DAR WILLIAMS CHORDS & LYRICS

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IT'S ALRIGHT

Capo II

Intro: (G)(D)(Am)(C) . . . (G)(D)(C)

I know (G)change is a (D)bad thing
Breaks me (Am)down into a sorry (C)sad thing
Not some (G)iridescent (D)grateful butter(Am)fly (C)
I'll re(G)sist with de(D)fiance
Not the (Am)power of a mystic (C)silence
I will (G)fight the dizzy (D)spiral of good(Am)bye (C)

And it's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)

Please don't (G)say you don't (D)love me
Never (Am)dangle any sword a(C)bove me
With the (G)kind of change that (D)severs me in(Am)two (C)
Give me (G)amberizing (D)glasses
Could you (Am)slow it down like mo(C)lasses
As I (G)salvage my old (D)self away from (Am)you (C)

Oh it's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)

Because (C)I have seen insane things
All those (Am)grand historic paintings
Morning (C)light on polished swords and burnished (D)pride
Anxious (Am)smiles encased in whalebone
Spines of (C)steel from head to tailbone
Cannons (Am)poised to blast the turning of the (C)tide (D)

It's a (G)sad and a (D)strange thing
But it's (Am)time and I am (C)changing
Into (G)something good or (D)bad, well that's your (Am)guess (C)
I'm my (G)own sovereign (D)nation
Dedi(Am)cated to a transform(C)ation
Marching (G)on with this (D)target on my (Am)chest, oh (C)yes
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(Em)right, it's al(G)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
It's al(G)right, it's al(D)right, it's al(Am)right (C)
(G)(D)(Am)(C) . . . (G)(D)(Am)(C)(G)


BOOK OF LOVE

(Dm)Tell me what you see, is it close to what you (C)dreamed
(G)If I play a (Dm)part can I be re(C)deemed? (G)
We (Dm)pore through the passages from (C)leather volumed (G)shelves
But they (Dm)only leave us wondering, (C)can we find ours(G)elves
In the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
In the book of (Dm)love (C)(G)

Looking for the (Dm)one, waiting on a (C)day
(G)Countless dinner (Dm)parties, and all the games we (C)play (G)
(Dm)All for some processional, a (C)solemn wedding (G)vow
A (Dm)picture in a picture frame that (C)beauty can al(G)low
In the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
In the book of (Dm)love (C)(G)

(F)(C)(G) . . . (F)(C)(G) . . .(F)(C)(G)

(Dm)Love becomes a temple and (C)we begin to (G)fear
Then an (Dm)unfeeling oracle will (C)say "You did come (G)near
But you are not welcome (D)here"

This is who I (Dm)am, all the places that I've (C)been
(G)The fondness and re(Dm)gret, every love that I've been (C)in (G)
And (Dm)I've played all the characters, the (C)fool, the friend, the (G)wife
And no (Dm)matter what the ending is, the (C)story of my (G)life
Is the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
Is the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
Is the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
Is the book of (Dm)love, (C)oh (G)
Is the book of (Dm)love (C)(G) . . . (Dm)(C)(G) . . . fade


THE EASY WAY

Intro: (C)(F)(C)(F)

(C)I knew a guy, (F)I thought he was my first love
But he (C)had to decide be(F)tween me and the one before
And she (C)stacked it all up, (F)like a house of cards
Said if he (C)didn't come back, he'd find her (F)flattened on the floor
And though I (Dm)went and lived in my own Hell
(F)Thought that I could die as well
I (Dm)let him go where he thought he had to (F)go

CHORUS
Cause (C)I never took (F)heavy words for granted
And (C)I never took the (F)undeserved advantage
No I (Am)never took the (F)easy way
So why don't you (Dm)take it a little easy on me (F)now

(C)Out on the road (F)I had so many questions
I thought (C)I would explode (F)just for some attention
Like an (C)acolyte, I saw the (F)flames of towering tapers
Almost (C)proselytized by those (F)gleaming piles of papers
Yeah I (Dm)watched the power huddles
And their (F)coats draped over puddles
And their (Dm)"Trust me baby, I'm the one you (F)need"

CHORUS

We don't (Am)want to be the ones to (F)lie and (Am)cheat and (C)slander
So we (Am)hold each other up (F)to the higher (C)standard
But I'll (Am)tell you what
I'll never (F)try to make it (C)hard
Cause when (Dm)you're hard just to be hard
The only (F)thing that's hard is you

So (C)here's what I took, (F)I kept the wine and laughter
Until (C)every path just (F)grew up and ever after
Through the (Dm)peaks and twisty canyons
I made (F)many great companions
Best of (Dm)all is the one who loves me like you (F)do

CHORUS

Cause (C)I never took (F)heavy words for granted
And it's (C)much too late (F)to even want the shortcut
Yeah I (Am)never took the (F)easy way
So you can (Dm)take it a little easy on me (F)now
Cause we know that (Dm)easy's never easy any(F)how (C)


THE TIDE FALLS AWAY

Intro: (Am)(Am/G)(F)

(Am)I walked the spiraling (G)village one (F)night
(Em)Drawn by the word of a (G)bell or a (F)light
(Em)Out on the flats saw it (E)rose to a (Am)spire (Am/G)
All becomes (F)clear as the tide falls a(Am)way

(Am)Parent and child and an (G)ocean bet(F)ween
(Em)One is not heard and the (G)other not (F)seen
(Em)Too many bottles but (E)each had a message in(Am)side (Am/G)
It all becomes (F)clear as the tide falls a(Am)way
It all becomes (F)clear as the tide falls a(Am)way

(Em)Lucky we are when the (E)stars leave us singing
A (Am)hymn or a dirge when the (F)surge of the ocean is (Am)gone, is (F)gone

(Am)And the old woman just (G)stares at her (F)hands
(Em)So many heroes have (G)crumbled to (F)sand
(Em)All those cathedrals were (E)merely by (Am)men (Am/G)
It all becomes (F)clear as the tide falls a(Am)way
It all becomes (F)clear as the tide falls a(Am)way
All falls a(F)way


BUZZER

Capo II

(Am)Sitting with the number eight platter at the restau(C)rant
Four twenty nine for almost anything I (A)want
Add it up, it's cheaper than the stuff I make my(Am)self
I get by, I never (E)needed anybody's (Am)help
And I tore out an (Em)ad and they told me that (C)I
Would press the buzzer, press the buzzer
(Am)At the graduate (Em)lab, they were doing some (C)tests
I pressed the buzzer, press the buzzer

(A)Ride the circle off of the high(Dm)way
Spiral (G)into the drive(C)way
In the maze of all pre(Bb)fabs
They'll be waiting (F)at the (E)lab (Am)

(Am)I don't know how everybody makes it through the daily (C)drill
Paint the nails, walk a dog, pay every (A)bill
I'm feeling sorry for this guy that I press to (Am)shock
He gets the answers wrong, (E)I have to up the (Am)watts
And he begged me to (Em)stop but they told me to (C)go
I press the buzzer, I press the buzzer
(Am)So get out of my (Em)head just give me my (C)line
I press the buzzer, I press the buzzer

(A)Ride the circle off of the high(Dm)way
Spiral (G)into the drive(C)way
In the maze of all pre(Bb)fabs
They'll be waiting (F)at the (E)lab (Am)

(Am)They called me back to the lab to discuss the (C)test
I put my earrings on, found my heels, wore a (A)dress
Right away I knew it was like I failed a (Am)quiz
The man said "Do you (E)know what a fascist (Am)is?"
I said "Yeah it's when you do things you're not proud (C)of
But you're scraping by, taking orders from (A)above"
I get it now, I'm the face, I'm the cause of (Am)war
We don't have to blame (E)white-coated men any(Am)more

When I knew it was (Em)wrong, I played it just like a (C)game
I pressed the buzzer, I pressed the buzzer
(Am)Here's your seventy (Em)bucks, now everything's (C)changed
I press the buzzer, I press the buzzer
(Bm)But tell me where are your (F#m)stocks, would you do this a(D)gain?
I press the buzzer
(Bm)And tell me who made your (F#m)clothes, was it children or (D)men?
I press the buzzer

(B)Ride the circle off of the high(Em)way
Spiral (A)into the drive(D)way
In the maze of all pre(C)fabs
They'll be waiting (G)at the (A)lab (Dm)(D)(Dm)


THE BUSINESS OF THINGS

It doesn't sound like Dar's guitar is actually playing the Bm/A chord in the first and last verses (she just stays on the Bm), but it sounds like the backing instruments are playing that /A in the descending bass line during the second verse. So, I've left it in all the way through . . . it sounds better that way.

