Sunday, April 20, 2014

Whiskeytown - The Battle

Intro:
C...G...D...G


C..............G................D.........G
when i am buried don't visit my grave

C................G........................D..........G
God cannot save me from the sins i've embraced
pay your respects to that old liquor store
where i won the battle and i lost the war

you mine for silver and i pan for gold
you keep yours hidden and all mine is sold
you tell the truth and i lie and i barter
and i drink and i cry and i pass out at night

i've always cheated though i've never stolen
i've wanted things that you ain't never thought of
pay your respects to that gambling score
where i won the battle and i lost the war

they always told me when death came my sins would be
casted out, forgotten, laid to rest with my body
pay your respects to that old church house door
where i won the battle and i lost the war

Drag the River - Tired & Fired

Capo II

........Bm...................D
Letters full of loveless lying 


Em.............................................G
say you'd rather leave than stay and try


..........Bm..........................Em
Lay my head down when I'm tired


................G
I'm always tired 


................D
I'm almost done


D..............................F#
I don't mind it, I'm without you

Bm.....................................G
didn't mind to wait until you'd gone


..........D............................Em
Lay my head down when I'm tired


................G
I'm always tired 


...............D
I'm almost done


I don't mind it, not seeing daylight
ain't afraid of darkness when it falls
Lay my head down when I'm tired
I'm always tired 
I'm almost done

F#....................................G
I know you ain't responsible only


D...............................................A
pushed away the feelings that you had


F#..................................G
Why it might be impossible only


D.......................................................A
staying awake with these feelings that I have


Bm..................................................G
afraid I found the thing that made you sad

Pull up all these lies 
say you'd rather leave than stay and try
Lay my head down when I'm tired
I'm always tired 
I'm almost done

I'm always tired
I'm always tired

Sunday, March 2, 2014

J Tillman - If You've Gotta Go, Go Now

G..C..G..C..G..C..G..C


.............G...........C...G
listen to me baby

.........................................C....C/b...G
there's something you must see

............C
i wanna be with you gal

...........D7
if you wanna be with me


it's not that i'm questioning you
to take part in any quiz
it's just that i don't have a watch
and you keep asking me what time it is


.....................G....C....G
if you've gotta go

......C...C/b...G
it's alright

.....................C........Em
if you've gotta go, go now

.....D.............................G
or else you gotta stay all night


i'm just a poor boy
looking to connect
i certainly don't want you thinking
that i don't have any respect

you know i'd have nightmares
a guilty conscience too
if i kept you from anything
that you really wanted to do

well if you've gotta go
that's alright
if you've gotta go, go now
or else you gotta stay all night

it's not that i'm wanting
anything you never gave before
it's just that i'll be sleeping soon
it'll be too dark for you to find the door

if you've gotta go
it's alright
if you've gotta go, go now
or else you gotta stay all night
if you've gotta go, go now
or else you gotta stay all night

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up

Capo I


rift
e:--2------------------2---------------3------------------2---
B:--3------------------3---------------0-----------------3---
G:--2----2h4-2-0---x---------------0-----------------2---
D:--0-----------------4-------4-2-0--0-----0----0----0----
A:--------------------------------------2---------4------------
E:--------------------------------------3-----------------------


D.......................................................G...............................D
a heart on the run keeps a hand on the gun you can't trust anyone

D................................................G.....................................D
i was so sure what i needed was more tried to shoot out the sun

.....................Bm..............................G.................................D
days when we raged we flew off the page such damage was done

D........................................................G......................................D
but i made it through cause somebody knew i was meant for someone


D........................................G.................................D
girl leave your boots by the bed we ain't leavin' this room

D........................................G................................D
till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom

.....Em................................G...............................Bm
it's cold in this house and i ain't going out to chop wood

D.............................................G.............................D
cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good


put your faith to the test when i tore off your dress in richmond on high
but i sobered up and i swore off that stuff forever this time
and the old lovers sing i thought it'd be me who helped him get home
but home was a dream one i'd never seen till you came along

girl hand your dress up to dry we ain't leavin' this room
till percy priest breaks open wide and the river runs through
and carries this house on the stones like a piece of driftwood
cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good

girl leave your boots by the bed we ain't leavin' this room
till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
it's cold in this house and i ain't going out to chop wood
cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good
cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dexateens - Can You Whoop It

Capo IV


Em..............G........D
i like ronnie dio and i like vasoline

.....A...............C..............G
and i enjoy the feeling of a sharp crease in my jeans

Em............................................D....................C
and i can see you smiling boy so here's a simple question

..............G
can you whoop it

..............D
can you whoop it

my daddy's name is elton, my momma's name is jean
my car's a chevy nova and my woman's seventeen
she moved into my place cause her parents intervened
now can you whoop it
tell me can you whoop it

rocks are for the honest guns are for the wise
lies are for the frightened for the blind man his supplies
and i live in the space created by your compromise
so can you whoop it
tell me can you whoop it

