'm on again for lunch today...which is apparently the busiest of the lot. Oh, great. I'm guessing that the song for today will have something to do with endurance... :P

Friday, 4 November 2011

The Right Rite of Rightie Wrights.

Just a little funny one about spelling. On a similar note:

The Right Rite of Rightie Wrights

V1:  / E  G A /    C D /   F G /
They're sealing up their pet seal over there
My hare sitting down on my down pillow doesn't have a lot of hair
The dark and stormy knight rode down the road one dark and stormy night
The right-handed wheelwrights performed the right rite, tonight

Chorus: / E / A / G / F /
Get it right, not left
English is a hard mistress, I know
No, it's not easy to learn
But maybe its difficulty is easier than eating a row of roe

I'll bowl this bowling pin and throw the saw in the bin
My friend saw his pin in the bowl, he knew how long it had been
This vial of vile liquid is not too great, even in a can
Can you see the two ewes on a grate, floating to the sea with Dan?


I now have chords/lyrics up for pretty much all previous songs. Or at least, they'll probably be uploaded by the time peeps read this.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


This one came out of wanting to write something to do with rain, because it was raining today. I like rain. It makes stuff green :) And then I randomly came up with this word - quickslow - which isn't quick then slow, but quickly slowing. So the piano part is also designed to sound a bit like rain, which you'll hopefully see when I plonk the vid up. I really like this one, hope you guys do too :)


V1: / C2 // F2 // C2 //
Rain falling, words catching up today
Old feeling, new beginning yesterday

Rain falling, no hearing, not much to say
Low places, high faces, OK

Chorus: / G5 F2 / C2 /
Quickslow, don't go today
You know, it's quickslow today
We'll go quickslow today
Quickslow, please show you'll stay

Rain falling, soft calling, oh hey
I'm found, but just lost my way


Chorus / G F(add 2nd) / C /

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


With this one, I had the idea of trying to do a minimal amount of words/syllables. So four words to a verse, six for the chorus. But similar length (time-wise) as usual. Also kinda going on the idea that memories are very fragmented - only bits and pieces here and there.


/ Dm / C2 /

V1:  / Dm / Gsus4 / Dm / C2 /
Sun, rise
Star, shine

Chorus: / F G / Dm / C2 /
You, today, now
Me, then, past

Rain, fall
Rock, roll

Chorus x2

Instrumental (Half-verse chords)


I know, I haven't been great with getting some of this up. Hopefully, should be easier now; I've put a lot of work behind me.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Please Explain? + Let's Write A Story...

There seems to be a bit of a trend with "talent" shows and the like that rely solely on audience votes - the "safe" drop-out. The people that everyone thinks is safe, so they don't vote for them. And it happens so often, and people get annoyed when they get voted off - hate to say it, guys, but that was you. Don't point the finger anywhere else, because every person who didn't vote is technically to blame.

As an example; I've been watching X Factor (opportunity to boo/hiss/whatever...), and a few weeks back, my prediction for the top 4 was: Christina Parie, Reece Mastin, Declan Sykes, and Audio Vixen. Audio Vixen went out a few weeks back; Declan was in the bottom two a couple of weeks ago; both Christina and Reece were in the bottom two tonight, and Christina went out. And people were shocked - many thought that these two would've been the top two in the competition.

That's the "safe" phenomenon for you. That happens.

Also, just to save doing two separate posts...I've decided to do this National Novel Writing Month thing. Basically, it means a 50,000 word novel by the end of this month. I figure I'm not doing too much, I reckon I can pull it off. Maybe. We'll see. I'll probably be plonking up some of my ideas/updates here.


People often seem to think that Money is the god of the world; what comes numero uno for so many people. I'd actually disagree.

Why do people own cars? They're more expensive than public transport; a heck of a lot more expensive. But they take less time. People prefer to sacrifice their money, rather than sacrificing their time. And if you think about it, we only get money because of time; time worked, invested, spent.

So perhaps, instead of focussing on managing our money, budgeting our cash - we should budget our time; be careful about how we spend it. And many do; for some, they are almost religious about how much they are meticulous about their time.

But I think we should have the same attitude to time as we should towards money - a loose hand. Don't be tight-fisted with the time you have; you've only got so much. Be generous.

One of the Above.

This one was inspired by a particular event on Sunday. I was on the worship team for church, and the guy that was doing the slides for the projector was a bit confused - he couldn't find the last song that had been written down. We called him to bring it over, and we realised he'd been trying to find the song called "One Of The Above". Of course, it simply meant we would play one of the above songs to finish up, but I thought it would be a bit of a laugh to actually write a song called that. So here it is. Also used the opportunity to slip in some food jokes/comments.

One of the Above

V1:   / Bb / Eb / F / Bb /
Would you like a salmon roe, chicken wing or kangaroo toe,
Icy spice or lemon bomb, fishy platter that kinda went wrong
Would you like a nice thick steak, juicy pork and turkey cake,
Vegetable soup, wing of dove, or just one of the above?
"I'll take one of the above, thanks." *spoken*

Chorus:   / Bb / Eb / F //
One of the above, that's a great dish
It's everything that you could ever wish
One of the above, that's the perfect choice
It's why I raise my voice

Would you like a sardine's head, hump of camel - stomach instead?
Tomata frittata, bland flan, spaghetti made up or straight from the can
Would you like some raw seaweed, bitter lettuce, 'Oh-co-mon-freet',
Chef's surprise, sauteed glove, or just one of the above?
"I'll take one of the above, thanks." *spoken*

Chorus x2

And that's it.