Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics


Automatic for the people album  REM

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#AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE#Contains: Drive, Try Not to Breathe, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, Everybody#          Man on the Moon, Nightswimming, Find the River, First We Take


Manhattan (B-side), Arms of Love (B-Side), Fretless (B-Side)
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#Then it goes into the verse:# Dm G Riff 1 Riff 2 (x4)# Em Em Riff 1 Riff 2#Also, Bucks electric guitar comes in with,#
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Intro: Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm (pick through this chord)
[Dm]Smack, crack, bushwhacked
[G]Tie another one to the racks, [Dm]baby
  [Dm]Hey kids, Rock and Roll
[G]Nobody tells you where to go, [Dm]baby
  [F]What if I ride, what if you walk
[Am]What if you rock around the clock
[G]Tick, tock, [G]tick, tock
[Em]What if you did, what if you walk
[Em]What if you tried to get off, [Dm]baby
  [Dm]Hey kids, where are you
[G]Nobody tells you what to do, [Dm]baby
  [Dm]Hey kids, shake a leg
[G]maybe you're crazy in the head, [Dm]baby
  [F]Maybe you did, maybe you walked
[Am]Baby you rocked around the clock
[G]Tick, tock, [G]tick, tock
[Em]Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
[Em]Maybe I drive to get off, [Dm]baby
  [Am]Hey kids, shake a leg
[G]maybe you're crazy in the head, [Dm]baby
  [Am]Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie
[Am]Ollie Ollie in come free, [Dm]baby
  [Am]Hey kids, where are you
[G]Nobody tells you what to do, [Dm]baby
  [Dm]Smack, crack, shackalack
[G]Tie another one to your back, [Dm]baby
  [Dm]Hey kids, Rock and Roll
[G]Nobody tells you where to go, [Dm]baby
  [F]Maybe you did, maybe you walked
[Am]Maybe you rock around the clock
[G]Tick, tock, [G]tick, tock
[Em]Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
[Em]Maybe I drive to get off, [Dm]baby
  [Am]Hey kids, where are you
[Am]Nobody tells you what to do, b[Dm]aby
  [Am]Hey kids, Rock and Roll
[Am]Nobody tells you where to go, [Dm]baby, [Dm]baby, [Dm]baby
Ending: Dm (Strum)
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"TRY NOT TO BREATHE"
Intro: (12/8 time: / = an eighth note)
                 [D//]    [Am//]     [C//]    [G//]            [D//]    [Am//]     [C//]    [G//]    [D]I [Am]will try not to breathe,
I can hol[C]d my head [G]still with my [D]hands at my [Am]knees
[C]These eyes are the [G]eyes of the old[D//],   [Am//]     [C//]
[G]shiver in the cold
  [D]I [Am]will try not to breathe,
This [C]decision is [G]mine I have [D]lived a full [Am]life
and thes[C]e are the [G]eyes [Asus2]that I want you to [Em]remember
  [G//]Oh
I[sus2] need something to fly [G]over my [D]grave again
[Asus2]I need something to breathe
  [D]I will try not to [Am]burden, I can hol[C]d these [G]inside
I will hold my breath until all these shivers subside
Just look in my eyes
I will try not to worry you, I have seen things that you will never see
Leave it to memory me, shudder to breathe
[Asus2]I want you to [Em]remember
Asus2 (you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
[G]Over my grav[D]e again     [G//]    [D//]       (you will never see)
[Asus2]I need something to breathe [Em]   [/////]    (something to breathe)
Baby Don't shiver now,
Why do you shiver now (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
Over my grave again (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to breathe
Bridge: Em (One Bar)
        [Am]           [Em]           [Am]           [Em]   I will try not to worry you, I have seen things that you will never see
Leave it to memory me, don't dare me to breath
I want you to remember
Asus2 (you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
[G]Over my gra[D]ve again    [G//]    [D//]        (you will never see)
[Asus2]I need something to breathe   [Em/////]     (something to breathe)
Baby Don't shiver now,
Why do you shiver now (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to breathe
I want you to remember (I have seen things you will never see)
END: G
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"THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONIGHT"
(intro)
[D////G//C//Am/]               [D////G//C//Am/]               [D////G//C//Am/]               The transition to the verses:
  [C]                [Em]                                                                   
e---------0-----|---------0---------
B-------------1-|-------------0-----
G---------------|-------------------
D-----2---------|-------------------
A-3-------------|-----2-------------
E---------------|-0-----------------

