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Barstool Boys 

Boat 

Eventually Rock 

Fever 

Firecracker

Formula, Cola, Dollar Draft 

Head On

It's Only Money Tyrone

Limb 

My Heart Is The Bums On The Street

Round Eye Blues

 

 

Barstool Boys (Marah)

From : Kids In Philly
Posted and transcribed by Bill


D A G (hold this G into the verse)

I don't even (D) hold the (A) wheel when i'm (G) drivin
I don't ever (D) look (A) behind me in a (G) mirror
cuz i don't care to (D) see a (A) new (G) horizon
or to watch an (D) old (A) horizon disappear (G)

D A G
(same chords for this verse)

I ain't never tasted wine, or seen the inside of a bar
I been walkin outta line, but that ain't mattered so far
cuz i don't even hold the wheel when i'm drivin
n' I ain't hit the brakes, since I bought this car

it's like I've never been (A) alone for more than a minute
(G) I got nuthin to cry about(D)
n' it's (A) one wrong step got you into all this
(G) one false move n' (A) you're (D) out

(verse chords)

It's a time clock with a late block, screaming walk that walk or else you're
all talk
n' it's evesdrop n' hardluck n' it's put 'er in fast n' never don't stop
(D) (A) up in weightless (G) sky (D)
ooooooooohhhhhhh (A) baby where no one (G)flies

(chorus)
where nobody's been alone for more than a minute
where there's nuthin to cry about
n' it's one wrong step got you into all this
one false move n' you're out
you're out
you're out, you're out, get out

 

 

Boat (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From "Let's Cut The Cra[ And Hook Up Later Tonight"

(C )Haste makes waste and fends (F) away your wasted friends
(C )But it don't put you on top of the (G)world
The (C )very rule it bends does say that (F)every story ends
(C )With a good guy or a (G)loser and a girl(C )

(F)I've walked out on deals
And I've (C ) rolled away on wheels
(F)To the place no man reveals his honest (G)tongue
(C )But now my time has come and this (F)injustice won't be done
(C )On the earth the way they're (G)doing it in Heaven(C )

If you weren't so December I would not have to be a coat
If you weren't such a river I would not have to be a boat
And I don't feel like, feel like, feel like rowin' away
More than many times I've committed minor crimes
Eluded straight and narrow lines for easy livin'

If I don't look like much, call me stubborn I won't budge
Accept me Jesus or give back what I have given

I've walked out on deals I cannot tell you how that feels
Eluded moonlit clearings for way longer ways home
Now I'm a sinner pure and plain for I ride on the Holy Train
I won't change till you see fit that
I'm forgiven

If you weren't so December I would not have to be a coat
If you weren't such a river I would not have to be a boat
And I don't feel like, feel like, feel like rowin' away

 

Eventually Rock (Marah)

From "Let's Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later Tonight"
Posted and transcribed by Bill

(E)Start me off slow eventually rockin'
I (A)wanna rock and roll till I (B) can't no more
(E)I always planned to go just as soon as
I'm ready
(A) I'm gonna get ready and (B) then I'm gonna go
(E) I wanna rock, rock
Hey I wanna rock 'cause I been (A) walkin'
'round the block
(B) From the day I shook the flock
(E) I wanna rock, rock, yes I wanna rock
There ain't (A) nothin' left to hock
I (B) ponder death or rock
I wanna rock (E)
What a way to go how uninsured
Is rockin
A relic from the days
Of the ballsy fourth and go
And as the clock proceeds to tock
And the greats commence in droppin'
On the doors of rock I know
They're locked but I won't stop
I wanna rock
Start me off slow eventually rockin'
I wanna rock and roll till I can't no more
Sorry sir you're stuck
At six o'clock I come home
Hey neighbor just be quiet
Or shoot me I'll shut up
I wanna rock, rock
Yes I wanna rock
I been walkin' 'round the block
From the day I shook the flock
I wanna rock, rock hey
I wanna rock
There ain't nothin' left to hock
I ponder death or rock
I wanna rock

 

 

Fever (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

From “Let’s Cut the Crap and Hook Up Later Tonight”


[G]These arms that [Em]open [G]out
[D]To grab a hold of [Bm]anything
[G]Lucky to find a [Em]rocket [G]train
[D]And maybe come back [Bm]someday

With all ways of finding out
We can't hide no longer
A clear sky on a winter night
They zero in our twenty

And [C]we're really on the [D]wire
Aready [Em]lost too much [D]blood
For a [C]laugh you can scratch at the [Bm]borders
But it's the [A7]body

The alibis that we're without
Have rendered us repeating
The same old things over and over again
Which is kind of self defeating
With all ways of finding out
We can't hide no longer
So hold chance and leave the dance
Prepare yourself to fire

