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One Foot In The Grave  Beck



+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++1. HE'S A MIGHTY GOOD LEADER

open C# tuning


Intro follows this basic pattern:
C# ||-----0-------------||
G# ||----------0--------||
F  ||---------------0---||
C# ||-----0------0------||
G# ||-------------------||
C# ||-0------0----------||
C# ------0--2/4---4----------4--2--0--------0--------
G# -0--2-------------0----------------0h2-----0------
F  -------------0------0-----------------------------
C# ------0--2/4--------------4--2--0------0--------0-
G# -0--2------------------------------0h2------------
C# -----------------------0---------------------0----
------0--2/4---4---------4--5---4------------------
-0--2-------------0---------------------0------0---
-------------0------0---------0---0----------------
------0--2/4-------0-----4--5---4---------4------4-
-0--2----------------------------------------------
-----------------------0--------------0------0-----
-5-----4--------4-------4--2--0---------0---------
---------------------0--------0--0h2--------2-----
----0-----0----------------------0h1-----------1--
-5-----4------4----4----4--2--0------0------------
---------------------------------0h2------2-------
------------0----0--------------------------------
------------2--------------------0-
-2-0------0---0--------2p0----0----
---0--0h1-------1----1-----1--0----
---0--0h2------------2-----------0-
-2----------------0----------------
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"solo"

-7--7--7--7------7---------
-------------7(9)--(9)7--5-
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----0-----0-----0------0---
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-0-----0-----0-----0-------


outro:

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--0---2----3-
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He's a mighty good leader,
He's a mighty good leader
He's a mighty good leader, all the way
All the way, he's a mighty good leader
He's a mighty good leader, all the way

He took my mother,
He took my mother,
He took my mother, all the way
All the way, way up to heaven
He took my mother, all the way

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2. SLEEPING BAG
guitar tuned down 1/2 step

[A]  [C#]   [D]  [A]  [G#]   [D]  [A]                       
guitar 2 follows the chords lazily on slide:

D#--------------------------------------------
A#----5---------9-----------10-----------5----
G ------5---------9------------10----------5-- etc.
D#--/5----5--/9-----9---/10-------10--/5------
A#--------------------------------------------
D#--------------------------------------------


[A]open up the d[C#]oor
lay the o[D]range juice on the f[A]loor
we're having a [G#]picnic on the [D]ugly part of t[A]own

the sleeping bags on fire
and its getting down to the wire
so grab a sofa spot and settle down awhile

cause its getting hard to think
and my clothes are starting to shrink
and the moon is sagging down like a metal ball

and the world is a holiday
smoking in an old ashtray
they just blow it out their nose and say ok

so lets try to make this last
the past is still the past
and tomorrow is just another crazy scam

(repeat first verse)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++3. I GET LONESOME

Intro:
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Verse:
2x
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||-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------------------------------||
||-------------------0-0-0--------0-0-0-------------||
||-------3-3-3--------------0-0-0-------3-3-3-3-3-3-||



Chorus:
4x
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||-0-0-0-------3-3-3-3-3-3-||



Lyrics:


Well there aint nobody left to impress
and everyone's kissing their own hands
its 666 on the kichen floor
aint no fire in the pan

I get lonesome (4x)

(repeat intro)

so glad to be a slab
stiff as a stick on a board
i get thoughts and dirty socks
piled in the corner

i get lonesome (4x)

[D7]   [G]  [D7]   [G]                             
Getting fat on your own fears
bring that beer over here
i stomp on the floor
just to make a sound

i get lonesome (4x)

D7 G (6x)
ooooooh

[D]                                     
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++4. Burnt Orange Peel

[B]I'm on the run with things to be (we're on the road/we're on the run)
I've got a garden hose and a color tv
I've got t[A#]ime o[F#]n my h[B]ands
          [A#]     [F#]      [B]                
I've got time on my hands
[E]Nobody cares[G#]    [B]what I do

I'm on the run with things to do (we're on the road/long ago)
I've got a burnt orange peel and a potato stew
I've got work to get done
I've got work to get done
Nobody knows where to run

(up 1/2 step)

I've got a quart of milk and some sound advice
I've got
But they smell so nice
Don't give me the flu
Nobody knows I'm with you

(up 1/2 step)

Back and forth I dodge a fly
Like a feather in the sky
Write me out a check
Give me all your cash
Nobody knows, so let's just go home

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++5. CYANIDE BREATH MINT

Tune guitar down one full step
[A]   Definitel[F]y, this is the w[D]rong place to [G]be
there's b[F]lood on the f[C]uton,
there's a k[E]id drinkin' f[A]ire.
Goin' down to the s[F]ea,
they got p[D]eople to m[G]eet,
shakin' h[F]ands with thems[C]elves,

lookin' o[E]ut for thems[F]elves. [Gb]

[C]   When they a[F]sk you for c[G]redit,
g[F]ive them a b[C]ranch.
[C]   When they w[F]ant you to g[G]et it,
c[F]hew on the g[C]rass.
I k[E]now, I k[F]now
'cause they t[D]old me to t[G]ell you
there's no[F]thing to t[C]ell you,
there's no[E]thing to s[A]ell you.
In the afternoon, riding the scapegoat,
burning equipment, decomposing.
Cool off your jets,
take off your sweats,
I got a funny feeling
they got plastic in the afterlife.

