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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 23:56:16 -0700
From: Smiffs 


Here's the tab, lyrics and chords for Grant Lee Buffalo's album Mighty=20
Joe Moon as I and others have figured out to the best of our collective=20
ability!



Mighty Joe Moon - Grant Lee Buffalo

Mighty Joe Moon - Chords and Lyrics
Words and music: Grant Lee Phillips


**Grant seems to have changed his vocal style slightly since Fuzzy and=20
this makes it difficult to decipher some of his lyrics (particularly when=
=20
they=92re not provided in the sleeve). So, I apologize if and when my=20
interpretations are incorrect - I=92ll do my best.  He didn=92t develop a=
=20
speech impediment, did he?! Any suggestion are more than welcome. Oh, and=
=20
Grant, if you=92re out there, please, please, please give us a hand!**

Tune guitar down half a step for entire album (Eflat, Aflat, Dflat,=20
Gflat, Bflat, Eflat).

Lone Star Song                       =20

Intro & Verse riff:

E[-----------7------------------------------7------------------------]
B[-------7--------10--7------7------7--------10--7--------------]
G[-9b----------------------------9b---------------------9b---7---]
D[--------------------------------------------------------------------]
A[--------------------------------------------------------------------]
E[ -------------------------------------------------------------------]


            Bm
 There's a bullet in the heart tonight
               E            D
 In the heart of Texas
       Bm
??????????????????
                 E         D
 We are rolling home
       Bm
 They shot the angel in mid flight
                          E            D
 And now she won't protect us
     Bm
 They shot it to the friendly mass
                E                 D=20
 We are westward, ho
 =20
 A                                D
Hurray the holy war is ending
                     Bm			A
 Like in the films of Hollywood
                                        D
And the angels are descending
             Bm                    F#m                      D
 Like Koresh said they would before too long
   F#m               B
 Sing our lone star song


They had him nailed up to a T
With a T for Texas
His disciples with artillery
They held the fort inside
And by the time the story broke
Down in Dealy Plaza
We already caught the smoke
Read the TV guide

Pray the holy war is ending
Like the films of Hollywood
And the choppers are descending
Like Marina said they would before too long
Sing our lone star song
          D
Lone star song

          A                           D
In the south, words they can't help
          Bm                           D
 But escape my mouth ????????
                    A                   Bm
 Down the house, day upon day
                G                     E
 Day upon day, day upon day


Hurray the holy war is ending
Like in the films of Hollywood
And the trumpet's blast is blending
With the crack of burning wood before too long
Sing our lone Star song
            D
 Lone star song

 Lone star=20


Outro: Bm  E   D

**Credit is due to Shane Shepard, David Kipp and the Mulchman for helping=
=20
to figure out the lyrics.**


Mockingbirds

A       G                      D
Devastation at last, finally we meet
A        G                            D
After all of these years out here in the street
A            G                          D
I had a feeling you would make yourself known
A                 G                                    D
You came along just to claim your place on the throne
                                 Bm                  D
Now I have been overthrown, overthrown

A             G                   F#
And I thought If I toed the right lines
                                 A     G      F#
But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

Devastation my door was left open wide
You brought me into your heart then you swallowed my pride
I had a feeling you were hiding your thoughts
I made a note to myself, I nearly forgot
Now I am overwrought, I'm overwrought

And I thought If I toed the right lines
But these mockingbirds won't let me shine
And I thought If I toed the right lines
But these mockingbirds won't let me shine

E                        A
One day this ground will break =20
         E                A	              F#      B
and open up for me I hope it will,      I hope it will=20

Solo:   E    D    A


E[------------------------------------------------------]
B[---9--12--9s7--7--7--9--7--5-------5---------]
G[--------------------------------------6--------------]


E           D		A    =20
Salutations at last, I'm down on my knees
E	    D 		       A=09
I heard the bugle this morn blast Revilie
E	             D		         A
Woke from a dream where I was in a terrible realm
E	D			A
All my sails were ablaze, I was chained to the helm
	             F#		A
Now I am overwhelmed, I'm overwhelmed

E                         D             C#  	          A     =20
And I thought if I toed the right lines
          E		     D  	                     C#=20
But these mockingbirds won't let me shine
A             G                   F#
And I thought If I told the right lines
                                 A     G      F#
But these mockingbirds won't let me shine


Outro solo:

E[---9--12--9s7--7--7--9--7--5-------5---------]
B[---------------------------------------7-------------]


**Thanks to David Kipp for help with a couple of the lyrics**



It=92s The Life

This figure is played throughout the entire song:

