Old 97s – The Grand Theatre Volume 1 chords

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The Grand Theatre 

Em D G x3
Em D Em

Em D GWe meet on the elevator
Em D GIn the Grand Theater
Em D I look you in the eye and say
G"I'd like to see you later"
Em D EmBut you don't understand
Em D GI take you the Tate Museum
Em D GThere's pictures there but I can't see 'em
Em D If you was there I'd overlook
G The Roman Colosseum
Em D Em It would not stand a chance
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em D GWe kiss on the bus to Soho
Em D G The motor hummin' a low note
Em D I tell you that I love you
GBut it's nothin' that you don't know
Em D Em Would you like to dance?
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Verse Chords x2
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em Am We know where we are
D We're not very far away
Am D We're not very far away
Em D G x3 Em D Em Every Night is Friday Night (Without You) D A Em G A x2
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
Bm D When I was young
A Em I was dumb as a rock
G DI could not read a clock
AAnd nothin' didn't mean nothin' to me
Bm DNow I'm no saint
A Em But I ain't such a freak
G DOn the days of the week
AI work hard, hard
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
Bm D A Em G D A
Bm D Kids, clap your hands
A EmIf you can be real
G DGot to say what you feel
AIf you feel anything, anything, anything, anything
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
D AEvery night is Friday night
Em G A Without you
Bm D A Em G D A D The Magician
G F C The magician is tryin' to fool you
G F C Politician is tryin' to rule you
G F C I want to talk to the real you
A C So when you gonna be mine?
G F C The salesman is tryin' to sell you
G F C The talkin' head's tryin' to tell you
G F C Oh, but you know it's always been all you
A C So when you gonna be mine?
G AWhen you gonna close your eyes, call my name
C DSo long, so long lost insane
G A CYour sun shines, your heart's true, here I come
D CI'm gonna be the one for you
D GYeah, I'm gonna be the one for you
G F C The pop star is tryin' to play you
G F C The dancers are tryin' to sway you
G F C You ask what I want and I say, "You"
A C So when you gonna be mine?
G AWhen you gonna close your eyes, call my name
C DSo long, so long lost insane
G A CYour sun shines, your heart's true, here I come
D CI'm gonna be the one for you
D GYeah, I'm gonna be the one for you
Solo chords same as chorus
G F C The teacher is tryin' to school you
G F C The magician is tryin' to fool you
G F C Oh, but I wanna be with the real you
A C So when you gonna be mine?
G AWhen you gonna close your eyes, call my name
C DSo long, so long lost insane
G A CYour sun shines, your heart's true, here I come
G AWhen you gonna close your eyes, call my name
C DSo long, so long lost insane
G A CYour sun shines, your heart's true, here I come
D CI'm gonna be the one for you
D CYeah, I'm gonna be the one for you
D GYeah, I'm gonna be the one for you
Outro chords same as chorus You Were Born to Be in Battle Bb Gm Eb Bb
Bb It's the spring of your time
Gm And the time has come
Eb BbThe open road will seize you
Bb Won't you roll to a stop
Gm Won't you gaze at the drop
Eb BbAnd the awful miles before you?
Cm Take care where you step
Gm Don't you know that it stifled
Eb BbThe life above you strangle
Cm Stay right if you can
Gm Oh, you poor old man
Eb Bb You were born to be in battle
BbIn the summer you'll find
Gm That you rolled us aside
Eb BbA tangled man-made thicket
Bb Take care you don't lean
Gm With your toes in a string
Eb BbThat sweeps away the river
Cm Survey all you see
Gm'Cause there's still time to leave
Eb BbThe prior hand of ramble
Cm Stay right if you can
Gm Oh, you poor old man
Eb BbYou were born to be in battle
Bb Gm Eb Bb x2
Bb In the fall of your time
Gm You're astounded to find
Eb BbSo much is now behind you
Bb With tears of your own
Gm You'll be scared 'fore you know
Eb BbJust walk the dark and [Incomprehensible]
Cm Tell them what I told you
Gm In days of your youth
Eb BbWhat's well within the travel
Cm Stay right if you can
Gm Oh, you poor old man
Eb BbYou were born to be in battle
Bb In the winter of life
Gm You'll be asked for your life
Eb BbLay down, all forts surrender
Bb And all that is you
Gm That is precious and true
Eb BbAs your full price, you'll tender
Cm And I will look on
Gm But I long for you, son
Eb BbDon't [Incomprehensible]
Cm Stay right if you can
Gm Oh, you poor old man
Eb BbYou were born to be in battle
Bb Gm Eb Bb The Dance Class D C G x3
D C I'm lookin' out my window
GWell, all that I can tell is
D C That's you over there
G In the dance class
D C I'm peekin' out a window now
G It's late, gettin' dark out
D C That's you right there
G In the dance class
D C I'm wishin' I could leave my house
GBut it's been years since I went out
D C You're so far over there
G In your dance class
D F G I am in love with whoever you are
FWhoever you are
D F G F I am in love with whoever you are
D C I gotta sort of problem, see
G Please come to me
D C How could you know?
