Friday, November 1, 2019

John Moreland - East October

E
Looking backwards, all my pictures

................A...........................E
Look like send ups of stolen scripture

E
We were children dressed up like men

..............A...........................E
Painting places we'd never been


A....................................E
How'm I ever gonna get by

A.....................................E.......B.........A
How'm I ever gonna get by all by myself

Well I'm trying to keep it simple
But ain't these gods so damn fickle
You're stiff and strong, then you're scared and sober
North Carolina in East October

How'm I ever gonna get by
How'm I ever gonna get by all by myself
How'm I ever gonna get by
How'm I ever gonna get by all by myself

Tell me when and where you learned it
You built your chapel and then you burned it
Was it Satan or the Second Coming
The soul you're bearing, the song you're strumming

How'm I ever gonna get by
How'm I ever gonna get by all by myself
How'm I ever gonna get by
How'm I ever gonna get by all by myself

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Israel Nash - Woman at the Well

Intro:

e:----------------
B:---------------
G:-------0------
D:--0h2--2-0--
A:--------------
E:---------------

G...Bm...Em...C

G...C...G


G....................Bm.......Em....................C
Sweet little Laura, I'm up to no good


G................Bm...............Em..................C
I'll keep my eyes steady like you said I should

Here in the valley I'm going to settle down
In the morning I might go east, in the evening I'm western bound



Am.....................G........................C.........C/B
Find me floating down the river of gold


Am......................G........................C.......C/B
Find me floating down the river of gold

Am......................C.......................G
May these lands always see you home

Breathe in the fire and take the floodlights down
While the woman dressed in white, she pours water out
Sweet southern lady, I'm fading fast
Let's head to the cedar canyon and [?]

Find me floating down the river of gold
Find me floating down the river of gold
May these lands always see you home

Find me floating (down), find me floating down
Find me floating (down), find me floating down
Find me floating (down), find me floating down
Find me floating (down), find me floating down

Monday, December 8, 2014

Two Cow Garage - Been So Long

Capo III

Intro:

C...G...C...G...C...G..F#/G..Em


C......................G
You said you'd leave him

.................C.......................G
Would you stay here for awhile?


C........................G............................D
Now it's been so long since I've seen you smile


Now there's trouble at work
Some things we just can't get around
Now the same way I'm out there
The sooner I fall down

................Em....G...................D........C
She says "This town is gonna do me in"


......Em....G..............D.......C
And nineteen never felt so good


Em....G.............D.............C
And I know just where I'm standing


C................................D
She says it's done for good


.......C
For good


She sails across the river
If the river was just tonight
Well what's so wrong, if it feels so right?
Soon becoming morning
And I don't know her wrong
By tomorrow's sun miles from home

She says "This town is gonna do me in"
And nineteen never felt so good
And I know just where I'm standing
She says it's done for good
For good


C...Em...F...C


C.....................Em
Broken hopes, broken dreams

F..........................C
All forgotten in between


C.........................Em
Somehow we can all get lost


......F..........................C
And never change the scene


These days turn into years
And those hours go rushing on
Been awhile since I've thought about you
But here now it's been so long

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

John Moreland - I Need You To Tell Me Who I Am

Intro:

G...C.G
Em...D...G


G..............................................Em........D...........G
I’m staring at the sky with a lump inside my throat 

G................................................Em........D...........C
I’m as green as the grass in every song you wrote 

.........D............................G............C........................G
Well babe, I’m afraid I lost it before you knew I had it 

D...................G..............C
Boxes full of dust are falling from the attic 

...................Em.....D.........G...................C.....................G
I threw my love into the ocean and I found it in the sand 

..........Em...............D...........C
And I need you to tell me who I am 

I got years worth of work and I’m running low on tools 
I’ve been worshiping the words of weary worn out fools 
We stood out on the sidewalk throwing feathers at the castle 
Be careful what you wish for, babe you look a little fragile 
And they’ll blow smoke in your direction til you don’t know where you stand 
And I need you to tell me who I am 

D............................C................G
I never cared for anyone so much 

D............................C...........................G
I was born with a bomb inside my gut 