(D)It's a cold, (D/C#)cold (Bm)time (Bm/A)
It's a (G)cold, cold (A)time
And it (F#m)makes me (Bm)wonder
If I'll (Bm/A)ever for(G)get (A)how cold (Bm)I
(Bm/A)How cold (G)I and the (A)world can (F#m)be (Bm)(G)

And the (D)line (D/C#)gets (Bm)drawn (Bm/A)
And we (G)draw the (A)line
And we (F#m)say it's (Bm)only the (Bm/A)business of (G)things
(A)How can it (Bm)be, (Bm/A)how can it (G)be
When it's (A)you and (F#m)me (Bm)(G)

(G)I can't live in the past
(A)Hard-shelled and moving fast
(Bm)Change, it's the (Bm/A)racecar of (G)time
Everyone nods along
(A)I have done nothing wrong
(F#m)And it feels like a (Bm)crime(Bm/A)(G)

(Instrumental break: play chords of verse one time through)

And it's a (D)bright (D/C#)new (Bm)day (Bm/A)
It's a (G)bright new (A)day
And the (F#m)crazy (Bm)thing is
That I (Bm/A)wish my old (G)friend
Would (A)say that it's (Bm)fine
(Bm/A)Say I'll be (G)fine in a (A)cold, cold (F#m)time(Bm)(G)(A)(D)


HOLLY TREE

(Am)When the robin builds in the (F)holly tree
It's a (Am)sign of life, its gentle (F)victory
Well to(C)day as I set to (Dm)go
I saw a (C)nest in a tree hollow(F)

Oh (Am)Emily, you're a (F)brave girl
With your (Am)husband gone to the (F)other world
Sing a (C)hymn while I light the (Dm)fire
We'll be (C)joined by a heavenly (F)choir

Here's the (F)tansy and the chamomile (Dm)tea for you to drink
(F)As the pain increases, you (Dm)only have to think
About a (Em)baby
We'll save the baby

I placed a (Am)holly sprig by the (F)doctor's door
He has (Am)done this well and many (F)times before
He'll be (C)careful which way he (Dm)goes
But he's been (C)kind to us farm widows(F)

And (Am)this I heard just the (F)other day
That they (Am)came to buy, and you (F)chose to stay
Soon a (C)child will help you reap and (Dm)sow
May (C)he cast a long shadow(F)

But you (F)say the trials are coming
You have (Dm)felt the gathering forces
And the (F)galloping you hear is of (Dm)one too many horses
But (F)rest your head my darling girl
There (Dm)won't be any danger
(F)Any Christian ever loved an (Dm)infant in a manger
Saves the (Em)baby
They'll save the baby

(Am)(F)(Am)(F)(C)(Dm)(C)(Dm)(Am)

Now the (Am)pastor comes, shakes the (F)farmer's hand
Says the (Am)earth will bear like the (F)Promised Land
You have (C)heard the stories down be(Dm)low
But God will (C)bless this farm hollow(F)

(Dm)(Am)(C)

Now the (F)farmer's wife shudders
Pulls the (Dm)shawl up to her shoulder
(F)Every time she nears the hearth she (Dm)feels a little colder
Where's the (Em)baby?
There was a baby(E)

(Am)(F)(Am)(F)(C)(Dm)(C)(Dm)(Am)


TROUBLED TIMES . . . Adam Schlesinger/Chris Collingwood

Capo III

Intro: (G)(C)(G)(C)(G)(C)(G)(C)

When you (G)think you've found something worth (C)holding onto
Were you (Am)reaching for attention, (C)hoping she would notice (G)you
Collecting bottles and (C)thrown-away cans
Like (Am)she was returnable
(C)One day would refill your (Bm)hands
How she (C)loved you, (Bm)all you i(C)magined
(Bm)Fit so well in(C)to your (D)plans

CHORUS
Maybe (G)one day (Am)soon
It will (C)all come (D)out
How you (G)dream about each (Am)other some(C)times (D)
With the (G)memory (Am)of
How you (C)once gave (D)up
But you (Am)made it through the (D)troubled times(G)(C)(G)(C)

(G)Pining away every (C)hour in your room
(Am)Rolling with the motion, (C)waiting 'til its op(D)por(G)tune
Sitting there watching time (C)fly past you
(Am)Why do tomorrow
(C)What you could ne(D)ver (Bm)do
How she (C)loved you
(Bm)All you i(C)magined
(Bm)Everything you (C)put her (D)through

CHORUS

(C)And it takes a lot of nerve to (Em)ask how she is doing
(G)Start with a (Am)weak foundation, (Bm)you will end in (C)ruins
The ways the (D)days and hours (Bm)pass you'll never (C)understand
Falling like (D)rain through your (G)hands

(G)(C)(G)(C)(G)(C)(G)(C)

CHORUS


MIDNIGHT RADIO . . . Stephen Trask

(Am)Rain (F)falls (C)hard
(G7)Burns (Am)dry
A (F)dream
Or a (C)song
(F)That hits you so (C)hard
(F)Filling you (C)up
(F)And suddenly (C)gone

(Am)Breathe (F)feel (C)love
(G7)Give (Am)free
(F)Know in your (C)soul
(F)Like your blood knows the (C)way
(F)From your heart to your (C)brain
(F)Know that you're (C)whole

And you're (F)shining
Like the (Am)brightest star
A trans(Dm)mission
From a (G)midnight ra(F)dio (C)

And you're (F)spinning
Like a (Am)45
Balle(Dm)rina
Dancing (G)to your rock and (F)roll (C)

Here's to (Am)Patti
And (F)Tina
And (C)Yoko
Ar(G7)etha
And (Am)Nona
And (F)Nico
And (C)me

(F)And all the strange rock and (C)rollers
(F)You know you're doing al(C)right
(F)So hold on to each (C)other
(F)You gotta hold on to(C)night

And you're (F)shining
Like the (Am)brightest stars
A trans(Dm)mission
On a (G)midnight ra(F)dio (C)

And you're (F)spinning
Your new (Am)45's
All the (Dm)misfits and the (G)losers
Well you (E)know you're rock and (Am)rollers
Spinning (Dm)to (Fm)your rock and (C)roll

(Fm)(C) (Fm)(C)

Lift up your (Fm)hands
Lift up your (C)hands
Lift up your (Fm)hands
Lift up your (C)hands


I'LL MISS YOU TILL I MEET YOU

Intro: (C)(Em)(C)(Em)

I (C)tried again, I (Em)went last night
An(C)other date was (Em)just not right
And (C)as I drove my(Em)self back home
A little voice (Am)said just (F)be alone
But some(C)times I think I see you (Em)in a crowd
It's not (Am)picture perfect
You're just (F)meant for me somehow

And I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
(C)(Em)I miss you all the (Am)time (Am/G)(F)

I (C)love the world just (Em)as it is
And (C)I won't lose my (Em)faith in it
But (C)there are days I (Em)think of you
Saying "(Am)Hey, that's beautiful,
(F)Yeah, I see it too"
It all goes (C)by so fast, like (Em)waving hands
You want to (Am)capture things
Find some(F)one who understands

And I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
(C)(Em)I miss you all the (Am)time (Am/G)(F)

Can you (C)keep me awake
I (Em)thought you could help
Just to (Am)feel my way
Find my (F)better self

I'll (C)miss you (Em)
I'll (C)miss you (Em)
(C)(Em)I miss you all the (Am)time (Am/G)(F)

The (C)morning's gone, all (Em)dreamed away
But (C)that's all right, it's (Em)Saturday
When (C)people think that (Em)they might see
The next (Am)chapter, their (F)destiny
And when (C)Monday morning (Em)comes around
I'll get the (Am)work done, but I'll (F)listen for the sound

And I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
I'll (C)miss you till I (Em)meet you
(C)(Em)I miss you all the (Am)time (Am/G)(F)(C)


EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE . . . Neil Young

Capo III

(G)I think I'd like to go (C)back (G)home
(C)And take it (G)easy
There's a woman that I'd like to get (C)to (G)know
(C)Living (G)there

(C)Everybody seems to (G)wonder
(Em7)What it's like down (A)here
I (C)gotta get away
From this (C/B)day-to-day
Running (Am7)around
Everybody (C)knows this is (G)nowhere (C)
Everybody, everybody (G)knows (C)

(G)Every time I think about (C)back (G)home
(C)It's cool and (G)breezy
I wish that I could be there (C)right (G)now
(C)Passing (G)time

(C)Everybody seems to (G)wonder
(Em7)What it's like down (A)here
I (C)gotta get away
From this (C/B)day-to-day
Running (Am7)around
Everybody (C)knows this is (G)nowhere (D)(C)
Everybody, everybody (G)knows (D)(C)
Everybody (G)knows (D)(C)

(G)I think I'd like to go (C)back (G)home
(C)And take it (G)easy
There's a woman that I'd like to get (C)to (G)know
(C)Living (G)there

