Second Hand Heart

by Phil Smith

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    This was a band album, recorded live by Australian producer Scott Horscroft in Sydney in 2009-10. instrumentation consists of guitar (electric/acoustic), vocals, drums, bass, piano, pedal steel and strings.

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released January 3, 2010

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Track Name: White Lines
White Lines


Am D
Out on the highway you can drive
Leaving everything behind
Follow those white lines to the night
Taking it one bend at a time


Watching the full moon rise tonight
Borrowin’ her silver light
Old man tell me what you seek
Old man tell me what you find.

CHORUS
Am G D
Out on the highway you can drive
Just keep on going till you find
Out on the highway you can drive
Just keep going till you find, yourself.

Love is a stranger on her own.
Sometimes she comes, sometimes she goes.
Towers of darkness in my mind.
Sometimes love can leave you blind.

CHORUS

But out on the highway you can drive
Just keep on going till you find
Follow those white lines through the night
Maybe one day you will find yourself.

SOLO

/ Am / Am C / X 4 /D / Dsus4 /

When nothing can save you and all around
Those big old walls are comin’ down
Count your blessings count the cost
You always lose what you love the most


Out on the highway you can drive
Just keep on going till you find
Out on the highway you can drive
Just keep going till you find, yourself.

Rpt.
Track Name: Holding Onto Nothing
HOLDING ONTO NOTHING

Well I went down to Ipswich town
Went drinking with Mickey
Watched the sun go down we’re talking shit.
Got into a fight later that night
With a man outside about nothing much or something ‘bout his sister,
Though I ain’t even kissed her.


And you know which way is down
When ur feet don’t touch the ground
And ur holding onto nothing
yeah you’re holding onto nothing
Like it’s something

And I spent my life on this factory floor
With this blue collar on and I feel so bored just like a number,
And I ain’t getting younger
As I drive home with the sun burning low
Just like a sign of all my dreams
Or a youth I still remember
We’re flames and now we’re embers

And you know which way is down
When ur feet don’t touch the ground
And ur holding onto nothing
yeah you’re holding onto nothing
Like it’s something


And the nights round here are hell
and you know they say sex sells
But when the morning comes I just don’t feel so well,

And ur holding onto nothing
yeah you’re holding onto nothing
Like it’s something
Track Name: A Broken Heart
A Broken Heart (Ain’t Nobody’s Fool)
C Am
Oh honey, tell me just what you did
Oh honey, tell me just what you did
F C
To make him hate you like the way that he does
F G
To make him hate you like the way that he does

Oh girl why’d you have to be so cruel
Oh girl why’d you have to be so cruel
To leave him there lyin’ like the way that you did
To leave him there lyin’ like the way that you did

Chorus

A broken heart ain’t nobody’s fool
A broken heart ain’t nobody’s fool
Oh tell me honey, why’d you have to be so cruel
Don’t you know a broken heart ain’t nobody’s fool

Solo

Oh honey why’d you have to be so cruel
Oh girl tell me why’d do you have to be so cruel
To leave him there lyin’ like the way that you did
To leave him there lying like the way that you did.

C Am
A broken heart ain’t nobody’s fool
Rpt.
Track Name: Highway Song #1
Highway Song # 1

She sells roses by the roadside
Out on the highway
She drives a lift back with a broken rear guard
That’s rusted and all fucked up

Saturday she’s wearing an old patterned dress,
That she bought at a 2nd hand store in her hometown
I ask her if she’s married and she says yes
She don’t own no ring but that don’t mean nothin’ she says
Just points to her chest

CHORUS
Oh love will find you out in the end
Till you’re gone and you can’t get back again

So I just drove faster like I could outrun
The memories that chased me down that highway
One day may they bring me home
And I know where I’m headed is risky and sad
But that sky will stop falling if you want it to
And that rain one day will pass

Oh love will find you out in the end
Till you’re gone and you can’t get back again

So we sit out on her back porch and drink in the night
And when there’s nothing left to drink then we go for a drive
Between the cool evening breeze and her long black hair
I smoke a cigarette and I find me some peace
And I’m happy there

Oh love will find you out in the end
Till you’re gone and you can’t get back again
Track Name: Stick Around
Stick Around

Intro = G to C/G

G C
Here she comes walkin’ down the street
Nothin’ much to do but look sweet
Carry me home on this breeze
Gimme everything that I need

BRIDGE
C Gmaj/B Am
Will you stick around for a while
Cause honey I could sure use some help
Maybe we could go for a drive
D
What the hell!
CHORUS
Am C G D
If you could give me something tonight maybe just a smile
Am C D
Make me feel like it’s somehow all worthwhile

½ x Intro

Had a little too much last night
Mixing everything we could find
Smoking cigarettes out the back
Tried to catch your eye made you laugh

Bridge
Will you stick around for a while
Cause honey I could sure use some help
Maybe we could go for a drive
What the hell!

CHORUS
A C G D
If you could give me something tonight maybe just a smile
Make me feel like it’s somehow, make me feel like it’s all worthwhile
If you could gimme a little something tonight baby just a smile
A C D
Make me feel like it’s somehow all worthwhile

Solo and outro = G to C/G.

