Lyrics to 'The Journey'

EASY TO PLEASE (Key of E) (D. Hudson) DOUBLE RIFF TO START :

E
Saturday night, on the prowl down the boulevard, Intoxicated, I got a broken heart
Walk those city streets of night, Those girls ain’t treatin’ me right.....
Stop! Check my composure, Lady of the night, I'm gonna expose ya
Losin control, I’m goin’ insane, Weird things goin on in my brain
Sometimes, I like to play rough, So tell me baby; when you've had enough
your lips taste so delightful, I'm under your spell baby I'm your disciple.

E G C A
YOU COULD SAY IM EASY TO PLEASE
YOU COULD SAY YOUR LOVE MAKES ME WEAK AT THE KNEES
I CAN'T FIGHT IT, IT'S LIKE A DISEASE
E G A
SO PRETTY PLEASE ME, IM EASY TO PLEASE
E
I’m not much up for chit chat, Plenty of time for that back at your flat
Folks say I’m cheap and sleazy But (........STOP) honey, I prefer to think I’m.. free & easy
What’s that? You’re ready to dine, You there baby, you lookin’ fine
O Sweet Mercy, come fuel the fire, and we'll fill the night with desire

E G C A
YOU COULD SAY IM EASY TO PLEASE
YOU COULD SAY YOUR LOVE MAKES ME WEAK AT THE KNEES
I CAN'T FIGHT IT, IT'S LIKE A DISEASE
E G A
SO PRETTY PLEASE ME, IM EASY TO PLEASE
E x 4
E G C A E G A E G C A
I’M EASY, I’M EASY TO PLEASE. I’M EASY, I’M EASY TO PLEASE....I’M EASY....EASY TO PLEASE......
E G (DOUBLE RIFF)
E G C A E G C A E G C A E G A

D’ DO, DO DO DO DO, D’ DO, DO DO DOOO D’ DO, DO DO DO DO, D’ DO DO DOOOOOO

Let me think for a minute man, Let me say a little prayer
Oh Lord, I’m back again, OMG, for a happy ending
(DOUBLE LENGTH RIFF)
Hey Lord, I keep on tryin’ But hey lord....... Nobody’s buyin it...

(E G C A
yeah yeah...........................,
(E G C A
You could say your love makes me weak in the knees
(E G A C REPEAT CHORUS X 2
I CANT FIGHT IT, IT’S LIKE A DISEASE
DOUBLE RIFF TO END
EASY EASY, SO PRETTY PLEASE ME.......BELIEVE ME YEAH, IM EASY. 

PROMENADE (D. Hudson)
(1st FRET CAPO) VIOLIN & KEYBOARDS NOTE: SONG IS IN KEY OF C#


Intro: C Em7 Am G (X4 BARS) (ALL IN AFTER 2 BARS)

C Em7 Am G F G
Got a funny feelin; got a flutter in my heart, What ya gonna do about it?
C Em7 Am G F G
Love is an addiction an habitual drug, I don’t think I could live without it
F G C Em7 Am G F G
So if I ask ya babe - take a little chance...Take a little walk with me along the Promenade?

C Em7 Am G (X2 BARS)

C Em7 Am G F G
Just the other day as I was chattin’ to a friend and your name came up in conversation.
C Em7 Am G F G
My mind began to wander, I slipped into dream It was a rather funny situation
F G C Em7 Am G F Ab7
You looked into my eyes; I took you by the hand, I said I was afraid; You said hey babe I understand……

C G C A7
But you don’t have to worry at all, All you gotta do is call
D7 G C G
And I’ll be there, bells a-ringing, I’ll be singing…. La de da

C Em7 Am G F G

C Em7 Am G F G
People try to tell me that my life is just a joke, When they aint ever tried it.
C Em7 Am G F G
There’s a kind of feelin that you need to have inside, I know for sure you cannot buy it
F G C Em7 Am G F Ab7
Well its everything I am, and everything I do and all I wanna do is walk along the Promenade with you

CHORUS

C Em7 Am G F Ab7

C Em7 Am G F G
And now I got that funny kind of feeling again, What ya gonna do about it?
C Em7 Am G F G
Life is what ya make it it’s a happening thing, The true believers never doubt it.
F G C Em7 Am G F Ab7
So if I ask ya babe, take a little chance; Take a little walk with me along the Promenade? Here we go (STOP)

