While We Sleep
Music

i write and play songs:

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I’ve decided to put up all the chords and lyrics to my favourite songs to play. I’ve written them all and i hope you enjoy reading them.

The Scum Fighter Social Club Song
G C G D

Down a cobbled street
Where the gamblers like to meet
And a dollar can buy a whole bloody jug
It’s the centre of this rotten town
Where families go to drink and drown
At the infamous Scum Fighter Social Club

Where the sluts and the whores and the pimps and the bitches
Meet the rats and the brats and the cats and the witches
Where the cheats and the creeps and the strippers and the drunks
Meet the thieves and the priests and the skunks and the punks

And the bar is flowing with cheap whisky and wine
And there’s a band playing there all the fucking time
On a stage made of graves, rocks, skulls and grime
Where each and every drunkard sings along, out of time!

Where the Pirates and cowboys play cards with corrupt cops
And the gun toting gangsters fight the kids armed with just rocks
And the bosses and the beggars smoke cigars with old hags
While the vampires and the Junkies sit around tapping silver bags

Where the minstrels and the madcaps and all the morbid misfits
Play music with the goonies and the rowdy raving Shitkicks
And the seadogs and the hookers and the wenches and the poor
Spew up blood and guts before they down a couple more

And the bar is flowing with cheap whisky and wine
And there’s a band playing there all the fucking time
On a stage made of graves, rocks, skulls and grime
Where each and every drunkard sings along, out of time!

When the barman serves a cocktail it’s a bottle with a wick
And it comes out fucking flamin’ so you better drink it quick
And there’s a noose that’s a-swinging from the roof above your head
And if the locals don’t take kindly, you’ll be hanging; dripping red

They’re the cruel and the nasty, the malicious and the mean
They’re lowest gang of ratbags the land has ever seen
But they’re loyal to their companions, true in name and blood
And well respected members of the Scum Fighter Social Club

Bowerbird Blues verse GGGGCCGGDDCCGGDD chorus GCGD

So the Bowerbird’s be collecting all things blue
Well I wonder if they’ll be collecting you
Do you think they’ll make a nest from the hole left in my chest
Or all the times we cried and tried to make it through

Well I think they should stop stealing
I like a bird who’s honest and true
But you were surely stolen
So I’d gladly let them take away my blues

Do you think they’d take the colour from the rivers that we swum
Or the summer sky that held our sun
Steal the lint out of my pockets, rip your eyes out of their sockets
Will my photos fade and your paintings start to run

Will the letters wrote in biro start to crumble into dust
Along with our love and with our lust
Will the sheets on which we slept or the tears that we wept
Disappear along with the trust

Blue bottles on the beaches where we crawled along the sand
The blues ain’t good for nothing, except if you’re in a band

Well I think they should stop stealing
I like a bird who’s honest and true
But you were surely stolen
So I’d gladly let them take away my blues

Sea Shanty whole song DDDGGD DDDDAAD

The sun just left with a bullet to the chest
Yo ho ho pass me the next
I’ve gonna scratch in my skin lest we forget

The the night is made for drinking and the morning for regrets

And you’ve be hanging from the rafters; a cutlass through ya chest
If you don’t open a bottle I’ll slit your necks
Now sit right down with a stool between your legs
And sip that fucking bottle till you’re drowning on the dregs

We set sail on this sinking ship
With a bottle in each hand
And we’ll riding waves and drowning
Till we reach the southern land

And there ain’t no chance of stopping
We’ve got a storm between our sails
We’ll be alright, we’ll drink all night

So pass around the ales!

Now I can see the island its looking might fine
So all aboard, we’ll row to shore with a thousand bottles of wine
We’ll climb the mighty mountain in record time
And roll back down with a tingle in our spines

And we’ll dive into the river to frollick in the grime
Swim with the serpents and drink up all the brine
And those who can’t swim will sink benieth the waves
cause we all know the seas our only grave

We set sail on this sinking ship
With a bottle in each hand
And we’ll riding waves and drowning
Till we reach the southern land

And there ain’t no chance of stopping
We’ve got a storm between our sails
We’ll be alright, we’ll drink all night

So pass around the ales!

