Archive for December, 2008

Soso – The First of a Thousand Goodbyes (Guitar Chords/Tab)

Soso - the Birthday Songs

Photo Credit: Clothes Horse Records.

The Chords

soso – the first of a thousand goodbyes

Em Bm Am

I guess I thought his clothes and personal possessions 
would somehow make me feel his presence.
But his mittens with mismatching thumbs are 
dumb without his hands to animate them.

I guess in the same way i thought that if i lay myself down in this field something would be revealed
if i listen hard, i listen hard

Things are rarely as i expect
Echoing Hallmark card sentiments like
“Please accept our deepest sympathies”
and quotings with great regret

A lifetime of generating assets can be a real pain in the ass
Shifting through old boxes of shit in the garage
And when old people die there are no casserole and pies at the end of the rainbow
Just a lot of grown ups with wet eyes

Red faces and neck ties from ten years ago
On the last happy or sad occasion
And don' forget to get the good shirt laundered

I've squandered all my thoughtful words in the first third of my life
And i said i wasn't going to write anymore songs like this
I don't want to write anymore songs like this

I, I know
I know this the first of a thousand goodbyes
I, I know
I know this is the first of ten thousand goodbyes

The Song

Download an mp3 from Clothes Horse Records.

Rent – You’ll See (Guitar Tab/Chords)

Poster for the Musical Rent

Photo Credit: Rugged Elegance.

The Intro

The intro part should be involve some sort of pick pattern to sound like the record. The notes in parenthesis (G# and Bb) are just individual notes to be played on the bass strings.

The Chords

Rent
You'll See (from the movie soundtrack)

C C/b Am (G#) (Bb)

ROGER
What Happened to Benny?
What Happened to his Heart
And the Ideals he Once Pursued?

BENNY
And the Owner of that lot Next Door
Has the Right to do with it as he Pleases

ROGER
Happy Birthday, Jesus

G

BENNY (spoken)
The Rent

MARK
You're wasting your time

ROGER (spoken)
We're broke

F

MARK
And you Broke your Word-This is Absurd

G

BENNY
There is One Way you Won't Have to Pay

F

ROGER
I Knew It

G

BENNY
Next Door
The Home of CyberArts
You see

F
And now that the Block is Rezoned
G
Our Dream can Become
F
A Reality

C                F
You'll See Boys
C                F
You'll See Boys

VERSE

(spoken)
A State of the Art
Digital
Virtual
Interactive Studio
I'll Forego your Rent

And on Paper Guarantee
That you can Stay here for Free

If You'll Do Me One Small Favor

MARK (spoken)
What?

BENNY (spoken)
Convince Maureen
To Cancel her Protest

MARK (spoken)
Why not get an Injunction
Or Call the Cops?

BENNY
(spoken)
I did, and They're on Stand By

G

But my Investors Would Rather
F
I Handle this Quietly

ROGER (spoken)
You can't Quietly Wipe Out
An Entire Tent City
Then Watch "It's Wonderful Life"
On T.V.

BENNY
You Wanna Produce Films
And Write Songs

You Need Somewhere to Do It
It's What we Used to Dream About
Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It

C         F
You'll See Boys
You'll See Boys

Eb                        C
You'll See the Beauty of a Studio
Eb              
That Let's Us Do Our Work
         C
And Get Paid
Eb
With Condos on the Top
C
Who's Rent Keeps Open our Shop
Eb
Just Stop the Protest
                   D
And You'll Have It Made
        C
You'll See

Or You'll Pack

The Song