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As Victims Would 

A Thousand Other Parts 

Closing Down My House 

Just Some Silence 

Just To Know What You've Been Dreaming 

Nothin' But Godzilla 

Philo Manitoba 

Sleep A While 

Your Bulldozer 

 

As Victims Would (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From Vultures Await

(G)If I told you (Bm)twice, I told you (Em)hundreds

That you were (Am)ok, but it was not (D)believed

(G)The sun it sets to(B)night to find you (Em)hopeless

And itís no sur(Am)prise to my (D)eyes, my (G)ey(Bm)es (Em) (Am) (D)

(G)And the neighbors hear some(Bm)how, and we werenít pre(Em)tending

To hold this (Am)in for just another (D)day

(G)Document as (Bm)best as victims (Em)would

But we are not (Am)victims

We are just separate (D)lights, (G)li(Bm)ghts, maybe you were (Em)ri(Am)iii(D)ght


Iíll tuck you in tonight, and whisper nothings

And a rusty joke, but your smile collapses

You said it to my eyes : we are not helpless

But do send help urgently, help

 

A Thousand Other Parts (Will Johnson)

from "Vultures Await"
Posted and transcribed by Kyle Kersten (TravelbySea)

A

Can you [A]spare us any company?
Can you [D]spare us any wine?
[E]Since you stopped your answering
[A]We stopped making time

The [A]complications do arise
and you [D]criticize my hands
[E]Show us to your sanctuary
and [A]sell us your demands

Cause your [A]splitting your new life
into a [D]thousand other parts
And [E]cluttering my pathway with a
[A]thousand broken hearts

[A]The apologies could be accepted
if [D]only there were time
The [E]connection winds up disconnected
and [A]we're all doing fine

A D E A 2X

So don't [A]save us any company
don't [D]save us any wine
The [E]desconstruction proved constructive
and [A]descent turns to a climb

[A]The apologies could be accepted
if [D]only there were time
The [E]connection winds up disconnected
and [A]we're all doing fine


A D E A 2X

 

Closing Down My House (Will Johnson)

Posted by Neil M and transcribed by Unknown
From Vultures Await


(A)I looked through every(E)thing, while you were (F#m)sleeping

And the vomit bri(D)gade, busts in our (A)house and about knocked me (E)out

(A)So I shuffled a(E)bout to eclipse all the (F#m)weeping

And so without a (D)doubt the pornography (A)stack just about knocked me (E)out



And itís (F#m)true, Iím watching what I (E)say

To (D)you, most each and every (A)day

And (D) if youíre calling off your (A)dogs, Iím checking myself (E)out



And I watched the morning bring a justification

Four channels of distraction and plenty of brain saturation

You were special surprised with my Frankenstein eyes

You were making your advances, and I was making some exceptions


And itís true, Iím watching what I say

To you, most each and every day

And if youíre calling off your cloud, Iím closing down my house

And itís true, Iím watching what I say

To you, most each and every day

And if youíre calling off your dogs, Iím calling off my dogs too.


Just Some Silence (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Kyle Kersten (TravelbySea)l

[C]The worst thing to [Am]do
was just accept [G]it
No [Dm]reservations
[G]Just some [Am]silence

[C]It was an evil routine[Am]
an old [G]exhaustion
So sleepyhea[Dm]ded
[G]Is the most of [Am]disaster

(Chorus)
And I [Dm]saw [Am]you [G]there
Just [Dm]twist[Am]ing your [G]hair
and I shuffled my [Am]papers
Gathered my [G]plastics
How do you prepa[Dm]re
for something so [G]tragic?

C Am G Dm G Am

[C]You were trapped in your [Am]car
in sickly [G]silence
you spoke your [Dm]volumes
[G]with fire [Am]glances

[C]There was a city of [Am]smoke
around your [G]forehead
the tortuous [Dm]signal
of evertyhing [G]to [Am]come

(Chorus)
And I [Dm]saw [Am]you [G]there
Just [Dm]twist[Am]ing your [G]hair
and I shuffled my [Am]papers
Gathered my [G]plastics
How do you prepa[Dm]re
for something so [G]drastic?

