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Josh Joplin - Jaywalker - Album (2005)


1.  Mr. New Year's Day
2.  Pilgrim's Progress
3.  One Becomes Two
4.  Jaywalkers Of The World
5.  A Hard Year
6.  The World On A Shoestring
7.  To All My Friends
8.  Arms To Hold Me
9.  Empire State
10. Mortimer's Ghost
11. Stay



==================================================================


Track 1 - Mr. New Year's Day



[Intro]
A   E

[Verse 1]
                                      A   E
This'll be the last song that I write
                                         A   E
About the things in my life I don't like
                                  A   E
This'll be the last plan I design
                           A  Dm
Involving me being on time


[Verse 2]
                              A
I sure have missed my chances

Balloons have dropped
                      E
The last big dance is underway
                   D
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   D     A   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day


[Verse 3]
                                     A   E
This'll be the last car that I drive
                                      A   E
I say it every time that I break down
                                   A   E
This'll be the last trap I survive
                                      A  Dm
When you need me, babe, I'll be round


[Verse 4]
                          A
I am a real rock star now

Blowing their minds
                E
From a bar now, hey
                   D
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   D     Bm
I'm Mr. New Year's Day


[Bridge]
                             A
I've heard so many times now
                               D
I should've been there and how
                                     E
It'll be the last show the band will play
                   D     A   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day


[Verse 5]
                                       A   E
This'll be the best friend that I have
                                     A   E
I think it every time I meet someone
                                      A   E
This'll be the last place that I rent
                                  A  Dm
I promise myself and then move on


[Verse 1]
                                 A
I could have been someone though

Dick Clarke or Guy Lombardo
    E
But nay
                   D
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   D
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day
                   D     A   E
I'm Mr. New Year's Day



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Track 2 - Pilgrim's Progress



[Intro]
A  E

[Verse 1]

The Mormons are at the door
    D
The sinners at the gates
E
Jesus Christ is hitching rides
 D
Across the Great Lake States
B
Opening Wal-Mart stores
D
Greeting people at the doors
A                 G                    D
Hey, hey, welcome to our discount days


[Chorus]
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
D                        G
Looking back on brighter days


[Verse 2]
E
Ever since the reformation
     D
I've been uneasy, John
        E
There's just so many sides to hate
     D
I forgot which side I'm on
    B
The pilgrims and the pioneers
    D
Are coming home to rousing cheers
A         G                  D
Everybody loves the hometown team


[Chorus]
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
D                        G
Looking back on brighter days


[Chorus]
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
D                 G    C#
Everything'll be okay


[Bridge]
                                  D       C#
Well, I don't know, but I've been told
                              D
Heaven is paved with faith in gold

And we can't get enough


[Instrumental]
A   G   A   G   A   G   D   G


[Verse 3]
E
Sun's behind a barbed-wire fence
    D
The day is in a jar
E
Put it up with all your stuff
    D
And take down your guitar
B
Sing to me a sweeter song
D
Let me know that I belong
A              G          D
All I need's a pretty melody


[Chorus]
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
D                        G
Looking back on brighter days


[Chorus]
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
A           G
Here we go, into the afterglow
D                 G
Everything'll be okay


[Outro]
        D    G
Oh, oh, oh
        D    G
Oh, oh, oh
        D
Oh, oh, oh



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Track 3 - One Becomes Two



[Intro]
C  G  F    C

[Verse 1]
         E        Am
The consequences
        F        C
Of my behaviour
             E          Am
Have made me look hard
          F
To find a saviour
         C                     G
But this train ain't bound for glory
     Am
It's only a local
F
Bound for Brooklyn


[Chorus]
C               G
Now that you're gone
    Am              F
The hardest part is going on
C          G
Saying goodbye
   Am            F
Is not as sad as saying we tried
       G
But we did all we could do
         F
Yeah, we did all we could do
      C          G  F    C
One becomes two