       D
E[--------------2-----------2-------------------2----------2-----------]B=
[----------3------3-----------------------3-------3--------------------]G=
[------2--------------2---------------0---------------0---------------]D[=
---0------------------------------0------------------------------------]


If the life you have created
Has buried you in luxuries outdated
And you ask: "What is the purpose?"
Too weak to claw your way up to the surface
You resent all of your trophies
They belittle human spirit like a time piece
That is ticking in your breast pocket
And so you long to reach in and stop it
Then your heart, it will be broken
And every sour word that you have spoken
About everybody else
Will return to act upon yourself

If the life you have created=20
Is founded on jealousy and hatred
It=92s too late to ask questions
For you=92re much too old to take any suggestions

It=92s the life you have created
It=92s the life you have created
It=92s the life
It is the life
It is the life
It is the life


Sing Along

**Of all the tracks on Mighty Joe Moon, this is the one I really struggle=
=20
to figure out the lyrics to. These are more than likely way off line so=20
please bear with me.**

Intro:

F#m    D

The little lead riff over the D chord is:

E[----13--13--13--13--13--13----12--12--12--12--12--12-----]
B[----13--13--13--13--13--13----12--12--12--12--12--12-----]

F#m      D
Hallelujah, the wheel
     F#m		      D
A hound=92s life is for me
F#m		         D
Everything but the kitchen sink
      F#m		    D
He built it just for me
F#m      D
Hallelujah, you=92re the fan
         F#m                 D
That lead me to the ???
F#m	         D
I built you a river=20
             F#m			  D
But I=92m still not through with this ark

A	       G		F#m
Man built a furnace
	D        E
A Mercedez Benz
A	            G          F#m	      D	    E
Man built the cities of Kansas and Berlin
A	       G		F#m
Man slew the bisons
 		            D	E
And he built a Thieves=92 Road
A	            G		 F#m		      D	   E
That pass over Tel Aviv-Jaffa and lead to the motherlode      =20
F#m		D
Motherlode

Hallelujah, the wheel
A fool=92s life is for me
Steppin=92 off a parapet
Where they don=92t live in ????
Hallelujah, the girl
That wields it=92s path through the wall
I built you a hammer with a thick head and long claw

Man built an empire
Out of ocean and earth
Man built the prisons, the Joliets, San Quentin, Levenworth
And man built a market from Ohama to Rome
Evil Knievel and the legacy of John Wayne Gacey, Gacey

E	  F#m
But I can sing along     **Buggered if I can figure out the harmony part=20
here. 'Miracle...' perhaps? Aaaggh!!**
E	  F#m	          A=09
But I can sing along,  sing along=20
E	  F#m
But I can sing along
E	  F#m	          		 A=09
But I can sing along,  sing along,  sing along

E	        F#m=09
Man built a furnace
E	          A
A Mercedez Benz
E	          F#m        C#	     E
Man built the cities of Kansas and Berlin

**Thanks to Dee Oneil for pointing out my glaring error i.e the 'legacy=20
of John Wayne Gacey" bit and Benjy Mokotoff for 'Mercedez Benz' and=20
'slew'!**


Mighty Joe Moon


E                              		  Am    D=20
Have you been to the Cumberland Gap,  oh no
E                                                     Am      D=20
Fix your eyes on the green of the map,  oh no
E                                       Am    D        C       A
Where the Appalachians rise,  oh no,  oh no
E                                             Am    D=20
Have you tasted the finest of trout,  oh no
E                                                   Am     D =20
Have you sleep in a log-burning house,  oh no
E                                                    Am     D         C =20
     A
With your feet flopping over the couch  oh no  oh no
=20
                             C                F#m       C
But Mighty Joe Moon there is no controlling him
C                    F#m                 C
Drive off the bridge if you choose to swim
 C                                         F#m                C
Mighty Joe Moon can't prevent what is heaven sent
                    F#m                     C
Joe can't control where his money goes
             A
He=92s Mighty Joe
=20
E                                                      Am    D=20
Have you been to the Cumberland Gap  oh no
E                                                   Am    D          C  =20
   A
The air is sweeter than oranges there  oh no  oh no


**Thanks to Jeff for a couple of the lyrics and the A chord.**


Demon Called Deception

            Bm                A                      G	      Em=09
I=92m in tight with a demon called Deception
          Bm	       A		     G       Em
It=92s alright, he=92s a-treatin=92 me quite well
            Bm	       A		     G	      Em	=09
I=92m in tight with a demon called Deception
          Bm        A		      G		Em		=09
He=92s right beside me when I fell
To whisper words like, brother, nothin=92 here is any good
See the birds, they=92re a-dropping like a star wormwood
And all I wanted was a little patch of green
We were peasants, and the cotton was our king
And in the fields, how I sing a prisoner=92s song
Well, Deception whistles right along, right along

Bm     A    G    Em

John, he sang for a pocket full of pills
When Deception was a-clicking his high-heels
We=92re in tight, playin=92 seven one night stands
And Deception made me as I am=20
As I am
As I am
As I am
As I am
Tight, and we=92re tight and we=92re tight, and we=92re...

