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UTICA BROKEN DOWN by Ray Tutaj Jr.

Em7           Dma7   Em7                Dma7

Little Town, Utica, What has come, over you

Em7          Dma7               Em7      Dma7

Tornado, Touching down, Utica is broken down.

Cma7                          Bbma7

Sirens they sound, the sky spins around,

Dma7                    Cma7                        Em Cma7 D*

Twisting the town, Hell has come down

Em7                     Dma7           Em7              Dma7

People Cried and people died, buildings fell under the spell

Em7              Dma7                      Em7                    Dma7

In a flash, the town was changed, broken down and rearranged

Cma7                          Bbma7

Sirens they sound, the sky spins around,

Dma7                    Cma7                         Em Cma7

Run to the ground, Hell has come down

Em7                         Dma7

The camera’s eye is never shy

Em7                        Dma7

People came, from far and wide

Em7                         Dma7                 Em7         Dma7

Across the land, the people see, the misery, in History

Em7   Dma7

Utica, Illinois

Cma7                            Bbma7

What can you say when lives blow away

Dma7                             Cma7                     Em Cma7 Em Cma7

Who knows the way, the wind blows today

 

MESSAGE for GOD by Ray Tutaj Jr.

I gotta message for God

I gotta message for God

It seems we all want to know

Tell us why, tell us why, oh why?

Why is there such tragedy?

Oh won’t you help us to see?

Help us please understand

All the pain, all the hurt in your plan

when disaster has come,

There’s tragedy all around

When something’s got to be done

Please don’t run, please don’t leave us alone on our own

I gotta message for God

I gotta message for God

It seems we all want to know

Tell us why, tell us why, oh why?

They say you got the world in your hand

They say you spin it at your command

So can you hear the voice of the people singing

Oh dear Lord Can’t you see us crying?

SOLO with A section

when misfortune has come

There’s misery all around

So many lives are cut down

It’s so sad, it’s so bad, could you please lend a hand?

I gotta message for God

I gotta message for God

It seems we all want to know

Tell us why, tell us why oh why?

Tell us why, tell us why oh why?

People cry and they cry oh why?

Written by Ray Tutaj Jr.Aug 2000

HAPPY and FREE by Ray Tutaj Jr.

Intro D G D G D A Cadd9 G/B D w slide?

D                             G

People want to be , happy and free

D                                 G

People want to see, the world at peace

D                               A                  Cadd9 G/B D

Do you hear, do you hear, do you hear -------- Me

D                                 G

People want to live without any fear

D                                       G

People want to know, that life can be fair

D                              A                  Cadd9 G/B D

Do you hear, do you hear, do you hear -------- Me

Bm7                              E7      Bm7                                 E7

Give us some peace of mind, life is tough enough you’ll find my friend

Bm7                      E7                      G                         A                 D

If you could be so kind, you know love can make the whole world sing,

         G                          A                 D

I say love can make the whole world sing

D                               G

People want to live in harmony

D                                    G

We just want an end to misery

D                               A                 Cadd9 G/B D

Do you hear, do you hear, do you hear -------- Me

D                               A                 Cadd9 G/B D

Do you hear, do you hear, do you hear -------- Me

RELEASE HERE

D                                       G

Working all our lives, the money’s all spent

D                                               G

Higher cost of living, can’t you lower the rent

D                               A                 Cadd9 G/B D

Do you hear, do you hear, do you hear -------- Me

Bm7                              E7     Bm7                                  E7

Give us some peace of mind, life is tough enough you’ll find my friend

Bm7                      E7                    G                          A                  D

If you could be so kind you know love can make the whole world sing,

          G                         A                 D

I say love can make the whole world sing

D                                      G

People want to laugh and have a good time

D                                 G

Sing a happy song, it makes you feel fine

D                        A                  Cadd9 G/B D

It’s alright, it’s alright, do you hear --------me?

D                         A                 Cadd9 G/B D

It’s alright, it’s alright, do you hear -------- Me

D G D G D A Cadd9 G/B D

 

 

IS IT REALLY THAT HARD?  by Ray Tutaj Jr.

Is it really that hard, to make a peaceful world,

Where people can live, in simple harmony?

Is it really that hard, to lend a helping hand?

In a time of need, we got to take a stand, try to understand.

I believe, I believe in the power of love,

Mighty wonders it can do, the highest mountains it can move.

Don’t we know, we endanger our own soul,

When we disregard the Golden Rule, in the end we are the fool.

Is it really that hard, to be a peaceful man

To show goodwill, it’s easy if you try

Is it really that hard, to see the other side?

Cause when you think you’re right, you really could be wrong, you really could be wrong.

Everywhere, all around the world

There’s people just like you and me, hoping someday to be free

Do you believe, the answer is not war?