Gimme something tonight,
Gimme something make me smile.

Rpt ad lib
C B A
Will you stick around for a while?
Track Name: Electric Hearts
Electric Hearts




Hurry up, hurry up, we got nowhere to run tonight.
Pick me up, pick me up, but honey just don’t waste my time
Here we come, here we come, just don’t you try to slow us down
Don’t you try! Don’t you try! To slow us down

Pretty lights, power lines, electric hearts all set on fire
Burning up, in the night, like pretty little shooting stars
Here they come, here they come, but you won’t ever know which one
Till it’s too late! It’s too late!

CHORUS
Who loves you who holds you tight
Who gets you safely through the night

Broken hearts in the rain she’ll hit you like a bullet train
Make you hers, make you hers, she’ll love you then she’ll blow yr brains
Pretty hearts, pretty hearts, all wasted like a ferris wheel
Spinnin’ ‘round! Spinnin’ round! In the night

She’s dancing like a wildfire
Split the night, split the night, with everything we feel so hard
Easy come, easy go, someone’s cryin’ on the telephone
It’s the end! It’s the end!

DOUBLE CHORUS.
Track Name: Shitsville
Down at the timber slab factory where Jeb lost his hand
Oh the government took his kids
And the bank took his house and his land

Now it ain’t nothing for him but his day’s full of night
And the empty green ones pile up
Out by the back door


Pretty in the dying light
Busted like a bare-knuckle fight
Useless like roses on graves
And out in the dying light
Ugly as a street fight
And it’s a only a-getting worse


Well I rode down into Shitsvillle
On this old motorbike
Feeling everything just slide right out from beneath me
And there’s days that I don’t feel a Goddamn thing


Pretty in the dying light
Busted like a bare-knuckle fight
Useless like roses on graves
Out in the dying light
Ugly as a street fight
And it’s only a-getting worse

Pretty in the dying light
Busted like a bare-knuckle fight
Useless like roses on graves
Out in the dying light
Ugly as a street fight
And it’s only getting worse



Been five long years since I’ve been back, to set things straight,
Guess I know sometimes there are some things better left unsaid.
Track Name: Let's Ride
(Let’s) Ride

Slow 4/4 Intro /G/C/C/G/

G C/G
Oh you never know what you got till it’s gone
C G
Yeah you never know what you had till it leaves you
Like sunshine on your back when it rains
Or the pleasures you thought they would stay
But they just turned to pains

Intro

So if you ever wanna drive them wide open roads
Like you said you did well just let me know
Call me anytime day or night
C G F C
I’ll come pick you up and we can ride ride ride
G
Through the night


D C
And I don’t wanna be just another shipwrecked on your seas
G D
How they toss me in the night how they bring me to my knees
C G
How they bring me to my knees

Solo over intro x 2
G F C
Rpt second verse with a triple ending (on “ride, ride, ride”)

Intro to end.
Track Name: Highway Song #2
Highway Song PT 2
(When The Evening Dies Blue)

Out on the highway to the tune of the dying sun
I drive fuelled by the hopes that I have
And as the evening comes down and sings me her song
I cry won’t you take me home now

As I see them planes a flyin’ overhead
I don’t wander no more to where they’re sent
My heart is safe and sound firmly on the ground
Cryin I have finally found you now

And late that night the empty bottle rolls
And somewhere the midnight bell tolls
Of fair weather or warning I just do not know
I cry won’t you take me home now

As a mistress love can be so cruel
Show you the light then blind you like a fool
(Show you her hand then play you like a fool)
And when the evening dies blue, maybe I will too
Crying won’t you take me home now
Track Name: Lucky Wheels
Lucky Wheels: 12/8.

Intro basically = F(7) to EbMaj

F Eb
Big old sun rising, here she comes again
Eb Bb(maj) Bbmin F
Shining her light down, on this tired old town

Raise yr weary head get out of yr bed

Paper in the street blowin yesterdays news around

CHORUS
Eb F
And if these lucky wheels spin then you’ll find peace
Eb Bb F
But not before you fought your share of wars
If these lucky wheels spin, then you’ll find peace
But not before you seen your share o’ scars

And you spent yr better yrs, for better or for worse
Holdin onto something, follow a dream and count the cost
And the seasons keep on passing all around you things are burning
Returning to the ground but don’t let it bring you down

CHORUS

And if these lucky wheels spin then you’ll find peace
But not before you fought your share of wars
If these lucky wheels spin, then you’ll find peace
But not before you seen your share o’ scars

Solo = same figure as intro

Don’t drink yourself to sleep dreaming small town dreams
You’ll walk these dusty roads (alone) but you want highways and flying machines
And there’s time enough for rest, so get out of this chair
Put on yr boots and get walking boy, u be going somewhere

And if these lucky wheels spin then you’ll find peace
But not before you fought your share of wars
If these lucky wheels spin, then you’ll find peace
But not before you seen your share o’ scars