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You can't just assume everyone wants to have sex with you by Richard Garvey

by Richard Garvey

I’m a clumsy lover I make a lot of mistakes Not just in the bedroom But all along the way Because you can’t just assume Everyone wants to have sex with you But if it makes you feel better You can day dream But don’t slip too far from reality Because it’s true Sad but true Not everyone you find attractive Will be attracted to you And it's truer Somehow more true If you’re an asshole who doesn’t respect people’s boundaries Because you can’t just assume Everyone wants to have sex with you But if it makes you feel better You can masturbate Become a better person Invite someone else to play. Yahoo with your yahoo V1: C / F / G / C / CH: C / G / Am / F / G // C // V2 : C / F / G / C / X2 CH: C / G / Am / F / G // C //
Penny Lane 02:16
Penny Lane Penny lane Don’t be shy Take me home with you Show me your rock collection Lysergic acid You’re not even 25 But you still get me high Teach me how to fly Don’t let me go Go alone Go this alone As we come up You let me feel Your heart beating in your chest Its racing but you say you’re fine For some reasons Were still alive There is meaning in the pictures And colours of your mind Chorus Instrumental / Bridge And all the streetlights stream into one Psychedelic rainbow of love for everyone Goddess spins a hula hoop around her waist We’re back in outer space Like when we made love Chorus There’s a dark place In all of us That we must face When our fears subside But Penny lane you’re all joy and light Singing through the night Chorus X 2 CHORDS VERSE Eb Bb Ab Eb X 2 CHORUS Eb Bb Ab Eb BRIDGE Eb Ab Eb Bb Cm Gm Bb X 2
Blue Skies 02:26
Good morning blue skies The rainbows un-tied My heart strings unravel With your eyes Am I seeing double No I’m having no trouble Giving into this Letting go with it The sound of your voice The warmth of your kiss All my life How could I but love you Hula-hoop in the hall Sundress on the floor I think I’ll stay here a while Make the home I’ve been longing for I’m trying to open my eyes And focus through Tears I have been crying Hiding from you What kind of man Doesn’t know where he stands Til he’s fallen How could I but love you Chords Bb Bb/Dm Eb F X 2 [x4] Cm C F F7 Eb Dm Eb F Bb
I was a lover So patient and kind I was a lover So faithful and blind Desperate to live Anxious to die I felt alone I felt the dark I felt the world being torn apart Like poetry ripped from the page into the fire Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken I bought the truth I bought the lie I bought the mystery into my life I held the sign like a warrior that time I heard the footsteps I heard the sirens I heard the trump resound in key and in time With no one left standing to hold the front line Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken Resistance to silence, movement to stand still Some fight to win but some fight to kill Open palm or clenched fist Not everyone can choose What justice might look like Or know how it feels to lose So I drank myself empty I drank myself dry I drank myself til I almost went blind Show me the proof there’s a reason to try I’ve held the bible, I’ve held my tongue I’ve held a blade, regretting what I’ve done No one stood near me No father no son Unheard, Unheard, Soft spoken Wickeder souls, than mine have been saved Younger men have gone to the grave Love don’t surrender Where hatred betrays Blood on the welcome mat Home of the brave CHORDS // capo 3 Verse Gm Am x 3 C Bb Am chorus Gm Am x3 Bridges Dm Gm C F Am Dm Gm C Bb Am
I’ve got a closet full of clothes A suitcase full of holes. Guess I ain’t going nowhere There’s a monkey on my back Where I used to wear my pack Guess I ain’t going nowhere This may be a blessing in disguise This may be the day I lose my mind Open up my mind I’ve got a pocket full of cash But I got to pay it back Guess I ain’t going nowhere I got a ticket for a plane But they mis-spelled my name Guess I ain’t going nowhere This may be the day I lose my mind This may be the truth I finally find Open up my mind When conditions are adverse They might just get worse Every little thing you do Someone’s got their eye on your Your bank account Your fingertips Your smartphone Your breath mints There’s nothing you can do I’ve got a trunk full of drugs I stole from some kids Guess I ain’t going nowhere Are these the psychedelic sort I feel it coming on Guess I ain’t going nowhere This may be the truth I finally find Let, let it be the day I finally fly Open up my mind Verse: Bb Dm Gm F X 2 Chorus : Eb F Bb Gm Eb F Bb C F F7 Bridge : Gm Dm F Gb G Ab Bb Bbm F F7
Firecracker 02:07
Met a firecracker, real sassafrass Said come around the corner baby try my grass Said no I won’t go Gotta get back home. Hot lover in my bed, hot supper on the stove. But I hope, hope you know I can sense your heart of stone. Don’t don’t you dare Freeze me to the bone With that stare. She coaxed me in with cocaine and apple pie Said Damiao you can’t get straight if you don’t get high. There’s a coward in my head with no sex appeal. Won’t show you any skin. Just tells ya how he feels. Chorus Babe don’t be a loser Just be my lover I’ll treat you real good Just don’t blow my cover. Said no I got another. She’s a real fine doll. I wrap her up in cellophane And waltz her down the hall Chorus Verse: Dm A7 X 8 Chorus : Bb A7 X4
Art Like War 03:03
Give me time like medicine Art like war I had patience but it’s ending I’ve have hungered for no more Death on the streets Hatred on the walls Give me mercy in the breadline Take my justice in the courts Mock it in your headlines Watch it like a sport Death on the streets Hatred on the walls Show me how to make a living Can you be an honest man With a foot in the door Of an industry so rotten Self-serving to the core Blood on your hands Smile on your face There’s no audience for your insanity That’s what makes a star shine bright Never ever burn out Night after night Blood on your hands Smile on your face Bless me like a father That never wanted his child to grow Be silent when we want answers Become violent when you lose control Whiskey on your breath Gas in the tank Make your hands into fists And tell me I am strong enough to fight you back Hold me in your arms Let me go like a regret Whiskey on your breath Gas in the tank Capo 3 Dm Am C Em X2 Dm Am X2
I think I need a little time To collect my thoughts Been running hard Against the wind To leave behind where I am not Finding truth, finding truth All these songs, all my life Nothing else that I could do Turn the process Into a product The industry won’t dance with you Finding truth, finding truth Maybe you ought Take that sign down That says your for sale Til you ready To pack it up And be sure that you won’t fail I’m feeling tired Of writing songs That I can sing into a paper cup You take the wire And hold it up To you ears and let it be enough Finding truth, finding truth CHORDS VERSE Eb Fm Bb Eb X 2 CHORUS Fm Eb Abminor Bb BRIDGE Fm Bb Eb Gm Cm X 2
Plastic lover Disposable cup Tinder swipe One more easy fuck. And I’ll become A poly sex freak Philanthropist. Healing circle Jerk off bliss And I’ll become. Ok cupid. Don’t be stupid Show me a dick pic The size of your wallet And I’ll be become Your best friends lover Deep throat communicator Open mouth kiss Empty your relationshit. And I’ll become CHORDS intro Bb C Bb x 4 A Bb
There’s a flaw in every lover There’s a squeak in every bed There’s a mystery unravelling In all the words we left unsaid So my lovers all wear blindfolds And my neighbours all wear ear plugs Its the perfect day my dear To screw the week away in bed. So take care of yourself well lover Take care of yourself well friend Take care of yourself well lover Take care of yourself well friend There’s a whore on every corner There’s a drunk on every bench Welcome to downtown Kitchener Even I used to be able to afford the rent But the condo’s are almost finished And the yuppies are moving in There’s a new arts festival every weekend. But they tell me they’re not hiring Chorus There’s a fine line Between Knowing yourself And being full of yourself There’s a finer line Between Knowing your shit And being full of shit. I could not imagine A world without you. CHORDS Bb F Eb F


