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Brian Wilson  Barenaked Ladies

SONG: Brian Wilson
TABBED BY: Kenneth Peng
A cool tribute to the famous Beach Boy, Brian Wilson. Real upbeat groovy song.
[G]Drove [D]downtown in the [Am7]rain, 9:30 on a Tuesday [G]night
[D]Just to check out the lat[Bm7]e night[Am7] record shop
[G]Call it im[D]pulsive, call it com[Am7]pulsive, call it insane
[G]But when I'm sur[D]rounded I just can't [Bm7]stah-[Am7]op
(This progression continues throughout the slow intro)
It's a matter of instinct, it's a matter of conditioning, a matter of fact
You can call me Pavlov's dog
Ring a bell and I'll salivate, well how'd you like that
Dr. Landy tell me you're not just a pedagogue, 'cause right now I'm
[G]Lying in [D]bed just like [Am7]Brian Wilson did
[G]Well I'm, [D]lying in bed just li[Em]ke Brian Wi[Em/C]lson did[Em/C#] [Em/C]
(Progression for the verse is the same as intro. Just listen to the song
to get the proper rythym and tempo)
Well I'm lying here, just staring at the ceiling tiles
And I'm thinking about, whoa what to think about
Just listening and relistening to smiley smile
And I'm wondering if this is some kind of creative doubt, because I'm
[Am7]And if you wanna [D]find me I'll be [F] out in the [Em]sandbox
[Am7]Just wondering [D]where the hell all the [G]love has [F]gah-ah-[Am7]ahn
[D]Playing my guitar[F] and building c[Em]astles in the s[Am7]un, whoa-whoa-oh-oh
[D]And singing fun, f[G]un, fun
[Am]I had [E7]a drea[Am]m that I was thre[E7]e hundred poun[Am]ds
[E7]And though I was v[Am]ery heav[E7]y I floated 'til I couldn't see [Am]the ground
(Pick up the rythym at this point)
[E7]I floated 'til [Am]I couldn't see th[E7]e ground
[Am]Somebody help me ([E7]I couldn't see the ground)
[Am]Somebody help me ([E7]I couldn't see the ground)
[Am]Somebody help meee[E7]eee, because I'm
(With lots of angst, repeat intro)
[G]Drove [D]downtown in the ray-ee-[Am7]ain, 9:30 on a Tuesday [G]night
[D]Just to check out the lat[Bm7]e night[Am7] record shop (late night[G] record shop)
[D]Call it impulsive, c[Am7]all it compulsive, or call it insane (whoa-oh)
[G]'Cause when I'm sur[D]rounded I just can't [Bm7]stah-ah-ah-[Cmaj7]p
The outro is a Secret Agent Man sort of thingy based in Em that goes as
[Em] [Em/C] [Em/C#] [Em/C] 

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