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All At Once

This was a simple tune originally intended for Jesse and the Rippers (Jesse, Pete, and Mark McArdle), which they never really got around to doing. During a March Break jam session, Jesse suggested that TNB pull it out of the proverbial vault and give it a shot. With a good old fashioned "a,a,b,b" rhyme scheme, really happy, uplifting chords that mostly stick to I-IV-I-V, and a jam that somehow manages to make it's way to bluegrass, this Jesse Griffith tune is the darned happiest thing since those Wal-Mart smiley-faces that are always lowering prices.


All At Once   
(J. Griffith)
Running through the corridor
Slipping past the guards once more
Drop and roll in all my worries
Start to laugh of my old stories

Waiting for the hourglass
To stop time once more at last
Just so I can get ahead
Just so I can rest my head

And I hide and I seek
And I climb and I fall
And I sit and I stand
And Laugh
All at once

Crawling past the arrowroot
Jumping in my swimming suit
Watching all the suds float by
Makes me want to jump and fly

Through the bright forest trees
Forces me to laugh and sneeze
Now I wonder if there's more
So I can finally rest at shore

And I hide and I seek
And I climb and I fall
And I sit and I stand
And Laugh
All at once



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