LIFE IN STEREO

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BEWARE: this album is long!

credits

released December 2, 2013

Steve Lindstrom: Gtr, Vox
Mike Ritt: Bass, Drums, BVox, Gtr, Percussion, Orchestron 2000
Rob Novak: Gtr, Lead Gtr. Drums
Rick Reger: Keyboards
Terry Keating: Drums
Tim Fowler Gtr, Lead Gtr
Dave Wisniewski: Drums

w guests:
Tom Lunt: E Bow Guitar
Kara Hetz: BVox
Jamie Mash: BVox
Doug Lovato: Keys

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House of Brunettes Chicago, Illinois

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Kevin Brady
Rob Novak
Steve Lindstrom
Mike Ritt

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Track Name: Permission To Cry
PERMISSION TO CRY

B riff
She never asked no one’s permission to cry
E A-A-A-A G-G
She’s crying anyway
Briff
With every second ticking off the clock
E A-A-A-A G-G
She feels a year go by
B riff
She wonders if she’ll ever know that horrible pain
E A-A-A-A G-G
Or will it last her life

A
She’s living the lie
G
Burning down denying everything that she feels
E
Trying to believe in the marketing mission
G
Knowing it’s just dirt in her eyes

A
She wants to be loved
G
And love in return til her back is near broken
E
But she’s gotta get the powerpoint by 1:35
G
It’s everything this doing or dying

Riffage:
B-B-B-BG-G-(2x)

A-A-A-A-F#-F#-

G-G-G-G-G-G-G

A-A-A-A-A-A-A

B riffage for two measures

B again
She had a beau back in 2005
E A-A-A-A G-G
He got promoted out
B
She saw him at a conference just this spring
E
He waved, she waved right back

A
They’re living that lie
G
That lie we all believe in when the rent’s coming due
E
And there’s still so many pretties on our list we must buy
G
You know that you can spend your whole life…

A
She wants to be loved
G
And mommy always bought her all the things that she screamed for
E
To stop her when we started, make the pain go away, Anything
G
but watch her poor baby cry

D
But mama can’t be your man
F#
And you can’t be your mama
G
Not unless you give up on the trinkets and toffee
A
Not unless you let go the lie - f

C#m
For something that Microsoft
F#
Aint’ got no solution for
B
Though I’m sure that they’re working on it now
E

A-A-A-A G-G

A
She aint got the time
G
And neither does anyone
E
To read a book or think about the world past her head
G
That’s why she’s got to finish those slides…
B-B-B-BG-G-(2x)
A-A-A-A-F#-F#-
G-G-G-G-G-G-G
A-A-A-A-A-A-A
B riffage out…
Track Name: You Want A Man
YOU WANT A MAN

G Am
You want a man
C F G
I understand all that
G Am
Someone to be around
C F G
For All the little stuff
G
And it’s all little
C Asus
From 30,000 feet my dear

F G
I see you but you don’t see me

G
And it’s all over
C A sus 2
The life we wanted is out for rent
F G
They got me but they haven’t got you yet

C
I need another lifetime
E
To get the good from the one I got
F G
I’m sorry honey but the overtime is already gone
C
I need another day
E F
To get the feeling, back in my arms, in my legs and my heart and my head
G
Oh you know that I’m hoping Hard I aint already dead

C - A Dm - G
La la la - la la la la la la la – la la la la- la da da (2X)

A
And it’s all little
D Bsus
From thirty thousand feet my dear
Track Name: Sales Figure
SALES FIGURE

(G-C roll on strings 5-6)
I lost my old job F-F!
(G-C bit)
Thank fucking god F-F!

G-C
But it Started a tailspin F-F!
G-C
I ain’t yet recovered from
C-F G
And now I sing for my supper
F G
Haven’t even told my mother
F G
That I’ve become just another
Am C G
Sales.... figure.......

F –F! / G-C / F –F! (instrumental measure)

G-C
The don’t call it cold F-F!
G
...calling for nothing F-F!
G-C
If you’re out of the office F-F!
G-C
I’m still in your in-box
C-F G
And how I sing for my supper
F G
Shaming my dutiful brother
F G
He’s shaking hands with Colin Powell
Am C G
And I am just a sales....figure

(bridge)

C
One of the men I met on this ride
G
Old neighborhood Tom
F
Stands about four-nine
G
I love the guy

F
One night in Orlando, we sang the blues
G
to nobody
C
Drunk like a dog
F
I closed my eyes
G
He was Mel Torme

E F
Mamas -- don’t let your babies go outside at all

G F
Or the worst could befall them
G F C
Hit on, by a sales....man

F-F! G-C

G-C
My masters degree F-F!
G-C
In my own poetry F-F!
G-C
Aint getting it done for me

C-F G
So I remain a sales figure

E C
Until my work is done
Track Name: Everybody Wants A Piece Of You
EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE OF YOU

