Spanish Influencer

by Tripod

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1.
Cmaj7 Bm7 E G- Whad'ya do about occupying the minds of the children How do you keep them interested? Whad'ya do about keeping calm and remaining centred In times of great uncertainty Em Am After you've cleaned the house again Em Bm After you've played all the games Em Am After you've eaten pasta for third time- how about learning another recipe Em D D7 How do you keep yourself sane? G B7 Water-yer-fucking plants Don't let them wilt – they symbolise regrowth Regeneration C/D they remind us that life goes on so G B7 Water yer fuckin plants Em Am7 If you have too many – its okay let em die Keep a few for yourself D/C What are you doing letting your plants wilt? (Rap:) Y- W w w water yer plants In lieu of answers Water yer plants Oh yeah my fucken stance is Water yer plants All yer cacti and yer pansies Wet em and wet em Don’t forget em make sure you’ve fed em let em Grow____ Let em grow____ Don’t let the fuckers go Because love is just a leaf away One small leaf for mankind Is enough nuf nuff nuf nuff nuff (echo to fade) (drum fill) Cmaj7 Bm7 E S- Shaking his fist from his window a middle aged man rants Open your eyes, you fools! you fools! G- (little chorus motif) Water your fucking plants! Y- W w w water your plants S- There he is on the corner Shaking a sign and doing a dance Oh that’s the “water your fucking plants” guy S-(motif again:) Em water your fucking plants guy Am In your rags and top hat Em Bm7 Take me on a magical journey through the streets of our city, Show me the hidden byways of the town i thought i knew Challenge my assumptions, G Bm “Water your fucking plants guy” Em You live so free and simple Am7 Where do you sleep? C/D Do you even own a plant? G Bm “Water your fucking plants guy” What terrible tragedy hides in your past? C/D What did you used to be?r The hat sort of suggests you were in entertainment once (rap) Y: W w w water your plants Oh yeah Am I right that we mean Wetting your Greenery? It’s a suggestion As opposed to the question That want s to know__ what your plans are I.E. What W. H. A. T Are Your fucking Plans P. L. A. N. S. With NO ‘T’ Do you see? I think I may have misheard it Because the way that you word it Sounds like it could have been either I don’t want to be the Spanner who says__ let’s take a breather Yes siree I hope that you know That I’m good to go I can rap passionately ___ from any seed that you sow sow sow sow
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9PM PJ's 03:20
9PM PJ’s (tempo 120.614) D I’m having hard time G Keeping my head in the game D Wander to this wander to that Ah G Ev-er-y-day it's the same D I need to feel professional G I need To bring some structure to my days D G That’s why I got my 9am PJ’s A D And my 9pm PJ’s G Watchin as the milk curdles 7 year old says turtles Brain is a slug A I’m in a fug Sax solo over A and B sections (D major Phrygian scale as starting point) G Walking the line, doin the time, clinging to hope Washing my hands With soap (Try) not lose my mind (Till I) get back to the grind D (etc) I’m having a hard time Trying to get back my bearings Front desk clerk Back at work Asks me what I’m wearing I say I need to feel professional I need to have some structure to my days So i still got my 9am PJs And my 9PM PJs
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Pluto 02:58
A Pluto You’re still a planet to me Bm7 I dont see Ddim Why they won’t let you be what you want to be-e-e A If you want to be planetary Bm7 Dm7 You should be F Pluto that’s fine with me Plu-Plu I’m in your boat I'm your crew Here with you Sailing Into any storm you sail into Cos if they can pew pew pew you They can pew Pew pew pew pew me too D Don’t think i haven’t thought it through, A Oh, you know, pluto D The moment we give that name to you Bm7 E Oh, you know, pluto D Every super-massive asteroid F#m Suddenly becomes a planetoid Bm7 True though Dm7 Pluto A You go You’ve got a planet to be Bm7 So go be Ddim Pluto you do you so unselfconsciously A And when i look up to see Bm Above me Ddim My solar system now has eighty D A three thousand planets in it Bm7 So pluto i support your choices F Pluto you go be free.
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Lost Socks 03:20
Gm Lost socks Bb Got to be somewhere? Bb Got to be somewhere? Db Oh, where do they go Lost socks Got to be somewhere? Got to be somewhere? Oh, where do they go F They gotta be plotting against me somewhere Eb Hopping around and making their plans Bb Not for these socks Some neat little box Ab They’re gonna rise up And start throwing rocks Lost socks Got to be somewhere? Got to be somewhere? Oh, where do they go F Gm They’re planning a revolution somewhere F Bb F Eb Cause somehow it’s my fault that they’re all alone F They lie there lonely with no mate, Bb Bb F Eb So they can only smash the state Db Oh, where do they (half time) Am Dm6 Go? (n.b. I’ve got myself singing “where did they go?” as a guide only) Am Dm6 Am Dm6 Fsus#4 F Lost socks Am Dm6 Lost socks Am Dm6 Lost sock Am Dm6 Fsus#4 F Lost socks Em Forming a network C Across the world (this ‘lost’ is optional*) Lost... __________ Lost socks Lost socks Lost socks.
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D Interstate Angel where are you now? G Interstate Angel where are you now? A Somewhere interstate I suspect. Totally absent in every respect D G Interstate Angel come back to me. A D Or should I come back to you? SLIDE GUITAR SOLO or INSTRUMENTAL over chorus hape. Verse 1. D G It's out of our hands coz the road closed down A D There'd be Smokies on my back if tried to leave town D But time’s on our side and we believe its true A D that distance aint a thing when it comes to me and you.. D Interstate Angel where are you now? G (I mean it) Interstate Angel where are you now? A (You 'aint ) taken a call for a number of weeks It's been over a month since we gotten to speak D G Interstate Angel come back to me. A D Or should I come back to you? I – N – T – E – R – S – T – A – T – E – A – N – G – E - L Oh, interstate Angel - I can sure spell. If we could come together like all of them letters G (1 Bar) That’d be swell A 3 4 1 Interstate Angel. KEY CHANGE E Interstate Angel where are you now? A Interstate Angel where are you now? It’s been a fair spell since we first kissed. Just letting you know that I still exist.. Interstate Angel I’m down on one knee A B E Won’t you come back to me.