3rd full length studio album by Richard Garvey.

pre-order physical copy


released April 1, 2019



Richard Garvey - Voice, Guitar
Minnie Heart - Bass
Bill Howard - Drums, Electric Guitar
Keenan Reimer Watts - Piano, Rhodes, Voice
JoJo Worthington - Voice
Laura Sones - Voice
Chante Jones - Trumpet
Kim Regimbal - Clarinet, Saxophones
Jack Cooper - Baritone
Group vocals - Elisabeth, Steve, Juniper, Suzanne, Alison, Silas, Richard, Aly, Leah, Taylor, Allie, Francesca, Sam, Julia, Dave, Madison, Laura, Dan & more

Dave Pike - Recording Engineer / Editing
Richard Garvey - Producer
William Crann - Mixing/Editing (Ponderosa Sound Recording co)
Dylan King - Mastering (Northaura Studios)

Shaela Kinting - Artwork
All songs by Richard Garvey

Thank you

Dave Pike for being super patient and capturing all the sounds!
Shaela Kinting for taking my rough ideas and making something fantastic.

The Ever-Lovin Jug Band for their amazing versatile talents.
Chante, Kim & Jack for tooting your horns.
Jojo the ultimate harmonizer. Keenan for tackling & tickling the keys.
Steve Mock, Brian Otto, Alison Feuerwerker, Jon Farmer, Alison Corbett, Allison Brown, Dan Henshall, Dan Belgue, Brockenshire Lemiski, Bashu Naimi Roy, Anthony Damiao, Megan McCaffrey, Josef Bell, Evan Ossington, Kaleb Hikele, The Belle Miners, Travis Latam, Jenn Lyon, Sarah Pearson, Sean Campbell, Alex Szaflarska, Polly Edwards, Nathan Vexler

Thanks to Together We’re Bitter brewery, Neruda Arts, Hold the Line crew, Artswells Festival. Thanks to Isabel Cisterna & Janice Jo Lee.
Thank you to my Patreon supporters.

So many people have helped me over the years.
Thanks to everyone who hosts me for a concert, lets me sleep on their couch, comes to a show, buys an album, & sings-along. Thank you to music


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Richard Garvey

Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

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