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Josh Joplin Group - The Future That Was - Album (2002)


1.  Must Be You
2.  Wonderful Ones
3.  Listening
4.  Siddharthas of Suburbia
5.  It's Only Entertainment
6.  Dishes
7.  I Am Not The Only Cowboy
8.  Lucky
9.  Trampoline
10. Fire
11. Happy At Last
12. The Future That Was             Tabbed by Unregistered



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Track 1 - Must Be You


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Intro]
C   F   C   F   C

[Verse 1]
                   Am
I think therefore
              C
I think I am
                         Am
I can't make my mind up
                          G       C
And I can't make you understand
                      Am
How I get distracted
                           C
How I search for things to say
                  Am
How I let myself
                   G
Get myself into my way
                   Am
I love to hear you talk
     G              F
It's funny but it's true


[Chorus]
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you
               C  G       F      C
What gets into me must be you


[Verse 2]
                  Am
I'm always late
                       C
But it's really not my fault
                    Am
Time just hates me
                          G
That's why it made me an adult
                     Am
If wisdom comes with age
       G             F
Then I haven't got a clue


[Chorus]
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you


[Interlude]
C   G   G7


[Bridge]
              F                 C
Turn off your clock, sleep in today
              F               C
There isn't a job that cannot wait
         G      G7
I cannot wait
           F
To be home with you


[Interlude]
C   F   C


[Verse 3]
                    Am
I might be walking
                           C
And I might just laugh out loud
                       Am
At something you said
                   G
In the middle of a crowd
                  Am   G
Let the people stare
                          F
I can't tell them what to do


[Chorus]
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you
               C  G       F
What gets into me must be you

Must be you
F
Must be you

Must be you



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Track 2 - Wonderful Ones



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                   B7
We storm the stage, we play our part
    C                       G   D  G
And everybody loves a thespian
                B7
We jump a grade, we make our mark
    C                       G   D
And everybody loves a champion


[Verse 2]
       G   D           G
And we are larger than life
D             G
Brighter than lights
      D
We're always on
C
Everybody knows us
                      G    C  G  C  G
We are the wonderful ones


[Verse 3]
                B7
We live too fast and then we die
C                          G   D  G
Everybody loves a legend then
                 B7
We shoot to last, we don't ask why
C                      G   D
Everybody loves Americans


[Verse 4]
       G   D            G
And we are armed to the teeth
D       G
High on speed
      D
We're always on
C
Everybody knows us
                      G
We're the wonderful ones


[Chorus]
C          G
Making the scene
    C         G
The kings and queens
   D
Of last year's prom
C
Everybody loves us
           G    C  G  C Eb E
How about you?


[Bridge]
                 C                      E
The ghostly girls who shed their skins
                   C                  E
The sunbathed boys, the Hilton twins
             C          E
The fabulous, fucked up us
               C                   G
Well, ready or not, we're coming because
    D            G
The show must go on
    D            G
The show must go on
    D           G   B7   C   G
The show is on


[Chorus]
          D         G
We're the wonderful ones
D          G
Making the scene
    D         G
The kings and queens
   D
Of last year's prom
C
Everybody knows us


[Chorus]
                    G
We're the wonderful ones
    D            G
Our names on the list
      D         G
We're hard to resist
      C
We're so like, young

Everybody knows us

[Chorus]
                    G
We're the wonderful ones
D             G
Nothing's our fault
   D         G
We never get caught
         D
We're so much fun
C
Everybody loves us
          G
How about you?



