We Are the Blues We Write

by Bobby Meader Music

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This album is a compilation of almost two years of writing, and about 8 months of recording. The process has been so ridiculously fun and difficult, I wouldn't change it for the world. Check out my thoughts.

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released September 1, 2012

Engineered by Brandon Fleisher at Fleisher Productions, Mastered by Tom Parham from Vegas Disc.

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Track Name: I've Lost
VERSE 1: CAPO 6: TEMPO - 95
C
I've been using a loan shark
Am
To make a false love not fall apart
F C
It's been said time and time again

C
There's no direction in this game
Am
I was sleeping with the ghost
F C
She knew what I could and couldn't most

CHORUS:
C E
I'm sorry I still exhale stale air
F C
I know I pardoned this love affair
C E
There's a heart out there without this despair
F C
And I expect everyone to find it
G F C
But I've lost, I've lost, yet again

TWO BAR SOLO OVER CHORDS: C - E - Am - F

VERSE 2:
C
What's the deal with these faithful grinds?
Am
There's a failing and there's a waiting
F C
All I'm saying is it looks like a waste of time


C
I know these things can be inevitable
Am
But love is placed on value
F C
And I guess all I've got left is to chuck up the sponge


CHORUS 2:
C E
It's supposed to be "one nation under god"
F C
But if your love boils up, then what do you got?
C E
Your heart should never, ever be bait
F C
For a love that can eventually evaporate
G F C
So I've lost, I've lost, yet againVERSE 1: CAPO 6: TEMPO - 95
C
I've been using a loan shark
Am
To make a false love not fall apart
F C
It's been said time and time again

C
There's no direction in this game
Am
I was sleeping with the ghost
F C
She knew what I could and couldn't most

CHORUS:
C E
I'm sorry I still exhale stale air
F C
I know I pardoned this love affair
C E
There's a heart out there without this despair
F C
And I expect everyone to find it
G F C
But I've lost, I've lost, yet again

TWO BAR SOLO OVER CHORDS: C - E - Am - F

VERSE 2:
C
What's the deal with these faithful grinds?
Am
There's a failing and there's a waiting
F C
All I'm saying is it looks like a waste of time


C
I know these things can be inevitable
Am
But love is placed on value
F C
And I guess all I've got left is to chuck up the sponge


CHORUS 2:
C E
It's supposed to be "one nation under god"
F C
But if your love boils up, then what do you got?
C E
Your heart should never, ever be bait
F C
For a love that can eventually evaporate
G F C
So I've lost, I've lost, yet again
Track Name: A World You Will Create
CAPO 6:
C C F C
Hey, it's not lectures you care about
C F C
I think we're similar sometimes
F C D7
I've spent my whole life trying not to grow to what you have become
C F C
It's gotten harder to celebrate
C F C
And even harder to think, "Hey man"
Em Am D7
Red Dog's down by the river would have been so god damn fun


F C
You weren't born a bastard father
F C
But you birthed an innocent son
F C
You were given proper water
G F
To cleanse him from a world you will create

VERSE 2:
C F C
Why's it so god damn hard to think about
C F C
You and all your demands
C F C D7
Coming back with a master plan, no guts to stick around
C F C F C
If superstition really existed, I'd be one of many haunts
Em Am D7
I don't want to but I will if I have to
C F C
I've crawled and stumbled over this name
F C Em-Am D7
I know I watched him fake it, told to love, not the same
C F C F C
It's getting harder and harder to recognize all the things that I once loved
Em Am
Now you are clinging to the alter
D7
To find I'm not who I always was


F C
You weren't born a bastard father
F C
But you birthed an innocent son
F C
You were given proper water
G F
To cleanse him from a world you will create (To cleanse him from a man he could become)


