Barenaked Ladies - Alternative Girlfriend Chords & Tabs


Alternative Girlfriend Chords & Tabs

Barenaked Ladies Chords & Tabs

Version: 4 Type: Chords

Alternative Girlfriend Chords

Very easy song. Never been one of my favorites, but it's fun to play every now and again.

Standard tuning

Capo on 2nd fret, with the low E string left open

The chords are played as follows:
D:     xx0232
Cadd9: x32033
A7sus: 002030
A:     00222x
Em:    022000
Fmaj7: 033210
A7:    002020
G:     320033

D, Cadd9 (x5)

[Verse 1]
D      Cadd9  D        Cadd9
You're in an  all-girl band
D     Cadd9    D    Cadd9
Your futon's second hand
D     Cadd9   D   Cadd9      D         Cadd9     D  Cadd9  A7sus D
Your parents understand, but you don't care
D  Cadd9  D       Cadd9
I have a job in a shop
D      Cadd9  D     Cadd9
I'm an under  cover cop
D      Cadd9      D    Cadd9        D   Cadd9   D   Cadd9
I make sure the customers aren't thieves
[ Tab from: ]
A             Em
Old at being young
A              Em
Young at being old
A               Em
Everything's on hold within our evolution

D      Fmaj7   Em             A7sus    A7
You're my    alternative girlfriend
  D    Fmaj7       Em         A7sus    A7
I love you and now you cannot pretend
Bm                                          G
      There's nothing left that won't cross over

[Verse 2]
Last night we slept on the lawn
You woke up and I was gone
Back to the dream I dream to leave
My life with her is a bore
A worn-out metaphor
No more surprises up its sleeve

We're old at being young, young at being old
Everything's been sold to others' revolutions


    D                          Cadd9  G
You live above your dad's four-car garage
          D                   Cadd9  G
With your vinyl and imaginary entourage
     D                    Cadd9    G
If I pull up in a U-Haul, pack up quick
          D                               Cadd9    Fmaj7
So we can get out of this town, 'cause it makes me sick