So many lives are left undone, In the end whose really won?

Everybody, all join hands

Every people, all across the land.

Did you imagine there’s no country or religion?

Just the sky above you, and dreams that you believe in.

Now life is precious to me, as it is to you my friend,

Please don’t try to bring me down.

 

Is it really that hard, to give away a smile

To give a little love, could you be so kind?

Is it really that hard, to make a peaceful world

Where people can live, in simple harmony? Good ole Harmony


PRETTY PICTURE by Ray Tutaj Jr.

INTRO Cmaj7 to Fmaj7 (8th fret here) [twice]

Cma7

Such a pretty picture, I see your beauty,

Fma7

Shining in the light, beautiful sight

Cma7

Looking like a sculpture, in the camera’s eye

Fma7

Gotch in your prime, you can stop the time

 

F#m7b5                                Fma7

Pictures are forever if you keep them like a treasure

F#m7b5                                Fma7

Pictures are forever if you keep them like a treasure

Cma7

Such a work of wonder, so natural, and

Fma7

Pleasing to the eye, let me see you smile

Cma7

Black and White or color, We can capture

Fma7

This moment here in time, in the light I see.

 

F#m7b5                               Fma7

Pictures are forever if you keep them like a treasure

F#m7b5                                Fma7

Pictures are forever if you keep them like a treasure

Cma7                            Fmaj7

Such a pretty picture, picture of you

Cma7                           Fmaj7

Such a pretty picture, picture of you

 

 

Dm7                                             Dm7b5/Ab

Nothing’s more exciting than a living piece of art

Cma7                                         C7

All the beauty you possess, you truly do express

Fma7                                           F#m7b5

Like a flower in full bloom, my senses they begin to zoom

Am/G                           F#m7b5

See the light shining down on you

Fma7                             G6add9

Such a pretty picture, such a pretty picture of you

Cmaj7 Fma7 (8th fret voicing here)

Cma7                            Fma7

Such a pretty picture, picture of you

Dm7                                      Dm7b5/Ab

Like a pretty sunset, don’t let it slip away

Cma7                                        C7

time will do its best with us, then we fade away

Fma7                                                F#m7b5

But pictures are forever and they capture us today

Am/G                            F#m7b5

See the light shining down on you

Am/G                           F#m7b5

See the light shining down on you

Fma7                               G6add9

Such a pretty picture, such a pretty picture of you

Cma7                             Fma7

Such a pretty picture, picture of you

Cma7 (cross bar) to Dm11 add E repeat and fade out with reverb

 

Give a Little Love

Ray Tutaj Jr Oct 03

Life should be good, yes you really know it should

Come along sing your song, you can sing it all night long

Have a little fun now, have some fun, don’t hold back your smile.

Life’s too short for crying baby

Look for some excitement now

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love now , al-- right

Give a little love,

Come, come along, won’t you take a ride with me

Where there’s no war, there’s just only love and peace

Have a little fun now, have some fun, music makes me smile

Life’s too short for crying baby

Look for some excitement now

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love now, al - right

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love now,

RELEASE

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love now, al-- right

Give a little love,

Come, come along, won’t you take a ride with me

Where there’s no war, there’s just only love and peace

Have a little fun now, have some fun, music makes me smile

Life’s too short for crying baby

Look for some excitement now

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love, hey hey

Give a little love now, yeah yeah

 

I THANK YOU ALL Song by Ray Tutaj Jr March 04

All the people, friends and family, I do love you all

I Thank you for being part of my life, you made me smile and I thank you all.

Kevin, Gary, Jason, Connie, Chucky, Johnny and Judy too

Donnie, Daniel, David, Justin, Kyle, hello Mario

Thank you for being part of my life

You made me smile and I thank you all, I Thank You All

If I could stop the hands of time for you

If I could give you all your dreams to you

Nathan, Matthew, Sharon, Gina, Cory, Herbie and Ron (what’s going on)

Tommy, Tyler, Kylan, Harv and Lynne, Douglas, Steven. and Tony and James,

Thank You for being part of my life

You made me smile and I thank you all, I thank you all.

SOLO

Thank You for being part of my life

You made me smile and I thank you all, I thank you all.

If I could stop the hands of time for you

If I could give you all your dreams to you

Beatles, Leland, Mary, Anna, Irene, Butchy, and Ruby oh Ruby

Mother, Father, brothers, Sisters, Ruthy, Bobby and Wayne

Thank you for being part of my life

You made me smile and I thank you all, I Thank You All

 

 

 

 

Church Bells fade in and out at end of the CD.
 
There are many sound effects included on the CD.  We have rain, thunder, creaking door, door slam, wind, gunshots, sirenes, speeding cars, camera shutters, crashing sounds, and church bells!

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