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Rising

Posted by Ian on January 22, 2012

It seems like this has become a bit of a trend — making a post every once in a while, trying to convince myself that I will begin posting again…

The way I figure, if I actually want to get back in the swing of things, I might as well actually post something and see if it gets me to post again. So, without any further adieu:

In the many years since I have made any sort of useful blog post, I have fully fleshed out a song I started writing a while ago. Anyways, here’s a video of it being performed by my (late) band, Clean Slate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru9I0AvVaFc

And, for your enjoyment, here’s a tab for the opening bit:

http://www.box.com/s/8vbfu0gfja41p4u76383

(it’s a PDF)

And then the lyrics, should you want to know anything besides the opening bit.

Verse 1
Thoughts never thought,
And dreams, never dreamnt.
Words never spoken,
The things we forget.
A smile never smiled,
A frown, turned around.
The things you’ve lost forever,
The things you’ll never know.
You get up,
You go out,
You live your life.
Not knowing,
What could be,
Or what was right…
Chorus
Of all the things you’ve ever done,
How many went through.
Of all the words you’ve ever said,
Which ones came from you?
Verse 2
And, as we go on,
What stays the same?
A couple of friends,
well, who’s to blame?
The times they keep on changing,
Changing all you’ve known.
What was true, gone forever,
You’re all alone.
Chorus 2
Of all the things you’ve ever done,
How many went through.
Of all the words you’ve ever said,
Which ones came from you?
Verse 3
So now you think,
What can you do.
‘Got nothing left,
Not even a clue.
You know you,
Must do something.
Escape this low.
You’ve got to,
Rise above this.
Let spirit show.
Chorus 3
So why don’t you just get up,
Go on and live your life.
No more of this turning back,
Go on and make it right.

Now, from the video, you should be able to figure out the verses (they are the last couple of lines of the tab, repeated over and over).

The chorus is simply C, F, G, C. Watch the video for the chord changes.

Enjoy!

No guarantee as to whether or not I’ll be posting regularly again, but I will try to give you all something to mess around with every once in a while.

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One Response to “Rising”

  1. disorder said

    Keep up the good work,need more blogs like this. I’ve only been playing Uke for just over a month & a site like this is good stuff.
    Alot of what uve done on the blog so far (scales, normal & more advanced forms of scales) I’ve already learnt through my own heartache & sweat (believe me it hasn’t been easy), I’ve had to suss alot out myself, for example I learnt “twinkle twinkle” within 4 to 5 hours of having my Uke arrive in the post, that’s both chords & notes (noted 1st obviously), been no stopping me since but I suffer from arthritis & could do with a hand finding ‘Tabs’ or ‘songs’ that will allow me to advance with as little pain as possible (oh I’m only 30, I know young for arthritis)!
    Stay Safe

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