"One Four Five" as written by and Felix Riebl....
Listen doctor I have pain that grows inside myself
Shelf me please, I just can't ease the pain, I need some drugs to help
Ah pollution fills my lungs and convolution fills my mind
Ah my legs do ache, I contemplate that living's less than fine
My spine does tingle when I think of being freed from this curse
But what is worse I feel life is a bubble blown until it's burst
Oh doctor I am desperate to get rid of this feeling
Oh doctor I am desperate for some good soul healing

The doctor turned and gave a grin and reached into his bag
But instead of an injection got a record with a tag
That said listen to this daily with hip shaking and such things
Then he puts the record in grabs a mic and starts to sing
You need some -

One four five
To make you high to make you high
To make you high to make you high
When heaven falling from the sky
To make you high to make you high

Doctor I am feeling better, what was that you sang?
Did you write it or recite it or just steal it from a band?
Ah my bones are feeling stronger and my spirit's feeling fresh
Ah that dose of 145 has put the life back in my breath
'yes yes yes' the doctor said then he sat me down and say
'young man don't think I wrote these chords,
they're written in your brain'
and when you hear them there's a shakedown that begins within the mind
‘Cause these three chords make people feeling better all the time ah
They keep repeating like a scratch on a cd
But it's quality ‘cause these three harmonies breed positivity
Protecting against insanity of modern insecurities
Believe me when I tell you all you need is to be hearing all that

One four five
To make you high to make you high
To make you high to make you high
When they said what and you said why
To make you high to make you high

The doctor turned and gave a grin and reached into his bag
But instead of an injection got a record with a tag
That said listen to this daily with hip shaking and such things
Then he puts the record in grabs a mic and starts to sing
You need some -

One four five

To make you high to make you high
When you could not count to pi
When you're told you can't fly
To make you high to make you high

Times like these you need some
One four five


Lyrics submitted by -Amz-

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    General Comment'145' - refers to one of the most famous chord progressions in modern music, where one refers to the first chord in whatever key, let's say E, 4 relates to the fourth chord, which would be A, and 5 relating to the fifth chord, which would be B, relatively speaking.

    So many songs, particularly choruses, work on this magical combination of chords, and the combination just gives a wonderful uplifting feeling, as shown in the chorus of this song, 'La Bamba', 'Wild Thing', and numerous others.

    Just this morning, I was feeling sleepy and grumpy at having to get up early and look after my young kids, lovely as they are, and then I just started playing La Bamba on my guitar, and the magical 1-4-5 chords just had us all up and dancing about the room!
    FishesWillLaughon June 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentvery very awesome song.. amazingly funky, great to dance to, fantastic live..
    -Amz-on May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment1-4-5 = blues/rock chord progression
    bugoffon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how music is perfect for making you high and happy.
    greenzobon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking 145 means "I love music," like how 143 means "I love you." Just a thought.
    danielgmon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmusic is the best medicine.
    uber-bubbleon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never knew about the chord progression thing, and always wondered what "one four five" was. Very cool.

    As a total "coincidence" by the way... five and a half years ago, the girl I was dating (who is now my wife) sent me the first Cat Empire album for Christmas. The first day I listened to it? 1/04/05. No joke.
    inspiruson July 19, 2010   Link

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