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Track 3 - Listening



[Intro]
Am  F  Am  F  Am

[Verse 1]
              F
And she lies, quietly
 Am                F  Am
Amid her empty room
               F
And probes her open heart
   Am         F      C
To verify the wound


[Verse 2]
                       G
She receives the phone call
Dm              G             C
She rewinds the message tape
                 G
She walks to the window
         Dm                 G             C
Let your sweat pour down the fire escape


[Chorus]
     G            Am   F  C
I am listening to you
     G            Am   F
I am listening to you
                C     G
You don't say a word
          Am
You don't have to


[Interlude]
F  Am  F  Am


[Verse 3]
                  F
Frozen in the hour
    Am                 F  Am
The thought of going on
          F
Feels real and unreal
  Am                   F  C
Until the feelings gone


[Verse 4]
               G
Like a boy who begs for bread
  Dm          G             C
A snapshot is all there is
                G
To remind us of our place
      Dm                    G       C
And return us to the hungry masses


[Chorus]
     G            Am   F  C
I am listening to you
     G            Am   F
I am listening to you
                C     G
You don't say a word


[Instrumental]]
Dm  Bb C Dm   Bb C Dm   Bb C Dm   Bb C Am
Bb    Am  F  Am  F  Am


[Verse 5]
             F
And she lies motionless
  Am                   F  Am
Beneath the ceiling fan
                    F
The blades become invisible
    Am            F        C
And she becomes entranced


[Verse 6]
                 G
No one knows the future
    Dm            G              C
And no one cares about the past
               G
When a star is dying
   Dm                G            C
We all cling to what cannot last


[Outro]
     G            Am   F G C
I am listening to you
     G            Am   F G C
I am listening to you
     G            Am   F G C
I am listening to you
     G            Am   F G Am    G   Am
I am listening to you



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Track 4 - Siddharthas of Suburbia



[Intro]
G    D            Am
Stop wasting your words
               C                D
Convincing yourself that no one hurts


[Verse 1]
G               C          G                     D
Time killed the rebel that could not change with time
    G                C             G            C
And fashion placed a flower at the image in our mind
       Em                   C        G               D
Of the switchblade saint surrounded, carving out his prose
    F                C
And mumbling what he knows


[Chorus]
    Am           C
Siddharthas of suburbia
G    D            Am
Stop wasting your words
               C            D
Convincing yourself, no one hurts
    G      D        Am
And dance away your death
              C                      D
And don't be alarmed there's nothing left


[Verse 2]
    G            C              G            D
The archetype of rock-n-roll is dying in his bed
          G            C         G                 C
While the debutantes deny it and set their clocks ahead
       Em             C              G            D
'Cause every night is New Year's and every day is dull
F                C
Long live rock-n-roll


[Chorus]
    Am           C
Siddharthas of suburbia
G    D            Am
Stop wasting your words
               C            D
Convincing yourself, no one hurts
    G      D        Am
And dance away your death
              C                      D
And don't be alarmed there's nothing left
           Am     Em
It's all alright
           Am     Em
It's all alright

Just hold on


[Bridge]
     G
They used to say the world was flat

If you went too far, you'd fall
G
Just beyond the cul-de-sac
                   D                Am   G/B C   D
The houses and the mall, it's beautiful


[Verse 3]
    G           C       G                   D
The future is a stereo, eats your favourite tapes
    G          C                  G           C
The soundtrack to your youth that cannot be replaced
   Em         C            G              D
So hold on to every song before they disappear
     F             C
Your future almost here


[Chorus]
    Am           C
Siddharthas of suburbia
G    D            Am
Stop wasting your words
               C            D
Convincing yourself, no one hurts
    G      D        Am
And dance away your death
              C                      D
And don't be alarmed there's nothing left
           Am     Em
It's all alright
           Am     Em
It's all alright
             G      C  G
Just hold on tight
     C       G      C  G
Just hold on tight



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Track 5 - It's Only Entertainment



[Intro]
A  E  A  E

[Verse 1]
A            E
Richard is important
   A               E              D
To Richard and his most important friends
   A            E
He doesn't take phone calls
   A           E             D
He sits in his office and pretends
             A      E
He's Atticus Finch
                 D
He's everybody's mensch


[Verse 2]
    A                E
And when it comes to clients
   A               E             D
He counts himself among the very best
    A                E
But when it comes to stature
   A               E                   D
He only counts the size of other men's desks
                    A     E
He's counting every inch
                    D
He's counting every inch


[Chorus]
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
                 A     E
Don't make it so hard
                 D
Don't make it so hard


