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The Bed Song chords

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*The intro (which is reused between verses) is a piano part, but if you play this 
it's an OK substitute - play along with it to get a feel for the rhythm

Intro
Em     D      C Cmaj7 C Cmaj7
|v v   | v v  | v v   | v v
Em     D      Cmaj7 C Cadd9
|v v   | v v  |     | |


Gadd5   Gadd5/F#
Exhibit A
       Em
We are friends in a sleeping bag splitting the heat
                             C             G               C Cadd9  C Cadd9
We have one filthy pillow to share and your lips are in my hair
Gadd5     Gadd5/F#     Em
Someone upstairs has a rat that we laughed at
    Em
And people are drinking
    Em                    C          G        C  Cadd9  C Cadd9
And singing Van Halen and Slayer on a ukulele tear

*repeat intro

Gadd5   Gadd5/F#
Exhibit B
          Em
Well, we found an apartment

It’s not much to look at
              C
A futon on a floor
         G             C Cadd9  C Cadd9
Torn-off desktop for a door
Gadd5      Gadd5/F#     Em
All the decor's made of milk crates and duct tape
    Em
And if we have sex
                             C
They can hear us through the floor
             G          C Cadd9  C Cadd9
But we don’t do that anymore

*Chorus
    Em          D          C
And I lay there wondering, what is the matter?
Em        D         C
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
Em           D           C
You took the blanket, so I took the bedsheet
    Em           D           C
But I would have held you if you'd only

Let me

*repeat intro*

Exhibit C
Look how quaint
And how quiet and private
Our paychecks have bought us a condo in town
It's the nicest flat around
You picked a mattress and had it delivered
And I walked upstairs
And the sight of it made my heart pound
And I wrapped my arms around me

And I stood there wondering, what is the matter?
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
You walked right past me and straightened the covers
But I would still love you if you wanted a lover

        C
And you said
        C            Em  
All the money in the world
D     G   E Am  B          C
Won't buy a bed so big and wide
   C                        Em D G   E   Am    B
To guarantee that you won't accidentally touch me
B7     C Cmaj7 C Cadd9    C Cmaj7 C Cadd9   C Cmaj7 C Cadd9    C Cmaj7 C Cadd9 
In the night


*short instrumental
Em D G   E   Am  Am6 Am6 Am6

Gadd5   Gadd5/F#
Exhibit D
          Em
Now we're both mostly paralyzed
Em                                              C
Don't know how long we've been lying here in fear
    G                      C
Too afraid to even feel
Gadd5     Gadd5/F#        Em
I find my glasses and you turn the light out
     Em
Roll off on your side
                                                        C
Like you've rolled away for years
                G                                        C
Holding back those king-size tears

    Em            D        C
And I still don't ask you, what is the matter?
Em        D         C
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
Em           D        
You take the heart failure
C
I'll take the cancer
Em                D         C
I've long stopped wondering why you don't answer

*repeat intro x2

Exhibit E
You can certainly see how fulfilling a life
From the cost and size of stone of our final resting home
We got some nice ones right under a cherry tree
You and me lying the only way we know
Side by side and still and cold

And I finally ask you, what was the matter?
Was it a matter of worse or of better?
You stretch your arms out and finally face me
You say I would have told you

   C  Cadd9   C     Cadd9    
If you'd only asked me
   C  Cadd9   C     Cadd9    
If you'd only asked me
   C  Cadd9   C     Cadd9    
If you'd only asked me

*repeat intro x2
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Stormsinger 10 Feb 05, 2015 05:21 PM

Pretty good. Id appreciate it if you could put the chords over all of the lyrics, its kind of annoying to have to look back up all the time.

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jaseparlo 21 Apr 18, 2015 05:05 PM

Yeah was lazy, can have a look I think I can edit now

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