Songs

We like making music, but we’re not musicians, unless being a musician just means you make music of some kind. Then, yes, that’s us!

These are the songs:

And below are the lyrics and chords, especially useful should you feel inspired to cover one of these.  If you do, we’ll play your version on the podcast. We approve of all styles – country, eurodance, celine-dionesque ballad – whatever strikes your fancy.

Little Spoon

Chords: mostly G C D C over & over – twice for each line, once during the words and once after the words. Divergence from this pattern indicated below.

I wanna meet someone so bad!
That desperation’s kinda sad.
Let’s take the search online and make a show…

I’m not asking for the moon
Someone to be my little spoon
To meet the kinda girl who’ll never go…

We should talk about profiles!
Dating tips and sexy smiles!
And why a catch like me is still alone…

Em Am
Now my friends all have mates
Em D
And all I want’s a second date
G C D C x 2
and the sweetest love the world has ever known…

Em Am
Is that coming on too strong?
Em D
Why did you have to write a song?
G C D C x 2
Just hold me till I die and that’ll do…

Em Am
Is that still a bit too much?
Em D
Just relax, there’s no rush
G C D C G
For now we’ll settle for I Like You

Captain a Ship

Dm C
First date last night
G Am
Oh how did it go?
Dm C
Will it lead to another?
G Am
It’s so hard to know!

Dm C
Did she dress real cute?
G Am
Was she smart as a whip?
Dm C
Could she make you laugh?
G C
Could she captain a ship?

Am Dm
Captain a ship?

G C
Captain a ship!

C F G C (for every line)
I want a girl who could captain a ship!
she steers the boat when we go on a trip
If you wanna find love, let us give you this tip,
if you’re a girl, learn to captain a ship

C F G C (for every line)
She’ll cuddle me close even if I am smelly
apply motorboats to my big soft belly
She cooks like a chef and she won’t under-tip
most important of all, she can captain a ship!

Dm
She could be real tall
C
Short, chubby or thin
G
But there’s only one thing
Am
that she’ll need for the win

C F G C (for every line)
I want a girl who could captain a ship!
Hoist up a sail while she plays with my nip
If you wanna find love, let us give you this tip,
If you’re a girl, learn to captain a ship

C F G C (for every line)
Her skin is so soft and her eyes are so bright
She’ll boogie down when the music is right
She gets along with all of my friends
She’ll like me for real and not just pretend

Dm
She can fight off a bear,
C
Wears nice underwear,
G
Knock you out with a stare,
Am
And she’ll lend you cab fare

C F G C (for every line)
I want a girl who could captain a ship!
She’ll toss me a line if I start to slip
If you wanna find love, let us give you this tip,
if you’re a girl, learn to captain a ship

Song for D

Verse chords: Am F C G
Chorus chords: D Bm G A

Lyrics (chorus in bold)

i can still see your kitchen
so square and clean and white
but it’s dark on this evening
all except the stove-top light
you’re boiling us some tea
no soy milk allowed in mine
cuz you think that with green tea
it won’t go, it isn’t right

it’s probably too soon
for me to write a song
and sing it on the net
and have you sing along
but my memory, you see,
is oh so very bad
that if i don’t write it now
won’t remember what we had

i liked your gentle snores
like a tiny sparrow’s roar
and the serious expression
in your sleep you always wore
and the only fights we had
were about the scrabble rules
cuz n e is not a word
guess we are of different schools

you said that you would hate me
and i guess you probably think
i don’t get to feel nostalgic
when it’s me that broke this thing
just because i had to end it
doesn’t mean that i don’t cry
or miss your pretty face
doesn’t mean i didn’t try

i think i saw you when i
stopped by saturday
just a flicker at the window
can’t be sure either way

thing is i’ll forget you
and that makes me sadder still
what’s the point of all these feelings
if they fade and fade until
you’re an outline of a story
my girlfriend, not one year
in toronto, in our 30s
cycling places far and near