[Verse 3]
 A            E
Amanda of the underground
       A               E             D
Brings high art to her lo-fi sound machine
    A             E
Her nifty hipster friends agree
  A              E            D
A band's only as good as it's seen
              A     E
Save us Polly Jean
                    D
We know not what we mean


[Chorus]
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
                 A     E
Don't make it so hard
                 D
Don't make it so hard


[Bridge]
A             E
Freddie's demographic grows
F#m           D
Angry boys in baggy clothes
A           E
Critics eulogize the songs
    F#m                 D
And record store clerks mourn along
        A        B       C#m
And the years go by, the chords don't change
      F#m              D
We're all Pat Boone by different names


[Chorus]
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
         A    E              Bm7  D
And it's only entertainment
N.C.             A               E
Don't make it so hard (It's only entertainment)
                 D
Don't make it so hard
                 A               E
Don't make it so hard (It's only entertainment)
                 D
Don't make it so hard
               A               E
You take it so hard (It's only entertainment)
              D       A
We take it so hard
           E              D    A
(It's only entertainment)



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Track 6 - Dishes


CAPO: 5th Fret



[Intro]
C  Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7

[Verse 1]
    C        Fmaj7    C     Fmaj7   C        Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
She gets off work the other side of evening
    C          Fmaj7    C        Fmaj7      C        Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
She counts her tips and tells me that she's leaving
  G                  Fmaj7              C        Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
I scrape the plastic plates and dry the glasses
   G          Fmaj7        C        Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
My apron is a testament to madness
C        Fmaj7   C      Fmaj7     C     Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
Years of washing dishes and she's gone


[Verse 2]
    C         Fmaj7     C    Fmaj7      C        Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
Her boyfriend brags how many times he's had her
    C       Fmaj7   C          Fmaj7      C         Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
The busboys and the line cooks crack with laughter
    G           Fmaj7                   C       Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
And I pretend I don't know what they're saying
    G                Fmaj7           C           Fmaj7  C  Fmaj7
And they pretend our fate is not the same thing
C        Fmaj7   C      Fmaj7     C
Years of washing dishes and we're gone


[Outro]
C  F  C  F  C  F  C
C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F  C
C    G    F    C        G    F
C  F  C  (4x)



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Track 7 - I Am Not The Only Cowboy



[Intro]
                   G
And it starts like this


[Verse 1]

                                     C
We crave to be kissed by a moment complete in its happiness
                  G
Far away from the things that we wish to escape
                C
That lead us to think that we are not awake
          G
We are ourselves despite ourselves
                C
This place gets smaller as the universe swells
           G                         C
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually


[Pre-Chorus]
G                 C              G             C
I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor
    G                 C               G                C
And I am not the only lifeguard who's washed up on the shore


[Chorus]
D           A
Wake me up, take me out
C                 Am
Calm me down when I'm in doubt
    C            G          C   G   C
And I'm in doubt every day


[Verse 2]
               G                                        C
Words are like weight with density and shape, modifying forms they evaporate
                   G
You can choose the truth, you can listen to light
                 C
You can lead the charge and still lose the fight
               G
Far be it from me to claim anything
              C
For I am just one in a state of being
          G                         C
I come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually


[Pre-Chorus]
G                 C            G            C
I am not the only proverb that never really fits
    G                 C               G                  C
And I am not the only Caulfield who's catching more than kids


[Chorus]
D           A
Wake me up, take me out
C                 Am
Calm me down when I'm in doubt
    C
And I'm in doubt


[Instrumental]
F  C  F  C  F  C  Bb
G  C  G  C


[Verse 3]
          G                          C
And so it ends as it begins, as everything that is infinite ascends
         G
Into its time all things pass
           C
All things fade, all things last
            G
You are yourself despite yourself
                 C
This world grows smaller as the universe swells
           G                         C
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually


[Pre-Chorus]
    G                 C          G               C
And I am not the only boxer that hasn't words to write
    G                 C          G                  C
And I am not the only poet who's much too scared to fight


[Chorus]
D           A
Wake me up, take me out
C                 Am
Calm me down when I'm in doubt
    C
And I'm in doubt every day