And [C]we're really on the [D]wire
Aready [Em]lost too much [D]blood
For a [C]laugh you can scratch at the [Bm]borders
But it's the [A7]body
Forever becoming the problem

And the fever is getting badder ( repeated over verse chords )

And [C]we're really on the [D]wire
Aready [Em]lost too much [D]blood
You can [C]scratch and claw at the [Bm]borders
But it's the [A7]body
Forever becoming the problem

And the fever is getting badder ( repeated over verse chords )

 

 

Firecracker (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: "Let's Cut the Crap and Hook Up Later Tonight"

(D)Feel so damn downtrodden
Like a (G)horseshoe on a losing mare (D) (G)
So(D) how am I to wake up
(G)And take it off from there
Like a (D) needle in a haystack
That's been set (G) ablaze, set ablaze on fire(D) (G)
(D)I am a pipe cleaner that's been
(G)Stripped down to a long, thin (A)wire(G) G-A-D
(D)I'm a river flowin' straight into a (G)flood
(D)An overflow of fury and (G)mud
(D)A donkey's tail pinned five feet away from the (G)ass
I'm a (A)roll in the lawn where all that's green ain't glass(D)

And inside of my chest my heart is breaking
Like the broken bread down on the floor
And oh to be a key that won't unlock a single door
If ever there was a moment so quick that it blurred
I'd be the only one-liner that you ever heard
I'm a river flowin' straight into a flood
An overflow of fury and mud
A donkey's tail pinned five feet away from the ass
I'm a roll in the lawn where all that's green is glass

Hey baby I'm a firecracker
I'm a firecracker
I'm a firecracker

 

 

Formula, Cola, Dollar Draft (Marah)

From: "Let‘s Cut the Crap and Hook up Later Tonight"
Posted  and transcribed by Bill

(E) There was a time when I did(B)n't talk
(C#m) Look away, or I'd shrug(A) it off
(G#m) Turn it out or (A)turn it off
(B)Or say something short and soft
(E)Out of school I took a (B) J-O-B
Makin' (C#m) buttons in a factory(A)
(G#m)Thinking what does life got (A)in for me?
(B)And I didn't (A)wan(E)na know(A) B-A-E-A B-A-E-A (Unsure about this sequence)

In a city full of double deals
My boss would yawn and roll back on his heels
Like anyone could cop a feel of lady luck
I was made with my brother Bill
Drinking Muskie Moons on top of Laurel Hill
It's funny now I'd cheek a poison pill to sober up
And no two-bit claim of I'm all right
Is gonna turn around and make it right
So I'm fishing in my pocket for a light
And I'm standin' on the corner on a Saturday night

I seen pigeons flap their filthy wings
To a freezing sunset in the west
Rain pissing down from their haunted perch
In the bells above St. Someone's church
The Sexton drinks and dreams in bed
One eye in a line of light
Startled by a ghost he screams his dead
Wife's name into the night
Which echoes down a cobbled hall
Bounces off a gray stone floor
Fired down a line of stairs
Where it's silenced by a door
Beyond which I am leaning, leaning
Watching cars and dreaming
As steam rose 'round my body
Like my soul up to the stars

I guess the devil's had his way with town
No what Willie is in the ground
And I guess the devil made me this
When he gave me no one I can't resist
I got the bill today
Wrote back I moved away
They called me up to say
They know that
I'm still here
So on the 5th day of the 5th month
At 5 o'clock in the dawn
I rolled myself in a T-O-P
And jumped out on Highway One
With a 400 engine hot as a cremation coffin
And a tailgate bangin' like an airplane wing
I was rollin' on the highway doing it my way
Whistling "Someday" and singing this song

 

 

Head On (Marah)

From: "Let's Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later Tonight"
Posted and transcribed by Bill


(C)What kind of end of the line dark horse
Runnin' me (G)down from behind
Saw me celebrating at the (F)finishing line
Put me in second (G) place?
Now I'm watchin' him on victory line
Lookin' at his eyes for the very first time
And something about 'im reminds me of mine
Beaten at my own game
Oooh now I can't go home
So I lap the vacant speedway at a pace of my own
The checkered flag's been folded and the fans have
All gone
Just me and my mistake
Well I'm a delicate dish sadly fallen victim
To the tablecloth trick
And out from underneath me the bottom went quick
I'll have another day
So gen 'em up you Dick Trickle!

