Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes tab

Violent Femmes Album Chords

Band: Violent Femmes

Album: Violent Femmes (1983)

Transcribed by: NaTaS,  6/10/2010

1.  Blister in the Sun
2.  Kiss Off
3.  Please Do Not Go
4.  Add It Up
5.  Confessions
6.  Prove My Love
7.  Promise
8.  To the Kill
9.  Gone Daddy Gone
10. Good Feeling



1.  Blister in the Sun


F intro e)------------------------------- (optional) -------| b)------------------------------- -------| g)------------------------------- xx--xx-| d)------------------------------- xx--xx-| a)---2p0-3-2---2-2-3-2---2p0-3-2- xx--xx-| E)--3--------3---------3---------3 (drum part)xx--xx-|
G C Em
e)-3------0-------0---| b)-0------1-------0---| g)-0------0-------0---| d)-0------2-------2---| a)-2------3-------2---| E)-3--------------0---|
Verse 1: G C G C G C G When I'm a walkin' I strut my stuff, then I'm so strung out. G C G C G G I'm high as a kite, I just might stop to check you out. Chorus: Em C Let me go on, like a blister in the sun. Em C D Let me go on, big hands I know your the one.
Em C EmG|--------------------------------------------------------|D|---0^2----0^2-0^2-----------------------0^2----0^2-0^2--|A|-------------------3-2-0--2-3-3-2-0---------------------|E|-0------0---------------------------3--0-----0----------|
C DG|-------------------------------------|D|-----------3^4---3^4---4-------------|A|-3-2-3-4-5-----5-----5---5-4-3-2-1-0-|E|-------------------------------------|
verse 2: (same as verse 1) Body and beats I stain my sheets, I don't even know why. My girlfriend she's at the end, She is starting to cry. repeat chorus:
bridge:Figure ADrumsFigure ABass Riff (shown below)G|-4^2^0----------|D|-------3^2------|A|-----------3^2--|E|----------------|Figure ADrumsFigure AHarmonic
repeat Verse 1 repeat Verse 1 repeat Verse 2 repeat Verse 1 repeat Chorus Figure A Figure A 2. Kiss Off Chords used: Em 0 2 2 x x x C x 3 2 0 1 0 D5/F# 2 x 0 2 3 x v=strum down ^=strum up
Eme|-0---------|B|--0--------|G|---0-------|D|----2------|A|-----2-----|E|------0----|
Eme|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|A|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------| v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
Em I need someone, a person to talk to Someone who'd care to love C Could it be you Em Could it be you Situation gets rough Then I start to panic It's not enough It's just a habit C Hey kid you're sick Em Darling this is itC D5/F# You can all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time Em I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record C Oh yeah well don't get so distressed Em Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed (Brian and Gordon do their own thing, sorry i can't tab this part out) Bass Arranged for Guitar
e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--0-x-0-0-x-0-x-0-0-(12/1)------|
x= slap mute (for this part Brian plays with his left hand over the neck of the guitar) I take one one one 'cause you left me And two two two for my family And 3 3 3 for my heartache And 4 4 4 for my headaches Em And 5 5 5 for my lonely And 6 6 6 for my sorrow And 7 7 7 for no tomorrow And 8 8 8 I forget what 8 was for And 9 9 9 for a lost god And 10 10 10 for everything everything everything everything C D5/F# You can all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time (repeat) End with Em (low E string ringing) 3. Please Do Not Go Easy G C D progression...think slow dub (Verse) G C D Tell you man I'm stuck on this lovely girl C C D of course to me u'know she mean all the world C C D But then she like another guy C C D I fall down dead she never see the tears I cry (chorus) G C please please please do not go (repeat) (verse 2) C G How long can the days go on C G when my love is so strong C G and I know I cannot tell a lie C D I wanna see him go bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye (verse 3) C G D now I wonder what she would say C G D if I told her that I felt this way C G D y'know it might make her turn either way C G D so all I can do is patiently pray C G D pray pray pray pray C G D tell you man I'm stuck on this lovely girl C G D and y'know I could travel all over the whole world (chorus) C G D please please please do not go C G D you hurt me so I got something to show you 4. Add It Up Chords used: Em 0 2 2 x x x C x 3 2 0 1 0 D5/F# 2 x 0 2 3 x v=strum down ^=strum up
Eme|-0---------|B|--0--------|G|---0-------|D|----2------|A|-----2-----|E|------0----|
Eme|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|A|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------| v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
