Solo & Acoustic, Pt. 2

by Dave Jacquet

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This album is a collection of songs I wrote at different times in my life, sometimes when I was happy and sometimes when days were dark and nights darker still. While the songs are not necessarily 100% autobiographic, each of them inherently includes a part of me.
I enjoy playing these songs in a live setting, and that's how they were recorded: one voice, one guitar, at the same time, in one night.
Oh, and a bottle of wine was involved, too, as I recall...

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released August 1, 2011

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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: Me... in Tahiti
G
Children are swimming in an ocean not-so-blue
D
All I can dream about is smiling at you
C D G
All I can think about is you said we were through

Everything here reminds me of the day
When I first met you, in that bar out of the way
For once in my life I didn't have a word to say

C D
And all of a sudden it came to me
G C
Why should I care I'm finally free
D G
Tomorrow I can be... in Tahiti

I sold all I owned and took the first plane
For the first time in years I actually feel sane
Said my goodbyes to the life in the fast lane

I live on the beach in a one-bedroom shack
If I know anything, I know I'll never go back
If I know anything, I know you didn't know jack

And all of a sudden it comes to me
Why should I care I'm finally free
Today I can be me... in Tahiti

Yeah all of a sudden it comes to me
Why should I care I'm finally free
Today I can be me... in Tahiti


Finally I can be me… in Tahiti.
Track Name: Preacherman
Am C
Preacherman likes to smile in vain
Am C
Preacherman he don't know my pain
G
He says he wants to save my soul
Am
Help me get out of this hole

Preacherman talks from the book
Preacherman gives me that look
He says just give your life to God
All you gotta do, son, is nod

F C
Preacherman is full of sin, Preacherman's lying again
G
He doesn't have a fuckin' clue ‘bout how to redeem me
Am
or you

Preacherman says he'll pray for me
Preacherman says one day I'll see
That God's word is the only way
To find peace for another day
CHORUS
Track Name: To the islands
A Cm7
Give me a beach, give me a beer
Fm7 E
Give me a ticket out of here.
A Cm7
Give me the sand, give me your hand
Fm7 E
Give me a guitar, let’s start a band…in the islands.

A - Cm7 - Bm7 - Cm7

Give me a smile, that goes on for miles
Give me a phone number I can dial
I’ll take off my shirt, you’ll take off your skirt
We can go swimming, we can flirt… in the islands

Bm7 Fm7
A simple life at the rhythm of the tides
Bm7 E
A simple life, you don’t have to take sides

A - Cm7 - Bm7 - Cm7 X2

Give me a beach, give me a beer
Give me a ticket out of here.
To the islands. To the islands.
Track Name: The woman you used to be
C G
I don't know who you are anymore
C F
But I love the woman you used to be
Am G
But then you walked outta that door
C
And you're good as dead to me

C F
You say you hope we can be friends
C
Some years down the road
G
And I think well, it all depends
C
Some pain never erodes

You say Honey I still love you
I just deserve to be happy
You say Honey I still love you
Yeah well you coulda fooled me

C G
I don't know who you are anymore
C F
But I love the woman you used to be
Am G
But then you walked outta that door
C
And you're good as dead to me

16 years went down the drain
When you turned your back on us
And jumped onto another train
Left me in the dust

We have three kids to raise together
How can I tell 'em not to quit
When we don't have a forever
When our family's unraveling, bit by bit

C G
I don't know who you are anymore
C F
But I love the woman you used to be
Am G
But then you walked outta that door
C
And you're good as dead to me
Track Name: Welcome to freedom
WELCOME TO FREEDOM
C
The kids are gone sleddin'
G
The snow is thick on the ground
Am
The sea is retreating
F G
The tide will soon be down.