[Verse 2]
       E     Am
I'm as lost
             F   C
As a boy can be
             E      Am
In a city of grids
             F
And numbered streets
C                 G
Now I'm turning a corner
Am
I can't be lonely
    F
The landmarks all know me


[Chorus]
C               G
Now that you're gone
    Am              F
The hardest part is going on
C          G
Saying goodbye
   Am            F
Is not as sad as saying we tried
       G
But we did all we could do
         F
Yeah, we did all we could do


[Bridge]
            C                   G/B
We said the wrong things at the wrong times
            Am                    G
Covered the old ground across the new lines
F                                        C    G
Leaving behind a life once entwined with you
      F           C
One becomes two


[Verse 3]
            E      Am
The statues sleep
           F     C
In Central Park
              E     Am
The sidewalks talk
      F
After dark
C               G
Me, I count the change
   Am
We saved up for so long
   F
To get out of this town


[Chorus]
C               G
Now that you're gone
    Am              F
The hardest part is going on
C          G
Saying goodbye
   Am            F
Is not as sad as saying we tried
       G
But we did all we could do
         F
Yeah, we did all we could do
   G
We did all we could do
         F
Yeah, we did all we could do
           C          G
'Til one becomes two
      F
One becomes two
            C    G  F    C
One becomes two



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Track 4 - Jaywalkers Of The World


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
Am

[Verse 1]
                 G       D7/F#          F
Department store windows dress in their best clothes
        Am          C/G       D    Am
And the streets are snowy and wet
                  G           D7/F#           F
She holds out her handbag and bullfights with cabs
    Am         C/G           D
But no one has picked her up yet
           C       G
And so she leaves
        F
And she leaves
    C             G        F
And hope springs eternally brief


[Chorus]
C          G      Am
Jaywalkers of the world united
C         G          Am     F
Cross the traffic of life divided
   C         G
By those who go
    E            F
And those who've gone
C          G      F     N.C.     F   Am
Jaywalkers of the world walk on


[Verse 2]
              G          D7/F#          F
Crowds in the crosswalk, push on to the next block
    Am                 C/G             D      Am
The holes they leave behind are filled fast
            G        D7/F#         F
Step to the curb and say a parting word
    Am          C/G  D
And lead your people past
            C     G
You're not alone
            F
You're not alone
   C         G        F
We all wanna get back home


[Chorus]
C          G      Am
Jaywalkers of the world united
C         G          Am     F
Cross the traffic of life divided
   C         G
By those who go
    E            F
And those who've gone
C          G      F     N.C.     F
Jaywalkers of the world walk on


[Bridge]
C G         Am     G      Am       G          F
I look both ways before I cross my fingers and pray
C       G     Am    G          Am        G        F
Love is never lost against the light, we join the cause


[Chorus]
C          G      Am
Jaywalkers of the world united
C         G          Am     F
Cross the traffic of life divided
   C         G
By those who go
    E            F
And those who've gone
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world (or those who've gone)
C          G      F
Jaywalkers of the world



==================================================================


Track 5 - A Hard Year


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Verse 1]
    C                    F
The sky is the colour of white-hot iron
    C               G
The sun is long overdue
C                F
Snow is falling, hopeless and perfect
    C                G
And I am waiting for you


[Chorus]
           Am                  F
A new afterthought, a stupid idea
                  C                       G
I stayed home all day and wished you were here
                 F     G
It's been a hard year


[Verse 2]
C                   F
No one is safe in a country of spies
    C                       G
The landlord is taking down names
     C                       F
This building is broken, its windows are worthless
    C              G
And no one ever complains


[Chorus]
           Am                  F
A new afterthought, a stupid idea
                  C                       G
I stayed home all day and wished you were here
                 F     G
It's been a hard year
                 F     G
It's been a hard year
                 C     F
It's been a hard year
                 C     G
It's been a hard year


[Bridge]
                 F                  G
The ink-spots of birds, shifting in flight
            F             G
A long afternoon turns to night
              F                          G
And I see the sun through a crack in the sky
              F                  G
And just like that it all passes by
                 F
It's been a hard year


