It’s ”Everything you ever wanted to know about a Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers song but were afraid to ask Friday” (This needs a catchier title) This week Your Heart Belongs to the Midwest!

Meaning

So far, it’s been easy to explain what the lyrics of these songs meant to me at the time, with this song it’s a bit harder to pinpoint. In a lot of ways it’s a straight forward break up track ,but it’s also very confused on if the right choices were made. ”I just can’t seem to let you go” is in no way said in a negative manner it just reaffirms the staying power and history i have with this person. This was the last song I wrote for the record and i wrote it while we were in the studio recording the other songs for the album. Your Heart was originally 8 songs with You Rule Lindsay and the title track not coming into play until the last week of recording. 

Lyrics

I could reminisce
Sit outside your house all night
But what good would that do me?
It keeps me up all night but it’s worth staying up for
If I get closer to you

Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how far you go
Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how long I am gone

Hold on in disarray
I’ve been thinking more about everything
Hold on, I’m passing through
And I’ve been thinking more about every day

Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how far you go
Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how long I am gone

I just can’t seem to let you go

                   F

e

b—1

g—2

d—3

a—3

e

 then

e

b—1

g—0

d—3

a—3

e

                 C          

e          

b —1       

g —0        

d —2       

a —3       

e

                  Am

e

b—1

g—2

d—2

a

e       

                  Em

e

b

g

d—2

a—2

e

F

 could reminisce

C                       Am  Em
Sit outside your house all night

F                                                    Em Am
But what good would that do me?

F                                                         Am Em
It keeps me up all night but it’s worth staying up for

F                            Em Am  G
If I get closer to you

Am Em Am Em
Your heart belongs to the midwest

F
No matter how far you go

Am Em Am Em
Your heart belongs to the midwest

G
No matter how long I am gone

INTRO


C
Hold on in disarray

Am
I’ve been thinking more about everything

C
Hold on, I’m passing through

Am   G
And I’ve been thinking more about every day

Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how far you go
Your heart belongs to the midwest
No matter how long I am gone

C   Am
I just can’t seem to let you go

Live -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QhBzo7gNE0

 


I use to be in a band called Parker. We released a split with dowsing and we wrote about 9 more songs after that, this is my favorite of the songs we never had a chance to record. 


Thanks Amanda! <3

amandaspoetry:

Noise that faded to a ringing in my ear
I hope that you can learn to trust me
I hope that I can be sincere
And all you hold dearly, you hold with shaking hands
You always sing your praises in a voice that you can’t stand
And I hold back so I will feel your influence
But I just have to ask if you too hate these distances
But every passing town I see
I can’t help but hear you talk to me
And I hold back so I won’t feel at all
So I won’t feel at all
Your influence at all

Love, you get weary when you think of the winter cold
You press your head against my window
And you curse the end of fall

(note: I just recently started listening to Warren Franklin but I do not regret it at all. The sound is so unique, but so hard hitting. I honestly just can’t get past the lyrics, the honesty of it all, and the whole sound that goes along with it. Every song I have listened to by Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers has been remarkable in it’s own way and I suggest you check them out, too! This song is just kind of killing me right now, too.) 

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It’s Friday! That means I have the lyrics , meanings and tabs for another song this time it’s State Capitals.

Meaning:

When I was younger going on my first tours I hadn’t been out of IL much. Playing shows and sleeping on floors with your friends is quite an exciting way to see the country, and back then we had tons of free time and off days to wonder. A lot of times we would bring people who would just come and hang out, this song is about the first few tours,and about how new everything felt. In the song song I talk about Claire from Washington, she is a real person and that is her real name. I was taking a greyhound out to NY and she was tagging along with her friend just to see new states, when i was writing the song i felt it important to mention her and relate what she was doing to the rest of the song. I wrote this song a few months after I wrote ”Your Heart” and it was kind of shelved for a while I used a line from it in Every Letter ” When you read me lines from the books you love” altered from ”Describe to me all the books you’re reading” and I used it for the name of a band i was a part of for awhile, but the song did not get played again until my brother brought it up around the same time I was thinking of songs for Now That I’m Here, I Can’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else.

