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by Jeffrey Simmons

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03:56
C G F C We’re on our way, we must embark. Move to good times we worked so hard for Dm C G C All behind us and now a new door. A new life a brand new start Gone the pain in both our hearts. Out from hiding out from the dark It’s a new day from such a small spark. We’re just lucky we hit the mark. CHORUS Dm F C We have both seen all the beauty inside Dm F C A life where only love and light can reside Dm F C But sometimes our past can’t creep up and smile G F It’s hard to tell, hard to tell C Hard to tell VERSE 2 So today while we’re apart, I’ll hold tight to the memories that I’ve got All the good things I know that won’t stop. All the bad things that really are not Take a breath untie the knot let go of the fear that you held before this Like a prisoner inside a fortress. We’ve escaped without a scar. CHORUS We have both seen all the beauty inside A life where only love and light can reside But sometimes our past can’t creep up and smile It’s hard to tell, hard to tell MID 8 C G F C Maybe today we can leave it all behind C G F C Erase the past and the memories so unkind Dm F You’ll never know what we’ll find. It’s hard to tell VERSE 3 Hard to tell, hard to tell. If this all will work out well Gotta laugh at not ever knowing if we’ll just crash and burn instead.
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04:11
E A B A E We can argue back and forth try to settle just who’s wrong and who’s right E A B A E but we better cancel dinner plans I think that this might take all night. E We’re sensitive and stubborn, B but romantics ‘til the end. A We got lips that never stutter Am and a will that never bends but E A B A E We got the goods to go a long, long way E A B A E We got the goods to go a long, long way (E A B dead stop on B) We’ve had a few rough patches but we’re in it for the long run, yeah there’s no doubt. We fuss and we throw fits but we always seem to manage to work things out We bark but never bite but cussed a few times I admit. You’ve called me nasty things and I’ve worn the shoe when it has fit but... We got the goods to go a long, long way We got the goods to go a long, long way (instrumental verse 4X) I tell the same old stories i can see how it just bores you blind. You do the same to me too I don’t complain ‘cause I’m just not the hurting kind. You got your fighters and your lovers but we’re both an even mix. Sharp words and such a thin skin just leave broken hearts to fix but... We got the goods to go a long, long way We got the goods to go a long, long way (instrumental verse 4X) ‘Cause we’re sensitive and stubborn, but romantics ‘til the end. We got lips that never stutter and a will that never bends We got the goods to go a long, long way We got the goods to go a long, long way We got the goods to go a long, long way We got the goods to go a long, long way
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F C Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? Ain’t it sad, when they all disappear? Gm C F7 A# They don’t ever seem to call or write. Always have some other plans at night. Gm C F Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? VERSE 2 F C Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? Friday nights, all alone with your beer. Gm C F7 A# When there’s not a thing on the TV, you have another beer then fall asleep. Gm C F Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? CHORUS 1 C F I tried to ring you but you never take my calls. C Gm A# Stopped by your office but secretary said you’re busy probably out with Jude or Lizzy. A#m C Seems I’m just not on your mind at all. VERSE 3 Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? Off with wives and the kids and the like. Could be I’ve become a bore with old age or maybe this is all just a short stage. ‘Cause it’s so sad when your friends forget you. CHORUS 1 I tried to ring you but you never take my calls. Stopped by your office but secretary said you’re busy probably out with Jude or Lizzy. Seems I’m never on your mind at all. VERSE 4 Ain’t it sad, when your friends forget you? So awkward when you see them on the street. try to talk but don’t know where to start. Too much time I guess we’ve grown apart. Gm C Ain’t it sad, when your friends, Dm F ain’t it sad when your friends, A# A#m C ain’t it sad when your friends forget you?
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03:14
