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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: gt6234b@prism.gatech.edu (Joshua Bardwell)

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                             Crash Test Dummies
                         God Shuffled His Feet Album
                         ---------------------------

Contents:

  God Shuffled His Feet
  Afternoons and Coffespoons
  Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  In the Days of the Caveman
  Swimming In Your Ocean
  Here I Stand Before Me
  I Think I'll Disappear Now
  How Does a Duck Know
  When I Go Out With Artists
  The Psychic
  Two Knights and Maidens


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                            God Shuffled His Feet
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             D                   Bm
             After seven         days, he was
         The people sipped their wine, and what with
  So he said once there was a    boy, who
         The people sat wait     ing out on their

             G                         D    A
             Quite tired, so           God  said
             God there, they asked him ques tions, like
             woke up with              blue hair.  To
             blankets in the           gar  den.  But

             D              Bm
             Let there      be a day just for
             Do you have to eat, or get your
             him it was a   joy, until he
             God said noth  ing.  So someone

             G                   Bm       G
             Picnics, with       wine and bread
             hair cut in         hea      ven
             ran out into the    warm     air
             asked him, beg your par      don

          A                        D                     G
             Gathered up some      people he had         made
             And if your eye got   poked out in this     life,
             He thought of how his friends would come to see
             I'm not quite clear a bout what you just    spoke

          Em                                D                    G
             Created blankets and           laid back in the     shade
             would it be waiting up in      heaven with your     wife
             and would they laugh or had he got some strange dis ease
             Was that a parable or a        very subtle          joke

  [Chorus]

      A                E                  A
      God shuffled his feet and glanced a round at them
   D      A                    E                        A           D  G
      The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

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                          Afternoons and Coffespoons
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 [Intro - 4/4 time, all chords 1/2 measure each]

    F F F Bb F F F Bb C C C C

 [Verses]

    F               C               F          Bb        C
    What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy
    Times when the  day is like a   play by    Sartre
    Maybe if        I could do a    play by    playback

 F                        C                  F       Bb        C
    There's a breeze that makes my breathing not so  easy
    When it seems a       book burning's in  perfect order
    I could change the    test results that  I will  get back

 Ab                  Db                     Eb
    I've had my      lungs checked out with X rays
    I gave the       doctor my de           scription
    I've watched the summer evenings        pass by

 Ab                  Db           Eb             Fm    Db
    I've smelled the hospital     hallways
    I've tried to    stick to my  presciptions
    I've heard the   rattle in my bronchi

  [Chorus]

    F       Bb
    Someday I'll have
 F                      C
    a disappearing hair line
    F       Bb
    Someday I'll wear
 F                     C
    pajamas in the day time

  [Extended Chorus (play 2nd and 3d time through)]

 Bb         F
    Oh .... oh .... oh
    C     F
    After noons will be
    Bb            Dm
    measured out, measured out, and
    Bb
    measured with
 C        F                Bb
    coffe spoons, and T.S. Eliot

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                               Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
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 [Intro - 4/4 time, all chords 1/2 measure each]

   Gm7 Dm7 Gm7 Dm7 Ab Bb Ab Bb

 [Verses]

    Cm   Bb             Eb
    Once there was this kid who
    Once there was this girl who
    Once there was this boy whose

    Ab               Eb              Bb               Eb
    got into an      accident and    couldn't come to school, but
    wouldn't go and  change with the girls in the     change room.  And
    parents made him come directly   home right after school.  And

    Ab                Bb
    when he finally   came back
    when they finally made her
    when they went to their church

    Bb   Eb    Ab              Eb                Bb
    his  hair  had turned from black into bright white.  He
    they saw   birthmarks all  over her          body.  She
    they shook and lurched all over the church   floor.  He

    B                 Eb                B
    said that it was  from when the     cars had smashed
    couldn't quite ex plain it.  They'd always just
    couldn't quite ex plain it.  They'd always just

    Bb   Ab
    so   hard.   [To Chorus]
    been there.  [To Chorus, then to Bridge]
    gone there.  [To Chorus, then fade]


  [Chorus]

    Gm7     Dm7       Gm7     Dm7       Ab   Bb
    Mmm mmm mmm mmm.  Mmm mmm mmm mmm.
    Gm7     Dm7       Gm7     Dm7       Ab   Bb
    Mmm mmm mmm mmm.  Mmm mmm mmm mmm.

