LORI McKENNA CHORDS & LYRICS

  • LORRAINE
  • ALL I EVER DO
  • LADDERS & PARACHUTES
  • I KNOW YOU
  • YOUR NEXT LOVER
  • I'M NOT CRAZY
  • WITNESS TO YOUR LIFE
  • DRINKIN' PROBLEM
  • HOW TO SURVIVE
  • LEAVING THIS LIFE
  • BIBLE SONG
  • ONE MAN
  • POUR
  • STEALING KISSES
  • IF YOU ASK
  • MONDAY AFTERNOON
  • HOW TO BE RIGHTEOUS
  • JEALOUSY
  • BEAUTIFUL MAN
  • THE OTHER BOYS
  • FEEDING THE ANGELS
  • THE EXPLODING MAN

  • SONGS FROM "PAPER WINGS & HALO"
  • SONGS FROM "PIECES OF ME"


  • LORRAINE

    Dropped D
    Capo V

    Asus4: x02230

    The main hook to this song is a riff Lori does off the D chord that anchors the song. It's a simple hammering-on of the second fret of the E string, then another on the third fret (hanging on what becomes a Dsus4 chord). For purposes of simplicity I'm not going to indicate them in the transcription -- I'll just refer to it as a D -- but play along with the CD and you'll see what I mean.

    Intro: D, D (hammer on E string, second fret), Dsus4 (000233) . . . 2x

    (D)The kitchen smells like orange peels
    Her stomach turns like a spinning wheel
    Put the (G)baby down in her little seat
    You should (D)rest now momma, you should eat
    (Asus4)It ainít right you been working all day
    And (G)all us kids getting in your way
    So she (D)goes to bed as soon as the kitchen's (A)clean (Asus4)
    That donít mean a thing to you, but it does to (D)me

    (D)Well I donít know if this part is true
    How memories lie, sometimes they do
    But I can (G)see her in our living room
    With a (D)smile on her face as sheís dancing to
    (Asus4)Judy Garland, Carnegie Hall, (G)Sunday April 23rd
    She said her (D)cousin had a balcony (A)seat (Asus4)
    That donít mean a thing to you, but it does to (D)me

    (Bm)Oh Lord, am I (A)good enough (Asus4)
    (Bm)When this world spins as (Ausu4)hard as it does
    And we (G)both know how it shakes some people (D)up (Asus4)
    So how did (G)you decide to give me so much (D)love

    (D)Well she never said a word to me
    About dying, about how sheíd leave
    In (G)all her pain she would never cry
    Me and my (D)best friend Tina would ride our bikes
    From (Asus4)Lelland Road up Daily Drive
    We took a (G)paper route one summer time
    Tinaís (D)mom said I was part of the fami(A)ly (Asus4)
    That donít mean a thing to you but it does to (D)me

    (Bm)Oh Lord, am I (A)good enough (Asus4)
    (Bm)When this world spins as (Asus4)hard as it does
    And we (G)both know how it shakes some people (D)up (Asus4)
    So how did (G)you decide to give me so much (D)love, (Asus4)love
    So much (G)love, so much (D)love (Asus4)
    (D)Love, (Asus4)love, you give me so much (G)love
    So much (D)love

    (D)No oneís had a bigger say
    In who I am today
    And I (G)swear Iíve tried to be worthy of
    The (D)name they gave me when I was young
    But I (Asus4)ainít that pretty, I ainít that brave
    My (G)kids have seen me cry
    They should have (D)given her name to my sister Ma(A)rie (Asus4)
    That donít mean a thing to you
    That don't mean a thing to (G)you
    But it does to (D)me


    ALL I EVER DO

    DADGAD

    (D)I turn the lights on in the (G)hall(D)way
    Walk down the stairs without a (G)bit of (D)grace
    The (A)TV's on and the weather man (G)says
    It's just another sunny (D)day (G)(D)
    (D)Open the curtains in the (G)bay win(D)dow
    Look out at the neighbors we don't (G)get to (D)know
    (A)All the cars are in the turning (G)lane
    And everybody (D)waves (G)(D)

    CHORUS:
    (G)All I ever do is (D)work
    (G)All I ever do is (D)pray
    But I (Bm)do know that I have for you
    A (D)love that never fades
    And it's (G)ok (A)
    If it's all I ever (D)do (G)(D)

    (D)You and I were gonna leave this (G)little (D)town
    Find a bigger city go and (G)settle (D)down
    And (A)finally have the chance to see our (G)dreams
    Come springing into (D)life (G)(D)
    You sold your guitar when the (G)baby (D)came
    We gave her Joni as her (G)middle (D)name
    And (A)cluttered up the house with Fisher (G)Price
    Never sleeping through the (D)night (G)(D)

    CHORUS

    (D)You finally pull into the (G)drive(D)way
    We're both exhausted from a (G)long (D)day
    You (A)wrap your arms around me with a (G)kiss
    You look at me and (D)say (G)(D)

    CHORUS



    LADDERS & PARACHUTES

    Capo V

    (C)I spend my whole life climbing (G)ladders
    Playing (F)catch with the (C)stars (G)
    A (C)million miles away from dis(G)aster
    And in(F)vincible unbreakable (C)hearts (G)