Em I need someone, a person to talk to Someone who'd care to love C Could it be you Em Could it be you Situation gets rough Then I start to panic It's not enough It's just a habit C Hey kid you're sick Em Darling this is itC D5/F# You can all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time Em I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record C Oh yeah well don't get so distressed Em Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed (Brian and Gordon do their own thing, sorry i can't tab this part out) Bass Arranged for Guitar
e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--0-x-0-0-x-0-x-0-0-(12/1)------|
x= slap mute (for this part Brian plays with his left hand over the neck of the guitar) I take one one one 'cause you left me And two two two for my family And 3 3 3 for my heartache And 4 4 4 for my headaches Em And 5 5 5 for my lonely And 6 6 6 for my sorrow And 7 7 7 for no tomorrow And 8 8 8 I forget what 8 was for And 9 9 9 for a lost god And 10 10 10 for everything everything everything everything C D5/F# You can all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time (repeat) End with Em (low E string ringing) 21. Add It Up Intro: Day...after day I will walk...and I will play but the day...after today I will stop...and I will start
Figure A Figure B B5 A5 B5 A5G|-----2-|----------------------------2---2-2-2---2-|D|-----2-|-------------4-4-2-4-2------2---2-2-2---2-|A|-2---0-|-2-----2-2-2------------2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|E|-------|---2-2--------------------2---------------|
Figure C B5 A5G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|---4-4-------4-4-2-4-2---------2-2-------2-2-0-2-0------|A|-2-----2-2-2------------2----0-----0-0-0------------0---|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B5G|-----------------|D|------4----------|A|-2-2-2---2-----0-|E|-----------0-2---|
B5(with Figure A Bass Line) Why can't I get just one kiss B5 Why can't I get just one kiss A believe me there'd be some things that I wouldn't miss B5 (stop abruptly) but I look at your pants and I need a kiss Why can't I get just one screw Why can't I get just one screw believe me I'd know what to do but something won't let me make love to you Bass Solo: over B5 B5 A5 B5 Why can't I get just one fuck Why can't I get just one fuck I guess it's got something to do with luck but I waited my whole life for just one B5 (with Figure B Bass Line) Day B5 after day A I get angry B5 and I will say B5 that the day B5 is in my sight A when I take a bow B5 and say goodnight (with Figure C Bass Line) Mo my momma momma mo my mum Have you kept your eye your eye on your son I know you've had problems your not the only one but when your sugar left he left you on the run Mo my momma momma mo my mum take a look now what your boy has done he's walking around like he's number one he went downtown and he got him a gun Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me You know you got my sympathy but don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me You know you got my sympathy but don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me guitar solo(light distortion)-(with Figure A Bass Line)
E----------------|-----------------------------------x-x-x-|B----------------|--------5---7-5-------5--(5)-------x-x-x-|G----------------|--------5---7-5-------5--(5)-------x-x-x-|D--11b--r-11b--r-|--5h7-7---------5h7-7---7----7\9-9-------|A----------------|-----------------------------------------|E----------------|-----------------------------------------|
stay at 12th fret until...E-x--------------------------0-----------------------------|B-x-7-7-9\12-12~~~~12~~~~12-12-12-12-12-12-12-\(18)/12-----|G-x-7-7------------------12----12-12-12-12-12-\(18)/12-----|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
bends, alternate until...E------------------------|---------------------------------|B-\17-17-17-18-18-17-17--|----------5-5--------------------|G-\17-17-17-18-18-17-17--|----------5-5---5-7b-r-5---5-----|D------------------------|---\7-7-7-----7----------7---7---|A------------------------|---------------------------------|E------------------------|---------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|B------8-8---8-8----------------------------------10-------|G------8-8---8-8--10b-r(8)10b--10--10-10-r--------10b-10r--|D-\9-9-----9-----------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
