DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

by Marc Albanese

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Conceived and inspired by the strange stretch of time of recent political and cultural landscapes. Protest songs, ballads, rockers, amplified acoustic guitars, claps, spoons and a live take from the Silver Lake house living room in Chesham New Hampshire.

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released October 26, 2017

songs written and played by Marc Albanese

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Track Name: Down The Rabbit Hole
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
A 99 standard

| A A7 | ./. | ./. | ./. |
| D Dsus | ./. | A A7 | ./. |
| E | D | A A7 | ./. |

1
Been down the rabbit hole, a few times before
I'll never look at things like I did before, when I
went down the rabbit hole, seemed to free my mind

Go down the rabbit hole, see what you find
maybe someday you can, blow your mind, when you
go down the rabbit hole, see what you can find

2
Goin' down the rabbit hole gonna bounce again
goin' down the rabbit hole can I, see you again
goin' down the rabbit hole,
gonna do it, gonna do it, gonna do it, gonna do it again

Goin' down the rabbit hole I wanna, smile again
laugh my ass off fallin' down again, when I'm
fallin' down the rabbit hole, find out where I land

solo (on verse)

3
You been down the rabbit hole, a few times before
you'll never look at things like you, did before, when you
go down the rabbit hole, hope it free your mind

Goin' down the rabbit hole, gonna bounce again
goin' down the rabbit hole, can I, see you again
goin' down the rabbit hole,
gonna do it, gonna do it, gonna do it, gonna do it again

Goin' down the rabbit hole, Goin' down
Goin' down the rabbit hole, Goin' down
Goin' down the rabbit hole, see what I can find
Track Name: All Whatever
ALL WHATEVER
E 98 up rockin boogie nov17

| G A E | G A E |

1
I keep looking for my baby, her I keep looking for
even though I might be maybe, wanna take her to the show

| C D A | C D A |
I keep looking for my baby, her I keep looking for

E
I keep looking for my baby, give her some more and more

it's all good
it's all right
it's all whatever
it's all night
| D E B | C D A | E
it's all what ever

it's all good, it's all right, it's all night

2
I keep looking for my baby, when I might really know
I keep looking for my baby, and where she might go
when I find my little wild child, I'm gonna, gonna let her know
when I find a true wild child, I'm gonna take her down to the show

CHORUS

what minute there she go yeah I think I really know
heart like a volcano baby don't you wanna go

baby do you wanna go c'mon now baby let's go
take you on to the show woman wontcha let me know

it's all good it's all right
it's all whatever it's all night 2x

it's all what ever
it's all good, it's all right, it's all night

solo

it's all good it's all right
it's all whatever it's outta sight 2x
Track Name: Peace + Love
PEACE + LOVE
E- / G 122 rhythmically

| E- | E- D | C | C |
| E- | G G/B | C | C |

1
I wish you love me and I wish you well
I wish you love me in a wishing well
I wish and hope and dream for you

I'll kiss you well I won't kiss and tell
I'll touch so gently that you can't tell
I'll kiss you it'll be so real

CHORUS
| G | G D/F# |
so why don't you come here why don't you sit down
| C | C |
make yourself at ease

| G | G/B Gmaj7/B | C | C |
cause I don't have nothin' but peace and love

2
I'll kiss you lover I will kiss you well
I'll move so gently that you can't tell
I'll kiss you it seem so real

I wish you love me and I wish you well
I wish you love me to a wishing well
I wish and hope and dream that we'll

CHORUS
so why don't you come here, why don't you sit down
make yourself at ease
'cause I don't have nothin' but peace and love
Track Name: Heavy Hammer
HEAVY LIKE A HAMMER
A capo2 dropD 105 mod up folkrock

1
| A | D A |
Heavy like a hammer gonna drive you in
| A | E |
nail your head to the wall
| A | D A |
heavy like the future weighing' down on me
| A E | A |
baby I hope you hear the call

sometimes it feels like we can do nothin' at all
'cept watch them, take more and more
one man vote don't mean much no more
when just a few run the show

CHORUS
| D | A |
heavy like a hammer turn me like a screw
| D | A |
chisel off my eyebrows and cut my back in two
| D A |
when the tipping point comes hope you know what to do
| E | E |
know what to do

2
heavy like a hammer, gonna drive you through the floor
when we can't, take no more
hope that day don't come, you find god, or you repent
if you don't, then you'll hear the call

well revolution can only happen
if there's a, royalty
seems obvious that we doomed to repeat the past
that's what it looks like to me

CHORUS
REPEAT 1st half VERSE 1
CHORUS instrumental
REPEAT 1st half VERSE 1
Track Name: Tick Tock
TICK TOCK
D up rock drop D 118

| D B- | D B- |

1
Tick tock, gonna rock on your block
tick tock, gonna make you stop
| G E- | G E - |
what you're doin', gonna hack in your computer
| D B- | D B- |

Flip flop, gonna make you drop
two faces and and a mouth that won't stop on spewin'
but your life is illusion