    I (C)spend my life floating (G)backwards
    And not be(F)cause I want to be (C)free (G)
    I (C)have no choice, I must sur(G)render
    Close my (F)eyes and jump from the (C)dream (G)

    'Cause the (F)world is full of ups and (C)downs (G)
    (F)Highs and lows ainít that the (C)truth (G)
    But (C)donít you know thatís (G)why
    God made (F)ladders and (G)para(C)chutes

    (C)Iíve had love so (G)perfect
    Even (F)Heaven looked up to see me (C)there (G)
    And (C)I have been so damn (G)broken
    Crashing (F)hopelessly through thin (C)air (G)

    'Cause the (F)world is full of ups and (C)downs (G)
    (F)Highs and lows ainít that the (C)truth (G)
    But (C)donít you know thatís (G)why
    God made (F)ladders and (G)para(C)chutes

    Oh (C)donít you know thatís (G)why
    God made (F)ladders and (G)para(C)chutes


    I KNOW YOU

    Lori told me that she plays this with a capo at the fifth fret in (Em) fingering on the CD, but I saw her doing it this way on YouTube, and it sounds better when you're playing it solo.
    You can always transcribe, and change the chords as follows:

  • (Am) becomes (Em)
  • (E) becomes (B), but I think it's actually a (B7)
  • (G) becomes (D)
  • (F) becomes (C)
  • (Dm) becomes (Am)

    (Am)You never woke up beside a stranger
    But you never spent the night alone
    In your jacket is a flask of Southern Comfort
    In your pocket you got a comb
    I know (E)you
    I know (Am)you

    (Am)You've been pushed right to the limit
    Lived on a lonesome road
    Chopped up an old pine dresser
    To heat the house once in the cold
    I know (E)you
    I know (Am)you

    I (G)know where you go when you (F)want to be alone
    I know (G)just how hard you work
    And how much (F)money you bring home
    You (G)love the sound of church bells
    But you (F)hate sitting in the (Dm)pew
    Baby, I know (Am)you

    (Am)D.H. Lawrence would be your favorite poet
    If you thought poetry was cool
    You have too much pride to be a thief
    And just enough gut to be a fool
    Baby I know (E)you
    I know (Am)you

    (Am)I know the sound of your thunder
    And I know the smell of your rain
    I know every time you walk out that door
    You might stumble back in it again
    Yeah, I know (E)you
    Yes I do, baby blue, I know (Am)you

    Well I (G)know that you feel bad
    For every (F)bad thing that you do
    You got a (G)scar on your right cheek
    And the fear of (F)God embedded in you
    Your (G)mother had a wooden spoon
    And a (F)shamrock tat(Dm)too
    Baby I know (Am)you

    (Am)Well, no other woman's gonna feel beneath
    The skin that you are in
    No other woman's gonna read your mind
    Or be sorry for your sins
    I know (E)you
    I know (Am)you

    I (G)know what you look like (F)just before you cry
    I know (G)how to make you sick
    And I know (F)how to make you die
    The (G)only thing I could never do
    Is (F)let you say goodbye
    Say goodbye(Am) to you
    Cause I (Dm)know (Am)you
    I (Dm)know (E)you

    (Am)You never woke up beside a stranger
    But you never spent the night alone
    In your jacket is a flask of Southern Comfort
    In your pocket you got a comb


    YOUR NEXT LOVER

    DADGAD
    Capo VI

    Hint from Lori: "That first chord is 004200 then into the A. I've been playing my G in DADGAD like this more often (550400) then letting go of that 4 and playing straight up 550000."

    Intro: (D)(G)

    (D)She lives a few doors down
    (A)Says she wants you to take her out
    (G)Have some coffee somewhere
    Just some coffee

    (D)You saw her out in the parking lot
    (A)And any plans you had you can break
    So (G)wash your face
    Let yourself (D)go (G)

    (D)Everybody is a sinner
    (A)Everybody makes mistakes
    And (G)there ain't nobody
    Who needs nobody

    (D)Don't forget to look her in the eye
    (A)Laugh and show your smile
    (G)There's not much more to lonely
    Than being this lonely

    (Em)I stood and (D/F#)watched the stars (G)fade
    Right there from your (Em)eyes
    So baby I (D/F#)think I know just
    (G)What your next lover will be (D)like (G)

    (D)You hate cigarettes so she won't smoke
    (A)But she don't mind this bar you're in
    She (G)sits right up there on that stool
    Puts her pocketbook down and smiles at you

    (D)You think she's about five-foot-three
    (A)That makes her taller than me
    But (G)you're not thinking about that now
    No, it ain't right to think about that now

    (Em)I stood and watched (D/F#)all the stars (G)fade
    Right there from your eyes(Em)
    So baby I (D/F#)think I know just
    (G)What your next lover will be (D)like (G)

