Myrrh

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet

[Am]Emerald haunt in [G]overdrive
[Am]Nightmare descent into [G]Jericho city
[Am]Camel dust heralds our arrival
[Am]New Christ beneath the [G]drumkit moon
[Fmaj7]Oh Lord we are [G]threatened again
In the [Fmaj7]slipstream pull of the [G]federal men
[Fmaj7]Plummet in some [G]seamless night
Down [Fmaj7]here to earth it's [G]hopeless then

Apache gunman in the boiling crowd
Who never got to meet you last time
We're interrupted by the telephone
You didn't think they were invented then
Oh Lord we need miracles
We need more wine and gold
We need slaves and roads and personal favors
We need microphones and manifolds

{soc}
[F#m]How can you be so in[E]visible
[F#m]Give me the nerves to [E]see
[A]Privilege on [D]privilege
[F#m]An unwanted [E]discovery
{eoc}

So now we're cruising down this shuddering highway
With a dead sun shining on my back
And we talk about the way people treat us back there
Their hollow laughter, the pain in their eyes
Oh Lord I trust your intentions
But money strangles our love
Struggling like a fool with my junk and my jewels
You would have thought I'd had enough

{c:Chorus}

Tristesse

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet

6th August 97 - Brian Smith

Here's my interpretation of this song.  It's a bit more complex
than the chord-based one which follows it.

There seems to be a lot of ways to play this song.  When I've seen Steve
play it live he goes for a simplified version of the following arrangment,
which sounds much like the acoustic performances he and Marty do when
sharing the stage.

Chords (strings numbered from low E to high E)

D        - 000232
D9       - 000230
G6       - 320000
Em7      - 022030
D9/F#    - 200230
A7sus4   - X02030 (try and avoid the low E, but no probs if you can't)
F#m      - 244222 (like Em, barre second fret)
F#m/A    - X04222 This one's a bit awkward to play - avoid the low E
Fmaj7    - X03210
Em/A     - X05430 Just slide up two frets from Fmaj7

"Here in this desert"...
        D G6 (repeat till chorus)
OR      D Em7 D9/F# G6

"A gunfight in Dodge City..."
F#m G F#m/A (if you can, otherwise repeat the first chord)

"All my life spent searching..."
Fmaj7 Em/A D   - For that second chord just slide up two frets from the
                 first.  Let the A string ring if, or block it if you
                 don't like the sound.

Here's a simpler, chord-based version.

[D]Here in this [Em7]desert, be[F#m ?]neath the sun and [G]stars
Still troubled by the rumblings of a million distant cars
Please be good to me tonight, let me find my way
The air has some command in it I cannot disobey

[F#m]A gunfight in Dodge [G]City, a [D]murder in Bom[G]bay
[F#m]All these deeds and [G]worldly needs I [D]must shrug off to[G]day
[Fmaj7]All my life spent [Em7]searching for pro[D]wess
[Fmaj7]Left me lying [Em7]here with you, tris[D]tesse

I was working in an orchard that grew the strangest fruit
It wasn't Mother Nature that made those trees take root

Your children cannot hear you, they only want your loot
You hold on to their essence like a parachute
They never believed you were in distress
Now you've gone and left them with tristesse

[D]Oh, [G]waters in[A]flamed [G]
[D]Ah, [G]fires burning [A]out [G]
[D]Ah, [G]ice melting [A]down [G]
[D]Ah, [G]fires burnt [A]out [G]

[F#m]A hotel suite in a [G]rich man's town, a [D]hut in Botany [G]Bay
A [F#m]prisoner by my [G]own device, a [D]mountain in my [G]way

I'm [Fmaj7]gonna have to [Em7]alter my add[D]ress
Cause [Fmaj7]I can't stay much [Em7]longer with [D]tristesse
[Fmaj7]And they call this [Em7]carnival prog[D]ress
In[Fmaj7]vited by our [Em7]queen tonight, tris[D]tesse


Already Yesterday

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet

[C]It's already [Em]yesterday, [Fmaj7]we're off the [Am]calen[G]dar
[C]I heard the [Em]sirens play [Fmaj7]just like an [Am]orche[G]stra
[C]Mechanical [Em]bird of prey [Fmaj7]sing for your [Am]empe[G]ror
[C]Last broken [Em]flash of love [Fmaj7]still in the [Am]came[G]ra

{soc}
[D]We don't [A/B]feel those locks and [G]chains
We won't [D]listen to the [G]lizard part of our [D]brains
[Em7]Giving the [A]orders
[D]Another [A/B]morning we'll be [G]gone
I start the [D]car for Ten Mile [G]Beach
And maybe [D]Avalon, [Em7]across the [A]water
{eoc}

It's already yesterday and nobody's answering
Disconncted, drift away, nobody's questioning
Head silver, feet of clay, who is surrendering
They fall in our heyday, I am remembering

{soc}
We can't feel those aches and pains
We won't listen to the voices in the city rain
Giving the orders
Another morning I'll be gone
I start the car for Violet Town
And then to Babylon, over the border
{eoc}

