Original Song: The Judges’ Ruling

Month 66 of the original song a month project and a song that originally started out as a basic blues number, but with a couple of tweaks has changed form. It’s also a track that The Magnificent Compañero touch has been applied to, with not only some additional high-quality work from Will, but also featuring the guitar skills of Steve Brookes – his first appearance on a Cavan Project track. The full Compañero version has quite a bit of extra work and is laid out a little differently, so keep your eyes peeled for it to potentially appear on a forthcoming album!

THE JUDGES’ RULING
© 2017 Chuck Smeeton

Em
I’ve done some bad things
Eb
When all is said and done
G
Lost a lot of battles
(G/C#)
And a few that I have won
C
I’ve fought my fights all hand-to-hand
Bm
In every pub where I’ve been banned
C
Didn’t always go as planned
D
Still I chose to take a stand

(Chorus)
Am
Who was I really fooling
G
All the anger I was fueling
C
Too often it was grueling
D
Now I’m living with the judges’ ruling

Know I should have listened
When I heard the warning sign
But for every word I have ignored
I know this life is mine
Despite the fact I am untrained
I have remained intact, unstained
My breaking point was strained
But I never have complained

In every confrontation
I won’t step back when it’s expected
Too late now to change
Even though I’m unprotected
I know that it was wrong
Should have tried to get along
Should have seen where I belong
But I never was that strong

(Chorus)
Who was I really fooling
All the anger I was fueling
Too often it was grueling
Now I’m living with the judges’ ruling

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