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COTTON MATHER - KONTIKI


CAMP HILL RAIL OPERATOR WOMAN

     F                Bb                      Gm              C            F         Bb  F   Bb   C
In care of his contraption mad camp hill rail operator woman
F                         Bb          C
Is she speaking from the heart?
            F                   Bb          C
Maybe blasting from another world?
                   Am                           Bb                                     C
Or just the emissary of a higher court inside the body of a girl?
F                           Bb    C
Does she want to take control?
                  F                           Bb                  Gm              C
When her eight track breaks down will she take my bus home?
     F                Bb                      Gm              C            F         Bb  F   Bb   C
In care of his contraption mad camp hill rail operator woman

Is this some sort of reverie for the 

One woman Jan and Dean heading for the crash?

Is she half who she ought to be

Or a overdue prodigy

Whose unsolicited view of your present's confused with her past?

At a table by the door

Of my moment but she can't sit still,

And when I crash upon the floor she'll come across the stage

and finish out the bill,

She throws one switch and all trains are in space

What she lays on those tracks you can't ever erase
     F                Bb                      Gm              C            F         Bb  F   Bb   C
In care of his contraption mad camp hill rail operator woman, yeah





HOMEFRONT CAMEO

Capo 3rd Fret

F                                    E7                         Am
Everything is better the boss has made a cameo
F                                    E7                         Am
He has seen the infidel army like a prince of old
Am                                        D
Listen to him twist her faith, he's been out there all day
C                        E                Am           G     F
Sleeping on the laurels of a face from long ago
Am                                        D
As matters complicate, it's a terrible thing to wait
F                                    E7                        Am
Everything is better the boss has made a cameo
F                                    E7                        Am
He has seen the infidel army like a prince of old
Dm                     Bb                     F
She's made the bed three times today

Each a masterpiece in its own way and takes his name in vain

From this vantage point she is making her plans

Kiss good-bye to this your century map

She calls her future back ,takes his wine from the rack
 
He wants a glass of water but she sweetly mouths her no

Then like an arrow she's let go, Arcing from he poison beau

Everything is better the boss has made a cameo 

She has seen the infidel army like a prince of old



SPIN MY WHEELS

D            G                   A                     G          G/F#     Em
You run away with my sleep and I'm stuck in here so deep
D          G          Em              G     G/F#          Em   Em/D   A
I had a terrible dream and I can't wake up it seems
G                    Bm     G                          F#m
In my parallel field, what's imagined is real
G             E                          D           G         G/F#       Em   Em/D   A
For you I conceal, all that I feel and girl you spin my wheels
D            G          A                    G          G/F#     Em
I've got a terrible mind, maybe desperate or unkind
D                G               Em               G                     G/F#     Em   Em/D   A
Thinking of ways to dispose of the ones we say we love the most
G                            Bm       G                          F#m
I want to carry you home, I want to see you alone
G                          E                        D           G         G/F#       Em   Em/D   A
For we will never show all that we feel and girl you spin my wheels

MY BEFORE AND AFTER

Capo 1ST Fret

D    G                                A 
She picked me out of the millions
                            F#m
Thumbing an OED
G                                Em   A
Dressed me down to civilian
F#m                                  G 
Cracked the code on the Rosetta Stone
F#m                           G 
Said the word for alone is "alone"
A                       Em         A         D
My before and after her
D    G                                A 
We found that R Mutt was truly
                            F#m            G                                          Em           A
some work of genius       she helped my best friends see through me
F#m                             G
Said the church of his holiness lied
F#m                                 G                              A
This world's no dead end it's park and ride
A                       Em         A         D
My before and after her
F#m                             G
Now I'm dangerously reprogrammed man
F#m                                 G                              A
Like that guy in the Manchurian
A                       Em         A         D
My before and after her





PRIVATE RUTH


She used to love me and that was such an obstacle

Running around in the bad hand-me-downs of someone else's girl

She's pulling my name and making a face

As if to say all that you've been has been erased

Private Ruth, you hate

She's tired of loving the ones she knows she's better than

Moving the men on a chessboard full of all her so called friends

Or maybe she just wants me a drone

Proclaiming edicts from the queen bee in her cone

Private Ruth, you hate



VEGETABLE ROW

G                        D                           C
I hear when you talk that not much goes on 
G                              D                           C
And now I think you might be the dark right before my dawn
G                                          Gsus4                                            C
And the clouds have made a fissure I've arranged that for you mister
C                 C/B                        C/A        
So that you can go ahead and prematurely start the process of preserving

You look so afraid and I can see why

You just turned your back on a very dangerous guy

And the bells ring with a vengeance as we witness your ascension

To a land where they can things better than all the "Bells of Rhymny"

On vegetable row, vegetable row. On vegetable row, vegetable row

Think of us in your new haunt

They must have let classes out early those days

And I bet you were the funniest clown at the front of the hip parade

Now you shadows swirl around us take us back to where you found us

Crawl back underneath you couch and tell us things are a little bit skewed

On vegetable row, vegetable row. On vegetable row, vegetable row

I'm thinking of a place where times your boss

And now you just can't wait

To turn in your only key, pass your baton to me,

Sell yourself penny cheap and never stop to total up the cost

Some people give up on the third or fourth try

And some can make a career out of just trying to say good-bye

They've been holding your place someone's here to fill that space

And it's a mighty act of grace you won't have me around

To check you vital signs  On vegetable row...  Think of us in your new haunt

AURORA BORI ALICE
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D                    D/C         D                  D/C
Alice can you hear me, tonight the sky's not clearing
D				C   G
You'll never see Cassiopeia
D                      D/C                      D                 D/C
You're there at your department, I'm here in your apartment
D                                        C   G
Another night I'll spend alone
E               F                                      D
A girl, her telescope, and the great unknown
D           D/C
Alice in ugly weather
D                      D/C             D                                    C   G
You said we'd be together, and not afraid to let it show
D               D/C                  D             D/C
The Pleiades behind her, Orion should remind her
D                                               C   G
Of summer boy she's got at home
E                     F                                    D
She loves her telescope more than I'd known, oh...
G   								A
Aurora Bori Alice, do you think there's someone out in space for you?
C					     F          G
I want to be the man to change your point of view
G								   A
And if your hear me Alice, redirect your looking glass to earthly heights
C        						          F            G
See a man who loves you so much more than Northern Lights


