It’s Unconditional

It’s Unconditional (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

86 BPM

 

Capo F#
VERSE

D A D A D E B

CHORUS

F# C# D A / F# C# D E / F# D C# A / G# F# A G# C#
 

VERSE

I’ll tell you I like it when it’s right
I’ll take it when it’s wrong
It’s unconditional
 
Lean back i’m right here
I’m looking out, have no fear
It’s unconditional
 
So the place is right but the time is off
I’ll come find you if you’re lost
It’s unconditional
 

CHORUS

When you’re heart has broke in two
Or maybe burned a bridge or two
One thing left that you can do
Call on me
You can call on me
 

VERSE

Say my name
I’ll be right there
With out condition
 
I’ll know from way over here
I’ll know from all the way over here
 
Say my name I’ll be right there
I’ll know even if I am way over here
It’s unconditional
 
When we walk side-by-side
It’s the best part of this life
It’s unconditional
 

CHORUS

When you’re heart has broke in two
Or maybe burned a bridge or two
One thing left that you can do
Call on me
You can call on me
 
If the levee breaks and the rivers fill
Sky opens and take your will
If there’s nothing up that hill
Call on me
You can call on me
 
 

Keep Me in an Easy Place to Find

Keep Me in an Easy Place to Find (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

138 BPM

 

VERSE

E D 3X / C B / C B C D

CHORUS

G C B A

BREAK

A C D C# / A C D C# C D

OUTRO

C G
 

CHORUS

Keep me in an easy place to find
If I’m ever out of your sight
Keep me in an easy place to find
I’ll wait for you all through the night
 

VERSE

When the wolves start to barking
And the bandits hit the road
When the new moon can’t guide your way
If your next step is unknown
 
You are welcome any time
I have an easy place to find
 

CHORUS

Keep me in an easy place to find
If I’m ever out of your sight
Keep me in an easy place to find
I’ll wait for you all through the night
 

VERSE

If the ground starts to quakin’
And in the earth a great divide
When a bridge cant be built
To get you to the other side
 
When the tide goes out
Revealing rocks below
Rest assured that you know
You’ve got a safe place to go
You are welcome any time
I have an easy place to find
 

BREAK

Well keep me in an easy place to find
If I’m ever out of your sight
You know my easy place to find
Don’t make me wait all night
 

CHORUS

Keep me in an easy place to find
If I’m ever out of your sight
Keep me in an easy place to find
I’ll wait for you all the night
 
Keep me in an easy place to find
If I’m ever out of your sight
 

OUTRO

Well keep me safe in your sight
And don’t you make me wait all night
 
 

Maybe

Maybe (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

138 BPM

 

VERSE

E G

CHORUS

C A# A G
 

VERSE

Maybe there’s a heaven
A place to rest
Maybe there’s a point to this
Maybe I should care less
 
Maybe you know my feelings
And then again you don’t
Well don’t take it too hard
Cause most don’t
 
Maybe there’s something
That no one’s ever tried
Maybe I’ll keep on searching
For the rest of my life
 
Maybe there’s some way
Could have made a difference
Maybe there’s something
I should be doing different
 

CHORUS

Well maybe I could get to you
Maybe we could have a drink or two
Maybe you’ll find that soft spot in my heart
Or maybe this when it all falls apart
Just falls apart
 

VERSE

Maybe theres something
So pure and true
Maybe it’s something
I won’t recognize from first view
 
Maybe you’re waiting
For me to say whats on your mind
Oh baby please
I’ve got more than enough tragedy
On this mind
 

CHORUS

Well maybe I could get to you
Maybe we could start something new
Maybe I could walk across your walls
Or maybe this is all
 
 

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

100 BPM

 

VERSE

G accent G D A#

CHORUS

G F# E
 

VERSE

She walked in with the sweet aroma of peppermint tea
He was chewing on an old-fashioned stick of Wrigley’s
Attracted by the sweet mint scent
He spoke up and asked her name
 

CHORUS

Peppermint the name she’d say
Yet quickly query
“What’s it really matter to you, anyway?”
 
“Why do you ask
Why do you care
Are you here to take me away?”
 

VERSE

Walking the ditch road that he’d come to know
Where he would help her pick peppermint and wild rose
But tonight he walked alone out there
Gathering what is needed for a love elixir
 

CHORUS

Add just enough proof
To get anyone to tell the truth
 
Why do you ask
Why do you care
Are you here to take me away?
 