E F#m7 B7 A7
everybody wants a piece of you do you want it too?
E F#m7 B7 A7
to be broken up decentralized unauthorized
F# A E (blues riff)
There’s a forgery, so beautiful of you
F# A B(and riff on it)
Doing all the things you always do
E F#m7 B7 A7
aint it wonderful ? when all your little pieces are blown away?
E F#m7 B7 A7
and your free to fall, to not be there at all ?
F# A
your hands are mittens your tongue is stuck in low
F# A B
you seem to move but its only your shadow ow
E Eadd7 A
It no little wonder...you’re feeling...outta sync...
E A
Take five minutes somewhere Ahhh baby let’s think
D(barre) A
Let’s at least put a date on the calendar...
Eadd7 (up on fret 9 there)
Maybe next week?
A Bm7 E D7
Everybody wants a piece of your mind and all of your body
A Bm7 E D7
and you wouldn’t mind it much if they weren’t so grabby about it
B D
because we’re all so god damn eager to give our limbs away
B D A
people are lining up everywhere to die, eight hours a day

F A D G (at neck)
And nobody really planned it out this way Who in their right mind would?
G (at third fret) C B
Who in their right mind could?
E Eadd7 A
And it’s no little wonder...you’re feeling...outta sync...
E A
Take five minutes somewhere Ahhh baby let’s think
D A
Let’s at least put a date on the calendar...
Eadd7 (up on fret 9 there)
Maybe next week?
E F#m7 B7 A7
everybody wants a piece of you do you want it too?
E F#m7 B7 A7 E
to be broken up decentralized unauthorized
Track Name: Terrible To Do List
TERRIBLE TO-DO LIST

(D) On my terrible to do list
(A ) I got (G) trouble Comin Every (D) day

(D) On my soul killing schedule
(A) I got (G) trouble comin every (D) day

D7 G
You say you got more than you can handle
A7 D
I got more than I can say

D7 G
You say life’s more than a paycheck
A7 D
Show me to which god I should pray?

Em
On-a-Monday morning
I’m helping some bank
A
Give it to the people in every way

F#
I got focus groups on Tuesday
G
Focus groups on Wednesday
A
Focus groups on Thursday
A
Then I get a chance to drink it off….

(D) On my terrible to do list
(A) I got (G) trouble Comin Every (D) day

(D) On my soul killing schedule
(A) I got (G) trouble comin every (D) day

(bridge)

D7 G
My Outlook’s bleak for the week

A7 D
No chance for inheritance by the meek
D7 G
Just when I’m turning the other cheek
A7
Some corporate marketing chick is
D
starting to freak

G7
I guess there’s some problem with the
D
copy
G7
She’s staring me down like I killed her
D
dog
A
We missed on the brand promise,
G7
And there’s no doubting, Thomas
D A
Someone’s head is gonna have to roll

D
On my, terrible to do list
(A ) I got (G) trouble Comin

Every

(D) day
Track Name: Rejection In Blue
REJECTION IN BLUE

A G# E
it was the best rejection she’d ever received
A G# E
it made her feel like she belonged
A G# E
to something bigger and brighter that she’d
G F# E
..known all along

A G# B - A F# G E (hold)

A G# E
it was the most encouraging note
she’d ever seen
A G# E
from people at that height
B A E
her sweat and blood had earned the blue ink
G F# E
stained with tears, now she cried

D A E
a cry she felt she’d earned and so enjoyed
D A E
cause maybe some day soon she’d be employed
D E A G D
Using her heart, and her mind
G F# A G# F# G E
Revealing the the soul the world had yet to find

A G# E
she went to camp ostensibly
A G# B
to finely tune her prose
B A
the boys and girls
E
all noticed her then
G F# E
the eyes the skin the nose

D A E
but these ones said they liked her stories too
D E
they could see inside her heart
F#m A
through her eyes… of blue

A
there was one
F#m E
she decided that she loved
A F#m
he seemed to really know
E
who she was

F#m B
and though, she knew
D
That was fiction too
A
she gave him
F#m E
the tender scene he sought

D – A -E
D E A G D (apreggite the D)

A G# E
…it was the best rejection she’d ever received
A G# B
…the best rejection she’d ever received
A G# E
...the best rejection shed ever received

G F# E

D A
She thinks about him sometimes when she
E
types
D A
Early in the morning late at
E
night

D E A G D
Pouring out her heart and her mind
Track Name: My Wings Are Heavy
MY WINGS ARE HEAVY (BUT I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT TO THE SUN)

A
All the things we want, to be,
Em
And all the things we want, to have, compete
A
And when they’re done, there’s just,defeat -- for you and me,
Em
Oh baby don’t you see?
G A
It’s time to let go...
G A
Jump off the cardboard boxes we been standing
G A
On.... for so long...
C G
My wings are heavy but -- I think we can make it to the

A
Sun ....a sphere, that pale old orb of heat and
Em
Fear, they took away our shady tree
A
and we’ve been sweating here
Em
Beneath the fist of some other body’s heaven
G A
I blame me
G A
I blame everything I think I need
G A
Time to let go
C G
Close our eyes and descend from the roofing to the