CHORUS
| A | B- | G | D | 3x
Everybody knows you can't hide from the man
and all the little boys and girls will grow up to be the man
there might be a revolution of peace and love for everyone
| A | B- | G | G |
so when you are the man remember me remember me

2
Tick tock, gonna knock out your clock
tick tock, gonna make your files drop off your hard drive
gonna hack in your computer

Flip flop, gonna make y'all pop
when we peel off the top of the top, of the control
but it's all an illusion

CHORUS 2
Now everybody knows you can't hide from anyone
'cause all the little girls and boys all run around with video cameras
in they hand
so there's bound to be a revolution, of peace and love, for everyone
so when you become the man remember me remember me

Tick tock, gonna rock on your block
tick tock, gonna make you stop what you're doin'
gonna hack in your computer
Track Name: Gimme
GIMME
G 140 up driving dropD nov17

| G | G | B- | B- b c |
| G | G | B- | D |

1
Gimme what I'm waiting for
I don't want to wait no more
you will never give it up
double down and upper cut

| D | D | F#- | A |
| D | D | F#- | F#- f# g | 2x

Was this what I was waiting for
you don't have to wait no more
and I will never know the score
living on the killing floor

2 G
Are you really serious?
do you think you'll always win
are we them or are we us
on the outside looking in

D
Was this what you was waiting for
and I won't have to wait no more
I will always know the score
spare you from the killing floor | F#- |

break
| A | A | C#- | C#- c# d |
| A | A | C#- | E | 2x

3 G
Gimme what I want you say
you want everything today
gimme gimme gimme more
you manipulate the score

D
Was this what I was waiting for
you won't have to wait no more
and I may never know the score
living on the killing floor

4 G
You got the congress in your hands
you kill the sky, the seas, the lands
suck up all the valuables
you could really give a f*k

D
Was this what you was waiting for
and I won't have to say this no more
what is it all really for
won't make you happy if you take more

G
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme …
Track Name: Oh Yeah
OH YEAH
D up two step 104 Capo7 dropD / rel G

INTRO
| A D A/C# D/B | G C G/B C/A |
| D G D/F# G/B | D G D/F# G/B |


| D | D | D | D
1
Take your time, don't be anxious
let your mind, be set free
from the lies, of the nation
and the way, that it should be

Tell you why, I don't care
maybe my mind, isn't there
standing in line, at the station
cast my vote, but it's not there

Chorus
| A | G | D | D | 2x
well the past looks a lot like the future does, oh yeah
and the last look I look at when I look at you, is the flash

2
pay no mind, to the man
when he do, all that he does
that's the way, that he wants it
you paying no mind, staring at the tube

'cause when you lie, to yourself
you play, into his hand
ain't no time, for discussion
if you wanna save, your children's land

CHORUS
solo on INTRO 2x

3
Open your eyes, don't be nervous
maybe try , to do something
instead of hide , in your psychosis
a brainwashed mind, is a terrible thing

so take your time, don't be anxious
let you mind, be set free
from the lies, of the controllers
and the way, they'll make it be

CHORUS
Track Name: Don't Waste Away
DON'T WASTE AWAY
A 94 mod slow Capo2 dropD (rel G)

| A C#- | E |

1

don't waste away your time is precious and you ain't got much
don't waste away

don't waste yourself even though everything be killin' you
don't waste away yourself

CHORUS
| D A | E A | D A | E | 2x

when it all goes down, I wanna be around, I wanna feel the glow
when my life goes down, I wanna be around, I wanna see the show

2
don't waste away your seconds all be ticking' away
don't waste away your time

the best it could, the worst it could be, hell it all will be
don't waste away your life

when it all goes down, hope we gather round, and sing harmony
when your life goes down, hope that we're around, and that life is infinity

3
won't waste away my time is precious and I ain't got much
won't waste away

won't waste myself even though everything be killin' me
won't waste away myself

when it all goes dow, want you be around, I want you feel the glow
when our lives goes down, hope we be getting’ down
and dancin’ at the show

don't waste away
won't waste away
Track Name: Love and Grace
LOVE and GRACE
D 118 standard 7.15.17

| G | D | A | B- A |
| G | D | A | B- | B- |

1.
Where did it go? when did the sun go down
and where we go, we'll soon be there

How far we've come, and still there is more to be done
if it all comes undone, well we'll just do it all again

oo oo oo …

2.
Might come a time, when your voice won't lie
can't tow the line, watch it all go by

It's all on you, every word, every choice you make
sometimes be true, about everything you do

when you have a choice do good
when you can take care of another
when you have a choice do right
giving free love to one another

oo oo oo …

3.
So what do you know, maybe some of you, be changing' your tune
but you'll have to go, 'cause your children will lead soon

and so let's hope, we taught them peace and justice
and love and grace, for to carry on

when you have a choice do good
when you can take care of another
if you have a choice do right
giving free love to one another

when you have a chance do good
when you can take care of another
when you have a choice do right
giving free love to one another