When they want you to cry,
leap into the sky.
When they suck your mind,
like a pigeon you fly.

I know, I know,
it's the positive people
running from their time
looking for some feeling.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++6. SEE WATER

tune guitar down 1/2 step

intro:
4x
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||---2---5-2---2-||
||-0---0-----0---||
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verse:
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---2-2--4-4--4-4-5--5-4-
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---2h3-2--------
---2---2---2--4-
-2-------3-3--6-
-0-------0-0--0-
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chorus:
[A]   [D]                                                                           
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[-7--7--]-0--0--
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Close your eyes and see water
sliding up the back of your head
folding into your clothing
covering everything you said

[A]Climb up i[D]nto
[A]Who's going to [D]miss you

Dry up on the shoreline
drinking everything you see
offering things to the ladies
bowing down in the mossen trees

[A]Climb up [D]into
[A]Nobody's going to [D]miss you

play open low E string at end
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++7. ZIPLOCK BAG
open Eb tuning

guitar 2 plays above nut during intro

guitar 1
3x


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||------3/7~~\-||-----5-5\4~~---
||-0-0---------||---5-----------


guitar2
3x
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||-----8\7~~\--||-----5/7-7\4~~-
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||-0-0---------||-5-5-----------


chorus
-----17---------10---------9---9--9-
--------17---------10---/9---9---9--
-/17--------/10---------------------
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Open up
bare me my love
ain't no cat
laying flat on the road

It's so loud
seems I've been here
ziplock bag
oh my god
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++8. HOLLOW LOG

tune down 1 1/2 steps

INTRO:
4x
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||---0---------------0------||
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||---0------0------0------0-||
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||-3------3----3-------3----||


VERSE:
2x
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||-------------0---------||--------------0-----------0----------
||-0---0---2-------0-----||-2---0---2--------0--2-------2---0---
||----0-----0----0-----0-||-------------------------------------
||-----------------------||-3-3---3---3--3--3--3--3--3-3--3---3-
||-3-----3-----3-----3---||------------------------------------- 


2x
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||--------0---0---------||-2h3--3-----3-------
||--0--0----------------||--------------------
||---0-----0----0--2--0-||----0----0---0----0-
||----------------------||--------------------
||-3----3-----3----0----||--3----3---3---3----
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-2h3---3----3/5--3--0------------------------------0---------
---------0--------------0--0-----0----0-----------------0----
----0-----0----0------0-----0------0-----0--2--0---0------0--
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-3----3-----3-----3------3-----3------3-----0-----3---3------

Lyrics:

go where you want to

do the things you feel
walk around with a broken leg
and a hundred dollar bill

get yourself a pistol
get yourself a dog
stay up all night gettin' drunk
sleepin' on a hollow log

walk till your restless
sleep till your tired
wake up without thinking
your the one that I desire
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++9. FORCEFIELD

tune down 1/2 step

guitar 1
4x
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||---2---2----4---4----6---6-----||-----
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||-0---0---/2---2---/4---4----4\-||-----
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guitar 2
4x
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||-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-4-5-4-0-0-0-0--||
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chorus
2x
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||---2----2----2----2---||
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||-0----0----0----0-----||
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2x
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||-------------------2--||
||---2----2---0---------||
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||-0----0---------------||


stand outside with a suitcase
(there's a forcefield round my neck)
walk around all the while
(and it stands just where I sat)
look at the people driving backwards
(and the stance I took on that)
no particular style
(leaves that forcefield round my back)

don't let it get near you
don't let it get too close
don't let it turn you into
(and the stance I took on that)
the things you hate the most
(leaves a forcefield round my neck)

roll out your silver-dollar coffins
pull out your buckskin gloves
tell them anything you want to
the sound comes from above

chorus
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++10. FOURTEEN RIVERS FOURTEEN FLOODS

Beck plays variations on this throughout, but
this touches on each significant riff involved

open C# w/slide

C# ||--0--/4--5--7~------------/7p0--4~----------
G# ||--------------------0-----/7----------------
F  ||-----------------x--0------------------x--0-
C# ||-----------------x--0------------------x--0-
G# ||-----------------x---------------------x--0-
C# ||-----------------------0--------------0-----
--/7--7-5~~----7\p0------||
--/7-----------7\---3-5~-||
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-0-----------0-----------||
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-0--3/4p0--5/7~~--0-5/7p0-4~~--x--0-3/4\3p0-/5-5-5-5-5-
-0--3/4p0----------------------x-----------------------
--------------------------4~~--------------------------
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------------------------0-
--------------------x---0-
-/7--3/4p0----0-----x---0-
-----------3/-------------
----------------------0---
------/12-12~~----12\--0--11-11~~--
------------------12\--0-----------
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-/--------------x------------------
-/--------------x------------------
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Fourteen rivers
fourteen floods
send your body to the heavens above.
Don't get drunk
don't get dry
just bring your money next Saturday night.

