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Poised and Ready  Brendan Benson

All right guys.. First tab here. Have fun
I like playing this song mostly with bar chords... makes it simpler for me and
prob for everyone who's used to those. Just play with it and let me know what you think of it.
Oh on the 1st bridge after the first two lines there a pretty easy bass mini riff
you can probably figure out... adds a lot to the song. If not here it is...

Intro: C - G - Am - G
Verse 1
[C]You're poised and ready
Unable to make a s[G]ound
Your hands are sweaty
As you look[Am] down
You're running already
When you hit the g[G]round
Verse 2 (same chords)
You're willing and able[(C-G-Am-G)]
So nice to have around
The head of the table
Is tightly wound
The noise is loud
So turn it down
Chorus 1
[F]When you think ab[G]out it
Try to w[Em]rap your head a[Am]round it
You find n[F]one of it
Makes [G]any sense at [A]all
[F]And people you once t[G]rusted
Are now l[Em]ooking so disg[Am]usted
And they're w[F]aiting anxiousl[G]y
For you to f[D]all
Verse 3 (again same chords... as verse 1)
You take for granted[(C-G-Am-G)]
And take what you can grab
Fore say what's landed
Into your lap
You shake the hand
And take a stab
Verse 4 (and again verse 1 chords)
And there's no need to doubt it[(C-G-Am-G)]
There's never been
Two ways about it
It takes a thick skin
There's ways around it
But no way in
Chorus 2 (same as 1st chorus)
When you think about it
Try to wrap your head around it
You find none of it
Makes any sense at all
And people you once trusted
Are now looking so disgusted
And they're waiting anxiously
For you to fall
Bridge 1 (* = insert cool riff here)
And t[Em]here you [Am]go (*)
T[Em]elling everybody you k[Am]now (*)
S[Em]elling a one man s[Am]how
So t[D]ake a look around you now
And s[F]oak it up and take a bow
Verse 4 (same as 1st verse)
You're living and crawling[(C-G-Am-G)]
And trying to catch a breath
You're stalling and dying
A sudden death
And all the while
You second guess
Bridge 2 chords:
[D]Ohh[-].. [F#m]Ooh ye[-]ah.. [Bm]Ooo[-]oh[Bm/A]hhh..[-]. [E]Ohhh
Last 2 verses (verse chords change)
D (same on last 2)
And now the time has come
For it to s[F#m]top
The clown was done
So call a c[Bm]op
You're like a [Bm/A]boy
In a china sh[A]op
You're poised and ready
Unable to make a sound
Your hands are sweaty
As you look down
You're running already
When you hit the ground
Outro chords:
[D] [-] [Bm] [-] [A] [-] [D]  

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