WHO WHAT HOW WHY or WHEN? the eleventh song from the album “Stab”

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The final track on my most current album is called “Who What How Why or When” It is a noirish tune in six eighths time…

Who, What, How, Why and When

(Robertson 09)

DM7 F#m

Another grey day in the city

DM7 F#m

I’m feelin’ so tired and alone

DM7 Db DM7 Db

Ain’t no one around, they all left town

DM7 C#7 F#m

Or they ain’t answering their phone.

Think I’ll go down to the sea side

Sit down in that dirty white sand

Partake in the joys of all that white noise

That the waves make beating on the land.

Dm6 F#m

Then the cops arrive in a squad car

Dm6 F#m

And it’s the same thing all over again

Dm6 F#m

They got the questions but I aint got no answers

Dm6 C#7 F#m

To who what how why or when.

The a ferris wheel on the pier

Off to my right, lights up and then

It begins to go round, and I can hear the sound

Of that music caught on the wind

I can’t take any more of these questions

I can’t make up any more lies

I can’t make your day, so just go away

You’ve whittled me down to your size.

And the cops go back to their squad car

They just sit there, this never ends

They got questions, I ain’t got no answers

To who what how why or when.

It’s easy to see where this is headed

I’m goin’ home and call it a day.

They can follow me there, I really don’t care

I ain’t leavin’ til they’ve gone away

And someone is pounding on the front door

But I ain’t gonna let them come in

They got questions, I ain’t got no answers

To who what how why or when.

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