GYou were in the dance class
D C I am the crazy man
GHangin' out his window, wavin' his hands
D CTryin' to get you to notice me
GAfter your dance class
D F G I am in love with whoever you are
FWhoever you are
D F G F I am in love with whoever you are
Verse Chords D C G
D F G I am in love with whoever you are
FWhoever you are
D F G F I am in love with whoever you are
D C Hang inside off the window ledge
G I'm here on edge
D CTryin' to make it with a beautiful girl
G DThat I got no chance with in the dance class
C
G D In the dance class
D C
G In the dance class
C G DYeah, that I got no chance with in the dance class
D C G Let the Whiskey Take the Reins D G
D G D GWe had a smoke on the water
D G D G We laughed for all it was worth
D GAnd I called out your name but
D G D G D G You didn't say what you heard
D G D GWe drove home in silence
D G D GThe reception was not too big
D G I had a feelin'
D G D G D GYou would be leavin' me
GAnd it's so easy
F C D G D GTo be a man in pain
GTurn off your heart
F C DAnd let the whiskey take the reins
D G
D G D GI had a terrible vision
D G D GOf a world outside of this bar
D G D G But she keeps talkin' about walkin'
D G D G Away from where we are
GAnd it's so easy
F C D G D GTo be a man in pain
GTurn off your heart
F C DAnd let the whiskey take the reins
D G
GYeah it's so easy
F C D G D GTo be a man in pain
GTurn off your heart
F C DAnd let the whiskey take the reins
D G
D G D GWe had a smoke on the water
D G DWe laughed for all it was worth
Champaign, Illinois F Bb F C Bb F
FThe bottom line's been snorted
Bb FThe bottom card's been dealt
C No one knows like you know right now
Bb FHow truly bad it felt
F All your life you wasted
Bb FOn dreamin' about the day
C Worker bees kill off their queen
Bb FAnd carry all her eggs away
BbOh, then if you die fearin' God
F CAnd painfully employed
F CNo, you will not go to Heaven
Bb FYou'll go to Champaign, Illinois
FUp north in Chicago
Bb FWhere booze makes no one blush
CMemories come back to you
Bb FIn a double Bourbon rush
F Memories that aren't all bad
Bb FAnd neither, my friend, are you
CThere is an argument there must be some Heaven meant
Bb FFor hearts that are half true
BbOh, and if you spend your whole life
F CRollin' horses into Troy
F CNo, you will not go to heaven
Bb F You'll go to Champaign, Illinois
F CNo, you will not go to heaven
Bb F You'll go to Champaign, Illinois
F Bb F C Bb F x2
FRoll on blacktop highway
Bb FCircles towards the sun
CSpringfield's in the distance
Bb FAnd that's the last big one
F After that comes judgment
Bb FOh, and judgment will be swift
CYou will be eliminated
Bb FBut here's a parting gift
BbOh, then if you die fearin' God
F CAnd painfully employed
F CNo, you will not go to Heaven
Bb FYou'll go to Champaign, Illinois
F CNo, you will not go to Heaven
Bb FYou'll go to Champaign, Illinois
F CNo, you will not go to Heaven
Bb FYou'll go to Champaign, Illinois
F C Bb F A State of Texas G D A D
DWhen the day breaks on Cedar Creek Lake
AOr my life rolls into Rome
AWhen the sun goes down on Austin town,
DThat's when I'll know I'm home
DWhat a time we'll have on Greenville Ave
GWith the big shots in Big D
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
D AFor the girls I've known in San Anton and out El Paso way
A DMy love grows like a yellow rose and will not fade away
D When you hold tight on a summer night
GI'm gone yeah I am free
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
GLike a mystery train or a magic trick
DOr a map of the world on a guitar pick
AI can't explain, I got to let it be
G D A DThe eyes of Texas are smiling on me
G D A DYeah the eyes of Texas are smiling on me
G D A D
DWhere the bluebonnets thrive on I-35
AAnd the Guadalupe River flows
AWhere the stars at night are a hell of a sight
DAnd the honkey-tonks never close
DWhen the mornin' sun rise and I open my eyes
GYeah that's all I wanna see
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
G D A DI'm livin' in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me
G D A D You Smoke Too Much Cm Eb Bb F
Cm Eb BbHey, you smoke too much of what it was
F To be in a pocket all padded up
Cm Eb The time you loved and long from now
Gm BbOh, how a year can turn around
Gm Eb Oh, how a year can turn around
Cm Eb BbHey, you drink too much with your old friends
FPrisoner on their suicide binge
Cm Eb Bb To see them here as they were then
Gm BbAll went to bag years, none have been
Gm Eb All went to bag years, none have been
Cm Eb BbI hung you up in my little place
F When 21 was on your face
Cm Eb BbCarried you 'round for all to see
FI sung you for all who would listen to me
Cm Eb BbNow they ask, "Hey, what's in the shell?"
