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Part Three of House of Brunettes' career defining "Life in Stereo" box set.

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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: Sha La La
SHA LA LA

G F
Sha la la la la la la baby
G
Don’t seem like you know where you’re
F
Head is lately
C G
You been looking for the answers in the sky
C
When it’s all beneath you –
G
Just like your brand new boy

G F
Sha la la la la la la baby
G F
Not my place but who the hell’s it should be?
C
You seem to always forget then regret your
G
charities
C
If he’s six feet tall like you said well I’m seven
G
three

D G
Not that it should matter much
C G
Not that I should care…
D G C
Not that he should bother me so…or what you
D
do with your hair…

G F
Sha la la la la la la baby
G F
If it helps a little I can get back on one knee
C
I always thought I could survive with you out
G
there running free
C
But free is evidently not the way that you’re
G
gonna be

G F
Sha lalalalalalalalallalalala baby
G F
I understand your pity thing completely
C
Cause I’m sure it was the path that brought me
G
To your life
C
& So the breadcrumbs are already there
G
For all these hungry new boys

D G
Not that it should matter much
C G
Not that I should care…
D G C
Not that he should bother me so…or what you
D
do with your hair…

G F
Sha la la la la la la baby…

(INSTR: repeat verse pattern: G-F 2x to C-G 2x twice)

D G
Not that it should matter much
C G
Not that I should care…
D G
Not that he should bother me so…
C G
What did you do-o-o-o with your hair…?
Track Name: Last Cigarette
LAST CIGARETTE

Gm C
…thought I was your last cigarette
Cm
something sweet and stupid to
F (E F bounce)
die a little with

Gm
I dangled
C
you lit
Cm
and breathed me in
F
it only burned a little bit

Bb
together we marked the time
Cm
between lager and limes
F
something to do
G#
while staring into
C#m
the mirror or anything
G#
But..
…C#m …G#

F (w E F bounce)

Solo over:

Gm – C - Cm –F

Bb -- C G# - G - F

Gm C
thought you were my last little drink
Cm
someone sweet and sour
F
to live a little with
C
before we ask for the bill
Bb
give me one more little chill
G
and I’ll just cry a little bit

cause
Cm
I’m not
G
your last cigarette

Cm -- G

INSTR OUT

Gm—C F -- G# -- G

C -- Bb F -- G# -- G -- C

Fade on the C……………..
Track Name: Ballad of The Lab Assistant
BALLAD OF THE LAB ASSISTANT

G C
I always thought you were there for me girl
G C
The other way round, pure, logical
G C
But now I can clearly see the error
D A G
My hypothesis of rationality
C F D
Would never hold up for you and me

G C
My field notes said you was a sweet thing
G C
Your smile was evidentiary
G C
Our beakers were full of heat and bubbles
D A G
And then that’s when the lab got all unclean
C F D
I shoulda known then it warn’t just me…

G C G
You lost your scientific mind
G C G
Out there in the molecules and brine
C (barre third fret)
Something deeper called to you
C(eighth fret stones shape)
Said you had a job to do
A C G
& So you left your discipline behind

C – G / C-G; D

C – G / C-G; D C --

C 3rd barre (stop and bend)

(Then start verse again …)

G C
Finished my paper for the journal
G C
My findings were spelled out soberly
G C
But the board of review just sent me packing
D A G
Accused me of flat out plagiary
F A
Cuz seventeen guys had published previously

D G C
You lost your scientific mind
D G C
Out there in the particles of light
D G C
You lost your scientific mind
D G C
Down there in the mysteries of life

C (8th fret stones)
Something deeper called to you
C (3rd fret barre)
Said you had a job to do
A C G
& So you left your discipline behind
Track Name: This Is The Room
THIS IS THE ROOM

E – F # “tommy keen” riff

this is the room where I go to talk to you

we have our code of quietude

this is the place where I can confide in you

cause I still can’t talk, when you’re there

A E keen riff again
this is where my heart, can do it’s loop de loops for you

bridge

D -- G -- Em -- A ( 2x) A -- B arpeggio (2x) back to A


E – F # “tommy keen” riff

This is the way that I’ve found to be with you

I listen close to all my words

This is the melody that plays at the thought of you

So I thought you’d want to hear it too

A G E
This is where my heart, can do it’s stupid tricks for you

E to F # solo over ( 4 bars)

E -- F # (stay with it)
This is where it starts with you
End on E
This is where…
Track Name: I... Don't !
I...DON'T !