    (Bm)I hope she can (G)fix you
    I hope she's (D)someone who would never let you (G)down
    (Bm)I hope she reminds you (G)nothing of me
    And as (Em)crazy, as (D/F#)crazy as it (G)sounds
    I hope she's beautiful (D)(G)

    'Cause (Em)I stood and watched (D/F#)all the stars (G)fade
    Right there from your eyes(Em)
    So baby I (D/F#)think I know just
    (G)What your next lover
    What your next lover will be (D)like

    'Cause (G)there ain't nobody
    Who needs nobody(D)
    And (G)there ain't nobody
    Who needs nobody(D)(G)


    I'M NOT CRAZY

    DADGAD
    Capo VII

    Intro: (D)(G)(D)(G)

    (A)Well, I can fall in love
    In the middle of the (G)afternoon
    With the (Bm)TV blarin'
    (A)In the very next (G)room

    (A)I can fall in love again
    At the end of a (G)ragin' fight
    The (Bm)kind that keeps us
    (A)Stayin' up all (G)night

    CHORUS
    But baby, I'm not (D)crazy
    I just (G)love the way you look at me
    Baby, I'm not (D)crazy
    I (G)just expect ecstasy
    And I'm (Bm)trying not to take
    Every(A)thing to the ex(G)treme
    I'm wide awake and you're still my dream
    Baby, I'm not (D)crazy (G)

    (A)Sometimes I hear a voice
    Telling me that you're the (G)only one
    And I'd be (Bm)nothing but a fool
    If I (A)let this all come un(G)done

    (A)Every now and then
    I see the vision of a (G)perfect man
    When you (Bm)turn around
    And (A)smile like you under(G)stand

    CHORUS

    (Bm)There's a dull sweetness in this life of ours
    (A)Pretty as graffiti
    And I'm (Bm)dancin' without any music on
    But you're the (A)only one who sees (G)me

    CHORUS


    WITNESS TO YOUR LIFE

    DADGAD
    Capo IV

    Someone was crying and the (G)bells ring
    Then I don't remember (D)a thing
    You were talking but the (Bm)words came from somebody (A)else
    Someone said kiss her and (G)so you did
    I was smilin' like a (D)little kid
    You kissed my teeth and then we (Bm)both hid inside each other's (A)arms

    All you really need is (G)someone to be here
    Someone who'll never (D)let you disappear
    And (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G)life
    This may just be a softer place to fall
    But somebody will (D)answer when you call
    And (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G)life

    You got that job and joined the (G)union
    Fought every urge that told you (D)to run
    Stared down the barrel of an (Bm)empty gun and wondered a (A)bit
    Stopped listening to (G)all your friends
    They think this is where life be(D)gins and ends
    No one reaches, no (Bm)one transcends they just learn to live with (A)it

    All you really need is (G)someone to be here
    Someone who'll never (D)let you disappear
    And (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G)life
    You should never have to be alone
    Someone will (D)always call you home
    And (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G)life

    All you really need is (G)someone to be here
    Someone who'll never (D)let you disappear
    And (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G)life
    Baby, (Bm)I will be that (A)witness to your (G) life

    Up the road your car comes (G)into view
    And from our front lawn I just (D)smile at you
    Another day I thank the (Bm)Lord that you took the right road home (D)



    DRINKIN' PROBLEM

    Play the C chord like this: 032033

    (G)Well, Iíve been thinkiní while youíve been (C)drinkiní
    Yeah I know (D)thinkiní is the (C)last thing on your (G)mind
    But Iíve been hopiní to get this out in the (C)open
    And (D)hopiní we ainít (C)runniní out of (G)time
    (B7)The book Iíve been reading says we (C)need to work this (G)out
    We need to (C)talk about our (G)problems if we've (D)got Ďem
    (C)I think Iíve got a drinkiní (G)problem

    (G)I canít hardly get out of bed, I canít hardly (C)clear my head
    Of (D)last nightís spinnin' (C)smoky memo(G)ries
    I call in sick to work, I tell Ďem my whole (C)body hurts
    Yeah, I think this (D)drinkiní just might (C)be the death of (G)me
    (B7)The man down at the meeting says we (C)need to work this (G)out
    We need to (C)talk about our (G)problems if we've (D)got Ďem
    (C)I think Iíve got a drinkiní (G)problem

    (C)Oh baby, you canít claim this (G)for your own
    (C)I swear that every bottle you bring (G)home
    (C)Leaves me feeling that much more a(G)lone
    Like a strang(D)er to you
    You see itís my problem too

    No, I never (G)touch the stuff, but, honey, Iíll (C)tell you what
    You canít (D)count all the (C)ways it touches (G)me

    (B7)Baby, you and me, we (C)need to work this (G)out
    We need to (C)talk about our (G)problems and (D)we've got Ďem
    (C)I'll go first . . . Iíve got a drinkiní(G)problem
    (C)Baby, I think Iíve got a drinkiní (G)problem
    (C)Baby, I think Iíve got a drinkiní (G)problem


    HOW TO SURVIVE

    DADGAD

    (D)You knocked those pictures right off the wall
    I (G)slammed the bathroom door so hard it doesn't close right at all
    Last (D)week we broke my mother's favorite serving plate
    (G)All just casualties of a love that's lost its way
    But (Bm)you and I baby, don't even (A)know how to fight
    We (G)don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'
    Except how to sur(D)vive

