Wooden tongues

 
       
 
Feb 14, 2018, 03:30 PM

Wooden tongues

Verse
I’ve known beautiful women
Who need to wear a mask.
I’ve seen brilliant leaders
Who’re not up to the task.
Chorus
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wobble as they run.
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wag their wooden tongues.
Verse
I’ve seen deluded geezers
Who dressed like they were young.
I’ve heard elderly children
Wish for a loaded gun.
Chorus
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wobble as they run.
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wag their wooden tongues.
Verse
I’ve seen cowardly soldiers
Do some amazing things.
I’ve seen circus acrobats
Playing in children’s swings.
Bridge
You can’t go by appearance
You can’t trust your eyes.
Wooden people wooden tongues
All they speak are lies.
Chorus
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wobble as they run.
Hollow people, hollow people
Wag their wooden tongues.
Clickity clack, clickity clack
Wag their wooden tongues.

 
     
carroll kiphen Joined Feb 22, 2016
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank

Send PM

 
Feb 15, 2018, 10:13 AM

Welcome to the menagerie….........

 
     
Avatar
JAPOV Joined Jul 02, 2006
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank

Send PM

 
Apr 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

Hi Carroll,
I have put some music on your lyrics WOODEN TONGUES. Here is the result.
You can do what you want with it. If you don’t like it, just ignore it.

Hereafter, 4 files of the song that you can download and keep for your records:

mp3 file: woodentongues.mp3 (instrumental)
https://app.box.com/s/p9zz4u6nvwd07c7wf3rrhr7kamak75z1

midi file: woodentongues.mid
https://app.box.com/s/x6gjz06bl9vyr84n1lgfd05c2e8qwiz3

pdf file: woodentongues_lead.pdf (lead sheet music)
https://app.box.com/s/1o9v0h555txshed4txdj8wyaljqfq36t

mp3 file: woodentonguesuke.mp3 (my voice + ukulele)
https://app.box.com/s/c1yil3ibfnfyw2gm6usi2c8ikwsoz7yo

Wooden Tongues (#319)
________________________________________________
© Lyrics: Carroll Kiphen, 2018.
© Music: Guy E. Trépanier, 2018.
Structure: i8 A8 B8 A8 B8 C8 i8 A8 B8 t3
Length: 2:32, Tempo: 120, Key: D
Melody: feb 2018. Lyrics: feb 2018.

Intro: 8 bars (Chords: I=D, V7=A7, 2m=Em)
(I)8_5_335_/85_’~~/(V7)7_545_2_/(I)3__~~/
(I)8_5_335_/85_’~~/(V7)7_545_2_/(I)1__~~/

(I)I’ve known beautiful /women / (3_1_331_/31_’~~/)  <== verse: 8 bars
(V7)Who need to wear a /(I)mask / (2_542_7_/3__~~/)
(I)I’ve seen brilliant /leaders / (5_3_553_/53_’~~/)
(V7)Who’re not up to the /(I)task / (2_554_2_/1__~~/)

(I)Hollow people, hollow people / (55315531/)  <== chorus: 8 bars
(V7)Wag their wooden (I)tongues / (55423_~/)
(I)Clickity clack, clickity clack / (5:53’5:53’/)
(V7)Wobble as they (I)run / (55425_~/)
(I)Hollow people, hollow people / (55315531/)
(V7)Wag their wooden (I)tongues / (55423_~/)
(I)Clickity clack, clickity clack / (5:53’5:53’/)
(V7)Wag their wooden (I)tongues / (55421_~/)

(I)I’ve seen deluded /geezers / (3_1_331_/31_’~~/)  <== verse: 8 bars
(V7)Who dressed like they were /(I)young / (2_542_7_/3__~~/)
(I)I’ve heard elderly /children / (5_3_553_/53_’~~/)
(V7)Wish for a loaded /(I)gun / (2_554_2_/1__~~/)

Repeat chorus (8 bars)

(2m)_You can’t go by ap-/(I)pearance / (~646_46/53_’~~/)  <== bridge: 8 bars
(2m)_You can’t trust your /(I)eyes / (~646_4_/5__~~/)
(2m)_Wooden people, /(I)wooden tongues / (~646_4_/54_5_’~/)
(2m)All they speak are /(V7)lies / (6_4_2_4_/5__~~/)

Instrumental: repeat intro (8 bars)

(I)I’ve seen cowardly /soldiers / (3_1_331_/31_’~~/)  <== verse: 8 bars
(V7)Do some amazing /(I)things / (2_542_7_/3__~~/)
(I)I’ve seen circus a-/crobats / (5_3_553_/53_’~~/)
(V7)Playing in children’s /(I)swings / (2_554_2_/1__~~/)

Repeat chorus (8 bars)

(I)Clickity clack, clickity clack / (5:53’5:53’/)
(V7)Wag their wooden (I)tongues / (55421_~/)
_ /

_ _ _
Have fun!

 
     
Avatar
Guy E. Trépanier Joined Dec 05, 2005
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank

Send PM

 
Apr 27, 2018, 04:26 PM

Thanks Guy. I’m just not a fan of the ukulele. The music is probably fine for the song but I keep picturing Tiny Tim. I wish someone could do the music over with an acoustic guitar instead of the uke.

 
     
carroll kiphen Joined Feb 22, 2016
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank
  • Rank

Send PM