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Standard guitar tuning:EADGBECapo on 2 fret
C F C F C F CWe must taClk in every telephone Get eaFten off thCe web We must riCp out all the epilogues in theF books that we have reGad And iCn the face of every criminal StraFpped firmly to a chair We muCst stare, we musGt stare, we musCt stare We must Ctake all of the medicines too exFpensive now tCo sell Set fCire to the preacher who is Fpromising us hGell And in Cthe ear of every anarchist thFat sleeps but doesn't dream We muCst sing, we must sGing, we must sCing It'll go like this: WhilFe my mother Gwaters plants My fathCer loads his guFns He says dFeath will give us Gback to god Just liAmke this setting sFun is Greturned to this lonesome ocean And then they splashed into the deep blue CseFa C F ICt was a FwonderfulG splash C F C C G C We must blCend into the choir Sing Fecstatic with the Cwhole We must memCorize nine numbers and deFny we have a sGoul And in this enCdless race for property andF privilege to be one We mCust run, we muGst run, we mCust run We must haCng up in the belfry where the bFats and moonlight lCaugh We must sCtare into a crystal ball and Fonly see the Gpast And in thCe caverns of tomorrow With just our flashliFghts and our love We must pClunge, we muGst plunge, we musCt plunge CAnd then we'll get down there to the very bottom of everything And we'll see it, we'll see it, we'll see it Oh myF mornings coming bGack The whCole world's wakinFg up In tFhe city buses are Gswimming past AmI'm happy jusFt because IG found out I'm really no one C F C We Are Nowhere and It's Now
G Bm Em D G Bm Em DGIf you hate the Bmtaste of EmwineD, why do you dGrink it Bmtill your EmblinDd And if Gyou swear Bmthat there's noC truth and who Dcares, how come youEm say it like you're riDght Why are yoGu scared to dBmream oEmf GoDd, when it's sGalvationBm that you EmwantD You see, sGtars that Bmclear have Cbeen dead forD years, but the iEmdea just lives Don GIn our wheels thBmat roll aEmrounDd, as we move oGver theBm grouEmnd D and allG day it seBmems we've been Cin betweDen, a paEmst and future toDwn We are Emnowhere and it's noDw We are Emnowhere and it's noDw In like Ca ten minute dream in theD passenger seat While the world waGs flying byD Emm I hEmmaven't been gone very lDong but it seems like a lifetime
G Em G Bm G Em G Bm DAmI been sleeping so Dstrange at night AmSide effects they don't aDdvertise AmI been sleeping so Dstrange AmWith a head full of peDsticide
G Bm Em D G Bm Em DGI got no plans aBmnd too muEmch tDime, I feelG to restBmless to unEmwindD I'm alwGays lost iBmn thought aCs i walk the blDock to my favoEmrite neon-sDign GWhere the waitreBmss looks concEmerneDd, but sGhe neverBm says a wEmord D Just tuGrns the juBmkebox on anCd we hum aloDng and i smiEmle back at hDer GAnd my friend coBmmes afterEm worDk, when the feGatures sBmtarts to bEmlurrD She sayGs: "These Bmbars are fiClled with things thaDt kill, but now you pEmrobably should have leDarned" Did you foEmrget that yellow Dbird? How could you foEmrget that yellDow bird SChe took a small silverese and pinnedD it on to me, and saidG this one will Dbring you Emluck I don't Emknow if it's true, but iD keep it for good luck
