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Part Four of Life in Stereo. Just before the rebirth.

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released November 30, 2013

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House of Brunettes Chicago, Illinois

House of Brunettes:

Kevin Brady
Rob Novak
Steve Lindstrom
Mike Ritt

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Track Name: House of Brunettes
HOUSE OF BRUNETTES

A (Whoish buildup) -rest-

D G
Dreamed I was lost in the house of brunettes (G to A riff)
D G
Hadn’t found one that I didn’t like yet
(G to A riff)

Bm G
But they just-kept giving me the brush
Bm E
Saw in my eyes all that untrained lust
G
Some boy near fifty
A
Searching still for those, (rest)
Bm E
Hard sixties girls

G A
Is it any wonder why I’m
F#m G
Lost in your curls?
~

D G
You bring dark memories back to me
(G to A riff)
D G
Of Julie Newmar …and Emma Peel
(G to A riff)

F#m G
On friday nights I would watch tv
F#m E
With my momma right next to me
G A (rest)
Hot as any Per-ry Ma-son
Bm E
Murdering skirt

G A
Is it any wonder why I’m
F#m G
Stuck on you girl?

G F#m E
Is it any wonder why I’m struck? By you girl?

E
They put an icepick in my head
A
Licked their ruby lips while I bled
D
Teeth so white I could cry
G
This dread attraction
A
Not even my corpse could deny…

A (Whoish buildup) -rest-

One instr - of the (DG; G-A)

D G
I’m falling down in the house of Brunettes (G to A riff)
D
I’m feeling pale but
G
They aint done with me yet
(G to A riff)
G Bm
God I hope, your not
E
Done with me yet…

Hold E on out
Oooooh (mysterioso)
…..The House of Brunettes….repeat and fade
Track Name: Wicked World
WICKED WORLD

Capo 2

G- f-g-f (2X)

G Em
All the wickedness the world
Am G
Can dish out to you Girl
G –Em –Am -G
G Em
It’s coming down so fast
Am G
You’re holding up your arms
G-Em
Am -F
To hide your head
G Em
Your man is beautiful and strange
Am G
he came down from the sky
G Em –Am -G
Now the heavens want him back
Am -F
Without a thought......for you
G F
Yeah you’ve been loved completely So you’ll lose completely
G F
Yeah you loved completely So you lose completely
C Am F
Didn’t you tell me we’re all afraid of our own...
Em A
Houses, crashing down?
D- D (sus)-D - G – Fmaj7 - G
And now yours has fallen But you’re stil standing
G –Em
I wish I could
Undo your pain
I wish I could
Avoid your fate
F
But isn’t it Everything
G-Em
We could ever ask
Am G
From this wicked world?
This old wicked world?
Track Name: Unknown Causes
UNKNOWN CAUSES

D – B (5th string)-
E-G-A (6th string bounce - then 5th stirng open)
take him home
make him beautiful
put that cigarette
out
at long last
D – B (hit B on 5th string)-
E-G-A (walk:6th string bounce - then 5th string open)
make him look like ron
like keith, like rod
-- like nikki
for one last time
G – F - Em
and we’ll play a little funeral song
G- F-Em
as they lower
another
A7
of the foot soldiers down
D- G –F Em
another one gone
from unknown causes
maybe a good sleep is
all we need
A G
all we need
D – B
E-G-A (walk)
anybody anywhere
a-jonesing for anything
is a cousin of mine
D – B
E-G-A (walk)
this time we had the same records
(he made me hear em all again)
so it hurts a little more
when the clock finally chimes

G – F - Em
and so we’ll raise our glass again
G – F - Em
as they lower another
A7
of the foot soldiers down
A
don’t you hear the wagons
Bm7
circling...
A E/G
the vultures are limping their way uptown
A Bm7
the cannon fire is just my heart pumping
D G A
this camp just keeps getting more remote
A /add D on string 2
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

D- G –F Em
another one gone
from unknown causes
maybe a good sleep is
all we need
A G
all we need (chords and vocal, 3x)

Em –A (3x two measures a piece -- leads over this)

G – F Em
and we’ll play a little funeral song

G- F
as they lower
another
Em A
of the foot soldiers down
Track Name: Seven Up and Seven Down
SEVEN UP AND SEVEN DOWN

D- G – Em -- d-walk
Seven up
And seven down

You say it’s hard
To get, your head around

I aint asking you
To load a gun

Just thought you’d
want to know --

(stay on Em)
The people who are bringin you the earthquake that is surely gonna
A-open (at fifth fret)
come along
G-open (at fifth fret)
it’s coming on

repeat A-open to G-open

D- G – Em -- d-walk
use your eyes
before you lose your head

use your head
before you lose your heart

make a list of things you can’t believe
keep it near
Em
keep it dear because it’s all
A-open
your gonna have
G-open
(no lyric)
A-open
press it to your heart it’s all you’ve
G-open
ever had