A
Sea...a deeper green than we have ever
Em
seen before -- it’s swallowing
A
the difference between
Em
and making everything so sparkling clean,


G A
and aus tere
G
Just like the good old days
A
Before we got here
G A
My -- my dear
C G
My wings are heavy but I think
We can make it through the

sun....(instrumental verse)

End on:

C G
My wings are heavy but I think
We can make it through the
A
sun....
Track Name: 700 Miles
700 MILES

D-Bm
She’s learning the sidewalks
A-G bounce
of a strange Town where she don’t know the faces

D-Bm
Her husband just took
A-G
a new job In the corporate park on the green hills

Em
up above town
Em-addG
700 hundred miles from their home
A-Em (2x)
G- A
and she don’t know if she can
D E G --
take another hour of this

A(2 measures)

D Bm
her baby is crying
A G A
cause she knows that the world is cruel
G
and indifferent
D Bm
and mother and dad
A G
miss their peanut so much
A G
that they can’t even say it
Em
on the phone
Em (add 7th)
700 miles away

A- Em (2x)

G A
and she know it isn’t right
D E G
to think so much about going back

A(two meausres)


Bm E
and all the restaurants are lousy
Bm
they give you that carnation stuff not
E
cream
Bm
the BestBuys and the Targets are un-
E
ending
G
she didn’t know
A
she was living the american
D
dream
Track Name: Jailhouse Rock
JAILHOUSE ROCK

B & A chords on the verses is the location for a sus4 stones riff (you’ll hear it)
The F# has its own riff pattern too

B
I swore I was letting you down
A F#
You didn’t notice so I’m back in town
B
my pockets wrung inside out
A F#
got my face in the loveable pout
B
I climbed a mountain it seemed
A F#
But now I’m down with the casual jeans

E
So yeah I’m back again
F#
Again I’m back again
A B
and I’m bothered so don’t bother me

E
they made the walls vanilla
F#
it’s makin me a killa
A B
gotta split before they add the whip cream
B
Got the ship full of ladies in drag
A F#
All flying their own black and white flags
B
Not goin down to New Orleans
A F#
Or F-L-A, where they get them high winds
E
Oh yeah I’m back again
F#
It’s me I’m back again
A B
Yes, I’m making my own misery
E
they made the ceilings higher
F#
the guards are set to fire
A B
and their radios are talking to me!!

G#7 E
I been lazy with my life
B
And I’m payin it down
A E
Watching it burn to ground
A E B
So damn lazy with this li –i –i –i ife

A E

Verse

(I verse thru -- Instr with leads)

Verse
B
Number 6 says to number 43
A F#
Then they both say it to me:
B
Hey man I thought they let you go free
A F#
What did you do? Go and lose the key?

E-
I’m back in solitary
F#
They saved my cell for me
A B
-sorry I’m spoken for, don’t talk to me

E
they made the walls vanilla
F#
it’s makin me a killa
A B
gotta split before they’re inking my dreams

G#7 E
I been lazy with my life
B
And I’m payin it down
A E
Watching it burn to ground
A E B
So damn lazy with this li –i –i –i ife
Track Name: Ides Of April
IDES OF APRIL

A-Em-Dsus4–A pattern over:
They terminated me on the ides of April
Patty read the paper -- she was barely able
It made her look better than she ever did
G A
But with guy from HR right there, I kept my feelings hid


A -Em-Dsus4 –A pattern again:
I took the envelope and weaved out the door
Twenty years to the day It shook my shrinking core

G A
Almost as if I didn’t know it myself 19 years before

(chorus)
D A
Ask not for whom The bell tolls
D A
At five and at 9
Bm G
It tolls for all mankind

A-Em-Dsus4 –A pattern again:
I met the welcoming committee at a bar downtown
They said you haven’t died brother don’t you look so down
G A
I drank at two hundred miles per hour for nine innings straight
G A
I didn’t sleep for another week my wife and kids quiet as Saints


D A
Ask not for whom The bell tolls
D A
At five and at 9
Bm G
It tolls for all mankind

A
I got thrown out of my world
G
into the world
D
And the world said
you ain’t ready yet
come back when you’re feelin it
A
Read a little history, get sober on the misery,
D
Christ, you’re such a spoiled kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid

A – Em – D – A (2x)


D A
Ask not for whom The bell tolls
D A
At five and at 9
Bm G
It tolls for all mankind

A Em Dsus4 A
I was born on the ides of April
My eyes unopened but the body ......able
Track Name: Nothing To Complain About
NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT

A D
I got half the Asian continent
G
Bent over a bench
(walkup G to) A
Making me guitars
A
Just sent the annual check
D
To the DNC
G
And planned parenthood
(walkup G to) A
Yeah it’s all good

Em
No bombs are going off
A
My car alarm’s disarmed
Em
The weather is the best we’ve seen
D D/C G
The bar down the street has the game on every screen

A D
I got feeling in my face again
G
After blowin in the wind
(walkup G to) A
A little too hard
A D
Todd-a-lin off tonight to the gentleman’s club
G A
I’m a gonna get a rub Doooooooooown

