Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company Chords & Tabs


Good Intentions Paving Company Chords & Tabs

Joanna Newsom Chords & Tabs

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Good Intentions Paving Company Chords


C			F
Twenty miles left to the show
Am			F
Hello, my old country, hello
C			     G
Stars are just beginning to appear
And I have never in my life before been here

C			F
And it's my heart, not me, who cannot drive
Am			F
At which conclusion you arrived
C			     G
Watching me sit here bolt upright and cry
For no good reason at the Eastering sky

And the tilt of this strange nation
And the will to remain for the duration
Waving the flag
Feeling it drag

Like a bump on a bump on a log, baby
Like I'm in a fist fight with a fog, baby
Step-ball-change and a pirouette
And I regret, I regret

How I said to you, "honey, just open your heart"
	F				   C
When I've got trouble even opening a honey jar
And that right there is where we are...

C			F
And I been 'fessing double fast
Am			F
Addressing questions nobody asked
C			    G
I'll get this joy off of my chest at last
And I will love you 'til the noise has long since passed

(same as just above)
And I did not mean to shout, just drive
Just get us out, dead or alive
A road too long to mention, lord, it's something to see!
Laid down by the good intentions paving company
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All the way to the thing we've been playing at, darlin'
I can see that you're wearing your staying hat, darlin'
For the time being all is well
Won't you love me a spell?

(same as just above)
This is blindness beyond all conceiving
Well, behind us the road is leaving, yeah, leaving
And falling back
Like a rope gone slack

Well, I saw straight away that the lay was steep
	F					C
But I fell for you, honey, as easy as falling asleep
And that right there is the course I keep...

C		 D
And no amount of talking
	     F		C
Is going to soften the fall
		    Bb	  F
But, like after the rain, step out
	G   Am
Of the overhang, that's all

It had a nice a ring to it
When the ol' opry house rang
So with a solemn auld lang
Signed, sealed, delivered, I sang

And there is hesitation
And it always remains
Concerning you, me,
And the rest of the gang

And in our quiet hour
I feel I see everything
And am in love with the hook
Upon which everyone hangs

And I know you meant to show the extent
To which you gave a goddang
You ranged real hot and real cold but I'm sold
I am home on that range

Bb		F
And I do hate to fold
		G		Am
Right here at the top of my game
				Bb		F
When I've been trying with my whole heart and soul
	G			Am
To stay right here in the right lane
			Bb		F
But it can make you feel over and old
	  G		Am
Lord, you know it's a shame
			Bb			F
When I only want for you to pull over and hold me
		G		Am
'Til I can't remember my own name