Doc Schneider

Doc Schneider

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Hint of Heaven

Written By: Doc Schneider


HINT OF HEAVEN

It was New York
it was ice cold
there were hundreds of smiles
skating around that tree

I was right there
sixteen years old
there were thousands of miles
but not one that I could see

And high up above
there were hearts winding down
there were fountains of sorrow
rumbling under the ground

CHORUS

And you were there to save us
like our catcher in the rye
singing your songs
with that hunting hat on
and the taxis were flying by
I swear I saw a hint of heaven
shining in your eyes

Just like children
round the rosie
they were circled around you
singing "This is a Song for You,"

In that cold air
something told me
it was more than a moment
down on that avenue

High up above
there was grace falling down
and there were anthems of glory
lifting us up with their sound

CHORUS

And you were there to save us
like our catcher in the rye
singing your songs
with that hunting hat on
and the taxis were flying by
I swear I saw a hint of heaven
shining in your eyes

There was a song for all those people
there was a light in every eye
grace enough for everyone
even those who wonder why

CHORUS

And you were there to save us
like our catcher in the rye
singing your songs
with that hunting hat on
and the taxis were flying by
I swear I saw a hint of heaven
shining in your eyes

Doc Schneider(Copyright 2002)

A Second Chance

Written By: Doc Schneider

A Second Chance(s)  (Doc Schneider)

This G/A chord is 3X0203 or 3X0200

    G/A                                   D/F#
There is a young man holding tightly to a ray of hope
   Em                              C
writing novels that are woven with his past
G/A                                                     D/F#
lost his father way too early and he found him way too late
Em                                          C
sometimes the losing is the only thing that lasts
                       G
the only thing that lasts

He asks the pretty mocachino if she likes to dance

tries to touch her perfect fingers with the change

and he says he'd like to take her to the coast of France

but she just thinks the novelist is strange

the novelist is strange

CHORUS

C    D (C Form 3rd Fret)
Give them
 Em          C
a second chance
 G       D/F#       Em
beneath the painted sky

C            D
for if they had

C          Em
a second chance

C           D     

maybe this time

Em
they would fly  D/F#  G/A

They sip a glass of chardonnay in Amsterdam

and listen to the songs of sad guitars

they walk across the footbridges all hand in hand

as the surface of the water fills with stars

the water fills with stars

And soon she reads his novel on the coast of France

and let's a silver tear begin to fall

and every time she thinks about their Starbuck's dance

she knows that love was waiting after all

love was waiting after all

(Chorus)

D/F# Em
So brave
D/F#
the way
G                C
the heart fights back
Em   D/F#         G
for everything it knows

D/F#  Em
Shines on
D/F#
Bright
G             C
against the black
G   D/F#         Em
the fire and the rose
                D/F#
the fire and the rose

There is a young man holding tightly to his ray of hope

she brushes back her hair and says goodnight

and down along the harbor comes a single boat

that breaks right through the darkness with its light

you know it makes that darkness bright

(Chorus)   

last chords   D/F#   G
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Deeper

Written By: John Mayer

Deeper (Lyrics by John Mayer)(Music by Doc Schneider)

(all barre chords, except the A7)

C is a barre in the E form at 8th Fret, and Bb at the 6th in the verses

C is a barre in the A form at 3rd Fret , and Bb at the 1st sometimes in the chorus

Intro

Dm -(second string slide 6/8)-Bb-C -Dm (twice)

Dm Bb
I keep a note that I wrote on a taxi receipt
F C Bb Dm Bb-C
it says "Don't listen to anybody other than me."
Dm Bb
I hit the big time for a nominal fee
F C Bb Dm
you lose a friend in the end for every dream you see come true

C Bb Dm
And I got scars upon scrapes
C F C Gm
and I got bruises on breaks
Gm A7 Dm C Bb
masochistically committed to see how much of this I'll take
Gm A7 Dm
three years under water
F C(8th) Dm Bb-A
and I ain't even got the shakes
Bb
I'm going deeper
C(8th) Dm Bb-A
deeper and deeper
Bb
I'm going deeper
C(8th) Dm
deeper and deeper

I got some dreams to remember,

got some days to forget

got some phone calls in to God

but he ain't called me back just yet

(Chorus and outro)

Dm Bb(1st)

F
Down, down
C(8th) Dm Bb(1)
going deeper
F C Dm Bb F
down, down , deeper
C Dm
I'm going deeper
Bb F
down down
C Dm Bb F
down down down deeper
C Dm Bb-A
down deeper
Bb
I'm going deeper
C Dm
deeper and deeper

Massapequa

Written By: Doc Schneider

Massapequa

Massapequa,
you're my home,
but you're not home to me
I can walk down your tree lined streets
But sad is all I see
and I know it's not your fault
but I blame you just the same
which is why my heart still breaks
everytime I say your name

I have waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa, Massapequa.
Oh, oh, oh

Massapequa.
please forgive me
if I don't forgive myself
for leaving on my own
and saving no one else
there are days I don't remember
in every picture frame
which is why my heart still breaks
everytime I say your name

I have waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa, Massapequa.
Oh, oh, oh

Great water land they called you
in their native tongue
but they left their land behind them
just like me
when they were young

Massapequa,
one dark night
you gave a chance to me
I stood upon the shoreline
and I headed out to see
and those days I don't remember
they flicker like a flame
which is why my heart still breaks
everytime I say your name

