Beck – One Foot In The Grave tab

Artist : BECK
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1. He's A Mighty Good Leader
2. Sleeping Bag
3. I Get Lonesome
4. Burnt Orange Peel
5. Cyanide Breath Mint
6. See Water
7. Ziplock Bag
8. Hollow Log
9. Forcefield
10. Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods
11. Asshole
12. I've Seen The Land Beyond
13. Outcome
14. Girl Dreams
15. Painted Eyelids
16. Atmospheric Conditions 


open C# tuning

Intro follows this basic pattern:
C# ||-----0-------------|| G# ||----------0--------|| F ||---------------0---|| C# ||-----0------0------|| G# ||-------------------||C# ||-0------0----------||
C# ------0--2/4---4----------4--2--0--------0-------- G# -0--2-------------0----------------0h2-----0------ F -------------0------0----------------------------- C# ------0--2/4--------------4--2--0------0--------0- G# -0--2------------------------------0h2------------ C# -----------------------0---------------------0----
------0--2/4---4---------4--5---4------------------ -0--2-------------0---------------------0------0--- -------------0------0---------0---0---------------- ------0--2/4-------0-----4--5---4---------4------4- -0--2---------------------------------------------- -----------------------0--------------0------0-----
------------2--------------------0- -2-0------0---0--------2p0----0---- ---0--0h1-------1----1-----1--0---- ---0--0h2------------2-----------0- -2----------------0---------------- ------------------------------0----
He's a mighty good leader, He's a mighty good leader He's a mighty good leader, all the way All the way, he's a mighty good leader He's a mighty good leader, all the way He took my mother, He took my mother, He took my mother, all the way All the way, way up to heaven He took my mother, all the way +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2. SLEEPING BAG guitar tuned down 1/2 step A C# D A G# D A guitar 2 follows the chords lazily on slide:
D#--------------------------------------------A#----5---------9-----------10-----------5----G ------5---------9------------10----------5-- etc.D#--/5----5--/9-----9---/10-------10--/5------A#--------------------------------------------D#--------------------------------------------
A C# open up the door D A lay the orange juice on the floor G# D A we're having a picnic on the ugly part of town the sleeping bags on fire and its getting down to the wire so grab a sofa spot and settle down awhile cause its getting hard to think and my clothes are starting to shrink and the moon is sagging down like a metal ball and the world is a holiday smoking in an old ashtray they just blow it out their nose and say ok so lets try to make this last the past is still the past and tomorrow is just another crazy scam (repeat first verse) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3. I GET LONESOME
Intro: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------------------------------------
Verse: 2x||--------------------------------------------------||||--------------------------------------------------||||--------------------------------------------------||||-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------------------------------||||-------------------0-0-0--------0-0-0-------------||||-------3-3-3--------------0-0-0-------3-3-3-3-3-3-||
Chorus: 4x||-------------------------||||-------------------------||||-------------------------||||-------------------------||||-------0-0-0-------------||||-0-0-0-------3-3-3-3-3-3-||
Lyrics: Well there aint nobody left to impress and everyone's kissing their own hands its 666 on the kichen floor aint no fire in the pan I get lonesome (4x) (repeat intro) so glad to be a slab stiff as a stick on a board i get thoughts and dirty socks piled in the corner i get lonesome (4x) D7 G D7 G Getting fat on your own fears bring that beer over here i stomp on the floor just to make a sound i get lonesome (4x) D7 G (6x) ooooooh D ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 4. Burnt Orange Peel B I'm on the run with things to be (we're on the road/we're on the run) I've got a garden hose and a color tv A# F# B I've got time on my hands A# F# B I've got time on my hands E G# B Nobody cares what I do I'm on the run with things to do (we're on the road/long ago) I've got a burnt orange peel and a potato stew I've got work to get done I've got work to get done Nobody knows where to run (up 1/2 step) I've got a quart of milk and some sound advice I've got But they smell so nice Don't give me the flu Nobody knows I'm with you (up 1/2 step) Back and forth I dodge a fly Like a feather in the sky Write me out a check Give me all your cash Nobody knows, so let's just go home ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5. CYANIDE BREATH MINT Tune guitar down one full step A F D G Definitely, this is the wrong place to be F C there's blood on the futon, E A there's a kid drinkin' fire. F Goin' down to the sea, D G they got people to meet, F C shakin' hands with themselves, E F Gb lookin' out for themselves. C F G When they ask you for credit, F C give them a branch. C F G When they want you to get it, F C chew on the grass. E F I know, I know D G 'cause they told me to tell you F C there's nothing to tell you, E A there's nothing to sell you. In the afternoon, riding the scapegoat, burning equipment, decomposing. Cool off your jets, take off your sweats, I got a funny feeling they got plastic in the afterlife. When they want you to cry, leap into the sky. When they suck your mind, like a pigeon you fly. I know, I know, it's the positive people running from their time looking for some feeling. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 6. SEE WATER tune guitar down 1/2 step