Em
No bombs are going off
A
My car alarm’s disarmed
Em
The army is all volunteers
D D/C G
And the bar down the street has two hundred and forty seven beers!!
Eb Bb
I got nuthin to complain about
F
Who am I to complain about
G#
Anything?
2x
F
Who am I to complain about
G#
Anything?
(2x to end)
Track Name: Thanks For The Wish of Love
THANKS FOR THE WISH OF LOVE

D – Am

Thanks for the wish of love
For all the feeling it’s meant
to represent
I agree we’ve kinda lost touch
And nobody wants to know who’s to blame

C – G -D
Thanks for feeding me,
when I was a kid

D - Am
Thanks for the wish of love
Yeah Maybe one last dip
in the hotel pool -- will make it all okay
Just don’t know how to make it up

C- G- D
Thanks for clothing me
When I was a kid

Gm D
And he says that you’re not long for this world...
Gm F
As if this could be my last chance
C Em
But I have no idea what to do
C D
I’ve never had any idea what to do
Am
for you

(solo over)
D---Am 3x
C - G ---D (hold D)

D- Am
so thanks for the wish of love
I gues we can just leave it
There again
Track Name: Cold, Cold, Cold
COLD, COLD, COLD

A arpeggiate riff to G riff
Caught…
In this winter storm
The snow is bouncing off our brows
on its way downtown

D -- A7 -- G
Time like these
I got nowhere to live
D -- A7 -- G
…Just some place to sleep
With the television on

A riffage

Back to A arp riff to G riff
Cold, cold, cold
Midnight blue
But my cell phone says it’s 4 O clock
In the afternoon

D -- A7 -- G
I’m waiting for the call from warmer climes
Let yourself go, kid, you’ve done your time

….A…. Whoishly, to:
Dsus/D - A7 – D(open e string) – A7 2x (marchingly)

BRIDGE
G
I bought myself a box that’s supposed to
A
be the sun
G
I keep it in my kitchen cupboard
D (c shape 3rd fret)
Baby, I
C G
need my beauty sleep

Jam:

A riffage as before
>>To intro riff:

A arpeggiate riff to G riff 2x

A barre (fifth fret) for two measures

>>To descending run of open barres
C -- B - A 2x

Retard…

F# G A (end with intro riff retard)
Track Name: A Wedding Song
A WEDDING SONG

E A 2x to C –slide to D

The only heart I have for you is this one

Please take it for a walk now and then

E A 2x to C – slide to D

The only hands I have for you are these two

For you, I’ll keep them clean and keep them open

G
My eyes that see without
C
Will always look in you

D G D
My teeth will try to smile
G C
Through all our worries

E
My tongue will
A E
Take its time
A C – slide to D
when speaking of you
F D
Ever mindful of your tenderness…

F C F
Will you take me for
C
your lawful
D (hold…………)
Fool?

(Instr with verse 2x )
E A 2x to C –slide to D

G C
And when the world’s plot against us thickens
D G D G C
I’ll believe if you’ll believe it too

E A E A C - slide to D
That love is all there is when it’s all over
E
Cause love is all there is when it begins...
Track Name: Cutest Little Baby
CUTEST LITTLE BABY

A – F# - E pattern
Everybody knows you’re the cutest
And all they want from you isn’t what you are
F# A E
The world is waiting there, on your
waiting list
(back to) A – F# - E pattern
For Christmas, for Easter, and forever
F#m7
Little baby
B
Oh you got me cryin’
F#m7 -- B
Little baby
F#m7 B
Cause you’re the cutest, little baby,
A B
anybody’s ever seeeeen

A – F# - E pattern
Everybody wants what you got
That’s why it’s so peculiar what you bought
F# A E
Seems you’re not so worried bout the
talkin’
(back to) A – F# - E pattern
But that’s what worries me, worries momma
F#m7
Little baby
B
Oh you got her cryin’
F#m7 -- B
Little baby
F#m7 B
Cause you’re the cutest, little baby,
A B
anybody’s ever seeeeen



E
You always said you wanted your knight
B D#m
to be disarm-ing-ly, kind
F#
And gentle to a fault
E
But you think for some reason if you
B D#m
ever are alone again, girl
F#
They’ll all…disappear
E
You’ll…disappear
open E up two frets, arpeggiate (2 meas)
F#m7 – B (2x, surging…)
(chorus)
F#m7
Little baby
B
Oh you got us cryin’
F#m7 -- B
Little baby
F#m7 B
Cause you’re the cutest, little baby,
A F#
anybody’s ever seeeeen
(up a whole step)

B – G# – F# pattern
You know that all we want is your happiness
And we had a little hope that ours might make the mix

So if you’re happy now, baby, why the tears?
….Why the tears?
(hold on F# for two measures)

End on

E- B- D#m
Track Name: I Know The Devil
I KNOW THE DEVIL (WHEN I SEE HIM)