Em.............D............G...........................C........................G
You spend so long looking that you never really see 

...Em..............D.........................C
I need you to tell me what to be 

Well babe, I’m afraid I lost it before you knew I had it 
I only wanted one thing and I put my faith in magic 
I threw my love into the ocean and I found it in the sand 
I need you to tell me who I am

John Moreland - God's Medicine

Capo I


C.......................................F.......................Am.....C/b...C
I guess by now, I’m supposed to be a man 


.......................F.............................C.............................F.....................G
They said I’d find some kind of freedom when I forgot I had a say 

.......................Am................C..............F.............................C
But my grandmother still gives me ten bucks on my birthday 

........Am........................G........................F
And she told me that sleep is god’s medicine 




...................Am.......G...............C
And you’re gonna die someday 

.....Am...........G..........C
So life, take all your terror 


........Am............G........C
And surrender to the true 


......Am................................G......................F
It’s times like these, I forget why I quit loving you 


Am....G....C


And I recall when I thought I had a plan 
The sun and moon and stars seemed to slip right through my hands 
But remember that failure is part of being alive 
I guess I let it take away my pride 
One too many times 

I know you’re gonna leave me 
And there’s nothing I can do 
But times like these, I forget why I quit loving you 

So life take all your terror 
And surrender to the true 
It’s times like these, I forget why I quit loving you 
And I don’t know what I’m doing 
Hell, I don’t have a clue 
But times like these, I forget why I quit loving you 
I forget why I quit

Friday, October 17, 2014

John Moreland - Gospel

Capo III


Intro:

D....A..Bm....A

G....A..D....A


..A.........................D....................................................A..............Bm
I wanna make it out alive and never think about looking back 


A............G................................................................A..........D
I wanna drive like hell when I steal the devil’s Cadillac 


A............D...................................................A.........Bm
I wanna take that old Eldorado down a dirt road 


A......G.........................................................A........D
With How I Made it Over playing on the radio 

I wanna be solid as the earth and cool like the night air 
I wanna believe even thought I know life don’t play fair 
I wanna wear my heart on my sleeve, but be tough when I have to 
I wanna dust off the stars and hang them on the wall for you 

I wanna ask all the questions with answers we’ll never know 
I wanna find my faith in records from long ago 
I wanna set fear on fire, and give dreaming a fair shot 
And never give up whether anybody cares or not

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two Cow Garage - Jackson, Don't You Worry

Capo III

Intro:  Em...D.G

Em..............................D.......G
Oh, you December boys got it bad

.............Em....................................D.........G
Songs of losers and dreamers can be such a drag

Em..............................................D...........G
Birthdays and graduations through a telephone

...........Em.....................D........G
Another son of a son of a rolling stone

...................D.........................................Em.........................C
Now, there's gonna come a time when your little world's coming apart

.....................D.............................Em.........................C
Cause there's a million little girls just dying to break your heart


G.....
Jackson, don't worry, you're a good man's son

.....C
But damn, you should've seen us back when we were young

.....Em....................................D.........................C
The toughest set of kids that the mohawk had ever seen

G....
Jackson, don't you worry, you're a good man's son

.............C
See, your daddy and me, we were born to run

......Em...........................................D................................C
Ain't nothing's gonna change but ain't nothing gonna stay the same

Questions are many but the answers are few
Each and every one coming down on you
In a box in the closet at the end of the hall
Are our best guesses to them, one and all

Now, there's gonna come a time when your little world's coming apart
Cause this whole world is just dying to break your heart

Jackson, don't worry, you're a good man's son
But damn, you should've seen us back when we were young
The toughest set of kids that the mohawk had ever seen
Jackson, don't you worry, you're a good man's son
See, your daddy and me, we were born to run
Ain't nothing gonna change but ain't nothing gonna stay the same

Jackson, don't worry, you're a good man's son
But damn, you should've seen us back when we were young
The toughest set of kids that the mohawk had ever seen
Jackson, don't worry, you're a good man's son
Tramps like us, we were born to run
Ain't nothing gonna change but ain't nothing gonna stay the same

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