F# to E

E double time ramp
this line in the sand is where you put your head in (3x)

A open (double time)

G open (double time)

Back to:
A open slow

G-open slow

D- G Em – D walk

seven up, and seven down
your e-mail says
someday you’ll get around

to all the miles and piles of trouble waiting there
D-G
(no lyric)
Em
but for now you’ve got so many
A-open
other cares
G-open

A-open
Other cares
G-open
F# open - E
Track Name: Three Demons
THREE DEMONS

Bm D G (2x)

Bm G (at neck) F#
Three demons came to me in darkness
G (3fret)
Their own and maybe mine
Bm G (at neck) F#
Sanguine about my prospects
G
said my head looked ripe

(instrumental) Bm –D –G (2x)

Bm G F#
I was beset by dreams of Everything
G
darkness could Offer me

Bm G
You whispered in my ear
F#
I felt the heat
G
the dampness of your breath

E F#m
I’m gonna cry
G F#m E
I’m gonna tear us apart
E F#m
Cause you’ve set my eye
G
On every little thing
That I’ve ever desired

Bm D G (2x)

Bm G F#
Dark deeds must be done with a venegeance
G
Keep’s conscience from creeping in
Bm G F#
One must keep the eyes affixed
G
On the end through the means
E F#m
you’re gonna cry
G F#m E
I’m gonna tear you apart
E F#m
Cause I’ve lost my mind
G
To every beautiful thing
I was ever denied…

A G
Is that the knife to do the deed?
A G
Dangling in front of me?
A
If this all comes apart…
F#m F E
Will you hold it steady…for me?

Bm G (at neck) F#
They came again last night In darkness
G
Said they wanted me
Bm G (at neck) F#
Each had a black bouquet Of roses
G
There eyes were like milk…
E F#m
we’re gonna cry
G F#m E
Life’s gonna tear us apart
E F#m
Til it’s Better to die
G
Than dream every night of those
We put to their ease…
A G
Is that the knife to do the deed?
A G
Dangling in front of me?
A
If this all comes apart…
F#m F E
Will you hold it steady…for me?
Track Name: New Wallet
NEW WALLET

A7 D C/D
yesterday i started a new chapter
A7 D C/D
picked my laminated cards carefully

G C F
slid in my trusty debit cards and extra key
A7 D C/D
utilized the see-through window for my best ID

G A
compared how it folded to the other one
D D/C G C D
decided the thin profile was all il lu sion

A
cause once I fill it up with
E7
calling cards and storage locker ID codes

E7 (add D from second string)

debit cards and rent-a-car
A7
three crisp twenties and the plastic Saturn key

G A7
it becomes my lucky bullet shield

D D/C
today is the first day
today is the first day

A7 (add D on 2nd string) to straight D
for my new….. wallet!

A
will this be my very last?
A
will I make it through this test
A G
will I fall apart before this one does?

verse 2
A7 D D/C
when I die will anyone review my wasted life
A7 D D/C
and sift for gold in my crinkled old receipts?
G C F
will they call to cancel all three credit cards?
A7 D D/C
Will someone ride the train downtown for free?
G A7
On me??

A7
my father’s wallet and my mother’s purse
A7
were all that remained
A7 D D/C
when I go please bury me with my wallet

G
My new wallet…..

D D/C
today is the first day
today is the first day

smash a G for a measure

A
But once I fill it up with
E7
calling cards and storage locker ID codes

E7 (add D from second string)

debit cards and rent-a-car
A7
three crisp twenties and the plastic Saturn key

G A7
it becomes my lucky bullet shield (3X)
Track Name: Ain't Young Once Enough?
AIN'T YOUNG ONCE ENOUGH?

G-Bm-E part

seems like your head is hammering your soul
with all the words that slipped your tongue
on their own
and now you’re wondering who you hustled
and who you hurt
cause they all stepped back when the old boy started his dirt

A-E-G - A bit
all night long you hung in tough with your teeth just toein the ground
your expertise is just what they don’t want

the scythe that’s swingin in back of your head
aint there to shave you now
old boy -- aint young once enough?