(C)Everybody seems to (G)wonder
(Em7)What it's like down (A)here
I (C)gotta get away
From this (C/B)day-to-day
Running (Am7)around
Everybody (C)knows this is (G)nowhere (D)(C)
Everybody, everybody (G)knows (D)(C)
Everybody (G)knows (D)(C)

(G)(D)(C) . . . repeat until ending


EMPIRE

Capo IV

Who's afraid of the (Em)sun
Who would question the (Bm)goodness of the mighty
We who banish the (Em)threat
When your little ones (Bm)all go nighty nighty
Well there's (D)no time for doubt right now
And (Em)less time to explain
So get (D)back on your horses
Kiss my ring and join our next campaign

And the (Em)Empire grows
With the (Bm)news that we're winning
With (Em)more fear to conquer
And more (Bm)gold thread for spinning
Till it's bright as the (Em)sun
Shining on every(Bm)one

Some would say we've (Em)forced our words
And we find that in(Bm)geniously churlish
Words are just (Em)words
Don't be so pessi(Bm)mistic, weak and girlish
We like (D)strong, happy people
Who don't (Em)think there's something wrong with pride
(D)Work makes them free
And we spread that freedom far and wide

And the (Em)Empire grows the (Bm)seeds of its glory
For (Em)every five tanks
Plant a (Bm)sentimental story
Till they worship the (Em)sun
Even Christ loving (Bm)ones

And we'll (Em)kill the terrorizers
And a (Bm)million of their races
But when (Em)our people torture you
That's a (Bm)few random cases
Don't question the (Em)sun
It doesn't help any(Bm)one

But the journalists (Em)cried out
When it (Bm)was too late to stop us
Everyone (Em)had awakened
To the dream they could (Bm)enter our colossus
And now I'm (D)right, yeah, you said I'm right
There's (Em)nothing that can harm me
Cause the (D)sun never sets on my dungeons or my army

And the (Em)Empire fell on its (Bm)own splintered axis
And the (Em)Emperor wanes as the (Bm)silver moon waxes
And the (Em)farmers will find old coins
In their (Bm)strawberry fields
While (Em)somebody somewhere twists his (Bm)ring
And someone kneels
Oh, where is the (Em)sun shining for every(Bm)one?
Where is the (Em)sun shining for every(Bm)one?


COMFORTABLY NUMB . . . Roger Waters/David Gilmour

(Em)Hello?
Is there anybody (D)in there?
Just nod if you can (C)hear me (C/B)(Am)
Is there (Em)anyone home?

(Em)Come on, now
I hear youíre feeling (D)down
Well I can (C)ease your pain (C/B)(Am)
Get you (Em)on your feet again

(Em)Relax
I need some infor(D)mation first
Just the basic (C)facts (C/B)(Am)
Can you (Em)show me where it hurts?

(G)There is no pain, you are re(D)ceding
(G)A distant shipís smoke on the ho(D)rizon
(F)You are only coming through in (C)waves
Your (F)lips move but I canít hear what youíre (C)sayiní
(G)When I was a child I had a (D)fever
My (G)hands felt just like two bal(D)loons
(F)Now I got that feeling once a(C)gain
I canít explain, you would not (F)understand
This is not how I (C)am
(D)(F)I have be(C)come comfortably (G)numb

(Em)Ok
Just a little (D)pinprick
Thereíll be no more Ė (C)aaaaaahhhhh! (C/B)(Am)
But you (Em)may feel a little sick

Can you (Em)stand up?
I do believe itís (D)working. Good.
Thatíll keep you (C)going for the show (C/B)(Am)
Come (Em)on itís time to go

(G)There is no pain, you are re(D)ceding
(G)A distant shipís smoke on the ho(D)rizon
(F)You are only coming through in (C)waves
Your (F)lips move but I canít hear what youíre (C)sayiní
(G)When I was a child I caught a (D)fleeting glimpse
(G)Out of the corner of my (D)eye
(F)I turned to look but it was (C)gone
I cannot put my finger (F)on it now
The child is grown, the (C)dream is gone
(D)(F)I have be(C)come comfortably (G)numb


SO CLOSE TO MY HEART

Capo I

(Bm)I never (C)had a friend as (G)close as (D)you
(Em)So (C)close to my (G)heart (D)
(Em)I dropped (C)everything when (G)you came (D)through
(Em)So (C)close to my (G)heart (D)
(Dm)And I put my (B-flat)pens and my (C)paint box a(A)side
(Bm)So (G)close to my (D)heart (A)
(Dm)And the river that (B-flat)ran down the (C)rockface (A)dried
(Bm)So (G)close to my (D)heart (A)
(Bm)When you were (G)close to my (D)heart (A)

(Bm)(C)(G)(D)

(Em)It was an (C)honor that you (G)ran so (D)free
(Em)So (C)close to my (G)heart
(Em)I thought I'd (C)lost something for(G)ever, silly (D)me
(Em)So (C)close to my (G)heart (D)
(Dm)But the place you (B-flat)hid in, as (C)bare as it (A)seemed
(Bm)So (G)close to my (D)heart (A)
(Dm)It held my (B-flat)will and its (C)infinite (A)dreams
(Bm)So (G)close to my (D)heart (A)
(Bm)When you were (G)close to my (D)heart (A)

(Bm)(C)(G)(D)
(Bm)(C)(G)(D)

(Em)So now you're (C)gone and now we'll (G)both find our (D)ways
(Em)So (C)close to our (G)hearts (D)
(Em)By the (C)forge that leaves a (G)stamp on each (D)day
(Em)So (C)close to our (G)hearts (D)
(Dm)And we'll long to (B-flat)make great (C)things in our (A)lives
(Bm)So (G)close to our (D)hearts (A)
(Dm)And we'll wonder if (B-flat)what we (C)make sur(A)vives
(Bm)To the (G)beat of the (D)heart (A)
(Bm)It's the (G)work of the (D)heart (A)
(C)But you were close to my (G)heart (D)(A)


BEAUTIFUL ENEMY

Intro: (Dm)(G)(Am)

I saw your (Dm)flag
Another (G)star another (C)stripe
What's your new (Dm) bag?
Something (G)real or just some (C)hype?
Tell me what (Am)have you sown
(Dm)Have you (G)prospered and grown
(Dm)Why shouldn't you have your moments of (G)genius?
(Dm)Just because our alliance broke with no (G)civil (C)words between us?

(Dm)Oh my beautiful (G)enemy, beautiful
(C)I send my (Am)scorn and ridicule
(Dm)You're not innocent
(G)No, not innocent
(Am)No one's innocent

My nation's (Dm)grand
Your name's (G)not on any (C)signs
It's so well-(Dm)planned
And well (G)groomed and yet some(C)times
The past tor(Am)nadoes through
(Dm)People (G)talk about you
(Dm)Can't they see that your rein is steely and (G)torturous?
(Dm)I start thinking that I am sinking in(G)side a (C)hollow fortress

(Dm)Oh my enemy, (G)beautiful enemy
(C)My stride is (Am)slowed by memory
(Dm)But not innocent, (G)no not innocent
(Am)No one's innocent

(Dm)In my furies I've dreamed that juries de(G)nounce you
(Dm)There I stand with the upper hand
But in (G)order to trounce you
I (Am)just keep getting above myself
I just keep getting above myself
And (Dm)so I'm worried, but (G)as I've stated
(C)Things can be (Am)complicated
But (Dm)you're my enemy
(G)You're my enemy
(Am)You're my enemy

The future's (Dm)bright
There are (G)new things we will (C)love
It feels so (Dm)right
Let's not make (G)up or rise a(C)bove
Yes, we are (Am)more corrupted
(Dm)But happy (G)and productive
(Dm)We'll both live in our worlds of civilized (G)people.
(Dm)Though I've heard that my brand new church
Has a (G)slightly (C)higher steeple

(Dm)Oh my enemy, (G)beautiful enemy
(C)Hail to your (Am)vast hegemony
(Dm)You're not innocent, (G)I'm not innocent
(Am)No one's innocent


YOU RISE AND MEET THE DAY

(C)We could pre(C/B)tend
That we're (Am)walking on (Am/G)petals and (F)light
Golden (C)light (G)
(C)Flaunting our (C/B)love like a (Am)dance step (Am/G)mastered
(F)Turning from left to (C)right (G)
But (Dm)after all the (E)colored lights are (Am)gone (Am/G)
(Dm)Time will leave the (E)ashes and the (Am)dawn
You (Am/G)rise and (F)meet the day

And (C)watching you (C/B)go, it's like (Am)spying on (Am/G)hope
Ever (F)onward with more to (C)burn (G)
(C)Giving your (C/B)hands and your (Am)heart to the (Am/G)wheel of the (F)world
Though it fights each (C)turn (G)
But (Dm)you do not give (E)up so easi(Am)ly (Am/G)
It's (Dm)how I know you (E)won't surrender (Am)me
You (Am/G)rise and (F)meet the day

