Music Train

by Lightning Lucas

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1.
Music Train 05:16
Well, well, well, welcome to the show, show, show. Show us your boarding pass then go, go, go take a seat, take a seat, take a seat. Go take a seat, and put up your feet, try to relax, although this music train's a massage for your brains and not your backs. Well, well, well, welcome com now all aboard, We've got some stellar stops for you in store, please leave all cares and fears here by the door. We've got songs of life and love, depth and lack thereof, here we go now. It's not very hard to explain, suffice to say that music is a train, Music is a, Music is a train, Music is a train that takes us places. Well, well, well welcome now that we're all here, I think it's time that I made some things clear: The intended influence of this particular music train is that you have an exhilarating experience. Side effects of riding the music train may include but are not limited to: excessive humming, twitching, whistling, singing or dancing, ability to release pent up emotion and be honest with oneself, laughing, crying, smiling, more dancing, occasionally falling in love, breaking up travelling or moving. Side effects can last between a few minutes and a few decades. If they persist more than a few decades, consult your family physician. Well it's not very hard to explain, suffice to say that music is a train, Music is a, Music is a train, Music is a train that takes us places. Well, well, well welcome well I'm sorry to say, all tickets sold have been round trip today. We'll take you places, but you cannot stay, but you can wait until that whistle blows, then come running back, and this music train will take you down a slightly different track, here we go now. Music is a, Music is a train, Music is a train that takes us places. x2 All aboard. The Music Train departs every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon, there's plenty of room for you and all your friends. Lightninglucas.com
2.
The Lawn Mower Song (no Capo, key of G) Long long grass must not last long Long long grass will soon be long long gone Once we get around to seeing that the long long grass is being that long We start to sing this song... it goes like this Lawn Mower go, Lawn Mower mow, Lawn Mower go, go, go, mow, mow, mow Lawn Mower, I choose you, Lawn Mower, you're my Pikachu, Lawn Mower go, use your quick attack, and take out all this long long long long grass Short short grass is too short short, Shortly it shall long again be, Short short grass is too short short, Shortly it shall develop an acute shortage of shortness When that time comes along, sing this song, it goes like this Lawn Mower go, Lawn Mower mow, Lawn Mower go, go, go, mow, mow, mow Lawn Mower, you're my Pacman, You're my eat up all the grass man, Lawn Mower go in straight straight lines, If you don't like that, concentric circles are just fine HARP Oh, Reel Mower, Push Mower, Steel Mower, Bush Mower, Self Propelled Push Mower, Sitting on Your Tush Mower, Weed Wacker, Stump Hacker, Chain Saw, Car Jacker, Can't we all get along, Mow it down till it's gone. Lawn Mower go, Lawn Mower mow, Lawn Mower go, go, go, mow, mow, mow Lawn Mower you're my little engine that could, If only you would be my little engine that would, You know lawn mowing it's an art, and half of it's getting the thing to start. Repeat Pikachu chorus You know that I would mow my lawn, if only I could get this thing to turn on.
3.
Many Waters/ Place Me © Lightning Lucas 2015 G,C,G...G,C,G fingerpicking riff (keep 3rd and 4th finger together) G Place me like a C seal over you G heart, G like a tattoo C up and down your G arm. C G For love is as C strong as G death, unyielding as the C grave. D Many C waters cannot quench G love repeat whole thing G2walk C2walk xMany (play without 6th string!) What am I running from, when you look at how far we've come, And what am I in this for, if I'm not willing to change course? Why am I running still, what am I trying to do? What am I holding back, and will I end up with you? D Many C2 waters cannot, D Many C2 waters cannot quench, D Many C2 waters cannot quench G love. riff outro G,C,G...G,C,G
4.
Oh, I Just Met a Girl (echo), She was doing fine (echo, etc) Oh, I Just Met a Girl, Now she's on my mind And when I try to think, about anything else It just doesn't work out, I might need some help Oh, I Just Met a Girl, With perfect poise Oh, I Just Met a Girl, Who puts a spell on boys By the way she talks, and with the way she moves And with the way she looks, like she's got nothing to prove Yeah, I Just Met a Girl, With fire in her eyes Oh, I Just Met a Girl, Who didn't need two tries To put me under, her magic spell “Oh, I Just Met a Girl,” is what I want to yell HARP Oh, I Just Met a Girl, I'd like to meet again Oh, I Just Met a Girl, I'm just not sure when, Would be the ideal time, for us to get together, But how about, absolutely whenever Oh, I Just Met a Girl, I'd like you to meet, Of course that is, If you swear you won't compete With me for, her affections, I only want those aimed, in my direction Oh, I Just Met a Girl, Who seemed perfectly sane So I wonder why, she gave me her name, I wonder what she saw, if she could even see, Cuz I Just Met a Girl, and she just met me.
5.
Summer Days 02:17
