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Your Voice Songbook (C) Allan Byer 12/31/2003

#1

Your Voice © Allan Byer 4/7/00

Intro: C breakdown to Am7, walk up to G, breakdown to Am7 (2)

Verse Progression: G >Am7>G>Am7 (breakdown G to Am7, walk up Am7 to G)

Chorus Progression: (Em C D Am sus) Em ( 2)

Bridge: F E F E, F *G F E

Verse 1

Standing in this room alone

Waiting by the silent telephone

Loud truck outside makes me deaf

Not to the pain of my regrets.

Tedium of everyday life

Not the things to please a wife.

Working morning, noon, and night

I lost my way. I lost the light.

Chorus

Your Voice Ė Above the noise.

Letís me know, thereís still a choice.

Itís your Voice -- Above the noise.

Thereís a Reason for some (the) joy.

Verse 2

Footprints we make leave no trace

When weíre buried in the human race.

The way I think she still sees me

Is a Martyrís love, thick with ďNeed-Be.Ē

Sprit-longing sneaks up on you.

Cuts a hole the wind whistles through.

Fear of Falling off into space

But my Doubts canít eraseÖ.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

Wisdom is a place of the Heart.

But you canít get there with your Thoughts.

Desperate man tries to escape

But your Feelings you need to Face.

Repeat Chorus

 

#2 Pilgrim © Allan Byer 7/79

Verse Progression: (C breakdown to Am to F to C to FCGC turnaround)

Chorus Progression: (F C F C G to C breakdown to Am to F to C to FCGC turnaround)

Verse 1

Just another Pilgrim searching for the road.

Just another story to be told.

Just another life searching for the why.

Just another reason to try.

Chorus 1

Didnít you miss me late in the night?

Didnít you want to be holding me tight?

Donít you want me with you every night?

You must know I want you.

Verse 2

Iíve seen the light in your eyes come shining.

Iíve seen the light flashing by.

Iíve seen it in my dreams, and youíre gonna find me.

When you do Iíll know you.

Chorus 2

Didnít you miss me when you were oh so alone?

Didnít you sometimes want to call me on the phone?

But I didnít have one; I just lived out all alone.

Tell me why do I cry?

Verse 3

As you sort through the stories youíve been told

Are you still searching for gold?

Didnít they tell you what you would find.

Love ends up on your mind.

Chorus 3

Donít you know me? Iím not the same.

Donít you want me? This ainít no childrenís game.

Iím still outside, standing in the rain.

Pull me in; give me a sign.

Verse 4

Just another Pilgrim searching for the road.

Just another story to be told.

Just another love song  trying to get thru to you,

Just another wish song for you.

#3 How To Make Love Stay by Allan Byer 8/29/01

Verse Progression: (Em7 A+)2 C Bm C D

Chorus Progression: (CBmEm7)4 (CGCGEm tail)

Bridge: (A Em7)3 G A

verse 1

He had questions. He bet she had some, too.

Why should she listen when thereís nothing left to do.

He thinks thereíre bigger things in this cruel world.

(says) test the waters, Girl. Give them a whirl.

verse 2

What is romance but a sting in the night?

What is love but the tail of a flaming kite?

They canít force the miracle to come their way.

It just happens in its own cosmic day, but...

chorus

How do they make love stay? Who do they have to pay?

What do they have to say? How do they make love stay?

verse 3

Itís not love they really seek to hold.

But the mystery that binds, more valued than gold.

In this world of make believe they play

Like from a dream, they awaken to say...

chorus

 How do we make love stay? Who do we have to pay?

What do we have to say? How do we make love stay?

verse 4

Thereís a magnet in his heart just for her.

It draws her to him, when heís lost for words.

He throws out the life preserver of love.

It fits her well, fits her like a glove, but....

chorus

How do they make love stay? Who do they have to pay?

What do they have to say? How do they make love stay?

bridge

Age is the great leveler of us all

Makes us feel so fragile and small.

Love is the Shield that keeps the Demons away.

