The Mind Electric
Written by Joe Hawley of Tally Hall, originally intended to be for the band as "Inside the Mind of Simon." It appears on his solo album as "The Mind Electric." To play the first part of the song, play what is here in reverse. Bb F Think of these thoughts as limitless light Bb F Exposing closing circuitry of fright Bb F Think of each moment holding this breath Bb Eb F As death minute in decimal *play two Gs an octave apart twice* Bb F Resident minor how do you plead Bb F We'll need your testimony on the stand [service of the fee fi fo fum] Bb F Solemnly swear to tell the whole truth Bb Eb F Bb So help you son now raise your right hand *play two Gs an octave apart twice* Bb F Father your honor may I explain Bb F My brain has claimed its glory over me Bb F I've a good heart albeit insane Bb Eb F Bb Condemn him to the infirmary *flip pages rapidly* *play two Gs an octave apart eight times* *have ambient conversation* *make a racecar approach* Cm G Cm G All mine towers crumble down the flowers gasping under rubble Cm G Cm G Shrieking in the hall of lull thy genius sates a thirst for trouble Bb F Scattering sparks of thought energy Bb F Deliver me and carry me away Bb F Here in my kingdom I am your lord Bb Eb F Bb I order you to cower and pray *fiasco* Cm G Cm Nuns commence incanting [axon dendrite] as the lightning strikes mine G temples thus Cm G Cm G Electrifying mine chambers wholly scorching out thine sovereignty So... Cm G spiraling down thy majesty Cm G I beg of thee have mercy on me Cm G I was just a boy you see Cm G I plead of thee have sympathy for me Cm Cm/G Cm Cm/G Cm Eb See how the serfs work the ground [see how they fall] Ab Eb And they give it all they've got Ab Eb And they give it all they've got Ab Eb G And you give it all you've got 'til you're down Cm Eb See how the brain plays around Ab Abm Eb G7 And you fall inside a hole you couldn't see Ab Abm And you fall inside a hole inside a G Ab Bb Cm Someone help me Ab Abm G7 Cm Understand what's going on inside my mind Ab Abm Eb Doctor I can't tell if I'm not me Bb F When it grows bright the particles start to Bb F Marvel having made it through the night Bb F Never they ponder whether electric Bb Eb F Bb Calming if you look at it right!