Topic: Better Quit Now

I started this song years ago but picked it up again tonight. I think many of us can relate to how  the most minor inconvenience seems to torpedo your day right out of the gate.

Better quit now Jeff Gilpin – 11-9-2020


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Intro - picking or strumming G


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[G]Popped off a button [C]putting on my [G]shirt.


[G]Causes me no [C]pain but it’s going to [D]hurt.


[C]My favorite lucky [D]shirt that I [G]usually [Em]wear


[G]Gotta come [D]out for [G]repair.


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[C]The day’s routine gets a [G]shake up.


[D]Missed a big step starting [G]off.


[C]Trying but it seems I just can’t [G]make up.


[G]Better quit [D]now; the day is [G]lost.


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[G]Put my socks on, [C]toes poke right [G]through.


[G]Some days there’s like [C]nothing I can [D]do.


[C]Holes just get [D]bigger when I [G]try and work ‘em a[Em]round.


[G]Some days there's no [D]luck to be [G]found.


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[C]The day’s routine gets a [G]shake up.


[D]Missed a big step starting [G]off.



[C]Trying but it seems that I can’t [G]make up.


[G]Better quit [D]now; the day is [G]lost.


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Just a [Em]little complication but it [C]seems to find a way


Of re[D]moving what’s been holding me to[Em]gether.


Even though these slip-ups [C]don’t amount to much


They can [D]turn my sunny days into [D7] mighty nasty weather.


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[G]Broke my laces [C]tying up my [G]shoes.


[G]Tried to rearrange but [C]nothing I could [D]do.


[C]When my laces won’t [D]lace my [G]shoe’s un[Em]tied.


[G]Might as well just [D]go on back in[G]side.


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[C]The day’s routine gets a [G]shake up


[D]Missed a big step starting [G]off


[C]Trying but it seems I cannot [G]make up


[G]Better quit [D]now the day is [Em]lost.Oh!


I had [G]Better quit [D]now the day is [G]lost



 

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: Better Quit Now

Sounds like a normal day to me...lol

You left out the part about the top button on the trousers popping off as you get into the car.... happened to me last week! The zip that gets stuck. There's so many last minute "accident's" you could write a part 2 .

I have to say I did lol as I've experienced everything you mention. Haven't played it yet but the words are great.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

3 (edited by Peatle Jville 2020-11-10 09:44:29)

Re: Better Quit Now

Good One Jets. When I have had days like that and get that I want to quit thought I hear in my head the voice of my father and grandpa who died many years ago saying you will get through this..

Re: Better Quit Now

Thanks, Pete and Phill. Phill, I know I could have made this into an epic song if I wanted, but I figure I should leave a little hope out there. Pete, I have your grandpa's words in my head as well keeping me going when I want to quit.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

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Seems we all are feeling the effects of such a _____________ year.

Well I was going to say here is a bright thought, Mad Max took place in 2021.  I just killed that myth by looking up the timelines, but they are even difficult to follow since scens in the original move have 1980s dates, but that doesnt mean it was not in the relitive future.   I guess I need to find me a Ford XBcoupe with a supercharger and a sawed off shotgun!     

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: Better Quit Now

Jeff

My bad days usually include
unnoticed stain on clothes until I get to work
forgot my glasses, phone, keys or wallet
stepped in dog poop
battery is dead in car
out of coffee
car broke down
internet is down
paper cut on end of a finger
keys locked inside car
guitar string breaks

you are right   this list could be of epic proportion !

Loved it !

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Better Quit Now

Hey Jim - Hehehe...yep. We could pass this song around and have never-ending verses...a good "make it up as you go" campfire song I think.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: Better Quit Now

lol yep just another day in the life     

out of tune out of key and out of touch