Gm BbI tell them, "No human tongue can tell"
Gm Eb I tell them, "No human tongue can tell"
Verse Chords
Cm Eb BbHey, you said too much of what went down
F Ain't no word's gonna shut it up now
Cm Eb Bb You follow smiles and pretty things
FOn to the California dream
Cm Eb BbYou held it down but now it's free
Gm BbYou're holdin' it now where none can see
Gm Eb You're holdin' it now where none can see
Cm Eb BbI hung you up in my little place
FWhen 21 was on your face
Cm Eb BbI carried you 'round for all to see
FI sang you for all who would listen to me
Cm Eb BbAnd now they ask, "Hey, what's in the shell?"
Gm BbI tell them, "No human tongue can tell"
Gm Eb I tell them, "No human tongue can tell"
Cm Hey, you smoke too much of what it was
Oh, how a year can turn around Love is What You Are
GShe picks up a pen
DWrites down a word
AIt doesn't feel right
GThe novelty's gone
DThe novel rolls on
AUntil it's goodnight
GWill anyone read
DMuch less understand
AThis thing she has made?
GWill anyone see
DThe truth of this thing
AWhen it sees the light?
A GLove is what you are
D ANot what you do
GI know what you are
D AAnd I love you
GThe dream of her man
DPropels her along
AInto her demise
GThe hollowed out laugh
DAt the back of her throat
AThe film of her eyes
GShe hardly puts down
DThis thing she has bound
ABefore she forgets
GShe writes the end
D A But there is no surprise
A GLove is what you are
D ANot what you do
GI know what you are
D AAnd I love you
Verse Chords G D A
A GLove is what you are
D ANot what you do
GI know what you are
D AAnd I love you
D AAnd I love you
D AAnd I love you
G A Please Hold On While the Train is Moving A
APlease hold on while the train is moving
AOh well, you better hold tight 'cause it's really moving
D AAnd though it's night, it's hot
E And the fingertips know what the brain does not
D APlease hold on while the train is moving
APlease hold on 'cause the train is slowing
APicking up souls who don't know they're going
D A We are one mind
EYou know we cannot help but it's the way we decide
D AYou don't wanna let go when the train is moving
A
AYeah, you tell me that you don't but I know that you love me
AI'm coming down fast so you better believe me
D AAnd I stink then I sweat
D AAnd you'll find out if you have not yet
D AWe have now, we are one
ESet the controls with a higher sun
D AYeah, you never going home once the train is moving
A
AI been dead on my bed since Sunday
AI been rolling around on the runway
D AAnd I'm wondering if this thing is gonna fly
AI'm gonna take it to the United Nations
AOr to a rock'n'roll radio station
D AAnd I know you're never gonna leave me for another guy
E DI'm on my way
A I'm on my way
EI'm on my way
AYou know I'm flying out over the ocean
AYou know a body's gotta stay in motion
D ABut I'm holding you now and I'm never gonna let you go
AI been dead on my bed since Sunday
AI been rolling around on the runway
D AAnd I want you now and I wanted to let you know
E DI'm on my way
AI'm on my way
E DI'm on my way
A
AYeah, I'm a little bit afraid that we're out of control now
AThere's a turn ahead and I think we might roll now
D AIs it time, it may be
D AThough it seems a little early to me
D ASay a prayer to your god
EAnd it's gonna even out to the weak in the heart
D APlease hold on while the train is moving
E I said please hold on while the train is moving
D APlease hold on while the train is moving
AI'm on my way
I'm on my way I'm on my way A The Beauty Marks Abm
Dbm The beauty marks
Abm The famous names
EbThe pub fills up
Abm Outside, it rains
Dbm The knee-high boots
Abm The smoky eyes
EbNobody knows
Abm They're none the wise
Dbm The city's a sea
Abm So full of sharks
Eb Abm The beauty marks
Abm
Dbm The cigarettes fall
Abm The glass, so red
Eb The night closes in
Abm Still nothing is said
Dbm But if they would kiss
Abm There would be sparks
EbThe beauty marks
Dbm Abm Eb Abm I love the very idea of you
Dbm Abm Eb Abm I love the very idea of you
Dbm Abm Eb Abm I love the very idea of you
Abm
Dbm The beauty marks
Abm The famous names
Eb The pub fills up
Abm Outside, it rains
Dbm And if they should kiss
Abm There would be sparks
Eb The beauty marks
Abm
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