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
Capo VI C: x32010 -or- x32013 Em: 022000 -or- 022003 Am: x02210 -or- x02x15 F: 133211 The alternate chords, while a bit tricky to play, sound more like the record. The entire song, save the "hold Am" parts, is: C Em Am F Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me Everyone gets to make one big mistake And if you're waitin' on me Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am) Ti-time-timing is everything if you've got nothin' but time (I got nothin' but time) And a lie don't mean nothin' if nobody knows when you're lying (lie when you lie) So lie when you do, lie when you don't Lie when you didn't, lie till you lie, lie, lie, lie They're wonderin' if anybody else is lying (end Am) Everyone gets to make one big mistake And if you're waitin' on me Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am) 'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am) Everyone gets to make one big mistake And if you're waitin' on me Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait Everyone gets to make one big mistake (mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake) And if you're waitin' on me Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (you're gonna have to wait) 'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day (it doesn't even matter if it don't even matter) When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am) Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder (hold Am) Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me (hold Am)
Citizen Cope/Clarence Greenwood has a very restrained playing style in that he rarely plays full chords. Most of the guitar work in this song is with thirds; you can try these chords:
- G: 320xxx / 325xx
- C: x320xx / x325xx
- A: 542xxx
Citizen Cope More Than it Seems The entire song is: G C A G Lyrics: Your so Pure(ah) Your heart is full of All i ever need And i cant take it I cant speak So i just sit here and stare My adorer, let me tell you a story About someone in me Now its gunna be surrounding me Break my silence Yea its a little bit more than it seems We can make outside my dreams Yea its a little bit more than it seems We can make outside my dreams My adorer, they say i dont know ya I sure do know Sure do miss ya I can't take it I can't take it My adorer, your heart is full of All ill ever need I cant take it I cant speak Break my silence Yea its a little bit more than it seems We can make outside my dreams Yea its a little bit more than it seems (We can make it) We can make outside my dreams Yea its a little bit more than it seems (We can make it) We can make outside my dreams Yea its a little bit more than it seems (We can make it) We can make outside my dreams Outside my dreams
The entire song is: E A E A E B Lyrics: Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can't move Awake but cannot open my eyes And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can't breathe And hope someone will save me this time And your mother's still calling you insane and high Swearing it's different this time And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her And that god never blessed her insides Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things And crawl back into bed to dream of a time When your heart was open wide and you love things just because Like the sick and dying And sometimes when you're on You're really fucking on And your friends they sing along And they love you But the lows are so extreme That the good seems fucking cheap And it teases you for weeks in its absence But you'll fight and you'll make it through You'll fake it if you have to And you'll show up for work with a smile And you'll be better You'll be smarter More grown up and a better daughter or son And a real good friend And you'll be awake You'll be alert You'll be positive though it hurts And you'll laugh and embrace all of your friends And you'll be a real good listener You'll be honest You'll be brave You'll be handsome and you'll be beautiful You'll be happy Your ship may be coming in You're weak but not giving in To the cries and the wails of the valley below Your ship may be coming in You're weak but not giving in And you'll fight it you'll go out fighting all of them
Capo III Intro: G Em x2 Verse: G Em And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces Heart it races G Em And we go back to where we moved out to the places Heart it races G I bought it in a can and stirred it with my fingers singing Em Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Threw it out the window G And lately you been tanned, suspicious for the winter with your Em Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Legs like little splinters Chorus: G Em Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh G Em Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Verse: G Em And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces Heart it races G Em And we go back to where we moved out to the places Heart it races G I sold it to a man and threw him out the window He went Em Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Made his wife a widow Chorus: G Em Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh G Em Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Outro: G Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Em Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah dah Boom dah dah dah dah
Most of the song is played very sparsely; just hitting a few notes here and there. Replace the chords with these if you want to play it without a capo:
- Am -> Bm
- G -> A
- F -> G
- E -> F#
Capo II Am G There's three days, and four nights to go F E And I wont be with you anymore Am F Four nights like this to Am go Am G In the trees like a freeway with that wind F E A devil howling, silent again Am F And the chill of that sheet Am On your skin Am G F E Am F Am x2 Solo: Played with a slide (or not), without a capo. e|------------------------------------------------------| b|--10/12-12-12--12--10/12-12-12--12~~~-----------------| e|--14/15-15-15--14/15-15-15---14/15-15-15---\12--12/14-| b|------------------------------------------------------| e|--20---19---19/20-20-20---19/20-20-20----19-----------| b|------------------------------------------------------| The last note is up close to the bridge. Am We aint free my love G We are not our masters F Without side looks faster E Drowned and distanced Am Rest and listen F As I cross these miles Am I try to tell you I love you Am Am G F E Am F Am X2 Am F The walk we take G In the rain today E Your feet in your boots Am On the mud of the graves F Am The way we refuse to be saved Am F Am The way we refuse to be saved Am F Am The way we refuse to be saved Am
The entire song is three chords (G#m Eb C#m) with occasional embellishments. You can either play it with barre chords, or slap a capo on the 4th fret and use more open chords.
