Spirit of the Day

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Delusion. Quantum mechanics. Shitfits. Photoshop.

Round the room they roll
like little things of gold
and the breeze was a pleasant tune
time glides like a dream through everything
and the navy blue feeling is strange
I know things will change
honey i'm on parade

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released February 25, 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: Growin Up Fast
Am
I'm sorry your mother
F C
was a useless alcoholic
Am
When she became pregnant
F C
we all cautiously thought this
Dm F
Would give her a reason to wise up
C
and finally live
Dm
maybe not get arrested
F C
maybe learn what a miracle is
Am F
a kid cannot know if his mother
C
has any sense
Am
She does what she does
F C
until she did what she did
Dm F
She'll never see you through the bottom
C
of that glass
Dm F
And you're
C
growin up fast (then tap chords twice)

Am
there's a carnival ride
F C
out on the edge of town
Am
Just two paper tickets
F C
and you get to ride around
Dm
in a big shiny ball
F C
that blurs everything that goes past
Dm F
there might be a line if it's good
C
but lines never last
Dm F
step right up little man
C
you're growin' up fast (tap chords twice)

Am
Some stories have edits
F C
I once heard people can change
Am F
to not ruin another life
C
with their terrible ways
Dm
Maybe things can get better
F C
Maybe it won't be that bad
Dm F
But you're almost a year old
C
And growin up fast
Track Name: Same Old Thing
capo 1

G ////
She was...
C ////////////G
an A.M. radio angel
G ////
and i felt
////////C //// G
like a dixie dream in egypt
D ////
boredom through the pain
Em/// C///
there were no links in the chain
G D
there was nothin' there
G
to keep us

G ////
Just when
C //// ////////G
it started getting weird
G //// C
woke up one day
////////C //// G
and we were appalled
D ////
when we got down to it
Em/// C///
I mean right down to it
G D
we could not make sense of anything
G
at all

C
It's the same old thing
G
keeps me entertained
C D
aa A a
G
It's the same old thing


Bm / C / G /
delusion is like anything we collect along the way
Bm / C/ D /
throw it out and you'll need it the next day

C
It's the same old thing
G
keeps me entertained
C D
aa A a
G
It's the same old thing

SOLO

Am / Bm / C / D / G
Track Name: Blue Hearted Gal
capo 1

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C
People are talkin
Am F C
like they always do
C
the world's favorite number
Am F C
has always been two
Am F C
and I can't argue with it now
F G C
oh I've got a blue hearted gal

C Am
at close range no one's normal
F C
but we've got collective hope
C Am
which of those matters most
F C
we may never know
Am F C
and the rules are measured by how much they allow
F G C
when you've got a blue hearted gal

C E7 Am G F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
she's got a smile that makes everybody do the same

C E7 Am G F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
she's got a smile that makes everybody do the same
Track Name: Cryin Out Loud
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D / D / E / G / // A / G / A / G / D

d dsus d dsus d h5 2

G riffs

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(G) (D)

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(D)Sunrise at 6:05
(D)take another slow look (E)around(G)
(D)I've been tryin' to wake up
(D)and i've almost got it (E)down(G)

(A)Please, tell me somethin
(G)please tell me somethin now
(A)first thing in the mornin'
(G)for cryin' out loud (G to D riff) then D riff x2

I got some bad advice
My brain suggested to my mouth
I've been thinkin all about it
You can speak confidently now

(A)I hear your heartbeat
(G)clear as a bell somehow
(A)Reach down here and save me
(G)for cryin, out loud (G to D riff) then D riff x2
Solo over D riff x2 E/G into (A)

(A)the iron in your heart
is the (G)same that's in the stars
(A)that vast emptiness
yet somehow here we are (G to D riff) then D riff x2

(A)I've got a feeling
(G)Can you really feel it
(A)I've got a feeling
(G)Can you really feel it

(G to D riff) then D riff x2
Track Name: Cosmic Arcade
E / A
E / A


E A
I can't trust my brain
E
it lies to me
A
Keeps on repeating
E
just not remembering
B A
the planets get closer
B /C#m/B/ A
while stars fade
B A~
and we're a dim lamp
(riffdown) E
in a.....cosmic arcade

