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Brett Dennen - Surprise Surprise chords

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Surprise, Surprise Ė Brett Dennen

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This is such a great and hugely underappreciated song! Iím almost certain that Brett
doesnít do it this way, and there is a ton of adlibbing in the recorded version, but 
itís a
good hasty-made foundation. Can be transposed and Capoíd if desired. It sounds like itís 
on a higher fret in the recording. Also, by no means is a barre on first and third
necessary. I have just included it for a better sound, as well as ease, in my opinion. 
If you feel inclined to play it without a barre, feel free to do so. Listen to the song 
for the strum pattern, itís sort of syncopated.



Intro:

Am C Fbar Gbar x2

Verse 1:

Am                                  C
Dark clouds gather in the afternoon
                                Fbar
Come together just to cry
                               Gbar
Seagulls struggling against the wind
                        Am
Falling out of the sky

Am                              C
Grandma's gathering aluminum cans
                            Fbar
In a rusty shopping cart
                                        Gbar
Born-againers getting their lives together
                                        Am
While my whole world's falling apart



Chorus:


Fbar
Open up your eyes
                           Gbar
It's happening all around you
                Fbar
If it hasn't found you
                                                Gbar
Well you know it's just a matter of time

Fbar
Surprise, surprise
                                        Gbar
What do you think the world owes you
                                Fbar
It's not the way it's supposed to go
                                                Gbar
Well you know it's just a matter of time


Verse 2:

Am                                  C
Songbird sitting in a tree house
                                2Fbar
With a trumpet to her lips
                                        Gbar
I'm laying on my back in the tall green grass
                        Am
Staring up at the eclipse

Am                                  C
Whispers lurking in the alley behind
                                         Fbar
Where the children wear no shoes
                                        Gbar
Call girls and corner kids hustling
                                  Am
Saying what do you got to lose


Chorus



Bridge:
E                                       F
And there's nowhere you can run to
                     C                    E
Because the eyes are upon you



Verse 3:

Am                                              C
Some of the coming up hard and hungry
                                   Fbar
Stepping up to take your turn
                                        Gbar
Some of them throwing their money in the fire
                        Am
Just to watch it burn


Chorus

It's just a matter of
It's just a matter of time
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