    (D)How come we keep this TV up so loud
    (G)What are we so afraid of that we keep drowning out
    Well (D)this is not the life that we deserve
    And (G)talking might make it better
    But what if it makes it worse
    Cause (Bm)you and I baby, don't even (A)know how to fight
    We (G)don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'
    Except how to sur(D)vive (G)

    We (Bm)take turns just coming up for (A)air
    Oh, and (G)I could cry about it but my tears don't work around here
    Last (Bm)night I caught myself just looking at (A)you
    But (G)I only saw a stone wall im(Bm)possible to break (A)through

    Oh (Bm)you and I baby, don't even (A)know how to fight
    We (G)don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'
    Oh, we don't know nothin' bout nothin'
    Except how to sur(D)vive
    How to sur(Bm)vive
    How to sur(G)vive (A)(D)



    LEAVING THIS LIFE

    DADGAD
    Capo II

    D: 000200
    G: 550400
    A: 002200
    Bm: 024000

    (D)I am six years old in the back of my mother's car
    And (G)I will be seven in December
    (D)She will be gone by the beginning of next spring
    And (G)I will be left to remember
    To re(D)member

    (D)I ask my little questions
    She laughs a little laugh
    But (G)she won't tell me where we're going
    She (D)looks in my eyes with her eyes in the mirror
    And says (G)some things you're better off not knowing
    Not (D)knowing

    But (A)I don't know what her (G)voice sounds like
    (A)I don't know what her (G)skin feels like
    I (A)only know what it (G)might feel like
    When a (Bm)mother holds her (A)daughter
    When that (Bm)mother knows she's (A)leaving this (G)life
    Leaving this (D)life

    (D)She's left with that reflection of me at six years old
    And (G)I have her eyes in the mirror
    Well (D)she and I, we are defined by what we have lost
    (G)Don't you wonder whose loss is dearer
    (D)Dearer

    (A)She doesn't know what my (G)voice sounds like
    (A)She doesn't know what my (G)skin feels like
    And (A)I only know what it (G)might feel like
    When a (Bm)mother holds her (A)daughter
    When that (Bm)mother knows she's (A)leaving this (G)life
    Leaving this (D)life (G)(D)(G)

    And (A)I don't know what her (G)voice sounds like
    And (A)I don't know what her (G)skin feels like
    I (A)only know what it (G)might feel like
    When a (Bm)mother holds her (A)daughter
    When that (Bm)mother knows she's (A)leaving this (G)life
    Leaving this (D)life
    Leaving this (G)life
    Leaving this (D)life
    Leaving this (G)life (D)


    BIBLE SONG

    DADGAD
    Capo IV

    (D): 000200
    (G): 550005 (often played with a sixth string hammer-on)
    (Em): 220000
    (A): slide up to 700000 from the G in the intro and verses and to 770000 from the Em in the choruses

    The (D) chord in this song always involves a first string riff that's played as follows, starting and ending with the (D) chord in standard DADGAD fingering (000200). Play it along with the CD and you'll see how easy (and fun!) it is:

    000200 -- 000204 -- 000202 -- 000200

    Intro: (D) -- (D) -- (G)(A)(D) -- (D) -- (D)

    (D)No strangers in this town
    No one moves without making a sound
    (G)You live and die within the borders and (A)lines
    (D)No one dies without paying their fines

    (D)No lovers in this town
    The moon's full but it sure ain't round
    (G)And just because you lie in his (A)bed
    Don't (D)mean you meant the things you said

    (G)They marry young in these parts
    They work the facto(D)ries
    (G)So I ran as fast as I could
    Through the tall grass and the midnight woods
    So (Em)nobody would sing some (A)bible song over me (D)

    (D)My cousin died in his sleep
    Forty pills, two kids to keep
    (G)And how will she explain to those (A)kids
    About the (D)sorry thing daddy did

    (G)They marry young in these parts
    They raise their kids and set them (D)free
    (G)So I ran as fast as I could
    Through the tall grass and the midnight woods
    So (Em)nobody would sing some (A)bible song over me (D)

    (G)They buried him out in the cold
    He was only twenty-four years (D)old
    (G)How his mother came undone
    When the choir sang (A)hallelu(D)jah

    (G)I ran as fast as I could
    Through the tall grass and and the midnight (D)woods
    (G)I ran as fast as I could
    Through the tall grass and and the midnight (D)woods
    Halle(G)lujah hallelujah -- (D)ahhh
    Halle(G)lujah hallelujah hal(D)lelujah
    Halle(G)lujah halle(A)lujah (D)
    Hallelujah


    ONE MAN

    Drop D
    Capo I

    (D)They're building up big houses
    Back behind the school
    Where we used to (Asus4)drink our beer on Friday nights
    And (G)pretend that we were lovers in your (D)car

    (D)We can't afford to live there
    So we drive on past their marble and glass
    (Asus4)Hoping that this blue collar (G)town of ours
    Won't ever lose its (D)balls