Scud Mountain Boys - Television

.......D
they say you're just an idiot

.....F#m
but they don't know you well

.....Bm
like i do all the nights that

......F#
you brought me back from hell

........................G
how could they say you got no feelings when i

D
know you love me well

A.......G..Gm7..G..Gm7


they say i'm just an idiot
but they don't know you well
like i do all the nights that
you brought me out of hell
how could they say i got no feelings when
i know you love me well

A................................................G........Gm7...G...Gm7
my life's sprung from a glass and plastic box

television
send me a show
television
you're the only world i know
how could they say you got no feelings
when i know you love me so
my life's sprung from a glass and plastic box

they say you're just an idiot
but they don't know you well
like i do all the nights that
you brought me back from hell
how could they say you got no feelings when i
know you love me well
my life's sprung from a glass and plastic box

television
send me a show
television
you're the only world i know
how could they say you got no feelings
when i know you love me so
my life's sprung from a glass and plastic box

television
send me a show
television
you're the only world i know
how could they say you got no feelings
when i know you love me so
my life's sprung from a glass and plastic box


Gm7

e:--2
B:--0
G:--0
D:--0
A:--x
E:--3

Scud Mountain Boys - Glacier Bay

...................C.................................................F
please come back to glacier bay that's where i found you

...................C.............................................G
please come back i don't know why i'm still around

Am
please come back to where we left

F................D
open on the bottom half

C.................G.....................C
please come back to glacier bay


please come back to pretty things that i have been missing
please come back your pretty face was made for kissing
please come back to where we parted
how i wish we never started
please come back to glacier bay


........F.........................................C
sometimes i swear this icy glacier is shrinking

...F.....................................................Dm.................G
if you were here i would not spend my cold nights a drinkin'


please come back to glacier bay that's where i found you
please come back i don't know why i'm still around
please come back to where we parted
how i wish we'd never started

C..................G.....................F...Fm...C
please come back to glacier bay

Friday, December 23, 2011

Drag the River - Barroom Bliss

C.......................F..........................C
My mind doesn't work so well these days

C...................F..................C
I drink all my waking hours away

G
If I sit here long enough

G
maybe I think of something

.........C...............Am......G
that'll make you stay

something tells me not think at all
I sit in the darkness starin at the wall
This lonliness is hell
I search for drinks and things
to make me well

F...............Am
I spend my life staring

G............................C
through my bloodshot eyes

F............Am...............G
I'll never know where I belong

With eyes closed fast
I play photographs of you
You stare at me and wonder
how I'm doing
I tell you that I'm fine
That thought echoes through my empty mind
I close my eyes again

With barroom bliss and a strangers kiss
I'm home
Cause noone ever wants to be alone
I doubt that there is a way
I'll ever speak the words
that'll make you stay

my mind doesnt work so well these days

Drag the River - Song For Robin Reichhardt

G...D...Am...C..D

G....................................D
I know I said we'd never part


Am..................C.............D
I remember that time of year

G...................................D
Maybe I won't sound the same

Am
But I'll be fine if no one

C..................D
mentions her name


G.............................D
I need a song just like before

G......................................C
That one just don't cut it anymore

G....................................D
I'm impressed now its the end

...........................................Am
I'll let all the sad songs roll back in

Am
I'll be be fine if no one

C.................D............C
mentions her name anymore

................G
Except for lying

.....................C
alone with the earth

................G
all alone for a while

.................C..................................G
I'll feel like drivin' just away in the morning

.........................Em
All but I've been seeing myself

............C..........D
The first time I might


So maybe I won't sound the same
Tell me I don't feel the same
But I'll be fine if no one
mentions her name

Think of how it was that night
and how you feel tonight
I'll be fine if no one
mentions her name anymore

Need a song just like before
The one don't cut it anymore
I'm impressed now it's the end
all those sad sounds roll back
I'll be fine if no one
mentions her name

Anymore
I'll survive it

Em...D...G

Drag the River - Medicine

G
A bottle a day

Bm
keeps the doctors away

D.........................Em
or so my girlfriend says

G
So I take my medicine

Bm
and she gives me something

D...........................C
that word's just can't express


.......G
She's cranky when she's sober

D
so sweet when she's wasted

...........C
When I quench my thirst with her waters

..........D................................C
it's the sweetest I have ever tasted


C...G...C...G


As I lay down to sleep
she lays a bottle at my feet
knowing when I wake up
I'll be shaking
the sun comes through the window
she opens up the bottle
she feeds me my medicine again

She's cranky when she's sober
so sweet when she's wasted
When I quench my thirst with her waters
it's the sweetest I have ever tasted

C...............G
I can't stay clean long

.......................C................G
I hope she is not angry anymore


Em.................D.....................C
she brings me happiness in a bottle

................Am...........Em
makes life easier to swallow

..................G...........Am
makes love easier to hold

...............C...........D
so I've been told


Em...G...Am...A


She's cranky when she's sober
so sweet when she's wasted
When I quench my thirst with her waters
it's the sweetest I have ever tasted

can't stay clean long
hope she's not angry anymore