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The Get Up Kids
Something To Write Home About
1999 Vagrant Records
Submitted by: paramore_fans@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Tracklist:
1.) Holiday
2.) Action And Action
3.) Valentine
4.) Red Letter Day
5.) Out Of Reach
6.) 10 Minutes
7.) The Company Dime
8.) My Apology
9.) I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
10.) Long Goodnight
11.) Close To Home
12.) I'll Catch You

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1.) Holiday

Key: E

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
E -    022100
B -    x24442
C#m -  x46654
A -    x02220
F#m -  244222
G#m -  466444
E/G# - 476xxx
C -    x32010


Intro: E--C#m--G#m--A--


Verse 1:
E
What became of everyone 
  C#m
I used to know?
G#m
Where did our respectable 
   A
convictions go?
     E
Your words don't match the 
                C#m
story that your actions show
G#m          A
   What do I know?


Refrain 1:
F#m
   I'm sure you can't 
          A
help but remembering
  C#m
I thought that you'd be one
          A
Not to forget
  C#m
Remembering's not 
            A
helping you yet


Chorus 1:
    E
Say goodnight
      C#m
Means goodbye
           A
I know you think my life
      B             C#m E
will stop with you away
A
Maybe I can 
B
see you on
E        C#m
Holidays worlds away
A             B
I've never forgotten 
        C#m       E
all our yesterdays
    A
I'm lucky if 
       B
we're speaking on
E       C#m G#m A
Holidays


Verse 2:
    E
The evidence presents itself
   C#m
Accusingly
       G#m
You're absence speaking everything
    A
You think of me
E                             C#m
Now that I am faced with opportunity
G#m                  A   C
   You're not remembering


Refrain 2:
F#m                      A
   I'm not asking you to anyway
    C#m                         A
And even if you ever could cave in
  C#m                     A
i wouldnt know where to begin


Chorus 2:
    E
Say goodnight
      C#m
Means goodbye
           A
I know you think my life
      B             C#m E
will stop with you away
A
Maybe I can 
B
see you on
E        C#m
Holidays worlds away
A             B
I've never forgotten 
        C#m       E
all our yesterdays
    A
I'm lucky if 
       B
we're speaking on
C#m G#m  A   B
Holidays Holidays


Interlude: F#m--E/G#--A-- x3


Chorus 3:
    E
Say goodnight
      C#m
Means goodbye
           A
I know you think my life
      B             C#m E
will stop with you away
A
Maybe I can 
B
see you on
E        C#m
Holidays worlds away
A             B
I've never forgotten 
        C#m       E
all our yesterdays
    A
I'm lucky if 
       B
we're speaking on
C#m G#m  A   F#m E(hold)
Holidays Holidays

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2.) Action And Action

Key: E

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
C#m -  x46654
B -    x24442
A -    x02220
E -    022100
G#m -  466444
C -    x32010
F#m -  244222
Ab/C - x365xx


Intro: C#m-B-A-E-G#m---A (x3)

Organ: Will enter simultaneously with drums at 2nd time
e|-4----4----2-0--2-0--4----4----5----5---
B|---5----5--------------5----5----5----5-
G|----------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------- x2
A|----------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------



Verse 1:
E
  You really think that youíre bigger than this
Abm
  To the tune of ten thousand lisps
A
  Who would have thought weíd represent
C
  When I canít take a compliment?
E
  Overexposure is the key
Abm
  And any focus on me
A
  Is appreciated
C
  As it should be


Refrain 1:
C#m  Abm
  No wonder now
A   E       Abm
  I finally found
                          A
The right formula look for


Chorus 1:
E           Abm
  You taught me how
A       B
  I play the fool
E          Abm
  Every mistake that I make
A                 F#m
  I couldnít have made without you
E            Abm
  Whatís said is done
A          B
  And plain to see
A                            B C
  You take it all too seriously


(Repeat Intro but only twice)


Verse 2:
E
  What better way to make an honest mistake
Abm
  Than a televised hand of fate
A
  When the worldís closing in on you
C
  A decision would be overdue
E
  Now nothing left is out of hand
Abm
  A stronger jaded man stands
A
  If the world is ending
C
  Then we toast to it


Refrain 2:
C#m    Abm
  Iím stronger now
A     E
  But not without
Abm                         A
  The right formula look for


Chorus 2:
E           Abm
  You taught me how
A       B
  I play the fool
E          Abm
  Every mistake that I make
A                 F#m
  I couldnít have made without you
E            Abm
  Whatís said is done
A          B
  And plain to see
A                         B
  Hereís all you get from me
Ab/C
  Hereís all you get from me