[Bridge]
G           C
Na na-na na-na
G           C
Na na-na na-na
G           C
Na na-na na-na
G           C
Na na-na na-na


[Outro]
                   G
And it starts like this
                                     C
We crave to be kissed by a moment complete in its happiness
          G                          C
We are ourselves eventually, eventually, eventually
G                 C              G             C
I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor



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Track 8 - Lucky



[Intro]
Am

[Verse 1]
                    G              Am
Cross the line and erase any doubt
             F        G                    Am
You walk the carpet until you wear it out
                   G                     Am
Listening to songs tearing at your heart
           F                 G
With every box you pack, you feel like you could start
D                        F          C         G       D
Crying at the feet of an angel that offers no mercy
                                   F        C              G
Standing like a statue through the ages and you're on your knees


[Chorus]
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
            Am    F  G    Am
You still believe


[Verse 2]
               F       G                Am
Looking in the mirror, staring past yourself
            F            G                 C C/B Am
Everyone is helpful, but no one's any help
                F          G                Am
And just like a ghost that floats above the floors
                   F                   G
You glide down the hallway through the automatic doors
D                              F             C          G         D
These streets pretend to be an old friend, familiar and knowing
                             F       C                     G
But you have nothing else in common, save for where you're going


[Chorus]
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
            Am    F  G
You still believe


[Instrumental]
F   G   F   G   F   G   F   G   D


[Bridge]
                              F               C       G      D
Say goodbye to the last guest leaving and the room is empty
                           F               C          G       Am
Sometimes you just want to scream 'til you break down gently


[Verse 3]
             F                   G             Am
And now it's years from then, so little's ever said
             F              G                    Am
To remind us of the age, to bring back the dead
            F                    G                 Am
Memory is a funny thing, what it chooses to forget
                F                     G
The evidence of lives we've lived and ones we haven't yet


[Chorus]
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
    Am    F        G
Sometimes you feel lucky
            Am    F  G
You still believe


[Outro]
            Am
You still believe
F        G
You feel lucky
            Am
You still believe
F        G
You feel lucky
            Am
You still believe
F        G
You feel lucky
            Am
You still believe
F        G       Am
You feel lucky
          F         G              Am
Cross the line and erase any doubt



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Track 9 - Trampoline


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
G  F  C  F  G  F  C  D   G

[Verse 1]
            Asus2 Bm                 C
Some people wish  they could be like Moses
    G              Asus2 Bm            C
And get their information from burning bushes
        G             D             C
Well, I tried and the neighbours complained
                         G
I set their lawns aflame


[Chorus]
           D        F        G
I'm up and down I'm going in circles
    G          F           C      G
I'm anxious to know what I mean
         D     F          C
The days change like old opinions
     G              F    C
And opinions change everything
              G     D  F  C  G
I am my trampoline


[Verse 2]
        Asus2    Bm             C
I went abroad to break my concentration
      G                Asus2            Bm            C
But instead I broke my glasses, lost my voice in translation
      G             D           C
And I talked, but I couldn't be heard
                     G
I never spoke a word


[Chorus]
           D        F        G
I'm up and down I'm going in circles
    G          F           C      G
I'm anxious to know what I mean
         D     F          C
The days change like old opinions
     G              F    C
And opinions change everything
              G     D  F  C  G  F  C    G
I am my trampoline


[Bridge]
       D          G        D      G
I keep you in the backyard of my
       D    G          D         G
Dreams to remind me of days gone by
      D       G         D     C
Thank you for taking me by surprise

I've never been so high


[Instrumental]
G  F  C  F  G  F  C  F  G  F  C  F  G  F  C  D  G


[Chorus]
           D        F        G
I'm up and down I'm going in circles
    G          F           C      G
I'm anxious to know what I mean
         D     F          C
The days change like old opinions
     G              F    C
And opinions change everything
         Bb     Am          G     D  F  C  G
I am my, am my, am my trampoline



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Track 10 - Fire



[Intro]
F

[Verse 1]

You say you know me now
F
Well, I don't think we figure out
Bb               F
Who we ever are, who we ever are


