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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: I sat still
I sat still, tried to learn to forget
I sat still while love played hard to get
Outside the sun shines but there is no window
I sat still after she told me no

I sat still caught in her net
I sat still all covered in sweat
Outside the sun shines and the flowers grow
I sat still after she told me no

If I don’t move maybe time won’t slip away
If we find the groove maybe she’ll stay
If I don’t move maybe she won’t break away
If I don’t move, if I just pray

I sat still, my heart still in debt
I sat still, one half of our duet
Outside the sun shines but I got nowhere to go
I sat still after she told me no

If I don’t move maybe time won’t slip away
If we find the groove maybe she’ll stay
If I don’t move maybe she won’t break away
If I don’t move, if I just pray
Track Name: This old photograph
I found this old photograph
Of a time I don’t recall
Just an old photograph
of an old dance hall

There’s a band playing in the background
There’s a man wearing a suit
He is dancing, waltzing around
And smiling like he bit into the forbidden fruit

I found this old photograph
Of a place I can’t quite… place
Just an old photograph
Of a life disappeared without a trace

There’s a woman, dressed to the nines
With high heels and stockings and a dress
And if you can read between the lines
She has a lot of sins to confess

But in this old photograph
She is smiling at the scene
Yeah in this old photograph
She might as well be the queen

You can tell that the world is hers to rule
By the slight bend in her neck
Her head is tilted she’s nobody’s fool
Life handed her a blank check

Oh I found this old photograph
Of a life that was never mine
Just an old photograph
Of a sun that would not shine
Track Name: Do you feel blessed?
There’s no happiness in another tomorrow
There’s always more trouble you can find to borrow
Another morning always comes soon enough
Another day, another reason to laugh

There’s no tomorrow at the bottom of the bottle
There’s no reason to not live full throttle
Another smile and your life is all beautiful
Another day, another chance to live in full

Oh but don’t take my word for it
Oh no don’t believe me for a minute
Just put it all to the test
Tell me if you feel blessed

There’s no happiness in another goodbye
There’s always another trinket you can buy
There aren't enough trinkets to fill the hole in your heart
But then you’ve known that from the start

There’s no tomorrow that can cure today
There’s no reason to not dive in the bay
Emerge all refreshed and ready for love
Show me the strength that you’re really made of

Oh but don’t take my word for it
Oh no don’t believe me for a minute
Just put it all to the test
Tell me if you feel blessed

It’s all about the here and now
It’s all about the sweat on your brow
Do you want to make a change
Or is it out of your range
You wanna feel your best, you wanna feel blessed?

There’s no happiness in another tomorrow
There’s always more trouble you can find to borrow
Another morning always comes soon enough
Another day, another reason to laugh
Track Name: The seaside is my best side
The city life is not for me
God knows I tried
The island life is where I’m free
The seaside is my best side

Under a tall palm tree
I found a heart that never lied
With love as far as eyes can see
Yeah the seaside is my best side

I got a boat with room for two
No neighbor and a million dollar view
I hope you’re not just passing through
How bout you stick to me like glue?

If you wanna head out to sea
Or live at the rhythm of the tide
Place my love where your pain would be
Let the seaside be your best side

Am
Let’s take the time to smile again
Forget the clouds, forget the rain
Track Name: The oldest man in town
The oldest man in town had never seen this before
When it went down he was shaken to his core
Thorns turned into crown and the crowd wanted more
The oldest man in town had never seen this before

The oldest man in town heard the mob roar
One look around and he knew he was done for
They’re not gonna back down, they want the man the Heavens adore
The oldest man in town heard the mob roar

His flesh must be torn, his blood must be shed
That’s why he was born, so hope could lie ahead

The oldest man in town cast his eyes down to the floor
He didn’t make a sound but he felt his shame soar
He saw the dirt was brown from the blood and the gore
The oldest man in town cast his eyes down to the floor

The oldest man in town turned and closed his door
His knees hit the ground, he couldn’t watch anymore
He could’ve turned around, asked what are you doing this for
The oldest man in town turned and closed his door

His flesh must be torn, his blood must be shed
That’s why he was born, so hope could lie ahead

And on the third day, when the stone was rolled away
No body on display, all they could do was pray

The oldest man in town had never seen this before
He got off the ground, he had a faith to restore
Track Name: I wanna know why
C Am
And I wanna know why you never break down and cry
F G
When we’re apart
And I wanna know why there’s no sun in your sky
On your way to my heart

Am G F
Girl I’m the one for you
You disagree - it’s no less true
Girl you’re the one for me
I won’t rest until you see

But I wanna know why you always have wings to fly
When you need a fresh start
And I wanna know why you never seem to feel the high
When our love is an art

Am G F
Girl I’m the one for you
You disagree - it’s no less true
Girl you’re the one for me
I won’t rest until you see
Track Name: Washed in the blood of the Lamb
She says I’m washed in the blood of the Lamb
Washed in the blood of the Lamb
Well thank you ma'am
But do you know where I can score another gram

She says I’m washed in the blood of the Lamb
Washed in the blood of the Lamb
Well thank you ma'am
But I would love to drink another dram

D E
She says I’m worthy of His love
A D
I fear my prayers don’t rise above
But He still wants me by his side
She says his heart is open wide

She says I’m washed in the blood of the Lamb
Washed in the blood of the Lamb
Well thank you ma'am
But I think I let that door slam

She says I’m washed in the blood of the Lamb
Washed in the blood of the Lamb
Well thank you ma'am
But all the good in me is stuck behind a dam

D E
She says I’m worthy of His love
A D
I fear my prayers don’t rise above
But He still wants me by his side
She says his heart is open wide

I’m washed in the blood of the Lamb
Washed in the blood of the Lamb
Well thank you ma'am
I don’t deserve it, but clean, I am
Track Name: I'm only sober (when I can't afford the whiskey)
I'm only sober when I can't afford the whiskey
I always try my best to be as drunk as I can be
You chose to hit the road in search of a new zip code
I’m only sober when I can't afford the whiskey

I came home one day
You said there’s nothing left to say
So you just walked away
And my whole world turned black and grey

I'm only sober when I can't afford the whiskey
I always try my best to be as drunk as I can be
You chose to hit the road, I grabbed a bottle to reload
I’m only sober when I can't afford the whiskey

And ever since that day
I’m drinking come what may
I never was one to stray
You know there was no foul play

I'm only sober when I can't afford the whiskey
I always try my best to be as drunk as I can be
You chose to hit the road, in single user mode
Now I’m only sober when I can't afford the whiskey

If you wanna come back
I’ll say goodbye to Jim and Jack
If you wanna come back
I’ll get my life right back on track

I'm only sober when I can't afford the whiskey
I always try my best to be as drunk as I can be
You chose to hit the road, the bottle overflowed
Now I’m only sober when I can't afford the whiskey