Songs for Front Porch Session Players

  • 03:10 Lyrics Oriental Rug

    Oriental Rug

     

    INTRO (instrumental)

    F#-minor               /    B                 /  F#-minor        / B            A

     

    VERSE 1

    F#-minor                                        / A                   /  D                            A                        /  E           

                   Pretty pattern painted on it.                 When I’m feeling weary there’s a place that I can go  

     

    F#-minor                                               /A                                 /D                                  /E

                      Put your bare feet there upon it.        Put your body down           on a paradise of thread

     

    CHORUS

          F#-minor               A                        / F#-minor          A    

     I’d walk a mile for a camel,          I’d tip my hat for a jug   

           E                                                               / D                                                              //(BACK TO INTRO)

    But I don’t go for any o’ that stuff just as long as I got you here on my Oriental rug

     

    VERSE 2

    F#-minor                                          / A                   /  D                            A                        /  E                            

                      Once I was a lonesome drifter.      I  couldn’t keep you happy and I      couldn’t bring you home. 

    F#-minor                                               /A                                 /D                                  /E

                      ‘Til you saw my fuzzy carpet                  and you laid you down, like it was your very own

     

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE

    F#-minor                     / F-#minor      A        /   F-#minor                               /F-#minor         A          // 4x

     

    You may think I’ll never get it

    You may think I’m crazy and I’ll always be alone

    But I’m a needle, or I’ll thread it

    And I’ll reap just what I sew.  What’s above is down below

     

    CHORUS

     

    INTRO as OUTRO

  • 03:53 What Doesn't Heal You, album track
  • 03:24 Lyrics Wine In A Mug

    Wine In a Mug

     

    E A              E         A              E                          A              E

    If you didn’t build it then it might not stay (it might not stay, you know it might not stay)

    If you didn’t build it they can take it away (take it away, you know they’ll take it away)

    A7                        

    You know you have to want it or it might just lead you astray

     

    CHORUS

                E     c#min     A 

    I drink wine                     from a mug now.

    E              c#min         A  

    Can’t get a grip when it’s in a bottle somehow.

    E               c#min        A

    Wine                                from a mug now

    E                                  A-A   E

     

    E                                          A             E

    If she didn’t love me then I might not care  (instrumental instead of vocal repeat)

    If she was just pretending, what was I doing there?

           A7

    I told her to convince me and she gave me such a terrible stare.

     

    CHORUS

     

    BRIDGE

    A

    You never gonna get another chance now

    The carousel don’t do another dance now

    It goes around once

    It goes around twice

    The music stops, the pony drops

    B

     No, no!  No, no!  No, no!

     

      E           A          E      A          E                            A         E

    I never understood the things she did not say (did not say, you know she did not say)

    I never could connect the dots that washed away. (washed away, you know they washed away)

    A        

    My cup is overflowing and I think the bill is hell to pay

     

    CHORUS

  • 03:10 Lyrics Running Out of Ways to Love You

    Runnin’ Out of Ways to Love You

     

     

    Intro:  3 simply strummed chords:  C  G  D ——- (held)

                                                           C   G  A—— (held)

     

    VERSE 1

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, we don’t have too far to go.

     

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, we did it fast, we did it slow.

     

     

                   G                                                                              D

    Well, I’m on my way to Houston, a-where my ship is comin’ in.

     

     

                   A                                                                            G

    But I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you.    

     

     

    VERSE 2

     

            D

    I’m walkin’ into a sunspot, just a light that isn’t there.

     

     

            D

    I’m walkin’ into your darkness and it burns me everywhere.

     

     

            G

    My sky is black and cloudy and my vista’s shrinking fast,

     

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    So I’m 

     

     

    A                            G

           runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                           G

           be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

     

    F#                               b-min    A          G 

          See me leave, or even know I’ve left here.

     

     

                         As per intro:  C  G  A

     

    VERSE 3

     

           D

    I’m runnin out of ways to love you, I’ll be honest for your sake.

     

     

                  D

    Yes I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I’ll be gone before you wake.

     

     

       G                                                                      D

    I tried my best to tell you but you didn’t want to know

     

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    That I’m

     

     

    A                          G

         runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                      G

         be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

    F#                             b-min  A            G                       

         See me leave, or even know the reason

     


    BRIDGE

     

     

                          G                                            G

    We  keep                 walkin’ rails       <one empty measure>

     

    A                                                    D                       D7

          But I think we’re on the wrong track.    Cause you keep

     

     

    G                         A                                         C            C     G    A    

            Holdin’ me,         and I keep holdin’ you back! 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I don’t have too far to go.

     

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I said it fast, I said it slow.

     

     

                   G                                                                              D

    Well, I’m almost into Houston, wonderin’ should I run away

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    Still I’m 

     

     

    A                            G

           runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                           G

           be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

     

    F#                               b-min    A          G 

          See me leave, or even know I’ve been here.

