Lucky Wind

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about

A memento mori of sorts, I wrote for a while but didn't start recording songs until after my second brain tumor operation. After a long recovery, I began making four track demos in a tiny file room at work during lunch breaks. Those lo-fi recordings became my first album Lucky Wind.

"The epitome of DIY"

"A solid start! Minimal and meaningful folk"


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released February 1, 2013

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Hold on Photon Helena, Alabama

Sean Glass is a lawnchair balloonist and live action lunatic from Helena, AL. His style draws deeply from blues, folk, science and existentialism. Check out the official site for more info. Or not. It's amazing you even read this.

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Track Name: Bright Quarter Moon
D Bm/A
our dreams fight reality
D G/A
we fight over what those words mean
Bm A
so if the whole thing melts
D G
and we all go to hell
Bm A D
can we blame our reasoning
D Bm/A
one day we'll run out of nostalgia
D G/A
they'll give it a new name
Bm A D G
drove past my old house on the internet
Bm A D
but it didn't feel the same
Bm A D G
as running around like an idiot on the loose
Bm A D
Under a bright quarter moon

D Bm/A
like false teeth in a pawnshop window
D G/A
the smell of rain on concrete
Bm A D G
reminders of things that may not make sense
Bm A D
but seem appropriate
Bm A D G
and the concrete turns a greyish blue
Bm A D
Under a bright quarter moon
D A
Pleasant surprise
Bm G
Oh my my my my my
Bm A D
ooooo oooo ooo
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Track Name: Helena
C (add 3) F (add 3) hold out till..
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C
Well it's a train town
we cross tracks all the time
Am
Unless there's one shakin the rails
G C
Rollin down the line through Helena

Becca's in the Walgreens window
Glad she's feelin better too
Am
she'll smile when she sees your face
G C
that's what people do in Helena

Oooohooo
C
meet me down by the waterfall
bring the good dog she'll chase that ball
Am F
When it cools down
F C
we can fill our bellies
G C
out on the porch at the depot deli
F C
Oooohooo
F G
Oooohooo

C
Goin' down to the coffee house
with a new one to test out
Am F
and maybe I'll see you round
C
in Helena
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Track Name: Backroads
G / Am / F / C / G

C / F / G x3

F / C / Fbar / Gbar

Glance up towards the freeway
as I head down a half-lit road
thinkin' bout the woods and all the things I think I know
now I understand that all the turns
might make a waste of gas
but I'll pay the extra cost to know
exactly where I'm at
I came this way every single day
but now, that's the past
and I drove a whole lost faster
when I was unsure of my path
when I find my right turn signal
me and her can be alone
it might take a little longer but I'll
take the back roads home
Stop by Mr. P's, the only place up here to eat
an amazing panoramic view floats across the street
I can see the long day slowly set from up upon this crest
just me and the breeze cause the winter wind
it took all the rest
I came this way every, every day
but now, that's the past
and I drove a whole lost faster
when I was unsure of my path
when I find my right turn signal
me and her can be alone
it might take a little longer but I'll
take the back roads home

solo (G/Am/F/C/G/C/G)

(contact me for solo tab)

sure been nice to drive this way
with all the windows down
and it's always good to drive back through
an old familiar town
Ol' Lou's still on the corner
bringin old cars back to life
they just don't make em like that no more
people who are actually nice

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Track Name: Got Me Good
D / G / A

G / A
G / A / D / D

Bm / A/G
Bm / A/G A
/D
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0--0-0--0----------0-----------------------------
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D ddd d d D
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Young and dumb and I was
naive from the start
banging things together i noticed a spark
G A
found some firewood
G A
stacked it best i could
D
and we're cookin now
oh, you got me good (riff)

I saw stars blinking
Is this all a dream
behind the eyeballs, electro-chemistry
G A
gave myself more credit
G A
than I ever should
D
love and neuroscience
oh you got me good

oo oo oooh you got me got me good
oo oo oooh you got me got me good

as the future recedes
right along my hairline
and I come to terms with fleeting life
we work so hard to define ourselves but
i'd rather be happy than right (this...time)

oo oo oooh you got me got me good
oo oo oooh you got me got me good
yep!
Track Name: Almost Died
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3----------------

C / F / C / F / C / G

C / F / C / F / G / C

C
about a month before school
F C
We were kids at the pool
F C G
When the diving boards were high
C
There was so much kudzu
F C
There were girls in swimsuits
F G C
and they wanted to see boys fly
F C
I was shaky at best tryin to be like the rest
F C G
As I jumped right off the side (oh my)
C
But my jump was too close
F C
concrete kissing my nose
F G C
made me feel like I almost died

F C
life can be a brand new swingset
F C G
then a struggle to survive (aaa aa a)
F C
when you realize you're dyin
F G
you might finally feel alive

(years later)
C
when the doctor told me
F C
this may be your last week
F C G
and so now it's time to try
C
to get affairs in order
F C
I just stood in the corner
F G C
with a box of oatmeal creampies
F
now there's wind in the trees
C
About 60 degrees
F C G
And it feels so good outside (it's nice)
C
I don't have to pretend
F C
to be happy again
F G C
Probably because I almost died

F C
life can be a wild ass party
F C G
then a struggle to survive (aaa aa a)
F C
when I realized I'm dyin
F G C
I finally felt alive

C
Barring any car wrecks
F C
or armed robberies gone awry
C
the heart of the mouse and the heart of the whale
F G
beat about the same number of times
C F C
a slower metabolic rate means a longer life
Am G C
so I'm takin' it easy at least until Saturday night

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Track Name: Telomerase
open A throughout riff!

