December 16, 2012

To have have and to hold- innocent

D            D/C#                                G
everyone around is waiting for me to fail,
D               D/C#                G     G/F#  Em
   here i am alone think all is well,
                                        D   D/C#                       G
you better believe i believe it,           when i see her smile,

                                                D   D/C#                       G    G/F#
you better believe that i can feel it,       but i'm blind for a mile,

          Em                                       D
all the while...       she's planning on leaving,

D F# G Em
oh....

D            D/C#                                G
how'd it get so bad, how'd we end up so sad,

remember when we were younger

oh,  i'm so like her- a lover.

i  thought it was innocent, now there's nothing known

it was innocent, my love- my friend,


my only hope, that you'll know me and what we had

D F# G Em
to have and to hold, she's growing cold,
suddenly changes have been made for me,
i'm getting colder, i'm getting older,  (needs more kick)
slowly waiting to pick it up again, 


Bm G D G (capo 2 Am F C F)
Watching changes that've been made for me
Last in my mind Done passing time
Last thing I want is for you to look at at me
but you've witnessed me



December 9, 2012

Worth Giving- in progress lyric before music

1 when so many things are worth giving up for
   multiplied and thick, we're getting sick, I'm letting go.
   carfully placed one at a time, each day is all we need
2 when so many things are worth leaving for
   red light fallen star, who knows where we are, I'm letting go.

3 It's you i need.
  but your worth giving

4 Yet the song I sing, when i breath,
   dying for air, scratching the sky, I'm letting go.

5 though meant for you, short breath is my best,
   i could use what you have right now, I'm letting go.

6 (but) it's you i need. 
   but your worth seeing

7 insatiably honest but cold in your hand
  your so honest it hurts thanks for being gentle

8 just leave me the way you found me 
  better the way you found me

9 but all i need is you. 
   Am I'm worth leaving


10 remember how true we were 
  Back when we started, you meant different for me, 

11 when no one mattered i mattered the most
   Yet here I am, do I mean the same.


12 fade to grey. undone.  
   

Concept rewrite for version 3: (focus on the theme)

"love lost story. teetering on the edge. 
reminiscing. sadness. hopeful future of regrets.
glory girl, life's answer."


if i ,
how you
i would have

visual link, 
redefine visual link
like a .... massive end.

incorporate a Shelia Davis approach
- A Genuine Idea
- A Memorable Title
- A Strong Start
- A Payoff
- The Appropriate Form

A rewrite exercise (c) 2012 John Canales, all rights reserved

November 24, 2012

Diamond to North Wind

F Am C G
It was the best of life, All that was meant to be
Diamonds for the world to see, She's stuck in a cabin near the woods

Such a lady like that, a friend, With such long hair,
Hangin down to her knees, without a care,

She...
Stood with bare feet on the stone, The poor moon hangs above,
Against the hill it waits, The boy anticipates,

Such a boy to think beyond her grave,
Gentle cry brave is stripped away,
Search for her,

Sharp as a knife, Weeping ash,
Don't fight for no good,
Where ever you find yourself,

A door in the yard,
Searching for yourself,
Dreaming not to be,

Waiting with the window light,
Guiding every step,
Glimmer with shapes alone,

Like the wind when it's waking up.
A work in progress, all rights reserved (C) 2012 John Canales

Elijah

C/G  F
Take your things and I'll take mine
And don't you worry who gets left behind
Subtle embrace and slight salute
Pistol holding and ready to shoot

C/G F
Cause were moving on up, with all the changes,
Cause were moving on up, to different place,
Gmaj7 no5  Fmaj7 no5 
You can tell everybody,
Am F Am  Dm
But please, please, please, Don't tell Elijah.

Take my heart and take me in,
I could believe you would make amends,
Take these ashes and let them fly,
With death impeding don't you cry,


Cause were moving on up, with all the changes,
Cause were moving on up, to different place,
Gmaj7 no5  Fmaj7 no5 
You can tell everybody,
Am F Am  Dm
But please, please, please, Don't tell Elijah.

A work in progress, all rights reserved (C) 2012 John Canales

November 23, 2012

Angle Eyes

G# Fm C# G#
Angel eyes, I'll watch you grow, Just keep it slow,
When you wake, A fine lady you'll make, Don't make me old,

Sweet girl, Fall for me, when the winds swell and sudden dispel,
Of all the things, You will see, Remember me, and you'll be free,
C#m G# D# C# 
When your away, I'm here to stay,
*C#m* G#  D# C#  G#

My angle eyes, I'm here to stay, Just keep it slow,

Sweet girl, Fall for me, And no one else,
Of all the things, You will see, Remember me,
C#m G# D# C# 
When your away, I'm here to stay,
*C#m* G#  D# C#  G#
My angle eyes, I'm here to stay, Just keep it slow,

G# Fm C# G#
Angel eyes, I'll hold your hand, Just keep it close,
When you wake, A fine lady you'll make, Don't make me go,

