Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Server problems seems to be fixed. Chordie has been experiencing problems with songs disappearing. These issues now seems to be fixed, but still verifying the fix. If you find anything strange, please email admin@chordie.com.


Nearest Thing to Hip  The Waterboys

Intro G C D G C D
[G]There used to be a cafe a few blocks away,
[C]Open seven days, ca[D]lled 'The Brilliant Mis[G]take'[C] [D]
[G]Where a crow-haired girl with scarlet lips
[C]And slender hips s[D]erved up coffee and c[G]ake[C] [D]
On a [Am]crackling stereo the ghosts of Sun Ra,
[Em]Charlie Parker, Miles and Coltrane bl[D]ew[Dsus] [D] [Dsus]
[G]I'd kick back in my chair, that sweet honey'd jazz in the ai[C]r
[D]The sun shining through
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[G] [C] [D] [G] [C] [D]  
[G]Everywhere that I go I see streets that are low
[C]On distinction and high o[D]n the ban*l and the b[G]land[C] [D]
[G]How did we get to this? We plumbed the abyss
By the tw[C]isted grace of the [D]law of supply and de[G]mand[C] [D]
Well, there's [Am]no use crying and no use sighing over
[Em]Stone, wood, wire, glass and cem[D]en[Dsus]t[D] [Dsus]
[G]But there's a little record store with a wooden floor
That ain't t[C]here no more that I u[D]sed to frequent
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[Em]Now I need to get [D]out of this.. [C]hullabaloo[G]
[Em]And I remember an [D]old-fashioned bar [C]that I once k[G]new
[Bb]With an old-fashioned [Am]barman [C]wearing old-fashioned [G]clothes
[Am]But when I get there.. i[D]t's been bulldozed
[G]So I follow my nose down Comatose Lane
[C]Through the stripped back, ripped up [D]wastes of Woebegone Squ[G]are[C] [D]
[G]Till I find myself on Deadbeat Street,
[C]My feet beginning to a[D]che, despair in the air[G] [C] [D]
[Am]The only thing bright in this blighted town
Are the[Em] billboard adverts everywhere d[D]is[Dsus]played[D] li[Dsus]ke mocking shades
[G]And the musty, dusty second-hand bookstore
Is now a [C]scum-encrusted amu[D]sement arcade
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[G]It was the nearest thing to hip
[Am]It was the nearest thing to hip
In this s[C]h*thole? [D]and it's g[G]one
[G] [C] [D] .. [G]and it's gone
[G] [C] [D] [G]  

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.azchords.com. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

Am Bb C D Dsus Em G
Rate #1 of 1 versions

Login - add to songbook

SHARE PAGE  



You need to log in to post comments