Failed Love Songs

by Toby Darling

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These are all songs written 15+ years ago, which I recently remixed using the original vocals from 2004, sung by Tali Trow.
They comprise various styles, including pop, jazz, reggae, ambient.

Videos for all songs are available here:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY6dfvc2sgI2dUwGwVVbD3Ea-663HaUdI

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released November 22, 2015

All songs (lyrics and music) by Toby Darling
Vocals by Tali Trow
Programmed by Toby Darling using Cubase Elements 8

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Toby Darling Winchester, UK

Amateur enthusiast.
Feel free to do anything you want with these tracks, I am not interested in making money from music.

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Track Name: Barrel of Tears
Barrel of Tears

Intro: D D/E Bm7 Gm*

D Am C Em Bb Am G
Lights flashing in magic colours, enjoy the fun of the fair
D Am C Em Bb Am G
Climb aboard that ferris wheel, you can see for miles from there

F C G Bm Am
Throw away your troubles, don't waste time on my sad show
F C G Bm Am D
Keep your eyes on those bright lights, playing me's not worth a go

Chorus:
C Am Em Bb D D/E Bm7 Gm
Roll up Roll up, we'll have a barrel of tears
C Am Em Bb D D/E Bm7 Gm
Roll up Roll up, see my barrel of tears

D Am C Em Bb Am G
Ride the waltzer one more time, see the faces smiling by
D Am C Em Bb Am G
Throw a penny for a candy apple, test your strength for a dime

Throw away your troubles, don't waste time on my sad show
Keep your eyes on those bright lights, it's not me you want to know

CHORUS

D Am C Em Bb Am G
Noone wants to hear my sad story, and noone wants to feel bad,
D Am C Em Bb Am G
And noone's got the time to worry, When it's so easy to be glad,

Throw away your troubles, don't waste time on my sad show
Keep your eyes on those bright lights, I'll still be here tomorrow

CHORUS
CHORUS
INTRO

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Track Name: More Than Friends
More Than Friends
Intro Am7 Em7 x4
C G
You look at me
F G C F G
With the eyes of someone to a child
C G
Laughter breaks
F G C F G
The lines of your face into a smile
Dm Am7
I kiss your cheek goodbye
Bb Am7 G
A faintest tremble in my lips
Dm Am7
Afraid to let you feel
Bb Am7 D
The passion that's hiding deep. And I want to be...
Chorus:
Am7 Em7 Am7 Em7
More than friends
Am7 Em7 Am7 Em7
More than friends
F C
Your love is not enough
Am7 G
Without your body's touch
Dm Am Em7
I need to be more than friends
We think as one
Great minds working the same way
There's no silence
Finding the right thing to say
I wish you luck
In your search for happiness
Afraid to let you know
There's no greater heart than this. And I want to be...
Chorus
F C G Am
If I told you how I feel
F C G Am
Would it turn your love to cold cold steel
F C G Am
Or would you take me in your arms
F C D
Whisper in my ear, I want to be...
Chorus
Chorus intrumental
More than friends etc
Track Name: Smoking Gun
Smoking Gun
Intro: A G F#m Bm, A G F#m G x2
A G F#m Bm
Who's this blew my life to pieces
A G F#m G
Point blank face to the floor
A G F#m Bm
Shot to kill and never misses
A G F#m G
Left me crying at an open door
D F#m Bm C
Go call the FBI
D A G
Let me tell them before I die. There's a....
Chorus:
Bm G A
Smoking gun in her hand
Bm A G
Six shells on the seat of her car
Bm G A
Finger prints on the trigger and
Bm A G Bm A G
Six bullets, right through my heart
Don't listen to her alibi
'Bout a new man in her life
Don't believe it when she sighs
It was over, she'd said goodbye
She's the one did the crime
If she says she don't love me then she's lying. There's a...
Chorus
D F#m Bm A
Let her go she'll find another
D F#m Bm A
Take the next one down the line
D F#m Bm A
Another body to recover
D A G
A trail of blood and a love that's died. There's a ....
Chorus
Chorus instrumental
Chorus etc
Track Name: Don't know Where I'm Going
Don't Know Where I'm Going

