Lenino

Illusions of Duality

Rabbit Candy Jar

2/4, 108bpm, 1 line/compass

Gm  Dm/F

Gm  Dm/F

Gm  Dm/F

Gm  Dm/F

Gm  Watch the gap. Dm/FHop on the trail.

Bb  Tomorrow will be Dm/Ayesterday,

Gm  and we are to see the Dm/FKing and Queen.

Bb  Picture a rabbit Dm/Acandy jar,

Gm  while you pull a Dm/Fchair aside.

Gm  Then, imagiDm/Fne you climb

Bb  inside that rabbit Dm/Acandy jar

Gm  leaving your two cents, your thoughts

and Bb/Freason trapped inBb  side,

like Bb  you did the other Dm  time.

Dm  

And aGm  gain,

If it C   rains, use a Gm  coat.

If it Gm/Bbbites, then do Am  run.

If it Bb  helps, you just C   nod.

Dm  

Gm  Mind the gap. Dm/FDo it again.

Bb  Today is just aDm/Another day.

Like you Gm  never knew that Dm/Flife could be cruel,

Bb  picture a rabbit Dm/Acandy jar

Gm  and you won't let Dm/Aout a sigh.

Gm  Take a seat Dm/Fand repeat

Bb  the same 'ol Dm/Agood routine.

Gm  While it gets compellingly

Dm/Fstupid around Bb  here,

keep Bb  growing into those Dm  ears.

Dm  

And Gm  again,

If it C   rains, use a Gm  coat.

If it Gm/Bbbites, then do Am  run.

If if Bb  helps, you just C   nod.

C  Dm  

And Gm  again,

Tweedle C   Dum, and aGm  gain,

hold that Gm/Bbsmile and play Am  dumb.

Think "This Bb  is dad. This is C   mum."

Dm  

There'll Dm  be a Gm  day

when my Gm  presence in Dm  here

you will Gm  see disappeared.

And I'll Gm  stand where you Dm  are.

You'll be Gm  there; you'll be C/E mine.

We'll be F   gods on our Gm  feet.

Gm  Dm  

But until Gm  then,

if it C   rains, use a Gm  coat.

If it Gm/Bbbites, well, then Am  run.

If if Bb  hurts, you go C   numb.

C  Dm  

And Gm  again,

Tweedle C   Dum, and aGm  gain,

hold that Gm/Bbsmile and play Am  dumb.

Think "This Bb  is dad. This is C   mum."

C   

Think "This Bb  is dad.

This is F   mum."

Tell the Tale

4/4, 120bpm, 1 line/compass

How do    

you mighty men

sit tight?

How do you form the bond?

How do you fight the fight?

How do you hold your own

by an ear turning back?

How do

you tie up

this knot?

How do you bait the beast?

How do you hug the floor?

How do you know it's time

to be tied a little more.

I will explain

how I tell the tale,

as soon as I'm able

to board the nearest train.

I will explain,

right down to details:

why is it that my shoes

are on the wrong way?

How do

you wage all these

wars?

How do you hold the fort?

How do you swing the bat,

and seeking new horizons

does not sound like a plan?

I will explain

how I tell the tale,

as soon as I'm able

to board the nearest train.

I will explain,

right down to details:

why is it that my shoes

are on the wrong way?

Allow me to explain

how I tell the tale,

as soon as I'm able

to board the nearest train.

I will explain,

right down to details:

why is it that my shoes

are on the wrong way?

Replay

4/4, 130bpm, 1 line/compass

D   A   

D   A   

D   

Bb  

A   

Back to your D   senses in the A   morning light,

you’ll think we’re D   crazy. You will A   hold my hand,

and say –No D   baby,

I’m getting Bb  tired.

But if you D   don’t scout this A   place and find

another D   lover, you will A   fool your mind.

I do neBb  glect this.

I never denA   ied it.

And by and Gm  by,

this song reD   plays.

And I say Gm  –Hi.

And you say D   –Hey.

Then, it's goodGm  bye;

you watch me D   sail away,

never reGm  side

with D   others.

From my D   travels there are A   many tales

full of D   wonders, like the A   next ones there

still D   waiting

to be unBb  raveled.

I'm back all D   over town. I climbed the A   Parthenon.

I'm searching D   up and down for AgaA   memnon.

The night has Bb  fallen

and I haven’t A   found him.

Then, on the Gm  way,

I seek your D   reply.

And I say Gm  –Hey.

And you say D   –Hi.

