Believe

Where do you start? Where does anyone?

Look into you heart where the dreams come from

In some hidden place they lie in eager longing

They're waiting to be made. Can you hear them calling

So easy to ignore. So many fine reasons The same old excuses for every new season

But they know who you are and they want to set you free

And you know that you can do it, you've just got to

Beautiful Nothing

[Key of C]

Beautiful [C] nothing

Come set me [G] free

Strip me of all of my [F] concepts

Erase my [C] memory

 

Rob me of all my [F] conclusions

And all I [C] believe

Vaporise all my [F] opinions

So I may [C] see

 

Beautiful nothing

Come make me new

Dismantle my dearest of doctrine

Show me what's true

 

Show me my brothers and sisters

Not as ideas

Not as the labels and judgements

I created in fear

 

Beautiful nothing

Come take my hand

Lighten this heavy old burden

Of all I understand

 

I'm so tired of all of this trying to be something

Wanna let it all go

Perhaps I will then re-discover

All I don't know.

All I don't [Am] know. All I don't [G] know...All I don't [F] know...

All I don't [C] know...repeat

 

Like the waves on the [F] ocean

And the man in the [C] moon

And the vast and the glorious spacious and meaningless sacred & beautiful rich field of [F]nothing

That gave birth to this [C] tune.

The ballad of Joe Marie and Rusty the dog

D# D# G F D#

[ D#] It's two AM and I am still wide awake I've got a

new song arriving and it must be played. It'd be

[G#] So much better if they showed up in the day but it

[G] Doesn't [F] work that way [D#]

 

The song is about Jo who thought Marie was the one he saidI got to

Make her see make her mine make her love. He kept

Reeling her in til he drove her away cause it

Doesn't work that way

 

Jo's dog got run over the night Marie went away

When the vet gave the verdict Jo took up praying

He prayed all night Rusty died the next day cause it

Doesn't work that way

 

Jo said, "I can't go on" but his heart did not agree not matter

How deep he sank he continued to breathe he said,

"oh let me die!" but his heart beat just the same cause it

doesn't work that way

 

Inst.

 

So "how does it work" I hear you say. And I

wish I could tell you some secret special way that would

make you happy for the rest of your days but it

doesn't work that way

 

they say that...

where you struggle there lies your treasure have

intent and surrender in equal measure

Let your soul be your pilot

Let love light the way

And see how it goes that way.

Journey Melody

[Key of D]

[A] How many beats has [G] your heart beaten?

[A] How many breaths have [G] you breathed in?

[A] How long for did you [G] run away?

[A] Before you turned around and [G] dived on in?

 

[A] How many miles have you [G] travelled?

[A] How far are you [G] prepared to go?

[A] To meet what you gotta meet [G]

[A] To find yourself [G] returning home?

 

Chorus

[D] Journey travellers [A] lets go come along

[Bm] The earth turns and the [G] beat goes on

[D] Journey melody join in sing a long

[Bm] Feel your heart beat [G] under the song

Ba-[D] boom ba-[A] boom ba-[Bm] boom ba-[G] boom boom ch-ka! [Em]

 

How far'd you crawl before you walked?

How many times did you fall down?

How long to learn to balance?

And rise up beyond the ground?

 

How about how you got stuck?

With no idea just what to do?

How about when you took a deep breath

Called for help and let it come to you?

 

Chorus

 

How many feelings have you felt?

coursing through your blood in your veins?

Pain and joy and fear and love and

And all kinds of things you could never name

 

How much stuff has flowed and moved,

slid and crashed and shifted through

this vessel of mysteriously unravelling unfolding you

 

Chorus

 

You used to wait for guarantees

Now you get on and do it

You used to creep around your life

Now you bravely walk on through it

 

When you count your blessings

And the grace on you bestowed.

 

When you count your lucky stars

you don't have enough fingers and toes.

 

Chorus with counter part

All is welcome here

Everything belongs

All is perfect here

And has been all along

 

How much stuff has flowed moved

slid crashed and shifted through

this vessel of mysteriously unravelling unfolding you

 

Journey travellers lets go come along

The earth turns and the beat goes on

Journey melody join in sing a long

Feel your heart beat under the song

Ba- boom ba- boom ba-boom ba- boom

 

You used to wait for guarantees

Now you get on and do it

You used to creep around your life

Now you bravely walk on through it

 

When you count your blessings

and the grace on you bestowed

When you count your lucky stars

you don't have enough fingers and toes.

