Songs: Ohia – Captain Badass

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

Ron Sexsmith – These Days

Capo IV
Intro: G C
G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
D
You believed in the words
C
In all that they meant
D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C D
Filled with empty sentiment
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
G C
Oh these days
G
It won't take a miracle, darlin'
C
Just keep it real
G
This world can make us cynical, darlin'
C
I know how it feels
D
You took it to heart
C
What they said on the screen
D
Oh, but love is not just playing a part
C D
In some very scripted scene
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
Am D C
No one can complete you or make you whole
G
Well
Am D
But love will come to greet you half way
C G C
Though the streets are never paved with gold
G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
D
You believed in the words
C
In all that they meant
D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C D
Filled with empty sentiment
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
G C

Rilo Kiley – A Better Son/Daughter

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

RENT Musical – You’ll See

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
Youll See Boys
C F
Youll 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 Youll 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 "Its Wonderful Life"
On T.V.
BENNY
You Wanna Produce Films
And Write Songs
You Need Somewhere to Do It
Its What we Used to Dream About
Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It
C F
Youll See Boys
Youll See Boys
Eb C
Youll See the Beauty of a Studio
Eb
That Lets Us Do Our Work
C
And Get Paid
Eb
With Condos on the Top
C
Whos Rent Keeps Open our Shop
Eb
Just Stop the Protest
D
And Youll Have It Made
C
Youll See
Or Youll Pack

Okkervil River – Unless Its Kicks

I've arranged this to be capo'd on the fourth fret because thats how I play it on
guitar. It sounds more like the record if its done with barre chords.
This is the “riff” thats used throughout the song for the C and G chords:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
C C6 C
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
G G6 G
C6: x3x210
G6: 3x2003
Capo IV
Intro:
C G x 2
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
kicks, man - unless its
Am
fiction, unless its
G
sweat or its songs? What
C
hits against this chest unless its a
G
sick mans hand, from some
Am
mid-level band? Hes been
G
driving too long on a
C
dark windless night, with the
G
stereo on, with the
Am
towns flying by and the
F G
ground getting soft. And a
C
sound in the sky, coming
G
down from above, it sur-
Am
rounds you and sighs and is
F G
whispering of what
C
pulls your body down, and that is
G
quicksand. So climb out
Am
quick, hand over hand, before your
G
mouths all filled up. What
C
picks you up from down unless its
G
tricks, man? When I've been
Am
fixed I am convinced that I will
G
not get so broke up again. And on a
C
seven day high, that
G
heavenly song punches
Am
right through my mind and just
F G
hums through my blood. And I
C
know its a lie, but I'll
G
still give my love. Hey, my
Am
hearts on the line for your
F G
hands to pluck off. Oh…
C G Am G
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
fictions - unless its
Am
licks, man, unless its
G
lies or its love? What
C
breaks this heart the most is the ghost of some
G
rock and roll fan, just floating
Am
up from the stands with her
F G
heart opened up. And I want to tell her, "Your
C
love isn't lost," say "my
G
heart is still crossed!" Scream, "you're
Am
so wonderful! What a
F G
dream in the dark - about
C
working so hard, about
G
growing so stoned, trying
Am
not to turn off, trying
F G
not to believe in that lie all on your
C
own."
G
La la la
Am
la Oh oh oh
F
Oh
G
C G Am F G x2
End on C/G ( x32013 )

Of Monsters and Men – Lakehouse

The picking part:
G
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
C
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|---------------------------------|
There are a lot of people playing a lot of guitars in this band,
so you won't be able to play all the notes all the time.
Choose one of the ones listed below or switch it up (the singer
does this as you can see in the video), and have fun with it.
The "B" with the E on the bottom sounds really out of place for
most of the song, but you can hear it during the outro.
The chords
G: 320033 or 3x0033 or 320003 or 3x0003
C: x32033 or x3x033 or x3x010 or x32013
B: x20033 or x2x033 or 0244xx
G C G C
G C
Oh I miss the comfort of this house
G
Where we are where we are
C
Where we are where we are
G C
The floor under our feet whispers out
G C
Come on in come on in, where it all begins
The tallest man I've ever seen afloat,
On a boat, on a boat
On a boat, on a boat
He keeps his only son close by
In a bag, in a bag
In a bag on his back
G C
Can you chase this fire away
Can you chase this fire away
We climbed up to the top in worn out shoes
But she ran down she ran down
She ran down to the house
A fox that gains our trust, but then breaks it as he walks
Away from us, away from us
Can you chase the fire away
Can you chase the fire away
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are, where we are)
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
B C G
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la (repeat to end)

k-os (ft. Kevin Drew and Sam Roberts) – Valhalla

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)

Gordon Downie – Into the Night

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

Gordon Downie – 11th Fret

The intro part of this is very jangly, so just bash at the strings to your hearts desire.
note For the intro, play the E5 as x799xx and the Emaj7(no 3rd) as x798xx.
Don't worry about hitting the open strings, it sounds good if you just bang at it.
Intro:
E5 Emaj7(no 3rd) E5 E5
A E
So this is fucking off by degrees and
A E
I suppose we turned out to be not-quite-Hawaii but
A B
I can float back to sleep cause at least you're lying to me like
A
music that dances from glowing apartments as
E
shadows entwine into a creamy darkness like
A
jewelry hung down from rich silhouettes
E B
portrays on the sidewalk where wetness reflects all the
A
colours of evening and the onset of lights
B E
like the promise of nothing, sweet nothing, tonight.
B
Ahhhhh
C E C E C B
E
A E
So this is enacting ecstasy and
A E
I suppose we turned out to be bathroom graffiti but
A B
I can float back to sleep cause at least youre lying to me like
A
shoveling hope into the infinite us til the
E
world surges in yelling, this is a drug bust
A
might turn up the heat and make us into one person
E B
but then the temperature plunges and the predicament worsens
E
til were a fleck of new snow on the eyelash of a cow
B
and we melt away, melt away,
E
now
B
Ahhhhhh
C E
C E
Melt away melt away now
C B
Melt away melt away now
Melt away now
E
*During the bridge, you can play this as the lead:
g|-5-7-9-11-12-11-12-14-16-|
It is repeated 3x with a variation at the end

Ghostpoet – Liiines

Piano arranged for guitar.
The entire song is D E B A using this pattern:
D E B A
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
D|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
A|-5-------7----------------------|
E|--------(0)------7-------5------|
I keep on scribbling
In the spare room Im living in
Bodys here but Im living in
Why do I keep wasting time
I keep on writing, writing
But them folk aint biting, biting
Maybe the bait ain't juicy enough
So Im switching, chucking spice in,
Add some flavor, up the heat,
silly rhymes and three-time beats, yeah
But that aint me - nah, nah, nah
It just aint me
So like me or lie me
These are the words that just be true
Sending them out with love and faithfully,
Hopefully, they'll mean something to me cause…
Life is too short to store our grudges
Life is too long to make no plans, plans
Im counting up time that I aint using (1,2,3,4…)
I need a good use for all these lines, and lines, and lines, and lines
And lines, and lines, and lines, and lines…
[Repeat all]