Lyrics

Remorsefully in tune 
with the saddest songs you knew 
you came along to see the countryside 
I can make it through the night 
if someone else can too 
coffee and conversation in morning light 

For a week you had hoped we’d meet 
right outside of your state capital 

Claire from Washington 
heading East to visit friends 
we traded stories on my ride home 
of the weather and the west 
and the cities she likes best 
she came along to see the countryside 

Describe to me all the books you’re reading 
right outside of your state capital

Tabs:

Chords

                 C          

e          

b —1       

g —0        

d —2       

a —3       

e

                  Am

e

b—1

g—2

d—2

a

e       

                  Em

e

b

g

d—2

a—2

e

                   G

e

b—1

g—0

d—0

a—2

e—3

                   F

e

b—1

g—2

d—3

a—3

e

C

Remorsefully in tune 

              Am
with the saddest songs you knew 

Em                                                          G
you came along to see the countryside 

C
I can make it through the night 

Am
if someone else can too 

Em                                                           G
coffee and conversation in morning light 

 F         C                   G                        Am Em
For a week you had hoped we’d meet 

F        C                     G
right outside of your state capital 

(Repeat for 2nd verse and chorus)

the picking at the end goes..

e

b

g          0

d       0

a 0-3

e

and then..

e

b

g

d           5- 4 -00

a 5

e 3

FREE DOWNLOAD:  http://warrenfranklin.bandcamp.com/

Alt version before recording—-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WirHY9aSDKo

(via warrenfranklin)


It’s Friday! That means I have the lyrics , meanings and tabs for another song this time it’s State Capitals.

Meaning:

When I was younger going on my first tours I hadn’t been out of IL much. Playing shows and sleeping on floors with your friends is quite an exciting way to see the country, and back then we had tons of free time and off days to wonder. A lot of times we would bring people who would just come and hang out, this song is about the first few tours,and about how new everything felt. In the song song I talk about Claire from Washington, she is a real person and that is her real name. I was taking a greyhound out to NY and she was tagging along with her friend just to see new states, when i was writing the song i felt it important to mention her and relate what she was doing to the rest of the song. I wrote this song a few months after I wrote ”Your Heart” and it was kind of shelved for a while I used a line from it in Every Letter ” When you read me lines from the books you love” altered from ”Describe to me all the books you’re reading” and I used it for the name of a band i was a part of for awhile, but the song did not get played again until my brother brought it up around the same time I was thinking of songs for Now That I’m Here, I Can’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else.

Lyrics

Remorsefully in tune 
with the saddest songs you knew 
you came along to see the countryside 
I can make it through the night 
if someone else can too 
coffee and conversation in morning light 

For a week you had hoped we’d meet 
right outside of your state capital 

Claire from Washington 
heading East to visit friends 
we traded stories on my ride home 
of the weather and the west 
and the cities she likes best 
she came along to see the countryside 

Describe to me all the books you’re reading 
right outside of your state capital

Tabs:

Chords

                 C          

e          

b —1       

g —0        

d —2       

a —3       

e

                  Am

e

b—1

g—2

d—2

a

e       

                  Em

e

b

g

d—2

a—2

e

                   G

e

b—1

g—0

d—0

a—2

e—3

                   F

e

b—1

g—2

d—3

a—3

e

C

Remorsefully in tune 

              Am
with the saddest songs you knew 

Em                                                          G
you came along to see the countryside 

C
I can make it through the night 

Am
if someone else can too 

Em                                                           G
coffee and conversation in morning light 

 F         C                   G                        Am Em
For a week you had hoped we’d meet 

F        C                     G
right outside of your state capital 

(Repeat for 2nd verse and chorus)

the picking at the end goes..

e

b

g          0

d       0

a 0-3

e

and then..

e

b

g

d           5- 4 -00

a 5

e 3

FREE DOWNLOAD:  http://warrenfranklin.bandcamp.com/

Alt version before recording—-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WirHY9aSDKo


Q
Sweet man, thank you! My friend plays trumpet, expect a video cover coming your way once the tabs are up.
A

Awesome!!!!!!!


Q
Hey Warren! I discovered your music from a CYLS split last summer and Bro Downs became the theme song of our summer. Wanna help a brother learn to play it?
A

Hey man! Every Friday I will be posting the tabs to one of our songs. It might be a bit until that one gets posted because we are tabbing out the horn part as well but it will be up sooner than later! Thanks for the question. 


Ask me some questions!!!! It’s fun.


AWESOME!!!!!!!

Very excited to tell you that we are playing with Matt pryor of The Get Up Kids and Bob Nanna of Braid May 17th in Chicago, IL at The Beat Kitchen


Q
What kind of pizza should I order? I'm hungry and indecisive
Anonymous
A

Oh, this is serious…