CHURCH OF WILSON

(use barred chords throughout)

C		B                C
Give yourself away if you want
        G                                  B7
How did your Daddy get so gaunt
C                  B7                 C
It's a pretty face that you know



What's a boy to do when a girl's untrue

Put your bell on your bike

And its not my right to kill son

I'm an acolyte from the mighty

Church of Wilson
C                            B               C
Yeah the world's a mess and I know
                G                             B7
You don't need me to tell you so
C                         B            C
Who's it gonna hurt to be Kings
G                            B
Playing I the shiny things

Want to make my move to 

the throwback groove

While there's stream in the pipes

And its not my right to kill son

I'm an acolyte from the mighty

Church of Wilson

Church of Wilson


LILLY DREAMS ON

D      G                         Bm             E
Lily I hope you picture me in your dreams
D                     G 			Bm                          E
Put down your King James Bible, You don't need no kings
D                                 A
Close you eyes, baby I'll dry mine
Bm                           E
Echoes through the phone
                D    A                 G    E
Far from this, Lily dreams on
D                    G                             Bm              E
Think back to fields of Catherine, you used to play
D             G          
I swore I heard you laughing
Bm               E
And almost say
D			    A
Pull you mirrors down, Run back to the house
Bm                          E
And let the past be gone
               D     A                 G    E     
Far from this, Lily dreams on



ANIMAL SHOW DRINKING SONG

C                  G            Am
Took an exit sign to a world of motel time
                 F                       C                       G      G7
Where we walk a crooked line and high is low
C                      G                Am
Trust your sad MC, time to kill the bar Tele
                 F                               C                    G        G7
When the lights come on you'll see we're still alone
                 F
Watch the saints weave slow
       C
From the animal show, animal show, animal show


PASSWORD

A                           E                           D                    A
Lift your latch and let me pass that's all I'm asking girl
       A			  E
and forgive what's unorthodox
  D                         Dm                 E                               A
I fashioned this to slip your locks so we might have a word
A                        E                           D                           A
We had a fight I won last night but who slept outside girl?
A                            E                         D                    Dm
What if I'm wrong, help me along to give a bit and still look strong
E                       F#m
I want to tell the world
F#m          D               A     E  F#m          D                                           A    
Key to the lock of the heard Password, is something I believe we've earned
       A                         E                               D                    A
And If you're told I'm bought and sold and soulless to be sure
A                                         E  
Your friends would fight for your advice
D                               Dm                     E                            F#m
"it must be weird, he looked so nice, you're such a lucky girl"
F#m          D               A     E    F#m            D                                       A
Key to the lock of the heard Password, its something I believe we've earned
F#m            D                                    A
Password, give us back what we deserve


SHES ONLY COOL

G                      Gsus4                             G          Gsus4      G
She mixes you up and makes you come down
Em                 C                                G
And I'm gone enough to fall for that now
C     D        G         C                  G             C 
She's only cool tonight and I've lost your sight
             G     C    Em  D                 G
But that lullaby can never get me home
G                       Gsus4                          G    Gsus4    G
I've seen a few things I think you could say
Em                       C                                  G
My words fail me now and its better that way
C   D          G          C                 G            C
She's only cool tonight and I've lost your sight
             G    C    Em   D                G
But that lullaby can never get me home
Bm                                 Em        Bm                          C
Each night that I spend away is one more I have to behave
    G                    C             G                    D
But she makes it seem so uncool not to cave, she's only cool tonight...
AUTUMN BIRDS

Intro G  Bm D7

G 					        Bm   
Prayed for "Endless Summer" made a wish to "Little Wing"
             C                                                          B7
But you gave the world your number and your phone won't ring
       C     Bm                                                        C      Bm     D7
Uh oh...begging for an early heart attack... Uh oh
G                                                               Bm
You've seen the great migration from the world that's locked in ice
             C                                                      B7
And you wear your change of station like a faded sticker price
      C     Bm                                                         C    Bm   D7
Uh oh...begging for an early heart attack... Uh oh
C            G            D
Ah surrender she flew
          C                                  G                D
Under sun split sky drenched crystalline blue
            Am                        Cm               G   Cm    G   Cm
Where autumn's birds are killing you
C             
In your long coat down by the song tree
C                                                               G
Are you watching a girl no one else can see
C
From the days of enervation man you need some elevation
G						D
Would that the explanation were just part of some bad dream
G                                                                Bm
And when you think you're with it still, the girls know who you are
                  C                                               B7
You could say the sky's the limit, but you'll never be a star
      C     Bm                                                C       Bm   D7
Uh oh...begging for an early heart attack  Uh oh... 
C            G            D
Ah surrender she flew
C                                             G              D 
Under sun split sky drenched crystalline blue
            Am                          Cm
Where autumn's birds are killing you


 


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