 

 

It's Only Money Tyrone (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From Kids in Philly

G#m F# G#m

(G#m) Josephine cracked her (F#) eyes black and (G#m)bloody
(G#m)says gimme back back all that (F#) money (G#m) Tyrone
(G#m) he snapped her neck back (F#) he slapped (G#m) his lover
(G#m) put a bullet in her brain threw her (F#) body off the (G#m)bridge

G#m F# G#m
(second verse=same chords)

nuthin was found till the brown river flooded
driftin down down with a lifetime of things
stolen cars, cracked up handguns n' bodies
given back, back to the world up above

(E) even if you don't (F#) want it (B)
(G#m) even if you don't (F#) want it (B)
(E) even if you don't (F#) want it (B)
(G#m) baby some (F#) day it comes (B) back

(little bridge here is something like (E) (G#m) (E) (F#) but I'm not sure)

The river's muddy guts, backed up exploded
spillin out facts, fast and a lot
spillin' out the facts of the city's dirty secrets
like a city surfacin from out of the black
driftin' down, down went a lifetime of secrets
driftin' down, down went a lifetime of things
stolen cars, train tracks, haz mats n' bodies
given back back to the world up above

E F# B

(E) a bag of dead kittens and (F#) mufflers n' (B) engines
(G#m) n' army of rats and (F#) colt 45 (B)
(E) bottles and tires n' (F#) shipwrecks n' (B) trashcans
(G#m) a porcelain Jesus your old (F#) christmas (B)trees
(E) busted and rotten (F#) dismembered (B) forgotten
(G#m) borrowed or stolen (F#) purchased or (B) hot
(E) broke down n' useless (F#) rusting (B) disgusting
(G#m) an unwelcome comeback are you (F#) ready or (B) not not not

even if you don't want it...

 

 

Limb (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: "Let's Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later Tonight"


From Marah "Let's Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later Tonight"

(E)Yesterday I took a chance and wore my dancin' shoes(F#m) -Repeat throughout
Everybody said man it's not like him
This morning I woke up at five and dusted off my boots
Tomorrow I will go out on a limb
I climbed in the ring tonight with runnin' for my game
I didn't have a promise or a plan
I climbed in the ring tonight with nothing to my name
Then I threw a punch I never thought'd land
The devil in your dreams tonight or a rat snake in your bed?
A ten-gauge between your shoulder blades or are you already dead?
Yesterday I took a chance and wore my dancin' shoes
Tomorrow I will go out on a limb

 

 

My Heart Is The Bums On The Street (Marah)

From: "Kids in Philly"
Posted and transcribed by Bill

Bm, Em, A, D

Bm Em A D
my heart is the bums on the street w/ nuthin to eat n' their dirty hands cupped up
Bm Em A D
my heart is the squirrels in the park, late Sunday evening dodging the raindrops
Bm Em A D
my heart is a barrel on fire that blows burnin ashes at a telephone wire
Bm Em A D
my heart is the avenue wind, rattling street signs with it's delicate din

(chorus)
G A
what did i do, to cause ya to leave me
G A
girl if ya just knew what i'm goin through
G A
I lost my pride, my head hangs in sorrow
F# G A
Every inch of this city reminds me of you

My heart is a schoolyard so empty, vacant of smiles and void of all joy
my heart is the ghetto at midnight, teaming w/ beats that reverberate fear
my heart is a newspaper blowin', down the street when it's snowin' n' no one's around
my heart is a saxophone solo from a 3rd story window, just before dawn

(chorus)

My heart is the smell of the sewer, the taste of the lobster, the price of the wine
my heart is the rush of the traffic, the tug of the music, the scene of the crime
my heart is a crowd that keeps cheerin', the trains by the river, the points that we score
my heart is this wonderous city w/ it's love and it's life and it's one... slammin' door

 

 

Round Eye Blues (Marah)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

From: "Kids In Philly"

It's just E, C#m, A, and B throughout.

Last night I closed my eyes and watched the tracers fly,
thru the jungle trees
like fireflies on a windy night
pulled up and onward by the breeze
and I could still here the far-off, tin canny sound
of their machine guns come unwound
And I was shaking like Little Richard
And I was sweating like old James Brown

Over by my window sill the moon was still
on my cigarettes and wine
sometimes there's where I pray to Jesus
sometimes there's where I pray to die
but I could still sense the circling danger
of those invisible bastards of the piss-hot day
And I was shakin' with old Proud Mary
And I was sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

Chorus

Take the hits boys take the hits
don't smoke your Bible
and don't lose your wits
'cause the sky is filled with shrapnel
And your eyes are filled with tears
Hold your breath boys, hold your breath
finger your trigger and welcome death
'cause the choppers' filled with your gunshot friends
and your hearts are filled with fear

the fables tell of men who fell
with swords dangling from their chests
and the old guys down at the taproom swear
the Japs could kill you best
but late at night I could still hear the cries
of 3 black guys I seen take it in the face
I think about them sweet Motown girls they left behind
and the asssholes that took their place