Shake all the fences

by Jonas Selander

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released August 10, 2017

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Jonas Selander Gothenburg, Sweden

I'm Jonas from Gothenburg Sweden. I write songs on my own and with my band The Rotten Pichas.

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Track Name: Catch the buzz
I went down
down to the river tonight
to catch that late night buzz
frogs and insects
they talk a different language but I don’t mind

noone else around
but the smell of the summertime
everybody’s missing out
and I hope someone misses me like I miss you tonight

Mosquitos and crickets
be chasing the lights
But I’m just out here
chasing the night
and I find it by the riverside
Track Name: Be brave Mitcko
Am Em Gm Dm Gm Dm Am
I felt a presence in the shadows
but it wasn't you, it was something bigger
something strange and something cruel
it didn't want me to find you
but I'm trying

The forest comes to life at night, I know!
but you're a hunter
And I know you got a greed for life
For once greed is on my side
I'm calling your name

F G Am Em x2 F G Am
I want you to come back to us now
I want you to bite my feet when I sleep
so I know you're there Mitcko

Am Em Gm Dm Gm Dm Am
You must have fallen from the balcony into this world of danger
Full of badgers, cars and cats
You know most other cats like to go out sometimes
but you're not like them

F G Am Am
I think even Nöken misses you
And Evelin needs you in her preschool
Who's gonna yell at you when you're trying to sleep in the woods Mitcko?

F G Am Em x2 F G Am
I want you to come back to us now
I want you to bite my feet when I sleep
so I know you're there Mitcko
Track Name: Kissing Wind
Treasures can be found at the weirdest places
Songs will find you if you don’t chase them too hard
too hard

Woody Guthrie found a sign that said ”No Trespassing”
But when he looked at the other side it didn’t say nothing
and that side was made for you and me
that side was made for you and me

I found a pocket note in a shirt that I bought from the thrift store
It said ”Hjalmar Gullberg Kissing Wind”
Kissing wind

Treasures can be found at the weirdest places
friends will find you if you don’t chase them too hard
Don’t chase everything so god damn hard!!

Kissing wind
Kissing wind

We were out canoeing on the big lake
The rain started pouring and you screamed
For godsess sake!! Let’s find shelter

And we found a little hut on the lake shore
We ate our food, it was the best memory from that summer
When we were soaking wet
took hours to get home
we were kissing wind
we were kissing wind
Track Name: Christiania (Cornelis Vreeswijk)
The riot police in Christiania
Bringing law and peace to Christiania
With blood on the streets of Christiania
The riot police in Christiania

I feel like coming home to you Christiania
You make me feel not so alone again Christiania
Cash rules everything but it won't rule you Christiania baby
That's why there's blood on your streets Christiania

If I need to escape Christiania
I hope you will wait for me Christiania
The government rules everything but it won't rule you Christiania baby
It has to start somewhere, maybe it starts in Christiania

The riot police in Christiania
Bringing law and peace to Christiania
With blood on your streets again Christiania
Because you dream a different dream Christiania
Track Name: Darkness falls
A A D E

The rich walk the streets
they can choose not to give anything
to the people begging for food
Men in suits complain about the economy they created
they blame common people for what we always hated
and their wealth is produced in foreign lands
kids work 14 hours a day for their suit and tie-brand
the only right thing to do right now
is to smash out their teeth as they're walking down the street
steal all their money and send them to these kids
to buy back all the factories and get things fixed

And it wouldn't just be make believe if you just believed in me

While darkness falls and stars they shine
we gather 'round a bonfire drinking wine
dreaming about the world and how it could be
without bosses, their guns and their money
when the rich don't walk the streets
the roads be full of flowers
the shopping malls be homes for bees and hungry tigers
and plants will grow on the factory walls
all the kids that worked there are now safe at home
the bosses are busy building banks into schools
no need for homes for money when all is common property
and no need for your boss when your work place is a democracy

And it wouldn't just be make believe if you just believed in me
And it's not only a paper moon
Track Name: Creature in the lake
G Bm C D
The lake seems so quiet now
it’s getting late
and the rain has stopped

when I go to pee
I see nothing ’cause it’s so dark
but I see the fire spark
so I find my way back
when I’m done

C D G G
But tonight
slimy feet, muddy claws
will crawl under the water
hands will drag you by the hair when you wake
’cause there’s creature in that lake
and it feeds on human brains
Track Name: You drove barefoot all the way to Saint Malo
We grew up two stations apart along the same railroad track
You loved anarchy, I loved trains, I took the train to my heart and back

We are so much older now but we’re still sleeping side by side
your smile still makes me shine playing badminton in the night

This spring we bought a car from the money we got from your grandma
and we put her grand grand kids in the backseat
I hope from below she felt her heart beat
when we drove
and
You drove barefoot all the way to Saint Malo

with all the flowers from Vejers beach
I could have made you a nice bouquet
but the wind would have blown them away
nothing beautiful can ever stay

In the german night me and Evelin chased rabbits and bats
Our lantern gave a magic shine, but The Steller See Lake was black

Bremen town was full of medieval sorcery and black arts
We know where the wizard lives
’cause Lio followed him to his backyard
A blue spell and he go
you drove barefoot all the way to saint malo

In France noone talked english, and I had to use the little french I knew
From the lighthouse in Calais, We could see the ships from Dover come and go

The camping was full of dogs and there were live music friday night
I sang une ombre de la rue, brushing my teeth holding a flashlight

couldn’t find fuel for the camp stove
but you drove barefoot all the way to saint malo