D	  	  G
Truth is low and tired
     Em	             D
I barely saw the light
D		           G=09
And just as they came clean
Em		        D	        G	       F#m         Em=09
		=09
Something saved my skin,  something saved my skin


Lady Godiva And Me

Intro:	D      D     G      G

D	             A		         G
She rides un-cloaked through the streets of Coventry
D	 A		 G	=09
Upon a great cock horse, ahead of the ????
D	    A			G=20
I wore a minotaur=92s mask and I blame =91em on cow
D	   A		G
I was the last to see her anyhow

Dm	             G	    F
No one=92s gonna lay eyes to see
Dm	 G	   F
Lady Godiva and me

Peeping Tom watched the whole thing from the side lines
=91Til the Peeping Tom=92s peepin=92 had stricken poor Peeping Tom blind
Even those things that we know can be seen with two eyes
All those who look her over are surely to die

No one=92s gonna lay eyes to see Lady Godiva and me

Heavier bit:  D   C    F

D			       C	          F	=09
Bullet all the things of your hardened youth
D		                  C	    F
Harder than you wanted to be
D			C	F
Bury my bones in the stinking sands
D			      C	    F=09
To save her for the world to see
D			    C	F
I=92ve got the mean streak
D			     C      F
I=92ve got the mean streak


Bridge:


Em     F     G	A       G      Em

Em    F      G      F       D=09

The crook's in town
????????
Thing's he's saying I can't repeat
When you're walking down there, down there


Dm	             G	    F
No one=92s gonna lay eyes to see
Dm	 G	   F
Lady Godiva and me


Drag

Intro:  E     C#m


E			         C#m=09
Shoot that cannonball into my wings
E			         C#m
Shoot that cannonball into my wings
                A
Into my wings
                D
???????????
			  E
You better tell me sweet things

Fold your pretty head into my ????
Fold your pretty head into my ????
                A
Isn=92t it quaint?=20
	  D=09
Isn=92t it queer?
			   E    C     E	C
You better drag me back here,     here

Solo:

D[-----------2-------------2------2--4--6b---]
A[---2--4------4--2--4------4----------------]
E[------------------------------------------------]


Sing Van Morrison: "Would you kiss a-my eyes?"
Sing Van Morrison: "Would you kiss a-my eyes?"
Singing it low, singing it high
Would you kiss my eye? My eyes

B
Turn me on my ear=20
                    A			       E       C	=09
				=09
When you drag me right back here, here
		      E	C	                        E      C=20
You drag me back here,      you drag me back here
		     E   C                                        E     =20
 C   =20
You drag me back,            j-j-just drag me back here


E  C#m  E  C#m  E  C


Last  Days of Tecumseh

In the last days of Tecumseh, there in the end
There were rumours of invasions and even talk of spacemen
But he couldn=92t believe all that he knew would fade
In the ground, below the airplanes, Tecumseh laid


Happiness


Intro:  F   C   G   D

F		           C =09
Never mind me =91cause I=92ve been dead
G	                D	             F
Out of my body, been out of my head
		 C
Never mind the songs they hum
D		     G			   F
Don=92t wanna sing along with nothin=92 that I said

		         Am	Bm
Let him bring you happiness, happiness
        F		       C	   D=09
It=92s hard to come by, I confess
        Am		    Bm
I=92m better at this than happiness,=20
            F	           C          G		Am   D     F	=09
If you find it, share it with the rest of us

Never mind the words that came=20
Out of my mouth when all I could feel was pain
The difference in the two of us
Comes down to the way you rise over things I just put down

Let him bring you happiness, happiness
It=92s hard to come by, I confess
I=92m better at this than, happiness
If you find it share it with the rest of us, the rest of us

Never mind me =91cause I=92ve been dead
Out of my body, been out of my head
Never mind the curse of war
Proud like a badge that just don=92t shine no more

		         Am	Bm
Let him bring you happiness, happiness
        F		       C	   D=09
Hard to come by, I confess
        Am		    Bm
I=92m better at this than happiness,=20
            F	           C          G		Am   D     F   C   G   Am=09
=09
If you find it, share it with the rest of us