Home D, D, D, D, G, G, A

My pockets are filled with paper and pens
And I know this road it never ends
I’ve got no reception on my phone
And I’ve never felt so alone
But I ain’t going home

The words from all these books I read
Inspire me to sail the seven seas
But I ain’t got a boat I own
So I guess I’ll take the road
And I know I’m going to miss home

I hope that I will see her soon
On some rainy summers afternoon
I’ll say hello and invite her in
And we can fall in love again
But I know I have to let go

I’ll still see sunsets and the trees
I’m free to wonder, free to roam
Then I guess I’ll go home
But I know I’m always home

I’d Rather do Burnouts than Fade Away verse D, D, G, A chorus DDGDDAAAA

There’s a coldness in these walls
That makes them feel like home
There’s something in these chords
Like the marrow in my bones

She was a song across the sidewalk
There was a beauty in her dance
There’s a cadence in her steps
There’s a plectrum in my hands

And the wind is blowing smokestack signals
Out across the bay
And cascade road is calling
I’m gonna drive today

There’s a fury in this engine
There’s a calmness in my gaze
And the speakers spitting dust
As the radio plays

Gun metal grey covers up the bay
And ain’t life pretty today

yeah, ain’t life pretty today
yeah, ain’t life pretty today

Horizons Home verse CCCC chorus CFGGx 3 CFGC

There is a distance in death that I can’t comprehend
Can’t comprehend
And I feel so safe and alive here with my friends
Just here with my friends
As flames grow higher; buildings fall as the world ends
Yeah as the world ends
I’ll sit with a smile on my face but I’ll try to pretend
Yeah try to pretend

But I ain’t got a care in the world
I just hope that I won’t die alone
Sing Springsteen into the morning
And keep my eyes on these horizons home

And this age that we’re at well I guess it scares me to death
It scares me to death
There’s no use for the hate or the fear, the loss or regret

the loss or regret
We’re young we are free but sometime I guess we forget
Sometimes we forget
But this road it ain’t borrowed, it’s ours so don’t you forget
No never forget

The mountains that hold us, or the river so wide
The storm up above us or the strength of the tide
Well we can harness that energy if only we try
With eyes on the horizon we’ll and stare death in its eyes

But I ain’t got a care in the world
I just hope that I won’t die alone
Sing Springsteen into the morning
And keep my eyes on these horizons home

so when alls said and done and we’re closer to death than the sun
to death than the sun
we will look back on days we were free, we were brave, we were young
free, brave and young
It’ll prove with our fists in the air that we were all born to run

all born to run
and we’ll never die alone as long as we all had fun
yeah we all had fun

But I ain’t got a care in the world
And I know that I won’t die alone
Sing Springsteen into the morning
And keep my eyes on these horizons home

How to Talk to Girls and Pirates verse verse Am, C, F, G chorus C

And we are bound to bottles, cans and chords
Lost and found between these party songs and rotten walls
To grand to drift, wishes on the street
Between the cars, below the stars as we drift to sleep

Its so cliché, the cigarettes and lemonade, the broken heart and razor blades, apathy and paper planes, these midnight wings, these stupid games, these whisky drinks and hunger pains, spewing guts down city drains, or kissing soft in city lanes

It all means shit to me

The walks we had the talks we had they all went bad but boy I’m glad I forgot them all between these taxi calls and drunken falls. And in the morning you are looking through my room, my shelves and I look back at you and I’m sorry baby don’t be blue

But it all means shit to me

I can’t waste away, or stay the same, or talk to lame people who are lacking brains and dropping pills and names, and sleepwalking through every day to reach the line to wait and wait, just to do it all again and can you blame me that

It all means shit to me

Borrowed The Van verse C, Am, F-G-C chorus C, G, C, Am, C, G, C, F-G-C

I’m just 18 and tired of
The time we spend
Not drinking with our friends

I’ve heard it before in metaphors
But this time I’ve seen the doors
And I’ll never say it again

Cause it’s time to leave
so pack your bags
I’ve borrowed the van form my dad
Are you ready?
We can forget it all
There’s a bed in the back and the pedals to the floor

We’re ready and we’re in luck
cause I just filled her up
And tank that’s almost full

There are 5 cartons on the seats
And a million friends to meet
and this will be so cool

Cause it’s time to leave
so pack your bags
I’ve borrowed the van form my dad
Are you ready?
We can forget it all
There’s a bed in the back and the pedals to the floor

Driver Revivor Cowboys whole song C, C, Am, G

And so the story is told
About a rowdy crew of kids
Who roamed the midlands highway
Riding bikes and doing skids
Decked out in their gear
Of cowboy boots and captains caps
And sporting water pistols
And bloodstained cricket bats

So these kids they had a plan
A plan like no other
They didn’t want no treasure
Just the pleasure of a cuppa
A nice hot cup of Bushels
Was all that kept them going
So they formed a gang of cutthroats
To keep the tea a-flowing

And every public holiday
They’d catch them unaware
with cleverly planned ambush
they’d give those cunts a scare
They’d come at them screaming
The drivers could only flee
and the Driver Revivor cowboys
stole all the fucking tea!

