Mental Patients

by Matt Wilson

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Nobody is quite as happy and stable as they might seem when you meet them in the grocery store or frolicking on the world wide web. Each of us is nursing along a fragile mentality as though it was an old car that we simply must make work. There’s no shame in it. You’re dinged-up and disintegrating. Me too. The great news is that we’re all shambling ahead side by side. Let’s be good to each other.

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lyrics

Mental Patients

F#m / E / D / / /

A E
Patience, patients, staying on the station
D Bm
Tapping out a legal petition to relations
A E D Bm
None of it is even true
A E
Midnight calling, digital beeping,
D Bm
Creep, crawling, someone’s not sleeping
A E D Bm
Nothing that you plan to do

Prechorus 1
E D A
And if we make it to the ocean we will lie in the sand
D A BMaj
Stare at the sky holding hands

Chorus 1
A E D Bm
You and I, mental patients
A E D Bm
Living in a world of blues
A E D Bm
Stealing out on the station
F#m E D
We’ve got exactly nothing, nothing in the world to lose

Abbreviated Verse Chords Interlude 1
A E D

Verse 2 (Same Repeating Chords as Verse 1)
Rainclouds reigning in my time of training
How they’d like fit me into something more restraining
Color I would never choose
Now I’m in paradise, everyone very nice
Food fantastic and you’re into plastic
Nothing in the world to lose

Bridge
E D
If the stars should find us far from those who mind us
A E
By the good old places, we’ll keep walking til we see no traces
E D
If the wind should sweep us far from those who keep us
A Bm (walk up)
Down the veins of car light, we’ll keep walking ‘til it’s only starlight
D
We’ll keep walking ‘til it’s only starlight

Interlude over verse chords

Verse 3
Moonlight seizure patient by the freezer
Fell into a freak out, telling us sneak out
Wasn’t very hard to choose
We walk slowly, lower than the lowly
Faces to the pavement facing re-enslavement
Watching for a car to use

Prechorus 2
E D A
And if we make it to the mountains we will cry in the snow
D A BMaj
Stare at the lights down below

Chorus 1
A E D Bm
You and I, mental patients
A E D Bm
Living in a world of blues
A E D Bm
Stealing out on the station
F#m E D
We’ve got exactly nothing, nothing in the world to lose
F#m E D
We’ve got exactly nothing, nothing in the world
F#m E D
We’ve got exactly nothing, nothing in the world to lose

Abbreviated Verse Chords Interlude 2
A E D

credits


Jacques Wait – Bass
Phala Tracy – Harp, BVs
Quillan Roe – Banjo, BVs
Matt Wilson – Guitar, Voice

Mixed by John Fields
Mastered by Greg Reierson

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Matt Wilson Minneapolis, Minnesota

Okay, it’s not an orchestra.
More like a banjo-harp-gentle-rockin-happy machine.
The group includes Quillan Roe, Jacques Wait, Phala Tracy and me, Matt Wilson. Most of the songs have a light shining out of them, happiness in the sound. We play the most beautiful music from all eras including my own best songs dating back to the beginnings of my songwriting quest and all the way up to the present. ... more

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