Pelham Blues

by Dave Jacquet

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released February 23, 2016

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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: The sweet fever
She tells me she’s gone, gone to stay
Just upped and walked away
But she’ll be back some day

She says my moods are up and down
So she done took her love to town
But she’ll back to wear my crown

You know I miss her, you know I want her
That girl’s my kind of forever
I gotta have her, I gotta hold her
You know she gives me the sweet fever

But now she’s gone, gone to stay
Just upped and walked away
But she’ll be back some day
Track Name: The one to blame
There are days when he comes to
And he don't know his name
He remembers the drinkin
And he feels the shame
There are days when he comes to
Crying out her name
But he knows he's the one to blame

There are days when he comes to
And nothing’s the same
He recalls the yellin'
And he feels the shame
There are days when he comes to
To miss his old flame
But he knows he's the one to blame

He needs a shower and a blade to his beard
He'd like to show her but she disappeared
He needs her lovin’ and the feel of her close
He needs her lovin’ Heaven knows

There are days when he comes to
And feels out of frame
He recalls the boozin'
And he feels the shame
There are days when he comes to
In the mood to reclaim
But he knows he's the one to blame
Track Name: God is waving from afar
God is waving from afar
But not too far, my friend
God is waving from afar
Ready to lend a hand

Will you take Him at His Word
With more love than you’ve ever heard

God is waving from afar
But not too far, my friend
God is waving from afar
Ready to understand

Will you open your heart wide
In you will He be glorified

You can come as you are
You don’t have to be a star
See, God wants you for you
No matter what you went through

God is waving from afar
But not too far, my friend
God is waving from afar
He’s just around the bend

Is He welcome to this place
Are you ready for His Grace
Track Name: He ain't asking for much
He drinks mean wine because he can't afford the rest
he says life is what happens when you don't deserve the best
He was a victim all his life, if only of circumstance
Never knew how to give himself a chance
He ain’t asking for much, just one more dance

Some people got it all even when the rains falling down
Some people were just born to own the town
But all he's ever owned is his mistakes
He’s deathly afraid of counting among the fakes
He ain’t asking for much, just one or two lucky breaks

He finds it in his heart to look the other way
He says life’s all about knowing there’s always another day
He says only idiots never change their stance
And I try to always get paid in advance
He ain’t asking for much, just one more dance
Track Name: Barely fourteen
Barely fourteen and on the run
With a too-big jacket and a loaded gun.
One night my life got turned upside down
I'm wanted for murder so I had to skip town

It gets worse from here, but have no fear
I’m not asking you to shed a tear

Barely fourteen pretending to be tough
Never was prepared for life to be so rough
I lived for poetry and the colors of sunrise
A copy of gone with the wind's my only prize

It gets worse from here, but have no fear
I’m not asking you to shed a tear

Barely fourteen, hiding in a church
Lying low and quiet while the world gives search
I cut my hair short and I had it dyed
It's a brand new you when you gotta hide

Barely fourteen, a dead kid in the park
Johnny used a blade as the night grew dark
He'd promised himself he'd never get jumped again
We hitched a ride on the midnight train

It gets worse from here, but have no fear
I’m not asking you to shed a tear

Barely fourteen, ready to turn ourselves in
I guess life is better when you pay for your sin
My friends tell me I'm crazy as I bite my nail
Life on the run sounds worse than jail

It gets worse from here, but have no fear
I’m not asking you to shed a tear

Barely fourteen, the church is on fire
Kids are stuck inside as the flames grow higher
It's a red hell around me but I'm not scared
Johnny is so alive now but he won't be spared

Barely fourteen, and my friend is dead
The kids are ok what else can be said
They think we're sent from heaven but we're just thugs
And life can squish us like a couple of bugs

Barely fourteen, going to the rumble
Don’t wanna be there but I won’t stumble
We’re gonna fight tonight and we’re gonna win
Looking for respect starts from within

Barely fourteen, woke up in my bed
Three days after I was kicked in the head
But we won the fight we got the bragging rights
We won the fight we there aren’t any bright lights
Track Name: Take my advice
Take my advice, don’t feel so much
Take my advice, don’t feel so much
Gotta roll the dice, reach out and touch
Take my advice don’t feel so much
That woman’s nice, till the day she’s had enough

Take my advice, and walk away
Take my advice, and walk away
Gotta roll the dice, fight another day
Take my advice, and walk away
That woman’s nice, till she wanna part way

She’ll promise it all, till the world seems yours
The harder the fall, the crueler the wars
She’ll promise it all, open all the doors
Oh she got hers, but, did you get yours?

Take my advice, learn to say no
Take my advice, learn to say no
Gotta roll the dice, you just gotta know
Take my advice, learn to say no
That woman’s nice, but it’s all for show
Track Name: You're no angel
You're no angel, you're no prize,
but you're sure easy on the eyes.
You’re no walk in the park
Your love is like a question mark

You’re no angel, you’re no prize
You like to entertain until sunrise
You’re no walk in the park
Your love’s like dating a mako shark

I see that bottle on the shelf
But I don’t wanna drink it by myself
Oh maybe just a drop or two
Maybe my heart won’t be so blue

You're no angel, you're no prize,
But still I like to fantasize
You’re no walk in the park
Your love’s like a minefield in the dark
Track Name: When will you disappear
Your heart is free and your conscience is clear
So tell me darlin what you doin’ here
You don’t know what I see, you don’t know what I hear
Now tell me woman, when will you disappear

Your heart is free and your conscience is clear
But who’s the fella over there been drinkin’ my beer
You say your love is true, your feelings are sincere
Now tell me woman, when will you disappear

Your heart is free and your conscience is clear
But I saw you kissing him down by the pier
How long you been cheating’, a few weeks or a year
Now tell me woman, when will you disappear

Your heart is free and your conscience is clear
But I saw you laughing and nibbling on his ear
He’s the new frontier and you’re a pioneer
Now tell me woman, when will you disappear