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This is based on the live performance Craig put on for WEXT and may differ from what will be on the new album, We All Want the Same Things. Capo on 5. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Be Honest, off of Craig Finn's "We All Want the Same Things" album.
Based off of the 97.7 WEXT performance (https://youtu.be/rMnu4iawkOE)
Capo: V
The basic strumming pattern for the verses: C, Em, F*, G**
* Leave the first string open for the F, this shall drone through all the chords.
**I don't know the name of this chord, but it plays on a G.

[The chords]
  G**   F*   C    Em   Am  
E|-0----0----0----0----0----|
B|-1----1----1----0----1----|
G|-0----2----0----1----2----|
D|-0----3----2----2----2----|
A|-2----3----3----2----0----|
E|-3--------------0---------|
If anyone can tell me the proper names of the F and G described here I will correct them in this tab.
The strumming pattern for the chorus: Am, Em, F*, C, F, C, G?** (double duration on the G variant).
After that Craig just plays straight eighth notes with two lines of lyrics before each note shift.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
So there's the song.  Here it is with the lyrics:

[Intro]
C, Em, F*, G**

[Verse]
         C                        
Well her body was an outpost 
      Em
For ideas that didn't work,
    F*                            
A nation failed and broken,
    G**
Invaded and then burned,
         C                                 
And the crumbles and the ashes 
     Em
That settled in her purse
           F*                         
Were the ruins of an empire 
         G**
And the people we once were
         C                                 
We were limping up on Lake street 
          Em
When she motioned toward the church
                 F* 
She said, "The hardest thing they ask me 
        G**
Is, 'Amanda, Does it hurt?'
                C                                 
'Cause it's not pain, it's more like pressure 
       Em
On the edges of my eyes
        F      
I see scales and bloody feathers 
        G
When I look into the light.
         C                               
And my password is, 'Be honest.' 
        Em
And my network is, 'Evolved.'
       F*                                                G**
And I can't guarantee I'll pick up every time that you call.

[Chorus]
Am                         Em        
Ain't it spooky when they all go away, 
          F*                         C
Ain't it strange how they just dissappear?
F*                      C                      
It really sucks getting sick on the bus, 
           G**
It's even worse when the teenagers cheer.
Am                     Em            
Ain't it funny how we all get by, 
    F*                           C
But not the way that makes us laugh.
F                        C                         
The lust burns off into handshakes and hugs, 

       G**
In the end it comes down to the cash.

E|0
And I was calling from the car park when they kicked in the door.
E|1
They pulled the pistols from the holsters, put the people on the floor.
E|3
It's not the fear it's the frustration. Gettin' sick of being scared.
A|0
They play a princess to her feet.  Made a handle from her hair.

[Verse]
        C                                  
I was thinkin' 'bout the progress, 
       Em
How a change is gonna come.
        F*                       
I was hearing the announcements. 
        G**
I was running from the guns.
          C                        
And desperation fueled the dancers. 
            Em
There's a sadness in the sex.
          F*                              
And they lingered over dinner.
         G**
And they ran out on the checks.
          C                         
And our safeword is still "stop it."
          Em
And our style is self-involved.
       F*                                                 G**
And I can't guarantee I'll pick up every time that you call.

[Chorus]
Am                         Em                         F*                          C
Ain't it somethin' how the people switch partners?  You've just gotta wait your turn.
F*                        C                              G?**    
It's really hard getting kicked in the heart, it's even worse watching big buildings burn.
Am                      Em                          F*                          C
Ain't it strange how it all fades to black just when it starts to feel really nice?
F*                                              C                             G?**    
And I was banging 'round your party trying to locate all the love in the light.
E|0
And the speed accrested early, but then it ran its course.
E|1
So I showered then got ready.  Started on my chores.
E|3
It was rushin' through my blood.  It was comin' through my pores,
A|0
And my heart was chargin' forward, and I threw up off the porch,

[Verse]
C                                             
And we were limpin' up t'wards Lake street.  She motioned towards the church.
Em                                     
She said, "The hardest question ever is, 'Amanda, does it hurt?'
F                                               
'Cause it's not pain, it's more like pressure.  In some ways that's much worse.
G?**
The ruins of an empire.  The people we once were.
        C (let ring)              
If a revolution's really coming,
         Em (let ring)
Then we all need to be well.
    F* (let ring)                                       G**(let fade)
So maybe it's just best if we both take care of ourselves.

            
            
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