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Brett Dennen - Surprise Surprise Chords

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Surprise Surprise Chords

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Brett Dennen
Surprise, Surprise – Brett Dennen

Chords


This is such a great and hugely underappreciated song! I’m almost certain that Brett
doesn’t do it this way, and there is a ton of adlibbing in the recorded version, but 
it’s a
good hasty-made foundation. Can be transposed and Capo’d if desired. It sounds like it’s 
on a higher fret in the recording. Listen to the song 
for the strum pattern, it’s sort of syncopated.



Intro:

Am C Fbar Gbar x2

Verse 1:

Am                                  C
Dark clouds gather in the afternoon
                                F
Come together just to cry
                               G
Seagulls struggling against the wind
                        Am
Falling out of the sky

Am                              C
Grandma's gathering aluminum cans
                            F
In a rusty shopping cart
                                        G
Born-againers getting their lives together
                                        Am
While my whole world's falling apart



Chorus:


F
Open up your eyes
                           G
It's happening all around you
                F
If it hasn't found you
                                                G
Well you know it's just a matter of time

F
Surprise, surprise
                                        G
What do you think the world owes you
                                F
It's not the way it's supposed to go
                                                G
Well you know it's just a matter of time


Verse 2:

Am                                  C
Songbird sitting in a tree house
                                F
With a trumpet to her lips
                                        G
I'm laying on my back in the tall green grass
                        Am
Staring up at the eclipse

Am                                  C
Whispers lurking in the alley behind
                                         F
Where the children wear no shoes
                                        G
Call girls and corner kids hustling
                                  Am
Saying what do you got to lose


Chorus



Bridge:
E                                       F
And there's nowhere you can run to
                     C                    E
Because the eyes are upon you



Verse 3:

Am                                              C
Some of the coming up hard and hungry
                                   F
Stepping up to take your turn
                                        G
Some of them throwing their money in the fire
                        Am
Just to watch it burn


Chorus

It's just a matter of
It's just a matter of time
            
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