Gives us hope. Helps us to pray, but....

repeat chorus

 

#4 Storm by Halla & Allan Byer 1/1/01

Verse 1 (C/B, G/B) 2

I smell rain, I see lightning

I hear thunder, I feel wind

A song whistles in a storm

(D, C/B, G/B)

It feels so good to see the clouds, clouds again

Chorus 1 (Em C) 3

In the wind I hear music

In the thunder I feel drums

In the lightning I see a chorus

(D,C/B,G/B) Let it rain, let it storm

Let it storm.

Musical Bridge (D/B C/B G/B) 2

Verse 2 (C/B, G/B) 2

You might think that I would panic.

As I watch the storm in silence

But inside my heart beats strong

(D, C/B, G/B) And in the storm I hear, hear a song.

Chorus 2 (Em, C) 3

In the wind I hear music

In the thunder I feel drums

In the lightning I see a chorus

(D,C/B,G/B) Let it rain, let it storm

Let it storm.

Musical Bridge (D/B C/B G/B)1 (G/B C/B D/B)2

Repeat Verse 1 and Chorus

Musical Bridge (D/B C/B G/B)1 (G/B C/B D/B)2

CODA (G/B C/B D/B) 4

Thereís a Rainbow after every storm.

Thereís a new day dawning. Be Reborn.

Rain, wind, and lighting in a storm.

Rain, wind, and thunder. Be Reborn.

In the Storm. be Reborn.

 

#5 Iíll Remember You - by Allan Byer 3/17/02

I forgot what I was gonna say

I forgot what I was gonna do.

I forgot why I just had to stay.

But I never forgot about you.

Even the bad stuff, Baby,

All that stuff you put me through.

verse 2

When youíre dead so much yet to finish.

Papers, bills, piles to catch up on.

Unfolded laundry and dirty dishes.

Whoíll do the work when youíre gone?

It wonít seem so important,

Trust me, itís not important - when youíre gone.

chorus:

Iíll remember You. Iíll remember You.

Iíll remember You, You, You.....

Even when this life,

Especially when this life - is through

verse 3

Pain is the price of admission

To a very special show.

Humility is the condition

If you really want to grow.

Find the secrets that you,

Claim the secrets that you - long to know.

verse 4

All the details of your existence

Missing photos in the album

Screen-doorís broken hinges on your senses

The junk drawerís order; itís all wrong.

None of these are keys.

Youíll need none of these - (REST )- to carry on.

Repeat chorus:

verse 5

I remember what I was gonna say

I know now what I was gonna do

I remember why I just had to stay

(It was to say) I LOVE you.

Even when this life

Especially when this life - is through

chorus/coda:

IĎll remember you, Iíll remember you.

Even when this life, You gotta go when this life is through.

#6 Sub-Personality Blues © Allan Byer 7/89, revised 9/98 Oct. 1993 Lynch Elem. School SED class

Verse progression: Blues in G, three chords, I use this jazz fingering thing, youíll recognize them and help me name them. I can also play it in A for higher range if you prefer.

Harmonica solo intro

Verse 1

So many people inside my head

Sometimes I just want to stay in bed.

Whoís gonna come out to play today?

Sure hope the bad parts stay away.

Iím in control, you know I am

When I use the Wise Part Within.

Verse 2

Meet Angry Alex and sad sad Sue.

They want to get to know you.

Chasing them around all day.

Doesnít leave much time to play.

Weíve all got many parts inside.

Which one to choose, you decide.

Verse 3

Think nice thoughts and my special place.

Use positive self-talk; itís no disgrace.

Iím ok. You know I am.

When I use the Wise Part Within.

I breath deep to keep things whole.

I donít have to let my bad sides show.

(Harp or Guitar or Sax or other instrument break).

Verse 4

Sub-personality Blues today.

So many personalities; what can I say?

None of them are really hoods.

They just need to be understood.

Weíve all got many parts inside.

Which one to use, you decide.

Repeat verse 1 to end

 

#7 Soul Song by Allan Byer's soul 4/8//01

Progression: Am G F G quick shuffle

verse 1/chorus

Iím just a traveliní ray you see. Iím out floating around.

Never stay too long, Iím free. And Iím lost until you are found.

Iím the whisper in the wind. Iím the silence before the sound.

Iím the one youíre alone with. When no one else is around.

(two times thru chords, bar them?) Verse 2

Iím the one youíre looking for. In the dead of the night.

Iím the one you could have been. If you hadnít lost your sight.