G C G C
I know him Cause I’ve seen him
G C Am
Seen the mask he’s using anyway

G C G C
He’s got a smile He’s got a grin
G C Am
His hair is tousled professionally

D G C G
but if you need proof I can’t really help you
Bounce off G to

F#/add D C

But I know the devil

F# - G – G# - A -A-G#- G – F# C
When I see him

G C G C G C Am
I know him Cause I work for him I pony up Every year... F#

G C G C G C Am
I know him Because I voted for... his way of doing things

D Am F# (wD) C
Seems like I’m buying in Every time I’m buying Anything.,......
G – A sus 2 G A sus2 G Asus2 G
But a man’s gotta eat -- a man’s gotta watch, over his children...
D7 C
Yeah I know the devil

F# - G – G# - A -A-G#- G – F# C
When I see him

G- C – Am pattern
He’s got a car He’s got a house Little bigger than the one I own
He walks on by When the cup is out I understand He’s got bigger things to do...

F#-G – G to... D G C G
We all like our solitude Nobody’s gonna fault you
Bounce off G to F#/add D (Stay on it til C)

But I know the devil
F# - G – G# - A -A-G#- G – F#
C G
When I see him.........
Track Name: Got My TV On
GOT MY TV ON

G6 sus 2 = 302000 F#minsharp5 = 200200 F6th = 100200


Em – G –A – G (steppin stone) pattern over:
When my life breaks down
I got my tv on
...I got my tv on
Whenever I need to get my mind gone

Get your tv on
You’ll smell the smoke if your neighborhood burns
Get your TV on
They ain’t coming for you yet son

G6 sus 2 F#minsharp5
And even I know
F6th
That the world
A
Ain’t a cathode

G6 sus 2 F#minsharp5
Yeah maybe you know
F6th A
That life is more, than the light show

Em A Em A
But god knows It’s easy to forget it’s easy to forget it gets easier
G
Everyday....
(begin pink floyd section)
Em ..............................A (once as instrumental)
Em A
Us... and them
Em A
Increasingly it seems to me a question that nobody’s even asking now


Em A
Us........... and them
Em A
Ten billion tiny screens and everybody knows that the’yre just not one of those
Em A
….animals…

Em – G – A – G over:

Got my tv on
Got my headphones on
Got my laptop on
Got my cell phone on
Got my force field on
Got my helmet under my arm
Got my flak suit on
Got my tv on
Got my tv on

G6 sus 2 F#minsharp5
And even I know
F6th
That the world
A
Ain’t a cathode

G6 sus 2 F#minsharp5
Yeah maybe you know
F6th A
That life is more, than the light show

Em A
Us ............................and them

Em A
Track Name: Storage Space
STORAGE SPACE

~chord key:~
E7 sus 4 = 0 2 0 2 0 x
F#m#5 = 2 0 0 2 x x
A7 = x 0 5 2 2 x
A6 = x 0 4 2 2 x
G6 sus 2 = 3 0 2 0 0 0
F6 = 1 0 0 2 0 0
~

E7s4 – F#m#5 E7s4 – F#m#5 –A (2x)
Every year we shed a skin and a square yard of memory

When the dust gets thick we put it in a box or a bag

A7 A6
And cart it off to the sheet metal cell G6sus2 F#m#5 F6
where life goes ah –on , without us

(walk e string F-E-F-G-E to A chord)

E7s4 – F#m#5 E7s4 – F#m#5 -A (2x)
Our little locker is a nightclub that never closes

Where my daughter’s little ponies Prance around in their plastic bags

A7 A6
And a macaroni mermaid with a little of G6sus2 F#m#5
her glitter left
F6 …A
Flirts with the purple-prince of the missing hand

(instrumental bridge)
Open A (at 5fr) to Fmaj 7 (2x)

(chorus)
C --- A open at 5fr
Storage space
C A
Stor - age…. space
F A
Everything I’ll never need is all in one E7sus4 A
pla-a-ace


E7s4 – F#m#5 E7s4 – F#m#5 A (2x)
The guy at the desk just emptied out a deadbeat Wednesday night

You can see by the swinging of the keys that he runs the show

A7 A6
He says to me you put it on the card G6sus2 F#m#5
and that won’t be you
F6 ….A
With the big room you’re moving too be a shame to let it all go….

(repeat walk e string F-E-F-G-E to A chord)

(2nd bridge)
C
Storage space
G A7
All the live’s we might have led
C
Storage space
G A7
Never giving up the dead

(chorus)
C --- A open at 5fr
Storage space
C A
Stor - age…. space
F A
Everything I’ll never need is all in one E7sus4 A
pla-a-ace


end with return to intro chord arpeggio
Track Name: Tomorrow Has Come And Gone
TOMORROW HAS COME AND GONE

C –Am -G
I’m gonna feel it
When I feel it
C-Am -G
Right on the dime
When it’s time
C-Am - G
You got your suitcase
And what’s in it
C-Am - G
Off to the races
With your timid smile

F-E bounce
On the day that you were born
Cmaj7
The angels caught me crying
F-E bounce Cmaj7
Baby -- you had my number
C G
I’m gonna get their soon
C G
Wake up in the afternoon
F
and realize
F7 C G
tomorrow has come ....and gone

C-Am-G (again) over:

I’m gonna find out
When I find out
Just who you been
All your life

C-Am-G (still...)
It ain’t like we were far away
But sometimes
Sometimes...

