Savin Up

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The future is a landmine
don't go throwing stones
saying things will happen when you know
they really won't

No one knows the secret
you can blame the moon
everyone's indifferent
until they sell to you

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released July 1, 2014

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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: Savin Up
B / Eb / C#m / B

If you ask me how much I make
I might ask you how much it takes
I've got no assets so it's easy to see
You won't be well off if you end up with me

F# / A / B

but if you want love i've been savin up
if you need love i've been savin up
if you want love i've been savin up for you

I've put in some time but it's no use
i know some people yes but they're broke too
we'll just keep goin like we always do
let's go out to eat darlin before the bills go through

if you want love i've been savin up
if you need love i've been savin up
if you want love i've been savin up for you

SOLO

I don't think about money a lot
till I'm reminded how little I've got
Track Name: How to Wait
(D-A-D-F#-A-D)

5:30 in the morning
criminals were all asleep
started the car went back inside
soak up a little more heat

and i'm learning how to wait

Lilly's scratchin at the screen door
nature doesn't call it pleads
here we are against it all
just you and that dog and me

and we're learning how to wait

now you gotta be careful
tellin people like it is
you may come to find out
people don't give a shit

when they're learnin how to wait

no one tells the same lie
one good bottle of wine
two red plastic cups
gonna make us both feel fine

while we're learin' how to wait
Track Name: For Now
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love was just an old song
on a wind-up gramaphone
something in a picture from
a long time ago
if she was any more beautiful
she might burst into flames
steal the heart of any boy
who ever heard her name

now we're out here together somehow
singin' time won't tear us down

Is it true love
if i'd ruin myself for you
keep a long list in my pocket
of the things that I would do
to take you out this weekend
for the best sandwich in town
the whole time I'm hopin'
that time won't tear us down
C G
together with our worries and wishes
C G
our funny voices and faces
C Bm7
our colors summers and mornings
C D7 Bm (2 3)
our tears and our chance together

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light becomes what it touches
so here we are
Everyone has a story that can break your heart
the odds against us are endless
But don't it feel right now
like time won't tear us down
time won't tear us down
oh time won't tear us down
for now
Track Name: Anything's a Start
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How can I feel dumb
G
With these opposable thumbs
C G
And an endless list of adverbs
C
the end is coming soon
C G
But I forget constantly
C / G
while I count on sweet distraction
Bm / Em
ooooooh baby
Bm / Em
let me squeeze your heart
Bm A
i know wakin' up isn't much
C G C/G/C/G/C/C/C/A7
but anything's a start
C / G
your sister is crazy
C / G
but who's sister isn't
C
we're both convinced that our nonsense
C / G
is the only one that makes it

Bm / Em
ooooooh baby
Bm / Em
let me squeeze your heart
Bm A
i know bein' nice isn't worth much
C G C/G/C/G/C/C/C/A7
but anything's a start
C / G
I'll organize the icebox
C / G
I'll even clean the remote
C C
say you've got a small bathtub
C / G
I'll build you a boat
C / G
if every life has a color scheme
C / G
yours is red and mine is green
C C
put em together like a christmas dream
C / G
or dirt on the ground
Bm / Em
ooooooh baby
Bm / Em
let me squeeze your heart
Bm A
i know a lot of this won't make sense
C G C/G/C/G/C/C/C/A7
but anything's a start
Track Name: The Moon
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Bm7 / Em7

I had a nightmare
One of us blew up the moon
Testing a new rocket
they hit the button too soon
The effects were not instant
But we all knew
with the wind and the size of the waves
that would soon ensue
Some went to Walmart
But it finally closed
They broke the doors down anyway
Like Kurt said so it goes
We got a quick lesson
On how we all depend
On what we barely notice
while the planet spins
As for the internet
People were confused
There was not enough bandwidth
to console all of you
We comfort our children
Tell em dreams come true
If they wish upon those stars
when it all depends on the moon
You can read about the Greeks
The Vikings and the moors
Teach yourself the causes of those
French and Indian wars
The latitude and longitude of Timbuktu
but none of that means anything
if we don't have the moon
Track Name: Fate & Circumstance
C C7 F D7 F C G C

