Em Bm Am I guess I thought his clothes and personal possessions would somehow make me feel his presence. But his mittens with mismatching thumbs are dumb without his hands to animate them. I guess in the same way i thought that if i lay myself down in this field something would be revealed if i listen hard, i listen hard Things are rarely as i expect Echoing Hallmark card sentiments like “Please accept our deepest sympathies” and quotings with great regret A lifetime of generating assets can be a real pain in the ass Shifting through old boxes of shit in the garage And when old people die there are no casserole and pies at the end of the rainbow Just a lot of grown ups with wet eyes Red faces and neck ties from ten years ago On the last happy or sad occasion And don' forget to get the good shirt laundered I've squandered all my thoughtful words in the first third of my life And i said i wasn't going to write anymore songs like this I don't want to write anymore songs like this I, I know I know this the first of a thousand goodbyes I, I know I know this is the first of ten thousand goodbyes
The intro part should be involve some sort of pick pattern to sound like the record. The notes in parenthesis (G# and Bb) are just individual notes to be played on the bass strings.
C C/b Am (G#) (Bb) ROGER What Happened to Benny? What Happened to his Heart And the Ideals he Once Pursued? BENNY And the Owner of that lot Next Door Has the Right to do with it as he Pleases ROGER Happy Birthday, Jesus G BENNY (spoken) The Rent MARK You're wasting your time ROGER (spoken) We're broke F MARK And you Broke your Word-This is Absurd G BENNY There is One Way you Won't Have to Pay F ROGER I Knew It G BENNY Next Door The Home of CyberArts You see F And now that the Block is Rezoned G Our Dream can Become F A Reality C F You'll See Boys C F You'll See Boys VERSE (spoken) A State of the Art Digital Virtual Interactive Studio I'll Forego your Rent And on Paper Guarantee That you can Stay here for Free If You'll Do Me One Small Favor MARK (spoken) What? BENNY (spoken) Convince Maureen To Cancel her Protest MARK (spoken) Why not get an Injunction Or Call the Cops? BENNY (spoken) I did, and They're on Stand By G But my Investors Would Rather F I Handle this Quietly ROGER (spoken) You can't Quietly Wipe Out An Entire Tent City Then Watch "It's Wonderful Life" On T.V. BENNY You Wanna Produce Films And Write Songs You Need Somewhere to Do It It's What we Used to Dream About Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It C F You'll See Boys You'll See Boys Eb C You'll See the Beauty of a Studio Eb That Let's Us Do Our Work C And Get Paid Eb With Condos on the Top C Who's Rent Keeps Open our Shop Eb Just Stop the Protest D And You'll Have It Made C You'll See Or You'll Pack