Bitter Green

by Adam Cole

  • 03:18 Download Lyrics The Same As I Do

    Same As I Do

     

    c-                D7       g-       

    Passed out on the beach

    Woke up the next day

    Eb7  D7        g-      Bb7       

      The sky is falling

    Eb7          D7      g-       Ab/ Bb

    You were out of reach

    c-D7     g-

    I was out of your mind

     

    Went back by our place

    Don’t look like you lived there

    This guy is calling

     

    Have to hide my face

    He asked for you by name

     

    CHORUS

     

             c-  D7    g-       Bb7

    Why don’t you feel the same as I do?
            Eb7             D7     g-

    Why don’t you feel the same?  I thought I knew you.

             c-  D7       g-      Bb7

    Why don’t you feel the same as I do?

             Eb7D7  g-

     

    Not a single trace

    Of our lives is still there

    You took it all and

     

    Now I fall asleep

    With the TV on.

     

    CHORUS

     

    BRIDGE

    Bb           d-     g-                                     c-7    F7

    You can run, you can hide. You can’t take away what I’m feeling inside.

    I still carry that.  I still cried when I

    Eb   D7

    Saw the picture frame with no picture inside

     

    CHORUS

     

  • 02:55 Download Lyrics Beauty in the Skies

    Beauty in the Skies

     

     

    We’re

     

    F                 a-    Bb/C  GbM7#11 C/F

    Always breaking down or we’re brea  -  king         up

     

       F  F7/A  Bb      bdim   F/C  A7/C#  Bb/D

    Another ten minutes and I’ll overfill my cup

     

    I’ll drop it /

     

    F    C/A  

       on the floor

     

              Bb       A7alt  Db

    Cause I can’t bear it any -  more

     

               Db

    I’m so tired

     

      d-       G7

    I can’t recognize

     

                               DbM7                           d-7                              F/C      F add 9    

    The beauty in the skies, the beauty in the skies, the beauty in the skies.

     

    F

    I’m the 

     

    a-           Bb/C  GbM7#11 C/F

     Trash in God’s                  pocket

     

            F     F7/A    Bb        bdim   F/C  A7/C#  Bb/D        

    The grass on the boot of Davy Crocket

     

    Holdin’ it /

     

    F            C/A

       on my lap

     

        Bb       Db

    A replica of his coonskin cap

     

    Db

    Starin’ hard

     

         d-                      G7

    At my backyard

     

                                   DbM7                           d-7                               F/C      F add 9    

    And the beauty in the skies, the beauty in the skies, the beauty in the skies.

     

    Db   Eb    Ab             Db           Eb             Ab           Ab/A

    Nobody knows you      when you’re down and out

     

    Db/Ab                             G7                                      C          C/Bb   C/A      C/G

    When you come back it’s nothing that you want to talk      about

     

    There’s always

     

    F  a-      Bb/C   GbM7#11    F

    More to learn and less     to                 do

     

        F       F7/A     Bb            bdim  F/C       A7/C#  Bb/D

    Another twenty years and I’ll be through with     you

     

     

    I’ll drop you /

     

    F                     C/A

        and I’ll run

     

                  Bb         A7alt     Db

    Cause I can’t do another one

     

    Db

    I’m so tired

     

      d-       G7

    I can’t recognize

     

                               DbM7                           d-7                              F/C      F add 9    

    This beauty in the skies, this beauty in the skies, this beauty in the skies.

     

  • 02:57 Download Lyrics Everything Good

    Everything Good

    G

    You’re everything

    You’re everything to me

    You’re everything that’s good to me

    And I don’t see

    How I could

      C7

    Have done any better

        G

    You’re everything that’s good

              DG

    And if I could be that good to you I would.

     

    You’re everything

    You’re everything to me

    You’re everything that’s sweet to me

    My favorite

    Recipe

    Is the love you make me

    You’re everything that’s sweet

    And if I could I’d be your favorite treat

     

    C       G

    We have a deal

          D

    You’re the best

            G        G7

    And I get to be married to you

    C                  G

    You keep it real

                           e-

    I confess

           a-D

    I couldn’t be without you…

       D7

    Honey,

     

    You’re everything

    You’re everything to me

    You’re everything that’s right to me

    And I can’t see

    How you could

    Do it any better

    You’re everything that’s right.