Now when the authorities find out
What these kids were doing
They were dismayed and troubled,
Unsettled and they were spewing
They came to the conclusion
That something must be done
The gathered their battens
Their tazers and their guns

But through the a loyal spy
The cow boys understood through and through
That the law was out to get them
and they decided what to do
this time they had a plan
that’d free them from and risk
It’d cacth the coppers unaware
And boy would they be pissed

So one fine public holiday
The law was unaware
That cleverly planned exit
Meant the cowboys were not there
As the cops came in screaming
To the Driver Revivor station
The kids had already caught a plane
To some Indian tea plantation

The Night’s Not Over Yet G, Em, C, D

My futures looking bright when I’m holding a glass
We’ll toast to the coming days and toast to those who’ve passed
The night is rolling steady when we’re leaning on a cask
The night is rolling steady when we’re falling on our arse

Drink till we’re plastered drink till we forget
So when we wake up in the morning we won’t remember our regrets
We’re dancing in the stage lights smoke from cigarettes
And there’s no need to worry cause the nights not over yet

Order another round another round for the table
We’re barely standing but we’re young and we’re able
And we’ve sung these songs since we were young
And we’ll sing them till we die

Drink till we’re plastered drink till we forget
So when we wake up in the morning we won’t remember our regrets
We’re dancing in the stage lights smoke from cigarettes
And there’s no need to worry cause the nights not over yet

My Friend Isaac DDDGDDGA

My friend Isaac wants to be a post man
My friend Liam wants to be a business man
My friend Monty don’t know what he wants to be
But for now he’s happy at the telephone company

My friend Topfa wants to save the world
And my friend Samm wants to travel that world
And for me I don’t know what I wanna be
But for now I’m happy to be me

Scum Fighter Anthem D, D, G, A

I’ll tell you now this ain’t no culture of kings
We’re just the kids who can fly without any wings
And we’re feeling the love that this music brings
Sitting down and taking swigs instead of taking swings

And there’s a hundred of bags of goon on the wall
So we gather a crew and we down them all
You gotta be standing before you can fall
So come on stand up fuckers and stand up tall

And we. Spill blood and do it for the love
Come meet us down at the Scum Fighter Social Club
We got buds and bags and a carton of cans
So come get rowdy in the crowd of these Scum Fighter bands and dance

We’re just two dudes with time on our hands
So we mixed goon with tunes and created this band
We got no plans and no fans
But we’re getting down and boy can we dance

And this is for the cunts that give us the shits
The metro jocks and the chicks with big tits
That we try to get but they give us the flick
So we have to go home and play with our dicks

And we.
Spill blood and do it for the love
Come meet us down at the Scum Fighter Social Club
We got buds and bags and a carton of cans
So come get rowdy in the crowd of these Scum Fighter bands and dance

Drink and Drown verse G, EmGthing, A7, D chorus G, D, A7, Bm, A7 G bridge GDA7

Another shitty song about drinking till we drown
Its always bottoms up and spirits down
And it’s hard to understand why it’s the beers and no the bands
That help us to survive this tiny town

And it seems to be there’s more comfort in the bottle
Than in the company of friends
And it’s hard to see the mistakes that we’re making
Or the patterns that we’re in
When we drink until we drown every weekend

Another shitty night where the only sound
Is the sound of smashing glasses and a band in the background
And we’re singing it for the kids that a solutions never found
replace one problem with another pick it up and slam it down

And we’ll have another round
Yeah we’ll have another round

And they scream out for another;
drinks to fill hearts and hands
When it should be these chords, these lyrics that
That are bringing them to land
But this shit is slowly sinking; made from bottles, bags and cans

Home Sweet Hobart verse D, Am, C, G chorus D, G, D, C, D, G

I’m pulling aces from the uno deck now
I’m washing vases and working the check-out
My queen size mattress is fucking lonely

When there’s no one in it but me

I’m walking streets where faces are no one
I’m living on seven eleven hot dogs and chewing gum

I love this place I’ve never had this much fun
But now I think it’s time to go

And no matter how far we roam
this island will always be home
and its home sweet Hobart for me
from the brewery to the sea

I’m doing seventy and heading for the city
Where the beers are cheap and the floors are sticky
I’m here in lines chatting with the best of friends
Waiting for that grave they call the couch