Then, I sail Gm  away,

and it's goodD   bye.

But I’ll never reGm  main (I solemnly swear)

with D   others.

Gm  D   

Gm  D   

Gm  And as clear as D7  I can see

my Gm  life in the D7  open seas,

I Gm  see you awaiD7  ting seeds

to Gm  plant your D7  grounds.

Gm  Longing and D   running out…

Gm  Longing and D   running out…

Gm  Longing and D   running out…

Gm  …in the long D   run.

Cuz, along the Gm  way

I seek your D   reply.

And I say Gm  –Hey.

And you say D   –Hi.

Then, I sail Gm  away,

and it's goodD   bye.

Cuz, I always I reGm  main

with D   no one.

Gm  D   

Gm  D   

Gm  D   

Gm  D   

Clovers

6/8, 62bpm, 1 line/compass

Bb  

Dm  

Gm  

Dm  

Bb  

Dm  

Gm  

Dm  

Bb  Dont call them that; they're not flowers.

Dm  

Gm  Us travelers call them clovers.

Dm  

Bb  And they bring me Dm  up,

Gm  they bring me Dm  down.

F   I can't tell you

Am  how.

Am  

Bb  Many little moths revolved 'round my fire,

Dm  

Gm  and every detail remains in my closet.

Dm  

Bb  Yes, taking me Dm  low,

Gm  taking me Dm  high.

F   I can't tell you

Am  why.

Am  

Gm  Just stay Bb  awake.

Bb  I guess we can Dm  talk about it now.

Gm  And say Bb  again

Bb  you are gonna Dm  keep me forever

Bb  safe, Am/G  

even Am  when I'm wrong.Esus4

Esus4

Bb  

Dm  

Gm  

Dm  

Bb  

Dm  

Gm  

Dm  

Bb  52 Weekends ago we just started.

Dm  

Gm  I go, then you go; I go and you go hiding.

Dm  

Bb  Well if this will Dm  work,

Gm  I'll realize Dm   it

F   talking to your parents.

Am  

Gm  Let's stay Bb  awake.

Bb  I guess we can Dm  talk about it now.

Gm  And say Bb  again

Bb  you are gonna Dm  keep forever

Bb  safe, Am/G

even Am  when I'm wrong.Esus4

Esus4

Gm  Let's just stay Bb  awake.

Bb  I guess we should Dm  talk about it now.

Gm  And say Bb  again

Bb  you are gonna Dm  keep me forever and ever

Bb  safe, Am/G

even Am  when I'm wrong.Esus4

Bb  Safe, Am/G

even Am  when I'm wrong.Esus4

Bb  Safe Am/G

Bd  Am/G

even Am  when I'm wrong.Esus4

Am/E

Ghost Light

4/4, 114bpm, 1 line/compass

Cm  

Bb  

Gm  

Ab  

Cm  

Bb  

Gm  

Ab  

Cm  Showtime,

Bb  curtain call and

Ab  fifteen minutes,

Gm  still unknown.

Gm  

Cm  Strip and shake it

Bb  for an audience too

Ab  intoxicated

Gm  to drive a mind.

Gm  

Bb  I've turned into a ghost,

Gm  no longer here,

Eb  singing voiceless words

Gm  into deaf ears.

Bb  Could someone shine a light?

Cm  

Gm  Come check if I'm alive.

Ab  

Gm  

Cm  A brand new sun

Bb  is out to shine now,

Ab  so accesible,

Gm  so adorable.

Cm  In a blaze

Bb  that makes him nauseous,

Ab  he glows despicable,

Gm  and despotic.

Gm  

Bb  I’ll just go up in smoke

Gm  where no one sees,

Eb  playing soundless notes

Gm  into deaf ears.

Bb  Could someone shine a light?

Cm  

Bb  I've turned into a ghost

Gm  no longer here,

Eb  singing voiceless words

Gm  into deaf ears.

Bb  Could someone shine a light?

Cm  

Gm  Come check if I'm alive.

Ab  

Cm  

Bb  

Gm  

Bb  

Bb  I’ll just go up in smoke

Gm  where no one sees.

F   Playing soundless notes

Am  into deaf ears.

C   Could someone shine a light?

Am  

F   Come check if I'm alive.

Am  

C   Shove me. Call me names.

Am  

F   I just want to be felt.

Am  E   

C   I've turned into a ghost,

Am  no longer here,

F   singing voiceless words

Am  into deaf ears.

C   Could someone shine a light?

