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Burdens Of Being Upright Chords

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                Tracy Bonham Fakebook from "The Burdens of Being Upright"

All of it should be correct.  I haven't put in all the solos, but
 then there aren't that many in the album....Playing it is pretty
simple, which shows Tracy Bonham's "genius", she can make easy songs
sound really cool...What a voice!!

Hope you like it!

1.  Mother Mother
2.  Navy Been
3.  Tell it to the sky
4.  Kisses
5.  Brain Crack
6.  The One
7.  One Hit Wonder
8.  Sharks Can't Sleep
9.  Bullday
10. Every Breath
11. 30 seconds
12. The Real


			Mother Mother -  by Tracy Bonham

Verse 1:
A	     G#			G		     F#		G  G#
Mother Mother, how's the family? I'm just calling to say hello

How's the weather, how's my father?  Am I lonely?  Heavens no.
Mother mother, are you listening, just a phone call to ease your mind,
Life is perfect, never better, distance making, the heart grow by,

Chorus: (distorted)
	 E		D	C	D
Well you sent me off to see the world

But you're scared that I might get hurt
Would I try a little tobacco?
Would I keep on hikin up my skirt?


A (stop)     A (stop)  	 A (stop)
  I'm hungry,  I'm dirty,  I'm losing my mind,
		     F# (add lots of sliding noise!)
(scream)Everything's fine

I'm freezing, I'm starving, I'm bleeding to death,
	Everything's fine!

Verse 2: (same chords all the way through)

Yeah I'm working, making money, I'm just starting to build a name
I can feel it, down the corner, I can make it any day...
Mother mother, can you hear me?  Sure I'm sober, sure I'm sane
Life is perfect, never better, still your daughter, still the same.

Chorus 2: (same chords as chorus 1)
Should I tell you what you want to hear?
Will it help you to sleep well at night,
Are you sure that I'm your perfect dear
Now just cuddle up and sleep tight...

Bridge: play 1st bridge

End on:
A (stop)	A (stop)		A (stop)
   I miss you		I love you


A   577655 or 002220
G#  466544
G   355433
F#  244322

E   022100
D   x00232 or  557775
C   032010 or  335553


			Navy Been - by Tracy Bonham




Then:  With electric:

G    Bb   G   F  x4

Verse 1:  
Bass:  G     Bb      G              F
	Navy been is bigger than it seems
	Put it on don't ask what it means
G#	 A#		G   Bb  G  F
  Vibrate around
Verse 2: (same progression as verse 1 unless indicated)

Cellophane is thicker than it seems
Put it on don't ask what it means

G#    A#       G   Bb  G   F
  Vibrate  around 
G#    A#       F#	    G#		G   Bb  G   F
  Vibrate  oohohoho	Vibrate
    G   Bb  G  F

Verse 3: (exactly the same progression as verse 1)
Shaving cream is thicker than it seems
Shave'em off don't ask what it means
Vibrate around

Verse 4: (similar to verse 2)
An angel wing is caught up in the tree
If you know what's best get the hell away from me
G#    A#    F# 		G#
  Vibrate ohooho     Vibrate	  G  Bb  G  F
  Vibrate ohohoho    Vibrate  around
				|------------|  play x3

Bridge: (slow, fingerpick the chords)
Oh you little Navy Been, are you caught up in the tree?
G	  G F# G	  G  F#  G
Navy Been	 Navy Been
(play above once more...)

G	  G  F#  G		G  F#  G
Navy Been,	   Navy Been(scream)

Solo is over: the chords  G  Bb  G  F

Verse 5:  repeat verse 2, with:
	   G   Bb  G   F
Vibrate around			x4

Repeat intro...end on G.


G   355433
Bb  688766
F   133211
G#  466544
A#  688766
B   224442
F#  244322

			Tell it to the sky - by Tracy Bonham

Lyrics are a bit dodgy...

Intro/Verse: (clean guitar)

    G           B                  E

Verse 1:
G		B
  It makes you  reek
G		B
  It makes you  strong
G		 B        E (single strum)
  Benine in your blood to burn

  It took your nights
  You took my star
  One I wished on last year

Chorus: (heavy distortion man...)

A	G#            C
AaaaaaaaHaaaaaAhhaaHAaaa     x4 <- you try to tab a scream out!!
G		E
Tell it to the  sky	x3
Run over

Verse 2: (same progression as verse 1)
So you f**ked up
All that we had
I took the ball and benine

It makes you reek
It makes you strong
Benine in your blood to burn

Chorus 2: (play chorus 1)

Solo: distort
Played over the chords  G    E  x3
I see you

Bridge: (clean)

G	       E
Coming back to me
  A	      G
I hear you're coming back, ..... to me (go straight to chorus3)

Chorus 3: =chorus2

Play intro (clean)....
i.e:   G    B  x3   E (single strum)



G   320033 or 355433
B   224442
A   577655 or 002220
G#  466544
C   335553
E   022100

			Kisses - by Tracy Bonham
Note:  Dropped D tuning!