**Thanks to David Kipp for help with the chorus and the songs they=20
'hum'.**


Honey Don=92t Think

Intro & Verse riff:

E[--0---0---0---0--------3---3---------------------0---0---0---0-------0-=
--0-----3---3---]
B[--1---1---1---1--------3---3-------------3------1---1---1---1-------0--=
-0-----3---3---]
G[--2---0---0--h2p0----0---0----4--5-----------2---0---0--h2p0---0---0---=
--0---0---]
D[--3---3---3---3--------0---0---------------------3---3---3---3-------2-=
--2-----0---0---]
A[--0---0---0---0--------2---2---------------------0---0---0---0-------2-=
--2-----2---2---]
E[--------------------------3---3----------------------------------------=
----0---0---------------]

F	                   G
It=92s the luck of the draw
F		             Em
How you wound up with me
	          G	     F=09
I don=92t know how at all
		G
But I beg you to stay
F		         Em	=20
Crawl around on this earth
	   G	        C=09
Well, the world=92s too small

	           G	           F=09
Honey, don=92t think about it too long, now
C	          G			            F		G
Honey, don=92t think you=92ll ever want to figure me out

Something wrong with my stars
Could you look at my chart
And help me heal these scars?
Could you learn to read minds?
Or, in the case of mine=20
Could you read in the dark?

	           G	           F=09
Honey, don=92t think about it too long, now
C	          G			            F		G
Honey, don=92t think you=92ll ever want to figure me out
F
Don=92t want to figure me out
Em
Don=92t wanna lose


Side By Side

Intro:

E     C#m    E    C#m     then:     B[---5--5--5--5--7b--5--]=20

         E	      C#m         E	           C#m=09
The fear of falling, a fear that I could
	 E	    C#m	        E 		C#m
>From a place high above my stars, well, I would
        E	    C#m          E		   C#m	=09
Be a liar to say "I=92m not scared anymore."
	E        C#m	   E	     C#m	=09
With a fear of falling on down to the floor
A
To the floor

G			           A
Release the have-nots and the haves to life
G		          A
But tablescraps and lantern light
G
And on this spot
A                        G    	      E=09
At last tonight, side by side by side

The fear of losing this war is enough
But then I hold my head ????? in my gloves
And I wait for this stone age to slow to a stop
But I fear that we=92re nowhere near to a crawl, to a crawl

E		                    A                 G	E	=09
	           A          G=09
I gotta tell you there=92s descension in the souplines     for they don=92=
t=20
have much to show
E				A	        G	=09
But if you don=92t believe you=92re standing on a landmine
F#			          A	       F#		=09
	          A	        E
You=92ll just have to wait =91til it blows,           you=92ll just have =
to=20
wait =91til it blows, blows
A
To the floor


Unlisted instrumental

It=92s just:  G   and   D


Rock of Ages

Intro:  G   D   C   Am

G	         D		        C	=09
Rock of ages, I am tumbling down
                Am				   G
Where the roots of trees embrace you, I do fall
	     D	                    C	             Am=09
Upon my knees and ask you how you can just sit there and be
G	        D		        C=09
Rock of ages, I am crumbling now
           Am			         G
In an avalanche, I=92m reaching for the rock of ages
D	Am	C
Rock of ages

Solo:

E[--------------------------------------------------------------------7--=
---]
B[------------------------------------------------------------3----------=
---]
G[-----------------------------------------------------2--4-----4--------=
-]
D[---5--5s7--7s9--9--7--5--7--5------2s4s5-----------------------]
A[----------------------------------------7------------------------------=
---]
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
---]

Father, oh, I have stepped beyond my bounds
And the pack I wear, it weighs a thousand pounds
It drags me down, making anything crazy=20
Oh, now rock of ages
I have gone astray
I heard my brother call and I turned the other way
Now I=92m ashamed to face him
Oh, now rock of ages, rock of ages
Oh, now rock of ages, rock of ages
Reach for the rock of ages, rock of ages
In the avalanche, in the avalanche
Heavy rock, and I reach for the rock, I reach for the rock
In the avalanche that falls
Oh, I reach for the rock and I reach for the rock,=20
In the avalanche, in the avalanche
Heavy rock, heavy rock, such a heavy rock


* Thanks to all the people who have contributed to this, especially=20
to those who helped with those hard-to-get lyrics! Check out my GLB page=20
at:=20
http://www.uq.edu.au/~zzsmiffs/GLB/grant.html

 - Kyle Smith

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