[Chorus]
C             Bb
Listen to yourself
            F    C           F      C
And sing another song, sing another song
          Bb                C                F
And don't let them make you feel you don't belong
       C      Bb  C
Just on fire


[Verse 2]
F
You say you are not sure
F
How to live life anymore
Bb              F
No one ever is, no one ever is


[Chorus]
C             Bb
Listen to yourself
            F    C           F      C
And sing another song, sing another song
          Bb                C                F
And don't let them make you feel you are not strong
       C      Bb  C
Just on fire


[Bridge]
 Dm              F
Another stage of empty rage
    C                 Bb
And no one, no one is listening
       C                   Bb
No one cares and no one is listening
       C                     F
No one dares, you're just on fire


[Verse 3]
F
And you say you love me
F
But I'm not sure you truly see
Bb               F
Who I really am, who I really am


[Chorus]
C             Bb
Listen to yourself
            F    C           F      C
And sing another song, sing another song
          Bb              C                  F
And don't let me make you feel like you were wrong
       C      Bb  C
Just on fire
            F
I'm just on fire



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Track 11 - Happy At Last



[Intro]
E  D  B  A  (4x)

[Verse 1]
  E
I sound like Michael Stipe
      Dbm             Abm
And I dream like Carl Jung
      A
And I look just like a showgirl
    E                      B
Who sleeps with her makeup on


[Verse 2]
        A             E
And I'm ready for the footlights
   A                 B
To play the part I'm cast
  E            B
I may not be a star
                 A
But I'm happy at last


[Verse 3]
  E
I dance like Billy Budd
      Dbm             Abm
And I pray like Dinah Shore
    A
I disappear like Garbo
      E                 B
But I come back wanting more


[Verse 4]
      A                    E
And I don't know where I'm going
    A              B
I'm running out of cash
  E               B
I may not be well off
                 A
But I'm happy at last
            E               B
You know, I may not be well off
                 A       Dbm
But I'm happy at last


[Bridge]
           B            A                              Dbm
I'm not as smart as the Sunday Times crossword puzzle
          B           A         Dbm
Big words get me into trouble
        B            A                                   Dbm
I never see when the light shines down, I burn too fast
         B                      A
I may be pale, but I'm happy at last
             E
I'm happy at last


[Instrumental]
E  B  E  B  E  B  E  B


[Verse 5]
  E
I have a friend back home
    Dbm                Abm
Who likes to sleep all day
   A
He packs his pipe, reflects on life
    E                B
And dreams his debt away


[Verse 6]
   A                    E
He still lives with his parents
     A              B
Just like he always has
   E              B
He may not always know it
                  A
But he's happy at last
            E              B
You know he may not always know it
              A
He's happy at last
         E    D  B
Happy at last
A        E    D  B
Happy at last
E        A    D  B
Happy at last
A        E    D  B  A  E
Happy at last




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Track 12 - The Future That Was



C     G     F             G          C      G
Jesus,       the world is falling to pieces
         F                    G            C
Will you come back and be our hero and release us?
G      F                     G
And if so, will you get your own show?
F            C                 F
And we'll be saved and well behaved
              G
And you'll be famous

C      G       F        G
Here's to the future that was
C     G        F           G
Everything you thought it'd be but
C       G     F      G
Was it anything you thought of?
C      G      F        G
Here's to the future that was

C     G     F     G
C     G     F     G

(Same as Verse 1)
Thomas, a new century's upon us
You were enlightened but you weren't very honest
I know, was a long time ago
And things change and people change
And both have changed us

(Same as Chorus 1)
Here's to the future that was
Everything you thought it'd be but
Was it anything you thought of?
Here's to the future that was

(Same as Verse 1)
Samuel, your son is quite a handful
His grades are bad, he can't do math
And he tends to ramble
Our tests show that he's a bit slow
If he receives the help he needs
He'll ride the same bus

(Same as Chorus 1)
Here's to the future that was
Everything you thought it'd be but
Was it anything you thought of?
Here's to the future that was fine


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