We’re lifting metal scraps trying to find a bike for Alice
And lighting BBQs with chops and snags and beers and salad
And when I see the food on those shelves
I’m glad I’m not anywhere else

And no matter how far we roam
this island will always be home
and its home sweet Hobart for me
from the brewery to the sea

Melbourne’s not that Bad verse G, Em, C, D bridges G, D, C, G, C, D

We can hold hands on the trams
Spend hours in St Kilda finding needles in the sand
And we can go to Coles and get 800 grams of prawns
And get our money back with a simple legal scum

And I know you’re feeling sad
but just be strong
cause Melbourne’s not that bad

We can ride bikes all we like
And go to the forty every single night
Be best friends until we fight

Then be best friends again when we’re feeling alright

And sometime I ask myself these questions
like where are all the stars
and some times I get scared
cause there’s way to many cars

and why am I always happiest when my friends stay
and whys the fucking market shut on a Wednesday
and baby if our days are numbered
then today is number one
so lets have some fucking fun

we can curse those fucking planes
those stupid flying things that keep taking us away
and we can talk every day
Make plans for a future where we’ll run and play

We can save some money for a car
All we’ll need is petrol and the love in our hearts
In November a new life starts
so just be strong while this one lasts

And I can count the months on my guitar strings
And I guess in life you’ve gotta do some hard things
And our lives are only just starting
In five months we’ll be laughing
And I know you’re feeling sad, but just be strong
Cause Melbourne’s not that bad

Parkville Nights whole song D, G, C, G

The night started with a sunset
Turned orange from the smog
The city shone like a cigarette
I checked the time on my analog

Called up Monty on my telephone
Said it is time to go
Took our skateboard to the car park
Hearts fuelled by the summer glow

And it’s one more drink from Aldi going down
And another pint glass we’ll be rowdy on the town

And we’re going on strong will we burn out bright
Just another Parkville night

And the Yara sits stagnant
It’s got nothing on the Derwent
I miss those mountains
and the river filled with oil and serpents

but we’ve got tree lines streets
empty shelves and nothing to eat

Parkville
is hard to beat
When you’re finally standing on your own two feet

And it’s one more drink from Aldi going down
And another pint glass we’ll be rowdy on the town

And we’re going on strong will we burn out bright
Just another Parkville night

All the pubs in the alleyways
And the cobbled lanes
Sick of paying for tickets
But I don’t risk it on the trams and the trains

And the hospital is close by
So if I drown I’ll be alright
The uni lights are burning
Out and on into the night

And it’s one more drink from Aldi going down
And another pint glass we’ll be rowdy on the town

And we’re going on strong will we burn out bright
Just another Parkville night

And I’ll miss all those trips down story st
Where the cats like to meet
Listening to jazz and beers in the backyard

Parkville
sure is neat

Ghosts verse Am, G, F, Cg chorus Am, G, Cg

Oh to be amongst friends again
To hear those stripped down bikes on Lygon sing
And the cold wind that blows us in
Softly helps us shed our skin

And those bottles crisp and clean
The humming of machines
And the warmth of city lights
The black against the white

But ain’t it just like ghosts to ruin your night
Ain’t it just like ghosts to ruin your night

And then you’re fighting off the bats
Pulling daggers from your back

And you were doing so damn well
you swear you were doing so damn well

and distance ain’t just a map
when she’s never coming back
and home will never be the same
and you wont ever be the same

and ain’t it just like ghosts to ruin your nights
but you’ve gotta make the most of all your nights

and the air it hits me like a train
telling me I’m home again
and these tiny city streets
are bringing me some peace

and there’s clarity in things
that life never fails to bring
and I’ve made friends with all these ghosts tonight

Days We’re Glad to Die whole song A, A , D ,Ex3 A, A, E, E,

Have you ever had a day you’re glad to die
Let the rolling wind carry you high
And that thunder behind you sends shivers up your spine
Have you ever felt so content to die

You put your foot down hard just to drive
As the cold ices up black rivers, white eyes
The corners keep coming so tight and so blind
But right then and there you’re content to die

I’ve watched the heavens fill with rage
Black sunsets white breakers, a million shades of grey
I hold my breath as I’m taken by a wave
and as I’m dragged to the deep I am saved

Mornings and Regrets verse G, Am, Em, D chorus GDGDGDGDAmCGGDGGD

Well I guess you’ve got the fire
And I guess I’ve got the cold
You’ll be burning brighter and glowing higher
Till your love is bought and sold