C# - open E to F#
I thought I loved you
…I don’t

C# - open E to F# walk
Sorta need-ed you
…I won’t

E F#
Yeah I fell on my knees

C# B - C#
But I’m crawling…. Back-up

E F# A
Whatever you pleas-ed
C#
Seems you were just teasing me…


C# -E riff instrumental

C# - E riff again
Still want you
A F#
I just can’t anymore

C# - chug
Mis s-sing you…

B A
But not as much as when I thought I had you

F# - E 2x (My generation beat)

E --- F#
Still lost in your clouds
C#
Oh my……….
E --- F # A
Rather die than you look you in the eyes…
C#
Not I---------------------

B A C#
I can barely keep my nose above your water line
B A
Now your back-stroking again
E F#
I’m gonna drown if I dip my toes in
(hold F# for a measure)

C# stutter
I can’t, I won’t, I shouldn’t, I….(pause)
Don’t……………..(hold C# 2 measures)

F# - E -
F# B -- A F#-E (my gen 2x)

Repeat …C# stutter
I can’t, I won’t, I shouldn’t, I….(pause)
Don’t!……………..(hold C# 2 measures)

Verse
C# open E to F# again
….Need you
Anymore

C# open E to F# again
…Think of, you
A F#
At all…..

C# chug
Want you
B A
No no…………

F# - E 4x (My generation beat)
Nooooooooooooooo!

Retard on last, then slide up to C#
….I don’t…………..

Out on C# -F# slow blues
Track Name: Baby Eat Your Heart Out
BABY EAT YOUR HEART OUT

G
baby eat your heart out
A D - C G
I’m going on with my life

G A
You said you was gonna be my friend
D C G
I need me a new definition then
G A
You said you was gonna be my lover
D A G
Aint so sure you didn’t mean some other

G
baby eat your heart out
A D C G
I’m going on with my life
G
baby eat your heart out
A
I’m going on with my…

D7 (10th fret) -- G7 - C7 A7

(with my life) spoken between repeats…

D7 (10th fret) -- G7 - C7 A7

G ramp

A# G
I used to have the knack for your laugh
A# D10fr A#
Now I wonder what you were laughing at…

G (push) C (push) D 10fr C 8fr

B A
I knowed your plans was flexible
D G C
But I did all the bending girl
A G
I thought you were gonna be the world
D A G
But now your gone I’ll get these toes uncurled

G
baby eat your heart out
A D C G
I’m going on with my life
G
baby eat your heart out
A D C G
I’m going on with my life

G
baby eat your heart out
A
I’m going on with my

C G !
D
With my life

outro

D boogie to G boogie --
D boogie to A # to G (repeat 3x)

until end on D
Track Name: June Brides
JUNE BRIDES
(capo on 2)

D G F Em D
i heard a delicate song
last night
by the june brides

D G F Em D
a clanging little song
I hadn’t heard in a long, long time

DGF(hold for a measure)-A

D G F Em D
It got me thinking about
How long I’ve loved you

D G F Em D
Got me sifting Through
the pic-tures in
A
My little album of you

– G – F -Em

D G F Em D
Do you remember the sun?
Pouring in the car windows?
D G
Your hair whipping around...
F A
your ruby colored shades?
A (rave up)
D G F Em D
Do you remember the smell
Of mud stealing back from snow?
D G
Do you remember the june brides
F A
Sweetly, like I do?
G- F- A(barre at 5) (rave up on A -- two measures)




D (barre at 5) A
We covered every mile of brown illinois
Bm7 – Bm6 –Bm A
Before we finally settled down
D A
We burned a little trail to milwaukee and back

F#m - F – Em –A
I still have the cassette


D –G F Em –D
Do you remember the golden weather
The Broken farms on 47?
When it seemed like the crows...
the whole world..
G (here, not D)
Was looking out for us

D –G F Em –D
Do you remember the june brides
Sweetly like I do?

(repeat 4x to finish on A)
Track Name: Fear The Word, Love
FEAR THE WORD, LOVE

C# there’s a hesitation on the downstroke
F# a dread before she hits send
C# when the “l” word has been deleted
F# she reads it all over again

B there’s an icy roiling river,
F# a city block wide
C# it divides what’s left of her heart
F# from the cold wet clump of her pride

B E
fears the word
A F#
the word love
B E
Oh that word
A F# F#
the word la la la la la la la la la (etc.) ...two measures...

