BBP&L III

NGATI RA

Where am I going and where have I been, Get me some paper and find me a pen – Ngati Ra
Am –                                                                                                                                           G

Where is the hope and where is the light, Where have they gone and why do you fight – Ngati Ra
Am                                                                                                                                                       G

CHORUS

While I am wailing, wailing – Ngati Ra
Am                                            G

I am wailing, wailing – Ngati Ra
Am                                 G

It’s gotta come down from courts on high, On this torture wheel we’re all gunna die – Ngati Ra
Am                                                                                                                                                  G

etc

end on double chorus with big strum on final Am

When I am wailing wailing, Ngati Ra – We are wailing wailing Ngati Ra
Am                                          G                 Am                                  G

We are wailing, wailing, Ngati Ra – We are wailing, wailing, Ngati Ra
Am                                     G                Am                                    G               Am

 

TELL ME WHY

Once through verse chords

Oh please please tell me why, you ignore me when I cry
Am                                                 C

You beat me when I’m fallen, you deceive me with your lies
D                                                   Am

Oh please please tell me when, the rules you will not bend
Am                                                   C

People will get the help they need, rejection you will not send
D                                                            Am

CHORUS

Oh please please, tell me why, when I’m screaming I wanna die
Am                           D                    E                                  Am

You pass me on to someone else, to the whipping post I’m tied
Am                                                        D

Oh please please tell me why, when I’m singing I wanna die
E                                                     Am

……..

To finish CHORUS

Then verse chords  Am C D Am

I then spoken through the next so will need it quietish to hear my words

(spoken)
Oh please please tell me when, will this torture ever end
Am                                                   C

You will do what you say you do, so we all can one day mend
D                                                         Am

Am C D Am

HUMAN SEWAGE

I am human sewage, the DHB decided so
Am

The Chairman said do nothing, pretend we do not know
G

(havn’t got a chorus for this so far but think there is one hatching after we last practiced it last time- also I’m pretty sure I’ve got a version of this on youtube if you look up Human Sewage JR Murphy Poet)

I am human sewage the DHB decided so
The chairman said do nothing, pretend we do not know
I am human sewage, ACC decided so
The minister said do nothing, keep up this torture show

Musical chorus  (drums bass or guitar riff)

I am human sewage, the Commissioners decided so
The Ombudsman said do nothing, we don’t wanna know what you know
I am human sewage the Government decided so
The Prime Minister said do nothing, keep up this hypocrite show
I am human sewage our MPs decided so
When they all said we can’t do nothin, go away we don’t wanna know

Musical chorus  (drums bass or guitar riff)

I am human sewage Mental Health decided so
In the Wairarapa are ignorant bigots, running a suicide show
Turning me to human sewage standing here just so
A product of the lies they’re telling cause they’re cruel and I know
I am human sewage many people decided so
When they all stood back and did nothing, that’s why I’m here on show
Singing we have human sewage created some years ago
When elitists took over this country and a free trade agenda took hold

Aye aye aye aye aye, aye aye aye aye

(when I sing this I could go on for ages just singing aye aye, this is the song I did in the cells and when I stopped others were singing it.  This also needs a musicial chorus riff to break it up, drums, bass or guitar?)

At the end something that goes with people chanting be good – not the same as people chanting, but compliments it.

HANDCUFFS

Handcuffs are not a weapon
Am
Police are not there to harm
G
Freedom of speech is a right under law
Am
Cruel cops are the Devil’s right arm

Musical chorus, with drums as the focus
Am  (open string)
G (open string)

TORTURE WHEEL

You know picking for this one.
Chorus

I’m on their torture wheel, a hot potato am I
Em                                          Am7

I’m on their torture wheel and I keep on asking them why
Em                                          Am7

picking

(Got a guy here, been a guitarist for years 🙂 helping me with stuff and going to teach me some chords 🙂   He also produces beats on his computer, so we’re going to turn some of my poetry into raps.  I’m sure some of the staff here get pissed off I’m making the most of it and enjoying myself, lol.)