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Our town isn't that big-- about 18000 people. Jacki aka visiblydistorted is one of the 4 other people from our Saturday Songwriting group at the local art's centre who has joined in on FAWM this year and she is cranked out over 50 lyrics with melodies. Her original demo gave me enough sense of melody and feel that I ran with it.

Instrumentation is tenor uke with some amp modelling, Bass, and a B3ish tone on my keyboard. I am still tickled that after just 3 months, I can use keys to flavour my music.

You can check out her poetry at: sites.google.com/site/visiblydistorted/poetry

lyrics

Songs That Pay
lyrics by visiblydistorted music by visiblydistorted and Sean McGaughey
for FAWM 2017
Feb 3, 2017

1
A
Another night awake
F#m
Another tear stain
A
On my pillow case
F#m
A
Another boring dream
F#m
About him dancing with
A
Another pretty face
F#m

E
Another pen run dry
Bm
Another journal page
A F#m
An empty coffee cup

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

2
A
Another old guitar
F#m
Another sticker for
A F#m
Another carry-on

A
Another bill to pay
F#m
Another cheap perfume
A F#m
And a loveless song

E
Another bath for one
Bm
Where I don't shave my legs
A F#m
Another hour stood-up

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

3
A
Another Eleanor
F#m
Another lame excuse
A F#m
To book another gig

A
Another crowd impressed
F#m
Another dressing room
A F#m
Another wasted cig
E
Another hand to shake.
Bm
Another photo op.
A F#m
But there's no time for deep.

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

A
Another winter's here
F#m
And I've seen every town
D E A F#m
I'm just another Creep.
A F#m (vamp to end)

credits

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

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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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