    CHORUS
    (Asus4)I was just a little (G)girl
    When your (Asus4)hand brushed by my (G)hand
    And I will (Asus4)be an old (G)woman
    Happy to have spent my whole life with one (D)man

    (D)Behind that school we found romance
    We laid in the dirt and took off our shirts
    While the (Asus4)lucky ones would fly away
    On (G)planes to other cities, other (D)towns

    (D)Now they're building up houses
    Big enough to lose your love
    (Asus4)Big enough to never even (G)see
    One another in the (D)dark

    CHORUS

    (Asus4)One man, one (G)town is all I need
    A (Asus4)simple plan to guide me
    Through the (G)simple life I lead
    (Asus4)I have seen the ocean and (G)I have seen the sky
    I do not need a big house or the ability to (D)fly

    (D)We'll remember the summers
    The crumbling town streets, running from police
    And (Asus4)acting like we'd leave this place
    The (G)minute we ever had (D)the chance

    CHORUS


    POUR

    Capo II

    (Em)In the depths of the deep blue sea
    (B7)There's a blue as blue as me
    Where a quiet symphony plays for the (Em)lonely

    (Em)I could just let it all go
    (B7)Sink down to the world below
    Where I don't breathe but I don't know
    Cause I'm (Em)breathless

    (Am)When it's (Em)love
    (D)It will (C)rain sometimes
    When it's (Am)love it will (D)pour
    Po(Em)ur (Am)(Em)(B7)(Em)

    (Em)I don't where my lover went
    (B7)But I know that he took the rent
    And I know that he went and spent all my (Em)loving

    (Em)And I'm not rich, but I don't care
    (B7)I'll find that boy anywhere
    I'll walk the land, fly the air, and tread (Em)water

    (Am)When it's (Em)love
    (D)It will (C)rain sometimes
    When it's (Am)love it will (D)pour
    Po(Em)ur
    Po(Am)ur (Em)
    Po(B7)ur (Em)
    Po(Am)ur (Em)
    Po(B7)ur (Em)

    (Em)If the moon could sing a song
    (B7)With the symphony in the blue beyond
    They'd tell me he was really gone for(Em)ever

    (Am)When it's (Em)love
    (D)It will (C)rain sometimes
    When it's (Am)love it will (D)pour

    (Am)When it's (Em)love
    (D)It will (C)rain sometimes
    When it's (Am)love it will (D)pour
    Po(Em)ur
    Po(Am)ur (Em)
    Po(B7)ur (Em)
    Po(Am)ur
    It will (Em)pour
    It will (B7)pour
    It will (Em)pour


    STEALING KISSES

    DADGAD
    Capo V

    D*: 000204 (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)
    Dsus2: 000202
    D6: 000220
    D: 000200
    G: 550000
    Em: 220000
    F#m: 440020

    Intro: (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D) . . . (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    (D*)It's late e(Dsus2)nough all you (D6)kids should be (D)home
    (D*)The policeman (Dsus2)says as he takes your (D6)beer for his (D)own
    You re(G)member wondering what his wife
    Thought about his occupation (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    (D*)He knows that (Dsus2)you were just (D6)chasing a (D)dream
    (D*)To the town (Dsus2)line and then back and (D6)over a(D)gain
    So he (G)winks at you girls
    And he tells you all he'll see you later (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    CHORUS
    I was (G)stealing kisses from a boy
    Now I'm (F#m)begging affection from a man
    In my (Em)housedress don't you (F#m)know who I am
    Don't you (G)know who I am
    Standing in your kitchen (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    (D*)It's late e(Dsus2)nough your husband's (D6)dinner is (D)cold
    (D*)So you wrap it (Dsus2)up and leave it for (D6)him on the (D)stove
    It's (G)probably the traffic again
    Or another important meeting (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    (D*)And you haven't (Dsus2)talked to one a(D6)dult all (D)day
    Except your (D*)neighbor (Dsus2)who drives you (D6)cra(D)zy
    When he (G)finally gets in he's sure
    Not in the mood for talking (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    CHORUS

    And (Em)hours become days, and (F#m)days become years
    And you could (G)burn down this town
    If they made matches from fear
    But (Em)you're no worse off than (F#m)anybody else
    Hey (G)don't you even know
    Don't you even know yourself

    So you're (D*)standing (Dsus2)outside the (D6)high school (D)doors
    (D*)The ones you (Dsus2)walked out of twenty (D6)years be(D)fore
    And you (G)whisper to all of the girls, run, run, run

    I was (G)stealing kisses from a boy
    Now I'm (F#m)begging affection from a man
    In my (Em)housedress don't you (F#m)know who I am
    Don't you (G)know who I am
    Take a look at who I am
    Take a look at who I am
    I'm stealing kisses (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)
    Stealing kisses (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D)

    (D*)(Dsus2)(D6)(D) . . . (D6)(D) . . . (D6)(D)


    IF YOU ASK

    (G)Well I've come to know the look on your face
    When you're lying about where you've been
    Or (C9)how much you (G)spent