CHORUS x 3
La-da da-da, La-da da-da, La-da da-da, ah-daa daa dada ahda, da-ah-ahda 

DISTANT SHIPS (D. Hudson & B. Rolls) 1st FRET CAPO (KEY OF A#)


A A E E D Dm A A E

Bm A E Esus4 E
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, I COULDN’T SLEEP, I WAS MYSTIFIED,
Bm A E Esus4 E Bm A E Esus4 E
BY THE MOONLIGHT ON YOUR PRECIOUS SKIN BUT WHEN MORNING COMES I’M GONE AGAIN.........MMM...
Bm A E Esus4 E
FEAR IS A WORD I CAN’T EXPLAIN, SO MANY TIMES, LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN,
Bm A E Esus4 E Bm A E Esus4 E
SWEPT OUT IN THE STREET AGAIN; TOO LATE MY FRIEND, IT’S A LONG WAY BACK NOW WE’VE REACHED THE END..AAHA...

D A E Esus4 E
DISTANT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON, THEY SAIL TO OTHER LANDS AND SINK BEFORE THEY
D A E Esus4 E
REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY FALL INTO THE SEA.......AAAAAAAAHHH JUST LIKE YOU AND ME...
D A E Esus4 E
AAAHA........AAHA, .......................................JUST LIKE YOU AND ME,
D A E Esus4 E
......AAAAAHA, AAHA...............................................................................................................................................................
Bm A E Esus4 E
TIME HAS A WAY OF BANDAGING, STIFLING THE HAEMMORAGE
Bm A E Esus4 E Bm A E Esus4 E
STEMMING THE FLOW OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS OF LIFE IN IT’’S SIMPLICITY.............. AAAHAAAAAAAAAAA

D A E Esus4 E
DISTANT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON, THEY SAIL TO OTHER LANDS AND SINK BEFORE THEY
D A E Esus4 E
REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY FALL INTO THE SEA.......AAAAAAAAHHH JUST LIKE YOU AND ME...
D A E Esus4 E
DISTANT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON, THEY SAIL TO OTHER LANDS AND SINK BEFORE THEY
D A E Esus4 E
REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY FALL INTO THE SEA.......AAAAAAAAHHH JUST LIKE YOU AND ME...
Fm A E D Dm A E

Bm A E Esus4 E
OVER THE SEAS, I’M ON MY WAY, I CAN’T EXPLAIN, I WOULDN’T WANT TO SAY IT ANYWAY
Bm A E Esus4 E
BUT NOW THAT YOU’RE FREE, FREE OF ME, NOW YOU CAN BE ALL YOU WANT TO BE...... AAHA.....AAHA........
D A E Esus4 E
......AAAAAHA, AAHA...............................................................................................................................................................

D A E Esus4 E
DISTANT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON, THEY SAIL TO OTHER LANDS AND SINK BEFORE THEY
D A E Esus4 E
REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY FALL INTO THE SEA.......AAAAAAAAHHH JUST LIKE YOU AND ME...
D A E Esus4 E
DISTANT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON, THEY SAIL TO OTHER LANDS AND SINK BEFORE THEY
D A E Esus4 E
REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY FALL INTO THE SEA.......AAAAAAAAHHH JUST LIKE - I FEEL LIKE...
Fm A E D Dm
I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING BUT I SURE KNOW WHERE I’VE BEEN,
A E D Dm A Adim
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMIN’, I’LL NOT BE BACK AGAIN.........MY FRIEND…..WE’RE COMIN’ ROUND THAT BEND…..
D E
IT’S COMIN’ TO AN END.. YOU KNOW I MEAN IT THIS TIME BABY…………..YEAH,
D Dm A
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH  

A LITTLE BIT OF SUN (D. Hudson)


Em7 Fm7 G A - D Em7 Fm7 Em7 D Em7 Fm7 Em7

D Dmaj7 D7 G A
If passing time away is such a drag and life feels like it sucks in every way,
D Dmaj7 D7 Em7 A7
If you can’t look at people’s faces, I think it’s time you threw your phone away,
D Dmaj7 D7 G Gm
Get up off the couch my friend and step outside, the planet's got you covered, there’s no need to hide...