F-E (bounce)
Everyday you turned
Cmaj7
From a girl into a beauty
F-E (bounce) Cmaj7
You’ll always have my number
C G
And I’m gonna need yours soon
C G
Maybe before the mid day moon
F F7
has even had a chance
Cmaj7
to vaporize

C- G
tomorrow has come and gone
and you gotta move on and on and on and on....
(2x, end on C)
Track Name: Piece Of Equipment
PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

C-F-G
This old heart is a piece of equipment
Left in the rain over the weekend
Dropped in the soup at the Tidy Bowl restaurant
Back to the pot and the cook’s flicking ashes
A
Em A
But youwouldn’t want to know about that
Em A
Not your idea of chewing the fat
Dm Am G
But ho-ney, I got nothing else to do
C-F-G
These old hands are shakin and shrinking
Barely holding the glass that they’re drinking
Picking a nose that can’t take no more
My face wrinkled up like an unsettled score
A Em A
But you don’t wanna hear about it
Em A
I made the bed were agreed on that
Dm Am G
All I wanted was a chance at perfection
Dm Am G
didn’t give a rat’s about any affection
A# – D#
And if we stacked upery single song
A# D#
Where the man realizes, what he done wrong
C# A#
That’s the biggest collection, of liars on the planet
C F C G
Outdone only by the la-dies who’ve bought it
C-F -G
This old huse is so full of infection
My dog Lou can’t even get a connection
He sits outside and howls at the grass
I let him inside and he chews out my ass
A Em A
And even he still talks about you
Em A
Looks at me like you did it to you
Dm Am G
All that I wanted was a chance at perfection
Dm -Am G
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
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: 7 Up And 7 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
Track Name: Uncle Albert's
UNCLE ALBERT'S (capo 2nd fret, positions as played)

G- Cm riff
Uncle Alberts
Was a record store
With a sloping dusty walnut floor
Flourescent lights and plywood bins
They had a card for almost everything
C D (slide to it)
I bought a record a week, with care,
D C
much care
G Cm
I met my people there

(continue) G - Cm riff
Got a teenage job behind the register
Fantasized about the owner’s wife
A7
She much preferred my friend
back to G- Cm riff
I always thought she had a crush on him
C D
But he didn’t act on that…
D - C
G Cm
Nobody did back then
Repeat G-Cm riff for one measure
C D
I bought two records a week,
D C
with care
G Cm
I met my brothers there
Stay on G upon return

G F
And we listened to Spa – a-ace… Child
Am
And Mike’s guitar tossed me up into the sky
G -F
And I still haven’t come
G F
down to the earth
G
And what’s more
F G
I don’t even wanna try

~

Em –A – A (add D on top) over:
And you can tell me that the world is round
But I know it’s flat
And if you say that glitter is gold
I know it’s black
And you can tell me about tomorrow
But I will point back

G F - E
To the sign that said NOW PLAYING
G F - E
Cause for me it’s STILL playing

G- Cm riff
Uncle Alberts was a record store
I worked there for maybe nine months, no more
It seemed like a lifetime then
C D
I bought three records a week
D C
No more
G Cm
It was my record store
~ ~
G F
And we listened to Bill Nelson
Am
And his guitar blew apart my youthful mind
G -F
And it’s still blowin
G F
I can’t get away
G
From the sunburst finish
F G
Of those hollow body days

out on Em – A riffage
Track Name: Spoon
SPOON

D Em
just a little spoon
A G D
so i can touch my tongue to you
D Em
everybody knows
A G D
where this river flows

A A/G F#m G
nonetheless i've trashed my life
A A/G F#m G
at the hint of your perfume
G A
strangling chords
D G
and striking words
A D
for just a little
G
spoon


D Em
hope springs eternal
A G D
but life just lasts awhile
D Em
a little bitty spoonful
A G D
surely you can smile
A A/G
down on me
F#m G
I've done the time
A A/G F#m G
give me just a taste

G A
I'm no less than
D G
your other guys
A D G
I just started late

Bridge 1
A A/G D G
Loving you --oooh -oooh -oooh
A A/G D G
Needing you -ooh -ooh -ooh
A
Enough.....

