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A Song To Pass The Time Chords

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E   - 022100
F#m - XX4222
G#m - xx6444
A   - X02220
B   - X24432

Start with fingerpicking E

          E                        F#m
There is a middle-aged woman, she's dragging her feet
           G#m                     F#m
She carries baskets of clothes to a laundromat
         E                     F#m
While the Mexican children kick rocks into the street
        G#m                         F#m
And they laugh in a language I don't understand
          A                     E
But I love them... why do I love them?

      E                         F#m
So the neighborhood's dimming, I smoke on the porch
         G#m                            F#m
Watch the people as they pass enclosed inside their cars
            E                   F#m
And on their faces just anger or disappointment
       G#m                                 F#m
I start wishing there was something I could offer them
 A                                 E
A consolation... what could I offer them?

            E                            F#m
And they are sad in their suburbs, robots water the lawn
   G#m                               F#m
And everything they touch gets dusted spotless
           E                                    F#m
And so they start to believe they've not touched anything at all
       G#m                       F#m
And the cars in the driveway only multiply

        E                                     F#m
They are lost in their houses, I've heard them sing in the shower
      G#m                             F#m
Making speeches to their sister on the telephone
               E                                  F#m
Saying you come home, you come here, don't stay so far away from me
    G#m                              F#m
This weather has me wanting love more tangible
               A                    E
Something I can hold... it's getting cold

     F#m         E          Bm            A
I say hold up our fists to a flame in the sky
  F#m           E                 Bm           A
To block out the light that's reaching for our eyes
                            E        A             E       
'Cause it... 'cause it would blind us, yeah it will blind us

         E                        F#m
Well I've locked my actions in the grooves of routine
        G#m                   F#m
So I may never be free of this apathy
     E                        F#m
But I wait for a letter that's coming to me
            G#m                         F#m
She sends me pictures of the ocean in an envelope

So there still is hope, yes, I can be healed
There is someone looking for what I've concealed
In my secret drawer, in my pockets deep
You will find the reasons that I can't sleep
                       A                             E     
And you will still want me... but will you still want me?
A                   E
Will you still want me?

           F#m          E             Bm           A
Well, I say come for the week, you can sleep in my bed
   F#m             E           Bm                A
And pass through my life like a dream through my head
                     E    A             E
It will... it will be easy, I'll make it easy

         E                        F#m
But all I have for the moment is a song to pass the time
 G#m                    F#m
A melody to keep me from worrying
    E                             F#m
Some simple progression to keep my fingers busy
   G#m                         F#m
And words that are sure to come back to me
                   A                          E
And they'll be laughing... and they'll be laughing
A          E
My mediocrity
A          E
My mediocrity

A E A E...
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brandnew1411 wrote on August 20 2007, 12:24 am

I think it's 022100 x4222 x6444 x4222
instead of 02210 xx422 xx644 xx422

idk though

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T-O wrote on June 27 2008, 09:28 pm

sometimes he adds the 9th or the 6th.

022103 x4225 etc.

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T-O wrote on June 27 2008, 09:36 pm

also.. not quite sure but I think it sometimes sounds more like

x4322 and x6544

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