Haiku

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Haiku
Written by Rob Cantor
Appears on Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Sung by Rob Cantor
Genre Rock
Language English




Haiku is a song by Rob Cantor.

[edit] Fun Facts

This is a great song in and of itself. Genius lyric writing. But there's a lot going on in the background; the extra spaces before the song starts going and even during it. The auditory scene set by the track in the beginning is that they're playing in a small bar with a jerky audience. There's some talking going on at the beginning.

At one point, Paul Mansoor (who is also known as the guy who cannonballs into the pool in Joe Hawley's movie "The Other Way") yells out "PLAY THE BANANA SONG!" and at another time, Henry Birdseye (great-grandson of Clarence Birdseye, inventor of frozen food) is taking a phone call and says in a low, muffled voice: "Hey, what's going on." and "That depends on what kind of surfboard you wanna buy." then says he'll have to call back because the band starts to play.

Joe is kind of the drunk guy that gets up on stage and starts singing without permission. He is boo'd off only to return later and sneak in the yelled line: "I wrote a haiku for you!"



[edit] Lyrics

I have been trying
To write a haiku for you
Some things I just can't do

Maybe you're beyond
Ancient Asian poetry
Or maybe it's just me

I have been trying
To get this haiku just right all night
For you; alright I'm through

Maybe this poem
Was lost in the sauce we spilled
That never got refilled

I've never thought much
Of formulaic verse anyway
And rhymes are not my forte

I have been trying
To get this haiku just right all night
For you; alright I'm through

I'm trying not to try too hard
But you're hard to write down right
So I pen these tried attempts
At haikus for you tonight

Lah dah dee diddum
Lah dah dah dum doo ditto
Dum doo lah dee doh

There, that's sufficient
I wrote a haiku for you
Well I tried at least, and that's not so bad
I'm working here; can that be said for you?

I'm trying not to try too hard
But you're hard to write down right
So I pen these tried attempts
At haikus for you tonight

Words don't work like Webster says
They trip me up all night
I'm just trying to write for you
But you're hard to write down right 


[edit] Tabs/Chords

By: http://www.facebook.com/TheSushiPizza

NOTE: If you want the Am can be C but I like Am better)
(Added by Steamlord313: Alternate [and in my opinion better] chords have been added in parentheses.)

G
I have been trying
Am (C) D (F# dim) G
To write a haiku for you
Am (C) D (F# dim)
Some things I just cant do


G Am (C)
Maybe you're beyond
D (F# dim) G
Ancient Asian poetry
Am (C) D (F# dim)
Or maybe it's just me


G
I have been trying
Am (C) D (F# dim) Em A
To get this haiku just right all night
Em A D
For you; alright I'm through


G
Maybe this poem
Am (C) D (F# dim) G
Was lost in the sauce we spilled
Am (C) D (F# dim)
That never got refilled


G
I've never thought much
Am (C) D (F# dim) G
Of formulaic verse anyway
Am (C) D (F# dim)
And rhymes are not my forte


G
I have been trying
Am (C) D (F# dim) Em A
To get this haiku just right all night
Em A D
For you; alright I'm through


CHORUS:
F Dm G C
I'm trying not to try too hard
F G C

But you're hard to write down right
F Dm G C
So I pen these tried attempts
F G Am D
At haikus for you tonight


SOLO:
G Am (C) D (F# dim) (x2)


G
Lah dah dee diddum
Am (C) D (F# dim) G
Lah dah dee doom doo ditto
Am (C) D (F# dim)
Dum doo lah dee doh


G (N.C.)
There, that's sufficient
Am (C) D (F# dim) Em
I wrote a haiku for you
A Em
Well I tried at least, and that's not so bad
A D
I'm working here; can that be said for you


CHORUS:
F Dm G C
I'm trying not to try too hard
F G C
But you're hard to write down right
F Dm G C
So I pen these tried attempts
F G Am D
At haikus for you tonight


F Dm G C
Words dont work like Webster says
F G C
They trip me up all night
F Dm G C
I'm just trying to write for you
F G C
But you're hard to write down right
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