Organ: C#m(hold)-A(hold)-E(hold)-G#m(hold)


Bridge:
C#m           A
  Iím down for whatever
E                     Abm
  Whatís there left to wait for?
C#m           A
  Iím down for whatever
E                     Abm
  Whatís there left to wait for?
A-B         A-B  Ab/C
    wait for   I wait


(Repeat Chorus 2)


End on C#m

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3.) Valentine

Key: E

Tuning: Standard ADGBe

Chords used:
E -    022100
B -    x24442
C#m -  x46654
A -    x02220
E/G# - 476xxx


Intro: E--B--C#m--A (x2)

E      B               C#m A
  It's words you forget To anniversary songs
E     B           C#m        A
  The bottles bite back Your tolerance wrong
E             B                 C#m        A
  Your good intentions count for little anymore
E                  B            C#m-A
  If you're sorry, Why wage war?


Refrain 1:
E/G#              A                                   E
  Im not fully convinced,There's something wrong with this
                       C#m                A
Could another point of view, Biased and untrue,
B      A  B
Tear me, away from you?


Chorus 1:
E      B   A    C#m   B  A  E/G# A         B
  Will you be my      Va-lentine, If I'm a world away?
E  B A     C#m  B   A    E/G#  A          B         A         B
  Apologies are breaking me      Constants aren't so constant anymore


Interlude: E(hold)-B(hold)-C#m(hold)-A(hold)


Verse 2:
E         B            C#m                  A
  Two days to wait for calls to come through
E             B                C#m          A
  Tonight for me translates to yesterday to you


Refrain 2:
E/G#               A                   E
  You Bend and you wave You're barely away
                   C#m                               A
Wish i could say tonight, When you bend and wave goodbye
 B      A  B 
"Take me   with you."


(Repeat Refrain)


Chorus 2:
E      B   A    C#m   B  A  E/G# A         B
  Will you be my      Va-lentine, If I'm a world away?
E  B A     C#m  B   A    E/G#  A          B          C#m             E
  Apologies are breaking me      Constants aren't so constant anymore
Constants aren't so constant anymore (will you be my valentine)
Constants aren't so constant anymore (will you be my valentine)
Constants aren't so constant anymore (will you be my valentine)
until fade out

A          B         A        B       E(hold)   
  Constants aren't so constant anymore

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4.) Red Letter Day

Key: E

Tuning; Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
E -   022100
Es4 - 022200
C#m - x46654
D -   xx0232
B -   x24442
A -   x02220
G#m - 466444
F#m - 244222
Am -  x02210


Intro: E--Es4--E (x4)


Verse 1:
E                 A             D 
  Youíve got some nerve I never knew
              A                              C#m
What with the world we gave away in front of you
E          D                A
  I see it all Much clearer now
                                Am
Youíre just a phase Iíve gotten over anyhow


Refrain 1:
C#m    B   E                G#m     C#m--B
  Itís over, Iím not giving in again


Chorus:
A            B
  Weíre loyal like brothers
C#m              E
  Just us versus all the others
A                B                C#m--B
  You the one for You the one for me?
A          B
  I trusted misleading
C#m        E
  Promises worth repeating
A               B          A  F#m
  How could you do this to me?


Verse 2:
E            A          D
  Red letter day that I learned
A                                C#m
  Iím sure youíll get what you deserve
E          D
  I see it all Much clearer sinceÖ
A              Am
  Far past the point of this.


Refrain 2:
C#m    B
  Itís over


(Repeat Chorus except last line)


A               B
  How could you do this
A               B          A  B
  How could you do this to me?


Bridge:
                E
Ö And if itís a lie
                               Abm
I donít want to be the one who signed
                    C#m
Iím not the one who falls down
     B       A
Itís over now
               E
If you want to tryÖ
                F#m-Abm-A
Try to forget it
        C#m   B
Iíll say itís over
C#m   F#m---B
  Iím gone


(Repeat Chorus last line)


Outro:
A               B
  How could you do this
A               B          E(hold)
  How could you do this to me?