    (G)I know when you will raise your fingers to your mouth
    As if to wipe away the (C9)shame
    It's not a game, I know you feel (G)bad

    CHORUS
    If you (D)ask for my (C9)forgiveness
    If you (D)call my name I will (C9)come
    If you (D)ask for my (C9)love I will give you (G)some

    (G)Some day I know you will understand
    Some day you'll finally realize
    What you're (C9)doing to your(G)self

    CHORUS

    (Em)We've been dancing to that (C9)same old song
    (D)Over and over a(G)gain
    (Em)I want to be your (C9)lover
    I don't (D)want to be your policeman

    (G)So tonight when you finally make your way back to our door
    I'll let you sleep it (C9)off
    Like I did the night be(G)fore
    And in the morning I will get you up
    And I will smile just when you want me (C9)to
    'Cause I'm all you (G)have

    When you (D)ask for my (C9)forgiveness
    When you (D)call my name I will (C9)come
    When you (D)ask for my (C9)love I will give you (G)some


    MONDAY AFTERNOON

    Capo II

    Intro: (G)

    (G)It's Monday afternoon and I'm drinking again
    And I (Em)know I promised you that the Lord would be my friend
    But the (G)Lord and I don't get along so very good
    He doesn't (Em)speak a word out to me
    Like you promised that he would
    And I'm (C)telling you
    I (D)wish I was a better (G)person

    (G)When the clouds roll in and the sky promises rain
    You just ac(Em)cept the way she is and you don't even complain
    Though you (G)wish that it was sunny and the sky would stay blue
    You don't ac(Em)cept a thing about me
    And wish that I was just like you
    But I'm (C)telling you
    I (D)wish I was a better (G)person

    (C)I don't want to (G)work at it
    (C)It should come natural(G)ly
    (C)It shouldn't be so (G)difficult
    Should be (D)more like honey to the bee

    Well the (G)bee has his sting and the sky has her rain
    And I have (Em)all of my things that I shouldn't do over again
    But if I (G)just say the words and I look you in the eye
    That I am (Em)promising you, I promise
    I (C)wish I was (D)a better (G)person

    (C)I don't want to (G)work at it
    (C)It should come natural(G)ly
    (C)It shouldn't be so (G)difficult
    Should be (D)more like honey to the bee

    Well it's (G)Monday afternoon and I'm drinking again
    And I (Em)know I promised you that the Lord would be my friend
    But the (G)Lord and I don't get along so very good
    He doesn't (Em)speak a word out to me
    Like you promised that he would
    And I'm (C)telling you (D)
    I am (C)telling you (D)
    I am (C)telling you
    I (D)wish I was a better (G)person
    A better (Em)person
    A better (G)person
    A better (Em)person (C)(D)(G)


    HOW TO BE RIGHTEOUS

    Capo IV

    (G): in the chorus, play it as x20033, otherwise play it as a standard 320033

    Don't judge (G)me
    (G/F#)I will judge my(Em)self
    I will (C)lie in my bed at night wide awake or a(D)sleep (Dsus4)
    I will (G)feel pain
    (G/F#)When I know I have (Em)given it
    Every(C)thing I put out to the world I know comes (D)back to me

    But when (C)angels hear the (G)devils' call
    And my (C)vision's unclear I got no (G)sense at all
    I'm just (C)hoping I will o(G)bey my (A)conscience (Asus4)
    I want to (C)learn how to be (G)righ(G/F#)teo(Em)us (C)(D)

    I saw it on a (G)TV show
    (G/F#)I bought (Em)the book you know
    Paid at(C)tention when I thought the preacher was talking to (D)me (Dsus4)
    But it's not (G)easy, no (G/F#)
    To get (Em)over, let it go
    All these (C)feelings that are burning and building up inside of (D)me

    But when (C)angels hear the (G)devils' call
    And my (C)vision's unclear I got no (G)sense at all
    I'm just (C)hoping I will o(G)bey my (A)conscience (Asus4)
    I want to (C)learn how to be (G)righ(G/F#)teo(Em)us (C)(D)

    Well I'll look at all I (G)have (G/F#)and I will (Em)claim it
    Won't let (C)anybody else ever tell me who I should (D)be (Dsus4)
    I'll look in the (G)mirror (G/F#)and gaze in my (Em)children's eyes
    And I (C)will not give a damn what anybody else thinks(D) of me

    And when (C)questions come, I will (G)answer right
    Be (C)true to myself, need be (G)put up a fight
    Will not (C)heed to greed, I (G)will obey my (A)conscience
    I want to (C)learn, I need to (D)learn(Dsus4) how to be (G)righ(G/F#)teo(Em)us (C)(D)

    So when (C)angels hear the (G)devils' call
    And my (C)vision's unclear I got no (G)sense at all
    I'm just (C)hoping I will o(G)bey my (A)conscience
    I want to (C)learn, I need to (D)learn(Dsus4) how to be (G)righ(G/F#)teo(Em)us (C)(G)


    JEALOUSY

    Capo II

    (A): 002200
    (*): slide the A chord above up to the 9th fret (009900)