D Em7 Fm7 Em7
All you need is a little bit of sun,
D Em7 G A
Stop that rubbish thinking that you’re the only one,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
We’re on this ship together, we gotta help one another,
D Em7 Fm7 G A
You gotta be a man and lend a hand to your sisters and brothers, yeah

D Dmaj7 D7 G A
Another day begins; you’re free, fall away; the chains that once restrained ye,
D Dmaj7 D7 Em7 A7
And the pouring rain; it fades to grey, the sunny sky presents itself as the clouds all wash away,
D Dmaj7 D7 G Gm
Well you’ve only just begun, now finish what you started, do whatever you can do to mend the broken hearted...

(CHORUS)
CmaJ7 G
It’s the journey not the destination, there’s no time to lose,
CmaJ7 G
Don’t be slaves to desperation, live the life you choose,
CmaJ7 G
Jump on board, don’t hesitate, get in now before it’s too late,
D Em7 Fm7 G A
There’s only one thing left to do, sing it loud and sing it true….

D Em7 Fm7 Em7
All you need is a little bit of sun,
D Em7 G A
Stop that rubbish thinking that you’re the only one,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
We’re on this ship together, we gotta help one another,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
You gotta be a man and lend a hand to your sisters and brothers,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
and your uncles and your aunties too and your second cousin twice removed‘
D Em7 Fm7 G A
Coz when the chips are down my friend, they’ll be there for you.... Yeah yeah

D Em7 Fm7 Em7
All we need is a little bit of sun,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
All we need is a little bit of sun,
D Em7 Fm7 Em7
All we need is a little bit of sun
D Em7 Fm7 Fm7 Em7 Em7 D
All we need is a little bit of sun 

GLIMMER (D. & S. Hudson)


Intro: (F X 2)
C Em7 Am F
Can’t see, can’t do, won’t be, won’t do anything without you in my life
C Em7 Am F
I’m here for you, I won’t leave you, I’ll wait for you to make me your wife
C Em7 Am F
Well I never thought I’d find you but I found you just the same
C Em7 Am F
I’ve been standing waiting for you Here I am again,
C Em7 Am F
I’m in love…….. And it started with a glimmer in your eye
C Em7 Am F
Take me in, hold me, squeeze me, help me understand
C Em7 Am F
Let me be your knight in shining armour, take my hand

Let me love you and I’ll be true
I’ll always be right here by your side
Just say I do and I’ll give you
Everlasting love bona fide


I’m in love…***….I’m in love……***…
I’m in love……***

Dm F C G
A school reunion of all places, surrounded by familiar faces, we found love
Dm F C G
And I know that from the moment that I saw you, I fell for you when I caught you out the corner of my eye
Dm F
I was mesmerized, time stood still that night

Just say, I do, and I’ll give you
Everlasting love bona fide
I’m here for you, I won’t leave you
I’m happy just to be by your side
I’m in love……..I’m in love………
I’m in love………
The stars above are shining, there’s a glimmer in your eye
Take me in, hold me, squeeze me, help me understand
Let me be your one & only c’mon take my hand
Take me home ....Take me home.... Take me home.....

Let me love you and I’ll be true
I’ll always be right here by your side

SWEET CHEROKEE (D. Hudson)

G C G G C
There's a place full of sweet, full of sweet sweet memories,
G C Bm7
Thats the place where I long to be.
G C G G C
Dusty clothes, dirty hair and a guitar to comfort me,
G C Bm7
I've been on this road much too long......

E G E G
Take me back to my Sweet Cherokee
E G Bm
Take me back to my one and only,

Can't believe I'm alive but it's so hard to survive,
I've been driving all night and sleeping through the day.
Well she knows I never would treat her less than good
I just can't get her off my mind...

Take me back to my Sweet Cherokee
Take me back to my one and only,
Take me back to my Sweet Cherokee
She's the only one I want to see

Bb Bm
Twenty-four hour motels, satchel flavoured coffee
Bb Bm
with nothin' left to show, no money, not a care in the world,
E G
but I miss my Cherokee
Am C
Take my from this misery, the sooner I get there; the better I'll be

There's a place full of sweet, full of sweet sweet memories, thats the place where I long to be.
Well she knows I never would treat her less than good, I just can't get her off my mind...