VERSE 3:
C F C
Such greenery landscape covers your mind
C F C
Fall until another woman hits your life
F C D7
She ain't worth nothing cause she just doesn't care
C F C Em Am D7
The drugs they weren't enough, you're probably dumb enough to say a prayer
C F C C F C
You stole from the government, but nobody really cares
Em Am D7
And somehow I get stuck with information to make me more aware
C F C F C
It's getting harder and harder to recognize all the things that I once loved
Em Am
Now you are clinging to the alter
D7
To find I'm not who I always was


F C
You weren't born a bastard father
F C
But you birthed an innocent son
F C
You were given proper water
G F C
To cleanse him from a world you will create
Track Name: Outdrink the Moon
OPEN G TUNING: Capo: 0 - TEMPO: 135
G Em
If I could love life a little more
A C
I'd learn from the things I read from
G Em A C
It's just a gifted act of charity, in the meantime
G Em A C
Let's raise our glasses to the moon, mhmm
G Em A C
What does the world expect outta me?

CHORUS:
Am slide up 3 frets G
And as the rain keeps pouring on down
Whatever happens to me
You down to outdrink that moon?
Until we can't see a thing

VERSE
G Em
If the light is such a problem
A C
Then why do I greet the morning sun
G Em
Would it be fair to you
A C
To watch me drown
G Em
I know a place where we can
A C
Say good afternoon to the rising sun

CHORUS:
Am up 3 frets G
And as the rain keeps pouring on down
Whatever happens to me
You down to outdrink that moon?
Until we can't see a thing

OUTRO:
Am G
Outdrinking that moon (what does the world expect outta me?)
Outdrinking that moon
Outdrinking that moon
C
Outdrinking that moon



E G
We Are The Blues We Write
And so I've started grinding teeth, forbidden to drink
Plenty of sounds so I won't turn out weak
It's merely been a week and I am starting to think that
Hey, it's dark, and it's cold out you see?

E G
These are the times people turn to things they can't see
So I beg myself, "say something interesting"
What's happiness without a fight?
We are, the blues that we write
Track Name: January
Piano song; Key F# : TEMPO 115:
VERSE 1:
F # B
So you took apart a picture, but it wasn't wrong
C# B F#
It's not that he wasn't smart enough to be strong
F# B
Now you took a part a picture, it must be so much harder with all your might
C# B F#
I know those August nights are a tough time


CHORUS:
F# F inversion
So I wrote you a song, just to keep you along
Eb G#
So you'll see that our brother was on a countdown
F# F inversion
There is no one to blame, we sprinkled grass on his name
Eb G#
You'll always wear this mothership crown
C# B F#
I know April is a cold month

CHORDS: F#-Finversion-Eb-G# (2 times then end on C#-B-F#)

VERSE 2:
F#
You know, pictures hold a feeling
B C# B F#
They make you see faith as it isn't real, I think tears hold something, like they're meant to heal
F# B
I looked at you right in the eye, I swore to you that everything would be just fine
C# B F#
But even I know there's no use in a shitty lie


CHORDS: F#-Finversion-Eb-G# (2 times then end on C#-B-F#)
Track Name: If Anyone's Listening
Piano song; Key F# : TEMPO 115:
VERSE 1:
F # B
So you took apart a picture, but it wasn't wrong
C# B F#
It's not that he wasn't smart enough to be strong
F# B
Now you took a part a picture, it must be so much harder with all your might
C# B F#
I know those August nights are a tough time


CHORUS:
F# F inversion
So I wrote you a song, just to keep you along
Eb G#
So you'll see that our brother was on a countdown
F# F inversion
There is no one to blame, we sprinkled grass on his name
Eb G#
You'll always wear this mothership crown
C# B F#
I know April is a cold month

CHORDS: F#-Finversion-Eb-G# (2 times then end on C#-B-F#)

VERSE 2:
F#
You know, pictures hold a feeling
B C# B F#
They make you see faith as it isn't real, I think tears hold something, like they're meant to heal
F# B
I looked at you right in the eye, I swore to you that everything would be just fine
C# B F#
But even I know there's no use in a shitty lie