    (Em)I know jealousy is a terrible roommate
    I know judgment's a hard friend
    I have (A)seen the look of anger
    Again and again and a(Em)gain
    I want to be warm and happy
    Don't want to find myself cold
    I want to (A)feel so young and pretty
    But I feel so (Em)old

    (G)Preacher says to love thy (Em)neighbor
    (G)Listen to the sound of the prophe(Em)cy
    Should (G)others reap the fruit of your (Em)favor
    You won't (A)find yourself tor(D)mented by (Em)jealousy

    (Em)Well I love my sister
    I love my brothers too
    Don't want to (A)feel myself
    Holding resentment towards (Em)you

    (G)Preacher says to love thy (Em)neighbor
    (G)Listen to the sound of the prophe(Em)cy
    Should (G)others reap the fruit of your (Em)labor
    You won't (A)find yourself tor(D)mented by (Em)jealousy
    Sweet jealousy

    (G)(Em) -- (G)(Em) -- (G)(Em)
    (A) -- (*) -- (Em)

    (Em)Loneliness is a horrible lover
    And hatred can't fill your soul
    But it cre(A)ates for you this illusion
    That you are (Em)whole
    And greed is a good ambition
    But passion will treat you right
    I want to (A)live my life by love and appe(Em)tite

    (G)Preacher says to love thy (Em)neighbor
    (G)Listen to the sound of the prophe(Em)cy
    Should (G)others reap the fruit of your (Em)favor
    You won't (A)find yourself (*) . . . (Em)tormented by jealousy

    (Em)Jealousy is a terrible roommate
    Judgment is a hard hard hard hard hard friend
    It's a hard friend
    It's a hard friend


    BEAUTIFUL MAN

    DADGAD
    Capo III

    D: 000200
    G: 550000 (at the end of each line, hammer on the 5th fret on the 6th string)
    A: 002200
    Bm: 024000

    In the intro and at the end of each chorus, there's a little argeggio-esque thingy going on where Lori fingers the 4th fret on the second string (000240) along with the standard D. You don't have to do it, but try it for some extra color.

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

    (D)Well I should have told you I sold my soul to an (G)angel
    I should have (D)told you this world is not my (G)own
    (D) I should have wrapped you, wrapped you like a (G)present
    I should have (D)gotten to you before you were (G)grown (D)(G)

    (D)I should have whispered in your ear when you were (G)lonely
    I should have (D)taken you, taken you by the (G)hand
    (D)I should have told you you are, you are (G)worthy
    I should have (D)shown you, you are, you are a beautiful (G)man

    I want to (A)save you from yourself
    I want to (Bm)save you from (G)everybody else
    I want to (A)be inside you when I can
    And I am (G)doing the best that I can
    For my beautiful (D)man (G)(D)(G)

    (D)I should have told you I would be (G)difficult
    (D)I should have shown you the scars on my (G)soul
    I should have (D)told you I wanted you to take (G)care of me
    Without al(D)lowing you any of my con(G)trol

    And I want to (A)save you from myself
    I want to (Bm)save you from (G)everybody else
    I want to (A)be inside you when I can
    And I am (G)doing the best that I can
    You (D)beautiful man (G)
    I am doing the best that I (D)can
    Oh, you beautiful (G)man

    (D)I should have told you I was not (G)good enough for you
    (D)I should have whispered I am un(G)kind

    I want to (A)save you from yourself
    I want to (Bm)save you from (G)everybody else
    I want to (A)save you from myself
    I am (G)doing the best that I can
    For my beautiful . . .
    . . . (A)save you from yourself
    I want to (Bm)save you from (G)everybody else
    I want to (A)save you from yourself
    And I am (G)doing the best that I can
    For my beautiful (D)man (G)
    For my beautiful (D)man (G)(D)




    THE OTHER BOYS

    DADGAD
    Capo IV

    At the (G) chord at end of the first, third, fifth and seventh lines of each verse (at the words "warning," "circle," "pretty," etc), hammer on the fifth fret of the sixth string to get that sound Lori's getting. Also, for the A* chord, simple slide up to 770000 from the 550000 (G) chord.

    D: 000200
    G: 550000
    A*: 770000
    A: 002200
    Bm: 024000
    Em: 220000

    (D)I had no (G)warning
    (D)I had my (G)heart, my body, my (D)head
    Life turned in that (G)circle
    (A*)My heart had the say
    (D)You were so (G)pretty
    (D)You were the (G)boy with the smile all his (D)own
    Whose hands made me (G)dizzy
    (A*)When they touched me that way

    And if you (A)tell (Bm)me
    You (G)love me I'd let you in
    (A)Use (Bm)me
    (G)Love is a simple thing
    (A)Shame (Bm)me
    (G)Stories find everything
    When all you were trying to do
    Was beat all the (D)other boys (G)(D)(A)(G)

    (D)So there went for(G)ever
    (D)I did not believe(G) in the word after (D)you
    Love just leaves stains on the (G)carpet
    (A*)That never go away