------                          twiddle
   F                  Bb   F

F			        Bb   F   play intro F riff
She sucked the lining down to   size 3
She sucked no living and she'll kill me
Necks are crooked and it's      time to sing
		       Bb    C
Beeks wide open at the sound wings

   D                         F
  ohohoho   aie            ohohoho   aie

G	   F	       D
She kisses harder than me  x2
G	    F	       D
G	    F	     D
I guess I'm not that hungry

Verse 2:  (same as verse 1)
Things are rivers flowing to the sea
Fish won't eat it but don't ask me
Angles looking make it hard to cry
People looking make it cool to die.

Chorus 2:  same as chorus 1

repeat "She kisses harder..{}...hungry" bit x2

Fade out intro.

Chords: (in drop-d)
Bb  x13331
F   3332xx
C   x35553
D   000232
G   5554xx


			The One - by Tracy Bonham

Intro: (distorted)
	F	G#	F#  x3  (2nd and 3rd time add sliding noises)
	F	G#

Verse: (soft accoustic)

    D     D/C#    C     C/B
G:------------------------------| play this for
D:--7-----7-------5-----5-------| each line

D D/C#  C	C/B
I sleep the day away

Giving you all I can
Ready to breach the news
Dying to was my hair

D	   A	C	   G
You're the one, you're the one
D    A		C    G
That grows the  suuuuuuun
D	     A   C		 G
Say you love me, as you pull the trigger
F	      E			    D   A   C   G 
Better today, rather than tomorrow  D G A  (stop)

Verse 2:
Love is in the air
Hide it behind your blinds
Heaven is right up there
Leaving me here behind

Play chorus x2 (without  the  bit after "tomorrow..." for
both times)

Break:  (uppy cheery beat)  tat tat tat
	G //// 		  B   	
	Youdoudhou	 dooooo   (<- yodelling stuff)
	G	     B
	You should enjoy the weather
distort> G	    B
	 You'll know
	F     G#     F#
	  What you done
	F   G#  F#  x3
	F   G# F#
You'll hurt no one  x3
	F   G# F#

Play verse 1 again (soft - stop slighlty after "my hair")
+chorus x2

slow down on "rather than tomorrow..."   End.

F   133211
G#  466544
F#  244322
D   557775
A   577655
C   335553
E   022100
G   320033
B   224442


			One Hit Wonder - by Tracy Bonham

Intro:  G   E  x4

Verse 1:
G		   E
 They call you the one-hit wonder
G	      E			  F
 I could just hit you right, yeah right between
     Dm			   G
Yeah right between the eyes

Verse 2:
G	   E
 If ever a girly wonder
G		E
 Could ever be  more, than just,
    F		 	  Dm
one thing, yeah more than one thing at
   G        E      G       E
at ti-ihihime    a ti-ihihime
G	      A      Dm  E
More than one at a time

Verse 3: same progression as verse 1

I'll give you my 4-leaf clover
For God only knows, that it's
the only, one, the only, one I'd mind

Verse 4: same progression as verse 2
And you'll hear it over and over
Until it is built, right in,
Yeah right, into, your filthy,
little mi-ihihind, your mi-hihihind
yeah right into your...

F	  E
I	I own the world
F	     A
I bought the whole damn world
	 F	    E
F		  A
 A million-doller caddie worth

Verse 5: same prog as verse 1
So could you just bend right over
To see how it feels, to be,
to see, just how, it feels, to be alive

Verse 6: same prog as verse 2
And you'll get it over and over
Coz god only know, that is
The only one, the only one
I'd mi-hihihind,  I'd mi-hihihind

the only one oh



G   320033
E   022100
F   133211
Dm  x00231
D5  x0023x
A   002220


			Sharks Can't Sleep - by Tracy Bonham

Intro/Verse: (clean guitar)
     D          F#        G         E

D   F#  G   E (rest)

Verse 1:
D	F#	 G   E
 Saw a  shark today
D	F#	  G	    E
 Ate a  man and then, just swam away
D     	F#   	 G   E
 But it wasn't OK
D	F#   	G  E (rest)
 No it wasn't OK

Verse 2:

Saw a snake today,
Ate and burned your steak and squirmed away
But it wasn't OK
D	F#	G   Bb  (distortion kicks in for G and Bb)
 No it  wasn't OK

Chorus: (distortion)
D	 F#	  G	   E
No -ho,  No -ho,  No -ho,  No-ho  x2
D	F#	G   E
 But it wan't OK
D	F#	G   E (rest)
 No it wasn't OK

Verse 3: (same chord progression as verse 2)
Met a star today
Looked like flesh and bone and tooth decay
But it wasn't OK
No it wan't OK

Chorus 2:
Same as chorus 1 with:
D	F#	G   E
 No it wasn't OK		x2

Break: (play x2)

        A  A? A  A?   G  F# G  F#?
	Wowowowo      Wowowowo
A A? A A?  G F# G F# A A? A A?  G F# G F#
Nohowoah,  Nohowoah, no,    not I

