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#1,581 today Peak #40
#206 in subgenre today Peak #8
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J. Wrabek dba Outside Services Ltd.
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2014
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September 05, 2014
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MP3 4.9 MB, 128 kbps, 5:21
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[4/4, slow two-step] PLAYING IN THE RUINS (2014) --J. Wrabek 1. C F C I can still remember when the rockets flew the sky; G Then one day, they went away, and no one told us why; F Perhaps they found a better place C Am To settle, up in outer space, C Leaving us down here to face G C Not knowing how to fly. 2. That truck outside still looks real nice, though it hasn’t run for years; Something’s wrong inside its brain that no one can repair; Besides, it runs on gasoline— Ain’t had that stuff since ‘Ought-sixteen— But it’s fun to sit behind the window screen And pretend I ain’t stuck here. CHORUS: We’re just playing in the ruins of what people left before; Things don’t work, and we don’t know how to fix them any more; They made things last forever—don’t know what they had in mind… We’re just playing in the ruins of the things they left behind. 3. The kids still got them pocket phones, but they don’t know what they’re for; They’re just pretty things to have around, and trade like baseball cards; They think I’m crazy when I say You could talk to people far away No one does that stuff today— Just getting around is hard. 4. We had outside lights that shined so bright you never saw the stars; Water came in bottles, and people came in cars; The grocery store had winter food That someone somewhere warmer grew-- I guess that stuff was bad for you, We don’t do it any more. CHORUS: We’re just playing in the ruins of what people left before; Things don’t work, and we don’t know how to fix them any more; They made things last forever—don’t know what they had in mind… We’re just playing in the ruins of the things they left behind. INSTRUMENTAL BREAK BRIDGE: F C So the world’s a little smaller now, but you can see the sky at night G C Ev’ryone’s on the baseball team, and we always play outside; F The doctor comes by now and then C Am When he’s found a little medicine C And we still have milk and eggs for him G C Even though his patients died. CHORUS: We’re just playing in the ruins of what people left before; Things don’t work, and we don’t know how to fix them any more; They made things last forever—don’t know what they had in mind… We’re just playing in the ruins of the things they left behind. TAG: C G C -- F -- C – G -- C We’re just playing in the ruins of the things… they left behind. ©2014 J. Wrabek dba Outside Services Ltd. All the usual rights reserved just in case.
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