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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.#

From: "Andrew Nicholson" 
Subject: c/citizen_fish/popsongs.tab
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 15:08:51 EST

                        Popsongs- Citizen Fish (from the album Thirst)

tabbed by archer (archer10@hotmail.com)

   B min      E maj               C min      G maj
e|-2--2--2-2--0--0--0-0--|     e|-3--3--3-3--3--3--3-3--|
B|-3--3--3-3--0--0--0-0--|     B|-4--4--4-4--3--3--3-3--|
G|-4--4--4-4--1--1--1-1--| x4  G|-5--5--5-5--4--4--4-4--| x4
D|-4--4--4-4--2--2--2-2--|     D|-5--5--5-5--5--5--5-5--|
A|-2--2--2-2--2--2--2-2--|     A|-3--3--3-3--5--5--5-5--|
E|------------0--0--0-0--|     E|------------3--3--3-3--|

   F# maj       B
G|-3--3--3-3-3--4--| after those first two intro bits....

Chords fer the verse:

   Em1   B    G   A

D|-9-----9----5---7---| all strummed 4x before the change

Verse Bit in ska rhythm (upstrummed chords... you know- it's a piece of

   Em1               B          G                  A
   You'll never make the charts if you sing about repression
   Em1                         B       G             A
   Because pretending to be in control is a national obsession
   Em1                B       G               A
   Even when the self control is let loose as agression
   Em1                      B                     G          A
  "Oh, you know, he doesn't mean it man, it's his natural expression"

Interludy bit betwixt verse 1 and 2
G|-------------------------0-0-0---0-2-------------| x2

  "It's his natural expression"

   Em1              B              G              A
   Some say the constant hammering is following a beat
   Em1                B                G                    A
   And popsongs heard to pass the time will break up the routine

Chorus: (power chords)

        B            E          B                E
In some hazy day pre-radio, you hear the hammers sing
         C               G               F#              B
Now they shout above the popsongs, go unnoticed and give in

      B    B       G        A

      B    B       G        A
      Go unnoticed and give in

Verse 3

   Em1                    B          G               A
   Claims to break up the routine- becomes a part of it
   Em1                    B           G               A
   But no signs of improvement in the way the hammers hit
   Em1                 B                    G              A
   You see the way the workers act when the chains relax a bit
   Em1          B            G              A
   It indicates their mental state as happy clean and fit

   Interlude bit again

  A bunch of B majors some ska, then some not.... and stuff

Chorus bit again

B              E                B              E
After day long happy tunes it's prime reaction time
B             E            B         E
Blob out horizontal to the spectacle sublime
C                G                C                 G
Replacing conversation space with pleasantries that rhyme
C                G                   F#                  B
"Have a good weekend folks just make sure you're back by 9"

      B         B           G       A

      B         B           G       A
      Just make sure you're back by 9

Verse 4

   Em1                        B            G           A
   So when the batteries went flat and the DJ went off air
   Em1                   B       G              A
   The atmosphere in the factory made everyone aware

Chorus again

            B               E                   B           E
They'd been replacing conversation space with dependency on sound
   C                 G                  F#                     B
So when the popsongs came back on, they turned the whole thing down
   C                 G                  F#                     B
So when the popsongs came back on, they turned the whole thing down


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