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New Monkey  Elliott Smith

[D]here come the [D/C#]sidewalk boss [D/C]again
telling me how i can't cave [G]in
but i'm a study in [D]black
need a pat on the [E]back
i looked up and [G]smile
a picture of [Bb]dissatisfaction
[D]and he can only [A]see as a [G]junky
[Bb]though i might be [D]straight [A]as an [G]arrow
he's [D]busy shaking [A]hands with my [G]monkey
[D]busy shaking [A]hands with my [G]monkey

[D]i go in my [D/C#]car straight to the [D/C]bar
where my sweety pours the [G]beer
for the millions of [D]fans
ignoring the [E]bands
he's in my [G]ear
wants me to [Bb]live in denial
[D]says you gotta [A]settle for [G]something
[Bb]though it might not [D]be re[A]ally [G]living
[D]anything is [A]better than [G]nothing  (x2)

[Bb]no actor [Gm]action man gonna [Eb]move in and take my [Gm]place
i'll be [Bb]pumping out the [Gm]product
just a [Eb]total [D]waste
[D]look at your [D/C#]hands unoccu[D/C]pied
look at the lengths you'll go to [G]hide
your under the [D]veil
pretending to [E]bail
you gotta [G]whole
lot of empty [Bb]time left to go
[D]now you've gotta [A]fill it with [G]something
[Bb]i know what you could [D]do - d[A]on't you [G]know
[D]anything is [A]better than [G]nothing
[Bb]no actor [Gm]action man gonna [Eb]move in and take my [Gm]place
i'll be [Bb]pumping out the [Gm]product
just a [Eb]total [D]waste
[D]i'm here with my [D/C#]cup, afraid to look [D/C]up
this is how i spend my [G]time
lazing a[D]round
head hanging [E]down
stuck [G]inside my im[Bb]agination
[D]busy making [A]something from [G]nothing
[Bb]pictures of [D]hope a[A]nd d[G]epression
[D]anything is [A]better than [G]nothing  (x4)

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