F I tell you that I’m happy and again you don’t believe me boy I still can’t seem to figure out just why A# With every good thing that I do and in the gleeful way I’m telling you I thought by now you’d see it in my smile F C C#m C A# C but now I guess that I’m the fool and I shoulda known the golden rule, that happiness is just a D state of mind. A# F C F Happiness it’s not something to mumble A# F C F Happiness shouldn’t be so rough and tumble F C C#m C it’s much sweeter than sugar and it’s bubblier than bubbles A# C F Happy, happiness All the wine and roses, all the dances and cool poses don’t do anything to illustrate my joy You think that I’m tricking you, some grand scheme I’ve plotted through but I’m not smart enough for such a ploy. so here’s the truth I hope it fits, I do admit I’ve rehearsed a bit, ‘cause this has been a role that I’ve enjoyed. Happiness it’s not something you should mumble Happiness shouldn’t be so rough and tumble it’s much sweeter than sugar and it’s bubblier than bubbles Happy, happiness I did my best gave it a shot but all is lost it’s gone to pot and now I’m left here drying my sad eyes my back is hunched my body slack a listless empty old sad sack. you said hit the road get outta sight. so next time i’m around your way, I’ll grin at you, be sure to say, “hey, OK We know that you were right.”. Happiness it’s not something to mumble Happiness shouldn’t be so rough and tumble it’s much sweeter than sugar and it’s bubblier than bubbles it’s giggly and it’s goofy and its cuddlier than bunnies it’s much sweeter than sugar and it’s bubblier than bubbles Happy, happiness
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05:43
V1 D A aug I could lay right down here and die Am B aug But I’ll be sure the door’s left open wide Em G Em G there’s better ways I’d rather, to make sure the flies to gather A A aug but in the end, does it even really matter? V2 and I know I have lived a good life a couple kids and purdy little wife wasn’t rich but things were stable, wasn’t skilled but I was able but have I left enough to put food out on the table instrumental verse 1X V3 Now, when it is I see my demise don’t dress me in a some stuffy suit and a tie. lay me down on magazines, newspaper with some gasoline light a match and tell a tale about me G A D G Please don’t you say, you’ll miss me tomorrow when you can’t stand me today? E7 A A aug They always seem to love you the most, when you’re not around. V4 please don’t let my passing hang and loom maybe it’s cocky to posthumously presume I know I wasn’t easy to be around to please me I could be a bastard, yeah my nature wasn’t breezy Why is it you say, you’ll miss me tomorrow when you can’t stand me today? They always seem to love you the most, when you’re not around. instrumental verse 1X V5 I could lay right down here and die But I’ll be sure the door’s left open wide there’s better ways I’d rather, to make sure the flies to gather but in the end, does it even really matter?
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VERSE 1 Dream another dream and when you wake you know I’ll be there I’ll be there by your side rest your weary head and close your eyes and hear my heartbeat relax your always racing mind CHORUS 1 and when your bad dreams make you scream out please have no doubt, that if you wake up sad and lonely begging “console me” you know I will VERSE 2 count as many sheep as you might need until your eyes tire leave your day of troubles behind tuck yourself in tight draw the blinds don’t let the light in the light that big, old moon shines CHORUS 2 and when your bad dreams make you scream out please have no doubt, that if you wake up sad and lonely begging “console me” you know I will VERSE 3 Dream another dream and when you wake you know I’ll be there I’ll be there by your side Yes I will be there by your side
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A E D E A E D E sometimes you get what you want sometimes you don’t but please don’t scream and shout A E D E D E take a moment take breath take it easy what’s the fuss about Bm D if simple words don’t get you by Dm E no matter how hard that your try A Bm D E A D E D whatever dreams that may come I know they’ll come true, at least for you A Bm D E A D E D whatever dreams that may come I know they’ll come true, at least for you A E D E A E D E Give these things a little time eventually it’ll all work out A E D E D E Tomorrow or today, take a step away, I know you’ll say, you’’ve lost all doubt. If your pool of hope has dried i know you’ll still get by whatever dreams that may come I know they’ll come true, at least for you whatever dreams that may come I know they’ll come true mid 8 E D A learn to leave that hurt behind you E D A and you will find a love that’s true E D A fight the urge to hold your sadness Bm D E and there’s nothing you won’t do.
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B F# E Em I like waking when the world is quiet, when the sun’s still down and the moon’s still high. B F# C# flat5 E G A B So if you haven’t had the chance to try it, try waking when the world’s still quiet i like waking when the world’s so still, street lights are still on before the sunlights spills and I like knowing the world is laid down dreaming so I wake up when the world is quiet I wake up when the world is quiet CHORUS 1 Esus2 Eb m Perhaps to you it’s just a silly thing C#m G#/G# 7th to wake before bells ring, even times when you don’t have to Esus2 Eb m and see the world before most have a chance, C#m F# before we start day’s dance and city’s singing fills the air VERSE 2 I like waking when the world still sleeps, still caught up in their dreams after counting their sheep the reasons quite simple though it’s a sleep deprived diet when you’re waking when the world is quiet Intro 2X CHORUS 2 Maybe for you it’s all too much to ask with all the day’s tough tasks, it’s never fun when you’re so weary See the world before most have a chance, before we start day’s dance and city’s singing fills the air