Verse chords 2x
Dm Am G
Dm Am G

 

Just To Know What You've Been Dreaming (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

From Vultures Await

(G)I would (Bm)walk 1,000 (Em)miles, (C )just to (Em)know what youíve been (Am)dreaming

(G)And I would (Bm)steal you a 1,000(Em)smiles, (C )just to (Em)know that youíve been (Am)laughing


(Bm)But when youíre not (C )around, (Bm)you know nothing makes a (C )sound

(C) So (Em) und (Am)

(C) So (Em) und (Am) (D)


I would tell a thousand tales, just to know what youíve been thinking

And I would swim the seven seas, just to crawl on your beaches


But when youíre not around, you know nothing makes a sound
And in the silence weíre all drowned
Drowned, drowned

solo

But when youíre not around, you know nothing makes a sound
And in the silence weíre all drowned
Drowned, drowned

 

Nothin' But Godzilla (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

from Vultures Await

(C )If we had nothing but this sunset, would you help me (Am)watch it?

(C )And if we had nothing but this table, would you help me (Am)set it?

(C )And if we had nothing but this suitcase, would you help me (Am)pack it?

(G)Cause most the time if it ainít shared, itís only half as (C )good

(G)And most the time if it ainít split, you donít like it like you (C )could


And if we hand nothing but this bloodhound, would you help me train it?

And if we had nothing but these congas, would you help me smash them?

And if we had nothing but Godzilla, would you help me fight him?

Cause most the time if it ainít shared, itís only half as good

And most the time if it ainít split, you donít like it like you could.

 

Philo Manitoba (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

From "Murder of Tides"

Capo on 1st fret
(G)Philo Manitoba just (D)sat outside today (G-C-G)
(G)Setting fire to his legs until he (D)burned himself away (G-C-G)
To the (C )confusion of the (G)crowd
He was (C )laughing right out (G)loud
Weíre (Em)not a(D)bout to know (C )
What (Em)prompted (D)such a (C )show?

Saw his sister at the aftermath and she did have to say
Drank a gasoline and phosphate at 4:00PM today
She tried to give him all her help
Until he soon transformed himself
Into a human bomb
A real, live human bomb
All the reporters and photographers came from far and wide
Only to find that they were speechless and, for once, their tongues were tied
I never heard a silence fall
Like when his mother got the call
At 4:08, today
Her son had gone away

 

Sleep A While (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Bill

From Vultures Await


(G)Sleep a while and (D)then I'll tell you ( C)if I know(Am)

(C )Which one of us is (Am)left to (G)blame

(G)There were points and re(D)ferences I (C )did not (A)know

Ar(C )guments I (Am)can't ex(G)plain


Am C G D over the
ďAhhhh ahhhhsĒ

You stated complications were at red alert

Wait it out for one more day

So the fog it comes and shadows up our goals

There was nothing left to say


Ahhhh ahhhh

The ocean couldn't hold the blackness of my soul

The sky it couldn't hold the stain

Something kinda tells me that it's no one's fault

Cut the loss and go our ways

Ahhhh ahhhh

 

Your Bulldozer (Will Johnson)

Posted and transcribed by Kyle Kersten (TravelbySea)l

from Vultures Await

When the [G]hold to call has [D]run you [Em]down
[C]Don't for[G]get your [D]frowns
And the [G]tyranny of [D]those whose [Em]fate
[C]meets your [G]icy [D]ground

The sun and [C]skies upon our [Em]judgement [Am]day
The intox[C]ication led the [G]dogs to [D]stray
And the denizens [C]left upon [Em]our [Am]advice
Not to think [C]twice
Not to think [D]twice

With trust comes freedoms precious prize
at least that was our decree
In the throes of false and muted cries
For all our friends to see

The sun and [C]skies upon our [Em]judgement [Am]day
The intox[C]ication led the [G]dogs to [D]stray
And the denizens [C]left upon [Em]our [Am]advice
Not to think [C]twice
Think [D]twice

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


The sun and [C]skies upon our [Em]judgement [Am]day
The intox[C]ication led the [G]dogs to [D]stray
And the denizens [C]left upon [Em]our [Am]advice
Not to look [C]twice
Look [D]twice
[G]