SUMMER DAYS capo 7 (Am)Autumn came and the leaves changed and, (C) Winter came with the snow and the rain, (Am)Spring came in her beauty, but (G)nothing gets me like (F)Summer days (C)winter be gone, (F)summer days so (C)sweet,(G) (F)summer days (C)let the sun hit the (G)tops of my (C)feet. (Am)Autumn brings the chilly nights and, (C) Winter brings the gorgeous ice, (Am)Spring yields the flowers fair, (G)but nothing compares with (F)Summer days (C)winter be gone, (F)summer days so (C)sweet,(G) (F)summer days (C)let the sun hit the (G)tops of my (C)feet. (Am)hum, well (C)seasons come and seasons go, (Am)stars on the horizons show, (C)paths to other galaxies, their climate can't com(G)pare to these (F)Summer days (C)winter be gone, (F)summer days so (C)sweet,(G) (F)summer days (C)let the sun hit the (G)tops of my (F)feet. (up) HARP (C)(G)x4 (F)Summer days (C)winter be gone, (F)summer days so (C)sweet,(G) (F)summer days (C)let the sun hit the (G)tops of my (C)feet. (Whole thing x2, last line again)
6.
The Dreaded Snooze Button Refrain: (G) Not getting out of bed in the morning is something I'm giving up... (D)(Sloooowwly) Verse 1: (G) Once the alarm has rung, morning has now begun, If only no one had ever (D) tooold me, the (C) news, about the dreaded snooze button (G) Chorus: (G) Oh The Dreaded Snooze Button, Press it once, Press it twice, Oh the Dreaded Snooze Button, Press it harshly or be nice Oh the Dreaded Snooze Button... End of Chorus: (G)Press it a bunch if you (D)dare, Just (C) how fast can you pack your lunch and fix your (G)hair? Refrain(G): (D)(in my dreams) Verse 2: (G)Once the alarm has rung, I imagine that I'm being sung, back to sleep by annoying little (D) birdies, but in just five (C)minutes, they go off (G)again it's a little bit annoying. Chorus:(G) … Press it if more sleep is what you're (D)needing, (C)How long do think you can get away with such excessive (G)speeding? Refrain(G): … (D)(...on giving up on) Verse 3: (G) Once the alarm has rung, I dissect it and send its components back to all the countries they came from and have them melted down and buried deep in the (D)ground... (C)Shortly I wake up a bit confused. I guess I just pressed (G)snooze. Chorus(G): … A little extra time I must (D)fanagel... (C)I guess I just won't toast my (G)bagel. Bridge: (C)Since my birthday, I've made a commitment to wake up on the right side of the bed, but my (D)bed is up against the wall, and so I seem to wake up always on the wrong side instead, the (C)snooze button's going to my head!!! Chorus(G): … Press it again and (D)again... (C)You know you just can't (G)win. (G)Not getting out of bed in the morning is something I'm... zzzzzzzzzzzz.
7.
Fleeting 04:02
Fleeting Capo 5 key of D (G HARP) © Lightning Lucas 2015 HARP intro Bm,D,A,G Fleeting, Oh so fleeting, Our days, Our beings, Lungs breathing, hearts beating and that's why I'm singing Em,D,A Cuz you don't know what tomorrow holds, Take a deep breath and watch the world unfold, No you don't know what a year could bring, Keep your eyes open and the strangest things will happen. Bm,D,A,G Fleeting, Oh so fleeting, Our days, Our beings, Lungs breathing, hearts beating and that's why I'm singing HARP Em,D,A And you can't see what the decades do, Inch by inch they take their toll on you, Bm,D,A,G Fleeting, Oh so fleeting, Our days, Our beings, Lungs breathing, hearts beating and that's why I'm singing Em,D,A Because you don't know if the second hand, Will make it all the way around again, And you're getting older sitting there, Take a loved one by the hand, get up and dance Bm,D,A,G Fleeting, Oh so fleeting, Our days, Our beings, Lungs breathing, hearts beating and that's why I'm singing HARP Bm,D,A,G slow Fleeting, Oh so fleeting, Our days, Our beings, Lungs breathing, hearts beating and that's why I'm singing
8.
The Man on Top of the Mountain G,falsetto... or capo 9 E © Lightning Lucas 2015 HARP G,D: When he was a little kid he said “I'm gonna climb that peak” G,D: But when he was a little kid he couldn't make it yet his legs were too weak, C,G: But he had a treasure, yes he had a treasure he was gonna seek C,G: He could see the treasure x2, ... and he was no thief G,D: And in his youth he said “I'm gonna scale that peak” G,D: But in his youth he couldn't make it yet his lungs were weak, C,G: But he had a treasure, still he had treasure he was gonna seek C,G: He could see the treasure, almost feel the treasure underneath his feet... G,D: The Man on Top of the Mountain did not fall there!! x2 G,D: And as a young adult, day by day without a fault he trained and trained, G,D: And as a young adult, he proved he's worth his salt, he trained and trained, C,G: He could see the treasure, he could feel the treasure in his mind's grasp, C,G: He could see the treasure, he could feel the pressure every step and gasp. G,D: The Man on Top of the Mountain did not fall there!! x2 HARP G,D: So you have a goal in mind, are you going to such heights, G,D: Take the road until it ends, then get out and set your sights, C,G: You can see the treasure, You can taste the treasure but it will take time C,G: If you want the treasure, You can have treasure but you'll have to climb! G,D: The Man on Top of the Mountain did not fall there!! x4

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“Amidst the flood of new singer-songwriters out there, every once in a great while someone makes me stop and listen. I never miss a chance to hear another Lightning Lucas song. You shouldn’t either.”

-John McCutcheon, folk musician extraordinaire.

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released June 3, 2015

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Lightning Lucas Harrisonburg, Virginia

On July 21, 2013 Lucas was directly hit by a freak lightning bolt. He lived to appreciate the stage name.

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