     

     

                         C  G  D

     

  • 03:15 Download Lyrics The Way Things Were

    The Way Things Were

     

     

                  A         EE                                         E/D

    The way things were                     no inquisition                      no jealousy

    The way things were                          no suspicion                  uncertainty

    The way things were                     no lonely days                    no sleepless nights

    The way things were                     no power plays                  no vicious fights

     

                                A               A/C#                             D                             

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?    

     

    CHORUS

            E

    You shower her with all your charms and affection

             E       E                  

                     That doesn’t matter.   You’re facing in the wrong direction.

     D                                                  D/E 

          You’re not sleeping with her           <break!>

                                                               A

    You’re sleeping with the way things were.   Shadoobee bop bop.

           G       D        A

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

     

                  A           E  E                                     E/D

    The way things were                     you used to know               now you just wonder

    The way things were                     you see the light                 Don’t hear no thunder

    The way things were                     you feel the heat                Don’t see the sun

    The way things were                     you hear the rumors           From every one

     

             A               A/C#                             D

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?    

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    <last pre-chorus different>

     

                                A              A/C#                  D                             B7/D#

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?      Ooo ooo ooo!

     

    CHORUS

     

  • 03:14 Download Story Lyrics I Hate You

    I Hate You

     

     

    VERSE 1

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Grab a handful of years as they go by

     

     

    C       e-7                        F

    When you’re done you’re holding nothing.

     

     

    Ce-FM7          FM7  e-7  D7-9

    Give your dreams a little push and watch them fly ——

     

     

    e-7                        FM7                      e-7

    Soaring upward…while you stand…going nowhere

     

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Like a kite without a tail I sailed alone

     

     

    C                         e-                    F

    Tempest tossed and so erratic

     

     

    Ce-FM7    FM7  e-7  D7-9

    Felt your hand upon my string and followed you on home

     

     

    e-7   FM7         e-7

    Trailing downward…til I dropped…into plastic

     

     

    PRE-CHORUS

     

    FD7

    I used to love you dear with all I had

     

     

    FD7

    I thought I’d just get used to being sad

     

     

    FM7  e-7  d-  D7   G  <tacet>

    That was yesterday.  But now I

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    CG   FC     G F

    Hate you.  I hate you.  I hate you.   Didn’t take to long to hate you.  I hate you.  I hate you.

     

     

    VERSE 2

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Don’t be fooled by any rules of savoir faire

     

     

    C                  e-                    F

    They’re just there to smooth it over

     

     

    Ce-FM7    FM7  e-7  D7-9

    We can trust complete disgust and leave our battle there

     

     

    e-7       FM7         e-7

     

    Going nowhere…Let alone /  conversation

     

     

     

    PRE-CHORUS and CHORUS

     

     

     

    INTERLUDE

     

     

     

    ALT PRE-CHORUS (shorter)

     

    F     D7

    Yes it’s depressing, but I think it’s right

     

     

    F    D7

    I see the darkness in a different light

     

    (straight to)

     

    CHORUS

  • 03:13 Download Lyrics The First 10,000 digits of Pi

    The First Ten Thousand Digits of Pi

     

     

    <instr. pt.1 >

     

    C                      F/D          C/E    F

       They say life does a number on you

    C/E                       F/D

    One that can’t be counted on

    C                 F/D      C/E

        A slice of unconventional

    F             G              a-

    A mantle that we’re mounted on

    C/F              C/E

    Seems a bit irrational

         d-                               Gsus                       

    To count your chickens                on and on

     

    <instr. pt 1>

     

    C                   F/D  C/E    F

      They say life is a circle but I

    C/E        F/D

    Don’t think that we live that long

    C                  F/D      C/E         

       I think that life’s a triangle

    d-          G         a-

    Not the album, not a song

    C/F                 C/E

    It’s the needle in the groove

             F/C                  Gsus

    That slowly, slowly             moves along

     

    <instr. pt 1 and pt 2>

     

    CHORUS

    F                                      C/E

        So take my hand and walk with me

    F/D                            C

    Down that road that goes

    d-7                               C/E                      G/A                                

         To the unpromised land and you and I

            a-/G

    Can count

           G/F                                  gsus

    The first ten thousand digits           of pi

     

    <instr. 1>

    C                  F/D         C/E                 F 

        The digits change, they press the fret

            C/E              F/D  

    And unexpected tunes ring out

    C                     F/D    C/E         

        We just continue on that way

    F             G     a-  

    Until the final string gives out

    F                             C/E

    Even though you never know

    d-7                                 gsus

    Exactly what the thing’s          about

     

    <instr. 1 and 2>

     

     

     

    If I had a choice I

     

    Would choose to finish my

     

    Little slice before I die

     

    E-bM7   f-7   Ab   g-7  f-7  G/E

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    <instr. 1 and 2>

  • 02:47 Download Lyrics 21st Century Winter

    Twenty First Century Winter

     

    Warm, lord it’s warm, shouldn’t be so fair

    Lookin’ for dark clouds, don’t see any there

    I’m not appeased.  It’s the time of year

    Cold and darkness ought to reappear.

