Monthly Archives: August 2015

Song in “F”

Think I’ll write another song
Maybe short or maybe long
With some spontaneity
Taking life too seriously.

In my chair taking a rest
Think I’ll write the song in “F”
I don’t look like a movie star
It’s just me and my guitar.

 

Chorus 1
After caring for the flock
feel I’m wound up like a clock
Need to feed the mind an soul
And let creative juices flow.

 

Smell of coffee in my nose
Tartan socks warm up my toes
Hell-o-vision shows the rugby
Goes well with my toast and honey.

Comes a time to waste some time
Thankfulness is not a crime
Being grateful for the day
While the six strings help me pray.

 

Chorus 2
Hear the birds & smell a rose
In your head and comfy clothes
Walk along the Firth of Clyde
With my lady by my side.

 

So there’s my little song
Hope it wasn’t short or long
Keep your spontaneity
Don’t take self too seriously.

Keep your spontaneity
Don’t take self so seriously.

 

Words & Music, guitar & vocals copyright by Peter Hall. Scot Free Music 2015

 

You can listen or download  the song here. 3.3mb. 3.35mins

(The “lick” in “F” & “C” replicates a wee trick I use on the 6 string lapsteel by bending the 5th string with my ring finger behind the bar/steel…thought you were wondering about that…)

 

Think for yourself (Christian Punk Poetry ;)

You can listen to, or download the poem here. 2.4 mb. 2.36 mins.

Thinking for yourself
isn’t such a crime
or life will come by stealth
and leave you drinking lime

Don’t believe their lies
and their selfish ways
It will cost you time
Take it from your pay.

Think for yourself
Don’t second guess
end up in a mess
Bad game of chess

Think for yourself
Drop the bad press
God’s ways are “yes”
Make some progress

Commentaries galore
add to what He said
the commentaries are whores
who complicate the text.

Copy cat on the mat
Monkey see monkey do
Makes your mind very slack
Puts your strings out of tune….

It’s not about revival
or second coming ways
It’s when you read the Bible
& hear what Jesus says

It wasn’t always right
what they said in the past
as the preachers fight
So you do what they ask.

Now what ?

Trust the Holy Spirit
Listen to His Truth
adding nothing to it
To what you always knew

Thinking for yourself
isn’t such a crime
The Life is what He says
and leaves you drinking wine.

Think for yourself
Don’t second guess
Less is more
More is less
Think for yourself
Don’t second guess
Less is more
More is less

Think “law of liberty”
means now you are free
Think
Think
Think
Think
Think for yourself.

Copyright by Peter Hall. Scot Free Music 2015

Trying too hard (Christian Punk poetry ;) Live !

Rock and roll takes its toll
Puts you down the toilet hole
You never make it in the fold
They never want to see your scroll

Calm their fears tickle their ears
Before they give you love and cheers
But you have to buy their beers
Their attention is far too dear.

On the shelf protect yourself
Or you’re no good for anyone else
In the heat you’ll just melt
In your heart this must be felt.

Too intense advice I lend
Trying too hard makes you pretend
It’s all your fault if they don’t spin
And listen to what comes out your chin.

Sometimes you just try too hard
To make it happen near and far
In your mind hop in your car
And take drive up to the stars.

Relax relax and stop the boat
You don’t change the mess below
Release the catch and what’s in tow
For love and life come as a flow.

You can download the poem here (live performance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015)