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Money Talks Too Much Album Songbook (17 songs)

**The Dad I Never Had by Allan Byer 9/27/03

Verse: (E C#m Amsus Bmsus) Chorus: A C#msus A Bm sus2

Verse

Heard that song about Elizaís dad

Made me happy, then it made me real dam sad

Easy Rider she called her father that day

made me wonder what my own old man might say.

Mom told me his real name on her deathbed.

Just before she passed, ďsomething I must tellĒ she said

I was twenty six and living way too fast

Still I searched a couple years, then let it pass.

chorus (Chorus: A C#msus A Bm sus2)

Thereís a part thatís missing in me

Whose seed I came from, someone Iíll never see.

Where are you Father, where are you, Dad?

You Know I think of you, the Dad I never had.

verse

Lost his trail in Grangeville Idaho

Blue Mountain Logging, worked there a while ago

Have my own kids now, gonna be a grandpa

Iíve cried, Iíve loved, Iíve sung, Thought Iíd seen it all.

Still when I heard Eliza sing that hopeful line

ďFarther Along Weíll understand It in time.

Felt the dark and empty spaces in my heart

Where he should reside, It all came apart.

repeat chorus

I pretended I didnít need to deal with that

A childhood hurt, a little boy gets over that.

People would ask. Iíd say ď It Donít bother me

To only know half of where I came from, to be.

repeat chorus

bridge (C#msus Bmsus) 4 E Bmsus C#msus Bmsus

Having my grandpa was not the same

As someone who shared their blood and name

Hearing Easy Rider brought a flood of sudden tears

Then I knew what I had missed all these years.

 

Facing Fifty © Allan Byer Dec. 27, 2000

verse progression: (Bm G)3 AD (Bb F Gm7 C)2 chorus: (G D A D)2

verse 1

Facing Fifty, feeling so undone

No easy answers, no easy fun.

Hints at truth, wondering why Iím here.

Still breathing in and out, after all these years.

In the mirror, lies canít hide my age

Too many lines, wrinkles from the rage.

Must be a reason why Iím still around.

Small Voice inside says, ďListen, donít make a sound.Ē

chorus:

Empty your head, step into your skin.

The places youíve broken are stronger in the end.

The closer you get to your real self

The less youíll want to be someone else.

verse 2

Used to be young, felt so invincible

All my dreams built on Loveís principle.

Felt in my body a restless energy.

Now Iím a fat old American in search of Me.

I donít want anything that I need.

And I donít need what I want. Truth is hard to Heed.

Iím sliding backwards down the hill

In my car on the ice, hands still on the wheel.

(Repeat chorus)

Bridge: [(Gm7 C) 2 Bb F Gm7 C] 2

Feeling Fear. Feeling Doubt. Feeling Anger, Donít let it out.

Youíre feeling lonely, youíre feeling Blue,

Just remember thereís a light inside of you.

(Repeat Chorus) w/ tag to C and G breakdown to D ending

 

Falling Down by Allan Byer 12/23/05

No one knows the bad things inside of me

Keep them hidden; Donít want anyone see

From the outside I look like just another guy

So half my life has been a ďlook goodĒ lie

chorus

Itís a long way down

When you see the ground.

No nets around when youíre Falling Down

Seems like Iím always Falling Down

Catch Me - Iím Falling Down

Standing on my knees - Iím Falling Down

Verse

Thereís a song inside me trying to be born

Itís about trying times and lives that may be torn,

Just a rhyme only a few people may ever hear

How do I express emotions greater than fear

repeat chorus

Imagine thereís a light shining under your door

All you need is Hope to catch a little more.

Itís Love I saved for you. You canít Walk before you Crawl.

We all need something soft to break that Certain Fall.

Repeat Chorus

 

Girl You Better Hold Me Tight (psuedo reggae beat) by Allan Byer 7/17/05 dedicated to the Chicken Massacree of 2005verse(C#m E) 4 chorus D A C#m (Capo 2nd fret - from Key of E to A)

verse 1

Where will I be tomorrow?

Where do I walk today?

How do I stop the sorrow?

What makes it go away?

chorus

Girl, You better hold me tight.

There might not be another night

Girl, You better hold me tight.

Lots of things turn out the lights.

verse 2

Thereís a grayness in my soul.