[F]This here is the place where I will [C]stay in
There [F]isn't a number, you can call the pay phone
[C]Let it ring a long long long long [F]time
If I don't pick up, hang up, [Am]call back, let it [C]ring some more,  [F]Ohhhh[C]hhh...
If [F]I don't pick up, pick up, the sidewinder [Am]sleeps, sleeps, sleeps in a [C]coil
       [D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
Ohhhh.....
There are [F]scratches all around the [F]coin slot
Like a heart beat [C]baby trying to wake up
[F]But this machine can only [C]swallow money
you can't lay a patch by computer design
[F]Just a lot of stup[Am]id, stupid s[C]igns
[F]Tell her she can kiss my [C]ass and laugh and say that you were [F]only kidding
That way she'll know that it was re[Am]ally, really, really, really me me
  [D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
Baby, [F]instant soup doesn't really grab me
Today [C]I need something more sub, stop, sub, sub, substantial
[F]A can of beans or black eyed peas, some Nes[C]cafe and ice
[F]Candy bar, a fallen star, or a reading [Am]from Doctor Suess[C]
  [D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
Bridge:
(*During the bridge, Am and Bm are played as A barres, and the picking
pattern is like this:
  [Bm]                [Bm]                 [Am]                 [Am]                                 
e---------2------|---------2------|---------0------|---------0------|
B-------------3--|-------------3--|-------------1--|-------------1--|
G----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-----4----------|-----4----------|-----2----------|-----2----------|
A-2--------------|-2--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

The C below is picked in the same pattern, i.e. A str, D str, e str, B str*)
[Bm]The cat in the hat came back, [Am]wrecked a lot of havoc [Bm]on the way.
Always had a smile, never reason to [Am]pretend,
Their worl[Bm]d has flat backgrounds and little [Am]need to sleep but to [C]dream
The sidewinder [Em]sleeps on his back
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
[D]Call when you try to [G]wake her up, [C]call whe[G]n you try [Am]to wake her
D G C G Am C Em (*)
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
(*But now this transition thing changes to what we'll call the New Transition*)
[C]                 [Em]                                                                   
e---------0-----|-0-------0-----|
B-------------1-|-0-------0-----|
G---------------|-0-------0-----|
D-----2---------|-2-------2-----|
A-3-------------|-2-------2-----|
E---------------|-0-------2-----|

[D////G//C//Am/]               [D////G//C//Am/]               [D////G//C//Am/]               [C]You got a boogie woogie gr[Em]oove on th[D]is one
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"EVERYBODY HURTS"
INTRO: D G D G D
                      When your day is long[G] and the night,[D] the night is yours alo[G]ne
When you're sure you've had e[G]nough of this life,[D] well hang o[G]n
E(low)---3---2---0--

[E]Don't let yourself [A]go,[E] cause everybody [A]cries[E] and everybody [A]hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong,[D]  [G] now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone  [G]           (hold on,[D] hold on)
If you feel like letting go   [G]           (hold on)[D]
If you think you've had too [G]much of this life,[D] well hang on
E(low)---3---2---0--

[E]Cause everybody [A]hurts,[E] take comfort in your [A]friends
Everybody [A]hurts,[E] don't throw your [A]hands, oh [E]now, don't throw your [A]hands
If you feel like you're [D4]alone, [C]no, no, no, you're not [A]alone
If you're on your [G]own in this life,[D] the days and nights are long[G]
When you think you've had too [G]much, with this life,[D] to hang on
E(low)---3---2---0--

[E]Well everybody [A]hurts,[E] sometimes
A E A NC D G
Everybody cries, and everybody hurts, sometimes
But everybody [D]hurts [G]sometimes so hold on,[D] hold on,[G] hold on,[D]
Hold on,[G] hold on,[D] hold on,[G] hold on,[D] hold on,[G]
Everybody [D]hurts
[D]You are not alone
Picking patten for the chords:
     [D]                          [G]                                                                                       
E----------2-----------2-------------3-----------3----------------------------
B--------3---3-------3---3---------3---3-------3---3--------------------------
G------2-------2---2-------2-----0-------0---0--------------------------------
D----0-----------0------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------3-----------3----------------------------------