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E I thought about exercising today Sizing today Sizing today F#m But i’d done some shopping I’d also done mopping A E They can be my exercising today E I thought about doing nice things today nice things today nice things today F#m But I’d made them coffee And dropped them all offy A E That can be all of my nice things today E I thought about watching telly today Telly today Telly today F#m But I'd watched the making of B ___The Man__dolo___rian ___ E Did that count C#m Did that count A What amount B Makes it count E Did that count C#m Did that count A How much of this stuff F#m Is enough E Did that count E Fdim7 F#m Am I've never taken the time to properly think about my use of time E I've taken to quiet consideration: F#m Athletic dedication Abm A Mindful meditation while sucking the juice out of... E Fdim7 Every second is mine F#m Am And with that I'm tryin to be a nice guy F#m Abm (But how do I) reconcile all my potential with A Bb(half)dim B7 inconsequential but more preferential things I'd rather mention… And does that count – does that count.... Thinking out loud? Does that count? What amount Makes it count A Can i dismount? F#/A# Exeount? E/B Am/C How much of this stuff is enough A/C# E/D At what point do i shut down this gutful of guff A/C# Am/C Do i wait for a gruff voice above to yell cut E/B G And rack off in a huff E/B G I’m fed up with the fluff That’s enough of this stuff
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C What is there left to drill? Dm Bdim Out on the court, waiting to play C What is there left to drill Dm Bdim Feel like I’ve trained every day. Ab My push ups are pushed and my C Free throws are thrown Ab C I’ve worked like a dog and I’ve doggedly honed G All of my skills. F Fm7 I’m bouncing the ball by myself C One day there’ll be a game Dm Bdim I’ll be prepared, they should be scared C They’re gonna know my name Dm Bdim It won’t be fair, They won’t be spared, Ab C Right now I’m out on the court by myself Ab C G Imagine the day when there’s somebody else what a thrill F Em For now I’ll just practice until F Em I’ll get to test out my skills Abm-5 On somebody real Am But for now G What is there left C To drill
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N.C. Damn I Hit Enter Too Soon I thought that I I thought that I was just testing it D You make a system C The first of it kind Bm You play out all the possible problems Gm In your mind Damn I Hit Enter Too Soon I thought that I I thought that I was just testing it D You make a system C The first of it kind Bm You play out all the possible problems Gm In your mind F Turns out G C Your mind is limited Am Well G my mind F is limited D Damn I hit enter too soon I hit enter too soon I hit enter too soon Boom! Inst… (a sax- based evocation of a nuclear explosion? No sure what progression...Poggo? -yon) D C G/B Bb D You make a system C/D The first of its kind Bm/E Eb/G You work out all the possible problems in your mind D F But the problem is your mind Eb/G Cdim/Eb The problem is your mind The issue you didn’t find It is you and it’s your mind X It’s a one-finger crime Now you watch it all burn Cause you pressed that return B You make a system A The first of it kind Gbm You play out all the possible problems Em In your mind D Turns out E A Your mind is limited F#m Well E my mind D is limited N.C. Damn I Hit Enter Too Soon I thought that I I thought that I was just testing it It feels better now To be confessing it
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Karen 04:50
Dmaj7 Tell me, karen Gmaj7/6 Are you feeling blue? Dmaj7 You’ve had it coming Gmaj7/6 It’s overdue, oh Bm F#m G Karen we owe gratitude to you A heavy weight that You’re carrying No one gets it It’s a Karen thing Bm F#m G Oh, everybody’s being rude to you Gm Are you a symbol? D Are you suffering for my sins Dbdim7 Bm7 oh, martyrdom looks good on you babe. G Karen you take on D The guilt of generations G You bear white folk’s burden D With stamina and patience Em Edim G We pretty much deserve the racisumm that’s come to you A Dmaj7 So I wanna thank you Karen. ___ Things are changing I can see I’m less on top than I used to be Adjusting to a less important me Any time I'm getting cross And wanna scream for What I’ve lost I remember what a pounding Karen got Shut up and listen__ that’s my aim That’s my Oh Thank god That Karen’s a lady’s name G Karen you take on D The guilt of generations G You bear white folk’s burden D With stamina and patience Em Edim G We pretty much deserve the racisumm that’s come to you A Dmaj7 So I wanna thank you Karen.
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Another One 05:22
E F#m Asus2 (Sitting) down to a bi-weekly song challenge E And seriously- I just can't be arsed. Everything is Covid -laced It’s a hostile takeover phase And I'm desperate to give it all a pass Abm A E But I got my commitment to my friends Abm A E To deliver another hit song Abm A E Though I struggle every step till the end B7 Gotta buck up- sit down and be strong. CHORUS A Another one wont hurt Another one won't hurt E E7 Another one won't hurt that's the thing.. 3 part A Another one wont hurt Another one won't hurt B7 Another one won't hurt, but it'll sting (Riff) But another one won't hurt. POG E Asus2/F# Asus2 Solos x 4 Pre-chorus S- (The one and) only Andrew Pogson, everyone Y- What a guy, come one and Give him a big hand G- These jam sessions raise a question we got to ask 3p- Were there already enough people in this band? Chorus with harmonies (Andrew joins vocal…) A Another one wont hurt Another one won't hurt E E7 Another one won't hurt that's the thing.. A Another one wont hurt Another one won't hurt B7 Another one won't hurt, … but it’ll swing 2nd solo - Scoddy 2 x Riff Another one won’t hurt Another one wont’ hurt 3rd Solo - Gatesy 2 x Riff Another one wont’ hurt 2 x Riff Yon BREAKDOWN