G Em G Bm G Em G BmOld Soul Song (For The New World) D Bm G [a] D D Bm G [a] D DGrDsusey like new day leaks through Bmthe window G [a] D and some old song comes on the alarm clock radio. DWe Dsuswalk the forty blocks to the middBmle G [a] D of the place we heard where everything would be G [a] D and there were barracades to keep us off the street, Bm G Em [a] but the crowd kept pushing forward until they swallowed the police. Yeah, they wentEm wild yeah, they went wGild. Yeah, they wentEm wild yeah, they went wGild. D Bm G [a] D D Bm G [a] D We DleDsusft before the dust had time to seBmttle G [a] D and all the broken glass swept off the avenue. On the wDayDsus home I held your camera like a biblBme, G [a] D wishing so bad that it held some kind of truth. G [a] D And I stood nervous next to you in the dark room, Bm G Em [a] you dropped the paper in the water and it all begins to bloom. Yeah, they went wEmild yeah, they went wiGld. Yeah, they went wEmild yeah, they went wiGld. D G Bm Em [a] D G Bm Em [a] G [a] D Just when I get so lonesome I can't speak, Bm G Em [a] I see some flowers on a hill side, like a wall of new TVs. Yeah, they went wEmild. yeah, they went Gwild. Yeah, they went Emwild. yeah, they went wGild. Yeah, they went wiDld. yeah, they went Emwild. Yeah, they went wGild. yeah, they went Emwild. Lua well i Gknow that iGadd9t is freezing but i thGink we hGadd9ave to walkC Cadd9 C Cadd9 I keepG waving to theGadd9 taxis they keep turGning theGadd9ir lights oCffCadd9 C Cadd9 butAm julie knows a party at some actor's westsideD loft Dsus2 D Dsus2 supplies areAm endless in theC evening by Amthe morniDng they'lGl be Gadd9goneG Gadd9 When eveGrything gets loneGadd9ly I canG be my oGadd9wn best friCenCadd9d C Cadd9 I'lGl grab a coffee aGadd9nd the pGaper; haGadd9ve my own cConCadd9verCsaCadd9tions WitAmh the sidewalk and the pigeons and my window rDeflectDsus2ion D Dsus2 The mask I pAmolish in the evCening, by Amthe morniDng looks Glike Gadd9shitG Gadd9 and i kAm7now you have a heavy heart i can feeGl it when we kiss andAm7 many men stronger than me have thrown theirG backs out tryinDsus to lift it butAm me im not a gaEmmble you canG count onD me to spliCt the love iAm show you in theC evening by the mornAming won'Dt exiGst Gadd9 G Gadd9 You're looking skGinnGadd9y like a model with your eyesG alGadd9l paintedC bCadd9lacCadd9k You just keep goiGng Gadd9to the bathroom always say yoGu'lGadd9l be righCt Cadd9bacCadd9k WelAml it takes one to know one, kid, I think you'vDe got Dsus2it bad D Dsus2 But what's sAmo easy in the eCvening, byAm the mornDing is suGch a Gadd9dragG. Gadd9 I've got a flask GinsGadd9ide my pocket we can share itG onGadd9 the traiCn Cadd9 Cadd9 If you promise toG stGadd9ay conscious I will try and dGo tGadd9he same C Cadd9 Cadd9 We Ammight die from medication, but we sure killed Dall thDsus2e pain D Dsus2 But what wasAm normally in thCe evening, by thAme morning seeDms inGsane.Gadd9 G Gadd9 And I'mAm7 not sure what the trouble was that sGtarted all of this TheAm7 reasons have run away but the feGeling neverDsus did It's not someAmthing I would rEmecommend, buGt it is oDne way to lCive Cause what isAm simple in the mCoonlight, byAm the morDning never Gis Gadd9 G Gadd9 What's so Amsimple in the moConlight, now its Amso complDicatedEm. What's so Amsimple in the moonClight, so simplAme in the moConlight G Trail Under Water [a] [a] E You were born inside of a raindrop D [a] I watched you falling to your death [a] E And the sun, well it could not save you D [a] It'd fallen down too, the streets are wet [a] E Body of water, toxic and timeless D [a] The Atlantic ocean, New York skyline [a] E I always get lost when I leave the village D [a] So I couldn't come meet you in Brooklyn last night [a] E But I sing glory for my lowest And I will say peDace to the peopleE at me [a] E While the world waits for an explosion D [a] That instant of life that wipes that slate clean SoF♯ don't be foEoled So F♯don't be liEed to LovC♯e was F♯alwaysB crEuel DoF♯n't act straEnge DonF♯'t be a strEanger It C♯happeF♯ned toB meE, now it's happening to you But if you take that trDain underwater then we could talk it through [a] E D [a] [a] E D [a] [a] E Well if I could tame all of my