(Note: the chords below may be picked or strummed)
     [A]                          [E]                                                      
E----------0-----------0-------------0-----------0----------------------------
B--------2---2-------2---2---------0---0-------0---0--------------------------
G------2-------2---2-------2-----1-------1---1--------------------------------
D----2-----------2------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------2-----------2----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D4:  E-0-----0-----0-----0--
     B---3-----3-----3------
     G-----0-----0-----0----
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"SWEETNESS FOLLOWS"
INTRO: D
  [D]Readying to bury your father [D2]and your mother
[D]What did you think when you [D2]lost another
[D]I used to wonder why [D2]did you bother
[D]Distance from one, one [D2]to the other
  [D]Listen here my sister [D2]and my brother
[D]What would you care if you [D2]lost the other
[D]I always wondered why [D2]did we bother
[D]Distance from one, one [D2]to the other
[Bb]Oh, [C]oh, [Bb]oh s[C]weetness follows[D]
  [D]It's these little things, they can [D2]pull you under
[D]Live your life filled with [D2]joy and wonder
[D]I always knew this [D2]all together with thunder
[D]It's lost to now or [D2]never lives
[Bb]Oh, [C]oh, [Bb]oh s[C]weetness follows[D]
O[b]h, [C]oh, [Bb]oh s[C]weetness follows[D]
  [D]It's these little things, they can [D2]pull you under
[D]Live your life filled with [D2]joy and thunder
[D]Yea, yea we were [D2]all together
[D]Lost to now or [D2]never lives
[Bb]Oh, [C]oh, [Bb]oh s[C]weetness follows[D]
O[b]h, [C]oh, [Bb]oh s[C]weetness follows[D]
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"MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL"
(Capo 3rd fret)
Intro: Em G Em G Em G D C Em
[Em]Monty this seems [G]strange to me, the[Em] movies had that[G] movie thing
[Em]But nonsense has a [G]welcome ring and [D]heros [C]don't come [Em]easy
  [Em]Now nonsense isn't [G]new to me, [Em]I know my head I[G] know my feet
[Em]But mischief knocked me [G]in the knees so j[D]ust [C]let [Em]go, [D]just [C]let [Em]go
  [Em]I saw the ocean [G]meet the man, [Em]I saw you buried [G]in the sand
[Em]A friend was there to [G]hold my hand, so [D]walk [C]on [Em]by
  [Em]So I went walking [G]through the stream, [Em]I saw you strung up [G]in a tree
[Em]A woman out there [G]said to me, said [D]hold [C]your [Em]tongue, [D]hold [C]your [Em]tongue
  [G]you Don't [D]owe me [C]anyt[Em]hing, [G]you don't [D]want this [C]symp[Em]athy (waste your breath)
[G]Don't you [D]waste your [C]breath (waste your breath) [D]for the [C]silver [Em]screen
  [Em]That nonsense doesn't [G]mean a thing, [Em]they tried to bust you [G]in a sting
[Em]But virtue isn't [G]everything so [D]don't [C]waste [Em]time
  [Em]Now Here's a rhyme that [G]you must hear, [Em]put this on your [G]reel to reel
[Em]Mischief through a [G]rotten deal, [D]Monty's [C]laying [Em]low, [D]he is [C]laying [Em]low
[D]Just [C]let [Em]go, [D]just [C]let [Em]go
  [G]you Don't [D]owe me [C]anyt[Em]hing, [G]you don't [D]want this [C]symp[Em]athy (waste your breath)
[G]Don't you [D]waste your [C]breath (waste your breath) [G]Monty this [D]seems [C]strange [Em]to me
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"IGNORELAND"
Riff:  e:--------------------------
       B:--6--sl--8-----------0----  then play funky open D(xx023x)
       G:--5------7--5-sl--7--0----
       D:------------5-sl--7-------

(Might also play Dm7 part as 000560 and Dm7+4 part as 000780)
(EADGBe)
Intro: Dm7(557565) Dm7+4(557585) (bend it .. all of it) repeat Riff lots
                                optional riff after G: D:--5-5-5-4-0---
funk D(xx023x)                   G(xx0033)             A:------------0-

