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Big Wall Lyrics
« on: April 30, 2009, 04:23:39 pm »
I really thought this song pegged it. I originally thought it was about women, but clearly it's about anything dangerous.

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Can't Stop

There's a place I try to go, so far from here
I close my eyes, I try to, to disappear
I look around in my own way
But what I see I never, never really know
I wander 'round until I feel it coming on and then it's
It's time to go
I don't want to be here, falling out of place
Confusion's the consensus, fighting for my space

Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me

I lived it, I live it, it's not easy to say
I felt it, I feel it, it's just another day
It scares me, why does it dare me
You know it aint a fair fight
Pain overtakes me, it tries to break me
You know that something aint right

Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Set my body free

They don't make no seatbelt for the mind.
So I can't fasten up for this ride...

Running away, can't stop the runaway emotions
Not right, can't fight
Can't stop the runaway emotions
Fighting, hiding, can't stop the runaway emotions
Hypnotized, paralyzed
Can't stop the runaway emotions

Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions

I hate it, I hate me, like my consistency
I've seen it, I see it, I'm talking literally
So much lying, too much denying
It's time to face the facts
You can't help me
These cards were dealt me
Play out the final act

Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
You got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Set my body free

Oh no, you really done it this time

Can't stop the runaway emotions
Can't stop the runaway emotions

There's a place I try to go, so far from here
I close my eyes but I can't, can't disappear


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X34HrFDNOEg

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Re: Big Wall Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 04:28:06 pm »
Yowza.
Women are dangerous. They know & love that fact.
Hiya, girls!
Double Yowza!
Wall climbing may be safer, Hmmmm?

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Re: Big Wall Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 05:27:53 pm »
I wrote this big wall song a few years ago.  Gimme a piano and a beer and I'll sing it for you.  Give me another beer, and I'll stop singing.


I AM A SOLO WALL CLIMBER

by "Pass the Pitons" Pete Zabrok

Oakville, Ontario
October 6, 2001

Sung to the Monty Python tune "Decomposing Composers" by Michael Palin, which itself bears strong resemblance to Pachelbel's Canon

Intro and Verse:
D \ A \ Bm \ Fsharp m \ G \ D \ Em \ A

Chorus: D \ G \ Bm \ A \ D \ G \ A \ D


Verse:

Oh I'm getting too old for tight finger locks,
and hand cracks just don't cut it no more,
you can leave the offwidths to big-muscled jocks,
and free climbing's becoming a bore

Sure, Sacherer Crackers with butter taste good
like Cookies in the Twilight Zone,
but I won't stick my fingers inside of a crack
and grind my skin right down to the bone

Chorus:

I am a solo wall climber,
there's very few like me you'll meet
my partner is Wee-Wee the Big Wall Crab,
and I'm "Pass the Pitons" Pete


Yes, you can turn pages in free climbing guides
and drool over pictures in books
but I'll never wear EBs, or Ninjas or such
I'd really rather pull out my hooks

You won't see me wobbling or calling out "take!"
as free climbing woosies will do
ev'ry ten seconds or so it would seem
when they're flailing and falling near you

I am a solo wall climber -
a highly unusual man,
my bank account's empty, my haulbags are full
and my aid rack's worth more than my van

No showers of white shall come down from my hands
I don't own a chalkbag - that's good
you'll see where I've been pasting heads and the like,
it's obvious, just look for my blood

From neighbouring routes you can easily see
my painted-up ledge, it looks fab,
my shout back to you will ring loud and ring true,
"That isn't a flag, it's a CRAB!"

I am a solo wall climber -
it's what God has meant me to be,
you can keep all your shiny new quickdraws,
just pass all your pitons to me

At twilight the wind dies and quiet abounds
and silence lies as still as the moon,
or at least it seems so til my bivi's set up
and I crank out the evening's first tune

In morning all climbers make quick alpine starts
In their hurry to get up the hill
But I'll drink more coffee, it isn't yet noon
So there's plenty of time to refill

I am a solo wall climber
With plenty of tricks in my pouch
My training is ever so rig'rous
I only climb straight off the couch

Don't bore me with stories of bolts you have clipped
Or 5.12 routes that you have sent
I couldn't care less any more because now I'm in
Free Climbing Retirement

Yes, solo wall climbing is true Peace on Earth
Away from life's struggles and strife
Nobody can bug me or ask me for dough,
Especially that bitch, my ex-wife

I am a solo wall climber -
my leads take me ten or twelve hours
But at least I don't smell too disgusting
Cuz I bring up my solar-power'd shower

Yes I am a solo wall climber -
a radder dude you'll never meet,
Point high on the wall at the speck and then shout,
"Look up! It's 'Pass the Pitons' Pete!"
Dr. Piton says, "There is always a Better Way!"

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Re: Big Wall Lyrics
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 08:07:39 am »
"I am a solo wall climber -
a highly unusual man,
my bank account's empty, my haulbags are full
and my aid rack's worth more than my van"

Now that's is some classic sheeeeyat...

send me your address and I'll mail you a dollar... I got some serious belly aching after that one. Nice work Pete!

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Re: Big Wall Lyrics
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 05:06:08 pm »
Oh cheers, mate!  How about I see you on the El Cap Bridge in a couple weeks.  I'm there from May 19 til early July.  You could give me the first beer, but I'll give you back the second.  Or failing that, leave one for me with Tom Evans.   Glad you enjoyed it!
Dr. Piton says, "There is always a Better Way!"

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Re: Big Wall Lyrics
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 05:58:18 pm »
Pete,

I'll be there next week.... I'll leave one or two with Tom. Will be back periodically throughout the Summer and Fall... see you there!!!