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5.) Out Of Reach

Key: B

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
B -   x24442
F# -  244322
Ebm - x68876
G#m - 466444
E -   022100
C#m - x46654

F#-F pluck
e|-----
B|-----
G|-----
D|-----
A|-----
E|-2-1-


Intro: B-F#-Ebm-G#m-E-F#-G#m-B(F#-F pluck) E-F#-Ebm-G#m-E--F#


Verse 1:
B      F#       Ebm
  Long way from home
Abm          E        F#         Abm  B(F#-F pluck)
  lost by an echo I'd never have known
E      F#     Ebm      Abm         E     
  I've got pictures to prove I was there
              F#
but you don't care
B        F#     Ebm Abm          E           F#    Abm  B(F#-F pluck)
  Here's me overseas, across the pond by the Dover peaks
E      F#         Ebm       Abm      E     
  I've smuggled myself into new nationalities
                F#
you think you'd be proud of me


Chorus:
B                   E
  There's room to believe
       Abm           F#           B
out of sight, out of mind, out of reach
      C#m  Abm      Ebm      E  F# 
Start over    is no way to begin


(Repeat Intro, Verse 1 and Chorus Twice)

         E   F#
way to begin
         B(hold)
way to begin

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6.) 10 Minutes

Key: B, E

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

chords used:
B -   x24442
E -   022100
G#m - 466444
F# -  244322
C#m - x46664
A -   x02220


Intro:

Drumbeats:

B-E-B-E-G#m-E-G#m-F#-B-E-B-E-G#m-E(hold)


Verse 1:
    B
Ten minutes to downtown
       E
is ten minutes too far
        G#m                 F#
When my friends all say I'm crazy
B
maybe I'm being selfish
E
Maybe I'm just scared
G#m                F#
Don't be gone when I get 
       G#m           E G#m
home I need you there


Refrain 1:
F#   E                C#m-B-C#m-
If I had to explain it
B E                       C#m B C#m
I wouldn't know where to start
     B           E
It's like you're falling in 
           C#m          B-E-B-E-G#m-E-G#m-F#-B-E-B-E-G#m-E-B-
love while i just fall apart


Verse 2:
F#  B
Ten minutes to downtown 
       E
is ten minutes too far
        G#m                     F#
when my heart is saying you're crazy
B
Maybe things are getting better
E
Maybe things aren't so bad
G#m                F#
Don't be gone when I get 
            G#m       E G#m
home you're all I have


Refrain 2:
F#   E                C#m-B-C#m-
If I had to explain it
B E                       C#m B C#m
I wouldn't know where to start
     B           E
It's like you're falling in 
           C#m          A--
love while i just fall apart


Chorus 1:
E       B     E           B
Pockets empty How can you tell 
        C#m             B
me that everything will work out
  E         B
a pointless fight 
     E             B
when you're always right and
A               B
Everything will work out
A      C#m
  your words out


Guitar Solo: E-B-E-B-C#m--B-- x2 A--C#m--B(hold)---


Interlude: E-C#m-B-E-C#m-B-


Bridge:
E         C#m    B       E
Sometimes I miss you more 
    C#m         B   B
whenever I'm at home
E         C#m      B     E
I've been home all summer
        C#m          B   B
Now I'm leaving you alone


Breakdown: C#m-B-C#m-B-A----


Chorus 2:
E       B     E           B
Pockets empty How can you tell 
        C#m             B
me that everything will work out
  E         B
a pointless fight 
     E             B
when you're always right and
A               B       E B E B
Everything will work out
C#m             B       E B E B
Everything will work out
C#m             B       A B-E--E(hold)
Everything will work out

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7.) The Company Dime

Key: G

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
G -    320033
D -    xx0232
C -    x32010 or C9 - x320033
Am -   x02210
G/B -  x2x003
Bm -   x24432
D/F# - 2x023x


Intro: D


Verse 1:
C                                D
  I watched it all come crashing down
                  Bm       C
On the verge of a world profound
                     D
Standing on unstable ground
       D/F#         C
Adding insult to irony
                                      D
I think itís really gonna happen this time
                 Bm      C
Our calls on the company dime
                       D
Reluctance ties up the line
          D/F#
With irresponsibility


Interlude: G-D-C

Guitar 2:
e|-----------3-2---3-2---3-2-3-2---3-2---3-2-5--3--2----|
B|-----0-1-3-----3-----3---------3-----3--------------3-|
G|-0-2--------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2:
C                      D
  No matter save for a friend
            Bm   C
No argument can amend
                         D
Irreplaceable but in the end
         D/F#                    C
One star player doesnít save the team
                     D
Now youíre open to attack
                 Bm      C
Our burden rests on your back
                 D
Replace, re-track
   D/F#
Responsibility


