Original Song: Questions And Answers

questions and answersMonth 59 of the original-song-a-month project, and as seems to be my way now, I’m putting up Questions And Answers in a real demo format. As most of the stuff is now being done as a guide track for when The Compañeros take a crack at it, I’m not spending too much time on anything other than the lyrics and melody. Eventually the new version will get completed and I’ll put a link up to it from here.

This is a song built around the questions you’d like to ask a stranger to get to know them, and it was pretty good fun coming up with the ideas. Hope you enjoy it!

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
© 2016 Chuck Smeeton

Bm                              F#m
We’ve just met but I don’t know how you are
Bm                              F#m
And I’m just standing here with my guitar
Em                               F#m
I wonder if there are things I should do
Bm                              F#m
What should I ask to get to know you

When was the last time that you lied
When was the last time that you cried
When was the last time you swore at someone
What was the last thing you did just for fun

(Chorus)
Bm                                     Bb
Questions and answers, a troubling thought
Bm                                     Bb
Questions and answers, the fights you have fought
G                                         F#m
These are the things that are inside my brain
G                                 A
I’ll be going over them again and again

When you are challenged what do you say
When was the last time you worked for no pay
What was the last book that you read
When was the last time you lost your head

When was the last time you got lost
The last thing you bought, how much did it cost
Your favourite movie, your favourite band?
When was the last time you took a stand

(Chorus)
Questions and answers
A troubling thought
Questions and answers
The fights you have fought
These are the things that are inside my brain
I’ll be going over them again and again

(Bridge)
G
What are you thinking right now
F#
What was your last vow
F
What do you regret
Em
What do you forget
G
What do you know
F#
What can you show
F
When do you pray
Em
Where do you stay

(Chorus)
Questions and answers
A troubling thought
Questions and answers
The fights you have fought
These are the things that are inside my brain
I’ll be going over them again and again

When was the last time you said you were wrong
When you sing in the shower, what is the song
When you close your eyes, what do you see
When was the last time you wished you were free

(Chorus)
Questions and answers
A troubling thought
Questions and answers
The fights you have fought
These are the things that are inside my brain
I’ll be going over them again and again

About the original songs
In January 2012 I commenced a goal of trying to write and record at least one song from scratch each month – sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it’s a real challenge, but I love the discipline it creates. I managed to complete the year, but it was so much fun that I’ve decided to keep it rolling for as long as I can.

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