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First Place - recorded 2006, mastered 2013 © SAMPLE

(Tony Chapman)
tony Chapman ©

... a pact with myself...

First Place:  

words and music by Tony Chapman (copyriqhted)

 

C#m                                     A      

I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be 

            E                                          B   

What I wanted to be in the first place

A                B               E

I'm in the first place now

G                 C                             G                                            C

Everyone I teamed up with I thought would make things right

F                             Bb                            F                          Bb

They must surely know the answer, help me see the light

E°                                             E7            

But I stayed stuck at the beginning, 

A                                               B7

now I’m on my feet and I'm singing

 

I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be 

What I wanted to be in the first place

I'm in the first place now

 

I tried out what the government said, I tried out television

I tried out what newspapers read, I let them cloud my vision

I tried to be a rebel without a cause, now I'm coming back,

through the front doors

 

A                         D     E                 A

Listen to your soul, she knows best,

G#                                             C#                           F#                      B

someone said "the mind will turn on you, if its needs are not expressed"

Inst:  C#m       A      E         B   A  B   E

 

 

 

 

I listened to my parents, I listened to the teachers

I listened to my girlfriend, I listened to the preachers

A good Christian boy, I never sinned

Now I'm only going to listen to the wind

 

I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be 

What I wanted to be in the first place

I'm in the first place now

A               B             E

I'm in the first place now

A                B             E

I'm in the first place now