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This is a collection of songs written by Tripod during the 2020 Victorian iso period as part of their Perfectly Good Podcast.

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released April 18, 2021

Water Your Fucking Plants by Gates/Hall/Edgar from a suggestion on Patreon by Neil Pogorelsky
9PM PJs by Hall/Edgar from two suggestions on Youtube by Brendan Kelly and Steph Live Gigs
Pluto by Edgar/Hall from a suggestion on Youtube by DarthPandaStar
Lost Socks by Edgar/Hall/Gates from a suggestion on Patreon by Valori Waggoner
Interstate Angel by Gates from two separate suggestions on Patreon by Karen Wiles
Did that Count by Hall/Gates/Edgar/Pogson from a suggestion on email by Jenny Lemonade
What is There Left to Drill? by Edgar from a suggestion on Patreon by Madeline Pettet
Damn I Hit Enter Too Soon by Hall/Edgar from a suggestion on Patreon by Bron Gascoigne
Karen by Edgar/Hall from a suggestion on email by Karen Wiles (again!)
Another One Won’t Hurt by Gates from a suggestion on Patreon by Elias Granquist


All songs arranged by Tripod
Production: Steven Gates
Artwork: Scott Edgar

Scott Edgar: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
Steven Gates: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
Simon Hall: Vocals, trumpet
Andrew Pogson: Vocals, saxophone, electronic saxophone (“Poghorn”)

Thanks to Michael, Maz, Em, Nell, Fi, James, Ben, Ness, Evelyn
“Perfectly Good Podcast: Interactive Edition” was produced with the assistance of the Melbourne City Council

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