Bastards stole the power from the victims of the us v. them years,
[D]Wrecking all things virtuous and tru[G]e
[D]The undermining, social, democratic, d[G]ownhill slide of truth, abysmal
[D]lost, swam, off the precipice into tr[G]ickle down runoff hope
[C(335553]They hypnotized the[D(557775] summer, 197[C]9,[D]
marched into the ca[D]pital, pretty d[Dm7]uplicitous lookin' a[Dm7+4]t evil, media eventing,
heartless, and they w[Dm7]ere super U.S. citizen, super achiever
[Dm7]mega ultra power dosing [Dm7+4]relax
Riff
defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah (march)
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea), Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea)
[D]The information nation took the clues [G]from all the sound byte glut
[D]1980, 84, 88, [G]92, too .... too
[D]Hard to be what you can be [G]jump down junk in your energy
[D]Hard to walk in dignity with [G]throw up on your shoes
[C(335553]They can't supply t[D(557775]he oil, 1979[C]
Calculate the [D]capital, one for the [Dm7]public, ask any ask TV [Dm7+4]tells a million
lies that they twist [Dm7]down by the report anything that [Dm7+4]isn't handed
[Dm7]on a presidential sp[Dm7+4]oon
Riff
I'm just put down and frustrated by all this so fuck you man
(Riff over and over)
Fuck 'em (Yea, yea, yea), Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea), Ignoreland
If[355433] there wasn't, tell me would he have created them
[Bm]Maybe it is true
[Bb(113331]But I'm resentful all the same[D(577455], someone's got to take the blame
[D]I know that this is vitriol, [G]no solution spleen-venting
[D]But I feel better [G]having screamed on you
[C(335553]They desecrate the [D(557775]winner, 1979[C]
capital colla[D]terial, pretty [Dm7]duplicitous lookin' a[Dm7+4]t evil, media eventing,
heartless, and they w[Dm7]ere super U.S. citizen super achiever
[Dm7]mega ultra power doesn't[Dm7+4] relax
Riff
defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea), Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea)
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea), Ignoreland (Yea, yea, yea)
"This is not a revolution, I did not do the revolution, thank you"
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"STAR ME KITTEN"
    [Gm]Humans [Dm]cutting [Gm]through [Dm]for the [Gm]icy ???
  [Dm]Nothing's free but [Bb]guaran[C]tee [Bb]for a [C]lifetime's lease
  I've [Bb]changed the [C]locks
  And [Bb]you [Eb]canNOT [Dm]have [Gm]one
You, you know the other channel
The brakes have worn so thin that you could hear
I hear them screeching through the door
from our driveway
Hey love, look into your parlor, honest heart
letters there from you, been signed, this love, desire
I've changed the locks,
now at this gesture (question?)
?? ??
Have we lost our minds?
?? ??
Will this never end?
?? Bb Eb Dm Gm
It could depend on your take
You, me, we used to be on fire
If keys are all that stand between
Can I throw in the ring our gasoline
Just fuck me kitten
You are wild, and I am your possession
Nothing's free,
so fuck me kitten
I'm in your possession
so fuck me kitten
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"MAN ON THE MOON"
Dadd4/add2 x54030
  [C]                                    [Dadd4/add2]                                               
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-1-------1---1-------1---1---1-|-1-/-3---3---3-------3---3---3-|
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2-|-2-/-4---4---4-------4---4---4-|
|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3-|-3-/-5---5---5-------5---5---5-|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

      [C]                                                                               
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-3--1---1---1-------1---1---1-|-1-------1---1-------1---1---1-|
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-4--2---2---2-------2---2---2-|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2-|
|-5--3---3---3-------3---3---3-|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3-|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Repeat 4 measures.
VERSE:
[C]Mott the Hoople and the [Dadd4/add2]game of Life, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Andy Kaufman in the [Dadd4/add2]wrestling match, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Monopoly, 21, [Dadd4/add2]checkers, and chess, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Mr. Fred Blasy, and a [Dadd4/add2]breakfast mess, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Let's play Twister, [Dadd4/add2]let's play Risk, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]I'll see you heaven if you [Dadd4/add2]make the list, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
PRE-CHORUS:
[Am]Now Andy did you hear about [G]this one, [Am]tell me are you locked in the [G]punch?
[Am]Andy are you goofing on [G]Elvis, hey [C]baby, [D]are we losing touch?
CHORUS:
G Am C(III) Bm G Am D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G Am C(III) Bm Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel
VERSE:
[C]Moses went walking with a [Dadd4/add2]staff of wood, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Newton got beaned by the [Dadd4/add2]apple good, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Egypt was troubled by the [Dadd4/add2]horrible asp, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Mr. Charles Darwin had the [Dadd4/add2]gall to ask, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
PRE-CHORUS:
[Am]Now Andy did you hear about [G]this one, [Am]tell me are you locked in the [G]punch?
[Am]Andy are you goofing on [G]Elvis, hey [C]baby, [D]are we losing touch?
CHORUS:
G Am C(III) Bm G Am D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G Am C(III) Bm Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel
GUITAR SOLO:
[Em]     [D]    [Em]     [D]  [Em]     [D]    [D]  Solo (approximation)
------12---|-----------|------12---|-----------|------12---|--------
12-12----12|-----------|12-12----12|-----------|12-12----12|--------
-----------|---11-12-11|-----------|---11-12-11|-----------|---11-12
-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------
-----------|12---------|-----------|12---------|-----------|12------
-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------

