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Monday, 1 December 2014
Louisiana...(Katrina)
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Louisiana
Topic: Hurricane Katrina

Louisiana

 Louisiana

John Paul Jacobson (Socan)

 

1) Early this morning I went out to watch

  the Pelicans dancing at the end of the dock

  big ships unloading- of men and machine

  Louisiana   it’s the start of a Dream….

 

(silence…sound of snake-rattle…)

 

2) We were all sleepin’ ---when she came ashore

   blew out every window…took down every door

   And now we are weepin’ -while we clean up this mess-

   for those who were taken and those homeless.

 

Instrumental: Sax

 

3) And who knows the numbers? Who knows the cost

   …of all that went under…of all that was lost?

   But don’t stop to wonder…at all that you’ve seen

   it’s Louisiana…. at the start of a Dream.

 

(exit refrain)

And like a Pelican in flight we’ll be with you all tonight

…we’ll make everything alright in …Louisiana.

And like a Pelican in flight we will be with you all tonight

…we will make everything alright down in…Louisiana

 

Repeat and Fade to Viva La Louisiana

 

John Jacobson 261-21st Street Brandon Manitoba Canada R7B1N7

Telephone 204-717-1396  sphereminglers@yahoo.com

 


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I''ll Take the Bullet For You
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: I'll take the bullet for YOU!
Topic: Git back!

Bullet 4 U

    I'LL TAKE THE BULLET FOR YOU.

John Jacobson (Socan)

 

 BmWhen you cannot see with your consuming Geyes

and your BmHollywood has cut you down to Gsize...

when your Dchildren don't remember Emyou, hoo hoo

I’m gonna Dtell you what I’m gonna Ado-oooh! Full stop

I'll take the Bmbullet for youG –Yah! I'll take the Bmbullet for you! G

 

BmWhen your ozone's made a desert of your Gdreams

and you're Bmentertained by violence and Gscreams

and when your Dcar starts driving Emyou, hoo hoo

I’m gonna Dtell you what I’m gonna Ado-oooh! Full stop

I'll take the Bmbullet for youG –Yah! I'll take the Bmbullet for you! G

 

BmWhen the tax you pay can’t buy complacenGcy

and your Bmspouse becomes a talent agenGcy

when the Dlast ‘expert’ is EmYOU, hoo hoo

I’m gonna Dtell you what I’m gonna Ado-oooh! Full stop

I'll take the Bmbullet for youG –Yah! I'll take the Bmbullet for you! G

 

Segway/Slide into Bridge

DWe’ll take the bullets from their EmgunsG

DWe’ll take this world – we’ll make it EmrunG

DMy kids and Ayours…Dwill stop these Awars

yes we can Gtoo…Aoooh! ….scream….

We’ll take your Bmbullets for you! G

We’ll take your Bmbullets for you! G

 

Bm When the oil is gone (and) the lakes and streams are G dead-

and the Bm sword of hate keeps dangling over-G-head

When they Dpull you from the garden you Emgrew-- hoo hoo

I’m gonna Dtell you what I’m gonna Ado-oooh! Full stop

I'll take the Bmbullet for youG –Yah! I'll take the Bmbullet for you! G

 

LongJam-Out

 


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Smoke and Mirrors
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: Smoke and Mirrors
Topic: ...Done Me Wrung

Smoke and Mirrors

 

 Smoke and Mirrors honey is it true

behind the curtain- what they say of you

double crosser her trap is laid

you’re just a tune boy… on her hit parade.

you’re fascinated- you got a lookin’ glass heart

she’s gonna take it- gonna break it apart.

 

 

Smoke and Mirrors she’s a soap box queen

she’ll play your passion to control the scene

she’ll get you goin’ and she’ll make you sweat

she’ll butt you out like a cigarette.

you’re fascinated you got a lookin’ glass heart

she’s gonna take it- gonna break it apart.

 

 

Smoke and Mirrors her love is so unreal

her undercover’s just a business deal

a sidewinder in the devil’s trade

you’re just the peel in the marmalade.

you’re fascinated you got a lookin’ glass heart

she’s gonna take it- gonna break it apart.

