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Painted Eyelids Chords

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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, 21 Mar 1998 03:20:20 -0500
From: ReverendCracker 
Subject: CRD:paintedeyelids:BECK
originally From: c642063@showme.missouri.edu

The following is the correct (at least in my opinion) version of Painted
Eyelids by Beck from his K Records release One Foot In The Grave. (Excellent
album. Pick it up.) Anyway, I really disagree with the version on the olga
and at numerous other sites so here goes:

Intro: A (play the lowest note of the chord first then strum...just listen
to the record.)

A                            E
I wake up and look upon your painted eyelids

    F#                           E
The world is your oyster and the trash bags are your kids

A                                  E
The ceiling is invisible there's a bird sinkin thru the sky

F#                            E
And every hour that passes is teachin me how to cry

D                 F         A            F#
Cuz it's lonely here in the ugly part of town

    B                                E
The buildings are all vacant and the telephones are down

A                                     E
There's a police siren singing like a tiger with no skin

F#                               E
The sewer drain is glowing and I don't know what state I'm in

A                                E
And the river is on fire there's chemicals and debris

F#                                        E
And all the roads are blocked off they're just too hard to see

D                 F         A            F#
So cancel my appointments and set up a whole new show

B                                        E
Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a life to call my own

(At this point Harmonica solo plays over chord progression A-E-F#-E)

A                              E
So get me a plate of money get me a blanket and a chair

F#                                    E
The limitations are limitless they're floating thru the air

D                 F         A            F#
Cuz it's real and it's true the things I see in you

B                                                 E
And there's nothin I wouldn't talk about with the clearest dream

that ever drifted by

Play A until fade out

That's it. You should get the basic idea. Just listen to the record for the
strumming pattern. Have fun.

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tayden123 51 Jul 16, 2010 02:09 PM

Should be

A E F# E
A E F# E



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elemente 10 Dec 24, 2012 09:39 AM

good tab but tayden123 says a then e you say a then b....i'm wondering if it's A to B7...cause the e and b both sound a little off...but other than that good tab for one of my favorite beck songs...thanx man

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Scott O 170 Feb 27, 2013 05:15 PM

what tayden said

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