Breakdown

Jack Johnson


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Artist: Jack Johnson
Song: Breakdown

This is played on a ukulele but I've tried my best to convert it.

E---------8-------------------7-------------5-5--------------7-------------|
B-------8-----------------8-8---8---------5-----5--------8-8---8-----------|
G-----9----- 9----------9---------9-----5---------5----7---------7---------|
D--10----------10----------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords (fingered for ukulele)
C:(0003)
Em:(4432)
Am:(2000)
G:(0232)
F: (2010)

Play | C Em Am G | throughout the whole song, apart from the | C G F | part after the second chorus.

 CEm
 I hope this old train breaks down
 AmG
 Then I could take a walk around
 CEm
 And, see what there is to see
 AmG
 And time is just a melody
 C
 All the people in the street
 Em
 Walk as fast as their feet
 AmG
 I just roam through town
 C
 And though my windows got a view
 Em
 The frame im looking through
 AmG
 Seems to have no concern for me now

So for now

(Chorus)
 CEm
 I, need this
 AmG
 Old train to breakdown
 CEm
 Oh, please just
 AmG
 Let me please breakdown

 CEm
 This engine screams out loud
 AmG
 Sayin the beat gonna crawl westbound
 CEm
 So I dont even make a sound
 AmG
 Cause its gunna sting me when I leave this town
 C
 All the people in the street
 Em
 That i'll never get to meet
 AmG
If these dont bend somehow
 C
 And I got no time
 Em
                                     
That I got to get to
 AmG
 Where I dont need to be

So I

 CEm
 I, need this here
 AmG
 Old train to breakdown
 CEm
 Oh, please just
 AmG
 Let me please breakdown
 CEm
 I, need this here
 AmG
 Old train to breakdown
 CEm
 Oh, please just
 AmG
 Let me please breakdown

 CGFC
  I wanna break on down
 GFC
 But I cant stop now
 GFCGF
 Let me break on down  

 C
 But you cant stop nothing
 Em
 If you got no control
 Am
 Of the thoughts in your mind
 G
 That you kept in, you know
 C
 You dont know nothing
 Em
 But you dont need to know
 Am
 The wisdoms in the trees
 G
 Not the glass windows
 C
 You cant stop wishing
 Em
 If you dont let go
 Am
 But things that you find
 G
 And you lose, and you know
 C
 You keep on rolling
 Em
 Put the moment on hold
 Am
 The frames too bright
 G
 So put the blinds down low

 CEm
 I, need this here
 AmG
 Old train to breakdown
 CEm
 Oh, please just
 AmG
 Let me please breakdown
 CEm
 I, need this here
 AmG
 Old train to breakdown
 CEm
 Oh, please just
 AmG
                                     
Let me please breakdown
 CEm
 I wanna break on down
 AmG
 But I cant stop now

END

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| This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation |
| of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, |
| or research. |
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Corrected by moskeeto. View original
Am C Em F G
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SoulSurfer (report comment to admin):
1. In the second verse the lyric should be:


"Centipede gonna crawl westbound"

2. The first chorus should show the Em over the "need" as do the other choruses