CHORDS: F#-Finversion-Eb-G# (2 times then end on C#-B-F#)
Track Name: 40 Dollar Bill
Capo - 2
D-lick
I can't act like poverty, means nothing to me

Lying is easy when your back is turned to reality
D A G Em
Things to come, frighten me, like being well lit
D A G Em
Wish to be a wanted man in 13 states, and not be counterfeit


Bm-A G
Like a 40 dollar bill, and half---a nickel


D-lick
Whisper me your secrets, I promise I won't tell

Maybe I'll find a woman, to cast me from this spell
D A G Em
Things to come, frighten me, like being well lit
D A G Em
Wish to be a wanted man in 13 states, and not be counterfeit


Bm- A G-Bm
But the true death of me would be no singing
Track Name: On Trial
Drop D tuning - Tempo 183
VERSE 1:
D Bm
Life's just beginning and I"m already on trial
G A D
Flashing lights, save it for the another night
D Bm G A D
The many times that I've said please, they all can't be seen, and somehow I am the liar

CHORUS:
Bm A G D
Better off not understanding anything
Bm A G D
I think life is better she denied your ring
F# G D
I don't know what you're doing that I can't see
Bm G A D
But I hope it turns out ugly

VERSE 2:
D Bm
Gentleman this is, a top shelf product
G A D
You might be better off without it
D Bm
Drink up now to hide the sorrow a woman can create
G A D
But I like lying for a clean slate

CHORUS 3:
Bm A G D
Don't you pity me now and again, you sorry son
Bm A G D
I'll release the secrets trapped inside my loaded gun
F# G D
Pull the trigger and you will find
Bm G A D
This trial has been a waste of my time


VERSE 3:
D
Back to the trial
Sometimes I like understanding nothing, a little blissful state of mind
I've tried so god damn hard, to put these songs close to my heart
I guess I just care too much

CHORUS:
Bm A G D
Don't you pity me now and again, you sorry son
Bm A G D
I'll release the secrets trapped inside my loaded gun
F# G D
Please tell more lies
Bm G A D
So you can't follow me back to the upside

CODA back to "Gentlemen this is, a top shelf product, you might be better off without it"

Bm A G D
Don't you pity me now and again you sorry son, I'll release the secrets trapped inside my loaded gun
Track Name: Still Standing
CAPO: 6 - Tempo: 128 (Although piano song)
G Em
I got a bunch of nickels this week
Am Eb (C)
But I'll find a reason to remain obscene
G Em D
You once fell asleep and called it love
C C/B A D7 C - G
I am still standing here as I always was

CHORUS:
C D7
If anyone should ask, I've taken it back
C/G G
In the past but I made it work
B C/G
That's the feeling of remorse
C -C/B- A D7 C/G - G
I once drank so fast, that I made it worse

VERSE 2:
G Em
I got a bunch of time to space
Am Eb (C)
Find me and I''ll make it happen
G Em D
Uncertainty will fuck your mind
C C/B A D7 C/G - G
Half of, the reasons I'm still here, cause I made it rhyme

CHORUS:
C D7
If anyone should ask, I've taken it back
C/G G
In the past but I made it work
B C/G
This is the pen that wrote the final disaster
C C/B A D7 C/G - G
If you knew, you would drink so fast, underneath the moonshine
Half of, the reasons I'm still here, cause I made it rhyme
Track Name: This Van Keeps Me Alone
CAPO 7: TEMPO -155
C Am
It won't sink me much down the river
F C
The feeling that it was most
C Am
You picked too many things to justify
F C
No dreams to feel satisfied
Dm C-G-F (light humming)
I'm not too far gone
C-G-F
As I'm speeding down the coast
G F Fm C C7
Aesthetically pleasing you were, you felt like a ghost

CHORUS:
Am C
Why can't you let me win?
F C/B Am
Competition sheds nothing but selfish skin
C G F Fm C………..
I'm so glad you didn't know me well, cause this farewell, would have been so god damn hard