It's (C)all I need, it's (C/B)all I need to (Am)know
It's (Am/G)all I need (F)to know
(Dm)And I (E)love you all the (Am)time (Am/G)
(Dm)I had always (E)feared that some (Am)gloomy in(Am/G)gratitude would (F)sieze me
But (C)you have held the (Am)dream like every (Em)morning
Finds a (G)way to hang the sun up in the (Dm)sky
And now I (E)think I have it (Am)too (Am/G)
(Dm)The greatest (E)part I learned from (Am)you
You (Am/G)rise and (F)meet the day

And (C)I can see (C/B)kids, maybe (Am)ours, maybe (Am/G)not
Oh (F)oh, I can hear what they'll (C)say (G)
(C)Laughing at (C/B)pictures with the (Am)old fashioned (Am/G)hats and the (F)clothes
That we're wearing to(C)day (G)
(Dm)They will know the (E)true and humble (Am)power (Am/G)
Of (Dm)love that made it (E)through the darkest (Am)hour
You (Am/G)rise and (F)meet the day

It's (C)all I need, it's (Em)all I need to (Am)know
It's (Am/G)all I need (F)to know


THE HUDSON

(D)If we're lucky we (D/C#)feel our lives
(Bm)Know when the next (Bm/A)scene arrives
So (G)often we start in the (D)middle and work our way (Asus)out

We go to some (D)grey sky diner for (D/C#)eggs and toast
(Bm)New York Times or the (Bm/A)New York Post
Then we (G)take a ride through the (D)valley of the shadow of (Asus)death
But (G)even (A)for us (D)New Yorkers (D7)
There's a time in every (G)day (G/F#)(Em)
The river takes our (A)breath away

And the (D)Hudson(D/C#), it holds the (Bm)life (Bm/A)
We thought we did it on our (G)own (A)

The (D)river roads (D/C#)collect the tolls
(Bm)For the passage (Bm/A)of our souls
Through (G)silence, over (D)woods, the flowers and (Asus)snow
And (D)past the George (D/C#)Washington Bridge
Down (Bm)from the trails of (Bm/A)Breakneck Ridge
The (G)river's ancient (D)path is sacred and (Asus)slow

And (G)as it (A)swings through (D)Harlem (D7)
It's every shade of (G)blue (G/F#)(Em)
Into the city of the (A)new brand new

And the (D)Hudson(D/C#), it holds the (Bm)life (Bm/A)
We thought we did it on our (G)own (A)

I (G)thought I (A)had no (D)sense of place or (G)past
Time (G/F#)was too (Em)slow, but (A)then too (Bm)fast
The river (E)takes us home at (G)last (A)

(D)Where and when does the (D/C#)memory take hold,
(Bm)Mountain range in the (Bm/A)Autumn cold
And I (G)thought West Point was (D)Camelot in the (Asus)spring.
If you're (D)lucky you'll find some(D/C#)thing that reflects you
(Bm)Helps you feel your (Bm/A)life protects you
(G)Cradles you and con(D)nects you to every(Asus)thing
This (G)whole life (A)I re(D)member(D7)
As they begged them to it(G)self (G/F#)(Em)
Never turn me into (A)someone else

And the (D)Hudson(D/C#), it holds the (Bm)life (Bm/A)
We thought we did it on our (G)own (A)

And the (D)Hudson(D/C#), holds the (Bm)life (Bm/A)
We thought we did it on our (G)own (A) . . . (D)


FISHING IN THE MORNING

Capo I

Intro: (D)(C)(G) . . . (D)(C)(G)

(D)Let's go (C)fishing in the (G)morning
Just (D)like we've (C)always (G)gone
You can (D)come in(C)side and (G)wake me up
We'll (C)pack and (D)leave by (G)dawn
We will (C)pack and (D)leave by (G)dawn

And (D)you'll say (C)I hear (G)something
And (D)I'll say (C)never you (G)mind
It's just our (D)two poles (C)knockin' in the (G)back seat
And your (C)truck is (D)running (G)fine today
And (C)every(D)thing is (G)fine

And your (D)truck will (C)climb up (G)slowly
And we'll (D)see how (C)far we've (G)gone
And the (D)hills will (C)stretch be(G)fore us
They are (C)rolling (D)on and (G)on
They are (C)rolling (D)on and (G)on

(D)And the (C)fish will (G)watch our boat
With (D)envy (C)and with (G)fear
Because (D)we will (C)live for(G)ever
And our (C)days are (D)slow and (G)dear
And our (C)days are (D)slow and (G)dear

And (D)we'll go (C)fishing in the (G)morning
Even (D)though we've (C)never (G)gone
With two (D)fishing (C)poles in the (G)back seat
With the (C)rolling (D)on and (G)on
With the (C)rolling (D)on and (G)on

(C)(D)(Em)
(C)(D)(G)

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THE MERCY OF THE FALLEN

Capo II

Oh my (G)fair North (D)Star
I have (Em)held to you (C)dearly
I had (G)asked you to (C)steer me
'Til one (G)cloud-scattered (D)night

I got (G)lost in my (D)travels
I met (Em)Leo the (C)lion
Met a (G)king and met a (C)giant
With their (G)errant (D)light (D7)

There's the (Em)wind and the (Bm)rain
And the (C)mercy of the fallen
Who say (G)they have no (D)claim to know what's (Em)right (C)

There's the (G)weak and the (D)strong
And the (Em)bets that have no (C)answer
And that's (G)where I may (D)rest my head to(Em)night (C)

I saw (G)all the bright (D)people
In im(Em)posing flocks they (C)landed
And they (G)got what they de(C)manded
And they (G)scratched at the (D)ground

Then they (G)flew
And the (D)fear grew as (Em)sweetly for the (C)flightless
Who had (G)longing yet de(C)spite this
Who could (G)hear every (D)sound

There's the (Em)wind and the (Bm)rain
And the (C)mercy of the fallen
Who say (G)they have no (D)claim to know what's (Em)right (C)

(G)(D)
(Em)(C)
(G)(D)(Em)(C)

And if your (G)sister or your (D)brother
Were (Em)stumbling on their (C)last mile
In a (G)self-inflicted (C)exile
You'd wish for (G)them a humble (D)friend

And I (G)hope some(D)day
That the (Em)best of Falstaff's (C)planners
Give me (G)seven half-built (C)manors
Where (G)half dreams may (D)dream without (Em)end (D)

There's the (Em)wind and the (Bm)rain
And the (C)mercy of the fallen
Who say (G)hey it's not my (D)place to know what's (Em)right (C)

There's the (G)weak and the (D)strong
And the (Em)many stars that (C)guide us
We have (G)some of them in(C)side us (G)(D)(G)

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THE ONE WHO KNOWS

During the intro and the breaks after the chorus, play the high E string open on the first three chords, like this:

D: xx0230
D/F#: 2x0230
G: 320030

Intro: (D)(D/F#)(G)(A)

(D)Time it was I (G)had a dream
(Em)And you're the (A)dream come (D)true
And if I had the (G)world to give
(Em)I'd give it all to (A)you

I'll (Bm)take you to the (C)mountains
I will (G)take you to the (A)sea
I'll (D)show you how this (G)life became
A (A)miracle to (D)me

You'll (G)fly a(A)way
But (Bm)take my hand un(F#m)til that day
(G)So when they ask how (F#m)far love (G)goes
When (C)my job's done
You'll (G)be the (A)one who (D)knows (D/F#)(G)(A)

(D)All the things you (G)treasure most
(Em)Will be the (A)hardest (D)won
I will watch you (G)struggle on
(Em)Before the answers (A)come

But (Bm)I won't make it (C)harder
I'll be (G)there to cheer you (A)on
I'll (D)shine the light that (G)guides you down
The (A)road you're walking (D)on

You'll (G)fly a(A)way
But (Bm)take my hand un(F#m)til that day
(G)So when they ask how (F#m)far love (G)goes
When (C)my job's done
You'll (G)be the (A)one who (D)knows (D/F#)(G)(A)

(D)Before the mountains (G)call to you
(Em)Before you (A)leave this (D)home
I want to teach your (G)heart to trust
(Em)As I will teach my (A)own

But (Bm)sometimes I will (C)ask the moon
Where (G)it shined upon you (A)last
And (D)shake my head and (G)laugh and say
It (A)all went by so (D)fast

You'll (G)fly a(A)way
But (Bm)take my hand un(F#m)til that day
(G)So when they ask how (F#m)far love (G)goes
When (C)my job's done
You'll (G)be the (A)one who (D)knows (D/F#)(G)(A)(D)

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FAREWELL TO THE OLD ME

(C)How can I ask love to hold the (F)mystery
When just (Dm)look at me
It's all (Em)push and pull col(F)lateral
I (C)don't want to be the one that gets the (F)next surprise
I'll plan it (Dm)out this time
Though I (Em)used to think that things were meant to (F)be

Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
My (Dm)life is working better now
But (Em)always changing (F)anyhow

(C)I danced a lot of nights until the (F)grass was wet
It wasn't (Dm)over yet
'Round 'bout (Em)3 a.m. you (F)made a friend
And I (C)followed a lot of vital crazy (F)thoughts
Because it's where the (Dm)meaning was
And I (Em)tried to find it every other (F)way

Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
My (Dm)life is working better now
But (Em)always changing (F)any(C)how (F)(C)(F)

But (C)I can turn on the charm
Show them (F)nothing more
Than what (Dm)I've done before
It's (Em)nothing much new
But (F)it'll do
'Cause I (C)don't wanna be the one who makes you (F)laugh out loud
I wanna (Dm)make you proud
And you (Em)always said you knew what I could (F)be

So fare(C)well to the (F)old me
Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
My (Dm)life is working better now
But (Em)always changing (F)any(C)how
Time and the (F)old me
Fare(C)well to the (F)old me
Fare(C)well

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THE BEAUTY OF THE RAIN

Note: Dar plays the D chord in the third position, meaning all you need to do is put your fingers in a shape of a C chord and play it at the third fret.

