Tai Shan Free Bootlegs 2011

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released January 10, 2011

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Tai Shan Music Seattle, Washington

Seattle-based pop-folk artist and songwriter Tai Shan is known for her unusual chord voicing, wide sweeping melodies, and detailed lyrics. As a music teacher, performer, composer, and collaborator with a wide variety of jazz, folk, and pop musicians, she has gained a dedicated fan following through performances across the West Coast. ... more

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Track Name: Let Me Back In
This is the story I read back in my childhood days
This is the world I fell into when I buried my nose in each page

The years unfold till I’m a child in pigtails and scoffed up knees
Racing around the backyard. I was Asland and you were Lucy

How do I get back there?
To the child who lived here before
I keep grouping at the pages
Trying to find the wardrobe door
Let me back in to Narnia


I once lived here
In a land of make believe
Now I keep searching each chapter
To find the world I used to see

How many years have a wandered
How many lives have I squandered for this life

Help me peel back the pages
Reveal the little girl that’s been waiting
Inside me

How do I get back there?
To the child who lived here before
I keep grouping at these pages
Trying to find the wardrobe door
Let me back in to Narnia
Track Name: Stone Cold Statues
Stone cold statues
Moments that have passed you when you had to choose
You choose wrong and lost

Now you move no more than shadows sleep walking though the battles
Stuck holding a torch that never burns

A voice ignites like fire you catch sight of a child
Wandering in your garden of stone

But the little boy is laughing
Your lips crack but you can’t ask him why he draws outside your lines

If only you could tell him how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show him
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost


Sometimes you watch the snowflakes
Sit back and just contemplate what would you do if you could move freely
So rare to see the living moving and breathing and in there minds are dreams worth keeping alive









If only you could tell them how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show them
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost


I see my grandfathers face behind that cheap piture frame
I am the boy and he is the lion

I have walked though my fathers hall seen granddad hung on the wall
And wondered was he a stone cold statue too

Did he sacrifice when the battle raged
Break the bars when he rattled his cage but how did he lose?

If only you could tell me how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show me
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost
Track Name: Mark Twain
Dear Mark Twain
Don’t mean to complain
But I can’t get though this Page
you don’t know how hard I’ve tried
but I keep reading and rereading every line

Mark Twain
won’t you explain
why you wrote in that old English style?
Cause your 19th century they wrote descriptively
add that to the old english dialect
the equation equals out that I don’t know what you are talking about
Don’t know what you talking about?


Mark Twain
Your not to blame
That your book makes me fall asleep
I must confess I flunked the test
cause I couldn’t even stay awake though the book on tape

Mark Twain
Thou art lame
I can’t help from getting stuck
Don’t misunderstand I ‘m a real big fan
It’s uncommon for me to stop before the end
To finish this book you wrote I had to read the cliff notes
I had to read the cliff notes

Dear Mark Twain
I still retain
the gist of what your trying to say
Unfortunately you’ve inspired me
to come clean with honesty
Your books are better set in the Mississippi

Copy-write Tai Shan 2011
Track Name: Tai Shan Interview on KBCS
Stone cold statues
Moments that have passed you when you had to chose You choose wrong and lost

Now you move no more than shadows sleep walking though the battles
Stuck holding a torch that never burns

A voice ignites like fire you catch sight of a child
Wandering in your garden of stone

But the little boy is laughing
Your lips crack but you can’t ask him why he draws outside your lines

If only you could tell him how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show him
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost

Sometimes you watch the snowflakes
Sit back and just contemplate what would you do if you could move freely
So rare to see the living moving and breathing and in there minds are dreams worth keeping alive


If only you could tell them how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show them
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost


I've seen my grandfathers face behind that cheap picture frame
I am the boy and he is the lion

I have walked though my fathers hall seen granddad hung on the wall
And wondered was he a stone cold statue too

Did he sacrifice when the battle raged
Break the bars when he rattled his cage but how did he lose?

If only you could tell me how you risked it all and fought
If only you could show me
When it came time you put it all on the line
And you lost
Track Name: Last Laugh
                         D      Ebdim
What makes a great man
Em7                         A7
And what makes a fool
D                                  D7       G                               Gmi6
depends on what you think a man like him should prove

D                            Bb7          A7
Is he crazy or just blazing a path
D                                  Bb7   A7         D   D 2/4 bar A hold  
losing his marbles or having the last laugh



                         D      Ebdim
Who calls him a genius
Em7                         A7
Who brands him freak
D                      D7                           G                Gmi6
tell me do you think Dr Gonzo is  ordinary or unique



D                            Bb7          A7
Is he crazy or just blazing a path
D                               Bb7          A7
Act like a weirdo or presenting the facts
D                                  Bb7 2x                             A7      D    
losing his marbles or more likely just having the last laugh
Bb7          A7       D
Having the last laugh


                         Bb7          A7       D
He’s up there Having the last laugh
                              Bb7          A7       D
Smile down on us Having the last laugh
                             Bb7          A7       D 2x
Shot out a cannon way above the sky
                                                         Bb7  A7         D
Hes looking down on all of us just having the last laugh