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06:45
Alister Pine (capo 6th) piano tab A# Alister Pine, a man short on time D# A# or at least he had convinced himself so. Fm Fsus2 F 7sus4 D# sus2 To most life’s a gift to him it’s just weight to lift. C# C A# Pennies tatood on the lids of his eyes, this is the life of Mr. Alistar Pine He had a secret to share just like the scar that he wears a kind of sadness that he barely could hide. With the time he had left to heal the hurt, did his best but with the world there was this great divide the lonely life of Mr. Alister Pine CHORUS D# sus2 A# G# A# Memories fade and as the years slip away. C# C A# Some things get lost over time, C# C A# but I’ll remember Mr Alister Pine Lived in a house on my street, just 2 doors down from me. That victorian it was 3 stories high The paint had long chipped away, just like the man that did stay. with grass that had grown ‘bout knee high it’s the house of Mr Alister Pine (Break- - verse progression) The whispers we heard carried the darkest of words what went on where that man did reside. but they were rumours you’d find made up in some child’s mind we could see his eyes peek through the blinds Something sinister about Alister Pine Memories fade and as the years slip away. Some things get lost over time, but I’ll remember Mr Alister Pine (solo- chorus progression) Alister Pine, a man short on time. hair thin of black grey and white. the lines on his face don’t put the story in place at least that’s what we thought at the time We thought we knew that old Alister Pine. I won’t forget you ...
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02:50
VERSE 1 D G C D It’s your eyes I miss and your lips I long to kiss. Bm A D You just don’t know, oh ooh oh. With your skin so fair and that smile don’t need repair. It’s just like gold, oh ooh oh. CHORUS 1 Bm And I want you now. E7 A I want you so bad I can’t see D You’re all I need. VERSE 2 So I made my list and not a thing I would dismiss. Not a note. Sorry if I stare and I apologized in pairs. But it took its toll. CHORUS 2 And you turn me down. A disappointment I believe. You’re all I need. (FULL STOP) VERSE 3 What a thing to ask, “when did a kiss become a task”? Your cover’s blown CHORUS 3 So I know it now. It’s hurt so bad that I can’t see. You’re all I need.
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A# F A# F If you could wait right here for a minute I don’t this will take too long. A# F A# C F I gotta throw another load on in the laundry and I’m bound to do something all wrong A# F A# F There bills to pay and a pile of dirty dishes and and kids to walk out on to the bus A# F A# C F so here’s a message out to all my friends old and current and the ones that don’t want to grow up G7 F but I’m quite alright, even though I might A# C have been gone for awhile A# F and the worlds just wasting time in search of something A# F while life just passes them by A# F but I stay out of trouble living life simple and humble A# C F just being back here with mine If I could get just one night of rest now, maybe we could go out but when the time comes to do it, I’ll probably just say screw it and watch TV on the couch So drop by anytime and visit with the kids and I. don’t take my reply as too curt we’ll talk of all our memories if only the kids let me I hope you’re feelings aren’t hurt ‘cause I’m not the type, to wait up all night C A# A G waiting for someone to call and the worlds just wasting time in search of something while life just passes them by but I stay out of trouble living life simple and humble in time i know I’ll be fine just being back here with mine.

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Recorded in just 3 sessions that spanned from 2012 to 2014.

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released May 13, 2014

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All songs written by Jeffrey Simmons - Piano, acoustic guitar, organ, mellotron, 12 string guitar and lead vocals by Jeffrey Simmons - Drums, percussion, electric rhythm guitar and backup vocals by Stewart Gersmann - Bass guitar by Chris Stangland - Lap steel on Happiness and lead guitar on Alister Pine by Andy Santospago

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Jeffrey Simmons Austin, Texas

Jeffrey Simmons creates classic Pop music in the tradition of Harry Nilsson, Ron Sexsmith and Elliott Smith, complete with varied instrumental arrangements and rich vocals. Since 1999 Jeffrey has released 5 albums. Critics have compared his work to The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, XTC, The Kinks and The Beatles. "Failure of the Horse and Buggy is close to pop perfection" Tape Op Magazine ... more

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