Dm  

Am  Come check if I'm alive.

Bb  

Am  Cm  

B   Dm  

Ab  Gm  

Gsus4

Tedious Ramblings

4/4, 115bpm, 1 line/compass

Am  

G7  

F   

Esus4

Am  You’re getting older.

G7  

F   You’re getting older.

Esus4

Am  The doors are G7  getting higher.

F   The knobs are Esus4getting tighter.

Am  You accept there’re G7  many things that you

F   won’t get to Esus4see.

Am  Your whole world is G7  shrinking with you,

F   becoming Esus4trivial like you.

Am  There’s a brand new G7  world, and you are

F   not a part of Esus4it.

Am  But one G7  pillar is F   always Esus4standing.

Am  One G7  story is F   neverEsus4ending.

Am  Tis’ the G7  most F   eternal Esus4maxim,

Am  more than G7  death and F   more than Esus4taxes.

Am  One G7  pillar is F   always Esus4standing.

Am  One G7  story's F   neverEsus4ending.

Am  Tis’ the G7  most F   eternal Esus4maxim,

Am  more than G7  death and F   more than Esus4taxes.

Esus4/B  

Am  That they’re never ever gonna

G7  stop the tedious ramblings.

F   Of these tedious ramblings, we will

Esus4never see the end.

Am  That they’re never ever gonna

G7  stop the tedious ramblings.

F   Of these tedious ramblings, we will

Esus4never see the end.

Am  Boys will call each other names,

G7  increasingly more nasty.

F   And gossipy Esus4girls will,

in F/D fact,

Am  complain [that] others G/E are talking

F/D behind their Esus4backs.

Am  And they’re never ever gonna stop.

G7  

F   Esus4

Am  Parents will be strict about their

G7  children’s eating habits.

And F   say —You will Esus4eat all your greens.

F/D 

Then, Am  smoke a G/E cigar

with their F/D pork rinds and beer.

Am  And they’re never ever gonna stop.

G7  

F   Esus4

And Am  wives will comG7  plain

that they’re F   being unatAm  tended,

and F   over-proEsus4tected,

and F   skinny, and Esus4fat,

and F   pregnant, and Esus4not.

And Esus4husbands?

EveryAm   thing they G/E ask for,

they’ll F/D never give Esus4up.

Am  And they’re never ever gonna stop.

G7  

F   Esus4

Am  The bosses will talk like, in

G7  fact, they are superior.

The F   haves will Esus4exploit the have

F/D nots, they cry,

then Am  may become G/E rich

and F/D exploit everyEsus4one.

Am  And they’re never ever gonna stop.

G7  

F   Esus4

And Am  people will always comG7  plain of their

leaders’ coF   rruption, Esus4

while they F   cut in line, Esus4run the red lights,

F   litter the street, Esus4pirate online,

F   make up a lawsuit, Esus4don’t participate in the process

of deAm  mocracy, G7  

and cheat on their taxes.Esus4

F   Esus4/B  

Am  

G7  

F   

Esus4

Am  And they’re never ever gonna

G7  stop the tedious ramblings.

F   Of these tedious ramblings,

we will Esus4never see the end.

Am  You’re getting

G7  older.

F   I'm getting

Esus4older,

And Am  of these tedious G7  ramblings,

I will F   never ever see Esus4

the Am  end.

Not Going There

4/4, 70bpm, 1 line/compass

Cm  

Gm  

Cm  

Gm  

Db  

Cm  D   

Gm/DD   

Gm/DD   

InCm  sane I go aGm  gain,

I Cm  know now is next Gm  morning,

but I Eb  keep thinking Cm  I’m doing something wrong.

D   D   Gm/DD   

If Cm  you can call my Gm  name

in Cm  ways I’ve never Gm  heard of,

how Eb  can I stay Cm  oblivious?

D   

Gm/D  D7  

Gm  I keep leaving and returning to your Eb  arms.

Gm  Still, I know what you’ll do to Ebmaj7my heart.

Gm  For not going there I’m Cm/Agoing too fast.

Gm/C

Eb  For not going thereD   

D   

Gm/DD   

Cm  Inside of you again,

Gm  

Cm  I know I’ll see you next Friday,

Gm  

Db  cuz you keep saying

Cm  I’m doing it so right.

D   

Gm  D   

Cm  If you run through my maze

Gm  

Cm  in record time with eyes closed,

Gm  

Db  why can we not

Cm  have fireworks?

D   

Gm/D  D   

Gm  I keep leaving and returning to your arms.

