The Only Other Diner

capo 2
C Am F G
I don’t believe in destiny, I don’t believe in “has to be”
I don’t believe there’s only one true love for anyone
F G
but since the day I met you I knew that you were right for me

you’re the only other diner in my little restaurant
you may not be the only one there is but you’re the only one I want

menu’s so extensive you blanch and put it down
lettuce sit together and I’ll show you around
grill me all you want about what’s on the fare
I’ll clarify it so you know I really knead you there
chorus

I’ll never mince my words if you promise not to stir
and if you’re in a pickle I’m your restaurateur
I’m fondue your dressing it suits you to a tea
if you want to caper some I’m in hominy
chorus

F C
I’d really stew if someone tried to poach you
When it comes to bussing I can coach you
Am C
We could stay out late, Sharing a blue plate Or going a la carte
G
Your eyes, your lips, my heart [ mush ]

chorus x2 and vamp on C

Another Shore

capo 2
C Am F C G

It’s dark out on the horizon The sea and the sky are blue and gray
C Am F G C
Behind me there’s a glow above the hills I’ll be gone before the break of day
Used to be a darkness in my life Soul stuck in a long dark night
Maybe somewhere past that horizon Is what I hope will help to put me right

F C • F C G
I’ll take that ship wherever it goes where I’ll end up heaven knows
Em [4455] Am [4555] Em Am
nothing wrong with where I am but I’ve seen it all before
F C G F C
so I’ll take that ship and sail away and fi-ind another shore G F C

The world is round, everyone knew From long before Columbus rode the foam
Circles have no end and no beginning No matter where you head you’re heading home
chorus G F C

vagabonding, wanderlust, or travel whatever you call it’s all the same
restless rambling trek toward that horizon to see the world without a picture frame
chorus G F C

Some folks are content to stay at home Some of us can barely keep still
Some of you might want to come along Down the road and over that next hill
chorus, repeat last line 2x

Count Our Days

intro one instrumental verse / Heb 3:13 Ps 90:12
0022 0033 0055 0033
count our days search for wisdom put it in our hearts
sail our ship from star to star following the charts
F C G
as long as we can call it today
as long as we can call it today

count our days search for truth filling up our mind
sail our ship from star to star treasure what we find
chorus

D C
find that precious pearl
treasure in a field
count our days to wisdom          E
patient till the time comes to be healed

instrumental verse

count our days search for wisdom share it as we go
sail our ship from star to star carry seeds to sow
count our days search for truth filling up our mind
sail our ship from star to star treasure what we find
count our days search for wisdom put it in our hearts
sail our ship from star to star following the charts
chorus x2

outro one instrumental verse
end on C (not Csus4)

Fancy Tie Knot

intro C G G C

thought I was a snappy dresser
then I met you, eyeful of your natural style
nothing I could do
your fancy tie knot sharp lapels
pocket square design • Italian loafers razor creases
man you’re looking fine • your fancy tie knot Rolex watch
studded pinky ring • thought I was a snappy dresser but
I don’t know a thing

my double-Windsor silk Garcia
hid inside my coat; your double-breasted mohair suit
really got my goat
your fancy tie knot sharp lapels
pocket square design • Italian loafers razor creases
man you’re looking fine • your fancy tie knot Rolex watch
studded pinky ring • thought I was a snappy dresser but
I don’t know a thing

some tie a fancy bow
or stick it with a pin, when they see your fancy tie knot
they take it on the chin
your fancy tie knot sharp lapels
pocket square design • Italian loafers razor creases
man you’re looking fine • your fancy tie knot Rolex watch
studded pinky ring • thought I was a snappy dresser but
I don’t know a thing
thought I was a snappy dresser but
I don’t know a thing

Sleeping Lie

Em D C B7 [2122]
shirtsleeve wipe the window grime
your bark weaker all the time
don’t see you but you’re out there I can tell
shaggy coat too far away to smell

back and forth, closer every pass
you think you see me looking through the glass
shadow of coal pacing hot
you think you’re gonna take me but you’re not
C B7
hand on the doorknob, I know

I won’t turn my back [x3]
for you today

I don’t pace I don’t shake I don’t freak out
once in a while I can’t help but peek out
you’re not close enough to bite
you’re still there prowling my night
I lean against the door, I know
chorus

C
I hit the light your eyes glow red
D
you whimper and cower and duck your head
Em
thought you’d come to me to get fed
D C B7
I’ll laugh out loud when I know you’re dead

you used to knock me down, get on my back
work your fangs to hear my spine crack
worry my neck like you were killing a rat
you and I we’re way past that
kick that door open, now I know
chorus

Biochemystery

I gave up coffee and chocolate and tea
to see if it might help me get well
10 days of headaches, kitten weak
there wasn’t any difference I could tell

so I had a cup of pricey Irish tea
it tasted like cardboard in a cup
eased my way into a pot of decaf
the icepick in my head wouldn’t give up

you think it’s logical and simple
like tuning up the engine in a car
start messing with the biochemystery
it’s glad to show you just how wrong you are

the cocktail of meds I take each day
warn about mixing them with drinking
the effects, they say, might be amplified
and yes, I know exactly what you’re thinking

make your heart rejoice with half a glass of red
but what really happens isn’t much fun
without overindulgence or waiting till the morning
take my hangover to bed, ’cause I’m done

you think it’s logical and simple
like tuning up the engine in a car
start messing with the biochemystery
it’s glad to show you just how wrong you are

when I was a kid I was skinny as a stick
distance runner, and played baseball
bought my graduation suit from the children’s section
wasn’t long until I outgrew it all

half a century I’ve been trying to eat right
I don’t drink soda; rarely touch red meat
big old salad is my favorite lunch
but biochemistry has me beat

you think it’s logical and simple
like tuning up the engine in a car
start messing with the biochemystery
it’s glad to show you just how wrong you are