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Dave Jacquet Maine

Originally a horns player, Dave came to the guitar via the piano. Dave plays weekly live shows in Southern Maine and runs such websites as ThreeChordGuitar.com, SongwritingCircle.com and GuitarVideoReviews.com among others.

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Track Name: One day I'll wake up and I'll be dead
One day I'll wake up and I'll be dead
That's what the voices in my head just said
It's better than not waking up at all
It's better than not answering the call


One day I'll wake up and I'll be dead
But at least I know I'll still be in bed
you'll just need somebody else to take the fall
Cause I'm done being made to feel so small


Cause I'm done being made to feel so small


One day I'll wake up and I'll be dead
Maybe I should try to be alive instead
You see, it's not that I don't like to crawl
it just for once I'd like to be above it all


One day I'll wake up and I'll be dead
And I'll find my life hanging by a thread
That famous time when my back's against the wall
Maybe I should see if I can still stand tall


Maybe I should see if I can still stand tall


Well there's no time like right now
To grow a backbone that just won't bow
I don't know when and I don't know how
Track Name: I'm gonna put you out of my misery
I'm gonna put you out of my misery
What our love's about is life's big mystery
It's a question better never asked
It's like the right play with the wrong cast
Yeah I'm gonna put you out of my misery



Gonna pack your stuff and send you back to Missouri
And I'm gonna count that as a sweet, sweet victory
Your closest friends are perfect strangers
You're always lookin' for more dangers
Gonna pack your stuff and send you back to Missouri


Cm G
You say life's always about drinking from a firehose
Am D
Well, It's matter of opinion I suppose


With you it's like time's always in a big hurry
You've never seen an insult where you didn't want to add the injury
I wanted to be your lover
But we skipped drinking and went straight to the hungover
With you it's like time's always in a big hurry


You're never in the moment, but you're always all jittery
When I wanted to build us a history
The bluer the blood, I guess the whiter the trash
You can't buy you class even with all that cash
Yeah I'm gonna put you out of my misery


Cm G
You say in life it's always the wind that blows
Am D
Well, It's matter of opinion I suppose
Track Name: I don't reckon
A C D A
I don't reckon this snake nows he's s'posed to bite
I don't reckon this snake chose flight over fight
Die quick or die painful - that's what it comes down to
Will I see an angel or am I just passing through?


Se was raised a pentecostal, shielded from rock'n'roll

Her folks were hostile thought I was gonna kill her soul
Fm7 G D A

I said do you love me and she said I don't know
Fm7 G D E

She didn't say yes but at least she didn't say no


Everywhere you look there's people
And not a word they're saying is true
And in the shadow of the steeple

Somehow my faith still grew


I don't reckon that this world will set us free
I don't reckon that from the top of this big old tree
Fm7 G D A
I could yell loud enough for all to hear
Fm7 G D E
that if we keep on going like that the end of us is near


Everywhere you look there's people
And not a word they're saying is true
And in the shadow of the steeple

Somehow my faith still grew



Why pray for bread when you live in a wheat field
Why think ahead when it's all been revealed
Track Name: At the smoking end of her gun
A Bm
She only stopped shooting cause she thought I was dead
E A
She put two in my heart, shoulda put one in my head

Well it ain’t all that great, no it ain’t all that fun
To be at the smoking end of her gun

She’s an old pistol but she still shoots true
And she knows how to aim, between me and you
So boy you’d better duck, yeah boy you'd better run
If you’re at the smoking end of her gun

She said I can’t believe I’m losing you
Sometimes them cheating songs do come true
How could we be done, oh, how could we be through
When you look at me don’t you like the view?

Where were you when I was down on my knees?
Praying for the Lord to save us, please?
I put in the bullets and the cylinder spun
Now you’re at the smoking end of my gun

Were you out cavorting with what’s her name?
The one who makes you feel like you’ve got game?
One door closes, maybe one will open
When you’re the smoking end of her gun
Track Name: Unless... you say yes.
How much do you want for that heart of yours
How bout you come fight all my wars
Would you take my hand and just stay close
How much do you want for that heart of yours

How much would you take for your worry-free life
How about saying yes to becoming my wife
Would you take my hand and let the sun shine
How much would you take and where do I sign

I don’t think I know how to rise above the mess
I don’t think I know ho to fly above the rest
I don’t think I can leave my empty nest
I don’t think I can… unless you say yes.

