Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 20:59:31 -0400
Song: "Heartland Feelings"
From: Golden Feelings (Sonic Enemy)
Transcribed By: Jarrett Frankel (email@example.com)
with much help from John McCain.
Date: July 26, 1995
Here's a sprawling yet immensely jolly epic from the current "Slack
Laureate" of these United States: Beck. If you liked "Mexico", this one's
for you. You can hear this cut on his cassette-only release from a few
years back, Golden Feelings, released on the independent label Sonic Enemy.
This will have to do until the new DGC album hits the streets, huh? By the
way, I've placed the chords over the lyric that marks the progression.
However, the last time I uploaded a file to Nevada, things shifted out of
place. Beware and enjoy.
Spoken word intro:
What we're talking about here is kind of a...it's a...Heartland Feeling.
Mellencamp, you know, kind of a Mellen-feeling.
Ok. What you gotta get together is a Heartland folk singer:
John Couger Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger;
That type of feeling: a Mellen-feeling.
You know, a real powerful, approving music
Of a Heartland quality, just powerful straight-forward music.
And if you can't get just the right type of feeling
Find someone who will pass and change them.
Old Man Johnson got his head in his hand
Makin' his way across state in a fiddlin' band
With his hair all down in his eyes
And the microphone all covered with flies.
When he gets done playin' goes back to his room
Climbs into bed in his cowboy boots
And he picks up a magazine turns on the TV
Lights a cigar as he's fallin' asleep.
F C Am
Well he's only a person...who doesn't know shit.
F C Am(let ring)
Yeah nothing happenin'...that's about it.
Well, little Rosanna came from Texarkana
Had fourteen dollars wrapped in a bandana.
Came into town not lookin' for much
Well she found a hound dog and she named him "Dutch."
She got a job at the arcade takin' quarters
But she was never too good at takin' orders
So one night she stopped givin' out change
She kicked the boss in the chin and unplugged the games.
F C Am
She's only a person...who doesn't know shit.
F C Am(let ring)
Nothin' happenin'...That's about it.
Ooh, ooh. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Sam got canned at the cannery
He punched out the clock that night.
His knuckle was bleeding as he walked home,