desires D [a] Wait out the weather that howls in my brain [a] E Because it seems that it's always changing D [a] The wind's indecision, the sorrowful rain [a] E I was a postcard, I was a record D [a] I was a camera until I went blind [a] E Now I'm riding all over this island Looking for soDmething to open myE eyes [a] E Well we still sing glory from a highrise D [a] And I will say thanks if you're pouring my drinks [a] E While the world waits for an explosion D [a] That moment in time when we are set free So dF♯on't stayE mad JusF♯t let someE time pass And iC♯n the F♯mornBing Eyou'll wake feeling new AndF♯ if I dEon't come back I mF♯ean, if I getE sidetracked It's C♯only 'F♯causBe I Ewanted to Keeping up Dwith the moon on an all night avenue [a] E D [a] First Day of my Life
IntroC E Am F G C x2(Pick) CThis is the fiErst day of my liAmfe FSwear I was boGrn right in the doCorway CI went out in the raEin, suddenly everything chAmanged They're spreading blD7ankets on the beach G CYours is the fiErst face that I saAmw FThink I was blGind before I meCt you CDon't know where I amE, don't know where I've Ambeen But I know whD7ere I want to goG So CI thought I'Gd let yoAmu know That thesFe things take fGorever IC especiC/Bally aAmm slow But Dadd9I realized how I need you and I wondered if I could come homeC
C G Am Dadd9 Fadd9 FCI remember the tiEme you drove all niAmght FJust to meGet me in the moCrning CI thought it was stErange, you said everything chAmanged You felt aD7s if you'd just wokGe up And you saiCd, "This is thEe first day of mAmy life. FI'm glad I didn't diGe before I meCt you. CNow I don't caEre, I could go anywhAmere with you, And I'D7d probably be Ghappy." So if yoCu want tGo be witAmh me With thesFe things there's nGo telling We'll jusCt have tC/Bo wait anAmd see But I'd rather bDadd9e working for a paycheck than waiting to win the Clottery
C E AmBesides, mDadd9aybe this time its different, I mean I really think you Clike me
E Am Dadd9 Fadd9 F C E Am Dadd9 Fadd9 F CAnother Travelin Song
BiB'm changin all my strings i'm gonna write another travelin' song E about all Bthe million highways and the cities at the break of dawn F♯ i guess the best thBat i can do now is pretend that i done nothin wrong E and to dream abF♯out a train thats gonna take back whereE i belong B The ocean sBpeaks and spits and I can feel it from the interstate. E and I'm scBreaming my brother on a cell phone, he is far away. F♯ I'm saying nothing Bin the past or the future ever will feel like today. E I tell him parkF♯ it in the alley and just hoping that oEur shit is safe. B So I go baEck and forth forever B All my thouEghts they come in pairs B Oh, I will, EI won't, I doubt, I don'F♯t I'm not C♯msurprised, and I never feel quitEe prepF♯ared B Now I'm hunched over a typewriter, I guess you'd call it painting in a cave. And there's a word I can't remember and a feeling I cannot forsake. And now my ashtray's overflowing, I'm still staring at a clean, white page. The morning's at myF♯ window and she's sending me to bed again. E B Well I dreameBd of dark on the horizon, I dreamed of desert where theE dead lay down. I dreamed a prostiBtuted child touching an old man in a fast food crowd.F♯ Oh yeah I dreamt thBe ship was sinking there were people screaming all around E and I awoke to F♯my alarm clock, it was a pop song, it wEas playing loud. B So I wiEll find my fears and face theBm, Or I will Ecower like a dog. B I'll kick andE scream or kneel in glee,F♯ I'll fC♯ight like hell to hide that I'mE giviF♯ng up! B
