Real Life

by Dave Jacquet

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released November 28, 2015

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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: Pain
G C D
Time’s not the only thing that’s wasted here tonight
Looks to me like whiskey’s winning another fight
Am Bm
We got people with boxes full of unwanted things
C D
Yeah they got boxes full of regrets and diamond rings

Time’s not the only thing that’s wasted here tonight
A bar full of empty souls with no one to hold tight
We got the guy who tells a lie even when the truth sounds better
You can hear him sigh when he recalls her goodbye letter

Cause pain, has gotta go somewhere
Pain you know she don’t fight fair
Em C
Pain, it’s like running out of air
Even if the bottle is an empty prayer

Time’s not the only thing that’s wasted here tonight
Looks to me like whiskey is trying’ to make things right
We got people with lives turned up side down
Sometimes all you can do is order another round

Time’s not the only thing that’s wasted here tonight
A bar full of empty souls with country songs to write
We got the guy trying to get by on booze and happy pills
The longer he stays high the less he thinks about his bills

Cause pain, has gotta go somewhere
Pain you know she don’t fight fair
Pain, it’s like running out of air
Even if the bottle is an empty prayer
Track Name: Let's see you smile again
I don’t look like that man in the photo
I guess seasons do come and go
He looks happy, he looks free
He looks nothing like me

I don’t like that man in the photo
Musta been a long time ago
He looks ready, to be somebody
He looks nothing like me

Just you wait, you young punk
Till your boats have all sunk
We’ll see who’s smiling then

One day you’ll be a drunk
Your life will be all junk
Let’s see you smile again

I don’t look like that man in the photo
How I got here I don’t know
He looks steady, a lil crazy
Maybe I should look like me

Just you wait you old punk
Sure your boats have all sunk
But how about smiling again

You’ll always be a drunk
And life will have some junk
But let’s see you smile again

I don’t look like that man in the photo
I guess seasons do come and go
I look happy, I look free
Man it’s good to be looking like me
Track Name: Whichever comes first
C G C
I got a need for a friend or a drink, whichever comes first
F G C
The more I think the more I feel the thirst
I’d settle for a smile, I’d settle for a hug
I’d settle for beer to fill up my mug

C G C
I got a need for a friend or a drink, whichever comes first
If her lips are pink I’ll know I’m cursed
I’d settle for a sip or a glass full of love
I’d settle for an angel sent from above

Am F C
Is anybody listening is anyone out there
Is anybody drifting or running out of air

C G C
I got a need for a friend or a drink, whichever comes first
Just about to sink, well, I dove headfirst
I’d settle for a sign to know which way is up
I’d settle for whiskey to fill up my cup
Track Name: People
People singing like they found their voice
People singing like they have no choice
People dancing hand in hand
Like the world’s coming to an end

People sharing love and light
People lost in sheer delight
People finding their own way
Like the world’s down to one day

Tell me, what would you do?
if it was all left up to you
Tell me what would you say
Would you go would you stay
Would you run toward what’s true

People laughing at the same old joke
People acting like He never spoke
People living for yesterday
Like the world’s not slipping’ away

Tell me what would you do
If it was all left up to you?
Tell me what would you say
Would you go would you stay
Would you run toward what’s true
Track Name: He tells it like it is
People singing like they found their voice
People singing like they have no choice
People dancing hand in hand
Like the world’s coming to an end

People sharing love and light
People lost in sheer delight
People finding their own way
Like the world’s down to one day

Tell me, what would you do?
if it was all left up to you
Tell me what would you say
Would you go would you stay
Would you run toward what’s true

He tells it like it is

People laughing at the same old joke
People acting like He never spoke
People living for yesterday
Like the world’s not slipping’ away

Tell me what would you do
If it was all left up to you?
Tell me what would you say
Would you go would you stay
Would you run toward what’s true

He tells it like it is
Track Name: Where's God in all this?
It’s easier to hate
It’s easier to frown
Come on take the bait
Tell me you wanna wear His crown

It’s easier to fight
It’s easier to blame
No we’re not gonna be all right
but it’s the name of the game

where’s God in all this
Where’s love’s sweetest kiss
I can hear the snakes hiss
I can see the abyss He should be hard to miss
But where’s God in all this

where’s God in all this
Where’s love’s sweetest kiss
I can hear the snakes hiss
I can see the abyss He should be hard to miss
But where’s God in all this

it’s easier to steal
It’s easier to lie
The Devil always has a deal
So kiss your soul good bye

It’s easier to lust
It’s easier to shame
Feel pity if you must
But go on just the same

where’s God in all this
Where’s love’s sweetest kiss
I can hear the snakes hiss
I can see the abyss He should be hard to miss
But where’s God in all this

He’s not in a church, He’s not in a book
You’ll find Him in your heart - if you look
Track Name: Old Fashioned
She said you’re cute boy, you got the toys but you ain’t got a limousine
She said you see my joy it comes from living like the rich folks in the magazine
So you come up short, you can’t support the kinda life that I deserve
It’s all right girl, no worry now, you’re not the kinda wife I wanna serve

She said I like my man to be six foot three with muscles everywhere you look
She said it’s all about the rugged face I don’t care if he’s ever read a book
So you come up short, you’re not the sort to sweep me right offa my feet
It’s all right girl, no worry now, I don’t wanna be your hunk of meat

Whatever happened to true love
The good stuff that life is made of
Whatever happened to trust and tenderness
Must be old fashioned, I guess

She said you’re the guy, with whom I wanna fly, now buy me a diamond ring
She said I’m shy, don’t ask me why, but I need me a lot of bling
So you come up short, this queen needs a court, and Champagne all night long
It’s all right girl, no worry now, it’s always the same ole song

Whatever happened to true love
The good stuff that life is made of
Whatever happened to trust and tenderness
Must be old fashioned, I guess

Dm F
Someday I’ll meet the woman of my dreams
C G
But until then there’s one question it seems
Track Name: The new land
He traveled to the new land
To find the promise wasn’t true
But life’s about making a stand
Even when the sky ain’t blue

He traveled to the new land
To leave behind what he went through
With just a few dollars on hand
He turned his back on all he knew

But he found there what he brought with him
A land where you can sink or swim
There’s no one here who knows your heart
You’re all you got right from the start

He traveled to the new land
In search of a breakthrough
But he failed to understand
Your soul’s got seas you don’t just dip into

He traveled to the new land
In search of a new point of view
But his hearts’ a no man’s land
With no dream to live up to

But he found there what he brought with him
A land where you can sink or swim
There’s no one here who knows your heart
You’re all you got right from the start
Track Name: The good fight
Sometimes I fight the good fight
But try as I might
Bad guys win in the end

Sometimes I fight the good fight
But when day turns to night
Whiskey’s my only friend

Sometimes I fight the good fight
Try to follow the Light
But there’s meetings I don’t attend

Sometimes I fight the good fight
But I lack the foresight
To keep my Bible in my hand

I was raised on promises unkept
It’s like my good fortune overslept
But I read the Good Book, was reborn in a brook
So why, why, why
Why do I see the bait but not the hook

Sometimes I fight the good fight
Stay lower than a kite
I think I’m on the mend

Sometimes I fight the good fight
Try to be a delight
But down deep it’s just pretend

I was raised on promises unkept
It’s like my good fortune overslept
But I read the Good Book, was reborn in a brook
So why, why, why
Why do I see the bait but not the hook

Dm F C G
The preacher ask me if I have a repentant heart
Said if you wanna be free you need a fresh start

I was raised on promises unkept
It’s like my good fortune overslept
But I read the Good Book, was reborn in a brook
So why, why, why
Why do I see the bait but not the hook