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Ballad Of An Ordinary Man song lyrics by Pete Christie

March 24th, 2013

Ballad of an Ordinary Man is my protest song.

 

A song which protests about the erosion of the principles of life that were once described as ‘rights’, only to be conveniently re-defined as merely temporary privileges by the changing of political horizons.

 
 
Pete Gristie palying the Lowden O10 guitar at Dancing Ledge Isle of Purbeck Dorset UK

Photo at Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK

 
 

You can listen to’Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ on ‘Pete Christie’s SoundCloud profile page

 

British singer songwriter | English songs | Acoustic Fingerstyle Technique

 
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Ballad of an Ordinary Man


 

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, trying to do the best that he can
Taught to know the value of his word, he got tossed into the theatre of the absurd
So down the road of life he makes his way, trying to do an honest job, make some honest pay
He takes his disappointments in his stride, and he smiles though he’s beaten up inside.
Sometimes he feels that he’s winning – most times he knows he’s not
Sometimes his head won’t stop spinning, most times he makes the most of what he’s got
Discontented with his lot

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, caught up in someone else’s master plan
Tries to keep his head above the flood, feels his feet are sinking in the mud
Knows that something somewhere is bound to break, had about as much as he can take
The voice of doubt keeps whispering in his ear, but still, he will endeavour to persevere
Stumbling blindly through the fog of confusion, fighting battles he’s already lost
Treads the line between faith and delusion, another burning bridge he’s still to cross
Nothing ventured, nothing lost

 

Thumbing slowly through old photographs, taken when he was in his teens
He stares at faces of friends who’ve passed, and he wonders what it means…

 

Inst.

 

In the line marked “Situations Vacant”, he finds himself at the back of the queue
Down the stairs and into the basement, in the dark, without a clue,
Of what an ordinary man’s supposed to do

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, bound to do the best that he can
Rising as the new day has begun, he will go to bed relieved that it is done.
His minutes turn to hours, months to years, he remains the product of his fears
A shadow of the man he planned to be, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
Wonders how he’s supposed to make a difference, when every day he’s under attack
And every way is filled with frustration, one step forward two steps back
Stuck on the wrong side of the tracks

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man

 
 
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‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ is also available to watch on the ‘Pete Christie YouTube Channel

 
 

2 British singer songwriters acoustic guitarists with loop station | effects play Surrey

July 14th, 2012

Pete Christie and Paul Liddell at Farncombe Cavern Surrey

‎28 September at 08:00 at The Farncombe Cavern

live music event poster of Pete Christie and Paul Liddell at Farncombe Cavern in Surrey

 

Paul Liddell is coming down from Sunderland. The last time we performed together was in April, in Northampton at Kontra Roots. It’s going to be a great night! We are two hard working British singer songwriters, acoustic guitarists with loop station / effects and our own unique guitar techniques.

 

Pete Christie
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

 

Paul Liddell
Sunderland

Paul’s current album is ‘Milestones  And Motorways’: proudly a home-made and independent release.

 

Paul Liddell is an absolute Master of the loop station… I’m dead chuffed he’ll be my special guest at The Farncombe Cavern on Friday 20th July… REALLY looking forward to what should be a GREAT night

 

Pete Christie video ‘Easy Come Easy Go’ filmed at BBC Brighton

 

You can check out a recent Paul Liddell video

 

Ghost of Tom Joad – (Rage Against The Machine cover) – Paul Liddell – Ont’ Sofa

 

 

A great live music venue in Surrey

This great purpose built music venue is hosted bymusician drummer, music enthusiast and thoroughly lovely bloke Andy Moore

 

The sound engineer is Stuart Skyisfallin McAlpine

 

The Farncombe Cavern is a regular live entertainment venue, situated above the Freeholders Public House in St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey.   01483 416741

 

The Farncombe Cavern is an intimate and comfortable venue, with a capacity of about 110 with a mix of seating and standing.