Intro: Em Bm7 x4

Em Bm7 Em Bm7 Em Bm7 Em Bm7
You could say I've lived a life of silver
C Bm7 Em Am Em Bm7 Em Bm7
Not gold but shining full of dreams
Em Bm7 Em Bm7 Em Bm7 Em Bm7
You could say I've got things to kill for
C Bm7 Em Am Em Bm7 Em Bm7
Had chances come my way it seems

C G Am Em Am
And I know I can glance at my past
C G Am Em F
And can say I've had an even chance. But I...

Chorus:
Em - D - C - D
Don't know where I'm going
Em - D - C - D
It aint nowhere I've been
Em - D - C - D
No I don't know where I'm going
Em - Am - G F Em Bm7 Em Bm7
And I don't know if I'm coming back again

Started out with all the best intentions
Worked hard to be like all the rest
Fought through all my sad addictions
Almost happy to come through second best

And I could have been a straight up guy
Cruised on neutral till the day I die. But I...

Chorus

C#m B A B
And I know its a hard world out there
C#m B A
It don't need me to tell it its not fair.

Verse Instrumental

So I guess I'll throw my dice to the wind
And go wherever they may lie
Leave my memories crying far behind
C Bm7 Em Am F
And take directions from the highway. And I...

Chorus etc
Track Name: Walking on Broken Hearts
Walking On Broken Hearts

Intro: A/Gsus4 – A/Gsus4/F# x4

A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em
Her hips sway all along the street
Gsus4 Dsus4 A+9
she smiles to everyone she meets
A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em
She’s looking like she floats on air
Gsus4 Dsus4 A+9
She leaves no sign thatshe’s passed through there

A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em
I know why she makes no sound
C Em Am G
But you hear sighs all around. Cos she’s

Chorus:
C D Em Am
Walking on broken hearts
C Em Am G
Stepping on the ghosts of the past
C B/G Am G
She shines with a soul of glass
C Em Am G
Cos she’s walking on broken hearts

A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em x2


She can drive a man insane
He won’t know till he feels the pain
Then she’s gone with no goodbyes
Left him hurting with tears in his eyes. And she’s..

Chorus

A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em x2

A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em
She won’t be back to say she’s sorry
A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em
She’s got a data and she’s in a hurry
C D Em
There’s another man she’s dying to meet
C D A/Gsus4
So just don’t look down at her feet. Cos she’s

Chorus
Instrumental: A/Gsus4 Em A/Gsus4 Em x4
Chorus
Intro
Track Name: Talking About The Weather
Talking About The Weather
Intro: G D G Em, D C Em
G D
How was it for you
G Em
For me it rained all night
D C
It can scare you
Em
When you're alone
G Bm7
Did you come to see me
C D
With something new to say
Em G
There's talk of a heavy sea
D
And I'm drowning
Chorus:
G C
So we'll stay
D Em
Talking about the weather
C G
I don't think I'll ever
Em A
Find the words to say
G C
Yeh we'll stay
D Em
Talking about the weather
C G
Maybe sometime never
Em A
You'll be mine
I feel your eyes
waiting on my lips
Quick to catch
The word Love
I'm looking at at the sky
Will the heavens open now
Like maybe they can tell me why
I'm such a fool
Chorus
Bm G
Just stay a while
A Bm
Share the space in an aching heart
G D
Better than a life apart
A
We can find a way
Chorus
Verse Instrumental
Chorus
Track Name: Out on the Roof
Out On The Roof

Intro: Dm7 Gm7 C Am7 Dm7 Am7 Gm7

Dm7 Gm7 C
So it's me and the stars
Am7 Dm7
And a borrowed guitar
Am7 Gm7
Dancing the night away
Dm7 Gm7 C
Maybe the shy moon
Am7 Dm7
Wants to play too
Am7 Gm7
Hiding from the sight of day