  [Bridge]

    Fm                Eb       Bb
    But both girl and boy were glad
    Fm                  Eb         Bb     Ab
    that one kid had it worse than that       'Cause ...

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                         In the Days of the Caveman
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 [Intro]

      G#m
      When you go on camping trips,
      F#                        B        G#m   B
      You're stuck right out in nature.
  E                F#
      Foraging the forests like a primate.
  E                   F#                           G#m   B
      Using sharpened tools instead of hot plates


 [Verses]

        E
   Your thumb and forefinger
        Sometimes when I lie awake,
        when I finally get to sleep,

        F#                            B             G#m   B
        supposed to show you're not a wild beast.
        I hear the rainfall on my     tent fly.
        I dream in Techni             color.

        E                  F#
        You can hear their noises at night time
        I think of all the insects that are sleeping,
        I see creatures    come back from the Ice Age

        E                  F#                        G#m   B
        They don't have to keep a certain bed time.
        and wonder if the  animals are dreaming.
        alive and being    fed inside a zoo cage.

 [Chorus]

   F#         G#m          E
   See in the shapes of my body
   F#       G#m            E                  F#
   leftover parts from the apes and monkeys

 [Extended Chorus (play 2nd and 3d time through)]

   C                  D
   In the days of the caveman,
       G             Em
   and mammoths, and glaciers.
   C                        D
   Bugs and trees were your food then
   G              Em         C   G
   no pajamas, or doctors.

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                           Swimming in Your Ocean
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   [Intro - 4/4 time, 1 measure per chord]

     F F C Am F C

   [Verses]

     G        C                  Am
     When I'm sampling from your bosom
     When I   kneel before your bounty
     When you let me taste your fingers

     G                C
     sometimes        I suffer from distractions like
     sometimes        I wonder if there could be really
     I take them like fruit and as I linger, I

     Fmaj7        Am                      C
     Why does God cause things like torna does and train wrecks.
     U F O's      that come from other    planets.
     wonder if     my seed will find pur  chase in your soil.

   [Chorus]

     F
     When I'm swimming in, when I'm swimming in your ocean,
     C                        Am
     floating aloft on creams and scented lotion, well
     F                              C
     I can get pretty sidetracked.  I hope you understand.

   [Postchorus Instrumental]

     Am F G Dm7 G Dm7 Bb Bb

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                           Here I Stand Before Me
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 [Intro (simple, ain't it?)]

   Esus4

 [Verses]

   A                                                     E
   My doctor told me that it was time for me to have my  X ray.
   Well, take my fingers, what to fingers really mean to me?
   [Instrumental 3d verse]

   F#m                         A       Esus4
   Of course, I had many night mares   about the fatal day.
   Oh, you can easily look     them up in the dictionary.
   [Instrumental 3d verse]

   A                                                            E
   The room was dark and my skeleton was floating on the        wall.
   They call them digits or techically they're known as the pha langes.
   [Instrumental 3d verse]

   D             G                A
   My voice      trembles down in side me.
   My joints con nected up in     side me,
   My, my the    future lay be    fore me.

   D           G              A       G  D
   I'm trapped way down in my body.
   way down    deep inside my body.
   Hey hey,    deep inside my body.


 [Chorus]

   G        A                  D
   I, I, I, oh here I stand be fore me, but
   A                  D
   something's out of place here.
   G                A               D
   My mind's eye is missing from my body.
   G                        A                         D
   Well, I know it's there, but I can't see where.

 [First time through, play G and goto second verse.  Second time through,
  play Bm -> B and then this bridge]

   E                          A               B
   My bones shine brightly, a map of my whole body.
   E                    A             B
   My vital organs just churn away in side me.  Some-
   E   B                                  E
   day they're going to stop this motion, and I'll be left with

 [Then play B, D and goto the instrumental third verse.]

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                          I Think I'll Disappear Now
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  [Intro - 4/4 time, 4 distinct beats per chord except for [Csus4-C]
   and [Dm-C], which are each 4 beats total]

    Bb C F Csus4 Bb [Csus4-C] F Bb F [Dm-C]


  [Vocal Intro]

    F            Bb                      F         Dm
    Running into you like this without a warning
    C       Bb                     C            F
    is like catching a sniff of te quila in the morning.
    Dm                 Bb
    But I'll try, I'll try to keep my food down.
    F                               Dm
    That's quite an aftertaste that you've left now that
    Gm           C       Bb  Csus4  C
    you're not a round.