Take me back to my Sweet Cherokee
Take me back to my one and only,
Take me back to my Sweet Cherokee
She's the only one I want to see
Take me back, take me back,
Take me back, take me back,
Take me back, take me back,

Take me back, take me back,
Take me back, take me back,
Oh take me back... Bm D G C G 

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (D. Hudson)


C D (X4)
Em F#/D
Hello Precious, Imagine seeing you here!
I’ve missed you so much but I’m back you have nothing to fear
Remember when I said NEVER SAY NEVER but you were quite clever and you stormed off into night
Run me through it, baby…Why’d ya do it, baby?
All this thinking is making me hungry, why don’t you join me for a bite?
Well, pucker up Buttercup, toughen up Princess
Lay your soul bare, am I causing you distress
I picture you screamin’ at night when I’m dreamin.......OMG! You’re not…. VEGAN? Are you?

Em Cmaj7 C+ Cmaj7
Your days are numbered, I’m comin round,
Sleep baby, slumber, Fall to the ground, Fall to the ground, Fall to the ground
As the poison works its way down
Em F#/D Em D

(Short Solo)

You held the chance in your hands then you let it slip through,
Now I hold you in contempt of everything I hold true (you’re in the stew!)
Clock Strikes, it’s time to go, time goes so slow
But I’ve got some games we can play
There’s fire burns and…swallow the worm, excuse me,
While I put some funky love in my veins
Can you feel your last meal is just hours away?
Quickly now precious, the beast has been browned
The blood has been boiled, the bones have been ground
You’re gonna enjoy this beautiful poison - EAT – BON APPETITE!

Your days are numbered, I’m coming round,
Sleep baby, slumber, fall to the ground, Fall to the ground, fall to the ground
As the poison works its way down

C D C D
You labelled me insane, You called me a freak
C D C D
Now you just sit there screaming my name – JUST SHUT UP AND EAT!
Em F#/D
GUESS WHO’S COMIN’ TO DINNER TONIGHT?
GUESS WHO’S COMIN’ TO DINNER TONIGHT?
GUESS WHO’S COMIN’ TO DINNER TONIGHT?

Em Cmaj7 C+ Cmaj7
Your days are numbered, I’m comin round,
Em Cmaj7 C+ Cmaj7 Em
Sleep baby, slumber, as the poison works its way down 

THIS STRANGE EMOTION (D. Hudson)


G D G Em
I've got a key to the rainbow,
G D G Em
I tripped on something you said.
G D G Em
I never wanted any trouble,
G D G Em
But I've got a fire in my head.

F C G D
What you do with your life, make it worth the while
F C G
and just try.
F C G D
We deserve everything we’re entitled to
F C Em
We’re entitled to a life.

Well I sought to unlock the rainbow,
to set free the colours in the sky,
But in my haste to release them,
The clouds and the shadows passed me by

F C G D
Now I think about it, let me off
F C G
This strange emotion
F C G D
Nothing else I can do, let me off
F C Em
This strange emotion

C F Em
Mother I've got a strange kinda light in my eyes
C F Em
Hey! Do you think I'm alright?
C F Em
Mother I've been missing I've been trippin through the jungle
C F Em
But I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

(2 bar instrumental)
Strange emotion, Strange emotion, Strange emotion, Strange emotion

I lost my key to the rainbow,
I misplaced the thoughts in my head
I went looking for salvation,
My soul it yearns to be fed

Strange emotion, Strange emotion
Strange emotion, Strange emotion

Well I found my key to the rainbow... 

The Journey (D. Hudson)
(The line “So it goes - Poo-tee-weet” – is from the novel “Slaughterhouse 5” by Kurt Vonnegut)



Intro: Bm7 Bbm7 Am7 C D

G C
No one knows just how sweet
G C
life is ‘til they get to be
G C Am
Much too old to do anything about it,
G/Am F#/D
so they shout it from the rooftops to the crowd
G C G C
Once an Angel said to me, you’ll make friends and enemies.
G C Am G/Am F#/D
But open up your heart and play, you were meant to let it out.