VERSE

She sipped the concoction of peppermint tea
While he impatiently chewed on a Wrigley’s
Seems that the tea was a bit too strong
As she gasped a last breath asking what he’d done
 

CHORUS

“Peppermint’s is my poison” she’d say
I knew it would catch up with me
One of these days”
 
“Why do you ask
Why would you care
Are you here to take me away?”
 
 

Real Good Times (With Some Real Bad People)

Real Good Times (With Some Real Bad People) (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

96 BPM

 

VERSE

G B / D C

BRIDGE

D C

CHORUS

D F# E D / F# E D
 

VERSE

Had some real good times
With some real bad people
Can’t say I have always agreed
 
Bottom line I’m reminded
Always tend your garden
Or you’ll wind up wrestlin’ weeds
 
Hope It’s OK but today
This moment sure do need ya
The apple falls right by the tree
 
Raised me to be honest
And in most ways I am
Here and there I fall to my knees
 

BRIDGE

And I pray and pray
Yes I pray and pray
 

CHORUS

Hail Mary
Full of grace
Although I’m having fun
There ain’t no time to waste
 
Hail Mary
Be there right away
A feast is what Im after
Now that I’ve had a taste
 
Hail Mary
Full of grace
Although Ive done some wrong
I never fell from Grace
Never fell from Grace
Never fell from Grace
 

VERSE

No I ain’t no stranger to this
You know I ain’t no victim
Every outcome I swear to persevere
 
If the weather outside
Chills you to the bone
Well come on in, it’s warm in here
 
Don’t mind my friends
Some come from bad places
If you knew you might not agree
 
They’re a good kind of folk tho
Good kind of dreams
Kind of dreams that let’s somebody believe
 

BRIDGE

So for them I pray and pray
Yeah for them I pray and pray
 

CHORUS

Hail Mary
Full of grace
Never meant to do no wrong
Help me rise from this place
 
Hail Mary
Be there soon enough
Tried to stay beside you
Although the roads been rough
 
Hail Mary
Full of grace
Although Ive done some wrong
Forgive my fall from grace
Forgive my fall from grace
Forgive my fall from grace
 
 

The Tehachapi Loop

The Tehachapi Loop (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

92 BPM

 

VERSE

G B / C E

PRE-CHORUS

B C G / B C D / F# G

CHORUS

B C D / F# G

OUTRO

F# G
 

VERSE

You go up and up
And up and up
Leaving Bakersfield
Honky-tonked enough
 
Chugga Chug Chug
Keep on climbing up
Need a roundabout
To crest this bluff
 

PRE-CHORUS

If your train is more than 40 feet
Your tail might be the next thing you meet
 
Nearly 40 trains a day
From Bakersfield to Mojave
 

CHORUS

You know you’re halfway through your route
When you’re goin round
The Tehachapi Loop
 
Good thing William Hood understood
To scale that mountain you need
The Tehachapi Loop
 

VERSE

You go down and down
and down and down
Into Bakersfield
Country girls abound
 
Steel on steel
Them wheels squeal
Roadmaster’s hand
Knows a steady feel
 

PRE-CHORUS

You can hear it’s
Call to forewarn
That’s the sound of the
Union Pacific horn
 
From the Mojave desert
Where the condor roams
After we turn the loop
We’re nearly home
 

CHORUS

You know you’re halfway through your route
When you’re goin round
The Tehachapi Loop
 
Good thing William Hood understood
To scale that mountain you need
The Tehachapi Loop
 
 

We’ve Been Building Fires

We’ve Been Building Fires (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

142 BPM

 

Capo F#
VERSE

F# (E C#) / A G#

CHORUS

D C# B / A G# F#

BREAK

F# A G#
 

VERSE

We’ve been building fires
Way past our curfew
 
Do not forget to say your
Bedtime prayers tonight
 
This is the right place the right time
To bring it to the light
 
Will you be there tomorrow
The sun will rise and shine
 

CHORUS

If you want flame
You’re gonna need fire
If you want my love
Bring your best desire
Look into the flame
Your heart is on fire
 

VERSE

We’ve been trusting waiting
For far too long
 
Hold on to my hand as we walk
On the jagged rocks
 
To know will take more courage
Than you’ve ever known
 

CHORUS

If you want flame
You’re gonna need fire
If you want my love
Bring your best desire
Look into the flame
Your heart is on fire
 

BREAK

If the fox is on the hunt
You should lead him to the briar
Just remember theres more of us than them
 

VERSE

We’ve been building fires
Way past our curfew
 
Do not forget to say your
Bedtime prayers tonight
 

CHORUS

If you want flame
You’re gonna need fire
If you want my love
Bring your best desire
Look into the flame
Your heart is on fire
 
 

Who Needs Electricity?