How much do you want for my salvation
How ‘bout we take off on a little vacation
Would you take my hand and share a moment of creation
how much would you take & where’s the application
Track Name: My name
You wanna win the war I wanna live in peace
You always go too far in search of your release
You talk to God when you’re dancing with the Sun
You say you talk to God - I think you’re on the run

You wanna see the world I want you home with us
You wanna be my girl with a ticket for the next bus
You talk to God when you’re counting the white lines
You say you talk to God - I think you’re running outta signs

It's not that I want to, but I love you just the same
Babe you make me blue, my love is not a game
Here's hoping you never wear my name

You wanna drink more wine i want my spirit clear
You say you wanna be mine and that’s my greatest fear
You talk to God when you’re alone in a crowd
You say you talk to God - I think you cry out loud

It's not that I want to, but I love you just the same
Babe you make me blue, my love is not a game
Here's hoping you never wear my name
Track Name: Famous last name
Am Em
I was born in Memphis but I hadn’t been back
I always felt the need to follow my own track
I was born in the south granted fortune and fame
But Mom and Dad fought and then they lost their flame

I was given a guitar and a famous last name
So I wrote my songs and I staked my claim
And I felt love and fear, doubt and shame
but I moved forward, just the same

I get to travel the world and sing for a living
I missed a few birthdays and last Thanksgiving
Cupid took out his bow, a few times he took aim
But things didn’t work out and we lost our flame

I was given a guitar and a famous last name
So I wrote my songs and I staked my claim
And I felt love and fear, doubt and shame
but I moved forward, just the same

Today I live in the City where life never sleeps
Together with my husband and the promises he keeps
And I remember the day when love finally came
And we work everyday at preserving our flame

I still have a guitar and a famous last name
And I write my songs and I stake my claim
And I feel love and fear, doubt and shame
but I move forward, just the same
Track Name: The one who remains
I’m the one who remains
As she’s busy, changing plains

At the dawn of the day
I watched her walk away

I’m the one who remains
Still in shackles and chains
Living for yesterday
Before she lost her way

I’m the one who remains
Still sullied by the stains
We act, come what may
Hoping we’ll never pay
For those we betray

I”m the one who remains
With a pulse in my veins
Those words she’ll never say
Will emerge from the gray

I’m the one who remains
Still sullied by the stains
We act, come what may
Hoping we’ll never pay
For those we betray
Track Name: One will open
Well father, I am dying
To share a moment with you
You know I’m trying
To find a peace I never knew

And all along I hear your voice
You guide me toward a better choice
I feel you near and I rejoice

Well father, I am flying
Nowhere as straight as you flew
And I’d be lying
If I pretended it’s not true

And all along I hear your voice
You guide me toward a better choice
I feel you near and I rejoice

One door closes, one will open
And words of love will be spoken
What is mended used to be broken
When one door closes, one will open

Father I’m dying
I know that to be true
There’s no denying
I was never more than passing through

And all along I hear your voice
You guide me toward a better choice
I feel you near and I rejoice
Track Name: How fast we forget
There’s a bunch of medals on his chest
He said I was a lucky man but I wasn’t the best
We fought till they died on that beach
With a dream of going home seemingly out of reach


How fast we forget, how slowly we learn
This ain’t over yet they got more ammo to burn


There’s a bunch of shrapnel in his arm
He came home to work on the family farm
He’s got dreams that would scare a hundred men

And he dreams them over and over again



How fast we forget, clawing our way to the top
This ain’t over yet they got more bombs to drop


And he cried in his beer on the night when he hears
The cries of his brothers, the cries of their mothers


There’s a bunch of old men gathered round a flag
They all miss a brother who came home in a bag
But they stand at attention, their gaze hard as steel
With a pain in their heart that’s so hard to conceal


How fast we forget about those left behind
It’s like rulers, in war, find their own peace of mind
How fast we forget about those left behind
It ain’t over yet we musta lost our mind


There’s a bunch of medals on his chest
He said I was a lucky man but I wasn’t the best