A few birds are flyin
On their way south it seems
I'd be lying
if I ain't there in my dreams
F
The sun on my skin
G
& a glass with no bottom
C F G
A dribble of scotch on my chin
Welcome to freedom

The dogs are chasing
Squirrels in the yard
And I keep replacing
My memories that are scarred

I long for the day
When, my toes in the sand
All I do is lay
On a beach in the islands

F
The sun on my skin
G
& a glass with no bottom
C F G
A dribble of scotch on my chin
Welcome to freedom

The day has arrived
We're sailing off today
I feel revived
Away from the world of gray

Goodbye stress and pressure
Goodbye boss
I need the refresher
You won't be a big loss
Track Name: Ah, love
The snow outside makes the world like a padded cell
Life is muffled I can't hear it so well
When the sun shines I hear clear as a bell
I can finally hear your love... yell

The rain outside makes the world like a swimming pool
I wanna put the drops back in the clouds cuz I'm a fool
You laugh and you say that I'm dumb as a mule
But you love me cuz I live to break the rule

The wind outside makes the world sideways
Or maybe it's just one of those days
When all can see the errors of my ways
But I'm mostly blinded by the way she sways

The sun outside makes the world anew
Today let's live just for me and you
Tall glasses of rum, we'll have a few
Let's make that kinda love that'll always be true
Track Name: The Butt Naked Song
I’m butt naked on the porch
Fiddlin’ with my tiki torch
I’m working on a tan
The sun’s my biggest fan
I’m butt naked on the porch

I’m butt naked on the sand
A cold brewski in my hand
I’m enjoying the breeze
And smoking a few trees
I’m butt naked on the sand

The neighbors don’t mind
If they see my behind
It ain’t gonna make ‘em blind
The neighbors don’t care
If they see my derriere
Out there… in the open air

I’m butt naked on a boat
Sippin’ on a root beer float
The fish are not scared
Or visually impaired
‘Cause I’m butt naked on a boat

I’m butt naked everywhere
Life is better lived bare
Not a care in the world
Just me and my girl
we’re butt naked everywhere

CHORUS
Track Name: Intentions
C Am
I live in the shade of a mango tree
F G
I live in the shade, happy and free
C Am
The air around me smells like fruit
F G
And mother nature's playing her flute

F G
But don't worry girl, you can be sure
C Am
None of my intentions are pure
F G
No ring in my pocket, no his-and-her locket
C Am
I'm not the answer or the cure
F G C
I won't be giving you the grand tour

My world is living in your arms
You could say I fell for your charms
We're so happy it's a crime
But I don't mind doing time

CHORUS
Am
You look in my eyes
F
You say you see lies
C G
You think my heart's grown fonder
Am
You see through my words
F
You say we're love birds
C G
How could it be you wonder

CHORUS
Track Name: Pour me a friend
It’s a great day for crying
But my tears are too proud
So it’s a great day for drinking
Until I get good & plowed
It’s a great day for drinking
Out loud

It's a great day for hiding
Feelings disallowed
It's a great day for gliding
Through life, disavowed
It’s a great day for drinking
Out loud

So pour me a shot
And pour it a friend
Believe it or not
I can still feel your hand
And the ring that I bought
Cause I’ll love you till the end
Somebody pour me a shot
And pour it a friend

It’s a great day for thinking
But my brain’s like a cloud
So it’s a great day for drinking
Alone in a crowd
It’s a great day for drinking
out loud

BREAK - CHORUS
Track Name: See if I care
I fought the lazy, but the lazy won
I thought of the things that wouldn’t get done
I sat back down on my beach chair
And thought… see if I care

The fridge is empty, has been for days
I’m not all that hungry, anyways
If I can find someone w/ a beer to spare
Oh, sweet victory! See if I care

They say it can’t last
They say I gotta change fast
I could still be a millionaire
Well, sorry fellas, but… see if I care

Sittin’ in the sun, feelin’ no pain
I don’t remember the feel of the rain
I don’t have enough dough for a bus fair
But… see if I care

The house is a mess, I’m down to one shirt
I could clean up – but I’d rather flirt
On second thought I don’t have pants to wear
So… oh well, see if I care

(Am) I like it here in the sun
(F) I’m having tons of fun
(G) Come try with me if you dare
We’ll see… if you care