Silhouettes and Pirouettes Vol 2

by Alex Vann

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Second Volume in the Silhouettes and Pirouettes set.

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released November 12, 2012

All songs written by Alex Vann www.alexvann.net
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano and vocals by Alex Vann.
Ukelele and piano on 'Wise Words To A Fool' by Sam Hollyman
Flute on 'Olivia' by Jon Hughes

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Alex Vann Wolverhampton, UK

Alex Vann is a Wolverhampton singer/songwriter with many years’ experience in bands and as a solo artist. He started writing songs at 15 and has a highly distinctive acoustic guitar style, impassioned vocals and is also an accomplished pianist.
He has a knack for writing catchy choruses and his music has been used on television, films and radio.
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Track Name: Wise Words To A Fool
Wise Words to a Fool . A Vann Aug 2009

C F
He reads his magazine
E Am G D7
She sits alone and dreams of him
F
The man she loved –
Fm C Am
The one that got away.

C F
He cleans his motorcar
E Am G D7
She’s in the garden pulling weeds
F
They’ll grow again –
Fm C F
Like the doubts inside her head


CHORUS:
D7 F C Am
Why must we hurt the ones we love the most?
D7 F C E7
Why do we bite the hand that feeds us love, love, love
D7 F C Am
When will we learn the lessons taught in school?
F Fm C F
They’re handed down like wise words to a fool

Whistled verse

C F
He plays his shoot-em-ups
E Am G D7
She makes another morning cup
F
And dwells upon
Fm C
The life that never was

CH repeat, then repeat the last 3 lines til end.
Track Name: The Apple Sad Kafé
The Apple Sad Kafe
Penny Farthing on the hill again
The little girl sees everything again
As the wind tries to take her lace white hat
Penny can’t be late-
The umbrella man won’t wait
At the Apple Sad Kafe
With a table set for two

A dark suit top hat man is flying
Silent dusty clouds are crying
The wind has found a playmate in
The coffee coloured sky (oh why?)

Railline steps melt away
There is no time to drink Earl Grey
In the shade of a white candle
On a table of wrought iron
Penny goes to sleep
Her dreams are watched by three young strangers
She’s well aware of lonely chairs
And here there are a few

A dark suit top hat man is flying
Silent dusty clouds are crying
Sympathy for Penny as destiny flies off
In the coffee coloured sky - oh why?
But she can always dream of home - she can always dream
She can always dream if home - she can always dream

Penny Farthing on the hill again the little girl sees everything again
Penny Farthing on the hill again the little girl sees everything again
and again and again and again and again - yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.....
Track Name: No Other Choice
NO OTHER CHOICE
Verse One
Broken, the glass hits the floor - Crying she can’t take any more
A pool of red wine in the rug, - It’ll never go no matter how hard she scrubs

Verse Two
Open she steps out the door - Hoping she won’t be back no more
‘She’s Leaving Home’ as the Beatles once said - A string quartet still plays in her head

Chorus
And I - I’m making tracks
And I - I’m not looking back
And I didn’t mean to wreck your life
But you left me with no other choice
No, you left me with no other choice

Verse Three
Take me for everything that I’ve ever owned - Shake me and push me around
No more this time I’m fighting back - You’re on the defence and I’m on the attack

Verse Four
Burning the bridges come down - Turning the record goes ‘round and around
‘Hold me’ the voice in her head - It’ll never go no matter how hard she scrubs

Chorus (repeat)

Instrumental section

Chorus (repeat)

Modulated Chorus (repeat)

Pause

Instrumental section (original key) to fade
Track Name: Please Let Me In
Please Let Me In Alex Vann

Please let me in - into your heart
Please let me see what goes on inside

And please let me in- Don’t count me out
Cos I want to see what you’re all about
And don’t build a wall - Cos walls can fall down
Like That guy on the hill and his broken crown

So Please let me in, I didn’t like to ask
Please let see under your skin

And please let me in- Don’t count me out
Cos I want to see what you’re all about
And don’t build no walls - Cos walls can fall down
Like that guy on the hill - And his broken crown

So please let me in- Don’t count me out
Cos I want to know what you’re all about
And don’t build a wall - Cos walls can fall down
Like That guy on the hill - And his broken crown

So please let me in....

Instr

Please let me in X 4
Track Name: Hazel Eyes
Hazel Eyes
Alex Vann (started 1985, complete 2011)


CHORUS
C G Am E F C Gsus4 G
Hey Hazel Eyes, in the middle of our lives
F Am E F G C
I remember when, things were simpler then, Hey-ey, Hazel Eyes.


