From the recording "Castaways" - full band version - sample
We're all castaway on this desert island called "Planet Earth"- we can't get off - so lets work together - we're all in the same boat/island - every colour and creed....
Words and Music by Tony Chapman. Copyrighted:1/4/06
(first two choruses on Cminor chord only – except for end of the chorus).
Bm A G
CHORUS:Cast aways: that's what we are: in this jungle called the world
where's our mummies and our daddies?
Cast aways that's what we are
E7 G E7
in reality there’s no goodies there’s no baddies
F# F#+ F# Bm
there’s just us marooned on this island .
E F# Bm
the umbilical Chord was broken and we were left --- high and dry.
E F# Bm
the first words spoken brought a tear into the eye ---
F#7 ( – with major 3rd and minor 3rd)
eye of the storm: CHORUS
saints and angels laid their halos ---- on the floor.
benevolent police force, doctors and lawyers are not --- there any more:
knights of old, protecting our gold have opened their door,
navies and armies, battleships no longer --- protect our shore:
that's for sure!
F# B E F# B
its late in my life I have no pension and prices are rising all the time.
I've got so much depending on me and I've got no money!
E F# F#7 ( – with major 3rd and minor 3rd)
And I feel like cryin' --- let me cry...
Inst. (as chorus) end on F# F#7 ( – with major 3rd and minor 3rd)
priests and gurus, teachers and professors they have --- all gone home.
presidants and royalty, explorer and celebrity va --- cated their throne . Olympic gold medalists, trapeze artists and rock-stars give no -- different view.
Einstien and Ghandi, Shakespeare and Tolstoy have been -- castaway too
like me and you... repeat chorus then chorus as instrumental…..