 

All is welcome here

Everything belongs

All is perfect here

And has been all along

When you were a kid

[Key of G]

[G] Remember when you were a kid

Exploring the streets of your neighbourhood

[C] A little bit further

Every day

[G] Expanding the boundaries, the radius away from [F] home

 

You would set out on your own

Happy to wander all alone

Or with your dog

Pulling on his lead

Get down to the beach

Set him free

And you loved him so

 

And you didn't have to plan you just had to go

 

Look there's a plum tree better have a plum

Better have a few fill your pocket with 'em

Look there's a new street never been down this road

Look here's a corner which way should I go

 

Well you didn't have to decide you just had to know

 

Now you're older what has changed

Exploring the neighbourhood in a similar way

The boundaries got bigger and little boys and girls

Who played on your street now work out in the world

 

And it not what you hope

It's what you learn...

Gods’ haircut

[Emaj7] Hello God. It's been a [D#m7] while since we talked

I been [C#m7] too busy chasing carrots dangling from the [Bmaj7] stick tied to my back.

 

[Emaj7] I haven't been to church in [D#m7] well, you know how long it's been

[C#m7] But when Sunday morning comes around [Bmaj7] I so love sleeping in.

 

[Emaj7] Well here's my confession, the [D#m7] first thing on the list

[C#m7] I'm not sure I believe in you, [Bmaj7] or if you even exist

 

[Emaj7] But sometimes in the sunshine or [D#m7] just after I've been broken

[C#m7] I know you've understood [F#maj7] before I've even spoken

 

Hallelujah

[Emaj7] - [G#m7] - [F#7] - [Emaj7] 

[D#m7] - [G#m7] - [F#7] - [Emaj7]

 

I got so bored at church when I was a kid

I'd sit and count the bricks in the wall. One time I got to a thousand & 6

 

Things started looking up. When I was about thirteen

The church formed a youth group, around the time of my first wet dream

 

God I discovered you in the faces of those girls

And their flirty Christian cuddles, their crosses and their curves.

 

Father Dave was a cool guy, we hung out at his place

Cups of tea, played guitar. I felt like I'd joined the human race

 

Hallelujah

 

I used to try to understand in order to believe

I have reversed that now and through the eyes of faith I see

 

And I'm worried and I'm scared that by singing this song

I'll come across as born again and turn people off

 

You know some people get weird when you mention God

Guess a lot of shit's gone down, in the name of the cross

 

I guess God looks on saying "do what you will

I gave you freedom of choice to use for good or ill.

 

Hallelujah X 2

 

I could be right I could be wrong but I think it's you God who wrote this song

That's okay cause if that's true and song's crap I can blame it on you

 

Okay, I'm goin' to bed now would you please get out of my head now

I really need to get some rest the sleepy mind is truly blessed

 

I'll see you in the sun rise, hear you in the parakeets cry

I'll see you in the bathroom mirror looking at me through my own eyes

 

Those eyes are still bright tho' lately somewhat baggy

And God, you need a haircut you're getting kind of shaggy

Sherlock Holmes takes a holiday

[C] Sherlock [Am] Holmes [D] takes a [G] holiday.

[C] He's sick and [Am] tired of [D] mystery [G].

He's [C] packed his [Am] bags and said [D] goodbye to [G] Baker Street

and [C] all the [Am] criminals are [G] running [D] free.

 

[C] Sherlock's [Am] put a [D] sign on the [G] door that says

"I've [C] packed my [Am] pipe and my [D] violin [G].

[C] I no [Am] longer [D] own a [G] magnifying glass.

[C] I went down to the [Am] river and I [G] chucked it [D] in".

 

Chorus

For [Bm] so long [G] now [Bm] he's been [C] wondering.

For [Bm] so long [G] now [Bm] he's been [C] pondering.

[Bm] Now he [G] knows that [B**] it's time to live again.

He's [G] taking a [Am] holiday.

He's [G] throwing it [Bm] all away.

He's [G] taking a [Am] holiday - [G] ay [D] ay [G] ay

 

Sherlock Holmes has dropped his disguises.

He's showing himself as a simple Man.

He says "Oh, what a joy to be vulnerable

to live and love sing and dance".

 

Doctor Watson says it's irresponsible.

He says that Sherlock;s letting us down.

Sherlock Holmes says, "screw you Dr. Watson.

I'm sick of deductions and thoughtful frowns..."

 

Chorus

 

"For so long now I've been thinking

and into my head I've been sinking and sinking.

Now I know that it's time to live again.

I've taken a holiday.

I'm throwing it all away.

I've taken a holiday ay ay ay"

 

Sherlock Holmes is broadening his horizons.

Sherlock Holmes is making new friends.

Sherlock Holmes has been seen at some parties.

Sherlock Holmes is happy again.

 

Sherlock Holmes is through with deductions,

implications and probabilities.

He no longer needs satisfactory explanations

for the one big bewildering mystery.

 

Chorus

 

For so long now he's been wondering.

For so long now he's been pondering.

Now he knows that it's time to live again.

He's taking a holiday.

He's throwing it all away.

He's taking a holiday ay ay ay