VERSE:
[C]Here's a little agit for the [Dadd4/add2]never believer, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Here's a little ghost for the [Dadd4/add2]offering,    [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Here's a truck stop [Dadd4/add2]instead of St. Peter's, [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[C]Mr. andy Kaufman's gone [Dadd4/add2]wrestling,    [C]yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
PRE-CHORUS:
[Am]Now Andy did you hear about [G]this one, [Am]tell me are you locked in the [G]punch?
[Am]Andy are you goofing on [G]Elvis, hey [C]baby, [D]are we losing touch?
CHORUS:
G Am C(III) Bm G Am D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G Am C(III) Bm Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel
< GUITAR SOLO >
CHORUS: Play 3 times.
[Em]                                                                                        
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"NIGHTSWIMMING"
Intro....
G B(note)->C
G B(note)->D
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night...
G B(note)->C D
G B(note)->C A C D
(over and over again for the whole song... the two lines above are played
for each line)
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
The photograph on the dashboard taken years ago
Turn around backwards so the windshield shows
Every streetlight reveals a picture and a verse
Still It's so much clearer
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge
The moon is low tonight
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
i'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago
The fear of getting caught
The recklessness in water
They cannot see me naked
These things they go away
Replaced by every day
Nightswimming remembering that night
September's coming soon
i'm pining for the moon
and what if there were two
Side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun
A bright type could never drawn
could not describe, Nightswimming
You I thought I knew you, you I cannot judge,
you I thought you knew me, this one laughing quietly, underneath my breath
Nightswimming
The photograph reflects every streetlight a reminder
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night, deserves a quiet night
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"FIND THE RIVER"
              -------2---------0----
              ----3--3------3--3----
Intro Riff:   --2----2----0----0----    X  2
              0------0--2------2----
              ----------------------
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[D]   [F]   [A7su4]      [G]   [D]   [F]   [A7sus4]       [D]Hey now little [F]speedy head the [A7sus4]read on the [G]speedometer says
[D]you have to go the [F]task in the [A7sus4]city
Where people drown and [F]people serve
[A7sus4]Don't be shy, your [G]just deserve is [D]only just [F]light years to [A7sus4]go
Me my thoughts are [A]flowers strewn, an [D]ocean storm may [Em]bury them
[G]I have got to [A]leave to find my [D]way
[G]Watch the road and [A]memorize this [D]life that passed [Em]before my eyes
and [G]nothing is [A]going my [D]way
  [D]   [F]   [A7sus4]        [G]   [D]   [F]   [A7sus4]       [D]The ocean is the [F]river's goal, the [A7sus4]need to leave the [G]water knows
[D]We're closer now, but [F]light years to[A7sus4] go
I have got to [A]find the river,  [D]Bergamot and [Em]bed of rose
[G]Run through my [A]head and far [D]away
[G]Leave the road and [A]memorize this [D]life that passed [Em]before my eyes
and [G]nothing is [A]going my [D]way
REPEAT INTRO RIFF
[D]There's no one left to [F]take the lead, but [A7sus4]I'll tell you and [G]you can see
[D]We're closer now and [F]light years to [A7sus4]go
Pick up here and [F]chase the ride, [A7sus4]river empties [G]to the tide
[D]Fall [F]into the [A7sus4]ocean
River to the [A]ocean goes a [D]fortune for the [Em]undertow
[G]None of this is [A]going my [D]way
[G]There is nothing [A]left to grow but [D]ginger, mint, and [Em]indigo
[G]Coriander stem and [A]rows of [D]hay
[G]Strength and courage [A]overrides, these [D]privileged and [Em]weary eye
[G]River poets [A]search [D]naivete
[G]Pick up here and [A]chase the ride, the [D]river empties [Em]to the tide
[G]All of this is [A]coming your [D]way
REPEAT INTRO RIFF
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FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN (Leonard Cohen) (B-Side to "Drive")
They sen[Dm]tenced me to twenty years of bo[Am]redom
For try[Dm]ing to change the system from wi[Am]thin
I'm com[Dm]ing now I'm coming to rew[Am]ard   them
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in
I'm gui[Dm]ded by a signal in the hea[Am]vens
I'm gui[Dm]ded by this birthmark on my[Am] skin
I'm gui[Dm]ded by the beauty of our we[Am]apons
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in
I'd [C]really like to live beside you, b[G]aby
I love your bo[C]dy and your spirit and your cl[Am]othes
But you s[C]ee that line there moving through the st[Am]ation
I to[G]ld you I to[F]ld you I to[E]ld you I was one of tho[Am]se
You lov[Dm]ed me as a loser but now your wo[Am]rried that I just might win
You k[Dm]now the way to stop me but you [Am]don't have the discipline
How m[Dm]any nights I prayed for this: to l[Am]et my work begin
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in
[Dm]I don't like your fashion business, m[Am]ister
[Dm]I don't like these drugs that keep you t[Am]hin
[Dm]I don't like what happened to your s[Am]ister
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in  (chorus)
And I t[Dm]hank you for those items that you [Am]sent me
The [Dm]monkey end the plywood viol[Am]in
I pr[Dm]acticed every night and now I'm r[Am]eady
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in
Rem[Dm]ember me, I used to live for m[Am]usic
Rem[Dm]ember me, I brought your groceries i[Am]n
It's Fa[Dm]ther's Day and everybody's w[Am]ounded
Fi[G]rst we take Manhatt[F]an,[E] then we take Berl[Am]in
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"Arms Of Love" (Robin Hitchcock) (B-Side to "Man on the Moon")
I've tried to lay out the rythym as graphically as possible.
(d = down, ^ = up)
d d ^ ^ d ^ d d ^ ^ d ^ d d ^ ^ d d d ^ ^ d ^
[G](intro, same as firs[C]t sung line)
[G] Maybe            to[C]night you're        [G]achin'
[G] For someone you're [F]dreamin'           o[C]f
[D]Tomorrow            [D]you'll be           [C]wakin               [C]Into the
D D/G* C C
Arms, into the arms of Love
(*You could use either a D, D/G, or a G here, whatever suits you best.)
Maybe tonight you're cryin
Like a poor wounded dove
Tell me you'll soon be flying
Into the Arms, into the arms of love
Maybe tonight you're takin
You couldn't get enough
Honey you'll soon be wakin'
Into the Arms, into the arms of Love
(Interlude, use same three lines of chords that run through the sung
verse.)
Maybe the world is falling
It wasn't strong enough
Tell me you'll soon be crawling
Into the Arms, into the arms of Love
(repeat to end)
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"FRETLESS" (B-Side to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite")
Verses:
Chords: Em/Bm (?) (I don't think its a chord, just some random Peter stuff)/G
alternate w/:Em/Bm (?)/G/Bm (?)
tab goes like this:
E - - 0 - - 2 - - 3 - - 2 - - 2 -
B - 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
G 0 - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -

alternate with:
E - - 0 - - 2 - - 3 - - 3 - - 3 -
B - 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
G 0 - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -

Prechorus (if that is what it is): ("They come and they come...")
[B/A/D/E]        Chorus: ("Don't talk to me...")
chords: G/F/Em
tab goes like this:
E - - - 3 - - 3
B - 0 - - 0 - -
G 0 - 0 - - 0 -
E - - - 1 - - 1
B - 1 - - 1 - -
G 2 - 2 - - 2 -
E - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
B - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -
G 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 -

"FRETLESS"
He's got his work, and she comes easy
They each come around when the other is gone
Me, I think I got stuck somewhere in between
I wouldn't confide in the prodigal son,
The dye has been cast, the battle is won
The bullets were blanks, a double locked gun
I couldn't admit to a minute of fun.
And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue
No words spoken, no ? kept
Take it, stomp twice, ring bell
Tether that ringing, freeze
Enough with the rifle and talk already
We all know what it means
Take this conversation to your great divide
I can only swallow what I ate,
And I don't hate him, and I don't hate her.
And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue
No heart broken, no ? kept
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone
Reach for each other before you leave
Reach peace, P-E-A-C-E

Don't threaten me with a gentle tease,
Don't threaten me with angry
Please please please don't try to tell me what I am
And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue
No words spoken, no ? except
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone....
Ends on Em.
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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (B-Side to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight")
[G]In the jungle, [C]the mighty jungle, [G]the lion sleeps [D]tonight.
[G]In the village, [C]the peaceful village, [G]the people sleep [D]tonight.
[G]Aweem away, aweem away, [C]aweem away, aweem away, [G]aweem away, aweem away,
[D]aweem away, aweem away
------ Forwarded message ends here ------


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