Bridge 2
Em G D
just a little spoonful of you
Em G A
just a little spoonful of you
Em A
just a litle lick
D G
will have, to do

A -- G riff 2x
A-G riff continue over:
a spoonful
A G
a spoon ...full,
A A/G D- G let it ring…
of you

D Em
by now I oughta know
A G D
where this river goes
D Em
it drains and drains and drains
A G D
til only remains remain
Track Name: Star Stuck
STAR, STUCK

capo 2nd fret – chords as shapes played

A Em
I’m under your heels
G A
Kicked up on the table
A Em
I’m on your schedule
G A
Whenever you’re able
Bm Em
I been hanging around
G A
Too high on your dial
A Em
Wondering how it is
G A
I’m always on trial…
D …G
I’m a star stuck, baby
A
Under your shoes
Bm G
You’re given me the
A F#m G
Open mic night blues
A Em
So the time has come
G A
For the acoustical record
A Em
Just give me a decade
G A
And I can get it together
Bm Em
I’ll put my name on the list
G A
Drink up and get pissed
A Em
And when the curtain calls
G A
I’ll can give ‘em my worst

D …G
I’m a star stuck, daddy
A
Under your shoes
D G
You’re given me the
F#m G A
Open mic night blues


Bm F#m
Well there aint nothing sadder
Em
Than one man and guitar
Bm F#m
Suck the life from a room
Em A
Don’t even leave a scar

Jam on A bouncing off of G and adding D
Track Name: Start Diggin'
START DIGGIN'

Shapes as played – tune plays with capo on fret 2

G-F riff
You gotta give up
Break down and fall
Lose and be lost
A# - A
Walk real small -- until you’re not there at all

G-F riff
Learn to disappear
Find out how to shut up
Occupy the margins
A# A
Until the margins fade -- and you’re along
G
for the ride

C
Failure is calling
G
Annihilation is sure
C
But we’re all traipsing through it
A# A G
Just like we dis- covered the cure

G -F
Put your dreams on the shelf
They’ll look more beautiful there
When you give it all up
A# A You’ll find out once and for all that nobody G
else cares

C
Failure is calling
G
Annihilation is sure
C
But we’re all traipsing through it
A# A
Like we just dis- covered the cure

Instrumental break
G (bounce off C note) to E (3x)
E up to 4th fret (G)
down one fret at a time to E


C F
You gotta try the nobody thing
G F G
Get in touch with your invisibility gene
C F
Abandon alla your worldly desires
A# A Light the match and set all those kiddie toys G
on fire


Instrumental break
G (bounce off C note) to E (3x)
E up to 4th fret (G) down one fret at a time to E

C G
The world is waiting on you
C G
It knows you know what to do

E ramp down
So get that shovel in you hand and start, diggin’
Track Name: They Were The Band
THEY WERE THE BAND

(G-C roll on fifth and sixth strings)
the concept made perfect sense
A
culminating years of sweat
C G
they’d set to doing what they’re best at
Em7
which was entirely something else

(G-C roll on fifth and sixth strings)
they spent a decade chosing a name
A
a fortune on pedals
C
and cables that don’t make a sound
G
not a sound

Em A –
they knew what a ground loop could do

(roll on G/C) - G
They were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band
D Am
that didn’t play
(roll on G/C) - G (hold a bit)
because they were just…
A D
O – O - O kay

instrumental break
C/F roll to C 3X, then to D (2x)
D/C strum to G

(bridge)
C C / B
lonely website cardboard coffins
Am G
yellowed t-shirts

C C / B
moldy drumset rusty bass strings
Am G C D
still not rockin after all these years

(roll on G/C) - G
They were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band
D Am
that didn’t play
(roll on G/C) - G (hold a bit)
because they were just …
A D
O – O – O kay

(G-C roll on fifth and sixth strings)
the concept was the concept
A
Never soiled by human hands
C G
Beautiful n pure like a lespaul, on Olympus
Em7 A
And it stayed up there… for good
(bridge)
C C / B
lonely website cardboard coffins
Am G
yellowed t-shirts

C C / B
moldy drumset rusty bass strings
Am G C D
still not rockin after all these years

coda to fade:
(roll on G/C) - G
They were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band
(roll on G/C) - G
they were the band…..
do intro G-C roll and end with one more roll G/C -G
Track Name: Box Set
(when our) BOX SET (hits your doorstep)

G E
Couldn’t blame you if you never heard of me or the boys
G E
We do the dinosaur thing honey, kiddie noise

C G F#-G slide
Half - drunk old hippies here, letting you down…
C G F#-G slide
Just a bunch of delusional local clowns
F
We get your frown..

Bridge 1
E A
But our flowers will squirt if it goes upside down
E A
With one word irony-free about our powerful sound
B D
…And if that’s Clive on the phone, well, we’re leaving this town!

Verse
G E
We had a run in the eighties when the scene was so meek (it was meek!)
G E
When everybody’s monkey’s cousin wasn’t doing this thing

C G F#-G
Since then we’ve been dill-e-tant-ing around
C G F#-G
Found no easier way to gain the renoun
F
You owe us now….

Bridge 2

E A
That’s right baby the dinosaur thing
E A
We do the brontosaurus in the big top ring
B D E
And play lead guitar when we can no longer sing!

(solo, of course)


Chorus
F#7
But when our box set,
B
hits your door step
F#7 B
It’s gonna be our finest hour
A7
Read our life and death
D
in the booklet
B F -E
Know the nowhere we’ve been before no-ow !

