[Varies between E and F#m7] napoleon wore a black hat ate lots of chicken and conquered half europe napoleon was caught by the british imprisoned on elba he died on the phone chamberlain came crawling from munich with one piece of paper he waved at the camera peace in our time oh thank you herr hitler tell that to the polish tell that to the jews you take your babes up to the bathroom and then you lead them into the bedroom gnarly babes for pleasure and profit correctly applied could bring good results cynthia mask you're wearing a cynthia mask cynthia mask you're wearing a cynthia mask you're dressed as yourself you walk down the pavement you smile like a bowl you grin like a melon the people that pass they think that they know you they're too busy thinking to see who you are i'll reach your lungs like smoke in the orchard scattered in bushes the firemen laughing i'll rap your hands with personal signals don't come to me later come to me now cynthia mask you're wearing a cynthia mask cynthia mask cynthia mask i know how she feels but can't say a word because nothing is real in here not even her disguise yourself as you or another a brick or a spider in hunger and silence the yawning cross the hill full of pebbles inside you forever inside you is all cynthia mask
E C G in agony of pleasure E D i crumble to my knees A E i lick your frozen treasure G D you cup my furry bees but one bee bubbles over your fleshy brimming cup it falls into the clover and lands all downside up it crawls across your stomach not far above the food that you are still digesting inside your large intestine and into your hydrangea it draws its furry legs you're crouching like a stranger that aches to lay her eggs in ecstacy of pressure you quiver in the jam while naked angels measure a piece of rotting ham in symphonies of jelly you play with my disease while back across your belly there crawl dusty bees
A man next door came round one night to ask me for a drink i said i didn't anymore he said, 'that's what you think' D a tendril curled around his leg as he got up to leave A he said, 'a friend of yours was here but we all call him steve' A clean steve clean steve D A they don't come any dirtier than me E better watch out all you space cats D clean steve is a mineral man my cousin bruce came round to stay the father of my son he tore apart a stethoscope and pointed at the sun 'there's tentacles between our worlds,' he said, 'so i believe' i said, 'the man next door's best friend was making videos with clean steve' E you could have knocked him down with a feather clean steve lent me a pound in nineteen seventy-four that was a lot of money then i was extremely poor we had a party three years later clean steve wore a robe he brought a new nick lowe cassette and played it in the road clean steve clean steve they don't come any dirtier than me better watch out all you space cats clean steve is a mineral man i called up mark ellen but he wasn't really in instead i talked to his wife claire about some gigs she'd seen clean steve was outside the house watching both his feet we all had dinner with him once he gave us lots to eat there's some real people in the world and some who are pretend clean steve is making videos with the man next door's best friend he's good at playing frisbee and his teeth are shining bright i think he comes from liverhead if all my facts are right clean steve clean steve they don't come any dirtier than me better watch out all you space cats clean steve is a mineral man [The piano bit] A D +: C C D D C D D C D F D C D F D C K: A A G A A G A A G A A G -: E +: K: E E D E E D E G E D E G E D -: Or, for guitarists [my advice is to tune the high E and B up a fret, or tune G and D down a fret and capo up one] A F:--------------------------------------------------------- C:---------------0------0---------------------------------- G:-2-2-0-2-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0------------------------------- D:--------------------------------------------------------- Play with root on the D string for E and the C string for D. [hope this isn't too confusing.]
This is all Eve's fault :)
1. I've just worked out the chords, and one or two things RH MIGHT do, but I've never seen him perform this. Any help that could be given by those who have would be gratefully received.
2. I use a capo on the first fret, so that I play it in B ather than the C it seems to be in. This sounds like I'm making the chords trickier, but it's the only way I can make some of the picking structures work.
3. Talking of picking, apart from one or two rudimentary pointers, this is the chords only. I'll leave the fretwork for someone more able :)
4. There are only six chords, but they're mainly weird ones. I've given them special names for the purpose of writing them easily above the lyrics: actually played as (capo 1st) structure called
Csus4. . . . . . .Bsus4. . . . . . .xx9870 . . . .B^ Csus4/Bb . . . . .Bsus4/A. . . . . .xx7870 . . . .Bx Bb . . . . . . . .A. . . . . . . . .xx7650 . . . .A^ F. . . . . . . . .E. . . . . . . . .022100 . . . .E Dm . . . . . . . .C#m. . . . . . . .446654 . . . .C#m Bb . . . . . . . .A. . . . . . . . .002220 . . . .A
5. Occasionally, B^ and A^ are played with thumb or index finger on the sixth string (7x9870 and 5x7650 respectively). Occasionally (like on the last "in a glass hotel", Bx seems to be played xx7970.
6. This isn't definitive, it's a template. Anyone who wants to improve on it, or work it out without a capo, please feel free. I'd welcome it!
B^ B^ Bx B^ A^ E Seems like you were in a glass hotel, seems like, seems like B^ Bx B^ A^ E B^ Seems like there was someone else as well, seems like, seems... B^ Bx B^ A^ E Seems like you were in your glass hotel, seems like, seems like B^ Bx B^ A^ E B^ Seems like everything was going well, seems like, a dream E C#m Well the radio was playing in the darkness of the hall A E There was someone standing with you who just wasn't there at all B^ And you were laughing B^ A^ B^ A^ B^ A^ B^ A^ E C#m Well the telephone was ringing in the corridor of blue A E A geranium came out of it reminded me of you B^ And I was crying B^ Bx B^ A^ E Seems like you were in a glass hotel, seems like, seems like B^ Bx B^ A^ E B^ Seems like there was someone else as well, it seems like, it seems... E C#m Well there's nothing in the future and there's nothing in the past A E There is only this one moment and you've got to make it last B^ And you were laughing Bx E B^ In a glass hotel Then it goes into all sorts of fancy stuff based around the B^ and Bx. Good luck! James
Intro: various voicings under a droning d-string D Dmaj7 People get what they deserve Dmaj7 Ami Time is round and space is curved G Honey have you got the nerve... to be Queen D (various suspensions) Elvis? (repeats all verses) ------------ Emi D Justify your special ways Emi A7 Justify your special ways... (Repeats all choruses) ------------- B (high E & B strings open) Oh, and I'll A D G sculpt you... so very hard G D A7 Oh, and I'll sculpt you... 'til you bleed.
Sweet Ghost of Light
[C] Sweet Ghost of Light [Em] When you appear [Am] You fall around me [G] Everywhere I see your face As you pass by As fragile as a Dragonfly You jab me in The kidneys like A compass or an Iron spike I can't help Believing in you Because I love The things you do Sweet Ghost of Light I've lived too long I'll die for you Inside this song The sweetest death That I could dream Like petals flowing Down the stream And turn to blood As they dissolve And it's around you I revolve Sweet Ghost of Light You never fail By nothing else were You betrayed You fill me till I'm empty and You empty me like Grains of sand I love you more Than anyone Beneath the moon [A] Beneath the sun