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Death of an Heir of Sorrows 

I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You 

Inside The Golden Days Of Missing You 

Punks In The Beerlight 

Sleeping Is The Only Love

 

Death of an Heir of Sorrows (Silver Jews)

From: "Bright Flight" (2001 Drag City)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd


(G)I wish I lived in the (D)power and the light
(G)I wish it wasn't (C)saturday night,
cos I (G)can't raise hell
No I (D)can't raise hell for(C)two (G)

(G)I wish I had a (D)thousand bucks
(G)I wish I was the (C)royal trux
but (G)mostly I wish, I(D) wish
I was with (C)you (G)

(C)When I was sumond to the (G)phone
(D)I knew in my bones that you had
died (G)alone. (C)We've never been promised
there would be a to(G)morrow, (D)so let's just
call it a death of an heir of (C)sorrows
a death of an heir of (G)sorrows

(G)I've not avoided (D)certantys, (G)it's
always just (C)eluded me, I (G)wish I
knew, I (D)wish I knew for (C)true (G)

(G)I wish I had a (D)Rhinestone suit
(G)I wish I had a (C)new pair of boots
But (G)mostly I wish, I (D)wish
I was with (G)you

(C)We'd never been promised
there would be a to(G)morrow, (D)so let's just
call it a death of an heir of (C)sorrows
a death of an heir of (G)sorrows

 

I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You (Silver Jews)

From: "Tanglewood Numbers" (2005 Drag City)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd


(D)Baby won't you take this magnet, maybe put my (G)picture back on the (D)fridge
I must have been crazy to let you (G)get away like you (A)did.
(D)and like a brown bird nesting in a Texaco (G)sign i've got a point of (Em)view.
And the (D)kicker is that I'm getting back into (G)getting back into(D) you

(D)I guess over time we became duck's (G)I never seem to (D)see you much
then the world turned, time got away and we (G)fell out of (A)touch.
(D)I've been working at the airport bar it's like (G)christmas in a (Em)submarine
(D)wings and brandy on a winters night, I (G)guess you wouldn't call it a (D)scene.

Solo over the same chords.

(D)Now my ex-wife's livin' in the suburbs with her (G)guru and her (D)mom'
now she find's her consolation in the (G)stardust of a (A)bong.
(D)You can call it a spinoff, say it's a (G)knockoff title it (Em)part two
(D)But I'm getting back into getting back into (G)getting back into (D)you.
(D)But I'm getting back into getting back into (G)getting back into (D)you.

 

 

Inside The Golden Days Of Missing You (Silver Jews)

From: "The Natural Bridge" (1996 Drag Cityt)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd



(G)Inside the Golden (A)Days of Missing (D)You
with the (G)people of Cleveland
who've (A)suffered for so many (D)years
The (G)shattered glass (A)cussed
and when it (D)broke it spoke to (G)us
It said (Em)"Hey", it said "I (A)know you", "what's your (G)name?" "what's your name?" "mmm" "mmm" "mmm" (A)

(G)Well I wish they didn't set (A)mirrors behind the (D)bar
cause I (G)can't stand to look at my (A)face
when I don't know (D)where you are
Then the (G)feeling fades (A)away
but you (D)sort of wish it would of (G)stayed
in(Em)side the (A)golden days of missing you

(G)What if life is (A)just some hard (D)equation?
on a (G)chalkboard in a (A)science class for (D)ghosts
And (G)you can live (A)again
but you'll (D)have to die twice in the (G)end
in the (Em)end, in the (A)end oh yeah. We'll meet (G)again, we'll meet again. "mmm" "mmm" (A) "mmm"

 

 

Punks In The Beerlight (Silver Jews)

From: "Tanglewood Numbers" (2005 Drag City)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd


Just the basic chord changes....

Intro: (C) - (G) - (Am) X2

(C)Where's the paper(G)bag that holds the(Am) liquour?
(C)just in case I (G)feel the need to(Am) puke.
(C)If we'd know what it (G) takes to get (Am) here
(C)would we have chosen (G) to, would we have chosen (Am) to


(I think David plays a G/d in the second verse, but I'm not sure.)

(C)So you wanna build an (G) altar on a summer (Am) night
(C)Wanna smoke the (G) gell of a fentanyl (Am) patch
A(C)in't ya heard the (G) news? (Am)Adam and Eve were Jews
And(C) I've always (G) loved you to the (Am) max

(Am)I love you to the max
(Am)I love you to the max
(Am)I love you to the max


If it get's (F)really, really bad
If it ever gets (C)really, really bad
And (Dm)let's not kid ourselfs
It get's (F)really, really (Am)bad

Solo

(G)Punks in the beerlight - burnouts in (Am)love
(G)Punks in the beerlight - Toulouse-Lau(Am)trec
(G)Punks in the beerlight - two burnouts in(Am) love
And I(C) allways (G)loved you to the(Am) max
(Am)I love you to the max
(Am)I love you to the max
(Am)I love you to the max

 

 

Sleeping Is The Only Love (Silver Jews)

From: "Tanglewood Numbers" (2005 Drag City)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd


(G)I heard they were taming the (Em)shrew
and I (C)heard the shrew was (G)you
you might as well say "fuck me" cause
I'm (Em)gonna keep on, (C)keep on loving (G)you

(G)I'd crawl over fifty (Em)yards of broken (C)glass
just to hold on your (G)hand, (Em)sleeping
is the only (C)love, sleeping is the only (G)love (Em) (G) (Em) (G)

(G)I had this friend his name was (Em)Marc with a C, his
(C)sister was like the heat comin' off the back(G)
of an old tv.

(G)Their folks were slain in their (Em)red boiling springs room
it was the (C)worst of the lord, some of the (G)worst of the lord

Solo over (G) - (Em) - (C) - (G)

(G)Later I come to (Em)find, life is (C)sweeter than jewish (G)wine
give a box of candy or a (Em)foot massage,
some (C)people don't take the (G)time

(G)I'd crawl over fifty (Em)yards of burning (C)coals just
to make it with (G)you,(Em)sleeping
is the only (C)love, sleeping is the only (G)love