    And I just want to show you every night.

  • 05:00 Download Lyrics See Through

    See Through

     

    Eb    Gb/B   |   (Gb/B)        |  Eb  Gb/B     Db |   (Db)     |

    Eb    Gb/B   |   (Gb/B)        |  E    Gb/B     Db |   Ab  F  B/Db

     

    Eb-7      Eb-6

    I can’t hear my footsteps anymore

    I don’t know where I’ve been

    Don’t know what’s left to do

    Don’t know what I should do again.

     

    My belly hangs below me

    My head is getting grey

    I’m sadder with each passing year

    And happier each day

     

    Ebmaj

    Oh, oh, oh,

    BEb

    I see through the illusion of time

    DbB/Db

    It’s not going faster.  I’m just slowing down.

    Db/B    Eb

    I’m not smarter, I’m just getting old

    Db/F

    I see through…the illusion of time

     

    (intro riff)

     

    I can’t play my story anymore

    Don’t recognize the tune

    I don’t think I was really there.  I don’t remember

    What it’s supposed to mean

     

    My cleverness it pulls me down

    Each time I try to go

    It keeps me under water

    I can’t say what I know 

     

    I thought by now I’d have it all

    But I’m losing every day

    And what I had I’m giving up

    I gave it all away.

     

    Chorus

    Bridge

    Gb                     Db/F               ebmin

    When you reach the end of the line

     

    You can turn

    B           Db/B              Eb     Gb/B   Db7           

    back or head into the great unknown

    Gb          Db/F                     Eb            Eb7/Db 

    If you go back, it’s not the same         

    Ab                        Db  

          The view has changed.  You no longer

    B                     Gb      Db/F   ebmin

    recognize the things you’re shown.  

     

    (Solo over verse)

     

    (Chorus)

     

  • 02:18 Download Lyrics It's Better When I'm Not

     

    It’s Better When I’m Not

     

                D

    Why don’t you pity me?

    e-

    Why don’t you comfort me?

    D

    Why don’t you come to me?

    G     C/G   G

    It’s better when I’m not.

     

    The bottle won the fight.

    I lost my kids last night.

    Out of mind, out of sight.

    It’s better when I’m not.

     

    D

    It’s a fine, fine feeling to be wasted again, it’s such a

    G

             fine, fine feeling to be hated again, it’s such a

             fine, fine day to be berated again, oh oh oh.

     

    Why don’t I go to bed?

    Why don’t I rest my head?

    Wide eyed and halfway dead.

    It’s better when I’m not.

        D

    Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s killing me

      G

    Love the anticipation.  Here comes the heart break!

          D

    It’s not the sinking feeling that I love

        G

    It’s getting ready for the next mistake.

     

    I love the long regret

    Inside each cigarette

    I haven’t lit, and yet

    It’s better when I’m not

  • 02:08 Download Lyrics What If, What Then?

    What If, What Then?

     

     

      D                    G        

    What if I die before the morning

    A                D                    G 

    What if I’m gone before I wake

    A              D                 G

    What if I take me on a journey

    A                       D                  G

    What would be left of me to take?

     

    What if you’re not the Queen of angels

    What if you’re not my morning sun

    What if the world betrays its favorites

    What if there’s nowhere else to run?

     

    b-            A             G       

    What if we’ve both been there before

    What if we’ve broken down the door?

     

    What if there’s not a million secrets

    What if I’m old before I’m young

    What if our life’s an endless shadow

    What if we climb the final rung?

     

    What if we’ve both been there before

    What if we open up the door?