intro: 4x||---------------||||---------------||||---------------||||---2---5-2---2-||||-0---0-----0---||||---------------||
chorus: A D---------------6--7---7--7---0--0---------
Close your eyes and see water sliding up the back of your head folding into your clothing covering everything you said A D Climb up into A D Who's going to miss you Dry up on the shoreline drinking everything you see offering things to the ladies bowing down in the mossen trees A D Climb up into A D Nobody's going to miss you play open low E string at end +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 7. ZIPLOCK BAG open Eb tuning guitar 2 plays above nut during intro
guitar 1 3x||-------------||---------------||-------------||---------------||-------------||---------------||-------------||---------------||------3/7~~\-||-----5-5\4~~---||-0-0---------||---5-----------
guitar2 3x||-------------||---------------||-------------||---------------||-----8\7~~\--||-----5/7-7\4~~-||-------------||---------------||-------------||---------------||-0-0---------||-5-5-----------
Open up bare me my love ain't no cat laying flat on the road It's so loud seems I've been here ziplock bag oh my god +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8. HOLLOW LOG tune down 1 1/2 steps
INTRO: 4x||--------------------------||||---0---------------0------||||------0--------0----------||||---0------0------0------0-||||--------------------------||||-3------3----3-------3----||
VERSE: 2x||-----------------------||------------------------------------- ||-------------0---------||--------------0-----------0---------- ||-0---0---2-------0-----||-2---0---2--------0--2-------2---0--- ||----0-----0----0-----0-||------------------------------------- ||-----------------------||-3-3---3---3--3--3--3--3--3-3--3---3- ||-3-----3-----3-----3---||-------------------------------------
2x ||----------------------||-------------------- ||--------0---0---------||-2h3--3-----3------- ||--0--0----------------||-------------------- ||---0-----0----0--2--0-||----0----0---0----0- ||----------------------||-------------------- ||-3----3-----3----0----||--3----3---3---3----
Lyrics: go where you want to do the things you feel walk around with a broken leg and a hundred dollar bill get yourself a pistol get yourself a dog stay up all night gettin' drunk sleepin' on a hollow log walk till your restless sleep till your tired wake up without thinking your the one that I desire ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 9. FORCEFIELD tune down 1/2 step
guitar 1 4x||-------------------------------||-----||-------------------------------||-5---||---2---2----4---4----6---6-----||-----||-------------------------------||-----||-0---0---/2---2---/4---4----4\-||-----||-------------------------------||-----
guitar 2 4x||------------------------------||||------------------------------||||------------------------------||||------------------------------||||-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-4-5-4-0-0-0-0--||||------------------------------||
chorus 2x||----------------------||||----------------------||||---2----2----2----2---||||----------------------||||-0----0----0----0-----||||--------------------3-||
stand outside with a suitcase (there's a forcefield round my neck) walk around all the while (and it stands just where I sat) look at the people driving backwards (and the stance I took on that) no particular style (leaves that forcefield round my back) don't let it get near you don't let it get too close don't let it turn you into (and the stance I took on that) the things you hate the most (leaves a forcefield round my neck) roll out your silver-dollar coffins pull out your buckskin gloves tell them anything you want to the sound comes from above chorus +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 10. FOURTEEN RIVERS FOURTEEN FLOODS Beck plays variations on this throughout, but this touches on each significant riff involved open C# w/slide
C# ||--0--/4--5--7~------------/7p0--4~----------G# ||--------------------0-----/7----------------F ||-----------------x--0------------------x--0-C# ||-----------------x--0------------------x--0-G# ||-----------------x---------------------x--0-C# ||-----------------------0--------------0-----