And you (D)know the light is (C)fading all too (G)soon
You're just (D)two umbrellas (C)one late after(Em)noon
You don't (C) know the next thing you will (G)say
This (C)is your favorite kind of (G)day
It has no (Bm)walls
The beauty of the (Em)rain
Is how it (C)falls, how it (D)falls, how it (G)falls

And there's (D)nothing wrong but (C)there is something (G)more
And some(D)times you wonder (C)what you love her (Em)for
She (C)says you've known her deepest (G)fears
'Cause she's (C)shown you a box of stained-glass (G)tears
It can't be (Bm)all
The truth about the (Em)rain
Is how it (C)falls, how it (D)falls, how it (G)falls

But (C)when she gave you more to (G)find
You (C)let her think she'd lost her (G)mind
And that's (Em)all on you
Feeling (Bm)helpless if she (C)asked for help
Or (Bm)scared you'd have to (C)change yourself

And you (D)can't deny this (C)room will keep you (G)warm
You can (D)look out of your (C)window at the (Em)storm
But you (C)watch the phone and hope it (G)rings
You'll (C)take her any way she (G)sings
Or how she (Bm)calls
The beauty of the (Em)rain
Is how it (C)falls, how it (D)falls, how it (G)falls
How it (C)falls, how it (D)falls, how it (G)falls

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ALL MY HEROES ARE DEAD

(G)You gotta admit Life magazine made (C)1968 look great
My (G)father said it (D/F#)sucked, everybody (G)died
All the (C)troops you couldn't save, no one (G)knew how to be brave
He said some(Am)times you were a(D)fraid to turn your (C)radio on
It was (G)enough to make you (D/F#)quit that peacenik (G)scene

Well I heard a(Em)bout leaders, yeah I (Bm)hear they're no (C)longer a(D)round
Cause peace (Em)was abandoned, and (Bm)bravery (C)hanged in his (D)town
And they passed (Em)down a sentence
For (C)building on the beauty of some (D)dream (D7)

All my (G)heroes are (C)dead, I (Em)got them in my (Am)head
Saying never a(C)gain, never a war, no more (D)fighting
So I'll (G)stay true to (C)them, and (Em)they'll come home a(Am)gain
I'll carry the (C)light, follow the dream, I'll re(D)member (D7)

The (G)'68 convention was a-(C)singing that the times they are a-(G)changing
But I (D/F#)guess they a-changed (G)back
Oh I (C)miss those peaceful folk, love and (G)humor when they spoke
Hey Phil (Am)Ochs you still sound (D)great, should've (C)stuck around to hear it
They (G)say the compact (D/F#)disc makes songs come (G)true

But Phil, I never (Em)expected that (Bm)I'd miss you (C)like a (D)friend
Cause I never (Em)expected that (Bm)we would be (C)marching a(D)gain
And the (Em)soldiers of peace would (C)tumble from this life as in a (D)war (D7)

All my (G)heroes are (C)dead, and (Em)all the books I (Am)read
Said "This is (C)greed, this is wrong, fight your (D)war at home"
So I'll (G)stay true to (C)them, and (Em)they'll come home a(Am)gain
I'll carry the (C)light, follow the dream, I'll re(D)member (D7)

So (G)back to the present passion, romance, (C)love, or simply put a (G)lack thereof
(D/F#)Shall we just go (G)on?
I don't (C)take it personally, it's our post-(G)modern history
You know since (Am)Nixon was im(D)peached it's just been (C)hard to commit
So we (G)cast our (D/F#)allegiance left and (G)right

But I always (Em)believed that our (Bm)souls would come (C)through (D)
So I never (Em)expected that (Bm)you'd take her (C)home with (D)you
And I never de(Em)tected, how (C)hardened and not sorry you could (D)be
Don't you (D7)know?

All our (G)heroes are (C)dead, we got (Em)ourselves in(Am)stead
And oh my (C)friend, all your lies, they won't (D)do you
You gotta (G)stay true to (C)them, and (Em)they'll come home a(Am)gain
I miss them (C)too, I miss them too, you know I (D)miss them
More than I love (G)you (C)(Em)(D)(G)(C)(Em)(D)(G)


STOP SMOKING

C/addG: x32013
Dsus4: x00233

Intro: (Gsus4)(G)

It's the (C)start of a new life (G)day
Oh yeah, (C)right, like I (D)haven't heard that (G)one before
You know (C)everything I (D)tried to quit I only (G)wanted some more
(G/F#)So I (Em)let the weeds grow up
Called them (C)flowers of the (Am)common man
But in my (D)head, in my head
I can (C)hear the gentle voices (C/addG)say:

Stop (G)smoking
(C)Take a deep (D)breath and stop (G)smoking
(C)Then you can take (D)more deep breaths
Stop (G)smoking
(C)Spend a few more (D)days with your (Em)family and (C)friends
And if you want to keep hitting that (D)high note
Stop (G)smoking

And I won't (C)do it for another (G)soul
No, it's gotta be (C)me
I wanna say (D)when and where there's a (G)mountain to climb
And (C)thank you very (D)much I want to waste my (G)own time
(G/F#)After (Em)his way and her way
And they (C)left me in the (Am)darkest alleys
But it's (D)time, I guess it's time
'Cause the (C)voice is getting (C/addG)stronger still:

Stop (G)smoking
(C)Time to reach for (D)higher realms
Stop (G)smoking
(C)Time to boycott (D)Jesse Helms
Stop (G)smoking
And (C)then you can check (D)"no" when they (Em)ask if you (C)smoke
And all that stuff feels (D)great
So stop (G)smoking

Well there's a (D)door I ran away from
For (G)every door I tried
(G/F#)Now I've (Em)got my guilty conscience and I've (C)got my guilty (Am)pride
But now you (D)tell me that the world needs my (C)hot blood
My (Bm)wildest dreams
And (C)all that my mending bones and (Am)unschooled heart have to (D)give (D7)

So, (C)big sur(Dsus4)prise, I (D)just stopped (G)smoking
Yeah, la di (C)dah, now don't re(Dsus4)mind me
I (D)think I'm (G)going insane
But I (C)got the guts to (Dsus4)leave the (D)cult of (G)beautiful pain
(G/F#)Where I (Em)danced with seven veils of my(C)sterious pol(Am)lution
And it's (D)hard, I think it's hard
Trying to (C)find a life that I can (C/addG)live

Janis (G)Joplin
(C)Great spirit, (Dsus4)lost the (D)wheels, stop (G)running
The (C)center could not (Dsus4)feel, (D)start to (G)feel it
I know (C)life can (Dsus4)make and (D)break an (Em)acid (C)queen
Us great spirits gotta (D)watch it
Stop (G)smoking (C)(G) . . . (C)(G) . . . (C)(G)


ANTHEM

Asus2: 002200
Asus: 002230

Intro: (D)(G)(Em)(Asus)(A)

Oh I (D)fell in love like they do in the (G)magazines
On a (Em)football field . . . it was a (A)long daydream
All my (D)high school spent in faithful (G)disbelief
I (Em)know that he looks dumb but he's (A)smart underneath (Asus2)(A)

They say I'm a (Bm)bright kid, and I have a (G)future
With the (Em)puritan blessing of (A)work to be done
But to (Bm)see him cradling that beer is all that I'm (Em)seeing (A)

But then come (D)college days
And now I'm (G)driving home
With my (Em)list of books to read
And that (A)self-important tone
And my (D)parents . . . I read them (G)like the news
I (Em)know where they went wrong
And they're not (A)friends I would choose (Asus2)(A)

And there's a (Bm)sunset over the (G)mountains
I (Em)shout my scorn to the (A)splendorous sky
For (Bm)how does this light compare to all the world's (Em)suffering (A)(Asus2)(A)

But now it's a (D)working day
I've lain my (G)gloves to rest
And now I'm (Em)hanging over the sink with a (A)pregnancy test
You can re(D)lax babe, results are (G)negative
Oh but (Em)how I thought of kids and who they'd (A)be
About where we'd live

And I (Bm)saw them climbing up (G)Breakneck Ridge
They found the (Em)neighbor's woods for to (A)make them their own
And I'll (Bm)see them dancing across the lawns of my (G)homeland

(A)We found the town in Sixteen-(G)Forty-(D)One
For to (A)farm and to pray and Metro (G)North to run
We took the (Em)fields, the marsh and the moon and the sun
(D)We got to work before the (G)day was done
Oh (Em)ay-yay, ay-(A)ay-yay

And I'll (Bm)see them dancing across the lawns of my (Em)homeland (Asus)(A)
I (D)am an Am(G)erican
From the (Em)4th grade turkey pageant to the (A)protest march I stand
Oh I (D)am an Am(G)erican
I (Em)know there's blood on the pavement and we (A)turn the fields to sand (Asus2)(A)

Hey I know where I (Bm)come from
But I have a (G)question
Shall (Em)We the People (A)never come home
For (Bm)after all that we've been
Are the dreams to come (G)after?