 

Tickets are available for the Pete Christie live music event at Farncombe Cavern from Skiddle

£8 in advance or £10 on the door

The Good Intent, Petersfield | live music Hampshire

January 22nd, 2012

The best place to perform live music in Petersfield is easily ‘The Good Intent’.

 

The Landlord and owner, Peter Sharman knows his music and supports local musicians by always booking and appreciating accomplished artists and bands on a Sunday evening.

 

Recent review from Peter at The Good Intent, Petersfield:

Pedro1968 ‎ – 19 Sep 2011

Pete Christie is a sensational solo performer – I have had the pleasure of watching him play live in my pub many times now and Pete generates an amazing atmosphere every time! I would recommend trying to catch him the next time he is playing – you won’t be disapointed!

 
 

Pete Christie is playing at The Good Intent on Sunday 22 January 2012 and again on Sunday 11 March 2012

Got a couple of new songs to share with the audience!

The Good Intent

40 – 46 College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire.

GU31 4AF
(01730) 263838

It’s a great place to play;  in a 16th Century coaching inn with Master Cellarman status and lots of good reviews on Tripadvisor for the restaurant and B&B.

Kieran Halpin Headline with Guest Pete Christie at Sunray Folk Club

July 18th, 2011

“Great songs, great singing and great stories”

Bob Kirkpatrick runs a successful folk club on the music circuit, at Broadmayne Village Hall, Dorchester, that offers a wonderful venue for unplugged acoustics, has grown a lovely loyal audience of music lovers and hosts a charming and welcoming evening for visiting musicians.

Pete Christie I made some new friends at Sunray Folk club and rekindled old acquaintences, who listened intently to my songwriter performane of crafted lyrics. It means a lot to me to know that people can be touched by the words like ‘Waiting in the Wings’, in a venue where every note is heard. The Lowden sounded great and the sustain was awesome.

Kieran Halpin is a true storyteller; with comical anecdotes about travelling with his famiy in a caravan in Australia,among other touching stories, delivered in an engaging Irish brogue. I enjoyed ‘I don’t write love songs any more’; a sentiment I relate to!

Fine gentlemen players.

Sunray Folk Club

We like how Bob always puts on food for his musicians and  audience at Sunray Folk Club events . Nice one Bob!

Derrin Nauendorf Pete Christie Alex Roberts – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Mr Kyps

May 30th, 2011

Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts pay tribute to Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’ for their encore song together

Live at Mr-Kyps in Poole, Dorset, UK 13.03.2011

Pete Christie @ The George at Alton, Hampshire

April 9th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle set at The George in Alton Hampsire UK

New Theatre Royal, Southsea – Bemis and friends ‘Black Velvet Band’

April 6th, 2011

Posted on Facebook by Gareth Howells of Bemis
this is a Bemisian, a semi-Bemisian and a Pyrate singing an irish ballad in a beautiful theatre, having never played together before…..on an amazing night in November. Ahhhhh…..memories Pete Christie David Gallows Richard Leo of Bemis, sing ‘Black Velvet Band’

An evening at New Theatre Royal in Southsea with some of the best Folk Festival acts in the UK.

Also featured on this amazing bill was Paul from regular festival headliners The Men They Couldn’t Hang.  Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs, whose tongue-in-cheek comedy, Rock’n’Roll Skiffle and Skunk Rock are sure fire hits with any audience.

Video by KrilaSounds

Sun 21 November

booking agent / music promoter

singer songwriter 2011

March 6th, 2011

Pete Christie Live @ The Royal Portland Arms

February 17th, 2011

Derrin Naurendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts, Live @ Mr Kyps

February 2nd, 2011

3 outstanding acoustic guitarists together on 1 bill for 1 night

@ Mr Kyps ‘in the round’ Sunday 13 March 2011

Advance: £7.00
Door: £9.00

Great songs. Great guitar techniques. Great night.

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