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9 11
9 11

E A
We're stuck to a rock
E
that floats through space
A
yet we still argue
E
over where to eat today
B A
we're always winning
B /C#m/B/ A
the games we play
B A~
still we're a dim lamp
(riffdown) E
in a...cosmic arcade

E A
Quantam mechanics is like Photoshop
E
see all the pixels
E
then zoom out and stop
B A
cause things look better
B /C#m/B/ A
with just our eyes
B A~
you zoom in too close
(riffdown) E
logic won't survive
Track Name: Ain't That Enough
you can make a violin
you can master life
you can change the world
if you can find a wife
You can work all day
You can quit and fish
You can just ignore
what you don't agree with
You
can fall
in or out of love
ain't that enough

You can fall off the top of the food chain
You can wine and dine
You can be distracted
all the time
you can speak for god
you can find a fortune
you can know the future
if that's important
You
can fall
in or out of love
ain't that enough

You could get lost
You could lucky
You could get better
if you study
you can ask them why
or accept what is
You can know the future
and still enjoy it
You
can fall
in or out of love
ain't that enough
Track Name: On Parade
G = 3x0003 G+ = 3x1003 G6 = 3x2003 G7 = 3x3003
Cmaj7 = x32000 / G = 3x0003

x3545x / Cm = x35543 / G

Round the room they roll
Like little things of gold and the breeze
Was a pleasant tune
time glides like a dream through everything
and the navy blue feeling is strange
I know things will change
honey i'm on parade

Constantly reminded
That I'm horribly average
But then I meet real people
And don't feel so bad about it
We've all got our problems
But we're not all victims
it's the light in here that makes us all the same
honey i'm on parade

seen highs right after lows
Holy roller coaster mama don't you know
oh you know
the only way to learn is to make mistakes
now I appreciate every one I made
Honey, I'm on parade
Honey, I'm on parade
Track Name: Just Pretend
Start on open d note

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(Dm)If time began when matter started(F)movin
(Dm)we were on the playground you had the loose(F)end
of a monkey bar, you were makin it bend
it wasn't long ago it was just pretend

made it to high school, clothes, cars and music
we had everything and no idea what we were doin
maybe they'll listen if I talk like them
anything goes, when you're makin friends

followed the instructions, got our degrees
shiny shoes and haircuts , proof that we can read
bookbag to briefcase , pretty big difference
but we'll fit right in if we just pretend

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take a step back
see it all at once
how can we assume this is serious
They think they know
Do you remember when
We were flyin trapeze
Till they called us in

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Track Name: Spirit of the Day
Bb / A / 0 / F / F
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F / C / G / F / c / G / F some turnaround back to Bb

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As we age, we get urgent
to explain the best we can
life as a zoo in a jungle
we control what we don't understand
most people are morons
that includes me and you
monkeys with guns and money
all is fair until we lose

the spirit of the day is complete distraction
from what you ask stay tuned and see what happens
I've been high and low and now I'm not so worried about it

the more you earn the less you have to pay
the more learn the less there is to say

spirit of the day is complete distraction
from what you ask stay tuned and see what happens
i've been high and low and now i'm not so worried about it
Track Name: Today
Beat snaps* on 2/4

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C / Em / F / C
Well I heard you had a shitfit
C / Em / F / Bb
and i'm glad I wasn't there
C / Em / F / C
there there's no one else like you
F G C
otherwise I wouldn't care

C / Em / F / C
somewhere there's a monkey laughing
C / Em / F / Bb
in lament for our condition
C / Em / F / C
we spin round and round with our feet on grounds
F G C
that are beyond comprehension
F G C
well beyond comprehension

G F C
If today has been an slapfight
G F C
and it made you tired of life
G F C F~~
the good thing is remember
G C
today won't happen twice

C / Em / F / C
and perfection is a gamble
C / Em / F / Bb
on this naive reality
C / Em / F / C
we are looking through tunnels
F G C
screaming like chimpanzees
F G C
pass me that therapy
C / Em / F / C
cause I'm constantly distracted
C / Em / F / Bb
by a fragile state of proof
C / Em / F / C
and my tiny little span of attention
F G C
stopped looking for the truth
F G C
stopped looking for the truth

G F C
since I haven't had lunch today
G F C
and I need to call my wife
G F C F~~
I could give two fifths of a damn
G C
if there is an afterlife
G C
this one won't happen twice