Interlude 2: G-D-C--Am

Guitar 2:
e|-----------3-2---3-2---3-2-3-2---3-2---3-2-5--3--2-----3--2-|
B|-----0-1-3-----3-----3---------3-----3--------------3-------|
G|-0-2--------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
C(hold)
Iím still waiting for
 G/B(hold)         G
(Iím still waiting for)
Am         G/B
You to get over this
C(hold)
Iím still waiting for
 G/B(hold)         G
(Iím still waiting for)
Am         G/B
You to get over this
C(hold)
Iím still waiting for
 G/B(hold)         G
(Iím still waiting for)
Am         G/B C
You to get over this


Verse 3:
C                     D
  Anonymous until the ending
                  Bm      C
Spent a long long time pretending
                         D
And a longer day spent accepting
         D/F#               C
What the world ahead would store
                         D
You only learn but not believing
                     Bm   C
That the industry is unforgiving
                            D
Everything that youíve been giving
      D/F#
Isnít what it was before


(Repeat Interlude 2 and Chorus)


Interlude 3: G-Am-C-D (x2)

Guitar 2:
e|-----------------------
B|-1-0-1-0-1-0-----------
G|-----------------------
D|----------------------- x8
A|-----------------------
E|-----------------------


Bridge:
G        Am
  Replace, re-track
C        D
  Replace, re-track
G        Am        C-D(hold)
  Replace, re-track


(Repeat Chorus and Interlude 3 until fade out)

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8.) My Apology

Key: G


Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
G -    320033
D -    xx0232
Em -   022000
C -    x32010
Bm -   x24432
Am -   x02210
E/G# - 4xx45x or 476xxx


Verse 1:
                        Em  C
Youíll be accepting my apology
                      G      C
For taking things too seriously
                   G                E/G#
Sometimes Iím old enough to keep routines         
              Am               C
Sometimes Iím child enough to scream
         Em               C
For everything I broke in two
              G                      C
Youíre barely missing me Iím missing you
                   G           E/G#
And everything you do I really do
         Am        C
I really do Sure I do


Refrain 1:
Bm                   C
My once photographic memory
G                             Em
  For recollectionsís sake is failing me
C
  I canít remember for the life of me


Chorus:
G               Bm
Sometimes I can think to recite
Em           C
Words that I read and rewrite
   Bm                                 C
My pens paint people that Iíve proven wrong
(repeat)

Em        C
  We move on


Verse 2:
      Em          C
Get a job where I tell
            G                 C
All of my accounts of someone else
                    G                    E/G#
Iím quick enough to judge that they were wrong
            Am           C
And that we knew it all along
       Em               C
Sing a long long-winded song
           G               Em(hold) D(hold) C       
I would be content to hum along     Humm


Bridge:
     G                                   C
If I state that my fingers know where to show
                          Em
What everyone should have known
            G
Iíll let it go
                    C
Hopefully youíll forget
                        Em
Any words that I put in print
                C(hold)
My luck, youíll change
                              C
Have strength enough to walk away


(Repeat Chorus 4 times)


Outro:

G(hold)
Wrong

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9.) I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel

Key: C

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
F -  133211
G -  320003
Am - x02210
Em - 022000
C -  x32010


Intro: F-G-Am-Em (x4) F--G--C--Am--F--G--C--


Verse 1:
C                                     F
  Come tomorrow Iíll be on my way back home
G      C                                F
In the morning call from a roadside telephone
C                   F
  One night doesnít mean the rest of my life


Chorus:
G      F       Am    Em   F
  If I go itís not impossible
G    Am     C        F    G
Possible is probably wrong
        Am Em
So, let go 
      F     G       C
cause Iím afraid to try
        F               C--F--G
Keep my hands by my side


Verse 2:
F                G
  You wonít come back
  C                          Am
I hope some day youíll understand
        F            G
I wanna try, make it right
                C
Donít know if I can


Bridge:
     F    G Am             Em
Last night  everything was right
            F    G
The rain was gone
    Am                 Em             F     G
One summer nightís the only time weíve known
Am         Em
  So, shut your eyes
F          G               C(hold)
  When you wake up Iíll be gone
                        F    C--
When you wake up Iíll be gone
C                   F                   G
  One night doesnít mean the rest of my life


(Repeat Chorus except last line)

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10.) Long Goodnight

Key: E

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
E -    022100
B -    x24442
C#m -  x46654
A -    x02220
B -    x24442
F#m -  244222
G#m -  466444
E/G# - 4xx45x


Intro: C#m--E/G#-B-E--B (x3) C#m--E/G#-B-E--A---


Verse 1:
C#m  E/G# B  E       B
  Every  attempt to 
C#m  E/G#   B    E    A
  is filled with holes 
C#m        E/G# B  E  B         C#m--E/G#-B-E--A--    
  it reads like a polygraph i'm told 