[Instrumental]
F   G   F   G


[Verse 3]
C                       F
Front-page pictures are already old
    C                 G
The dishes sit in the sink
C               F
Seven long days spent in bed
    C                 G
And I haven't slept a wink


[Chorus]
           Am                  F
A new afterthought, a stupid idea
                  C                       G
I stayed home all day and wished you were here
                 F     G
It's been a hard year
                 F     G
It's been a hard year
                 C     F
It's been a hard year
                 C     G
It's been a hard year


[Instrumental]
C   G   C   G   F   G


[Outro]
    C                    F
The sky is the colour of white-hot iron
    C               G
The sun is long overdue



==================================================================


Track 6 - The World On A Shoestring



[Intro]
G  D  C  D  (4x)  G

[Verse 1]
  D    C      D      G
I am extraordinarily good
        D       C        D  G
At sleeping the day away
  D            C      D      G
I thought with my experience
           D     C      D  G
I'd put it on my résumé
          D   C   D            G
So here I am, unemployed again
            D     C
As broke as I can be


[Pre-Chorus]
    A
But all I need is this old guitar
   C
An open case and a crowded street


[Chorus]
G            D          F            C
I've got the world on a shoestring
G            D          F            C   G
I've got the world on a shoestring


[Verse 2]
   D         C         D           G
My head's as full as a Ryder truck
       D      C               D  G
Double-parked down the street
    D    C         D           G
All the ideas I've packed away
      D     C             D  G
Stack up so nice and neat
      D      C        D
But I didn't mark the boxes
     G                D        C
So I don't know where anything is


[Pre-Chorus]
A
Paper bags of random facts
C
Taped-up dates and laundry lists


[Chorus]
G            D          F            C
I've got the world on a shoestring
G            D          F            C   G
I've got the world on a shoestring


[Bridge]
       G         D
If you ain't got money
C                 D
That's all right, honey
       G       D        C
'Cause I ain't got none too
       G       D
We can be star-crossed
    C             D
And get ourselves lost
C             D
Down Fifth Avenue


[Interlude]
   G  D  C  D
Ohhh
   G  D  C  D
Ohhh
G  D  C  D
G  D  C  D  G


[Verse 3]
    D       C            D               G
You look so good in your brand-new dress
        D         C            D  G
But you look good all the time
           D      C        D             G
I love the little pictures that you draw
    D         C          D  G
And leave for me to find
         D     C    D
And if I had a big apartment
    G          D      C
I'd frame them on the wall


[Pre-Chorus]
    A
But what do I need with lots of space?
         C
I've got rent control and you to call


[Chorus]
G            D          F            C
I've got the world on a shoestring
G            D          F            C   G
I've got the world on a shoestring


[Chorus]
G            D          F            C
I've got the world on a shoestring
G            D          F            C
I've got the world on a shoestring
G            D          F                    C
I've got the world on a shoestring, Ba da da da
G            D     N.C.
I've got the world on a shoestring



==================================================================


Track 7 - To All My Friends


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
C

[Verse 1]
           F
It was the winter of our unpaid rent
     G    F               G
When everything we had we spent
                           F
On stupid things we didn't need

And everything in between


[Verse 2]
C            F
You were the victim of your point of view
         G        F                    G
With the faith of saints, you suffered through
                         F
Part-time jobs and lousy pot

Sneaking out and getting caught


[Chorus]
C                    F
I've been waiting so long
                     C
I've been wanting to find
           G
Somebody a lifetime leaves behind
C                F
Are you happy at last?
                  C
Are you happy, at least?
                         G
Do you think that you'll ever find your peace?
F
Everyone says 'Hi'

Everyone says
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F
Goodbye___
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F     C
Goodbye___


[Verse 3]
            F
I spent the summer, unrequited love
    G        F                  G
Singing your name to the stars above
                  F
But I never had a chance