Where'd it go? when did the sun go down
and where we'll go, we'll soon be there

How far we come, still there is more to be done
if it all comes undone, we'll just do it all again
Track Name: Untying A Knot
UNTYING A KNOT
D up dropD july16

| D | E- | C | G |

1
life's all messed up, threads all tied up
gets so hot it feels like it's fried up
why's it always like, untying a knot


the webs we weaving, not even seeing
the snares we set, catching and screaming
until we free them, and untie the knot

2
the knot in my back so tight I can't react
from stretching the truth so far from where it's at
when I look at it now, it's all tied up in a ball

oh why we mess up, threads get all tied up
lies and lies continue to pile up
spend our lives, untying the knots

oh oh oh oh oh

3
a stitch in time, don't equal nine
a little electric shock straighten up my spine
when your battery dies can you still tell the time

haystack needle, a painting on an easel
try to find some reason that people become weasels
instead of leavin' it better than it was

4
sides un-even, y'all been cheatin'
just look at what, you been eatin'
and what you don't have, and what you got

yeah life's so messed up, threads all get tied up
the problem is that there's have and there's have nots
that's why I'll always be, untying a knot
Track Name: Silver Lake Rag
SILVER LAKE RAG

E ragtime ballad capo2 dropD july17

| A6 | ./. | E | ./. |

1
Gonna go stare at the water, turn off my mind like I oughta,
sometimes
feel that mountain air, be like I don't have a care in the world

it might take, a couple of days,
of doin' nothin' to have nothin' to say, oh yeah
when I'm there time stands still, and when I'm goin' I know I'll soon be there

| C#- | C#- |
Goin' up to Silver Lake yeah I know it will be great
| A | A |
'cause them loons be callin' me
| E | A | E | E |
callin' me home

2
Gonna go stare at the water, align my eyes on the horizon
gonna cool down my body, wait for something to fly by me

it takes a lotta energy, to do nothin' for a night and a day, oh yeah
when you're there time stands still, ain't no other place like it in the world

chorus

3
Gonna go stare at the water, relax and chill like I oughta, sometimes
breathe that mountain air, be like I don't have a care any more

might take, a couple of days, melt all your trouble away
'cause when you're there time stands still,
it's like you'll never have to go away
Track Name: C'mon Baby
C'MON BABY
A mod 2 step capo2 drop c/g july16

1
A
C'mon baby put your red dress on
wanna dance with you all night long
D A
and feel your body, next to mine

C'mon baby won't you pick up the phone
I know that you is home all alone
wanna feel your breath on the live

E D A
C'mon baby let's go out and have some fun
C'mon baby I think that you might be the one

2
C'mon baby put your swimsuit on
we'll go down to the swimming' hole
and splash water in each others face

C'mon baby what ya wanna do
I don' care about what we do
just wanna spend my time with you

CHORUS 2x (hold A)
line solo

3
C'mon baby what you waitin' on
don't you know that life ain't long
if you wait too long, blink and it's gone

so c'mon baby put your best dress on
we'll go dancin' all night long
wanna feel your body, next to mine

CHORUS 2x (hold A)
solo 2

c'mon baby put your best dress on
wanna dance with you all night long
and feel your body, next to mine

solo out
Track Name: Dancing With Ghosts
DANCING WITH GHOSTS

D 106 drop D april17

| D | B- | A | G |


1 / 3
Headed for the coast, hope to see some ghosts
yeah I wanna have a little chat (dance) with them
what I miss the most, sweet smell of toast (cinnamon)
salt air taste in my mouth

when I'm missing you, and my memory fails
when I wanna jump outta my skin (head)
then I'll trigger, a little sensory
reminder of where I've been, yeah

do do do do do do do I'll be…

Dancing withe Ghosts, when I hit the coast
what I feel them most, is all around me
dancing with your ghost, now I'll be the host
where you are is all around

2
when I open my eyes, I don't see nothin'
when I think that you have gone
I'll feel that tingle, that raises hairs
I'll feel the way when you were there, yeah

That's the time when, I find my mind,
dance around and lose it again
swear by God you was, flying by me
laughing smiling, and dancing with me
Track Name: Wholly Infinite
WHOLLY iNFINiTE
capo 4 S ballad B (relative G)

| E-9 | Cmaj7 | G | D/F# |

1
holdin' on 'til the break of dawn when you
roll on over and I'll sing this song that I
wrote for you while you slept so sweet in my bed

wholly infinite every minute
that I think of it I think of you and I
hope you get it I hope you need it too

chorus

| Cmaj7 | G D/F# | 3x

and there ain't no other way for me to
say what I feel is to
sing a melody

| Cadd9 | Dadd9 |
for you

2
when you see me and when you hear me and
will you feel me will you be there
when I'm done playing you this song

when you're there where you want to be when you
get to the place that you want to be well I
hope I'm there for you hope I'm there with you

chorus

holdin' on 'til the break of dawn when you
roll on over and I'll sing this song that I
wrote for you while you slept in my bed

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