     

    CHORUS

    What do you do when your world ain’t right

    Dark in the day and it’s brighter at night

    What do you do when your lady fair

    Turnin to gentlemen everywhere

    Pay no mind to the call of the hound

    Everybody’s runnin’ as fast as they can

    Nowhere to go, nowhere to stand 

    Twenty-first century winter comes around

    Twenty-first century winter comes around

     

    Sad, lord it’s sad, cause it’s like a dream

    Where everything isn’t as bad as it seems

    When what’s goin’ on is a cryin’ shame

    The devil parades under a different name

     

    Run just as fast as your feet will fly

    Weep like a baby to a lullabye

    You won’t escape, sugar, you can’t hide

    Warm rush of water from a changing tide

  • 03:20 Oriental Rug - Stripped Down Version
  • 03:42 Story What Doesn't Heal You - Special Mix
  • 02:47 Download Lyrics Eighteen Bars

    Eighteen Bars

     

    CHORUS

     

    I’d been through

     

    D  G  D

    Eighteen bars before I figured out the song

     

    D G                         A

    Eighteen bars before I knew what I was playing

     

    b-      G                      D

          I took a shot at every spot along the way but after

     

    b-  A                                     b-             A/C#      D         

    Eighteen bars…………I knew what you’d been saying.

     

     

    G    A         D

         I used to cry.       And you used to listen to me cry.

     

    G           A                                              D

         I used to dream of going out each time I saw you going in

     

                    b-                  A                                        b-        A          G

    I listened to the radio           to see if I could get a signal.       Ooooooooo

     

    C

    Static to the left of me, static to the right,

     

    CA

            My life was static every day until the night I’d been through

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    G    A         D

         It used to diie.       I used to listen to it die.

     

    G           A                                    D

         It used to sputter and go out each time I lit it up again

     

                       b-                     A                                                     b-        A          G

    No I don’t mean my radio           I mean the love we had between us.       Ooooooooo

     

    C

    Frantic cause you left me, frantic cause you’re right,

     

    C               A 

            I went to pieces knowing we were through but then I’d been through 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    b- 

    There are two parts to love

     

    G

    The person you’re with

     

    E7

     

     

    A

    And the person you are

     

    I’d been through…

     

    CHORUS

  • 02:22 Download Story Lyrics Rock In My Shoe

    Rock In My Shoe

     

    INTRO:  D  GD  / D  GD  / C C G G / D 

     

     

    C

    I seek to rock, I try to roll

    Look to heaven to save my soul.  There’s a

    G                                                           D

    Tiny little prick each time I try to step.

    C

    I move it left, I move it right

    I take off my sock and I search all night.  But a

    G                                             D

    Tiny little stick reminds me

    There’s a tiny little pain that finds me

    A                         C

    And every time I think it’s free

     

    CHORUS

    Yeah I

    G

    Can’t keep walkin’, every step is a pain.  Got a

    D

    Rock in my shoe.  Need a

    G

    Break for a minute, cause I feel something in it, Got a

    D

    Rock in my shoe.  And I 

    A       G                                          A               G                 F    

    Think / the  rock may be     (Last time:  Think / the rock……..            / may be)

    You.  (intro, to verse 2)

     

    C

    Runnin’ out of words to say

    You never paid attention anyway.  It’s the

    G                                                               D

    Tiny little kick I need to keep in step.

    C

    I wanted your pain, I wanted your blues

    But I got mine, didn’t get to choose.  Took a

    GD

    Tiny little tiny little turn to the wrong.  I was a

    Tiny little fool all along. 

    A                         C

    And every time I think it’s gone…


    CHORUS

     

  • 04:47 Download Lyrics Jealous of Your Dreams

    Jealous of Your Dreams

     

    D                    E               D                       E

    A kite will still fly with               a tangled string

     

    D                     E                D                    D

    A bird is still a bird         with   a broken wing

     

    e-                                     D                                    e-                e-

    But a space without        walls     doesn’t mean a thing

     

    G                             A               G                        A  

    Some things are so broken          they cease to be

     

    C             A                      G

         Let in so much light          that there’s nothing to see

     

    e-                    E                     

    You     without me                  Don’t you know what I mean? 

     

    CHORUS

    G                       A             D  

    Jealous of your dreams, ‘cause I ain’t in ‘em

     

    G                     A                        D

    Jealous of the games you play, ‘cause I can’t win ‘em

     

    G                     A                       D

    Jealous of the things you want, I can’t begin ‘em

     

    G                                          E

                      Jealous of your dreams

     

     

     

    D                    E               D                       E

    A man will still walk with               a broken heart

     

    D                    E                D                     D

    He’ll carry on           with               the other parts

     

    e-                                     D                                    e-                e-

    But a man without        a dream     doesn’t feel a thing

     

    G                             A               G                   A  

    He won’t feel the cuts                   upon his feet

     

    C             A                         G                             

         Let out so much blood          let in the street

     

    e-                                 E                            

    Oh, oh                                      Don’t you know what I mean? 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    BRIDGE

     

    G                                             D

                Find the place that’s/  farthest from me

     

    D                                    A                   A

    That’s where I should / go

     

    e-                                        e-

     

    G                                                  D                      b-        B

                That’s / where I have already gone, you know.

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