Eb  

Gm  Still, I know what you'll do to my heart.

Ebmaj7  

Gm  For not going there I’m Cm/Agoing too fast.

Gm/C

Eb  For not going thereD   

D   

Gm/D  D7  

Gm  I keep leaving and returning to your arms.

Eb  

Gm  Still, I know what you’ll do to my heart.

Ebmaj7  

Gm  For not going there I’m Gm/Agoing too fast.

Gm/C

Gm  For not going there I’m Gm/Agoing too fast.

Cm  

Eb  For not goingD   

D   

Gm/Dhere D7  I…

Gm  

Cat Catching Fireflies

4/4, 120bpm, 1 line/compass

At Sundown

there's no way [of] telling where things will go.

There's only the necessary elusive

light.

And then some

mysterious forces moving the parts.

Even though they're obscure, we keep calling them

light.

This Iridescent Virus

2/2, 160bpm, 1 line/compass

Gm  Pretending to be someone else

Dm  in order to be liked,

Bb and being good at it,

Am  one day you look in the mirror

    and not find you.

Gm  

Dm  

Bbm Dm  

Am  

Am  

Gm  

Dm  

Bbm Dm  

Am  

Am  

Gm  I've created

a Dm  monster.

He's a Bb  lie.Dm  

He's a Am  liar.

Am  

Gm  Please, do nothing

to Dm  invoke him.

He is Bb  goldenDm  

like a Am  cornfield.

Am  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side.

I'm reDm  flected.

Dm  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side;

it Am  deflects all.

Am  

Gm  This iridescent

Dm  virus

is a Bb  lie. Dm  

He's a Am  liar.

Gm  Glowing in the dark

Dm  conscience.

Father Bb  of self-distructive

Am  inventers.

Am  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side.

I'm reDm  flected.

Dm  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side;

it deAm  flects all.

Am  

Gm  

Dm  

Bb 

Am  

    

Gm  With just one look,

Dm  one smile,

Bb  I slipped, I fell, I was

Am  swept and I cascaded.

Gm  With just one turn,

Dm  one spark…

Bb  I can't stop

Am  him now.

Am  

Gm  This iridescent

Dm  virus

is a Bb  lie. Dm  

He's a Am  liar.

Am  

Gm  Growing on us

like Dm  fungus.

He is so Bb  silky,

like a Am  spiderweb.

Am  

Gm  

Bb  

Dm  

Dm  

Gm 

Bb  

Am  

Am  

Gm  

Bb  

Dm  

Dm  

Gm 

Bb  

Am  

Am  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side.

I'm Dm  reflected.

Dm  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side;

it Am  deflects all.

Am  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to side.

I'm Dm  reflected.

Dm  

Gm  The mirror crack'd

from Bb  side to Am  side.

Gm  

Dm  "The curse is come upon me."

Bb 

Am  

Dm  

The Coy & The Candid

2/4, 86 line/compass

G   

G   

G   

G   

F   If you don't mind

a little Em  interview…

[I] wish not to C   pry, just to Dm  know

what to Em  make of you.

Em  

F   Feel free to be coy

or Em  candid.

Are you, by C   any chance,Dm  

left Em  handed?

Em  

AmbiF   dextrous!

That's G   all

I wanted to C   hear.

G   

That I Dm  find myself

in compaC   ny

of someone that both Bb  sides

could be reaching at Am  ease.

If you G   please…

G   

G   pretty, please…

G   

F   I need a little

clariEm  fying.

Are you a C   carnivour Dm  or

vegeEm  tarian?

Em  

OmF   nivorous!

That's G   all

I wanted to C   hear.

G   

Well, it Dm  is

such a wonderful C   trait

to be able to Bb  eat

anything on your Am  plate.

Just one G   thing…

G   

G   one little thing…

G   

F   I promise

this is my last Em  question.

Would you say C   you're a Dm  dog

or cat Em  person?

Em  

F   Nah!

F   Oh, honey,

G   no, oh!

G   That said it Am  all.

Am  There is no Bb  need

to say a C   word.

Dm  

It apEm  pears I have found

a biDm  partisan lover

C   running around

in Bb  this lonely corner.

Am  

That's G   all

I F   wanted to C   hear.

Losing Grace

4/4, 84bpm, 1 line/compass

Gm  

Gm  

Gm  

Gm  

Gm  Tell me the joke

of the Gm  scorpion and the frog

that you're D   always glad to tell.