CALAMITY JOHN

(G)Come lovers, come (C)loners, re(G)member your(D)selves
As (G)lusty tem(C)pestuous (G)fools
When to dream was to conjure an (Em)ocean
From your (Am)small secre(C)tarial (D)pools(Dsus)(D)

When you (G)stood at the (C)gulf of un(G)knowing
When you saw the great (C)tundra of (G)time
And you cried for the (B7)winds to come (C)blowing
And you (G)called a (D)monsoon
From the (G)tides of the (D)moon
'Cause the (G)roads were all (D)dusty and (G)dry (C)(G)

Come (D)lame dancing lonely to(G)night
When (D)what should appear in the (C)distance
Blown (G)hither and yon it's Ca(D)lamity John
And he's (C)coming to (D)sweep you a(G)way(D)
(C)Aye (D)Aye Aye (C)Ay(D)y (G)

He'll (G)tear through the (C)homefront
He'll (G)lift you up (D)laughing
He'll (G)blow every (C)signpost a(G)way
As the weather report says high (Em)drama
With a (Am)five percent (C)chance that he'll (D)stay(Dsus)(D)

Now the (G)floor starts to (C)rock and the (G)roof floats
And your friends say he's (C)bad for your (G)health
And they've warned you (B7)about him on (C)talk shows
So you (G)told him to (D)pack
Hit the (G)road, don't come (D)back
And he (G)said "Hey, don't (D)flatter your(G)self" . . . (C)and you (G)say:

I am (D)closing my door to the (G)storm
I am (D)saving myself from its (C)freedom
I've (G)put the chain on, oh Ca(D)lamity John
I (C)don't want you to (D)dance me a(G)way(D)
(C)Aye (D)Aye Aye (C)Ay(D)y (G)

So it's seven months (C)later you've (G)bolted your (D)hair back
You're (G)almost (C)immune to the (G)moon
And at parties you stay in the (Em)kitchen
Common (Am)sense with a (C)big wooden (D)spoon(Dsus)(D)
All at (G)once you can (C)feel the storm (G)coming
As you (G)burst out into the (C)old re(G)frain
To the sound of (B7)America (C)drumming

Call it (G)pain, call it (D)art
Call it (G)open your (D)heart
Let it (G)go, let it (D)fly, let it (G)rain (C)(G)

He (D)smiles and the clouds turn to (G)black
With the (D)wind through the flowers come (C)blowing
The (G)warning bell's on
What's your (D)name? Oh, it's John
That's (C)such an un(D)usual (G)name(D)
(C)Aye (D)Aye Aye (C)Ay(D)y (G)
(C)Ay(D)y (G)(D)(G)


TERRARIUM

(First verse is sung a cappella, second verse just picks the bass note of each chord, and the rest of the song is fingerpicked.)

It's another world we live in here so radical and clean
Every Saturday we protest things out on the campus green
And we came from far to find this place where hearts and minds are free
And we walk together on the grass in peaceful anarchy

Where the (F)things we've a(G)massed are unde(C)niably sur(Am)passed
By the (F)value of our (G)goals and how (C)high we can (Am)reach
So when (F)no one can (G)pass Professor (C)Leon Siegel's (Am)class
It's o(F)kay because we (G)still absorb the (F)great things (G)he can (C)teach

We send our (F)greetings (G)from the (C)terrari(Am)um
That (F)earthy college (G)paradise where (C)kids can work and (Am)play
But you know that (F)when we leave (G)from this ter(C)rari(Am)um
We're told that (F)we are going to (G)save the (F)world some(C)day

It's an(C)other world we live in 'midst the (Am)placid greenery
We can (F)talk about disaster and admire the scen(C)ery
When we cannot find an answer to our (Am)Nicaraguan war
We can (F)order out for pizza and deliver it some (C)more

But while (F)nothing much gets (G)done and what we (C)do just (C/B)looks like (Am)fun
You must re(F)member what we (G)do is more (C)important (C/B)than it (Am)sounds
For when a (F)case is well (G)done in Consti(C)tution (C/B)10(Am)1
We know that (F)bigger trials are (G)possible to (F)win on bigger (C)grounds

We extend our (F)greetings (G)from the ter(C)ra(C/B)ri(Am)um
That (F)earthy college (G)paradise where (C)kids can (C/B)work and (Am)play
But you know that (F)when we leave (G)from this ter(C)ra(C/B)ri(Am)um(F)
We're told that we are going to (G)save the (F)world some(C)day

There's a (C)fear that you will sell your dreams for (Am)stock and cut your hair
As you (F)throw your graduation cap up in the real world (C)air
Then you see a man in uniform ap(Am)proaching your best friend
As he (F)shakes the woman's hand he says "We need a few good (C)men"

And it (F)really breaks your (G)heart to know she (C)majored (C/B)in Greek (Am)art
And now your (F)pacifistic (G)friend asks for his (C)card just (C/B)like a (Am)queen
Yeah, but (F)then you'll watch her (G)smile and start to (C)shred that little (Am)card apart
And the (F)small white pieces (G)flutter down like (F)doves upon the (C)green

We still get (F)greetings (G)from the ter(C)ra(C/B)ri(Am)um
That (F)earthy college (G)paradise that (C)we all (C/B)loved and (Am)ran
And you know that (F)now that we're (G)gone from the ter(C)ra(C/B)ri(Am)um(F)
We may not save the world but (G)we know that we'll (F)do the best we (C)can


IN LOVE BUT NOT AT PEACE

Intro: (Am)(Em) . . . (Am)(Em) . . . (Dm)(G)

(Am)Love took a long time, it followed me here
And it (G)landed on light feet, and it whispered in my ear
Love (Am)spoke of my past as a valuable test
And (G)smiled, and said, "She who loves (E)last loves best"
Cause you (F)know life is hard, but now you (G)also know your (Em)mind
So now you're (C)going out to love, but on your (D)own side this time
Where you (Em)still think of famine, and you'll (F)still dig up train fare
And you (Em)won't mind the wrinkles cause you'll (F)know how they got there
In (Am)love but not at (Em)peace
In (Am)love but not at (Em)peace (Dm)(G)

(Am)Once for me love was the boat inside
Of a (G)bottle, it felt like a gondola ride
When you (Am)float with the nick-nacks, and you don't hear a sound
Where the (G)fish never lived, and you (E)don't miss the ground
And the (F)moon hangs above like a (G)valium (Em)pill
And I (C)say I'll be fine, but I don't (D)think that I will
But to(Em)day I got work, and I (F)like it that way
It's a (Em)case of a still life gone (F)cinema veri(Am)tť
In love but not at (Em)peace
In (Am)love but not at (Em)peace (Dm)(G)

And I (Em)still need the beauty of (F)words sung and spoken
And I (Em)live with the fear that my (F)spirit will be broken
(Am)And that's the way I (Em)thought it would be
(Am)And that's the way I always (Em)wanted it to be (Dm)(G)

(C)So I'll keep you wondering what time I'm arriving
And (G)you'll drive me crazy with your back seat driving
And I'll (Am)talk in my sleep, and you'll steal all the covers
We'll (G)argue it out, and we'll (E)call ourselves lovers
And I'll (F)stay in my body, and you'll (G)stay in your (Em)own
Cause we (C)know that we're born and we're (D)dying alone
So we (Em)turn out the light while the (F)sirens are screaming
And we (Em)kiss for the waking, and (F)then join the dreaming
In (Am)love but not at (Em)peace
In (Am)love but not at (Em)peace (Dm)(G)(C)


I LOVE I LOVE

Capo I

The couple of times I've seen Dar perform this in concert, I'm pretty sure she's done it in DADGAD, and that's how I play it. But it's got some pretty intricate fingerpicking -- intricate enough that I'd only be able to explain it in TAB, which I don't know how to do. So what I've done is transcribed an E-Z version in standard tuning, which actually sounds pretty true to the recorded version.