Out here on the tiles
We can act wild
Can drink to tomorrow
A glass of cool air
With a night owl's stare
To drown all our sorrows. We're

Chorus:
Dm7 Gm7 Bb C
Out on the roof
Dm7 Gm7 Bb C
Yeh we're out on the roof
Dm7 Am7 Bb C
No need to go back inside
Dm7 Am7 Bb C
Out here in an August sky we're
Dm7 Gm7 Bb C
Out on the roof
Dm7 Gm7 Bb C
Yeh out on the roof

A stray cat's howl
With his gang on the prowl
He knows how it feels
Put out on the street
With the shadows to eat
And trouble at his heels. He's...

Chorus (replace 'we' with 'he' for this chorus only)
Verse instrumental (Sax?)
Am7 Gm7
When morning comes around
Am7 Gm7
And it's time to come on down
Am7 Gm7
Will you open up the door
Bb C
Or leave us lying more...
Chorus
Chorus
Out on the roof etc
Track Name: I Meant to Say
I Meant To Say

Intro: Am7 Bm7 x4, C Em C Em, Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7

Am7 Bm7
Its easy to say
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
Words that cut like cold rain through your mind
C Em C Em
Take the breath from your life
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
And bring you down

It's easy to watch
The tears that grow like pearls in your eyes
Take away your soft disguise
And bring you down

Am7
I never tried
G Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
To tell you how I'd feel inside
Am7 G
If you ever ran and left me
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
High and Dry

Chorus:
Am7 G
I meant to say
F Em Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
How I miss your face close to mine
Am7 G F Em
And I'm sorry for all the times I made you cry
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
When I meant to say 'I Love You'

Am7 G
Words can catch you unawares
F Em
Make you seem like you don't care
Am7 G
Turn your meaning upside down
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7
Turn a glance into a frown

Verse Intrumental

Chorus

It's easy to hear
The sound of a slowly closing door
And the silence that comes with being alone
Evermore

Verse instr etc
Track Name: Waste it on a Song
Waste It On A Song

Intro Em D Em C-G Bm7 C Em D

D Am
Singing’s easy
C G
Hear the feeling in your voice
Bm7 C
Telling the world bout your sad life
Em
Like you can strum it all away

Living’s hard
Learn to do the right thing
Put those words into action
So you can sort it all out

Bm7 C
It’s so simple
Am7 D
To pick up that old guitar. And...

Chorus:
Em D
Just waste it on a song
Em C - G
Like it’ll fix those wrongs
Bm7 C
Cheer you up the whole night long
Em D
Just waste it on a song

Say it to a page
Or a room that doesn’t hear
Nobody’s gonna catch those words
While you’re playing

Don’t catch their eyes
keep your sight on the frets
Like telling your problems to your fingers
Is gonna make it all come right

Its so simple
If words could make you strong

Chorus

Am D
And every bar and every phrase
Am D
That flows from your mind
C G
Aint worth a note in the wind
Am7
If you can’t face yourself

Chorus etc
Track Name: Little Girl Blue
Little Girl Blue

Intro: Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7 x4
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
Hiding under covers
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
Shielding your face
C D Am7 G
Your mind’s a maze of colours
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
In a cold and lonely place

Talking in whispers
Eyes screwed up tight
Your dreams are full of monsters
In a gothic stormy night

Chorus 1:
G D Am7 C
Little girl blue
G D C
You lost all your sheep
G D Am7 C
You’ll never get to sleep
Em C D
Like a child

Missing out on friendship
Skipping of from school
There’s a tremble on your lip
And your eyes are brimming full

Chorus 2:
Little girl blue
What you been through
What did they do
To make you wild

Verse instrumental

Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
Little girl blue
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
What scared you so
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
Something only you can know
Cmaj7 Em7 Am7 Em7
And never tell
C D Em Am
Keep it deep inside
C D Em Am
Where only demons hide
C D Em Am
And don’t let those sighs
C Em Am7
Ever reach the sky
Chorus 1
Chorus 2