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Army   Ben Folds Five

Well I tho[G#]ught about the army
Dad said, "S[D#m]on you're fucking high"
And I th[C#]ought, yeah there's a first for everything       [G#]

So I took my old man's advice, three sad semesters
It was o[D#m]nly fifteen grand
spent in b[C#]ed, I thought about the army
[G#]I dropped out and jo[C#/F]ined a band instead


CHORUS (piano solo)
[D#m]     [A#m]     [G#maj7]                           

VERSE 2 (same as verse 1 except for Fm chord)
Grew a moustache and a mullet
Got a job at chick-fillet
Citing artistic differences
the band broke up in May
And in J[Fm]une reformed without me
And they got a different name
I nuked another grandma's apple pie
And hung my head in shame, no

CHORUS (listen to song for the arrangement of the chords)
[D#m]Been [A#m]think[G#maj7]ing a lot today

[D#m]Been [A#m]think[G#maj7]ing a lot today

BRIDGE
[F#]Oh  [C#]Oh Think I'll write a scr[G#]eenplay
[F#]Oh  [C#]Oh Think I'll take you to LA[G#]
[F#]Oh O[C#]h  Think I'll get it done y[Cm]esterday

(The guitar part played during the bridge goes something like this)
e|------------------------|
b|------------------------|    (this followed by triplets of each note heading back down)
g|------------------------|    (11-11-11-10-10-10-9-9-9….)
d|------------------------|
a|------------------------|
e|-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-|


PIANO SOLO (listen to song for arrangement of chords)
[Fm7]     [C#]    [C#maj7]        [Fm/C]      [Fm]              
GUITAR SOLO (played along with G# D#m C# G# chords)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|---6-------6s10---8-------8s13---11-------11s15---13---11---10---8---6-|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


HORN INTERLUDE ("")
[G#]    [D#m]     [C#]    [G#]                        
VERSE 3 (same chords as previous verse)
In this time of introspection
On the eve of my election
I say to my reflection
God please spare me more rejection
'Cause my peers, they criticize me
And my ex-wives all despise me
Try to put it all behind me
But my redneck past is nipping at my heels

CHORUS (same as previous chorus)

ENDING
I thought about[F#maj7]
[A#]   the ar[G#maj7]my


CHORDS (these are all the chords used in the song.
There are a lot but you basically just need G#, D#m and C# for the main parts of the song)


[G#]D#m      [466544]X68876
C# X46664
C#/F X46464
A#m X13321
G#maj7 XX6543
[F#]Cm       [244322]X35543
[Fm7]A#7      [131111]X13131
D#7 X68686
C#maj7 XX(11)(10)98
F#maj7 XX4321
A# X13331

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A# A#m C# C#/F C#maj7 Cm D#m F# F#maj7 Fm Fm/C Fm7 G# G#maj7
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