Matches the grayness in the sky.

What do I use to fill the whole

That I feel inside?

chorus

Girl, I wish youíd hold me tight.

There might not be another night

Girl, You better hold me tight.

Lots of things turn out the lights.

Bridge - F#m E F#m D A E

Girl, You know I need you, Youíre the one completes my soul........

Girl, You know Iím sorry. For all the wrong Iíve done before.........

verse 3

Thereís a Red Sky this morning

Light dancing in the trees.

Someone beats out a warning.

Drives me to my knees.

chorus

Girl, I pray you hold me tight.

ĎCause there might not be another night

Girl, why donít you hold me tight?

Lots of things turn out the lights.

CODA: See how far came the light - to encircle and hold us bright.

 

Money Talks Too Much (blues run in E) by A. Byer 7/8/05

chorus: (follows each verse, except verse 3)

Money Talks too much. It talks too much today.

Money Talks too much. It talks too much I say. (Just Listen to what I say.)

verse 1

If youíre a rich man, you donít have too many needs.

But if youíre a poor man, youíre scratching round for seeds.

Rich man lounges round the pool and beats the Heat.

But when youíre poor, you might not get enough to Eat.

verse 2

Rich Man, heís driving around in his shiny SUV.

Poor man works so hard he falls on bended Knee.

Rich man be cruising round burning up the Oil

While the poor man he supplies most all the Toil.

verse 3

Drugs, oil, and money donít mean nothing when youíre dead.

But while heís here, they sure help the Rich man get ahead.

Whose kids are dieing in the wars around the Earth?

Itís poor manís sons and daughters. What are their lives Worth?

*Harp Break - twice thru progression. No Chorus!

verse 4

Money buys power, politicians, sex and stuff.

While most of us are lacking. We just donít have enough.

If youíre rich, people might listen to what you say.

It donít make you right but people follow you anyway.

verse 5

Dressing poorly makes the Others feel Unsafe.

Folks donít trust you; they wish youíd go away.

If you have money, you can buy most Anything.

If you have none, you be dangling by a String.

verse 6

If you have money, most people make Time for You.

If you have time but no money, people just say ďScrew You!Ē

Lots of things in this Earth life just arenít Fair

Having no money amplifies your Cares.

last chorus:

Money talks too much; it talks too much today.

But Iím listening, too. Just send some dough my way.

 

Never Get Lonely by Allan Byer 6/20/05

Progression; E F#ms C#ms A C#ms F#ms E

Chorus: (B A)3 > C#ms F#ms E Bridge: (C#ms B)

Verse 1

Lots of things could be made so clear to me if I was something that Iím not.

Since I fell for you, youíve been telling me all the things I need to stop.Chorus:

I guess you never get lonely. Guess you never get blue.

Guess you never need someone sometime, to tell your troubles to.

verse 2

This relationship is a training ground for mysteries of intimacy and love.

But you got a combination lock on your heart from me. To get a message

through is rough.

Chorus: Wish I never got lonely. Wish I never got blue.

Wish I never needed someone sometime, to tell my troubles to.

Bridge: (fade) Itís all been heard before. Itís all been played before. Itís all been said before. So....Open up your door.....

verse 3

Donít you criticize, donít you minimize, your part in all my stuff.

Donít you rag on me, donít tell me you see, all my faults (I got enough). Chorus:

But if you ever get lonely. If you ever get blue.

If you ever need someone sometime, Iím one to tell your troubles to.

 

Questions for God 3/1/2005 by Allan Byer

verse

I got Questions for God. I got Questions for Me.

How do I live in this world

Trying to be free? Just trying to be me.

You better learn to laugh. Donít Worry about Cry.

Life is too damn short.

Then you get old and die. Probably wonít say Good Bye.chorus

Itís Ok. Said itís all right. Someday youíll understand

How the puzzle (pieces) fits just right.

verse 2

Heh whatís the ticket? Whatís the price?

How much do I have to pay?

To get some good advice? More here than meets the eyes.

It takes You. It takes Me. It takes us altogether.

Then maybe weíll see What the world can be.

repeat chorus

verse 3

What about People? What about Strife?

What about war and Death?

And the mysteries of Life? In the One Big Soup of life.

We are different. Yet Weíre all the same.