Verse 1
C Dm7
Looking back to when we first met
Am Am/G F
We were just kids without a care, without a clue
G Gaug(F#) Am /G /F#
Only when you held me then could I let my love flow
C Dm7
You were my guide you were my best friend
Am Am/G /F
You gave me life you gave me love you gave it all
G Gaug(F#) Am /G /F#
And through it all, we had a ball but good things never last
F F+G F+Am F+G G
“Sorry” seems a hollow word but I’ll say it anyway

CHORUS (repeat)

Verse 2
C Dm7
Growing up seemed very hard to do,
Am Am/G F
We got married got a mortgage became three
G Gaug(F#) Am /G /F#
But I’m different now, I’ve changed somehow and I had to set you free
C Dm7
Life and love are complicated.
Am Am/G /F
The more you live the more you let love slip away
G Gaug(F#) Am /G /F#
But know this now, I loved you and how, I don’t regret a day
F F+G F+Am F+G G
“Sorry” seems a hollow word but I’ll say it anyway


CHORUS (repeat)
Track Name: Binary World
Binary World

I wrote this song November ten you know
1110 - 1110
I look at my clock it is ten past one
0110 - 0110

ABCDEFGHI
am not a number, just a simple guy

BCDEFGHIJ
I watch the world get slowly blown away
123456789
There must be another way I can bide my time
- in a binary world

I was born December ‘69
06121969
National Insurance is for me
N S 5 4 6 2 0 2 C

ABCDEFGHI
am not a number, just a simple guy

Red and Orange and Yellow and Purple and Blue
I sing a rainbow can you sing it too?
Red and Orange and Yellow and Purple and Blue
Isn’t there anything else for us to do
- in a binary world

Seems to me we’ve lost all sense of direction
Need a little intervention
To help us find our way
Seems to me we’ve lost all sense of proportion
Too much life distortion
There’s just got to be a way
There’s just got to be a way....


120 bpm is the score
who could ever really ask for more?

I want my MTV I want my fax machine I want my internet I want my Play station
I want my DVD I want my mobile phone I want to be me

I want my digital TV I want my pension plan I want my action man I want my MTV
I want to be me
Track Name: Olivia
OLIVIA

Olivia, I live for you
Olivia, I'm here for you

And I won't let them take your smile away from you

Olivia, I love you



Olivia, I'd die for you
Olivia, anything for you

And I won't let them take you far away from me

Olivia, I love you



I love your smile when it’s raining outside of here
When you're sad and you're crying
I'll wipe away your tears
Oh I will go to any lengths to let you know
Olivia, I love

Instrumental

I love your smile when it’s raining outside of here
When you're sad and you're crying
I'll wipe away your tears
Oh I will go to any lengths to let you know
Olivia, I live for you
Olivia, I'm here for you

And I won't let them take your smile away from you

Olivia, I love you
Track Name: All These Childish Things
ALL THESE CHILDISH THINGS

I’d believe you - if you told me lies
Look me in the eyes - say that you need me
I’ll forgive you - when you break my heart
If I know that we can start again

I will save my soul for you
If you save your heart for me

When we’re older - all these promises
Away they’ll go - all these childish things

INST V

I’ll defend you - with my wooden sword
Wouldn’t hurt you - I will give my word

INSTR CH (X 2)

I will save my heart for you..... (X 2)

I’ll forgive you - when you tell me lies
Away they’ll go - all these childish things............(all these childish things........)
Track Name: Nothing Is Easy (Psycho Bitch Song)
Nothing Is Easy (aka Psycho Bitch Song)

Softly, she brought me in softly
She showed me the photograph she took while I was sleeping

She made me a cup of tea
And we sat and talked about plans for the future
Slowly, she undressed me with her eyes
And slowly we made a move for the bedroom
She gave me a look that would turn flesh to solid stone

CH: I said ‘nothing is easy’
And she said ‘I know just what you mean’
And I said ‘how could you, you’re not me’
And she said ‘that’s what you think!’

Raining she lit up a cigarette
Blew smoke in my eyes and called me an idiot
Laughing, she pushed her hair off her face
Put her lips to mine and said ‘only joking’
Funny, I don’t find it funny
But looking back, I guess it was kind of amusing
I’m losing my sanity...

DOUBLE CHORUS: (repeat but begin ‘she said’ and alternate)
M8 - Downward scale chords
Outro Chorus: “Nothing is easy”
Track Name: Autumn In My Heart
Autumn in My Heart


Lights flash on the road
Illuminate the path I chose
It’s raining

My suitcase, guitar open road
Going where God only knows
I’m leaving

I’ll be fine but I don’t know when
Now I’m on my own again

Remembering the things we said
Regretting things we never did
I’m changing


Chorus:
Oh - it always feels like Autumn
Falling leaves and feeling fallen
I’ve got Summer on my mind now
But Autumn in my heart
Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm


Another night a different bed
I light another cigarette
I’m falling

Another bottle of cheap Rose
And did you hear the news today?
It’s freezing

England scores another war
Can someone tell me what we’re fighting for?

Morning comes and I’m the same
Different rules but same old game#
I’m playing

Chorus (repeat)

Lights Flash on the road
Illuminate the path I chose
I’m leaving