Forty miles on a cattle trail
with a happy mule
and nothing on my mind
all my life I've been talking fast
taking all the things
that I should have let pass.

Throw my hat on a coffee mill
put another brick
in the fire place.
Well I don't know about you or me
but some got loose
back on down.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++11. ASSHOLE

tune guitar down 1 1/2 steps

(C E A)4x

Your b[C]rains went b[E]lack when she t[A]ook back her love
and p[C]ut it o[E]ut into the s[A]un
The bi[C]rds did f[E]ly when the h[A]eavens all went dry
And the c[C]igarettes are sm[E]okin by thems[A]elves

CHORUS
[F]She'll do anything
[E]She'll do anything
[A]She'll do anyth[C]ing to make you feel like an asshole

Call her name, she looks the same as you
question mark stretched across the skin
She dangles carrots, makes you feel embarrassed
to be the fool you know you are

(Chorus)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++13. I`VE SEEN THE LAND BEYOND

tune down 1/2 step

[F]From these shores where we belong
I have s[C]een the land b[F]eyond

Where the lord is strange and strong
I have s[C]een the land b[F]eyond

There's no [Bb]telling who'll be d[F]ead
When the p[C]ale horse is turning [F]red
And their t[Bb]ongues will burn in v[F]ain
And everyt[C]hing will feel the s[F]ame

There's no patience there's no peace
I have seen the land beyond
Where the gravestones never cease
I have seen the land beyond

Through the troubles of the years
A heavenly apparition appears
And we're haunted by our own minds
And the spirit calls in the skies

From these shores where we belong
I have seen the land beyond
I'll be there and I'll be gone
I have seen the land beyond
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++13. OUTCOME

Intro + verse:
4x
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-||--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--4-4-4-4-||


2x
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||-------------------4-4----5-4------------------------------------||
||-9--9---9/10\9----------------------9--9-9-8-8----9---9-9-9/11---||
||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||
||---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------||


Seventeen years in the city
static clinging to the ceiling

never did I think it would come to this
how come it's different than I expected
never did I think it would come to this
how come it's different than I expected

Riot cops cheerleaders
eyebrows painted on their heads
mouthful of rotting cavities
drinking coca cola in the street

(chorus)

Shot in the leg
shot in the leg
my name is a bone
nobody home
my hand is a wire
the sky is on fire
the drums aren't beating
pistols in jeans
laugh at the dead
laugh at the dead
love if you're dead
dead as a fly

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++14. GIRLS DREAMS

tune guitar down 1 1/2 steps

You're just the g[A]irl of my dr[C]eams
But it s[G]eems my dr[F#]eams never c[C]ome t[D]rue  [G]

(repeat)

[A]I first met you d[C]own on Lover's L[G]ane
The bi[F#]rds were ins[C]ane fl[D]apping all a[G]bout
[A]Softly you would [C]sing s[G]winging in your s[F#]wing
[C]It wasn't n[D]ight it wasn't d[G]ay

(repeat chorus 2x)
(instrumental verse 2x)
(repeat chorus 1x)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++15. PAINTED EYELIDS

guitar tuned down 1/2 step

[A]I wake up and look upon your p[E]ainted eyelids
The w[F#]orld is your oyster and the [E7]trash bags are your kids
The c[A]eiling is invisible there's a b[E]ird sinkin thru the sky
[F#]And every hour that passes is t[E7]eachin me how to cry
Cuz it's l[D7]onely here in the u[A]gly part of town
The b[B7]uildings are all vacant and the t[E7]elephones are down

There's a police siren singing like a tiger with no skin
The sewer drain is glowing and I don't know what state I'm in
And the river is on fire there's chemicals and debris
And all the roads are blocked off they're just too hard to see
So cancel my appointments and set up a whole new show
Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a life to call my own

(Harmonica solo over A-E-F#-E7)

So get me a plate of money get me a blanket and a chair
The limitations are limitless they're floating thru the air
Cuz it's real and it's true the things I see in you
And there's nothin I wouldn't talk about with the clearest dream
that ever drifted [A]by

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++16. ATMOSPHERIC CONDIDTIONS

guitar tuned down 1/2 step

guitar 2 follows chords on slide:
--------10--------------12--------------15-------
-----10----10--------12----12---------15---15----
-/10----------10-/12----------12--/15--------15--etc.
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[D]There's nob[E]ody there's no mo[G]untain there's no tunnel
you can't get from there to [D]here
you can't g[E]et from here to t[G]here

(repeat)

There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere
(nothing twisted round, burning down, come around)
There hasn't been a change for over a year
(sliding through the water through hiding you)
There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere
(shut it up, roll it up, find a new)

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