A A? A A?  G F# G F#  F
Nohowoah,  Nohowoah,  not me

Verse 4: (play as verse 2)

Ate a man today
Ate a man and then just walked away
But iwasn't OK
No it wasn't OK



D	x00232	or  557775
F#	244322
G	355433	or  320033
E	022100
Bb	688766	or  113331


			Bullday - by Tracy Bonham

Intro: (Fast, heavy distortion)

G	D	B	C x2

Verse 1: (G D B C for each line)
G      D     B   C
You've got a ro-ocket
Inside your bullet head
I've seen you walking

G      D     B     C
Your natural greyness
Has never done you wrong
You showed that sweet old
C	 D

G	      B         C      A
Who's got the bull down low owoahwoah
G	      B		C	A
Who's got the bull down low
G	      B		C  Eb
Who's got the bull down be-low

G  D  G  (quick succession)

Verse 2: (like verse 1)

You talk of genius
I feel an undertow
Which head of yours is 
Dragging down?

One made of lettuce
Is smarter than you both
You fooled that man whole 

Chorus x2

E		F#    G		 A
He'll bend you  over, little red rover
Bend you right  over, some   Casanova
Go to your 	mama, little Chiwouaoua
Get back to your mama, little Chihuahua

Chorus x2



			Every Breath - by Tracy Bonham

Verse 1:
F			 D
See you running and it's all over now
F			     D
 The devil's coming and he's showing us how
	   Eb		G	      Eb	  G
He's going down on the  street, like, it's such a cool sight

F				D
 The lizard king is here and    where are you now?
F				D
 Monkey Brain is here and he's showing us how
	   Eb	     G
He's going down on a cool bike,
Eb	  G	  F     E
 And I am loosing sight

Chorus 1:
    D	  G	 D	  G	 D
And every day is like the one before
G	  D	   G	  D
Yeah it's like the one before
    G	   D		G	  D   G    F   D
You get it right you'll breath no mooooore

Verse 2: (same prog as in verse 1)

I saw my shadow on the blackest of nights
Sometimes I push me right out of the lights
So I'm down on the (get right?), and I am loosing

You're here to tempt me, and it's all looking new
To keep me from running just to try something new
I'm going down on the floor right, I am right behind

Chorus 2:
Play chorus 1 with:
D   G    F
no more    x3

Instrumental: (violins)

F     D  x2
Eb  G   Eb   G
F     G#

Chorsu 3:
Play chorus 1 then chorus x2
end on "no more"


			30 Seconds - by Tracy Bonham


Verse 1:

A7	   C7		   A7		 C7
For every stone, there's a rock waiting someone's
A7	      C7		A7		 C7
Head, hear it come and you'll   wish you had two heads
G7     Bb7
  30 seconds   x2

A7		C7		A7		
Tell half your soul and you'll realise that you are

       G         A7 	   riff
G:-----4---------------------------|  x3
	Noohoa    one

G      A7   (riff)
Noohoa one  x3
No one

Verse 2:

For every star, there's another one that's fading
Fading away, hating every bit of light

30 seconds x2

One day the sun and the rest you're sending ants to

Chorus 2:
G	A7
No-hoa  one x3
   G  (pause)   A7 (riff)
No one
G         A7
Out of my way
A7	   G#7
Four you know you're
G	  A7
Out of my way  x3

Verse 3:
For everyone, there's another one that's stronger
So, out you go, like the trash that you drug in

30 seconds x2

Paving the way, for the ones that made you feel like

Chorus 3:
G	A7  (riff)
No-hoa  one x3
   G  (pause)   A7 (riff)
No one
G         A7  (riff)
Out of my way
A7	   G#7
Four you know you're
G7	  F#7  
Out of my way  x3

Chords:	These are a bit weird

A7	545xxx or  002020
C7	032310
G7	32300x or  353433
G	320033 or  355433
Bb7	656xxx or  113131
G#7	434xxx or  464544
F#7	212xxx or  242322


			The Real - by Tracy Bonham

      A      C    A     C
      Aaaaa   Aaa a - Haaaa  (etc...)

Verse 1:
A	    C		    F		   E    G
 I know the sons are wrong, to wake their dad
A	     C	      F		E
 You got, if anything, a bigger head
D	     E		     A
 Most likely to perform, was who I knew
D	      E		      C
 But now it's you that I have to know

Verse 2: (same progression as verse 1)

Tell me who you know, has got away
Sweet little who you know, lives in L.A.
Most likely to conceive was who I knew
But now it's you that I have to know


A	  F    C
 Only the real world
A	  F   C
It's so unreal
A	 C	   F         E (single strum)
Only the real is rea-he-eal

Verse 3:

Pocket the business card, be on your way
Pocket the smiling face, and save the day
Most likely to perform, was who I knew
But noew it's you that I have to know

Chorus x2

Play intro, and fade out....

A	002220
C	032010
F	133211
E	022100
G	320033
D	x00232
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