I have waited long enough to tell you
Massapequa, Massapequa.
Oh, oh, oh
(I have waited long enough)
oh, oh, oh
(I have waited long enought)

If I Can Love Enough

Written By: Doc Schneider

If I Can Love Enough

Broken bones beneath my feet
are old forgotten songs
words that beat a fast retreat
when no one sang along
I did them up like fossil finds
and search them for a clue
maybe there's some hidden sign
that leads me back to you

Sometimes there's a shiny one
a diamond in the rough
tell me I might reach you there
If I can love enough
if I can love enough

Like a wound that cut too deep
you wore it on your sleeve
a heart I thought I'd always keep
I never heard you leave
Make this song my signal flare
across the darkening sea
maybe you will hear it there
and turn around to me

Sometimes there's a shiny one
a diamond in the rough
tell me I might reach you there
If I can love enough
if I can love enough

Nothing lasts forever
you never said it would
but sometimes in an old song
I still think it should

Sometimes there's a shiny one
a diamond in the rough
tell me I might reach you there
If I can love enough
if I can love enough

Homemade Song

Written By: Doc Schneider

Homemade Song

Never been a Rhymin' Simon
never been the same as James
troubles always been my timing
never seemed to change my range
but oh, what it feels like
to sing a homemade song
something I can sing
and you can sing along

And sure I let a hundred chances pass me by
with a thousand excuses, about a million reasons why
I never made the mountain
but I'm up here on this hill
which is quite alright with me
'cause this hill is still a thrill

Never been a Rhymin' Simon
never been the same as James
troubles always been my timing
never heard the next chord change
but, oh, what it feels like
to sing a homemade song,
something I can sing
and you can sing along

And sure, I passed my time and prime for writing songs
but something still moves me and floats my soul along
and suddenly I'm singing
and I'm back up on this hill
and once more like before
this hill is still a thrill

Never been a Rhymin' Simon
never been the same as James
troubles always been my timing
never seemed to change my range
but, oh, what it feels like
to sing a homemade song
something I can sing
and you can sing along.
take it in you heart,
put it in your piehole,
find your favorite part,
and that will always take you home,
sing, sing this homemade song
and sing along,
sing, sing this homemade song

And if it's only you and me
and we're up here on this hill
will I sing a song for two?
you know I will

Never been a Rhymin' Simon
never been the same as James
troubles always been my timing
never seemed to change my range
but, oh, what it feels like
to sing a homemade song
something I can sing
and you can sing along

Choices and Chances

Written By: Doc Schneider

Choices and Chances

When I was younger
I knew Dickie
Dickie wasn't me
Dickie was a prisoner
when I was running free
in my house, we were not
what we were
we were what we could be
and I could be any story I could spin
until the truth
caught up with me

My father was a diplomat
but a banker by his trade
to leave the Foreign Service
was the saddest choice he made
and he never could forget it
and it haunted him each day
till that heart that he inherited so young
just took his life away

Oh, the choices that we make
oh, the voices that we hear,
sometimes chances slip away
and sometimes choices are not clear

I chose to be a lawyer
I'm still a lawyer now
though I know I may not end
my days that way somehow
like my Dad before me,
I am not what I am
but I can be
any story I can tell
if I can just convince myself

Should have been a poet
I didn't have the faith
could have had a destiny
but I never saw the place
I worry 'bout my troubles
and I waste my time and space
and when I look into the mirror now
I see
there are lines upon my face

Oh, the choices that we make
oh, the voices that we hear,
sometimes chances slip away
and sometimes choices are not clear

But if I had my choices,
I might have missed my chance
the chance that brought my daughters
and that gave me my romance
the chance that came to save me
on a dark Long Island night
and the chance that brings me here today
and has me singing
in the light

Oh, the choices that we make
oh, the voices that we hear,
sometimes chances came my way
and all my choices brought me here
yes, all my choices,
they brought me here.

These Were My Friends

Written By: Doc Schneider

These Were My Friends

I made my hands
in the shape of chords
that I learned from sheets
in the music stores

I was alone
I was unseen
but I sang along
and it set me free

Sweet one singing 'bout the mudslide
the song could make you close your eyes
rain and fire buring in the Carolina skies
pink carnation poet
paints a sad and starry night
near the window
a young girl's singing
she's so far away tonight

These were my friends
in the dark days
these were my friends
on a dark Long Island night
these were my friends
singing someday
you may bring this ray of brightness
to someone else's life.

On Newport's shore
I wrote a song
about coming home again
and love gone wrong

I traveled South
sang songs at night
and found a girl
and saved my life

Souvenirs and love songs
and stars that fall at night
like the captain and the cowboy
we all fall in love sometimes
Cold Spring Harbor outlaw
sings a song from Oyster Bay
pours his heart into his baby grand
and we want to hear him play

These were my friends
in the dark days
these were my friends
on a dark Long Island night
these were my friends
singing someday
you may bring this ray of brightness
to someone else's life.

And I almost lost the feeling
without meaning or intent
but my songs were slowly drowning
in my legal argument
but the muse
she is a magi
and it's magic that she brings
takes me back
sits me down
hands me these six strings

So I limber up my fingers
and I call back all my friends
and we have a grand reunion
and the music never ends

These were my friends
in the dark days
these were my friends
on a dark Long Island night
these were my friends
singing someday
you may bring this ray of brightness
to someone else's life
oh, you may bring this ray of brightness
to someone else tonight.