P.H. continue until...E---------------------------------------------|-------------|B-----------10b-10-10r-10-10-10r--------------|-------------|G-10-10-8------------------------8-10-8-------|-11b-r-11b-r-|D---------9-----------------------------9-7-9-|-------------|A---------------------------------------------|-------------|E---------------------------------------------|-------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|B------------------18-18-18-18--18-18-18-18-18-----18------|G--\20-20b-r-20b------------20b-20-20-20-20-20b-r--20b-r---|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------|----------------------------------------|B------------------|----------------------------------------|G-(18)-20b-r-20b-r-|--20b-20r-20-20-19-19-19-19b-r-19-18b-r-|D------------------|----------------------------------------|A------------------|----------------------------------------|E------------------|----------------------------------------|
(this part's fairly sketchy)E----------------17-17-17-17-17-17-------------------------|B--19--19-19-19--17-17-17-17-17-17--/----------------------|G-\21b-21-21-21--20-20-20-20-20-20r-/------------9b-----r--|D------------------------------------------------9b-----r--|A---------------------------------------7--9---------------|E---------------------------------------5--7---------------|
E--------------\17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------|B--12/-----------------------------------------------------|G--12/-----------------------------------------------------|D--12/-----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
(with Figure C Bass Line) In your broken down kitchen at the top of the stairs Can I mix in with your affairs Share a smoke Make a joke Grasp and reach for a leg of hope Words to memorize Words hypnotize Words make my mouth exercise Words all fail the magic prize Nothing I can say when I'm in your thighs Mo my momma momma mo my mother I would love to love you lover The city's restless it's ready to pounce it go here in your bedroom ounce for ounce Mo my momma momma mo my mother I would love to love you lover The city's restless it's ready to pounce it go here in your bedroom ounce for ounce (with Figure A Bass Line) Said I'm giving you a decision to make Things to lose, things to take Just as she was about ready to cut it up She said wait a minute honey I'm gonna Add it up I'm gonna Add it up Add it up See what you got you gotta Add it up Day after day I get angry and I will say that the day is in my sight when I take a bow and say goodnight goodnight 5. Confessions
Am9 Am Dsus2E----------------------------------------------------------|B----------1-------3---1-----------1-1-1--3-3-3----1-1-----|G-----2----2---0---2---2---0---2---2-2-2--2-2-2-0--2-2---0-|D-----2----2---0---0---0---0---2---2-2-2--0-0-0-0--0-0---0-|A-----0----0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0---0-|E-----0----0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0---0-|
People worry What are they worrin' about today? People worry What are they worrin' about today? Seems like there's a good reason to worry, worry, worry. Seems like there's a damn good reason to worry, worry, worry. I'd sit around listening to you story, if I wasn't in such a hurry, hurry, hurry. And I'm so lonely, I don't think I can take it anymore and I'm so lonely, I just don't know what to do and I'm so lonely, feel like I'm gonna crawl away and die and I'm so lonely, feel like i'm gonna hack it apart and I'm so lonely, feel like I'm gonna crawl away and die I'm so lonely, feel like i'm gonna hack it apart, i'm gonna hack hack hack hack it apart, i'm gonna hack hack hack hack it apart, i'm gonna hack hack hack hack it apart, i'm gonna hack hack hack hack it a Seems like theres a good reason to be lonely lonely lonely. I gotta get something ta, somebody, some', some' to make me feel less, less, less lonely, lonely, lonely. I know I could do it I I know I could do it if if I wasn't so lonely, lonely, lonely. (break down) Have we got an army, we'll teach you how to act like a man. Have we got an army, man I mean to tell you, we can fight. Have we got an army, and we're gonna, do it tonight we're gonna do, do, do it tonight yeah we're gonna do, do, do, do it tonight alright we're gonna do, do, do, do it tonight alright we're gonna do, do, do, do it tonight yeah we're gonna pay, pay, pay, pay it tonight (do, do, do, do it tonight) yeah we're gonna pay, pay, pay, pay it tonight (do, do, do, do it tonight) yeah we're gonna pay, pay, pay, pay it tonight (do, do, do, do it tonight) People worry What are they worrin' about today? People worry Na ya see I've learned my lessons and I don't even want to hear about your confessions. 6. Prove My Love A7:XX2X2X
verse 1:start bass With E and then the guitar do this: Ae|--5-5--3-3----------------5---------|B|--7-7--5-5-4-4-3-2--------5---------|G|--7-7--5-5-4-4-3-2-(x2)---6---------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
