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---
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------0--2/4-------0-----4--5---4---------4------4-
-0--2----------------------------------------------
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-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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outro:

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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

 AC#DAG#DA
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#--------------------------------------------


 AC#
 open up the door
 DA
lay the orange juice on the floor
 G#DA
we're having a picnic on the ugly part of town

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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Chorus:
4x
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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)

 D7GD7G
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
 A#F#B
I've got time on my hands
 A#F#B
I've got time on my hands
 EG#B
 Nobody cares    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
 AFDG
    Definitely, this is the wrong place to be
 FC
there's blood on the futon,
 EA
there's a kid drinkin' fire.
 F
Goin' down to the sea,
 DG
they got people to meet,
 FC
shakin' hands with themselves,

 EFGb
lookin' out for themselves.  

 CFG
    When they ask you for credit,
 FC
give them a branch.
 CFG
    When they want you to get it,
 FC
chew on the grass.
 EF
I know, I know
 DG
'cause they told me to tell you
 FC
there's nothing to tell you,
 EA
there's nothing to sell 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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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:
 AD
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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

 AD
 Climb up into
 AD
 Who's going to miss you

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

 AD
 Climb up into
 AD
 Nobody's going to 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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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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||-3------3----3-------3----||


VERSE:
2x
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||-0---0---2-------0-----||-2---0---2--------0--2-------2---0---
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||-----------------------||-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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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~~--------------------------
--------------------------
------------------------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

 CEA
Your brains went black when she took back her love
 CEA
and put it out into the sun
 CEA
The birds did fly when the heavens all went dry
 CEA
And the cigarettes are smokin by themselves

CHORUS
 F
 She'll do anything
 E
 She'll do anything
 AC
 She'll do anything 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
 CF
I have seen the land beyond

Where the lord is strange and strong
 CF
I have seen the land beyond

 BbF
There's no telling who'll be dead
 CF
When the pale horse is turning red
 BbF
And their tongues will burn in vain
 CF
And everything will feel the same

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

 AC
You're just the girl of my dreams
 GF#CDG
But it seems my dreams never come true   

(repeat)

 ACG
 I first met you down on Lover's Lane
 F#CDG
The birds were insane flapping all about
 ACGF#
 Softly you would sing swinging in your swing
 CDG
 It wasn't night it wasn't day

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

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

guitar tuned down 1/2 step

 AE
 I wake up and look upon your painted eyelids
 F#E7
The world is your oyster and the trash bags are your kids
 AE
The ceiling is invisible there's a bird sinkin thru the sky
 F#E7
 And every hour that passes is teachin me how to cry
 D7A
Cuz it's lonely here in the ugly part of town
 B7E7
The buildings are all vacant and the telephones 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
 A
that ever drifted 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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 DEG
 There's nobody there's no mountain there's no tunnel
 D
you can't get from there to here
 EG
you can't get from here to there

(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)

END

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