 

sphereminglers@yahoo.com


Posted by jakesphere at 9:10 AM CST
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Louis Riel
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Louis Riel
Topic: Unsung Canadian History

Louis Riel

 LOUIS RIEL.

by John Paul Jacobson (Socan)

So long Manitoba, I gave you my best.

I gave you my heart-right out of my chest

You're sellin' your soul...now you look like wwwell (Hell)

You should have listened to Louis Riel!

 

We're the lost generations no one represents

from the Dog Creek First Nation to Wellington Crescent

old Timothy Eaton just turned in his grave

for all the consumers he couldn't save!

 

Now Louis' old statue once faced the south door*

of our Legislature-and I know what for!

He knew politicians, he died at their hands

they had to remove him...they had other plans!

 

Salute-(Fr.)  Manitoba, I've turned in my Key

adieu Winnipeg -I gotta fly free

You're sellin your soul, now you look like wwwell (Hell)

You should have listened to Louis Riel!

Hey! you could have listened to Louis Riel!

 

Exiting Jig  -Metis Fiddler:

Exit[_G___Am___C___G__][__G___Am___C____D/G_____]

Hey the Lies' over! Hey the Lies' over!

Hey, the Lies' over.........Today!

 

johnpauljacobson@yahoo.com

Posted by jakesphere at 9:00 AM CST
Updated: Monday, 1 December 2014 9:02 AM CST
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Tree Hugger

 TREE HUGGER

John Paul Jacobson (Socan)

 

Oh they call me tree hugger...with their fist in my face

I'm just the lost lover of what can't be replaced

and I look for tomorrow through the lens of today

at the Future we borrowed and then threw away.

we rip them, strip them, whip them through those mills –

never seeing what gets hurt or what gets killed

the Minister of Greed says it's something that he needs

to keep his Markets Free....He murders the tree!!!

 

Oh they call me Tree Hugger...but they don't understand

that you can't make a livin' by killin' the land

and trees don't make a forest for just wolves and for bears

and for Pulp and for Paper we're goin' nowheres.

And we read the news that tells us we're so bad

while computer/toilet paper drives us mad

then the Minister of Thieves sends in Armies of Police

to keep his Markets Free...he murders the tree!!!

 

Oh they call me Tree Hugger...cause they don't want to know

that in just a few years there'll be nothing that grows

we're part of a Picture...of a Planet that cries

with the voice of our children with tears in their eyes.

And they tell you they've a right to be employed

no matter what gets hurt or gets destroyed

says the Minister of Lies...it keeps our dollar stabilized

to keep his Markets Free...he murders the Tree!!!

                      

 


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Saturday, 29 November 2014
I Am The People

 I Am The People

 I’m in the crosswalks, downtown at the coffee shops

high schools and bus stops…I am the People

 

I’m in the back lanes, the Pool Halls, and the Go Trains

I’m called your worst names…I am the People

 

I’m in the street bars, the back seat of Police cars

(i'm)-caught in your race wars…. I am the People

 

I live with Incest, the big scar, the Aids Test-

Star of the Inquest… I am the People

 

I’m from the White Dog… Grassy Narrows, Rosebud

Black Hills full-blood… I am the People

 

I’m a Current Affair… your Wheel of Fortune on the Air

Shoot me Brother… I don’t care… I am the People

 

I live in Black Lights…Arcades on Dark Knights

Caught in the headlights… I am the People.

 


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Sherrif/No Time To Live
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Sherrif
Topic: Urban Terrorism

Sherrif/No time to Live

 There’s no time to live- and no time to die

I’m a-askin’ who… and I’m a-askin’ why

Why do you treat your baby blue???

What did she ever do to you???

Chorus:

And you can’t play sheriff

with your beebee guns

‘cause there’s a guy up ahead

and he’s shootin’ everyone

 

Beat the drums… yeah raise the cry

retaliate… won’t you take an eye

and mark your cards and load the dice

line your pockets- make ‘em pay the price

Chorus:

 

Inside you’re cold… Outside it’s hot

don’t you waste a minute…  don’t you waste a shot

Oh! psychopathic… all the danger signs

killer instinct for troubled times.