    And if you (A)tell (Bm)me
    You (G)love me I'd let you in
    (A)Use (Bm)me
    (G)Love is a simple thing
    (A)Shame (Bm)me
    (G)Stories find everything
    When all you were trying to do
    Was beat all the (A)other boys(Bm)(D)(G)
    Beat all the (A)other boys(Bm)(D)(G)
    Beat all the (A)other boys(Bm)(D)(G)

    (Em)I was the (G)stupid girl
    Who let you (D)play your (A)game
    (Em)I felt like plastic or (G)cardboard
    And I will (D)never feel the (A)same
    Never the (G)same

    (D)(G)(D)(A)(G)

    (D)Well you are the (G)champion
    (D)You picked a great (G)player for your (D)game
    It must have been so (G)easy
    (A*)My heart had no say

    But if you (A)tell (Bm)me
    You (G)love me I'd let you in
    (A)Use (Bm)me
    (G)Love is a stupid thing
    (A)Shame (Bm)me
    (G)Stories find everything
    When you beat all the (D)other boys(G)(D)(A)(G)(D)


    FEEDING THE ANGELS

    DADGAD
    Capo VI

    I don't know the name of the chord I'm calling (D*), but in between the (D) and the (D*) you'll play the second fret on the first string, so the sequence runs: 000200, 000202, 000240. On the (G) chord, hammer the fifth fret on the sixth string. And for the (A*) chord at the end of each line, simply slide up to the 770000 position from the 550000 of the (G) chord. By the way, I think the (A) chord in the last line of each chorus is the standard 002200 version.

    D: 000200
    D*: 000240
    G: 550000
    A*: 770000
    A: 002200
    Em: 220000
    F#m: 440200

    Intro: (D)(D*)(G)(A*) . . . (D)(D*)(G)(A*)

    (D)Saturday (D*)felt like Oc(G)tober (A*)
    (D)Red on the (D*)ground, blue in the (G)sky (A*)
    (D)We are on (D*)fire for the wrong (G)reasons (A*)
    (D)Fists in my (D*)hands, tears in my (G)eyes (A*)

    But (Em)I should be off somewhere (F#m)feeding the angels
    (Em)Who will take care of them (F#m)while I'm away
    It's (Em)not that they can't live with(F#m)out me
    I know that
    But it (Em)seems they appreci(A)ate it when I (D)stay (D*)(G)(A*)

    (D)I don't (D*)cry very (G)easy (A*)
    (D)Truth be (D*)told, I don't bruise at (G)all (A*)
    (D)It's not that my (D*)skin isn't (G)fragile (A*)
    (D)Sometimes I (D*)do hit the (G)wall (A*)

    (Em)Tell him I'm off somewhere (F#m)feeding the angels
    The (Em)angels still love me even (F#m)when I am bad
    And my (Em)shame is like coal and they're (F#m)making him diamonds
    I don't (Em)make them cry out
    I don't (A)make them feel (D)sad (D*)(G)(A*)

    (D)(D*)(G)(A*)

    (D)Saturday (D*)felt like a (G)threshold (A*)
    (D)I walked through
    (D*)Now I can't turn a(G)round (A*)

    (Em)I should be off somewhere (F#m)feeding the angels
    The (Em)angels still love me even (F#m)when I am bad
    And my (Em)shame is like coal and they're (F#m)making him diamonds
    I don't (Em)make them cry out
    I don't (A)make them feel (D)sad (D*)(G)(A*)(D)




    THE EXPLODING MAN

    Found a link to this great unrecorded Lori song in the Blogs section of lorimckenna.com.

    Capo IV

    (G)Well, Anna the housewife sat on the bus
    On the (D)way to the doctors when the man blew himself up
    And (Em)how can I possibly know how she feels
    When I've (C)never seen anything so horrific in (G)my whole life
    But somehow I feel for her be(D)cause I, too, have seen a man ex(Em)plode (C)

    (G)Maybe they never saw it was coming
    Or (D)maybe they knew but there's nowhere for running
    Maybe (Em)Anna was the one who reached out her hand
    And (C)tried to save... save the exploding (G)man (D)(C)

    (A)And to me it sounds like a circus (C)trick
    (A)The exploding man goes off at (C)six

    (G)Anna the housewife who sat on the bus
    Has (D)five children and no time to fuss
    Over (Em)her appearance or what she wears
    Her old (C)dresses are now clothes for her children
    Who (G)Anna prays will never sit on a bus
    Where a (D)man is plotting to blow himself (Em)up (C)

    (A)And they have these things at the monster truck (C)shows
    (A)The exploding man walks away with all his fingers and (C)toes
    (G)Anna decides it's better to sit next to him
    Then (D)go out quickly and fly up to heaven
    Where (Em)all the good housewives go when they can
    And (C)no one has to stop or save the exploding (G)man (D)(C)

    (G)Anna the housewife enters the bus
    And (D)looks for one who seems the most dangerous
    The (Em)one who won't look anyone in the eye
    The (C)one who seems almost eager to die

    (A)Anna takes her seat and unfolds her (C)hand
    (A)And extends it toward the exploding (C)man (G)(D)(Em)(C)