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Half Life  Too Much Joy

by Too Much Joy (from the album "...finally")
(transcribed by Jason Finestone (jasonf@bu.edu))
NOTE: C* is played like (x32033)
D/F# is an open D chord with an F# in the bass
Verse:
[G] There [D/F#]is no [Em]space[C]
[G] For what you [D/F#]need to [Em]know[C]
[G] [D/F#]I'm the [Em]forms that [C]I must [G]fill out.[D/F#] [Em] [C]
I'm happiest alone
I'm miserable that way
All this stuff just wants to spill out.
Pre-chorus:
C* G (bass: G F# E)
I take pleasure
[Em] in the simple thi[A]ngs
C* G (bass: G F# E)
I love my headphones
[Em] and my wedding rin[D]g
Chorus: (same rhythm as verse)
[G]Are you talking [D/F#]to me now or [Em]reading from a [C]script?
[G]What's that supposed to [D/F#]mean you say you [Em]wanna be your[C]self?
[G]I don't think you [D/F#]really know just [Em]who the hell that [C]is.
[Em] You spend [Am]half your life
C (back to verse pattern)
pretending you're like everybody else.
(like everybody else)
Verse 2:
I tell the same joke
many different ways
but you never seem to get it.
You're jerking off
to catalogs
don't you feel a bit pathetic?
(Pre-chorus)
Chorus:
You spend half your life remembering your life when you were young
half your life dreaming how much better life can get
well everytime you make a choice, hey half your life is gone
All you've got's a few good dreams
divided into many small regrets.
(like everybody else)
Solo (over verse)
Verse 3:
I never take any pictures
just try to remember
all I remember is trying.
Here's a story I like
I think it happened to me
I don't even know
if I'm lying
if I'm lying
if I'm lying
Chorus:
Are you talking to me now or reading from a script?
What's that supposed to mean you say you wanna be yourself?
Well I don't think you really know just who the hell that is
No I don't think you have a clue just who the hell that is
So what's your half life?
So what's your half life?
So what's your half-life?
So what's your half life?
You spend half your life
pretending you're like everybody else.
[G] [D/F#] [Em] [C]  
[G]  

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