Accidents with Girls

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released March 14, 2016

Kurt Chaboyer, voice, guitar
David Ratelle, classical guitar
Pierre-Alexandre Maranda, double bass
Jérémie Cloutier, cello

Words and music by Kurt Chaboyer, except White Curtains and Albuquerque Armadilllo: music by David Ratelle, words by Kurt Chaboyer. Classical guitar and cello arrangements by David Ratelle.

Sound engineers: Don Murnaghan and Nataq Huault

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The Best Reception Montreal, Québec

Chamber orchestra songs for your quarters. The baritone voice of Kurt Chaboyer. The award-winning fingers of classical guitarist David Ratelle. Double bass, cello and accidents with girls, for evenings when reception is best.

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Track Name: This Ain't the Song
This Ain’t the Song – Kurt Chaboyer

Instrumental Intro:
D A
D G Em
D A G E
D G DF#mA A

D A
Don’t take the long way to get there,
D G Em
Don’t shine your shoes or comb your hair.
D A G E
Hey, behold, the day is growing old,
D G D F#m A A
And tonight, they say, it’s the best reception.

Don’t hesitate or finish up.
Come out, come out and try your luck.
Don’t miss out like you did the last time,
D G D F#m A A A A
Cause tonight they say it’s the best reception.

F#m G
And you’ve got the right to your heart of leather,
Em A7
And to your face so long.
F#m G
And you were as light as a forlorn feather,
D A7
But you’re wrong, this ain’t the song.

INSTRUMENTAL (over A section)
D A
D G Em
D A G E
D G DF#mA A

D A
Don’t dwell on the afterlife,
D G Em
Put down the naked picture of your ex-wife.
D A G E
Don’t miss out like you did the last time,
D G D F#m A A A A
Cause tonight they say it’s the best reception.

F#m G
And you’ve got the right to your heart of leather,
Em A7
And to your face so long.
F#m G
And you were as light as a forlorn feather,
D A7
But you’re wrong, this ain’t the song.

Don't take the long way to get there.
There’s no time to lose or stop and stare.
Hey, behold, the day is growing old,
D G D F#m A A A A
And tonight they it’s the best reception.


INSTRUMENTAL (over B section)
F#m G Em A7
F#m G D A7 D
Track Name: Man Needs Cave
MAN NEEDS CAVE – Kurt Chaboyer

Instrumental:
Gm D7 Eb F Bb….Bb

Verse !:
Bb Gm D7 D7
Kill the lights when you leave.
Eb F Bb Bb
This man, he don’t want you to see.
Bb Gm D7 D7
He’s gonna jump, jump and fall,
Eb F Bb Bb
Run this heart along his sleeve.
Eb F Bb D7 Eb Eb
Every Neanderthal, needs a place that he can call,
Bb F Bb Bb
Home from those more highly evolved.

Verse 2:
If he grins and bears his teeth,
Give him his millennium to grieve
Far from Carlos and Jesus,
Where he’s the fittest on the loose.
Man needs cave, where he ain’t no slave,
Where he can do no wrong.

Refrain:
Eb F Bb D7 Eb Eb
This glyph represents, this picture reads
Eb F Bb D7 Gm Gm
These figures run, these colours bleed.
Gm D7 Gm D7 Eb Eb
This engine needs the dark to locate the spark
Bb F Bb Bb
And bring it in a lantern that’s true.

Instrumental (like half a verse):
Bb Gm D7 D7
Eb F Bb Bb

Verse 2:
She’s all cute, and she’s the one.
She goes to forage in the sun.
Her slender figures and her thumbs,
Give her the grip to get things done.
A corner needs two walls, a phone needs calls.
I don’t hear it ring.

Refrain

Instrumental:
Gm D7 Eb F Bb….Bb

Verse 3:
And reflected in her knife,
is how science saves a life
And how its method is betrayed
By sudden rattlesnakes and earthquakes
Every modern ape needs to swing through the landscape
That was once wet and green.

Refrain

Instrumental:
Gm D7 Eb F
Gm D7 Eb F Bb 
Track Name: Accidents with Girls
ACCIDENTS WITH GIRLS

Lightning strikes, then the dice roll,
Accidents with girls, no control
Little pieces of glass, in our hair and down our backs,
Sparkling diamonds of the past.

Tearing down the storm-tossed coast with Victor's cousin Wendy,
Late for her Vinyasa, a pretty passenger, and I just wanna do good
She's reading my rights to me, when nothing I can do, suddenly,
From the deep a dolphin leaps and lands, smack on the hood.
Next thing I know, I see Wendy hanging upside down and smiling,
“I'm alive,” she says, “and I've never ever been quite in this position before.”
Sherriff on the radio says, “This time the fish and machine are dead.
Looks like the humans, they survived.”

ACCIDENTS WITH GIRLS, RISKY ENDEAVOURS
FLASHLIGHTS AND EYES, INTO THE EVER.

Lightning strikes, then the dice roll,
Accidents with girls, no control.


Fish checks into a room at the back, leaves a trail of scales like broken glass,
Takes off his helmet, and slips off his pack
Knocks a picture off the wall, just can't relax, turns on the CBC,
takes out a torch, two knives and a piece of old Afghanistan.
Happy animal on a bed, perhaps a thought enters his head,
He rolls around, knocks the receiver off the telephone,
What's the one thing worse, he says,
Than accidents with girls? I'll tell ya, it's accidents alone.

ACCIDENTS WITH GIRLS, RISKY ENDEAVOURS
FLASHLIGHTS AND EYES, INTO THE EVER.

Lightning strikes, then the dice roll,
Accidents with girls, no control.
Little pieces of glass, in our hair and in the grass
Sparkling diamonds of the past.
Track Name: Edge of a Smile
EDGE OF A SMILE - Kurt Chaboyer

They say that I'm lonesome, the verdict is true,
The motive unknown is you.
They whisper a wreck should lay by the sea,
Not drift on the wind down the street.

Say it's a secret, it ain't a lie,
A question that's cornered,
In the edge of a smile.

All the king's horses and all the king's men,
The tall lonesome pines and the moon.
"I Fall to Pieces" - I sing it to them,
Saving them all for who.

You can't measure lonesome, to try is to lose,
It's set like a table for two.