Refrain:
B                A
  i'm not better anyway 
B(hold)
  let it go 


Verse 2:
C#m E/G# B E         B
  i never sleep still 
C#m    E/G# B  E  A
  less i    forget 
C#m    E/G# B  E    B       C#m--E/G#-B-E--A--
  tied down by handicaps instead 


Refrain 2:
B                A
  i'm not better anyway
B                              A                                          
  but i didn't want it to turn out this way 


Chorus:
       C#m      B         A       E
sing a long goodnight, forget any fight
  A       E      Abm
refuse to rest assured
              C#m   B       A      E
it comes with no reply hold on too tight
  A       E     Abm(hold)
i hang on every word 


Interlude: A--F#m--G#m--A--E--A--F#m--G#m--A--E


Bridge:
E                   A                               F#m
  if it all ended tonight, you know that i wouldn't mind
                         Abm                 A
it'd be back to the good old times before it won
(repeat)


(Repeat Chorus twice)


Outro: A--E

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11.) Close To Home

Key: D

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
D -    xx0232
D/F# - 2x023x
Bm -   x24432
G -    320033
A -    x02220
Em -   022000
A/C# - x476xx or x4222x
F#m -  244222


Verse 1:
D                     G
  Summer swallowed us whole
           Bm
Waited for you to come around
D/F#    G
  Every word you wrote
D                        G
Down, we read it over to know
             Bm
Would they believe in us now?
D/F#         G
  Thereís no shame like no
D                                G
Sound from sources hits close to home
     Bm
Everything that weíve found
     D/F#          G
Says make your own destiny But


Chorus:
Bm       A  G    A    D
  Youíre unaware that you
           G
Should be scared
Bm
Maybe youíll learn from
A  G
mistakes that we make
D/F#        G          A   Bm
  Weíre not waiting forever
   D/F# G            A       Bm
We know youíll never be there
D/F#        G          A   Bm
  Weíre not waiting forever
       D           Bm       G-----
If you get out See you there


Interlude: D--G--Bm--D/F#-G

Guitar 2:
e|--------0----------0---2----------0------2-0-----------0---|
B|----3-----3----3-----3----------3---3--------3-2-3-2-3---3-|
G|------2----------2----------2----------2-------------------|
D|-0-----------0------------0---0----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2:
D                     G
  Summer swallowed us whole
           Bm
Waited for you to come around
D/F#         G
  Thereís no shame like no
D                                G
Sound from sources hits close to home
     Bm
Everything that weíve found
     D/F#          G
Says make your own destiny But


(Repeat Chorus except last line)

          D            A
If you get out See you there
           Bm                G
Youíre not awake As Iím aware
Woo

D--A--Bm--G


Bridge:
Bm       A   G
Maybe we had all you
        Em         D    A/C#
Figured absolutely wrong
Bm             A  G
Thereís been a misunderstanding
Em             D   A/C#
Weíve had all along
Bm       A   G
Maybe we had all you
        Em         D    A/C#
Figured absolutely wrong
(Maybe we had all you
Figured absolutely wrong)
Bm           A    G
You can read about
(You can read)
 Em                 D--F#m--Bm--A-G--Em--D-A/C#-Bm--A-G------Em----D
About it when weíre gone

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12.) I'll Catch You

Key: A

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords used:
A -   x02220
D/F#  2x023x
E -   022100
D -   xx0232
F#m - 244222
Bm -  x24432
C#m - x46654


Intro: A--D/F#-- x6


Verse 1:
         A
Can you sleep as the sound 
                        D/F#
hits your ears one at a time?
an unspoken balance here
A                             D/F#
  unabridged for so many years
     A                   D/F#
that i should stare at receivers 
     A               D/F# E
to receive her isn't fair


Chorus:
D
  don't worry 
    A
i'll catch you
D
  don't worry 
    A
i'll catch you
D            C#m(hold) Bm(hold)
  don't ever worry


Verse 2:
A
    your arms in mine    
D/F#
    anytime
A
    i wouldn't trade anything
D/F#
    you're still my everything
A                 D/F# 
    to my surprise    before 
       A      D/F# E
my eyes you arrive


(Repeat Chorus)


Bridge:
F#m          E           D
   i'm still breaking old habits habits
     F#m            E         A
when you pulled the wool over me
A            D/F#            A
   i can see everything everything
F#m  E     D
   re-membering 
F#m    E    A   D/F# A D/F#
   jinx removing


(Repeat Chorus)


Outro:
F#m   E          D
   no need for reminding you're 
 F#m           E          A(hold)
still all that matters to me
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