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Song:   Sounds Better in the Song
Band:   Drive By Truckers
Album:  Decoration Day
Tuning: Normal, tuned down 1 full step
Capo:   None


NOTES:
  Written by Mike Cooley.  He normally tunes down 1 full step, Travis
  picking this one.  He makes quite a few variations on his picking
  during the interludes when playing solo, sometimes sliding up to bar
  chord versions of G and A.  On Decoration Day, Patterson and Jason
  add this decoration.

  The Travis picking for each chord is as follows:

  Bm |  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |  (Repeated 2x)
  ===+==================================+
   e |----------------------------------|
   B |------3-----2-----2h3-------2-----|
   G |------4---------4-------4-------4-|
   D |--------------4-------4-------4---|
   A |--2---------------2---------------|
   E |----------2---------------2-------|


   G |  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
  ===+==================================+
   e |----------------------------------|
   B |------3-----0-----0h3-------0-----|
   G |------0---------0-------0-------0-|
   D |--------------0-------0-------0---|
   A |------2---------------------------|
   E |--3-------3-------3-------3-------|


   A |  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
  ===+==================================+
   e |----------------------------------|
   B |------2-----0-----0h2-------0-----|
   G |------2---------2-------2-------0-|
   D |--------------2-------2-------0-- |
   A |--0---------------0---------------|
   E |----------0---------------0-------|




INTRO:
   Bm   Bm 
   G    A
   Bm   Bm 

VERSE 1:
          G
   When I saw her standing there
            A
   With her bright eyes and shining hair
           Bm                  Bm
   She was looking back at me
   G
   Some are meant to sing
   A
   Some are meant to talk
                   Bm                    Bm
   And some aren't meant to say a thing
            G
   When she opened up her mouth
            A
   And that sweet voice came out
          Bm                     Bm
   I lost track of my own name

                   G
   Now she's found herself and I lost mine
           A
   And I'm just another guy
             Bm                 Bm
   Who can't give her anything


INTERLUDE:
   G    A
   Bm   Bm 


VERSE 2:
            G
   Well the drifter he holds on
          A
   To his youth
                    Bm                  Bm
   Just like it was money in the bank
        G
   And "Lord knows I can't change"
          A
   Sounds better in the song
           Bm                      Bm
   Than it does with hell to pay
              G
   I might as well of slipped that ring
          A
   On her finger from a window
        Bm                    Bm
   Of a van as it drove away
                       G
   Now she's found herself and I lost mine
           A
   And I'm just another guy
             Bm                  Bm
   Who can't give her anything


INTERLUDE:
   G    A
   Bm   Bm 


VERSE 3:
   G
   Dreams are given to you
               A
   When you're young enough to dream them 
                   Bm                Bm
   Before they can do you any harm
   G
   They don't start to hurt
             A
   Until you try to hold on to them
         Bm                           Bm
   After seeing how they really are
       G
   She used to dream them with me
         A
   Every single crazy one
              Bm                                Bm
   Until they started hurting her too now she's got some of her own
       G
   And outgrowing me
                A
   Might be the best thing for her she's ever 
   Bm     Bm
   Done


INTERLUDE:
   G    A
   Bm   Bm 


VERSE 4:
     G
   A light that shines as bright
      A
   As hers can't be kept
          Bm                    Bm
   In the shadows for too long
     G
   A heart that wants to live
         A
   And a soul that wants to give
              Bm                  Bm
   Can't just sit at home alone
              G
   Lord she's gave me everything
             A
   And never wanted anything
              Bm                           Bm
   I couldn't give just what was inside of me
                       G
   And now she's found herself and I lost mine
           A
   And I'm just another guy
             Bm                  Bm
   Who can't give her anything
                       G
   And now she's found herself and I lost mine
           A
   And I'm just another guy
             Bm                  Bm
   Who can't give her anything

   
INTERLUDE:
   G    A
   Bm   Bm 


--crookedpath
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