E- Bm-A

G-Bm-E
they got a neon sign says “sorry we’re open”
that means you gotta do…
…some of your own hopin
C
That the fountain of youth
G
and the bottle of truth
Bm
is the same one

G-Bm-E
but you’ve been around the block too many times to fall again for that stuff

A-E-G - A bit
you tried to get everybody to hear
the notes that are smacking your head
rattling your cage from the inside

twenty two dollars in the jukebox
man it’s got a throat so deep you can drown
down in it, boys, you can drown
bridge
B
you can drown
A
in a bathtub
C#m
wake up feeling like that hubcap honey, that rolled
F# E hold E
across the nightclub

G-Bm –E part again

all that sentimental corn has been harvested, again
and 57 coffee stands between you and your death
C G Bm
and your head is hammering your soul
G-Bm –E part again
with all the words that slipped your tongue on their own

A
all night long you hung in tough with your feet just touchin the ground
D
your experience
D/F (make a D and grab the F on the D string)
hey, keep that for yourself

A-E-G-A again
the scythe that’s swingin in back of your head
aint there to save you now
old boy -- aint young once enough?
old boy -- ain’t young once enough?
coda
B
you can drown
out there
A
on your own
end on E
Track Name: The Unicorn
THE UNICORN

(capo 2nd fret)

D F G
When the world was a younger place
D F G
Before the age Of the lighted sign
D F C G
A man walked And he lost his shoes
Cmaj7 A
He knew me
G
He knew you

D F G
There was a young, upstart Unicorn
D F C G
Saw the man, was the special one
D F G
He bought tickets for the speeches


Bridge 2 x

Em
oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
A
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh


D F G
When the Unicorn killed Jesus Christ
D F C - B
They bore his body to the stone

Am Em G/d
the unicorn just ran and ran and ran

C A G
sad, jealous unicorn


D F G (interlude 2x)


D F G
he had memorized all the speeches
D F C - G
knew them down to the marrow


C A G
sad, sad, jealous unicorn

C A
they say good, sweet whiskey
G
put him down
Track Name: Inner Minnesota Man
INNER MINNESOTA MAN

Fmaj7 – C - G – F -G
I’m hatching a plan
In fifty some years to feed my inner Minnesota man
Fmaj7 – C - G – F –G
He needs to hear the gooning of the loons
See yellow perch finning in water that glimmers in the morning moon
Fmaj7 – C - G – F -G
To go bowling,
eat thousand island dressing and go back for seconds a second time

A# G
To hunt and fish and shit ...cook stuff over a pit
G#
In the trees....Over rocks
G F G
The bottle opener is screwed on the tackle box
Fmaj7 – C - G – F -G
I’m hatching a plan
In sixty some years to meet my inner Minnesota man
Fmaj7 – C - G – F -G
Take an eight hour day at the joke-apus
Buy all the Twin tone records
I can get my fingers on
F G
You can tell from the chords, just how much, fun it was…
C7 –G jam

Fmaj7 – C - G – F -G
I’m hatching a plan
In Seventy years to see my inner Minnesota man
Put me on the bridges high over Duluth
A view of Gitche Gumi, bluer than the sky, bigger than the truth

F G
And when I start to stumble and fall Take me down to the Zumbro
F A#
Where my father was Where my mother was
G
When the wind hit them hard and shook all the leaves from their trees
F G
On the way back that last time I saw a wondrland
F G
Diving down the Missisipi
Fmaj7 C G F
Every branch, covered in ice It was beautiful, it was really nice
Track Name: Liberty Years
THE LIBERTY YEARS

( a song for Del Shannon)
Am
When your moment finally comes
G
You see it clear and true
Am
The love you’ve hunted all your life
G
Was also hunting you
D Am
All you wanted from the world

Was in your hands
G
to give, or take
D Am
It’s strange to think it’s all the same
G D
For the good and great
Am G
Ahhhh ahhh ahhh ahhhhhhh ahhhh

Am
The world was spinning on your string
G
But strings are known to break
Am
You tried to find your place in time
G
But time’s a lie they tell

D Am G
It’s trite but its’ truer than hell
D Am
There’s nowhere to run,
G D
to or from
Am G
Ahhhhhh ahhhh ahhh ahhhh ahhh (2x)

(Chorus // bridge)
Em D Am
You can’t keep all of your love --- locked away
Em D Am
Losing the liberty years
Em D Am
My own hands are stiff and so sore I could cry

Em A D G
I know we’ve tasted the same sorts of tears

(bring it down)
Am G
I’ve lived in that house, where no one lives
Am
Afraid of my own voice
G
Afraid to give
D Am G
It’s hard to believe when I hear you sing
D Am G
That you ended up their yourself
Am G
Ahhhhhhh ahhhhh ahhh ahhhh ahhhh (2x)

(Chorus // bridge)

Em D Am
You can’t keep all of your love --- locked away
Em D Am
Losing the liberty years
Em D Am
Every note from your heart and your mind
Em A D G
Will light a thousand eyes in the world you left behind
Am
But when your moment finally comes
G
You see it clear and true
Am
The love you’ve hunted all your life
G
Was also hunting you

Am G (repeat to fade)
Ahhhhhhhhh ahhhh ahh ahh