CHORUS: A A7 D Tell me now What do i have to do D A A7 D Tell me now What do i have to do A D E To prove my love to you -Verse 1-(x2) -CHORUS- SOLO:
e|---------0-0-0-0--8-8-8-8--0-----------0-------------8-8-8-8------------|B|-2-2-2---1-2-2-2--8-8-8-8--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-8-8-8-8--2-2-2-2-2-|G|-2-0-2-----------------------2-0-2-0-2---0-2-0-2-0-2----------2-0-2-0-2-|D|-2-2-2-----------------------2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2----------2-2-2-2-2-|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-VERSE 1-(X2) -CHORUS- Tell me now A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd do anything A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd do it all A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd do it all for you A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd climb a mountain A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd cross the ocean A A7 D What do i have to do D I'd do it it all A A7 D What do i have to do A D E To prove my love to you End riff:
e|-0----------|B|-3-------2--|G|-1-------2--|D|-2-------2--|A|-2----------|E|-0-(X11)----|
7. Promise (riff 1)
e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-------5-3--------------------|D|--4-4--5-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3/4--|A|--4-4--3-1-3-3-3---3-3-3-3/4--|E|--2-2------1-1-1---1-1-1-1/2--|
(riff 2)e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|----------5--------3----|D|--5-------5--------3----|A|--5-------3--------1----|E|--3---------------------|
(riff 1) Y'know that I want your loving, but my logic tells me that it aint never gonna happen, and then my defenses say I didn't want it anyway, but you know sometimes I'm a liar. (riff 2) Could you ever want me to love you? Could you ever want me to care? (back to riff 1....get it?) Disregard my nervousness, please ignore my vacant stares, 'cause just what I've been through, is nothing like where I'm going to. Give me some sign to pursue, a promise, and you're unhappy. ...This is only a guess... Do you know what it's like to hate when it's way down deep inside? Oh god, I hate what's been done to my life. I could rule the pain, I could rule the night, or would It ruin my salvation, ruin my mind. Rule your pains, rulers of the night, ruin your salvation, ruin your mind. Ba da DADA BOP bop bop DADA BOP da da da? (repeat :>) Y'know that I want your loving, but then Mr Logic tells me that it aint never gonna happen, and then my defenses say I didn't want it anyway, but you know sometimes I'm a liar. Could you ever want me to love you? Could you ever want me to care? Disregard my nervousness, please ignore my vacant stares, 'cause just what I've been through, is nothing like where I'm going to. Give me some sign to pursue, a promise, a promise, and you're unhappy, and you're unhappy, and you're unhappy, and you're unhappy. ...This is only a guess... 8. To the Kill Intro: Am G Am G Bass makes various random noises Verse 1: The verse varies, but overall it looks something like this:
verse Am G Ame|-0----0-------------3-----------0------0----------|B|-1-------1-1----------3---------1---------1--1--1-|G|-2--2----2-2-0-0--0-----0--0----2----2----2--2--2-|D|-2-------2-2-0-0-----------0----2---------2--2--2-|A|-------------0-2----------------------------------|E|---------------3----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------2---2-0----2-0-----|A|-0--0--0^2^0---------------0-0---0----2-0-----2-0-|E|-------------0-3--3--0-2-3------------------------|
Am G Am ain't had no fun all the time jackin' around Am G Am Ain't had no fun messin' my mind, I kick it around Chorus: Am G But if it's alright with you Am G And it's alright yes I will Am Ah c'mon babe, go'head, to the kill Break: Am G Am G Bass makes various random noises Verse 2: Am G Am I ain't no Kid Chicago I ain't no Al Capone Am G Am But there's a windy city in my bedroom alone Am G Am I said I don't live in Chicago I don't know no Al Capone Am G That bitch took my money and went to Chicago Am If I ain't already enough sick and alone repeat Chorus: Solo: Bass repeats Verse pattern