D   Gm/D

Gm  Buy with me the work

of so many men Gm  in these objects,

cuz they're D   always glad to sell.

D   Gm/D

D   Take me to that place

where even the Cm  worst is good,

cuz if D   there is you,

my world won't Cm  be so blue.

D   Do it now that Grace is hanging out

Cm  

with D   Faith.

Cm  

But I keep Dm  falling in this feeling,

after my Cm  feet reach the ceiling,

I may Bbmaj7fly

or I'll Dm  jump.

I keep Dm  fighting to be firm,

but in this Cm  place I only see

that I Bbmaj7just

can't see the Dm  sun…

D   again.

D   You say

Gm  —Dance with some refugees.

Gm  Give all you can,

and she D   will appear so clear.

D   Gm/D

Gm  And don't forget to teach and learn.

And Gm  try eating corn

in its D   many seasonings.

D   Gm/D

D   And fight to be the champion

of some Cm  worthy cause.

And if D   there's a voice,

well, make it into Cm  a song.

D   Do it now that Grace is traveling 'round

Cm  

the D   world.

Cm  

But I keep Dm  falling in this feeling,

after my Cm  feet reach the ceiling,

I may Bbmaj7fly

or I'll Dm  jump.

I keep Dm  fighting to be firm,

but in this Cm  place I only see

that I Bbmaj7just

can't see the Dm  sun.

And Gm  if the sky is the floor,

where D   is Grace, my lord?

I lost Dsus4her again.

D   

And Gm  if the sky is the floor,

where D   is Grace? My god,

Dsus4

I lost Gm  her…

D   again.

D   

Gm  

D   Lift me now that Grace is talking about

Cm  

D   love.

D   

I keep Dm  falling in this feeling,

after my Cm  feet reach the ceiling,

I may Bbmaj7fly

or I'll Dm  jump.

I keep Dm  fighting to be firm,

but in this Cm  place I only see

that I Bbmaj7just

can't see the Dm  sun.

And Gm  if the sky is the floor,

where D   is grace, my lord?

I lost Dsus4her again.

D   

Gm  And if the sky is the floor

where D   is Grace? My god,

Dsus4

I lost Gm  her.

Dsus4

AndGm   when the sky hits the floor,

where D   in Hell is Grace?

D   A   

Composure Remains

6/8, 60bpm, 1 line/compass

As composure remains,

let'em climb, let'em drape.

Let'em slither and coil.

Breath undisturbed

on the soil.

As composure remains,

let'em crawl up and sting.

Let'em flutter on your skin.

Breath undisturbed

through the wind.

You Make me Happy

6/8, 80bpm, 1 line/compass

F  C  

F  F  

Like a water F   gecko,F   

adorable to F   some, hideous to A   most,

well I give C   none.F   

Cuz I’m quite F   contempt,F   

in this dry F   skin. Cold blood, A   still,

perfectC   ly chilled.D   

I can bite my G   leavesD   

with a zen exG   pressionF   

and look at the exEm  pansionD   

indeterminateG   ly.

But F   you make me D   happy.

When I hear your name,

something you will say with that silly face

making D   smiles creep G   over me

F   even when I’Em  m dry.

F  C  

F  F  

The news were in papers,

huge with many folds,

filled with disaster,

ads, sports in cluster.

Then, you unwrap a treasure

that was riddled with joy,

caricatures,

puzzles and crosswords.


I may never hold

the ancient newspaper,

yet I’m bumping daily

into unfolding joy.

Cuz you

make me happy.

When I hear your name,

something you will say with that silly face

making smiles creep

over me

even when I’m

odd.

Any owner of a dog knows

happiness can possess a body

by opening a door.

And a sad day indoors,

what may seem like a chore,

is always what you need,

a walk with your bud,

smelling the roses,

strolling in glee.

Any owner of a house knows

when you pay it, you're off the ground

feeling safe and sound evermore.

And after being away,

there’s no other place

that would make you feel whole,

than arriving home

dropping your weight

where it belongs.

I know all these things

paint the picture [perfect],

though I've always rented,

and I have no dog.

Cuz you

make me happy.

When I hear your name,

something you will say with that silly face

making smiles creep

over me

even when I’m

mad.

You

make me happy.

When I hear your name,

something you will say with that silly face

and then, you

make me happy.

When I hear your name,

something you will say with that silly face.

Baby, you

make me happy.

You

make me happy.

You

make me happy.

You

make me happy.

I have a

stupid

grin.