B B B BLandlock Blues If you Cwalk away,G I'll walk awaCy First telCl me which roaGd you will take C I don'tAm want to risk oGur paths crossing Csome day Am So you waClk that way, I'llG walk this way C And theC future haGngs over our hCeads And it moCves with each Gcurrent event C Until iAmt falls all aroGund like a cold stCeady rain Am Just stayC in when it's looGking this way C And the mCoon's laying low Gin the sky C Forcing eCverything metal tGo shine C And theAm sidewalk holdsG diamonds like theC jewelry stoAmre case They arguCe walk this way, Gnow walk this wayC And LauCra's asleeGp in my bed C As I'm leCaving she wakeGs up and says C "I dreaAmmed you were caGrried away on the Ccrest of a wAmave Baby don'Ct go away, comGe here" C And thereC's kids playinGg guns in the streCet And ones Cpointing his tGree branch at me C So I puAmt my hands up IG say "enough is enCough, Am If you waClk away, I'll Gwalk away" C And he shot me dead I Amfound a liGquid cure C FromAm my landlocked bGlues C It'll passF away like aG slow parCade Am It's leaving Cbut I don't know hoGw soon C
C G C C G C Am G C Am C G CAnd the worldC's got me dizzy Gagain C You think after C22 years I'd be uGsed to the spin C And it onAmly feels worseG when I stay inC one place Am So I'm always pCacing around or walkiGng away C I keep drinking the ink from my pen And I'm balancing history books up on my head But it all boils down to one quotable phrase If you love something, give it away A good woman will pick you apart A box full of suggestions for your possible heart But you may be offended and you may be afraid But don't walk away, don't walk away We made love on the living room floor With the noise in background of a televised war And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say "If we walk away, they'll walk away" But greed is a bottomless pit And our freedom's a joke We're just taking a piss And the whole world must watch the sad comic display If you're still free start running away Cause we're coming for you!
C G C C G C Am G C Am C G CI've grown tired of holding this post I feel more like a stranger each time I come home So I'm making a deal with the devils of faith Saying "let me walk away, please" You'll be free child once you have died From the shackles of language and immeasurable time And then we can trade places, play musical grace Till then walk away, walk away SAmo I'm uGp at dawCn PuttAming on my Gshoes C I just wanFt to make a Gclean escCape Am I'm leavingC but I don't know Gwhere to C I know I'm Cleaving but I don'Gt know where to C Poison Oak A Dsus3(000230) or (000220) A Dsus3 [a] Dsus3 poison oak some boyhood bravery [a] Dsus3 when a telephone was a tin can on a string and iF♯ feA(202220)ll asleep with you still talking to me E [a] Dsus3 [a] Dsus3 you said you weren't afraid to die [a] Dsus3 in polaroids you were dressed in womans clothes [a] were you made ashamed? why'd you lock them in the Dsus3drawer? F♯/[a] E well i don't think that i ever loved you than when [a] you turned away when youDsus3 slammed the door when you stole theFm7 car drove tEm7owards mexico [a] and you wrote bad checks just to fill yoDsus3ur arm i was young enougFm7h i still believedEm7 in war [a] Fm7 [a] Fm7 but letE the poets cry themselves to slFm7eep an aEll there tearful words will turn back into sFm7team [a] Dsus3 me i'm a single cell on the serpents tongue theres a mudFm7dy field where the garden waEm7s [a] well im glad you got away but i'm still stDsus3uck out here my clothes are Fm7soaking wet from your bEm7rothers tears [a] Fm7 [a] Fm7 and i neveEr thought this life was possiFm7ble your the yellow Ebird that i've been waiting fFm7or [a] the end of paralysis i was a statuette D now i'm drunk as hFm7ell on a piano bencEm7h [a] and when i press the keys its all gets reverDsed the sound of Fm7loneliness makes me happEm7ier [a] Fm7 [a] Fm7 Road to Joy
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