Monday, March 27, 2017

song: better than before




Better Than Before   (Judi Madigan/Doug Smith)

Em                  G                 Em        A7       Em      G       Em   A7
You said you don’t ever want to fall in love again
It hurts too much when people run and relationships end
And we’ve been dancing around these feelings we can’t deny
And if you’re feeling them, too come on let’s not be shy

C7                                       B7                      Em          A7      Em    A7
And if you want me to share what I believe is true
I think that I might be — falling in love with you

Em                  G                 Em        A7       Em      G       Em   A7
We talk on the phone for hours every night
It’s not the end of the day until you say good night
We haven’t laughed this hard since we can’t remember when
I think it’s time to admit that we’re much more than friends

C7                                       B7                      Em          A7      Em    A7 
There’s no one else I’d rather pour my heart out to
I think that I might be - falling in love with you

Bridge:
F#                   G                                           Em          G    Em   A7
Everybody makes mistakes and we’ll make a few
But this is no mistake I can’t get enough of you


C7                                       B7                      Em          G         Em    A7 
So let’s connect and see how good this could be
I’m really hoping that you — are falling in love with me

You say that the steel walls have a chink in them
the crack is small but people run and relationships still end
the dance is working its magic with feelings that can't deceive
you know you’re feeling it too and you want to share what you believe

C7                                       B7                      Em          G         Em    A7
So let’s connect and discover how great it can be
you think that you might be — falling in love with me

F#                   G                                           Em          G    Em   A7
Everybody makes mistakes in the things they do,
But this is no mistake you say that you need me, too

No-one else you'd rather talk with endlessly
Now you think that you might be falling in love with me

C7                                     B7                                   Em            G    Em   A7
The years fly by and who knows what this has in store

We’re falling back in love and it’s better than before





Words: judi madigan and douglas brent smith
Music: douglas brent smith
(c) 2015 douglas brent smith

from the album "better than before"


Saturday, March 25, 2017

song: we both know

Every once in a while I'll just record a song while I'm writing it. It comes out raw, with a few mistakes, and a few formative moments. This is one of those songs.




(c) 2016 douglas brent smith
From an intended album in progress "better than before"


Friday, March 24, 2017

Song: nothing but trouble







Nothing But Trouble (Doug Smith)

D7                       C7                      D7               C7               D7   C7   D7  C7
She’s nothing but trouble and it’s time you knew
Broken hearts, bad credit a one woman wrecking crew
G                                             A                                           D7    C7   D7  C7
She’s nothing but trouble — and that’s no good for you


D7                       C7                      D7               C7               D7   C7   D7  C7
Trick you into thinking that she loves you best  (oh no, that isn’t true)
But she’ll have you drinking once you fail her test (oh yeah, she’ll make a mess of you)
G                                             A                                           D7    C7   D7  C7 
Trouble, hurt and worry more than all the rest

          
            E7                                               D#7                      D7
Trouble is her middle name and how she likes to roll (oh yeah, she’ll roll right over you)
She’ll twist up your loving game and take away your soul (oh yeah, she’ll roll right over you)

D7                       C7                      D7               C7               D7   C7   D7  C7 
She’s nothing but trouble, trouble all the way (oh yeah she will ruin your day)
Getting caught up in your heart — she never meant to stay (use you up and throw you away)
G                                             A                                           D7    C7   D7  C7 
She’s nothing but trouble — trouble everyday

            E7                                               D#7                      D7
Trouble is her middle name and how she likes to roll (oh yeah, she’ll roll right over you)
She’ll twist up your loving game and take away your ever loving soul (oh yeah, she’ll roll right over you)
Better run...


(c) 2015 douglas brent smith

Song: cat and mouse

From the album "etcetera"






Friday, March 17, 2017

Collage: Implications Entered Thru The Window


Collage "Implications Entered Thru The Window" (c) 1983 Douglas Brent Smith.
Created 18 April 1983.


Collage: Taking The City By Storm


Collage "Taking The City By Storm" (c) 1977 Douglas Brent Smith
Created January 26, 1977


Collage: Who Let Those Cold Shoulder Last?


Collage: "Who Let Those Cold Shoulders Last?" (c) 1977 Douglas Brent Smith
Created in Chicago, January 1977.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Collage: The Real Course Is Off The Chart

The Real Course Is Off The Chart by Douglas Brent Smith


Collage: The Real Course Is Off The Chart, created 5 March 2017 in Newtown, PA

(c) 2017 Douglas Brent Smith

You are welcome to use this image as long as you credit it as (c) 2017 Douglas Brent Smith