Sweet girl, Fall for me, And no one else,
Of all the things, You will see, Remember me,
C#m G# D# C# 
When your away, I'm here to stay,
*C#m* G#  D# C#  G#
My angle eyes, I'm here to stay, Don't make me go,

G# Fm C# G#
When you're older, Don't give a cold shoulder, For all I've done,
Mistakes I'll make, I'll try my best, Don't make me cold,

Sweet girl, Fall for me, And no one else,
Of all the things, You will see, Remember me,
C#m G# D# C# 
When your away, I'm here to stay,
*C#m* G#  D# C#  G#
My angle eye's, I'm here to stay, Never mind don't you grow,

A work in progress
(C)2012 J. Canales


WRITTEN NOV 24, 2012
EDITED OCT 11, 2016

November 22, 2012

The Healer & The queen

Am G F C     G C F C/E Dm C

C G Am F     Dm F G
A woman loved by all, Enthralled by gentlemen,
She waved her royal hand, The nation mommy,
Finally she settled on one, A King above the rest,
And begot a fragile child, heir to the throne,

When leaves would fall, The boy's bones would break and bend
Days in bed waiting for death, deeply worried his mommy,
The child found a rescue, A healer with some words, 
Although a proper heart, But eyes set on mommy,

Far away from home, On the frontline troops at his side, 
The King commanding all, but hardly mommy,
The saintly man would wash her hands, Heals her wounds and tour the bars, 
He'd boast out loud, and make a toast to mommy,

Scummed to the sauce, with fire in her chest, 
T'was admiration that lead to her folly, 
When the bread maker walked in, Shocked at the scene he cried softly
When the word got out, It was far to late for mommy,
This would be the end of mommy

Least expected, The prince grew strong, And tossed the healer over a bridge,
His death would not be quick, only partly,
The cold would do him in, The war would cause a  riot,
The lack of a nations bread, became so deadly,

Now I'm back a defeated king, No one would hardly sing,
And everyone was slain because of mommy.

A work in progress, all rights reserved (C) 2012 John Canales

November 21, 2012

Left overs


The farthest I've ever been, yet the closest I am to you, 
It took so much to believe
It took so much to perceive/grieve/conceive.

You fade through the woods
rising morning water on the ground
every strong step you take
every strong moment is profound.

The journey is not forsaken
Consecrated



Wet with out clothes on- left overs

Won't you come with white spring bleeding out
oh oh oh. You're breathing life in my being,
singing and we're singing, on the delta without fleeing


(no no no)- get wet with our clothes on. swimming on the dry land.
Honey settle with me, i know you won't leave me, not that you have to go.

A work in progress, all rights reserved (C) 2012 John Canales

June 19, 2012

From the Earliest of who you are

Intro x4

verse
From the Earliest of who you are, to the length of time till now- Our heart have grow to one, 
Driving to the northern lights, Rolling hills can fade away and fire fights fireflies
As sure as I ever was I heading home to you,



A miss as good as mile, a panic station set in quick- where I'm going I hope I'd not return.
Box fall may behind me, there's no time to stop- this good man is true I've my eyes set on you.


oh oh, oh oh,



verse

Remembering all those things, about the climb to fame, and state will remain the same,
If it never made sense then we can't get along, you have to sing your own song.
If it never made sense then we can't get along, you have to sing your own song.

Luckily for me, we met up in my dreams, that's drives me forward when I wake.


oh oh, oh oh,
oh oh, oh oh,


Morning and rain, morning and rain, I'm almost there.
Morning and rain, morning and rain, I'm almost there.
Morning and rain, morning and rain, I'm almost there.

May 8, 2012

Like Never Before

D G Bm G
I'm call-ed to believe, in the things, that you shutter a-bout.
oh oh oh-kiss me when you wake
I've been dream this (day) we will make.

(oh oh oh)- shake it off now. take it off now, Honey settle with me,
I cannot believe it, wasn't that hard to choose

Picture perfect sunny girl
Now your taking pictures with me
Oh the places we will see
All the world will know, we were there

A Em G

Years and years wrapped up around it, stayed the same, as the very first day
Suddenly my heart starts pounding, your so astounding, in your very own way

D G Bm G
Get wet with our clothes on. swimming on the dry land. 
Now that it's pouring like never before,
So glad that you chose me, so glad that you know me, 
All this time like never before,

Em G Bm G
No matter the places we frequent
The things that I know
Come crawling back to me

And when I can never touch you
Long after you've left me
Those places I will go

D G Bm G
You'll be alive in me.

Won't you come with white spring bleeding out
oh oh oh. You're breathing life in my being,
singing and we're singing, on the delta without fleeing


(no no no)- get wet with our clothes on. swimming on the dry land.
Honey settle with me, i know you won't leave me, not that you have to go.
All rights reserved, (C) 2012 John Canales