Artisan – Post 132 – A Candle In The Barrio

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 132

A Candle In The Barrio

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A Candle in the Barrio

 

Chords: E D A E  bmp 140

 

Not too far in the barrio

Angels weep and heaven shows

A candle rests where flowers grow

To mark the loss of another soul

 

Not a sight unseen around here

Where homeless sit and drink their beer

A mother lights the candle near

Her rosary she prays so dear

 

If you live in the barrio

Never speak of what you know

Silence comes and silence grows

Among the passers by

 

instrumental

 

They sit and smoke remaining still

Dreaming of a house upon the hill

Where police roam protect they will

Children’s lives our good Lord’s will

 

And so they paint it on the wall

That someone someday hear their call

To rest assured no strength at all

A ritual to honor one’s fall

 

Our Lady pictured on the candle

Seems too much for her to handle

Mary prays upon the mantle

Where one more lost to hate and vandal

 

We’ve seen once we’ll see again

Seems as though we’ll never win

When pride is strong and patience thin

A candle in the barrio is lit.

 

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Artisan – Post 131 – I’m A Doin’ What Momma Don’t Want Me Doin’

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©2016

Post 131

I’m A Doin’ What Mamma Don’t Want Me Doin’

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I’m A Doin’ What Mamma Don’t Want Me Doin’

 

Verses C G D    Chorus G D C

 

Sitting around ditching school

Hanging with the boys playing the fool

Passing the smoke acting cool

I just ain’t one to follow the rules

 

I’m a doin’ what mamma don’t want me doin’

On the streets today

I’m a livin’ my own kind of living’

My own way

Nobody tellin’ me how my life is gonna be

Cause I’m ok

 

I’m just a rebel born to run

Livin’ is easy having fun

Do what I’m told I’m not the one

Cause I’m just a livin’ it till I’m done

 

I’m a doin’ what mamma don’t want me doin’

On the streets today

I’m a livin’ my own kind of livin’

My own way

Nobody tellin’ me how my life is gonna be

Cause I’m ok

 

Late in the evenin’ I’m kickin’ with Kay

She ain’t the one but she’s ok

She takes off her top  makes my day

In the backseat of her Chevy goin’ all the way

 

I’m a doin’ what mamma don’t want me doin’

In the car with Kay

Life is young when livin’ is fun

Goin’ my own way

Tonight’s the night it’s alright

And we’re ok

 

I’m a doin’ what mamma don’t want me doin’

On the streets today

I’m a livin’ my own kind of livin’

My own way

Nobody tellin’ me how my life is gonna be

Cause I’m ok

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Artisan – Post 130 – I Want To Have Sex With My Stalker

Artisan by Dan Joyce

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Post 130

I Want To Have Sex With My Stalker

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I Want to Have Sex with my Stalker

Chords D C G

 

There’s a girl fresh in town

Pops up all around

Suddenly new to the scene

 

She’s no friend of mine

She calls all the time

She even shows up where I live

 

But you know what?

She’s kind of hot

 

I want to have sex with my stalker

 

I want to have sex with my stalker

I wonder if she’d get real intense

I wonder if she’d get even crazier

This could be time well spent

 

I want to have sex with my stalker

She just might be my kind of girl

I just may have someone to talk to

We’re all a little weird in my world

 

I want to have sex with my stalker

I could have been one myself

I know what it’s like to be lonely

And need professional help

 

I want to have sex with my stalker

Even though she is so strange

I want to have sex with my stalker

Even though she’s a little deranged

 

What’s the worst that could happen?

 

Death be not lonely

She might try to show me

I hurt her so

It’s time to go

And my stalker just might murder me!

 

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Artisan – Post 129 – Karen Wondering

Artisan by Dan Joyce

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Post 129

Karen Wondering

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Karen Wondering

Verses Am F C G Am F G     Chorus C G F G   Tempo 110 bpm

 

It’s all over, never better read your letter through

Time was wasted when I hasted to fall in love with you

Sometimes dreaming has no meaning life is never through

Tell me something this meant nothing I was such a fool

 

Karen wondering stand for something

Karen wondering what will this day bring?

 

When the daytime fails the playtime I was listening too

Then the nighttime was the right time but I couldn’t go through

In the morning you sat whispering how your love was true

From the beginning to the ending I could need some proof

 

So I find you never mind you madness is the truth

Once upon a long time happening to find my princess can’t hold proof

If you see the wind blow visible as we know feel the sky so blue

Now I have nothing just as you found me with your forbidden fruit

 

Karen wondering stand for something

Karen wondering what will this day bring?

 

Now I sit here writing verses from my broken heart

Should have known it seen it coming from the very start

If I told you we can never win this game of life

Would you just stand there going nowhere try to set it right?

 

Karen wondering stand for something

Karen wondering what will this day bring?

 

So the day goes as the wind blows is there a lesson to learn?

No longer finding never looking nothing to be yearned

Never mind the cruel and unkind words that we once shared

Close my mind to simple reason l’ve lost the heart that cared

 

Karen wondering stand for something

Karen wondering what will this day bring?

 

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Artisan – Post 128 – One More Time And She’s On My Mind

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Post 128

One More Time And She’s On My Mind

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One More Time and She’s on my Mind

Chords D Am C G  Chorus G C D

 

I want to write a song today, but I’ve got nothing to say

Sitting, smoking, settling in wasting away

Heard from her not too  long ago in a message in the wind

Long lost letters let it say what can this begin

 

One more time and she’s on my mind wishing away

Don’t look back it’s a small attack I’m wasting away

 

Met her in a meeting place days before I loved

Thought not of it nor about it then my love was done

Can’t talk now nor how about I thought she was the one

Then she came told me her name. That’s how this has begun

 

One more time and she’s on my mind wishing away

Don’t look back it’s a small attack I’m wasting away

 

Swore I’d never love another never let it go

What’s to reason in this season what is there to show?

Can I ever read this letter what more can I know?

I’d do better if I never met her no I won’t

 

Talk to me can’t you see what meaning this can bring?

Listen closely follow mostly to what I have to sing

Touch my heart let it start one more true meaning

Can’t stop now cause I don’t know how to keep from listening

 

One more time and she’s on my mind wishing away

Don’t look back it’s a small attack I’m wasting away

 

So you see it cannot be that I was meant alone

Come to me listen to me for I can sing my song

One more time and I want you mine won’t you come along

I’m just a man doing all I can and this is how it goes

 

One more time and she’s on my mind wishing away

Don’t look back it’s a small attack I’m wasting away

 

 

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Artisan – Post 127 – If Only Some People Can Be Beautiful (Then Who Could Ever Love?)

Artisan by Dan Joyce

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Post 127

If Only Some People Can Be Beautiful (Then Who Could Ever Love?)

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If Only Some People Can Be Beautiful (Then Who Could Ever Love?)

 

Chords: Verses: C G F G   Chorus: C G F G F G

 

If anyone can make art,

Then what is the value of art?

If anyone can sing

What melody could that bring?

 

If I could take a chance

And teach you how to dance

Then we could move along

To the beat of any song

 

But if only some people can be beautiful

Then who could ever love?

Who could ever love?

 

You are not my trophy girl

I’m not your perfect man

But we are one and two together

Doing everything we can

 

No two people are the same

And life is not a game

But in my heart there is a way

To win this rigged campaign

 

If only some people can be beautiful

Then who could ever love?

Who could ever love?

 

We are all born beautiful

And never born to hate

From the first breath of a child

In beauty we are made

 

For if only some people can be beautiful

Then who could ever love?

Who could ever love?

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