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We have a songwriting group called Midland-Penetanguishene Saturday Songwriters. We usually meet the third Saturday morning of the month at 11am at the Midland Cultural Centre but in February, we are there most Saturdays. This year, four other Midland area songwriters participated in writing songs during February Album Writing Month (FAWM). My friend Jacki aka visiblydistorted caught fire, writing over 50 sets of lyrics and melodies. It was a blast setting this one to music. I had the music written and posted less than an hour after visiblydistorted posted the lyrics for this one. You can check out her poetry at: sites.google.com/site/visiblydistorted/poetry


Small Talk
Lyrics by visiblydistorted music (c) Sean McGaughey
for FAWM 2017
Feb 10. 2017
Album: A Fine Line
Track: 021

Am x2
It's so weathery outside,
G x2
I had such a day today,
Am x2
I watched another episode,
G x2
And that game that sports team played,

C Em
Small talk,
It gets on my nerves
C Em
Nothing to say, Nothing to add
The same conversation
C Em
Over and over
No need to think that thought you
F X 2 G
Am X2
Around the water cooler,
G x2
Or on the bus ride South,
Am X2
And sometimes on the sidewalk,
G x2
People run their boring mouths,

Am X2
Oh work is such a job,
G x2
I just got myself a thing,
Am X2
Did you hear about that person?
G x2
Or look at any funny memes?


from Guitars, Ukuleles, etc​.​.​., released February 28, 2017
Lyrics (c) visiblydistorted music (c) Sean McGaughey




Sean McGaughey Ontario

I am a folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and children's entertainer in Simcoe County Ontario. By day, I am a mild-mannered Elementary School teacher-librarian.

Since 2013, I have been participating the the February Album Writing Month Challenge at fawm.org to write 14 songs in February.

This year I challenged myself to up my musicianship and production values. This is the result.
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