I didn't know my audience


[Chorus]
C                    F
I've been waiting so long
                     C
I've been wanting to find
           G
Somebody a lifetime leaves behind
C                F
Are you happy at last?
                  C
Are you happy, at least?
                         G
Do you think that you'll ever move back east?
F
Everyone says 'Hi'

Everyone says
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F
Goodbye___
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F
Goodbye___


[Bridge]
    G
Goodbye to the restless changes
F
We went through that made us strangers
    G
Goodbye to those who never made it
   F
To all my friends who've all but faded
    C  F
Goodbye___
    C  F     C
Goodbye___


[Verse 4]
              F
I've seen the best minds of my troubled youth
G    F                G
Disappear for lack of proof
                                  F
That they believed the songs they sung

That they were ever really young


[Chorus]
C                    F
I've been waiting so long
                     C
I've been wanting to find
           G
Somebody a lifetime leaves behind
C                F
Are you happy at last?
                  C
Are you happy, at least?
                         G
Do you think that you'll ever find your peace?
F
Everyone says 'Hi'

Everyone says 'Hi'
   C Am  G
Everyone says
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F
Goodbye___
C                F
Hello, hello, hello, hello
    C  F
Goodbye___
    C    G F  G C   F  G C
Goodbye



==================================================================


Track 8 - Arms To Hold Me




[Chorus]
G            D
I'm not only fading slowly
Am             C
Running out of arms to hold me
G   D
Close___


[Verse 1]
    C                                G
The days of fallen leaves are almost done
    C                                               G
The trees have changed their stories more than once
    D                   C
The months are measured by their daylight
D               C
Seasons give up without a fight


[Chorus]
G            D
I'm not only fading slowly
Am             C
Running out of arms to hold me
G   D
Close___


[Verse 2]
    C                                        G
The stars don't show themselves here much at night
      C                                    G
So we wish upon the office building lights
D                     C
Downtown dreams don't always come true
D              C
Cathy, I don't think it's just you


[Chorus]
G            D
I'm not only fading slowly
Am             C
Running out of arms to hold me
G   D
Close___


[Verse 3]
    C                                     G
And death has kept its promise once again
      C                                 G
We're left behind to do the best we can
   D                  C
To make sense of this strange endeavour
D                 C
When we go, we're gone forever


[Chorus]
G            D
I'm not only fading slowly
Am             C
Running out of arms to hold me
G   D
Close___


[Outro]    (6x)
Am
Dum dum dum dum
                G
Dum dum dum dum dum



==================================================================


Track 9 - Empire State


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
C  G  Am  F  C  G  F

[Verse 1]
         G      Am     F
Standing on the Empire State
C         G            F     G  C
I see the curve of the earth
         G       Am     F
A bed of nails below me waits
      C              G             F         G
But I sleep well and good, for whatever it's worth


[Pre-Chorus]
F                  G
Here's my life, in short
        F             G
There's not much to report


[Chorus]
C      G        F        G          C    G
I feel like the luckiest boy in New York
    C        G          C    G
The luckiest boy in New York
    F        G          C    G  F  G  C
The luckiest boy in New York


[Verse 2]
         G  Am        F
Coasting by on my old bike
     C          G           F  G  C
Amid churches ambition built
        G       Am           F
The car horns announce the arrival
   C         G             F             G
Of every new stranger with dreams yet fulfilled


[Pre-Chorus]
F                  G
Here's my life, in short
        F             G
There's not much to report


[Chorus]
C      G        F        G          C    G
I feel like the luckiest boy in New York
    C        G          C    G
The luckiest boy in New York
    F        G          C    G  F    Bb
The luckiest boy in New York


[Bridge]

Give my regards to the broken hearts
       F               G
And to those so far
                                            F
We've come a long way, baby, a long way and

Here we are, here we are


[Instrumental]
C  G  Am  F  C  G  F  G  C  (2x)