  • 02:52 Download Lyrics Jaslyn

    Jaslyn

     

     

    e-                     / A                               / D                        / G   G/F#

     

    If you came,     I would surely follow.      If you came,      Jaslyn. (2x)

     

    She don’t know that.                              She don’t know that.  (2x)

     

    If I ran,              I could not escape you. If I ran,               Jaslyn  (2x)

     

    She don’t know that.         She don’t know that.  (2x)

     

     

    If I wait,             are you waiting for me,  If I wait,             Jaslyn  (2x)

     

    She don’t look back                               She don’t look back.

     

  • 02:13 Download Lyrics Radiatia

    Radiatia

     

    C    FC

    When we first met the shit was pourin’ down, and I did my best to shadeya
      FF          C

    I tried so hard to do it and I’d like to think you thought that I was greatya

                       G                    F                                   

    You keep / askin’ for more, / and now I think that I could grow to hateya

    Eb                 D7          G7

           You and all your radiatia.

     

    You chose your crooked path / you did what you wanted, no one madeya.

    Every card you drew that you thought was a heart became a spadeya

    You let everybody else take a cut until your little hand was playdea

    And now you sit and radiatia.

     

    F

    You come to my house in the pourin’ rain.

    C

    When anybody else would know that you’re insane

    F      

    I take you in and I saytoya

    G

    “It’s gettin’ late

         C

    why ya gotta radiate?”

     

    (instrumental solo)

     

    (B-section)

     

    You got a lotta nerve to give me attitude and try to throw your weightya

    That ain’t / gonna work with me, I ain’t gonna back it down, I ain’t afraidya

                 C                            C7 

    I ain’t / gonna let you stay,

         F                       F#dim      G7
    If I can’t give you away I’d gladly

    C

    Tradeya

    D7                          G

       You and all your radiatia.

     

    (second instrumental solo)

  • 02:41 Download Lyrics Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind

     

       F/D   G7/D

    1. Mid-night

    2. Moon says

    3. Fin’ - ly

     

    F/D                          G7

    Always comes too soon

    That’s he been there too

    Picking up the         phone

     

    F/D   G7/D

    All     right

    He    says

    Hours since

     

    Bb                    C/Bb

    Waiting for the moon

    He’s in love with you

    Any moon has shone

     

    F7.9Ab/ABb7.9        DbM7/Eb

    I’ve gotsomething to   tell him when I    see him

    I bet you set himshining with your eyes

    You don’t answer, you recognize my    number 


    Bbsus/F   F7.9

     

    Bbmin     Eb11

    Wouldn’t want to  be him

    Do you recog -    nize

    I must be getting    dumber

     

    CHORUS

     

    Dmin/F  Bb7                    A7

    Every single moment…you been so unkind

     

       Ab7        G7        C7  dmin6  

    I  must be out of my mind with love, you know, I must be out of my mind.

     

  • 04:14 Download Lyrics The Best They Can

    The Best They Can

     

    G   D/G   |  z  G   D/G  | F/G   C/G  |   %

    G   D/G   |  G   D/G  | F/G            |   C/D

     

    G            G7        C            D

        She won’t often say I love you.     Least not very loud and

    G  CD          G

    She don’t give him the impression /       she’s particularly proud

    C      B/D#     e-                C      c-/Eb

        When they go out together.    It’s not her way.

     

    GC      D

    But she sometimes leaves a sandwich /      in a little paper sack.

    G        C             DG

                She’s always ready to provide him /      with anything he lacks.

    C      B/D#      e-                C        c-/Eb
    She doesn’t talk about it.            She doesn’t brag.

     

    D                                       C/E

    She doesn’t always love him in a way he understands.

    C/D
         But she does the best she can.

     

    G            G7     C            D

      He can’t always make her happy.  Doesn’t always try.

    G  CD          G

    But he made the bed they sleep in, and it keeps her warm and dry.

    C      B/D#    e-                C      c-/Eb

    When they’re asleep together, he’s glad she’s there.

     

    D                                       C/E

    He doesn’t always love her in a way she understands

    C/D

    But he does the best he can.

     

    Bb        D7/A      G

    People sometimes talk about them in a way that isn’t fair.

    Bb         D7          G

    We pass judgement from a distance, just get close enough to stare.

     

    Eb                F Bb/DB              E         F#

    We ought to be more careful.  What do we know?