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----0-------4-4-2-0-------4------------4---4-2-0--222-444-000---0~~----
5*5*---------------------------------------------------------2p0-------
(harmonic beginning...)

--2---2-------------------------------------
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E------------------------------------------

B: x244
C#:x466
D: x577
A~
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Bone mass
I read about how
you won't last too many days
and so we'll just have to make accidents happen

Way down
in platos cave
we trace shadows on the wall
and so getting anywhere-interesting means never going home

while we face, We all face, We all face that telomerase

our hearts
are bleeding
lets make the best of it
while we're aware of a strange existence

we'll live
because we have to
and we'll dream because we'll need
to be distracted from all these things

while we face, While we face, We all face that telomerase
E D (slow ring out) A
even ray kurzweil ain't gonna make it!
E D (slow ring out) A
vitamin man ain't gonna make it!

E
e|--7-----7---|
B|----7-----7-|
G|9-----9-----|


D
e|--5-----5----|
B|----5-----5--|
G|7-----7------|


A
e|---5------5---|
B|-----5-------5|
G|-6------6-----|


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Track Name: Nectarine
A / Dmaj7 x54222 / Dmaj9 x5222 / C#m x4665x / Bm x24432 / Dm / A

A E D A
x2
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2-----2-2---------------------------------------------------2--
2-----2-2----2~---1h2-1~----1-2--1h2p1----------------------2--
2-4-2-2-2--4-------------4-------------4-2---------2--------2--
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E x79997 / D xx77710 / A x07650

(Ah4A)up on the hill
(Dmaj7/9)beauty is strange
(C#m)flowers look like accidents
that (Bm)heal in the rain
(Ah4A)it's more than all
(Dmaj7/9)that we can see
when we (C#m)stare into the sky
where nothing (Bm)appears to be

(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)
(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)

(Ah4A)you're my eve
(Dmaj7/9)with that apple
i'm (C#m)your monkey man(Bm)
i(Dm~~arpeg)will eat whatever you've got in your hand

(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)
(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)

(Dm~~)when I think about you I feel the chemicals movin' (A/A)
(Dm~~)when I think about you I feel the chemicals
(C#m/Bm)movin'/ (C#m/Bm)movin'yeah'yeah
oooh oo ooo ooooo o ooooo oooo!!!

with no guarantee
that we're anything
other than what we love
it didn't take long
to dream up a song
or decide that is enough

(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)
(E)MY SWEEET(D)NECTARINE(A)

double sweep lick: 12****9 / 10****7
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--4/6/4----2~---------4/6---9*~------------
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Track Name: Lucky Wind
(i) x2
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--0------0---0--------5-55-0-----0------0---0--0-0-----
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3-------------3-----------------3------------3-------
(t)
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-7-0-0----5-0-----------------------------
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7-7-7--------5-5-5-----------------------3-------

Many times I've tried to tell you
Twice now I tried to make you see
More than anything
So when it ends up breakin
don't look at me
Lately you've been lucky
distracted from liabilities
they gotcha on your knees
So when u need some money
Don't look at me
gonna get my hands into that lucky wind
the seasons change and now it's time again
to get away from...
you started askin questions
expectin answers from monkeys
it's frightening
so when it makes no difference
don't look at me
our opinions are leaves in the street
and nobody I know sweeps
wait for a lucky wind
we wait for that lucky wind
(break)
throw those dandelions
on our grave
c'mon lucky wind let's be brave
carry us away
just wait

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Track Name: Beastly Magic Leisure
palm muted
C#m / E / C#m / 5 / 7 (higher riff)
C#m / E / A / E
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-----1--4-2-1-----2-----------------------
-----2-2-------2---2--2----------------------
-4-4-------------------2----------------
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----------------2-4-2-------2-4---------
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----------------2-4-2---1--2-4----1----
2-----2-h3h44-6-4--2--4-6----2----
2-2-4------------------2-----------2----
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morning swarmed the window
as they spoke in senatorial tones
neurons align it just takes time
how long, we never know (A / E)

I thought about decision
in the cafe line (higher part)
met a split-brain patient
and it changed my mind
changed my mind
2 4 2
we're all a head injury away
E
from being a different person
2 4 2 E
we are the stories we tell ourselves
2 4 2 E
leave me in my beastly magic leisure oh please sir 2 4 2 E
you can keep the answers for yourself
as the days flashed by
I felt it in my soul
I'm making up stories
about being in control
2 4 2
we're all a head injury away
E
from being a different person
2 4 2 E
we are the stories we tell ourselves
2 4 2 E
leave me in my beastly magic leisure oh please sir 2 4 2 E
you can keep the answers for yourself
be happy while you're healthy
be nice while you're still here
a good motto to live by
is try not to get killed
Track Name: Just to be Here
(bass improv-contact me if you want tab)

just to be here
is really somethin
and almost nothin
could change the way
I appreciate things
since they were almost
taken away (walk down)

just to be here is really somethin
and almost nothin brings me down
cause I barely made it back here
somehow some how

So won't you,
buy that house
mow that grass
pass the mustard, forget the past
drink that juice, eat some fruit
while you still can
better bake that dish, go do what you wish
you are only right here right now
use it all up
do not let it all run out

(CHORDS START)
D D7
try a smile, it won't hurt
G Em9
you may even get one or two in return
D G C D
you'll have to give in, or you're never going to learn

move those legs , while you can
you don't need tools, use your hands
our little lives are only so long

D C G (3,2,0) E
people do not know , how lucky they are
D C G (3,2,0) E
people do not know , how lucky they are
D C G (3,2,0) E
we do not know how lucky we are
D C G (3,2,0) E D
we do not know how lucky we are oooooooooo