Chorus: and close

 


Posted by jakesphere at 5:51 PM CST
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Saturday, 15 September 2012
Nadezhda... Song for Freedom
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Nadezhda
Topic: To Russia with Love

Em Freedom’s just a word…D everyone has heard

It’s the C one thing we must never Em sell

And G if I was a Bird I’d D take that very word

And C breakdown all these prison B walls…. Ah! Ah! Em Ahhhhh!

  EmNadezhda… these Dwinter nights are long... so long!And your Cprison lies between our souls and BfreedomEmNadezhda… my Dwords just tumble downFreezing in the ground and Cyou’re so far awayToo far to B free them…            Oh I  Glong to see your Dface…C and hold you in my Emarms            G I’m looking through these D Windows© in my Cdream of Dyou            NadEmezhda.       Em Nadezhda…we’ll D give the world a sign: Peace in our Timefor C all those breaking hearts… I know you B feel themEm Nadezhda… we’ll D take the guns away- let the children play         and C teach them that this world will always Bneed them             Oh I G long to take your D smile  C to where our hearts beEm gin            GI’m running this last D mile- please C let me G in-            NadAm ezhda.  Bridge:  to follow perhaps with Russian/Ukrainian lyrics and balalaikas instrumentation                         Exit:

 Em Freedom’s just a word…D everyone has heard

It’s the C one thing we must never Em sell

  Repeat first verse and piano exit.                    Words and Music by John Paul Jacobson (SOCAN)Canada.

Posted by jakesphere at 9:56 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 31 December 2013 9:39 PM CST
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Jacobsongs- 'Pictures'
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Pictures.... Sing along
Topic: Let's Go

Pictures

A Picture can't lie... but it can tell it's own storySurprisedIn your mind and in your eyeSurprisedAny time, you see the Sun shine warmSurprisedTake your picture - see the StormSurprised

Just let your hands pick up your cameraSurprisedand let your heart pick up your mindSurprisedand let your faith shine back your true loveSurprised See I'm a picture out on your page!SurprisedAnd you can see the world - it's all around youSurprisedAnd every day there's a new outrageSurprisedSo, if you care, won't you keep in touch... and take your pictures and take enoughSurprised

Because a picture can't lie... but it can tell it's own StorySurprisedIn your mind and in your eyeSurprisedAny time you see the Sun shine warm - take your picture.... see the Storm!

 

 

 


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Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Jacobsongs 2009
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: The Chase Song.... and lyrics
Topic: Let's Go

The Chase Song

Oh my dog chased my cat and my cat chased my mouseCooland my mouse, she chased my cheeeezeCool and my wife chased me for more money....and we do just as we please.Cool 

So the dads chased the clocks and the clocks chased the momsCool and the moms they chased the schooolsCool and the schools chased the kids - they always did - for their names, and dates and rulesCool

So, the kids chased the Sun and the Sun chased the moonCool and the moon it chased the seaCool Where we're dumping tons of toxic gunge... from all humanityCool

CHORUS 1:

I said, "Hey?! What's that you say? You can move mountains.... and every day!Cool I said, "Hey! Why that's ok.... But I kinda like my mountains where they once were, Please!Cool And do we have to strip the country of all trees???" Cool

Oh Love chases Pain and Pain chases Hope and Hope chases each new dayCool but the Rain and the Sun are for every one.... go on and let your music play!Cool

CHORUS 2:

I said Play.... Let's Jam away! Make some music... to show the wayCool and let's Pray... that one fine day, we're gonna find the dawning of a brand new ageCool Where the earth is one and we can turn that page!Cool

Oh my dog chased my cat and my cat chased my mouse and my mouse she chased my cheese!Cool And my wife chased me for more money...And we do just as we... just as we....just as we please.Cool We're gonna do just as we please!Cool


Posted by jakesphere at 4:32 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 28 January 2009 4:59 PM CST
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