     

    G          G7     C              D

    So I often think about them,          and I wonder why

    G             CD                G

    They found a way to stay together         when so many say goodbye

    C               B/D#      e-                          C      c-/Eb

    Can’t claim to know the answer.       What did they find?

     

    D                                       C/E           C/D   

    They didn’t always find it.  In a way, I understand. 

     <intro, phrase 1>

      I do the best I can.

    <intro, phrase 2>

     

     

  • 03:11 Download Lyrics The Last Little Bit of Green in the City

    The Last Little Bit of Green in the City

     

    c-7      c-6     c-7     c-6

     

     

    f-7       c-7

    Crazy Adams got real clout now, he

    Traded his brain for a pushcart heart

    He doesn’t want to talk about his transformation, he says he

    Ab7                               G7      c-6

    Left it all behind at the police station

     

    They put him in charge of the committee to redo this

    Hot mess of crooked avenues.  Now he

    Goes around sayin’ “That won’t fly, we gotta

    Turn it off, we gotta make it hurry by.”

     

    CHORUS

    f-7        c-7

    I feel bad.  I feel blue.

    They got to him, they’re gonna

    Get to me and you.  They’re gonna

    Ab7

    Rewrite the song

    D7 ALT #9 b13      

    It didn’t take them long to find the

    G7ALT#9b13     

    Last little bit of green in the city.

     

    Little Sue, oh she don’t know what to do

    She been up and down this boulevard, her feet are turnin’ blue, well they

    Ought to light a marquee with her name and address so she can

    Trade in her stilettos for a Sunday dress

     

    She’s lookin for her children now, she don’t know where they went

    She thinks they were stolen by the president

    She wrote a song about them but it was too sad to sing

    Somebody said it wasn’t worth an imitation ring

     

    CHORUS

    f-7        c-6

    I feel bad.  I feel blue.

    They got to her, they’re gonna

    Get to me and you.  They’re gonna

    Rewrite the song

    D7 ALT #9 b13      

    It won’t be long before they kill the

    G7ALT#9b13     

    Last little bit of green in the city.

     

    Honest Bobby, he don’t have any hobby.  He got

    Eighty hour weeks doing shifts in the lobby

    He thinks he’s gettin out but he don’t know what he’s into

    He gonna / try a new design to attach his skin to.

     

    That tattoo, you know it ain’t blue.  It’s got

    A little yellow fellow in a neon running shoe

    When Crazy Adams saw it, you know, he wrote up a report and when they

    Fine him for the line he gonna come up pretty short.

     

    CHORUS

    f-7        c-6

    I feel bad.  I feel blue.

    They got to him, they’re gonna

    Get to me and you.  They’re gonna

    Rewrite the song

    D7 ALT #9 b13      

    It won’t be long before they fill the

    G7ALT#9b13     

    Last little bit of green in the city.

     

  • 02:24 Download Lyrics Broken Promise Box

    Broken Promise Box

     

     

    E

    The broken promise box

    Sits on the floor

    In the basement

                               D (B)

    Behind a locked door

     

    E

    The broken promise box

    Is under the bed

    The monster to finish

    D                                 A

              Before you are dead

     

            D                                 A

    And I’m gonna get around to it

       E

    I already told you I’d do it

    D                                 A

    I’m gonna get around to it

    E

     

    E

    The box is pretty old

    Older than hell

    Its contents are rotting

                      D (B) 

    Starting to smell

    E

    The promise isn’t much

    Just over there

    Protection from sadness

    D                                 A

             Protection from fear

     

     

            D                                 A

    And I’m gonna get around to it

       E

    I already told you I’d do it

    D                                 A

    I’m gonna get around to it

    E

     

    E

    The broken promise box

    Sits on the curb

    On it a sign

    D (B)

    “Do not disturb.”

    E
    Just leave it there.

    Later today

    Some men have promised

    D  E

              To take it away.

     

     

            D                                 A

    And I’m gonna get around to it

       E

    I already told you I’d do it

    D                                 A

    I’m gonna get around to it

    E

     

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