Iím the part thatís good enough. Even when you donít believe.

Iím the part thatís bigger than. All the lies you can conceive.

(two times thru chords, bar them?)

Verse 3

Iím the pain before the blow. Iím the lock before the key.

Iím the answer before you know. Donít run away from me.

Iím the song before you sing. Iím the tear before you cry.

Make a prayer. Let it ring. Donít you know you can never die.

(two times thru chords, bar them?)

Verse 4

I know the answer before the question. I know the image before you see.

Reach out, Take my suggestion. Iím the one you long to be.

Iím the seat of your soul. Iím the spark of your life.

Trust me. Give me control. I can lead you back into the light.

(two times thru chords, bar them?)

Verse 5

Iím the answer to your problem. Iím the one who can help you much.

Your loneliness is just a symptom. Iím the one who can teach you to touch.

But you got to slow down to listen. And you have to take the time.

Youíre the life Iím here to christen. Everything you want is mine.

(four times thru chords, Guitar Solo)

verse 1/chorus revised w/ coda

Iím just a traveliní ray you see. Iím out floating around.

Never stay too long, Iím free. And Iím lost until You are found.

And Iím lost until You are found. And Youíre lost until I Am found.

#8 Positive Vibrations © Allan Byer 6/1991

Progression: G and A (suspended Blues type chords) back Ďn forth) then into the Chorus Run of: F G A (as many times as it takes to sing the lines ďPositive Vibes..Ē, the ďclear, you know ď lines are sung back in the G to A rift)

Verse 1

I Am I. Who is That? I Am I. Who is that?

I Am I is Positive. Itís a Positive Vibration.

I been around this crazy world.

And itís driving me insane.

Sometimes too much sunshine;

Sometimes too much rain.

We got Waste. Toxic Waste.

Waste. Nuclear Waste.

Waste. Human Waste.

Chorus

We need Positive Vibrations. Please make Positive Ones.

They can take us there. They can make it clear.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Verse 2

Blacks hate Whites and Whites hate Blacks.

And Green gotta hate the Blue.

Wherever you lookiní, Baby, somebody sure hates you.

Sad but true. Whatch you gonna do?

Chorus

We need Positive Vibrations. Please make Positive Ones.

They can take us there. They can make it clear.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Clear, yeah, you know.

Instrumental Break

CODA

We got hate, nuclear hate

Hate, Toxic Hate.

Hate, human Hate.

We need Positive Vibrations. Please make Positive Ones.

They can take us there. They can make it clear. #9 Ravenís Song © Allan Byer 1978, revised 2/1999 for Jack Raven Fee, Troutlake, WA

Progression: verse the whole thing is built off A chord fingering. Starts in A goes to a Bar Chord on the 7th fret with the A fingering, back Ďn forth. Chorus uses the same fingering for a 3rd, 5th, and 7th fret run. I think itís in some kind of C a C major 7th. Bridge uses same fingering on 3rd and 5th frets then changes up to 2nd fret, same fingerings, barred up and down the neck.

Verse 1

I look at life like a joke,

Until everything about youís been spoke.

I can see the bottom is near.

Iíve got everything to fear.

Nothing left to hide from you.

When it gets down to the man inside

You know that itís nothing but the child.

Heís hiding way down in there.

And heís looking up to the sky,

Trying so hard to fly.

CHORUS:

Fly, Raven, fly away. High, Raven, fly away

Bye, Raven, Fly away. Fly so high in the sky.

Raven, we can Fly.

Verse 2

I know that youíve got your life to live

And all I got to do is give.

But when youíre ready, I wonít be.

And when I need you, you wonít be free.

Itís a harmony without a melody.

Maybe one day we will find

Some new love and peace of mind.

Until that day comes along

I will keep on singing my song.

Maybe someday youíll sing along.

Chorus:

Fly Raven, Fly away. High, Raven. Fly away.

Bye, Raven, Fly Away. Fly so high in the sky.

Raven, we can fly.

Bridge:

We can Fly Ė High. We can Fly - so high.

We can fly - so high - in the sky.

# 10 Song of the Nations © Allan Byer 8/1979 @ EKONE Ranch Goldendale, WA

Progression: (Am Em) (G D Am)

Verse 1

I was a Lakota warrior of the great Sioux tribe.