e----------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------|G-14b--r--14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14-12------14b-r---14b-r-14b-r-|D---------------------------------14-----------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B---------------12------------------------12------------12-|G-14b-r--12-----12--14b--14--14r--12---------15--x---------|D-----------14------------------------14------------14-----|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B-------------12-------------------------------------------|G-15--13----------15--13------14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r|D---------14--------------14-------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------|G-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b-r-14b|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------12-12-12--12------12-12-12--12------12-12-12-|B-------------12-12-12--12------12-12-12--12------12-12-12-|G-r-14b-r--12---------------12----------------12-----------|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e------12-------12-12-----15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|B------12-------12-12-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|G--12-------12--12-12-12-----------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e-15-15-15-15--x-------------------------------------------|B-12-12-12-12--x-x-12---15b-15-15-15-15-15r------15--------|G--------------------------------(15)--------15b----r-15b--|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B-15-------15-------15-----------------13------------------|G----r-15b----r-15b----15r---14b-r-14------16--14------14--|D--------------------------------------------------15------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------|B----------13----------------------------------------------|G-14b-14-r----16--14------(14)-14-----------14----------15b|D--------------------15-15--------15-13-15-----15-15-15----|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
e--------------------------------------------------|B---------15-----15---15--15-----------------------|G-r-15--x-15b--r-15---15--15-----------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
Verse 3: Am G Am Ain't had no fun jack jack jack jack jackin' around Am G Am Ain't had no fun(where's it at) Am It's down down, it's downstown repeat Chorus: 9. Gone Daddy Gone
Guitar:e-------------------------------|B-------------------------------|G-2--2\5--5--5\7--7--7--5--5--5-|D-------------------------------|A-------------------------------|E-------------------------------|
Bass:G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|-5-5-5---3-3-3---2-2-2-1-|E|-------------------------|
Verse 1: Beautiful girl, lovely dress High school smile, oh yes Beautiful girl, lovely dress Where she is now I can only guess Chorus: 'Cause it's
Bass:G|----------------------3--3---|D|--------3--3-3--5--5---------|A|-5--5-5----------------------|E|-----------------------------| gone daddy gone love is gone(repeat)
The love is gone away Verse 2: (same as Verse 1) When I see you I still turn blue When I see you A thousand eyes turning blue Xylophone Solo: Bridge:
drumsguitar:e--------------------------------------------------|B------17-----------17--------------17-------------|G--19------19---17------19--17--19------19--17--17/|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
drumsxylophonedrumsguitar:e--18--15b-r-------------15--15--15----------------|B--15--15b-r--15--18b-r--15--18--18--15--18b-r--15-|G--------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
I can tell by the way you...e--------------------------------------------------|B--18--15------------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
I can see the way that you switch your walk I can see the way that you baby-talk I can know by the way that you treat your man I could love you baby 'til it's a cryin.... repeat Chorus: Verse 3: (same as Verse 1) Beautiful girl, lovely dress 15 smiles, oh yes Beautiful girl, lovely dress Where she is now I can only guess repeat Chorus: Outro: (with Intro pattern) Gone Away Gone Away Gone Away Gone Away 10. Good Feeling D A G D A D Good Feeling Wont you stay with me Just a little longer D A G It always seems like your leaving When I need you here, D A D A D Just a little longer D A G D A D Oh Dear Lady, theres so many things that I've gome to fear D A G D A D A D Little voice says I'm going crazy to see all my worlds disapear... D A G Vauge Scetch of a fantasy Laughing at the sunrise D A D Like he's been up all night D A G OOO Sliping and sliding, what a good time D A D But now I have to find a bed That will take this weight D A G D A D D A G D A D Good Feeling won't you stay with me Just a little longer D A G it always seems like you're leaving when I know you are the one D A D Just a little to well D A G D A D Oh dear lady won't you stay with me Just a little longer D A G it always seems like your leaving when I need you here D A just a little longer D A D A A A A D D D A Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na (Repeat as needed)
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