The Good Life - Album Of The Year Chords & Tabs


Album Of The Year Chords & Tabs

The Good Life Chords & Tabs

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Album Of The Year Chords

The Good Life
Album of the Year

Standard Tuning

This is my first tab which I transcribed from an acoustic version. Sounds right 
to me, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

      Am7        G/B      F/C  (you can substitute F if you'd like)

        Am7*  Intro (x4)      before the D minor play this instead

Dm                G                 C               G/B              Am7*(x2)
The first time that I met her I was throwing up in the ladies room stall

Dm                    G        C                G/B                Am7
She asked me if I needed anything  I said I think I spilled my drink

                 G                              Am7*(x2)
And that's how it started or so I'd like to believe

Dm                   G                 C                  G/B              Am7*(x2)
She took me to her mother's house outside of town where the stars hang down

Dm                G                C              G/B                 Am7
She said she'd never seen someone so lost, I said I'd never felt so found 

                 G                           D                                  Am7*(x2)
and then I kissed her on the cheek and so she kissed me on the mouth whoa whoa whoa

Dm                    G                 C                G/B               Am7*(x2)
The spring was popping daises up round rusted trunks and busted lawn chairs

Dm             G             C               G/B             Am7
We moved into a studio in Council Bluffs to save a couple bucks

         G                                                    Am7*(x2)
Where the mice came out at night, neighbors were screaming all the time

Dm                       G           C               G/B        Am7*(x2)
We'd make love in the afternoons to Chelsea Girls and Bachelor Number 2
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Dm                       G                C                  G/B                  Am7
I'd play for her some songs I wrote, she'd joke and say I'm shooting through the roof

          G	                                       Am7*(x2)
I'd say they're all for you dear  I'll write the Album of the Year.

Dm                             G
And I know she loved me then, I swear to God she did

C                            G/B                     Am7                 
It was the way she'd bite my lower lip and push her hips against my hips 

       Dm            G/B             Am7*(x4)  
and dig her nails so deep into my skin. 

(Mute Strings) Fast Strum
The first time that I met her I was convinced I had finally found the one

(Mute Strings) Fast Strum
She was convinced I was under the influence of all those drunken romantics

            G                                Am7*(x2)
I was reading Fante at the time  I had Bukowski on the mind

Dm              G               C              G/B          Am7*(x2)
She got a job at Jacobs serving cocktails to the local drunks

Dm               G                  C              G/B             Am7
Against her will I fit the bill I perched down at the end of the bar

                 G                                               Am*(x2)
She said,  Space is not just a place for stars  I gave you an inch 

you want a house with a yard

  Dm		                          G
But I know she loved me once, but those days are done

C                     G/B                     Am7           
She used to call me everyday from a pay phone on her break for lunch
 Dm                  G                C
just to say she can't wait to come home 

   G/B                     Am7           F/C
Ohhhh Ohhhh        To come home       Ohhhh Ohhhhh

        C           G/B               Am7*(x4)
to come hooooooooome              come home

Dm                G                 C                  G/B               Am7*(x2)
The last time that I saw her she was picking through which records were hers

Dm                             G           C                 G/B                 Am7
Her clothes were packed in boxes, with some pots and pans and books and a toaster

Just then a mouse scurried across the floor

   C                                      G
we just started laughing til it didn't hurt

  Am7                               F/C
just started laughing til it didn't hurt

  C                                     G
just started laughing til it didn't hurt

  Am7                               F/C     end on  C
just started laughing 'til it didn't hurt