Who Needs Electricity? (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

100 BPM

 

VERSE

G A C D C G

CHORUS

A C A C / A C D
 

VERSE

Let’s play a round
Out in the driveway
Couple of tunes
As the setting sun reveals the stars
 
Make a little sound
To close up today
Glow of the garage light
A few tunes about how grateful we are
 

CHORUS

I’ll sing to you
You’ll sing back to me
Who needs electricity?
I smile to you
You smile back to me
Dang did you feel the electricity?
 

VERSE

Don’t need a campfire
To make this day OK
​Making up songs with you
Makes this heart glow in the dark
 
A day of hard work
Closed with a song a beer and you
Singing in your driveway
Under the garage light after dark
 

CHORUS

I sing to you
You sing to me
Who needs electricity?
I smile to you
You smile to me
Did you feel the electricity?
 
I play with you
You play back to me
Who needs electricity?
I smile to you
You smile to me
Dang did you feel the electricity?
 
 

Beer, Trucks, and the Town I Grew Up

Beer, Trucks, and the Town I Grew Up (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

186 BPM

 

REFRAIN

C G / D G B

VERSE

B G x3 / B G F# G

CHORUS

F# E x3 / F# E F# G
C G B E / C G B C
 

REFRAIN

I’ve got a bucket full of cold ones
Come on by and sit a spell
I’ve got a yarn of a story
If you’d listen I’d like to tell
 

CHORUS

It’s about beer
and a truck
In the small town where I grew up
And if that weren’t enough
It’s about a girl
I left in that small town
 

VERSE

A Colorado summer night
Our matching smiles felt just right
Stars never shine so bright
Our conversation managed to outlast the moon light
 
Took her out to the local dance
To see our small town’s one and only rock ‘n’ roll band
Soon enough we were sqeakin’ springs
In a cabin on the Rockies learned all kinds a things
 

REFRAIN

Like to remind her of that pick up truck
Wheels so tall i had to push her bottom up
Crossed across that big ol’ front seat
Kissed me so good I swear I tasted peach
 

CHORUS

It’s about tears
some bad luck
In the small town where I grew up
If that ain’t enough it’s about a love
I left in that small town
 

VERSE

Ran me right on out of there
Wouldn’t even let me comb my hair
Grabbed my guitar not much more
Grandma’s single wide had an open door
 
While that girl wondered where I had gone
What the hell had I done so wrong
That clock kept ticking on
While I learned my lesson she forgot the words to our song
 

REFRAIN

Took the 5th street bridge into town
The jingle of my spurs the only sound
All these years I wonder if she’s here
I’d pull up in that truck with a couple of beers
 

CHORUS

It’s about years
An old crush
In the small town where I grew up
And if that weren’t enough
It’s about a girl
I left in that small town
 
 

Cheers To You

Cheers To You (lyrics and notes)

From the Album
Shuffles Gallops and Love Songs
by Damion Mikol Wagner

 

178 BPM

 

VERSE

D B C G / D B C A# A G

CHORUS

C G x3 D / C G x3 G A# A G

BREAK

F# G G# A / F# G G# A# A G
 

VERSE

At 18 it was 3 2
You’d just put down twice the brew
Now Im not quite so brand new
I need a whole lot more liquid proof
 
Pull up to the bar a wooden stool
How about we toss back a few
A day offa bein’ workin’ fools
Don’t say you’ve got better to do
 

CHORUS

So let’s say Cheers Prost Kanpai Salud
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish good health to you
 
Cheers Na Zdorovie Gan-bay Sahn-tay
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish you have
Good health all day
 

VERSE

Sure do hope you’re feeling fine
Living good is on my mind
Hey bartender hit me one more time
My friend too it’s on my dime
 
There’s a time for work a time for love
A time to fight and to pray above
But this here time what I’m thinking of
Your good health and that’s enough

CHORUS

So let’s say Cheers Prost Kanpai Salud
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish good health to you
 
Cheers Na Zdorovie Gan-bay Sahn-tay
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish you have
Good health all day
 

BREAK

Chug-a-lug
Pie Eyed
Hammered and plastered
 
Drunk as a skunk
Roll out the barrel
Bottoms up
 
Liquid lunch
Liquid courage
Ill drink you under
This table
 

CHORUS

So let’s say Cheers Prost Kanpai Salud
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish good health to you
 
Cheers Na Zdorovie Gan-bay Sahn-tay
Look you right in the eyes and
Wish you have
Good health all day