 [Verses]

    F                          Bb                 F           Dm  Csus4
    You can just pretend we're not in the         same room.
    I'll buy a fast car and    drive it fast      from here.
    Well, you can bet that     I'll forget how it was then,

    Bb                        C            F
    Well alright I'll just    mosey to the bathroom.
    There's a beach I haven't seen since   last year.
    all the drives to your    farm for the weekend.

    Dm                   Bb
    You flew by like a   summer vacation
    It's far, but I like night drives
    But I've seen the    swimsuit magazines

    F                    Dm                Gm     C
    and you left me with TV movies and a   messy  kitchen
    it just makes it     nicer when I      do ar  rive.
    and I've smelled te  quila first thing in the morning.

 [Chorus]

    Bb      C          F
    I think I'll disap pear now, slip out sideways.
    Bb         C             Am             Dm
    Just for a while, but un til then, I'll stay in and sleep late.  Ex -
    Bb
    cuse me.

 [Extended Chorus (play 2nd and 3d times through)]

    Csus   C  Gm                  C
              Aren't you going to miss me?
    Gm                  F            Dm       Bm          F   B
    Aren't you going to even say one thing to me anymore.

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                            How Does a Duck Know
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   F
   How does a duck know
   C              F            Bb
   what direction south is?
   F                         C                          F    Bb
   And how to tell his wife  from all the other ducks?

   D                            A
   You can cut a chicken's head off
   D                   E           D               A
   but it will keep on running and twitching.

   D                     E
   When everything seems planned out
   D                     E
   when everything seems nicely planned out
   D                   A                                E
   well the human race will come and smack your face

   F
   How come all my body parts
   C                F          Bb
   so nicely fit to gether?
   F                         C                  F     Bb
   All my organs doing their jobs, no help from me.

   D                           A
 A person pulls a spider's leg out
   D                   E          D                 A
   to watch it keep on moving and twitching.

   D                     E
   When everything seems planned out
   D                     E
   when everything seems nicely planned out
   D                   A                                E
   well the human race will come and smack your face

   Bbmaj7
   Satan
   C           F
   lives here
                       A               Bb  E
   on grain and earth, rain and air.

   D                          A
   You can put me in and iron lung
   D                  E             D               A
   and I will keep on breathing and twitching.

   D                     E
   When everything seems planned out
   D                     E
   when everything seems nicely planned out
   D                   A                                E
   well the human race will come and smack your face
   D                  A                          E   D
   You might be dead, but you keep your head.

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                         When I Go Out With Artists
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  [Intro - 4/4 time, each chord is 1/2 measure]

    D D A E D A E D D E E

  [Verses]

         Bm            E
    When I go out with artists,
      If I were David  Byrne,

         F#m
         they talk about the language and the
         I'd go to galleries and

         D               A
         cubists and the dadaists and I
         not be too con  cerned.  Well, I would

         Bm                 E
         try to catch their meanings
         have a cup of      coffee

         D                   E                 A
         and keep up with    all of their mar  tinis.
         and I'd find my sur roundings quite a musing.  And

         E                   A                      D           F#m  E
         I don't know which  should be my favorite  paintings.
         people would ask me which were my favorite paintings.


  [Chorus - Second time through, goto Bridge]

         D
         If I could see, if I could see, if I could
         A                                     F#m
         see all the symbols, unlock what they mean,
         D
         Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I
         A
         could meet the artists and get to know them
         F#m      C   E  A  E
         personal ly --

  [Bridge - Play after second Chorus, and then goto Instrumental Bridge]

         C#m         A               B
         What if the artists ran the TV?
         E                        A              B
         All the ads would be for fine scotch or whiskey
         C#m          B
         Glenfiddich, Glenlivet,
         A                     E       A
         the whole single malt family --


  [Instrumental Bridge - 4/4 time, each chord equals 1/2 measure]

    D D D D A A A F#m
    D D D D A A (NC) (NC)
    C C E E B B E

  [Close - Play after Instrumental Bridge]

          C#m            F#
      The artists of the future
          G#m
          will make up new things and
          E               B
          different nomen clatures.  And they'll
          C#m                 F#
          stand amongst their pictures
          E
          and they'll sing and
          F#                   B
          laugh and quote from scriptures.  And
          F#
          when they go home,
          B                          E           G#m  F#
          They'll dream of brilliant paintings.

