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Joe Purdy - Im Not What You Need tab

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I'm Not What You Need
By Joe Purdy (
From the album The Sessions from Motor Ave.

Tabbed by Kevin (
Check out the Unofficial Joe Purdy Transcription site at

Standard tuning


The song is mostly picked, and most of the C and G chords have the ii note played
(lifting the middle finger for the C and the index finger for the G).


[ Tab from: ]
C                   F      G             C      F      G
Just want something beautiful, I want to look in your eyes
          C             F        Am      G         C  F  G
I want to listen to you sing my favorite song and cry
C                       F    G             C      F           G
Want to reach into your oceans, want to calm your sea when it storms
          C             F             Am      G               C  F  G
I want to let you take hold of this sinking ship and lead me home

F        G            C
But I'm not what you need
F           G            C
I've known you so much stronger
F            G               C   B    Am
But you are such a pleasant fiction to me
F                      C              F      G
So I guess that I'll dream of you a little longer


I want to pack up and move with you, oh and never look behind

I want to take your hand as we chase down the skyline

I want to tell you my stories, wake you up in the middle of the night

I want you to tell me when I'm wrong, and I just want you to smile at me when I'm right


Am              B         C            F      G
Don't want to take the light from your eyes
                            C          F     G
It would be nice if I could hold you tight
          C         F     G
While I lay in the sand
          C            F           Am         G
You could love what's left of this lonely excuse of a man

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