© 2017 Thomas J. Carrig

 i Before e Except After c   by Thomas J. Carrig

 

D

Oh, It’s i before e except after c

D

It’s a rule for English words like society

                               G

There’s exceptions to the rules 

                               D

There’s exceptions to the rules 

 

It doesn’t work for science or our Deity

It’s like looking at Poseidon or the Pleiades

Everything has a rule

Everything has a rule

 

     A        

The rules of the English language 

              G

Are just preparing us for our laws 

      A

With so many accepted exceptions

                   G 

That don’t make any sense at all

                        D

It’s a giant free for all

       C

Well, we go to school to learn the rules and figure out creation

We learn to spell, decipher well, and make our preparation

Rules of order, rules of writing, rules of litigation

The boundaries and histories, learning form and limitation

         F                           C

Oh the rules, so many are real jewels 

           F                                  C         D    G

Yeah the rules, that’s why we have the schools

         D

Oh, it’s I before Thee in the money search

And It’s You before Me when we go to church

Love your neighbor as yourself is in all of religion
It’s a basis for democracy and a landmark of decisions

         G                                    D                   

Oh the rules ‘There’s’ protection in the rules 

           G                   D

Yeah the rules, the Golden Rule 

 

     A        

The rules of the English language 

              G

Are just preparing us for our laws 

      A

With so many accepted exceptions

                   G 

That don’t make any sense at all

                        D

It’s a giant free for all   

 

 

We need an overhaul

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  Falling                         by Thomas J. Carrig

                    Eb

The rain is: Falling Falling Falling into plutocracy 

G7

Falling Falling Falling into theocracy   

Cm                                                            G7

Falling Falling Falling Falling  into anarchy

   

Eb 

Falling Falling Falling  into free enter-prized

Bb

Falling Falling Falling in the social-lies  -ed

Cm                                                                   G7

Falling Falling Falling Falling falling on you and me

 

Ab

It’s really no mystery, it’s in the history

Bb

People get sick of the lies and the misery

Ab                                                            G

There is no trust in humanity due to our sin?

 

Ab

Through all the confusion and all the collusion 

Bb

We really don’t want another French Revolution

G7/B                                                         Cm

Disguising hypocrisy, or just doing our thing?

 

G7

People living in cars as we’re landing on Mars     

Cm

And we’re sending our messages out to the stars

A7/C#                                                                Dm

Trying to figure out how and when all life has been 

‚Äč

Eb

Wanting and needing a perfect creation

Gm

We fall to temptation, we fall in frustration 

Ab                                                                   F

Impatient and Bored or letting the Apathy in 

F                         Bb

How can we all win?

  

Ab

TV faux justice, fictional heroes

Bb

Digital fantasies, pixels and zeroes

G7/B                                                                 Cm   

Seeing the miracles happen like when life begins

 

G7

We’re tired of tired poor huddled masses

Cm

We want talented educated wealthier classes

A7/C#                                             Dm

The middle class buffer is the linchpin

 

Eb 

Police and bankers are keeping the score

Gm    

The comforts and warmth and the stuff you adore

Ab

Playing our games as a life metaphor

F

Honor and justice and sharing and more

D7 

Predestination or choices, free will 

Gm 

Can we keep trying and get better still 

                   Ab

“When the power of love replaces love of power” (Gladstone) 

F  

That could be wonderful our finest hour 

F

Could   this happen, or will we “inherit the 

Bb

Wind”? (Prvb 11:29)

 

Falling Will it be okay?

Love anyway 

Into Eternity

 

Ab   Bb  Bb   Eb