2012 23 Nov

The following songs were recorded mostly in Pasadena, California from 2010 – early 2012 on my Tascam 8-track machine.

 Tracks

1 2:14 122 listens
2 3:06 93 listens
3 2:25 82 listens
4 4:56 89 listens
5 4:32 98 listens
6 2:24 82 listens
7 3:03 112 listens
8 4:00 99 listens
9 2:10 118 listens
10 2:37 117 listens
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2011 31 Aug

Waiting by More Jim Guittard

Wrote this song almost 10 years ago but lost the original recording of it. So I recorded it again tonight in 2011. On the previous version I used a Fender B-Bender guitar but I don’t have it anymore. It was stolen. Anyway, I did the best I could from memory. Previously, it was called “Station” but I think it would be better titled Waiting. I also updated the lyric to waiting for a plane instead of a train cause that’s what I’ll be doing in a few months or so when my wife finally gets to the U.S.

Waiting

Going down to the station.
I’ll be waitin’ for you to come.
I’ll be pickin’ up your heavy bags.
It won’t be a drag.

I hope you’ll be glad to see me.

Checkin’ out the plane schedule.
I’ll be lookin’ for your plane to come.
I’ll be combin’ my hair for you.
It won’t be that long.

I hope you’ll be glad to see me.

Readin’ up on the newspaper.
I’ll be lookin’ for the funny section.
I’ll be watchin’ the people pass by.
It can’t be that long.

I hope you’ll be glad to see me.

Seein’ you arrive just on time.
I’ll be runnin’ to get a hug.
I’ll be thinkin’ how lucky I am.
No, it’s not a drag.

I know you’ll be glad to see me.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2011

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 8 Aug

Wrote this one in Bulgaria in 2008 while I was a Peace Corps Volunteer but it applies even more today to the current political situations. More division than I have every seen. Where is the leadership? No where to be found. Not the best sound quality.

We’ve got to preserve our health.
It is all for ourself.
People are running scared.
Just like they haven’t cared.

Some turn to the booze.
This isn’t what I choose.
Which is the way?
Certainly there’s a new day.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

Arguments and tempers flare.
This I don’t wish to bear.
There’s no point to this.
Better avoid and miss.

We live within our cave.
Wishing only to save.
Our egos cause problems.
With pride we wear our emblems.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

We make shady deals.
so we can eat our meals.
We keep up the front.
In our power hunt.

Have faith in one another.
We’re brother and sister.
Fight through the pain.
We’re all the same.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2008

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2011 29 Jul

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2011 15 Apr

The powers that be are lurking about.
Infecting us with more fear and doubt
Big Sis is on the loose
Yelling, screaming, and pushing her abuse.

Is that how it’s supposed to be?
It seems like it’s getting less free.
Or am I just crazy?
Or maybe a little lazy?

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

They want to lock down the country.
Why can’t the people just see?
Too busy to care?
They don’t even dare care.

Yeah, I’m a bit mad.
And a little bit sad.
No wife here
To call dear.

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

I skype everyday.
All I do is pray!
Move out of the freaking way!
You’ve no right to keep us apart!

What God has joined together,
Let no one separate.
You must worship the devil.
You are so evil!

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

I don’t wish to exaggerate!
Just wanna see my Kate!
What’s the big deal?
That’s how I feel!

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2011

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