Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street Chords

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Chorus

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then (on last line)...

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Bm2 |A2 |* then right into verse progression

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Grey Street (Chords)

Intro

Oh...

Verse 1

Look at how she listens. She says

nothing of what she thinks. She just goes

stumbling through her memories, Star-ing

out on to Grey Street. But she thinks,

"Hey, How did I

come to this? I dream myself a

thousand times around the world, but I can't get

out of this place." (yeah) Oh there's an...

Chorus 1

Empt-i-ness in-side her. And, she'll do

an-y-thing to fill it in. But all the

Bm2 |A2 | * back to verse chords

colors mix to-gether.......... to (Grey!)

Grey! And it

breaks her heart! (How she...)

Verse 2

How she wishes it was different

She prays to God most every night

And though she swears He doesn't listen

There's still a hope in her He might

She says, "I pray

But they fall on deaf ears,

Am I supposed to take it on myself?

To get out of this place" (yeah) (Oh there's...)

Chorus 2

There's loneliness inside her

And she'd do anything to fill it in

And though it's red blood bleeding from her now

It feels like cold blue ice in her heart

When all the colors mix together - to Grey!

And it breaks her heart. (There's a...)

Verse 3

There's a stranger speaking outside her door

Says take what you can from your dreams

Make them as real as anything

It'd take the work out of the courage

But she says, "Please

There's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door,

I live on the corner of Grey Street

and the end of the world!" (Oh there's an...)

Chorus 3

There's an emptiness inside her

And she'd do anything to fill it in

And though it's red blood bleeding from her now

It's more like cold blue ice in her heart

She feels like kicking out all the windows

And setting fire to this life

She could change everything about her,

using colors bold and bright

But all the colors mix together - to Grey!

And it breaks her heart.

And it breaks her heart.

It breaks her heart.

To Grrrr-eeeeee-yyyyyyyyyy--yyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Yeaaahhhhhhh-hhhhhhhhhh-hhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah-ah!

END

Comments:

I've updated the intro/verse ("main") progression to show the correct timing. In doing so, I've

simplified it only to a rhythm overview. There are slides, palms/mutes and double strums mixed

in there, but you should be able to figure out the interpretable details more easily without me

complicating the picture. The sliding between G, A, D/F# and D/F#, G, and back up to Bm should

be intuitive if you look at the formations. To get this down, I recommend using 2 figured chords

with the Bm and D/F# using middle (on 6th string) and ring (on 3rd string) and G and A using

index (on 6th) and ring (locked on 3rd). The correct way (Dave's way) is to use E-form bar.

Since I am not Dave, nor trying to be, I use only 2 fingers out at a time and it is still a

really fun and quick moving pattern. Additionally, my sloppy, fat fingers are really good about

accidentally muting strings. Well, here you WANT to mute out the 5th and 2nd strings (so, job

accomplished). For the muted 4th string, I have found that it doesn't sound bad left open. I

think I'm starting to prefer it this way actually.

Going back to my 2-finger suggestion, if you start out by picking, simultaniusly, the 6th and 3rd

strings with your thumb and middle finger (respectfully) then you will hear the song unfold. When

the light goes off, grab a pick and start strumming.