[Verse 3]
           G       Am      F
The sun is shining down on Spring Street
    C           G        F     G  C
The seasons are changing hands
             G        Am          F
The crowds behind us, no one will find us
   C             G             F             G
So let's fall in love while we both have the chance


[Pre-Chorus]
F                  G
Here's my life, in short
F                  G
There's not much to report


[Chorus]
C      G        F        G          C    G
I feel like the luckiest boy in New York
    C        G          C    G
The luckiest boy in New York
    F        G          C    G  F  G  C
The luckiest boy in New York


[Outro}
G  F  G  C   (5x)



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Track 10 - Mortimer's Ghost


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                 C           G
Mortimer's ghost graduates today
                       C           G     D
First in his class and well on his way
                                     C           D
The dry cleaning king of Baltimore's only kid
                                 C
Thinks back on all the things he almost did


[Verse 2]
  G                           C                  G
I could've wrecked the car, I could've broke the law
                                C      G     D
I could've fell love with every girl I saw
                              C                 D
But I didn't, and I missed my chance to fail
                                    C
And if I tried right now, well, I'd probably go to jail"


[Pre-Chorus]
         G               D
Singing, la la, la la la la la
        G
Look at me now
     N.C.
I've got it figured out


[Chorus]
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends
      Am          D
Don't hang up the phone
Bm          C
You're not alone
            G               D
You're with me and I'm with you
              C
And we're with friends


[Verse 3]
G                C              G
Mortimer's ghost calls me to confess
                       C              G     D
His job is a joke, his life is meaningless
                                       C                 D
"They tell you what to do and make you walk the plank
                                C
Freedom's just another word for, 'You owe the bank'


[Pre-Chorus]
         G               D
Singing, la la, la la la la la
        G
Look at me now

I've got it figured out


[Chorus]
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends
      Am          D
Don't hang up the phone
Bm          C
You're not alone
            G               D
You're with me and I'm with you
              C
And we're with friends


[Bridge]
Em
Buckled up in shirts and ties
G
Waiting for the downsize
Em
Decorate your cubicle
    C
You can't go out, your schedule's full
G
Gotta get the kids at five
        C
They're judging you by what you drive
        Em
They're judging you by what you drive
        N.C.
They're judging you by what you drive


[Chorus]
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends

I've got it figured out
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends

I've got it figured out


[Pre-Chorus]
G               D
la la, la la la la la
        C
Look at us now
G               D
la la, la la la la la
        C
Look at us now

Got it figured out


[Chorus]
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends

I've got it figured out
G         D          C
Life is a long conversation
    G         D               C
And love is a call that never ends
                        G
I've got it figured out



==================================================================


Track 11 - Stay



[Verse 1]
F      F7
Stay
                     Bb   Bbm
Close the door and stay
                      F
Tell the world to go away
      C
And stay


[Verse 2]
F       F7
Sleep
                            Bb   Bbm
Shut your eyes and go to sleep
                               F
There's nothing here that won't keep
C
Sleep


[Chorus]
Dm
Ask me if I understand
Bb                    F     C
Wondering how I can, I do
                 Bb
Even when I don't


[Verse 3]
F      F7
Sing
                             Bb   Bbm
Sing the songs you used to sing
                     F
For the love of everything
 C
Sing


[Chorus]
Dm
Ask me if I understand
Bb                    F     C
Wondering how I can, I do
                 Bb
Even when I don't


[Bridge]
    F                 Bb
The time has come for everyone
                    F
To stand before the day
    Bb                           F
And see the sun before it slips away
  Bb                                 F
I called you up and said all I could say
Bb                                   F
Change your mind and stay, stay, stay
C
Stay


[Verse 4]
F      F7
Stay
                       Bb     Bbm
For as long as you can stay
                        F
Life is hard, but it's okay
C
Stay
F
Stay


[Outro]
F   F7   Bb   Bbm   F   C
F   F7   Bb   Bbm   F   C   F



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