Weíre all Rainbow Colored,   But weíre in the same dang game.

How ya gonna stay sane?

repeat chorus

verse 4

How do I love in this world? What is right?

How do I seek the answers?

Where is the light? Where is Hope and Delight?

Connecting w/ the Divine (Source) Is the most important thing.

Doesnít matter what you call it.

Or How you let your Spirit sing. Peace is what Faith will bring.

verse 5

Is it a riddle? Some cosmic game?

I know weíre all connected.

But how do we stop the Pain? Like trying to stop the rain (train).

Control your Anger. Hold back the rage.

Seek and Know the Truth.

Maybe youíll come of age. Learn to turn the page..Repeat Chorus

 

Why Canít I Find You © Allan Byer Jan. 1979

Verse Progression: (G breakdown to Em) (C breakdown to Am7) (C D) (Bm C) D

Chorus: (C breakdown to D) (D fingering down and up the neck)

Verse 1

Why canít I find you? Itís breakiní my heart in two.

Iím looking for you everyplace. Canít seem to finda trace or a clue.

Youíve got the time. Iíve got the rhymes.

Youíve got soul. I lose control every time.

Verse 2

So why canít I have you? Itís breaking my heart in two.

Been looking for you everyday. Got to find a way to get back to you.

Youíve got the time. Iíve got the rhymes.

YouĎve got soul. I lose control of my mind.

Chorus 1 This is not a dream. Youíve come before it seems.

Dressed like a gypsy fine. Bringing that summer wine.

(bring loveís summer wine)

Instrumental Break

verse 3

So why canít I love you? Itís breaking my heart in two.

So why canít I love you? Youíre leaving me Ďfore weíre through and Iím blue.

Iíve got the time. You bring the rhymes.

Iíve got soul. Youíll lose control every time.

Chorus 2 This is not a dream. Iíve come before it seems.

Dressed like a gypsy king, flying you on my wings.

(flying you on my wings)

Instrumental break

Verse 4- coda

So why canít I love you? Itís breaking my heart in two.

So why canít I love you? Youíre leaving me Ďfore weíre through and Iím blue.

FATHER MAKE ME © Allan Byer and Mark Parsons 7/78 Ekone Ranch Goldendale, WA

Verse progression: [D D/C D/B A sus.] Bridge: [G D]

Chorus: G A D Bm A G D G D A, G A D Bm A G D G A D

Verse 1

Ever sense I left my childhood garden

The crocises and daffidils bloom on time.

Springtime rains make them smell so sweetly.

The petals in the sunshine look so fine.

But sometimes a frost comes to kill.

Icy fingers strangle the will.

Pre-chorus

Thatís when I get down and I pray.

Thatís when I get down and I say.

Chorus

Father, make me strong and happy.

Father, make me strong and kind.

Father make me what you want me.

Father make this soul to shine. (Shine, shine, shine.)

Verse 2

And I am thankful for the good folks who have blessed me.

Fed me laughter and healed my bones.

The fairy tale of love is real inside them.

And their love becomes my own.

But sometimes as a man Iím bound to fall.

Distances of sorrow fill my hall.

Pre-chorus

Thatís when I get down and I pray.

Thatís when I get down and I say.

Chorus

Father make me strong and happy.

Father make me strong and kind.

Father make me what you want me.

Father make this soul to shine. (Shine, shine, shine.)

Verse 3

Now my feet have led me to the ocean.

Footsteps disappear into the tide.

There the salty breezes caress me.

And over the horizon the red sun glides.

But sometimes a raging sea explodes.

Angry waves crash at my soul.

Pre-chorus

Thatís when I get down and I pray.

Thatís when I get down and I say.

Chorus

Father make me strong and happy.

Father make me strong and kind.

Father make me what you want me.

Father make this soul (Shine, shine, shine. We gotta shineÖ)

 

WE CAN FIND A CLUE @ Allan % Anne  Byer 6/25/1980 Netarts, OR  Wedding Song

Verse progression: a series of funny chords in D. Bridge progression: blues chords in A7.

Chorus progression: more funny chords in D ending in D minor.

Verse 1

Questioning thoughts, they fill my mind.

What is this thing called living?

Traveling through the seasons, birth and death are reasons,

What is this thing called giving?

