Sunday, May 24, 2009

Richmond Fontaine - Calm

Capo IV


................G........Em.........D
can't calm down

.........G...........Em........D
it's been years

............C
in Nevada

.................................................G.........Em........D
casinos don't hold me like they once did

.............................C
and barely my girlfriend

........................................G........Em........D
with her quiet laugh and strong will

.......................C
it seems like all the bars

............................................D
must be dark and the music must be cold(?)


G........G/F#..............Em..........C
I'm not trying to push anything down

G.........G/F#.......Em.............C
I'm just trying to calm down

.....G...........G/F#..............Em.........C
and I'm not trying to knock anyone down


it's the uncertainty of time
claustrophobic air
surround myself in pills
that wouldn't really be me at all
so sometimes late at night
I will walk around
for a moment I'll have certainty
for a little time I will feel good

..........................Em.......G
but then I'll feel it go

....................Em..............G
and I'll blame everyone

D
that I know

but I'm not trying to put anyone down
I'm just trying to calm down
and I'm not trying to knock anyone around
I'm just trying to calm down

D

.............C............D
it's been years

..................C
and it's been years

and I'm not trying to knock anyone down
I'm just trying to calm down
and I'm not trying to put anyone down
I'm just trying to calm down

2 comments:

Dangerbird said...

hey, i've haven't visited for a while.
i'm trying to figure out Steve Earle's version of 'Lungs'. It's played differently to Townes. any chance of tabbing it?

greatbahen said...

As soon as I can track down a copy of that album I'll get to work on it.