I guess I’d buy you flowers
When it’s raining you’re in bed
Drunk on tea and toast, no such things as friendly ghosts
The dreams are going to my head

I wont admit that I’m scared
I wont admit that I’m scared
I wont admit that I’m scared

I wont admit that your smile is the finest thing

And there are some things I’ll never get
Here’s to mornings and regrets

There is nothing in the night
That makes me think that this will last
The smile that I found between the sheets and underground
Is slowly fading fast

It’s just the shadows on the wall
Empty bottles, broken bones
I’ve been through this before, all for one and one for all
and this place it ain’t no home

I wont admit that I’m scared
I wont admit that I’m scared
I wont admit that I’m scared

I wont admit that your smile is the finest thing

And there are some things I’ll never get
Here’s to mornings and regrets

Rum, Gums and Someplace Else verse DDGDD GGADD chorus GADG GADG AGDG DGAD

I sat beneath the towering gums
With nothing but dreams and a bottle of rum
And I though about what I’d like to be
Far from this place, happy and free
And they forgot to mention how fun it is
Being high as hell and too drunk to piss
Stumbling down those streets at night
With nothing to lose but this paradise

And I guess it’s never quite as bad as we think it is
And it’s always better when we look back at things we’ve missed
So we can hold our head up, say we’ll leave tonight or die
But I don’t think it gets much better than this

And I think of paddocks, tree and wind
Then I dream of sun, surf, sand and gin
Cause this rain it promises nothing at all
Just a few cold nights an they chance to fall
And I’ve got no grave but the couch
And no cares to care about
But I wanna move in four four time
Far from this home of mine

And I guess it’s never quite as bad as we think it is
And it’s always better when we look back at things we’ve missed

So we can hold our head up, say we’ll leave tonight or die

But I don’t think it gets much better than this

So someday, some time soon
We should get together and down some goon
And we can toast to everything a make a rule
That as long as we live, our glass is half full

I shall Use My Time verse GGCCGGDG chorus GGGGDDDD

I’m sick holding my breath
Sick of staying on till there’s nothing left
I’m just wasting away but ain’t we all
on any given day I’m either nothing or I’m ten feet tall

and i
yeah i
will use my time

that’s it my summer is done
the girl in the straw hat, drinking beer in the sun
I skate free and fast. Flirting with the cars
And drink free and fast with the girls in the bars

And i
Yes i
Will use my time

I’ll sleep long in the afternoons
i’ll keep eyes on the stars and keep watch on the moon
and greet every morning with some time on my deck
and spend more time with friends and less time with regrets

And i
Yes i
Will use my time

Good Morning Twenty One verse G, D, A, A, D

Good morning twenty one
I think we’re gonna have some fun
I’ve been counting cards
Waiting for the day you’d come

I hope the years keeps flooding
Like they tend to do
With friends and lessons learned
And with pillows made for two

And we shouldn’t let jesus’
death go in vain
So pass me that bottle babe
And line up that cocaine

Oregano cigarettes
When the beers are running low
Street lights that lead the way
If you ain’t sure where to go

And ain’t there nothing better
Than books in bed
Ain’t nothing worse
Than things we should have said

Ain’t nothing nicer
Than the sound of the rivulet
Or bright autumn skies
Making this city silhouettes

And looked forward
To finding you at home
So please come closer
I won’t dance all night alone

And it seems that
I’m constantly falling
And In my dreams I wake
And it is morning

And my face is flooded
With that golden tassie sun
and my heart it is filled
with happiness and fun

And all the things
this year has got to give
and all the things
I’m scared I’ll miss

And I’ve been thinking bout things
Like I tend to do
And I’ve been thinking about you

Same Chords, Different Song verse G D G C chorus G D G C bridge G D G D C

Same chords different song
And I hope we all sing along
With voices so strong

These drums and these guitars
Are ripping holes right through my heart
And I’ve been dancing non-stop
Since long before the start

Four dollars at the door
Blood and sweat cover the floor
Beers in our hands
And we’re screaming out for more

And we are all
Just lost between these walls
And if I fall
All for one and one for all

We were up all night
My friends and I
Stumbling down streets
And bleeding beer bottles dry

And this is the best
Of all my years
But I’ll change my mind
When a new one is here

And we are all
Just lost between these walls
And if I fall
All for one and one for all

So scream it now
Till your voice box is broken

And mean it now

When you say that you’re hoping

That this night will never end
If I spend it with all of my friends

And we are all
Just lost between these walls
And if I fall
All for one and one for all