Bridge

Tell me what you want from me.

Tell me what you want to see.

Tell me what now should I be?

Chorus

I have given all my time. You have given of your mind.

I can give to you. You can see me through.

You can give to me. I can help you see.

We can find a clue. We can find a clue.

(Instrumental Interlude)

Verse 2

Caught in a misty web of time.

Your eyes keep right on shining.

What is this new state of mind?

You say your love is undying.

Bridge

Tell me what you want from me.

Tell me what you want to see.

Tell me what now should I be?

Chorus

I have given all my time. You have given of your mind.

I can give to you. You can see me through.

You can give to me. I can help you see.

We can find a clue. We can find a clue.

 

Attitude © Allan Byer 12/79 Netarts, OR

Progression: (D Bm) [quick change back Ďn forth for chorus, double count for verse]

into run: Em F#m G A [quick run] to (D Bm)

chorus   Attitude. Attitude. Be Positive. Not Negative

You can choose; You might lose.

(run here >) You can hurt or you can laugh

So come on you fools, Choose your path.

Attitude. Attitude.

Verse 1

What I say is your Attitude can lesson the struggle within.

Feed the struggle and youíll find you canít win.

(run here >) So when you start to fall down

Let your Attitude turn you around.

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2

A Negative Attitude only hurts yourself.

It ainít no way to win; you just end up on a shelf.

(run here >) So ask yourself, and you will know

Nobody wants you down in that hole.

Itís your Ö(Attitude)

Repeat chorus

Verse 3

Life is a circle, a crazy game at best.

You donít know the rules, but you can pass the test.

(run here >) ĎCause youíve been here before.

Let your Attitude open up the door.Repeat Chorus

 

Food On the Run © Allan Byer 9/9/99

Verse progression: F C G C Chorus: C G C G C Bridge: (G F C) twice

Verse 1

The rhythm of the shoes in the dryer makes me think

Of music found in strange places, like my dripping kitchen sink.

Living on vitamin C, beer and tortilla chips

While the TV talk show hosts talk of leaving Earth via spaceships.

Theyíll be taking those high-minded devotees

To the first annual folk festival on the planet XYZ.

Chorus

Food on the Run Ė isnít always much fun.

Maybe itís the chips, and dips, and snickers bars; maybe itís just poison.

verse 2

Youíve been working too hard, my friend, trying to keep pace.

Make ready for changes, maybe living in outer space.

And it starts over, right here and now.

Donít you get caught in a big nuclear  (terrorist) kapow.

Chorus (repeat)

Bridge

Only thing that makes me cry

Is the tear in my kidís eyes.

Wish I had a better way

To help you realize (reach the skies)

Chorus (repeat)

Verse 3

Gee, itís Friday. The weekend is in sight.

But your spouse is cranky; all the kids do is fight.

You get home. Thereís no dinner there.

All you would really like is a glass of ice-cold beer.

(So you say to your honey.)

Letís go to McDonalds. Grab a Big Mac or two.

Letís find out all about that good good fast food goo.

Chorus (repeat)

I Believe © Allan Byer 7/4/1990 U of O Eugene, Masters Project Theme

NOTE: on the record I capo this on the 6th fret. Playing it live itís more comfortable to be capoed on the 4th fret, (I think iím in the key of F#m, play the progression on your guitar capoed on the 4th fret and see what key this is for sure)

Verse progression: [(Dm F) (C D) ] chorus: (F C D C D) [quick turnaround repeated]

Verse 1

Sometimes I Cry. Sometimes I Moan. Sometimes I Worry

That thereís no way Home. (Thereís no way Home.)

But Earth is Strength and Fire brings Light. Emotions are

Calling you to Spirit inside. (Your Spiritís inside.)

Verse 2

Fire brings Warmth. Emotion brings Song.

Earth can teach you your Spirit is strong. (Spirit is strong.)

Youíre here to learn. Youíre here to touch..

Then youíll find Friendship brings much. (True loving touch.)

Chorus

I believe in Love. I believe in Hope.

I believe in Trust. I believe in Peace.

I believe in You. I believe in Me.

Verse 3

 Use your Mind. Clean the Air. Free your Feelings

And your Body will repair. (Healing bodies repair.)

If you Trust. If you Share. Then youíll find

That all People will care. (The World may care.)