Em G
So it goes "Poo-tee-weet"
Em G
We're only here momentarily,
Em G Am
Time is your bitter enemy
G/Am F#/D
Don't let those folks get in the way....

G C
Just like I am; You are me,
G C
Thats the secret, thats the key,
G C
and if you find your holy grail,
Am G/Am F#/D
You might get to stay there for a while

G C
Cos life's a scene from Groundhog day,
G C
Thats what I believe anyway
G C
and that Angel; she said "David,
Am G/Am F#/D
You'll get there, when you're meant to arrive

Em G
I've got the flow and I've got the beat,
Em G
Show is over, hit delete,
Em G Bm7 Bbm7 Am7
I'm happy..... just to .....slip away..........Oh yeah....... what do you say?
C D
I hope you fall in love with me when we meet,
G C G C
on the journey through that circle of life.

(BREAK) Am G/Am F#/D (x 2)

G C
Life is short and life is sweet,
G C
Feel that rhythm in your feet,
G C
We can dance to a different beat,
Am G/Am F#/D
I will always be here by your side,
G C
And that Angel said to me;
G C
"Don't take life too seriously,
G C
Pretty soon now you'll be free,
Am G/Am F#/D
You'll be floating, exploding like a supernova in the sky.
Em G
So it goes "Poo-tee-weet"
Em G
Life is kinda bitter sweet
Em G
We're only here momentarily,
Am G/Am F#/D
So don't let those folks get in the way....
Em G
I've got the flow and I've got the beat,
Em G
Show is over, leave your seats,
Em G Bm7 Bbm7 Am7
I'm happy........ just to......... slip away, Oh yeah now, what do you say?
C D
I hope you fall in love with me baby, when we meet
G C
on a journey through that circle of life.

Am G/Am F#/D
And I'm hurtin' but oh how I'm learnin'
Yeah I'm hurtin' but oh how I'm learnin'
Yeah I'm hurtin' but oh how I'm learnin'
Yeah I'm hurtin' but oh how I'm learnin'
Wooo hooooo! Bm7 Bbm7 Am7 Cm7 G (C G)  

This one goes out to my newlywed, my squeeze, my woman, my girl,
Why do I love you Shells? Ha yeah, yo….Simples….
You love with me with a passion, never rushin, now we’re smashin’ it
KISS HUG PUSH as we make love the fashion.
My head gets fuzzy, my pulse gets busy
When you oooooh girl, you know you make me dizzy.
My heart went zoom when you entered the room
I’m so in love with you girl BOOM BOOM.
My Missus Delicious, I’m fishin’ for your wishes
Well I couldn’t wish for any dishier dishes.
Your face is so precious, No need to be suspicious!
Kissy Kissy Kiss your command is my wish
The sight of you inspires incites my desire
You’re like a white hot heat that lights up my fire,

Why? Coz when you call me on the phone,
It goes RING RING RING
And my mind is blown.
WOOF WOOF WOOF
I’m like a puppy with a bone.
Hey there Wilma I’m your Fred Flintstone
Your love is like a party when I’m feelin, when I, When I’m feelin all alone.

You leave me with a smile, I’d fly a thousand miles
To be with you Baby coz our love has style.
My heart is ablaze and I’m star gazing
You look at me and smile, it‘s so amazing!
Now I don’t wanna bore ya but I so adore her
I guarantee y’all I’ll do anything for her
And please understand that I’ve longed for her hand
We’re gonna do everything just as we planned
It’s not hard to see, what you mean to me,
You’ll always feel loved, baby I’ll make you see
If that’s not enough, I got heaps more stuff
You’re a diamond amongst pearls; a jewel in the rough.
And when the end is nigh, and I sigh my last sigh and I die
I might just spy on you from high in the sky.
My love is not token, I ain’t freakin jokin’
Truer words have barely very rarely been spoken
Let’s not steer clear, slide it in to top gear
I’ll always be near here, no need to fear.
Coz we’re gonna be delirious year after year
Quick before it starts; grab me a beer?

Why? Coz when you call me on the phone,
It goes RING RING RING
And my mind is blown.
I’m like WOOF WOOF WOOF
just a puppy with a bone.
Hey there Wilma I’m your Fred Flintstone
Your love is like a party when I’m feelin, when I, When I’m feelin all alone. 

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