C# across town he’s sitting & wondering
F# precisely when he should call
C# doesn’t want to make the wrong impression
F# knows that need, can make a man small

B but that kiss they shared last Wednesday night
E (at 9th fret)
was an exquisitely delicate thing
C# you shoulda heard him Thursday morning
F# shaving and singing

B E
‘Bout the word,
A F#
the word love
B E
Still he fears
A F#
the word la la la la la la la la la
(add third measure of las)

B Yeah they’re locked out in their misery
E A
The purest feelings are just unspeakable
B
She would love, to
E
he would love, to too

F#m E
Just not enough
F#m
To overcome the fear
E
Of love

Bring it down…
E An impulse blooms between her shoulders
A She starts to dial feeling younger and older E And he’s still tasting that kiss when he
A
finally finds her on his phone
C# F#
And when they hear those busy signals
C# F#
...they fear the worst
n.c. (what do they fear?)

F# lalalalalalalala (2 measures)

A lalalalalalalalala (2 more measures)

D
Yeah they’re locked out in their misery
G C
The purest feelings are just unspeakable
D
She would love, to
G
he would love, to too

Am G
Track Name: Real Deal
REAL DEAL

D-C –G – F - A riff

All that I want in this life

Is right smack dab there between her big-brown eyes

She’s got a beautiful beak

And I can’t control myself when it brushes my cheek

A
Yeah you can keep your barbies and their buttons
D
I want a girl who can watch me like a hawk

F#m – G –A fill

A
And if she needs to get a little oxygen
E
I put her hand in mine and we take a
G
walk

Back to riff D-C –G – F - A riff


Baby it’s all about the angles
I got no use for the cutie pies
Just give me a hook that I can hang my hat upon

F
And you know that I will toe the
A
aquiline…

F#m G A
Gonna love you as you are

F#m G
Every god given
A
….millimeter of you (2x)

(after 2x stay on A)
A
I ‘m always dreaming on you….

Quick F#m – G riff (3x)
To a big rumbling E for two measures

A
Yeah you can keep your barbies and their buttons
D
I want a girl who can watch me like a hawk

F#m – G –A fill

A
And if she needs to get a little oxygen
E
I put her hand in mine and we take a
G
walk

Coda (outro) D –C -G

she’s got a beautiful beak
and it shines like a star and it gleams and it beams and its the real deal
she’s got a beautiful beak
and it drives me insane, whenever it touches my cheek

finish with D-C –G – F - A riff
Track Name: State Line Boogie
STATE LINE BOOGIE

A D-G / A D-G // G – G-A / G- G-A (2x)

A boogie
When I was a lad about one and nine
They changed the laws
It was earth-shakin times
Practical effect was we had to drive
‘bout 47 miles where it warn’t no crime
- to the:

D G
State line,
D A
most nights
D G
State Line
D A
‘s all right

A boogie
Buddy o mine had a Buick machine
Engine compartment fit a family of three
8 track Hendrix stuck in the dash
In the bottle store parkin’ lot smoking some hash -- at the
D G
State line,
D A
Week nights
D G
State Line
D A
That’s right

E A
We had a theory that Wisconsin girls was easier
E B
Never put it to the test that I can recall
E A
Sorta figured all you hadda to do was ask’em

F#m
Stoned……(stoned)……………
B
to the bone, (to the bone)
G A7
nobody had the gall…

Instrumental & solo break
D-G
D-A
D-G
D-A
G (two measures) –A boogie (two measures)

A boogie
Softened up tight we could make the scene
Danced with ourselves at the Hooker Lake Inn
As the morning sun would testify
Pulled the trigger too fast on all that sloe gin

G-A

Modulate to B boogie
Snuck our way back on rural route 12
On the big Buick’ floor, rolled half that amount
Didn’t see the cherrys baby I was asleep
Saw the flashlight tho, right in my peeps

E A
State line,
E B
That night
E A
State Line
E B (hold B one more measure)
A little cell time

chorus
E A
We had a theory that Wisconsin girls was easier
E B
Never put it to the test that I can recall
E A
Sorta figured all you hadda to do was ask’em
B
Don’t suppose there’s any still a-waitin on my
A
calllllllllll!!!

Repeat chorus

hold last A for 2 measures and end on E