Fourteen rivers fourteen floods send your body to the heavens above. Don't get drunk don't get dry just bring your money next Saturday night. Forty miles on a cattle trail with a happy mule and nothing on my mind all my life I've been talking fast taking all the things that I should have let pass. Throw my hat on a coffee mill put another brick in the fire place. Well I don't know about you or me but some got loose back on down. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 11. ASSHOLE tune guitar down 1 1/2 steps (C E A)4x C E A Your brains went black when she took back her love C E A and put it out into the sun C E A The birds did fly when the heavens all went dry C E A And the cigarettes are smokin by themselves CHORUS F She'll do anything E She'll do anything A C She'll do anything to make you feel like an asshole Call her name, she looks the same as you question mark stretched across the skin She dangles carrots, makes you feel embarrassed to be the fool you know you are (Chorus) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 13. I`VE SEEN THE LAND BEYOND tune down 1/2 step F From these shores where we belong C F I have seen the land beyond Where the lord is strange and strong C F I have seen the land beyond Bb F There's no telling who'll be dead C F When the pale horse is turning red Bb F And their tongues will burn in vain C F And everything will feel the same There's no patience there's no peace I have seen the land beyond Where the gravestones never cease I have seen the land beyond Through the troubles of the years A heavenly apparition appears And we're haunted by our own minds And the spirit calls in the skies From these shores where we belong I have seen the land beyond I'll be there and I'll be gone I have seen the land beyond ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 13. OUTCOME
Intro + verse: 4x-||--------------------------------||-||--------------------------------||-||--------------------------------||-||----7--6-------------4---3------||-||--------------------------------||-||--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--4-4-4-4-||
Seventeen years in the city static clinging to the ceiling never did I think it would come to this how come it's different than I expected never did I think it would come to this how come it's different than I expected Riot cops cheerleaders eyebrows painted on their heads mouthful of rotting cavities drinking coca cola in the street (chorus) Shot in the leg shot in the leg my name is a bone nobody home my hand is a wire the sky is on fire the drums aren't beating pistols in jeans laugh at the dead laugh at the dead love if you're dead dead as a fly ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 14. GIRLS DREAMS tune guitar down 1 1/2 steps A C You're just the girl of my dreams G F# C D G But it seems my dreams never come true (repeat) A C G I first met you down on Lover's Lane F# C D G The birds were insane flapping all about A C G F# Softly you would sing swinging in your swing C D G It wasn't night it wasn't day (repeat chorus 2x) (instrumental verse 2x) (repeat chorus 1x) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 15. PAINTED EYELIDS guitar tuned down 1/2 step A E I wake up and look upon your painted eyelids F# E7 The world is your oyster and the trash bags are your kids A E The ceiling is invisible there's a bird sinkin thru the sky F# E7 And every hour that passes is teachin me how to cry D7 A Cuz it's lonely here in the ugly part of town B7 E7 The buildings are all vacant and the telephones are down There's a police siren singing like a tiger with no skin The sewer drain is glowing and I don't know what state I'm in And the river is on fire there's chemicals and debris And all the roads are blocked off they're just too hard to see So cancel my appointments and set up a whole new show Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a life to call my own (Harmonica solo over A-E-F#-E7) So get me a plate of money get me a blanket and a chair The limitations are limitless they're floating thru the air Cuz it's real and it's true the things I see in you And there's nothin I wouldn't talk about with the clearest dream A that ever drifted by ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 16. ATMOSPHERIC CONDIDTIONS guitar tuned down 1/2 step
guitar 2 follows chords on slide:--------10--------------12--------------15------------10----10--------12----12---------15---15-----/10----------10-/12----------12--/15--------15--etc.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D E G There's nobody there's no mountain there's no tunnel D you can't get from there to here E G you can't get from here to there (repeat) There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere (nothing twisted round, burning down, come around) There hasn't been a change for over a year (sliding through the water through hiding you) There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere (shut it up, roll it up, find a new)
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