Take E up to twelfth fret

Key change (up a whole step to new verse)
A F#
And when we’ve finally paid all our dinosaur dues
A F#
We’ll make that record where we rediscover the blues
D A G#-A (slide)
Anyway at all we can let you down
D A G#-A (slide)
Same old harmless flea-bitten local clowns
G F#
You’re looking down…on now….

E (four measures)

Chorus

F#7
But when our box set,
B
hits your door step
F#7 B
It’s gonna be our finest hour
A7
Read our life and death
D
in the booklet

B F -E
Know the nowhere we been before now…..
Track Name: The Golden Age of Rock & Roll
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK AND ROLL capo: (2) chords as played

(Em –E – Eadd D ramp)
I used to love you by the record machine
(of course) you were sixteen, come on like a dream
A
But I’ve gotten on in years
and though it don’t seem E right

G
Nonetheless I’ve gotta ask
A add 7th
Baby can you get yourself free…
(n.c.) Em ramp
To boogie tonight?

(Em –E – Eadd D ramp)
Gotta be honest -- honey I do
Tho you lookin so good
I’m feelin sorry for you

A
Cause I’m old and I smell…
E
But I still got my moves
G
My arteries have turned to stone
A
I got bottled water
E
for blood
(chorus)
A (top o the neck) G
Oh it’s the golden age of rock and roll
E
Wheeling around the campus
A (add D)
it’s the golden age of rock and roll
E
And I’m post all that
Chitter chat

F#
I just want my shot at
A
…your body

Em ramp

B
I haven’t changed
A
Tho you wouldn’t know it
B
you talk too much
A
You lose the urge to show it
G
Move those hips now that’s the poet –
A
try for me
Em ramp

A
I understand you been diggin some Jazz
Some skinny guy who’s a bit of spaz
E
Well I’m patient
E
I’ve seen ‘em all, come and go
F#
After he gets your mind all gone
A
I’ll be here.......(hold)
Em ramp
Tapping my toes

(chorus same as before, diff lyrics)

A G
Oh it’s the golden age of rock and roll
E
Wheezing around
your studio apartment
A add D
Oh it’s the golden age of rock and roll
Track Name: Schlagers!
[The lyrics for this song were made up on the spot and they don't count against our official record.]
Track Name: My Influences
MY INFLUENCES

G-C-Am-Em
This is a song about my influences
The list is long but never
Comprehensive
G –Dm-C-G
What did you expect?
At this late hour…?

G-C-Am-Em
I could be your bobby Dylan
If you could be my
Richard Thompson
G –Dm-C-G
I’ve got an axe with your name
already on it

C5-G
if you would be my Robert pollard
I just might be your Robert Halford
C5
If you would be my Polly Jean
C- Am- G
I’d even learn the bass-lines for dancin queen

G5 –G open
It’s an all-grown-up world we’re all growing up in
It’s an all ages show for the ages
C
And son you gotta make your move
D Am (hold) Even if it’s someone else’s shoes……….
G
your wearing….
Dm
What did you expect?
C G
At this late hour?
G-C-Am-Em
This is a song about becoming a person
Other people see as a person

G –Dm-C-G
They would like to be
People just like me
G-C-Am-Em
I could be your Richard Lloyd
If you would be my Television
G –Dm-C-G
And show me on the screen
Show me on that beautiful screen
(G5 –G)
ahhh’s
C
And son you gotta make your move
D Am (hold) Even if it’s someone else’s shoes..
G
your wearing….
Dm
C’mon? what did you expect?
C G
At this late hour?
Track Name: Life In Stereo
LIFE IN STEREO

D- G – F#

Every mother’s son has made a movie
About their lives –
In which they tend to star
D – F# -G
In my own
I’ve made no entrance yet

A – G pattern (twice)
I’m waiting now…
….cause the perfect moment surely will appear

D – G - F#
I stay up dreaming with my stereo
Wine red dreams
The taste of blood
D –F# - G
The din of hundreds drunk and happy

A- G (pattern twice)
Bot-tles tum-ba-ling to shatters
In the bins
But in between they’re listening…
To me….

…finally

D – E G pattern (4x)

w “Mama are you listening
…at all?” at 2nd and 4th

A – G walk
“I’ve waited my whole life for this!”
Just means I’ve wasted it up til, now
(hold G note for a sec)

Same A- G pattern
Mama maybe you can feel my head about to bust
It’s all I got
big C/G
All I know how

to G

chorus

E – B –A (twice w/o vocal)
Stay w E – B – A over:
I always lived my life in stereo
I had my stories R and L
hit E – A –B here

back to E – B - A over:
One for my parents one for all my friends
Only my headphones made some sense
E – A - B

A
My teenage waste-d
Set me up for this
B
sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide

E- A – B over
I’ve always lived my life in stereo
I’ve always lived my life in stereo

Bridge:

From ending B (above) to: D – G – A - G

D- G arpeggiated riff to C – G riff (3x)

to F# - G 2x to D (hold)