Verse 4

Itís your Water. Itís your Air. Itís One Earth

All People must Share. (We all must share.)

Itís One Body. Itís One Mind. Itís One Spirit.

So please be Kind. (Please be Kind.)

Repeat chorus then add Coda:

I Believe in Love. I believe in You. You can find Dreams, too.

Itís Love © Allan Byer

Progression: (Bm C#m [D string base, A E muted] quick change, I donít know the chords but same fingerings in different spots on the neck, goes down to 7th fret for chorus (same fingering) )

Verse

Take my hand and walk with me.

Through the mountains to the shining sea.

Thereís so much there for you and me

To see. Be free now.

To see. Oh be free now.

Chorus

Itís love; itís love yeahÖ.

Itís love; itís love yeahÖ

Bridge

It helps to find the key.

It helps you to see.

It brightens up your day.

It helps you find your way.

Repeat Verse

Take my hand and walk with me.

Through the mountains to the shining sea.

Thereís so much there for you and me

To see. Be free now.

To see. Oh be free now.

 

New Dawn © 6/79 Allan Byer

Verse progression (F C G Em Am) chorus [ (Am F ) (C G Am Em Am) ]

Intro - Verse progression TWICE

Verse 1

Sun Comes Up. Sun goes down.

Earth is spinning, turning around.

Moon is shining high above.

My heartís burning for your love.

For your love, for your love.

My heartís burning for your love.

Chorus 1

Are you holding? Seeds we could be sowing.

Path is unfolding. Canít you see? Love is free.

Canít you see? Loveís in me.

Verse 2

 New Dawn coming, not far away.

New Age Dawning, coming to stay.

Shimmering rainbows color the sky.

Choirs of Angels waiting to fly.

Waiting to fly, waiting to fly.

Weíre all Angels waiting to fly.

Chorus 2

Stop your crying. Youíre not alone.

Weíve all been trying. Someday soon all going home.

Some day soon, all going home.

Verse 3

Ships are waiting to carry us far.

Ships to fly beyond the stars.

Weíll be dancing to our heartsí songs.

Singing and dancing from now on.

Thank the love that fills Her skies.

Thank the love that opens all eyes.

Chorus 3

Are you seeing? Path weíve been weaving.

There is a redeeming. Look inside. Love canít hide.

Look inside. Love is alive.

Coda: Love is alive, love is alive. Love is alive.

Look inside. Love is alive.

Look inside. Love canít hide................

 

When I Sang My Song © Allan Byer 10/1978 Ekone Ranch for Betsy Smith

Verse Progression: G D C (twice) Bm C Bm D F C A D

Chorus Progression: G#m C#m A E (twice) Bm C Bm D F C A D

Verse 1

When I sang my song for you.

Sometimes the words came out too blue.

But you smiled and saved me.

Yeah, you smiled and set me free.

When I sang my song for you

And you sang, then I knew

That itís worth all the pain.

Sunshine follows the rain.

Chorus 1

Heh, lover, canít you see?

Heh, woman, you need me.

With my heart that is strong,

With my love that goes on and on.

Verse 2

The real people have always known

That they donít dance alone.

Please come and dance with me.

Please help me to see.

You know Iíve come a long way.

Just to play my songs and say.

You hold the key in your hearts.

Come, weíll make a new start.

Chorus 2

Heh, World, canít you see?

Heh, People, we need to be

In a love that is strong.

In a world that goes on and on and on.

Verse 3

It is timeless and itís bold.

Itís more precious than gold.

The key to life is love.

Let it shine from Above.

When I sang my song for you.

Sometimes the words came out too blue.

But you smiled and saved me.

Yeah, you smiled and set me free.

 

Itís the Law © Allan Byer 12/1999

Verse progression: (Gm F) chorus: (C Bb F)

Verse 1

Itís the Law. Itís the Law.

Itís the Law. Itís the Law of Love.

Chorus 1

Itís the Law of Love; moving you from above.

Itís the Law of light; making you feel all right.

Verse 2

Itís the Way. Itís the Way to be.

Itís the Way. Itís the way to see.

Chorus 2

Itís the Law of Love; moving you from above.

Making you feel so high; you can touch the sky.

Repeat as needed for suitable finish.



 
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