Intro: (G)(D/F#)(C)(D)(G)(D)

I (G)heard love can fall so hard, (D/F#)it can bury a kingdom
(C)I heard it (D)makes the spring app(G)ear out of (D/F#)season
It's a (G)storm in a shadowbox, (D/F#)a force to be reckoned with
(C)When it finds you (D)and find you (G)it will (D/F#)

(G)And I'd not believe it till I (D/F#)loved, I love
(C)The rivers (D)sing and stars a(G)waken a(D/F#)bove me
And the (G)wind and the moon in fits of (D/F#)restless conspiring
(C)Turn night (D)to heaven (G)for you (D/F#)

(G)(D/F#)(C)(D)(G)(D) . . . (G)(D/F#)(C)(D)(G)(D)

But (G)I am going to a (D/F#)far far land
(C)I know it (D)sure as I've (G)a past and a (D/F#)future
With my (G)maps on the table you see (D/F#)I have lost many things
So (C)many I (D)won't turn (G)back

And (Em7)were I a deadwood ship, (C)my heart a (G)compass
I would (Em7)leave with inanimate grace, (C)no love could (G)touch me
But I (Em7)live and I know that I'll (C)burn as I (G)grow
(Em7)Though it might break my (C)heart to walk (D)away and (D7) so

As a (G)moon may adore you and (D/F#)remain, high moon
(C)The wind may (D)crown your head (G)with leaves and keep (D/F#)blowing
So I'll (G)stop and I'll watch you, for I (D/F#)love, I love
And (C)then be (D)on my (Em7)way
And (C)then be (D)on (G)my way (D/F#)(C)(D)(G)


FLINTY KIND OF WOMAN

Capo V

(Em)It's a small town life and I like it
'Cause the (Am)bad don't get in your (Em)way
There's an angry God gonna strike it
Yeah, (C)that's what we pay him for, (D)that's why we pray
Well I (Em)guess the angry God he was a-fishing
When (Am)Molly called me up with the (Em)news
Within the space of a week
Yeah, a (C)pervert or a sex freak
(G)Let the kids take a peek
That's (D)more than a little cheek
No pun in(Em)tended

(D)Ai-yi-yipee-yipee-(G)yi-yi-ay
Going (C)east of Mississippi got a (G)flinty kind of (D)woman
And you (Em)don't act smart and you (Am)don't touch my children
If the (D)young man wants to see the sun go (Em)down

(Em)Well there was no time fooling with the trifles
So there was (Am)no use in telling the (Em)men
They would just go running for their rifles
And (C)then once you got him couldn't (D)get him again
So (Em)Peg got a bolt of fishing tackle
And (Am)Marge got her gardening (Em)clips
And Sally LaBiche put her (C)hound on a leash
And the (G)timer on the quiche, she's (D)kind of nouveau riche
But we (Em)like her

(D)Ai-yi-yipee-yipee-(G)yi-yi-ay
Going (C)east of Mississippi got a (G)flinty kind of (D)woman
And you (Em)don't act fresh and you (Am)don't touch my children
If the (D)young man wants to see the sun go (Em)down

(Em)It was the kids who spotted him a running
As we (Am)drove through the harbor (Em)fog
And that's when we got our engines gunning
'Cause we (C)knew he was headed for the (D)cranberry bog
We got our (Em)hip-high rubber boots strapped on
And Molly (Am)got the big flashlights (Em)out
And by the "Welcome to New England" sign
(C)Got him with the fishing line
(G)In the dark smell of brine
(D)Betty said "This one is mine."
She is (Em)ruthless

(D)Ai-yi-yipee-yipee-(G)yi-yi-ay
Going (C)east of Mississippi got a (G)flinty kind of (D)woman
And you (Em)just say no and you (Am)don't touch my children
If the (D)young man wants to see the sun go (Em)down

(Em)Well we didn't have to drag him and a-jail him
'Cause you (Am)don't have to take it so (Em)far
When your roots go back to Old Salem
And you've (C)got a local chapter of the (D)DAR
Now I (Em)don't go tooting on my lobsters
'Cause your (Am)pride doesn't go with your (Em)plaid
But it's a victory won and it (C)couldn't be done
By the (G)hippy-dippy flaky-shaky (D)fun-in-the-sun
Braless (Em)wonders

(D)Ai-yi-yipee-yipee-(G)yi-yi-ay
Going (C)east of Mississippi got a (G)flinty kind of (D)woman
And you (Em)know your place and you (Am)don't touch my children
If the (D)young man wants to see the sun go (Em)down
If the (D)young man wants to see the sun go (Em)down


FAMILY . . . Pierce Pettis

Pretty straightforward song. Between all the (G) and (Em) chords, walk down with an F# transition note on the second fret of the low E string.

Intro: (C)(G)(D)(G)(Em)(D)(G)

(G)Can you fix this? It's a (C)broken (G)heart
It was (Em)fine, but it (D)just fell a(G)part
It was (Em)mine, but now I (C)give it to (G)you
Cause you can (Em)fix it, you (D)know what to (G)do

(C)Let (G)your love (D)cover (G)me
(Em)Like a pair of (D)angel (G)wings
(Em)You (Bm)are my (C)fami(G)ly (Em)
You are my (D)fami(G)ly

(G)We stood outside in the (C)summer (G)rain
Different (Em)people with (D)a common (G)pain
A (Em)simple box in that (C)hard red (G)clay
Where we (Em)left him to (D)always re(G)main

(C)Let (G)your love (D)cover (G)me
(Em)Like a pair of (D)angel (G)wings
(Em)You (Bm)are my (C)fami(G)ly (Em)
You are my (D)fami(G)ly

And the (G)child who played with the (C)moon and (G)stars
Waves a (Em)snatch of hay in (D)a common (G)barn
In the (Em)lonely house of (C)Adam's (G)fall
Lies a (Em)child, it's just a (D)child that's (G)all

Crying (C)let (G)your love (D)cover (G)me
(Em)Like a pair of (D)angel (G)wings
(Em)You (Bm)are my (C)fami(G)ly (Em)
You are my (D)fami(G)ly
(Em)You (Bm)are my (C)fami(G)ly (Em)
You are my (D)fami(G)ly

©1993 PolyGram International Publishing, Inc./Piercepettisongs, ASCAP


THE END OF THE SUMMER

Capo I

Amsus: 002230

*Just for fun, here's a little hint for any of you wanting to get into the transcription business: listen closely for finger movements. When I first starting transcribing this song, it was easy to tell that the chords I've indicated with asterisks were (Dm) and (Em) -- that much was certain. So, it would have been easy to just indicate that they're standard position chords, that is, (Dm) = x00231 and (Em) = 022000. But if you listen carefully to what Dar's playing during that sequence at the end of each of the verses, you can hear her fingers squeak as she moves from chord to chord. But moving from (Dm) to (Em) in standard position would never cause a squeak, as the fingers leave the fretboard to make the next chord. Barre chords, however, do regularly squeak when moving from one chord to another, since the hand often stays in the same position and simply slides up and down the fretboard. And since (Dm) and (Em) are the same shape, just one step (two frets) apart, it only made sense that they were being played in their barre positions (although Dar does not pick the high E string). Therefore, i.e., e.g., to wit, so on and so forth, yada yada yada, finger those chords in a (Bm) shape at the 5th and 7th frets, like this:

Dm: 557765
Em: 779987

. . . but only pluck the middle strings, like this:

Dm: x5776x
Em: x7998x

. . . with the Em9 being played like this: x7997x

Of course, if, like many people, you find barre chords daunting, you can always play the chords in their standard positions, with the Em9 being played 022002. Don't worry, I'll never tell.