We had many warriors. How we loved to hunt and ride.

Eagle-feathered shields at our side. Painted ponies we did ride.

(We did rideÖ)

I was a brother to Geronimo, fought beside Cochise.

Rode into the painted hills with Crazy Horse as my chief.

Fought for honor and belief. And oh he was a good chief.

(A good chiefÖ)

Verse 2

I was a scout for the cavalry, led them to the Indian camps.

Watched the soldiers rape and murder, pools of blood in the sand.

Scalped them all with white hands. Too much blood on my hands.

(On my handsÖ)

Took a Pawnee woman. I would hunt. She would tan

Skins for all my brothersí lodges. I lived well with my band.

Until you came for the land. Then I died by your hand.

(By your handÖ)

Verse 3

I watched the great White invasion. Saw you desecrate the plains.

Killed buffalo for their tongues and hides, left the rotting remains.

Wasted flesh on the plains. You must have been insane.

(Youíre insaneÖ)

I was a brother to the White Man, taught him how to survive.

But he lost respect for my lessons, left me alone to die.

Spirit no more to fly. All I can do is cry.

(Hear me cryingÖ)

Verse 4

I am a Ghost Dancer of the People. I believe the time has come.

Buffalo and Eagle Nations will again sound the drum.

Hearts are strong and not numb. Weíll again sound the drum.

(Again sound the drumÖ)

And I say to all you People, ďPlease, itís not too late.Ē

Rise and join together. Peace is our only escape.

Love again and relate. In truth, you do not hate.

(You donít hate nowÖ)

Coda: Peace is our only escape. Escape now. Escape now. EscapeÖ

 

#11 Donít You Know © Craig Sorseth 7/1976

Verse progression: third fret bar chord with A fingering (some kind of C major 7th)

From that to Am sus back Ďn forth twice to

Chorus F Em Dm C G and to home starting chord.- thereís another chord as a marker at beginning and each time I come back to ďhomeĒ chord. Itís the same  but on the 4th fret. So I start on 3rd and slide up to 4th and bar-fingeringback to 3rd. Youíll hear it.

Verse 1

There needs to be more love.

There needs to be more trust.

There needs to be more from me.

There needs to be more from us.

Chorus

Donít you know itís true? Donít you know?

Heh, Donít you?

Verse 2

There needs to be more kindness.

There needs to be more caring.

There needs to be more giving.

There needs to be more sharing.

Chorus

 Donít you know itís true? Donít you know?

Heh, donít you?

Instrumental Break (Harmonica Solo)

Verse 3

Together we can make it.

Alone weíre bound to fall.

We can help each other.

You know, itís bound to help us all.

Chorus

Donít you know itís true? Donít you know?

Heh, donít you?

Verse 4 Donít you know? Donít you know?

Heh, Donít you know? Donít you?

 

#12  The Bottle and Me by Allan Byer & Dan Knoll for friends of Bill Wilson

Progression: G D Am C, G D C Am

chorus

The bottle and me weíre old friends you see./ Helps me feel good, helps me feel free.

Helps me deal with society./ The bottle and me, always there for me.

verse 1

Sometimes it makes me sad./ Other times it kinda makes me glad.

ĎThough it brings troubles and misery,/ I know itís always waiting there for me.

verse 2

All the times I wish I could quit./ Never could get a grip on it.

Went to meetings almost every night./ Still came home looking for the light.

repeat chorus 1

verse 3

Finally it got bad enough./ Losing jobs, cars and all kinds of stuff.

Relationships going bad on me./ It was time for me to see.

Bridge (Em C Em C D)

Maybe itís time to face the strife./ Got to make something of this life.

I will follow where he leads - Me.........

HP chorus (substitute HP for Bottle and Me)

Higher Power made a friend of me./ Helps me feel good, helps me feel free.

Helps me deal with society./ Higher Power made a friend of me.

verse 4

Now my heart and soul can see./ Turned my life over to my HP.

We got a relationship today./ And all I got to do is pray.

verse 5

Life is so much better today./ Turn my troubles over come what may.

Have some peace and sanity./ ĎCause I got that Higher Power in me.

repeat chorus

 

 

 

 

 



 
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