BRIDGE/OUTRO;
Am C E
I don't mind much being alone, if it means that I
Am -G F
Can simply call this home
G F C
But this van, keeps me alone,


Am C
If you're scared of dying, just raise your cup
E Am G F
You'll trash yourself when you see death closeup
G F C
So tell me why were you so fucked up?
Track Name: Tower at Tropicana
HARP KEY: TUNED down whole step!
A-C#m-F#-D-Dm

A C#m F# D Dm
It's not al the signs on the I-15 that I see
A C#m F# D Dm
It's not all the reckless abandonment of sanity, that they preach
A C#m F# -----------------------------INITIATE DOUBLE TIME CHORD STRUMMING)
It's a second rate lust, in a second rate town
D Dm
For an up and coming kid to be pushed around
C#m F# D C#m
I hope death for you is like turning the switch off
F# D Dm
Or maybe just a dream I once had

CHORUS:
A C#m F#
To control everything, and be in command
D Dm
It's like that time I felt at home, but then I didn't exist
A C#m F#
Some call me alone, but I just love it
D Dm
Abandon all my table talk, and now I'm in a van
A C#m F# D A <-----------------------------INITIATE DOUBLE TIME CHORD STRUMMING)
You can't take that from me! If I were you
C#m F# D Dm...
I'd abandon everything I've ever felt insecure about

And be real again
HARP KEY: A
A-C#m-F#-D-Dm
Track Name: Song in D
CAPO: 2
VERSE 1:
D-lick
We were always drinking

No matter how hard I tried
G D-lick (keep F# going)
Was that lack of color nothing but a dream, with nowhere left to fly

D-lick
The roof was always leaking

But nobody heard my cries
G D-lick (keep F# going)
And this heart of mine, was always left explaining why

CHORUS:
G B F# B G
They all wanna hear that I made a mistake and now I'm a living fear
A F# G A
But they don't argue when you're in tears
F# B G
I've sat through a trial by my peers
A F# G
They don't' even offer you a beer
A D
And somehow that's my fault


VERSE 2:
D
And now I've got to explain myself to you
G
About why I don't like small talk
D
C'mon, you talked about poison

CHORUS:
G B
So I thought you knew
F# B G
Nothing about reality is real
A F# G A
I think society needs an appeal
F# B G
If you can't argue shut your mouth
A F# G
If you can't fall asleep at night
A D...
It always ends up my fault


BRIDGE:
B G F#
How do you know-ow?
G A
It's not the appeal that I was after
B G-F# A D-lick
Yeah I chose to chase, another disaster

D-lick...
OUTRO:
G D
It's like I've never felt this way before
A G
Some call it love
A G D
But it was serenity that I found
Track Name: Extraordinary Blood
Tempo: 112
D Bm
I won't be the same when I'm 29
D A
I'll see my name, flashing on the sign
G D
You couldn't just wait for the stars to align
A G D
But I still wish, for you to come back home

D Bm A
What if I didn't worry about a thing, and what if your lord, he never sings?
What if this world of ours resets? and what if we start all over again?
It's heaven on earth my friend, even if I have to apologize
I'd rather drink blood than turn water into wine
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Harp over: D - Bm - A (FOUR TIMES REPEAT)
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D Bm
This blood I speak of, is being drawn
D A
From that picture of you hanging on the wall
G D
That young man you were, is nothing you are now
A D
But I still wish for you to come back home


CHORUS:
D Bm A
What if I didn't worry about a thing, and what if your lord, he never sings?
What if this world of ours resets? and what if we start all over again?
It's heaven on earth my friend, even if I have to apologize
I'd rather drink blood than turn water into wine


BRIDGE:
G D
I wished you could see
G D A
That my love, is as strong on earth, as it should be
G D
So I'll use this loyalty in the common man
A G D
So I can wish, for you to come back home
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Harp over: D - Bm - A