Intro: (Am)(Em)(G) . . . (Am)(Em)(G)

(Am)The summer ends and we (Em)wonder where we (G)are
And (Am)there you go my friends with your (Em)boxes in your (G)car
And you (C)both look so young
And last (G)night was hard you said
You (Am)packed up every room
And then you (Em)cried and went to (G)bed
But to(Am)day you closed the door and said
"We (Em) have to get a move on
It's (Fmaj7)just that time of year when we (G)push ourselves a(Em)head
(Am)We push ourselves ahead" (Amsus)(Am)
And it was (Dm*)cloudy in the morning
And it (Em*)rained as you drove away
And the (Dm*)same things looked different
It's the (Em*)end of the summer, it's the (Dm*)end of the summer
When you (Em9*)move to another place

And (Am)I feel like the neighbor's girl who will (Em)never be the (G)same
She (Am)walked alone all spring
She had a (Em)boyfriend when the (G)summer came
And (C)he gave her flowers in a (G)lightning storm
(Am)They disappeared at night in (Em)green fields of (G)silver corn
And (Am)sometime in July she just for(Em)got that he was leaving
So (Fmaj7)when the fields were dying, she (G)held on to his (Em)sleeves
She (Am)held on to his sleeves (Amsus)(Am)
And she (Dm*)doesn't want to let go
'Cause she (Em*)won't know what she's up against
The (Dm*)classrooms and the smart girls
It's the (Em*)end of the summer, it's the (Dm*)end of the summer
When you (Em9*)hang your flowers up to dry

And (Am)I had a dream it blows the (Em)autumn through my (G)head
It (Am)felt like the first day of school
But I was (Em)going to the (G)moon instead
And (C)I walked down the hall
With the (G)notebooks they got for me
My (Am)dad led me through the house
My (Em)mom drank instant (G)coffee
And (Am)I knew that I would crash
But I (Em)didn't want to tell them
There (Fmaj7)are just some moments when your (G)family makes (Em)sense
(Am)They just make sense (Amsus)(Am)
So (Dm*)I raised up my arms and my (Em*)mother put the sweater on
We (Dm*)walked out on the dark and frozen (Em*)grass
The end of the summer
It's the (Dm*)end of the summer
When you (Em9*)send your children to the moon

(Am)The summer ends and we (Em)wonder who we (G)are
And (Am)there you go my friends with your (Em)boxes in your (G)car
And to(C)day I passed the high school, the (G)river, the maple tree
I (Am)passed the farms that made it
Through the (Em)last days of the (G)century
(Am)And I knew that I was (Em)going to learn again
Again, in this (Fmaj7)less hazy light
I saw the (G)fields beyond the (Em)fields, the (Am)fields beyond the fields (Amsus)(Am)
And the (Dm*)colors are much brighter now
It's like they (Em*)really want to tell the truth
We (Dm*)give our testimony to the (Em*)end of the summer
It's the (Dm*)end of the summer, you can (Em9*)spin the light to gold


BOUGHT AND SOLD

Four simple chords . . . you couldn't play this one wrong if you tried.

Intro: (Dm)(G)(Em)(Am)

Well we're (Dm)heading for a (G)past that you (Em)leave not de(Am)fend
Where the (Dm)downtowns hold the (G)sadness of you (Em)can't go back a(Am)gain
It's (Dm)there you'll find the (G)rust and debtors
(Em)Motel signs with (Am)missing letters
Cause there's a (Dm)monster on the (G)outskirts
Says it (Em)knows what your town (Am)needs
Then it (Dm)eats it up like (G)nothing and it (Em)won't spit out the (Am)seeds

And we can (Dm)be the super (G)shoppers
We can (Em)say we're really (Am)smart
We can (Dm)say our town is (G)doing fine with(Em)out a beating (Am)heart
We can even say the money saved is (Dm)all our own
It's bought and (G)sold, it's bought and (Am)sold

And we're (Dm)heading for a (G)nasty business, (Em)keeps our country (Am)growing
Where the (Dm)weapons that we're (G)selling are the (Em)only seeds we're (Am)sowing
You get to (Dm)blow the fruits of (G)all your labors
(Em)Sell F-16's to (Am)all the neighbors
And we (Dm)know that it's for (G)money
And that's (Em)how the west gets (Am)bargained
You the know the (Dm)last time this (G)happened
Even (Em)Vietnam got (Am)jargoned

And you can (Dm)say they're out to (G)hunt you
You can (Em)say they're out to (Am)fish you
You can (Dm)join a gang of (G)restless boys
Or (Em)start your own (Am)militia
You can even say your violence is (Dm)all your own
It's bought and (G)sold, it's bought and (Am)sold

Well I (Dm)look up to the (G)people who (Em)are less bought than (Am)I
You can (Dm)show them what you're (G)selling
And they'll (Em)only ask you (Am)why
And their (Dm)paychecks don't have (G)lots of zeros
(Em)They're my friends and (Am)they're my heroes
And the (Dm)TV sets are (G)angry 'cause they (Em)just can't make 'em (Am)pay
But I (Dm)like the way these (G)people read the (Em)signs and walk a(Am)way

And we can (Dm)call ourselves the (G)makers
And the (Em)keepers of the (Am)times
We can (Dm)spend our sand (G)dollars
And sand (Em)nickels and sand (Am)dimes
We can even say prosperity is (Dm)all our own
It's bought and (G)sold, it's bought and (Am)sold
We can even say our loneliness is (Dm)all our own
It's bought and (G)sold, it's bought and (Am)sold
It's bought and (Dm)sold, (G)it's (Am)bought and sold


PLAY THE GREED

This isn't on any of Dar's official releases, but a lot of people have asked me for the transcription, so, well, here you go.

Intro: (C)(G) . . . (C)(G)

I finally (C)learned that the market's (G)righteous holler
(C)Comes from a pale face (G)on a paper dollar
And I (Dm)betcha got few bucks (G)in your hemp wallet
So (C)throw a tiny wrench in the (G)fiber optic wires
(C)Morals are cheap and (G)you can be the buyers
(Dm)We can let 'em poison and (G)perish foreign lands
Or (Am)we can play the (Em)greed right (Am)into our hands

(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah
(C)Everybody (G)says it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Everybody (G)says it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Things'll turn (G)around just as (Dm)sure as they said it
(F)Hell, things change and they all take credit

So (C)ask why there's only forty (G)songs on a station
And (C)ask your cafe about their (G)coffee's plantation
And (Dm)why is it Arizona (G)hasn't gone solar?
And (C)tell your print shop that (G)hemp grows faster
And it (C)doesn't mean a back room (G)clear cut disaster
The (Dm)market doesn't care but it (G)wants to understand
And (Am)you can play the (Em)greed right (Am)into your hands

(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah
(C)Smiling man (G)says it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Channel 4 (G)says it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Things'll turn a(G)round just as (Dm)sure as they said it
(F)Hell, the change comes and they all take credit

So (C)roll up your pennies and (G)do your battle
The (C)chairman will start quoting (G)Chief Seattle and
(Dm)Put little tree frogs (G)on their letterhead
'Cause the (C)market resists and the (G)market absorbs
With a (C)five-pointed leaf on the (G)cover of Forbes
The (Dm)very same people turned (G)valleys to dams
(Dm)These are the ones that drain (G)prairies to sand
And they'd (Dm)just as soon you didn't know this (G)land is your land
But (Am)we can play the (Em)world back (Am)into our hands

(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah
(C)Malcom's gonna (G)say it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Rupert's gonna (G)say it can't (Dm)happen here
(C)Things'll turn (G)around just as (Dm)sure as they said it
(F)Hell, things change and they'll always take the credit

(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah
(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah
(C)Oh, (G)woah - (Dm)oh, woah

(F)Hell the change comes
Let's let 'em take the credit . . . (C)


WILDER THAN HER . . . Fred Eaglesmith

Capo IV

Well I'm (G)wilder than her
And (D)what else can I say
But (C)I guess that's why she (G)fell in love with (D)me
(G)She's a house on fire
(D)She's got all those charms
(C)I'm a house on fire, too
But (G)I got four al(D)arms

And I'm (G)wilder than her
And it drives her (D)out of her mind
I (C)guess she thought that she was just (G)one of a (D)kind
(G)But she's a summer storm
And (D)I'm a hurricane
(C)One just blows through town
One (G)blows the town a(D)way
And I'm (G)wilder than (Gsus4)her (G)(Gsus4)

When we go (G)drivin' in our cars
(D)Racing through the night
(C)She can drive as fast as me
But she (G)stops at all the (D)lights
She (G)says it's 'cause I'm crazy
And she's (D)probably right
But (C)I think that the reason is that (G)I'm twice as (D)wild

And I'm (G)wilder than her
And it drives her (D)out of her mind
I (C)guess she thought that she was just (G)one of a (D)kind
But (G)dhe's a summer storm
And (D)I'm a hurricane
(C)One just blows through town
One (G)blows the town a(D)way
And I'm (G)wilder than (Gsus4)her (G)(G7)

But (C)when she takes my hand
And she (G)looks me in the (G7)eye
(C)I see something that I've never (G)seen in my (D)life

(G)She takes the fire
And (D)turns it down low
(C)She takes the night
And (G)makes it not so (D)cold
(G)She takes the distance
And (D)breaks it into miles
(C)She makes my life just a (G)little less (D)wild

And I'm (G)wilder than her
And it drives her (D)out of her mind
I (C)guess she thought that she was just (G)one of a (D)kind
But (G)she's a summer storm
And (D)I'm a hurricane
(C)One just blows through town
One (G)blows the town a(D)way
And I'm (G)wilder than (Gsus4)her (G)

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