Chords (bracketed chords are embellishments to throw in occasionally): G#m: 466444 (466454) Eb: x68xxx (x69xxx) C#m: x46654 The entire song is G#m Eb C#m G#m Alternate chords (bracketed chords are embellishments): CAPO IV Em: 022000 (022010) B: x24xxx (x25xxx) Am: x02210 The entire song is Em B Am Em Bass: G|----------------------- D|----------------------- A|-----6---4-6-4--------- E|-4-6---7-------4-6-7-6- Lyrics: departure and worry and worry, and worry still shake me resistance failed resistance failed and friendship failed and friendship failed as lovers we did not fail as lovers we did not fail brown eyes your pulse is getting hotter brown eyes your pulse is getting quicker quote Captain Badass, "i am setting your heart on fire so when you leave me i will burn on in your soul" you won't have to think twice if it's love you will know we get no second chance in this life we get no second chance in this life so a hot pulse is alright so a quick pulse is alright so a hot kiss is alright so a long kiss is alright so a long night is alright and all night is alright there ain't no contest against the final day we'll rise above us either way we're either greeted by life or it's reverse then each day greeted by fortune or it's reverse will you stand up for your one chance will you stand up for love we get no second chance in this life we get no second chance in this life you won't have to think twice if it's love you will know
The record version is essentially the same riff repeated over and over again. When he plays it acoustically, the guitarist uses a lot of variants on G and C chords; mostly hanging on a G. You’ll be pretty safe sticking with G for the whole song and just switching up to C on “the world is a ghetto” and “feel your sorrow” in the chorus.
Riff (play throughout): G C A|--------------------3--| E|---3-(repeat a lot)----| Chords: G: 320033 C: x32010 (Chorus) Ghetto Heaven The world is a ghetto Freedom, oh yeah Feel your sorrow (Verse 1) 5:35 and I'm living senseless Just another homie picking on the defenceless Don't request yet, nothing really to mention Lookin through the mirror and I'm making a censure Whoa, black people in the morning breeze Came around the corner and she caused me to freeze up Ease up, watch how the world could tease us, ease us But only G.O.D can please us Hey, got my ride and my Momma's too Show me how to roll without breakin the rules Payin my dues, MC's droppin out choose Decides to get with lyrical facts, don't stop Whoa, black people time to shine Everything is fine when you're losing your mind I'm like a black alley cat, freestyle batter-up Doesn't get better than that, is that a gat in the back? (Chorus) (Verse 2) And the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead oh the warrior's blood runs red through the hearts of the dead the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead And the life you're been lookin for in the world that you live 2x In the name, we were all born in the flame Not the same, but under the moon on the desert plane We roam, home, take the coast ghost I saw with my naked eye, way to close now I was the son of a man on a mission Who worked with his hands and brought him the former land In the inter-land, swingin the mic like an axe With a fear in the atmosphere, layin down tracks (Chorus)
It sounds more like the record if you make the C chords as 8th fret barres (8 10 10 9 8 8), or add a high G (x 3 2 0 1 3).
F I saw you running with your friends G I called your name too loud - 'come back' F so many times it might have been embarrassing G if you hadn't come walking back C F Here's where I shook you by the shoulders G shoved you up against a truck - 'what's up' F it was a picture of someone getting older G and of someone growing up C A C someone growing up A C someone growing up A G someone growing up C F it was like you were in disguise G you were so nonchalant - 'come on' F as though your well half-lidded eyes said, G 'what the hell do you want?' C F Well I must've said something G for you to feel I was alright - 'alright' F We had a great conversation G that went on well into the night C A C went on well into the night A C went on well into the night A G went on well into the night C went on well into the night