G C G C G C F

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Woke up this morning so I win
I was lucky before it could happen again
Anytime I ever get the blues
I take a walk in my runnin shoes
I need little love
need the stars above
need a lot of luck
to keep me
need a constant stream
of cheap caffiene
to keep me
awake
All we know is post production
so it is nice to meet a real person
If the world was pretty it wouldn't need
normal people like you and me
who need a little love
need the stars above
need a lot of luck
to see things
shoes off and on
days come and gone
mother nature takes her chance
on fate and circumstance
if someone you love has mental problems
is it all on you to solve them
delude ourselves for sanity
then fall into despair so easily
we need a little love
need a lot of luck
need the right drugs
to keep us
shoes off and on
days come and gone
mother nature takes her chance
on fate and circumstance
Track Name: Not Much
DADGAD Tuning

V 1 / 2 / C3 / solo over verse / C5 / end

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somewhere, behind your eyes
all that meat , becomes your mind
and no one here knows why
we are what we can't define

see the gold among the sand
if we can't save it or sell it
we could give a damn
it feels like an empty search
we don't ever do much, but it's such hard work

gets so cold at times it's lonely
reporting live here from the zoo
like an old car dealer's catch phrase
guess how much you hear is true

I'm in park
In the passing lane
been through changes but i feel the same
does any of this make sense
if consciousness is a consequence

most of life will drive you crazy
there is not much you can do
keep movin' on or wastin' away
what you think , is up to you
even that, may not be true
Track Name: Next One's Free
E-A-E-A-C#-E
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The future is a landmine
don't go throwing stones
saying things will happen when you know
they really won't

No one knows the secret
you can blame the moon
everyone's indifferent
until they sell to you
until they sell to you

don't want no terminal illness
don't need no warranty
got a good price on forgiveness
punch my card the next one's free
punch my card the next one's free

watch out for the rednecks
in the middle of all this mess
I guaranteed my baby
that I'd do my very best
do my very best

don't want no terminal illness
don't need no warranty
got a good price on forgiveness
punch my face the next one's free
Track Name: Time Talk
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See that sunrise wrinkle in the rain
anyway's a good way to start another day

in this great wink of eternity
time time time
is the mercy

deep in their roots every flower
keeps the sunlight safe in the midnight hour

we talk to ourselves
so we have visions
talk talk talk
but we don't listen

and the days went by
as the days will do
there's much to learn
none of it is true
we need a joke we can believe in
a place to go when we feel small and deluded

infinite coincidence ooooooh no
we've made progress yes but we've got a ways to go


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Track Name: Some Perfect Truth
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D / Dmaj7 / G
all these memos and missions
D / Dmaj7 / G
payin no real attention
D Dmaj7 G Em
to the light on your face, the wind or the days
Bm A
as they rotate away

D / Dmaj7 / G
I can't believe how fast
D / Dmaj7 / G
a quarter of my time has passed
D Dmaj7 G Em Bm
so optimistic , I'm roundin off numbers , I know
A D
I may not live to grow old

D / Dmaj7 / G
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thought I had memories
but really they have you
the mind hides and files these things away to suggest
some perfect truth
some perfect truth

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can't say i'll love you forever
won't be around that long
but Elise I can say for the rest of my days
I'll make sure, you're never alone
some perfect truth - led me to you
some perfect truth - led me to you
Track Name: Perspective
Dm7

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Dm - Dm - Fsus - Fsus - C - C

Dm - Dm - Fsus - Fsus - Am - Am - Fsus - Fsus

Dm - Dm - Fsus - Fsus - C - C

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People got problems
People got dreams
Don't want solutions
Unless they're free

in the trenches of existence
nothing matters as much as you'd think
we're too busy justifying
our own illusions
To see anything

an apple a day may keep the
doctor away
but it won't help much
when you fall on your face

Simple as it seems
it's a complex thing
the sun shines
in spite of our personal problems

Don't let the fact you're not the
best at something spoil it
Some languish their abilities on days
others are glad to make the toilet