          E
          If I could see, if I could see, if I could
          B                                     G#m
          see all the symbols, unlock what they mean,
          E
          maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I
          B                                           G#m
          could meet the artists and get to know them personally.
          E
          If I could see, if I could see, if I could
          B                                     G#m
          see all the symbols, unlock what they mean,
          E
          maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I
          B
          could meet the artists and
                                    D  F#m  B G#m D E B
          get to know them personal ly --

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                                The Psychic
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  [Intro - 4/4 time, all chords represent 1/2 measure]

    D D G G D D A A C F
    A A D G G G D D D D

  [Verses]

    G             A     D
    She knows the fu    ture
    She said her  vis   ions
    What does she think when

    A                     D
    like the palm of your hand.
    were a bane in her    life.
    she foretells a dis   ease?

    G                   C    D
    She knows your      past like the
    She could not con   trol them, they
    Would she keep it a se   cret if

    Gsus2          D
    lay of the     land.  The
    kept her up    nights.  I
    death stood be fore me

    A                D
    first time she   met me
    know what you're thinking
    What could some  cards hold

    G             D
    she saw right through me, some
    haven't been  drinking.
    Where is her  foothold?

    G                               A
    cards and a cane in her         hand.    [To Chorus]
    She knew things that cut like a knife.   [To Bridge]
    Can I escape what she           sees?    [To Ending]

  [Chorus]

    A
    And she said,
    D                       G
    All the years that have come to pass and
    D                        A
    all the years that shall be
    C F   A             D    Gsus2
    I see here right be fore me.

  [Bridge]

    D Gmaj7 Dadd2 G D

    A             Bm
    Will there be earthquakes and
    Em7         A
    great tidal waves?
    G           D           G        A
    Can she see back to the dinosaur days?  How
    D            G           D            G
    can she fore see just by squinting at me?  And
    Em7            Bm           Am     A    G  A  D  G  D
    can she see me naked in her mind's eye

  [Ending]

    A
    And she said,
    D                       G
    All the years that have come to pass and
    D                        A
    all the years that shall be
    C F   A             D    Gsus2
    I see here right be fore me.
    C F   A           D    G  D
    I see here before me.

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                          Two Knights and Maidens
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 [Editor's note -- this song has some screwy chords ... good luck playing
  it -- I figured it out by myself ... uh yeah, that's the ticket!  :) ]

 [Chord definitions:

   Aadd2      x 0 2 4 2 0
   Badd4      x 2 4 4 4 0
   F#m(add4)  x 4 4 2 0 0
   C#m        x 4 6 6 5 4
   Esus4      0 2 2 2 0 0
   F#m7       x 4 2 2 2 2


 [Intro - 6/8 time, each chord is 1 measure]

    Aadd2 E Badd4

 [Vocal Intro - 6/8 time]

   F#m7(add4)      D   E           Aadd2     Em
   Once there were two knights and maidens.
   C#m            B
   They'd walk to gether
   C          D   G
   out in the gar dens
   E      A                    E   Esus4  E
   in all kinds of weather.


 [Verses - 6/8 time]

       F#m7             D              E         Em
   The knights always   pestered the   maidens
   The knights took the potions        gladly
   The knights only     laughed at the tigers

       C#m                B
    to love them to      gether
  They laughed at their  visions
  they thought they were visions

       C               D   G        E          A                       E
       out in the      gar dens and they could watch each other
       but outside the gar den      tigers     smelled them together.
       Out in the      gar den the  maidens    watched them together.

       A                       E
       watch each other              [To Chorus]
       smelled them together.        [To Chorus]
       watched them together.        [To Ending]

  [Chorus]

       F    G       C                       F         Am
   The maid ens had other plans for the two knights
       Bb               C
       they'd give them potions
       F                 Bb
       and make them see dreams and lights.

  [Ending]

       Am7  G
       Ah ---
       C               F         Am
       but for the two knights.
       Bb         C       F
       Ah but for maidens who gave to them
       Bb                    F    Bb
       dreams and lights.
--
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Joshua Bardwell                    | "May be going to hell in a bucket, baby
Internet: gt6234b@prism.gatech.edu |  But at least I'm enjoying the ride!"
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theGleep wrote on June 24 2011, 02:49 pm

"How Does A Duck Know" is missing a couple of lines from the final verse...

"How come I can smoke and smoke and smoke
curse every butt I spit out
All night long I grind my teeth and wake up when I cough?"

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