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Army  Ben Folds Five

Song: Army
Album: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
(see bottom for chords)
VERSE 1 (see below for guitar interlude played during verse)
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]  
[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] [Cm] [Fm7] [Cm]  
[A#7] [D#7] [G#] [G#maj7]  
[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#]  
[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
[Fm] [133111]  
[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#7 A#m C# C#/F C#maj7 Cm D#7 D#m F# F#maj7 Fm Fm/C Fm7 G# G#maj7
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