Columbus

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet

The [Em]king had something [C]changed within him
I [Am]should have told him no
[Em]Oh Co[C]lombus, I [Am]never should have let you go
Now [Em]aching wires, [C]midnight fires
[Am]Things I could not know
[Em]Oh Co[C]lombus, I [Am]never should have let you go
[Am]You [G]don't suppose there'd
[Fmaj7]Be room in here some[D7]where for me
[Am]I [G]think I just need
[Fmaj7]Someones words to [D7]reassure me
[C]I don't blame [D]any of you, [Fmaj7]and I don't blame my[G]self

Waiting for my small reward
It's going to come somehow
Oh Colombus, I wish that you could see us now
We don't posess a single empty tear
Or furrowed browOh Colombus, I wish that you could see us now
You don't suppose there'd
Be room in here somewhere for me
I think I just need
Someone's words to reassure me
I can't change any of you, I can't change myself

The man had something strange about him
He should have let me know
Oh Columbus, I wish I'd never let you go
You don't suppose there'd
Be room in here somewhere for me
I think I just need
Someones words to reassure me
I don't blame any of you, and I don't blame myself
Colombus

Tantalized

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by Anders Ekberg

[A]God I've [G]been a[A]sleep so [G]long, I've been [A]away [G] [A] [G]
[A]Back from [G]software [A]limbo the [G]natives call [A]today [G] [A] [G]
I let their [A]promises [G]bind me [A] [G]
I let se[A]ductive l[G]ogic blind [A]me [G]
I em[A]braced a ma[G]chine, I went [A]through the rou[G]tine
And I [A]hid from the [G]people who were [A]trying to [G]find me

{soc}
[Am]Till the day comes when you [FM7]realize
[C]Otherwise you never [E7]care
Pan[Am]dora's box reveals a [FM7]new surprise
Can't wait to [C]see your eyes, now you've been [E7]tantalized
{eoc}

For a hundred and one voluptuous days I broke the law
The labyrinth was closing so we panicked up a door
I let their wanton flesh obsess me
I felt their dreams and drugs assess me
I was hired and fired yet never inspired
Flattering, chattering words to impress me

{soc}
All that glittered had me mesmerized
Otherwise I would have dared
Guess the nature of our enterprise
Can't stop to sympathize, how you've been tantalized
{eoc}


I turned up in some harsh doomed city on another plane
I couldn't believe the room I got or the guests I entertained
I felt the dirty streets surround me
I let the buzzing swarm confound me
I gave money to ghosts, I insulted my hosts
I could never get off the stuff that spellbound me

{c:Chorus 1 and 2}

Disenchanted

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by Mick Anderson

    C      F       G    C             F                G
     Well look at you, hands full of money you always wanted to have
      C            F         G
     Saying sweet life is a downright drag
      C           F         G                          Em          G
     Down to the very last seed in the bag, as if it's never gonna end

    C          F         G      C             F               G
     And the scene is through, summer slipped under in this neighbourhood
          C           F       G
     I'd like to hold onto it if I could
                  C             F       G              Em             G
     But now I'm gonna have to let you go for good, my disenchanted friend

    C                G            Em            F   G
     They say that character you play is rising fast
         C                     G                      Em                F   G
     So you get drunk, make a half-second jump and experience it as the past
          Am              Em                  F
     But this is it, the closer you get, the deeper you go
          C                     G
     The tighter the net looks to me

    C          F       G          C                F                G
     Do you enjoy the view, they say it makes you dizzy your first time up there
           C       F                 G
     Till you get used to breathing rarefied air
        C                 F       G                      Em               G
     Auditioning for the part of Mister Despair, well I know him personally

    C          F         G        C              F                G
     And this hotel's a zoo, you gotta be some creature to get a room in here
              C           F           G
     You can live like a king on a throne of tears
             C           F           G                       Em            G
     It's a mighty long way from the innocent years, and it waits inevitably

    C                G            Em            F   G
     They say that character you play is rising fast
         C                     G                      Em                F   G
     So you get drunk, make a half-second jump and experience it as the past
          Am              Em                  F
     But this is it, the closer you get, the deeper you go
          C                     G   /  /  /
     The tighter the net looks to me

      Am  /  Em  /  F  /  C  G            G  /  /  /
     [                          ]  x3

      C   F   G  /            Em  /  G  /
     [              ]  x4

    C        F       G            C            F           G
     And I'm asking you, if you think that success is its own reward
      C               F                G
     Now then go and see what your persistence has scored
           C         F              G
     The voice is a-calling and it can't be ignored
          C              F               G
     You might be underground but you're over insured
          C             F               G
     You used to be unknown now you're mapped and explored
          C             F                 G
     You like to be untouched now you're handled and pawed
              Em          G
     And it's never gonna end

    C                G            Em            F   G
     They say that character you play is rising fast
         C                     G                      Em                F   G
     So you get drunk, make a half-second jump and experience it as the past
          Am              Em                  F
     But this is it, the closer you get, the deeper you go
          C                     G   /  /  /   C
     The tighter the net looks to me

Night Of Light

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by Anders Ekberg

[A]Dishwater cafe in a torn paper street
A rundown future let me down now everything's complete
Uncurling human tragedy apparently a parody
Send my love upstairs to me she used to be a symphony

{soc}
[FM7]I [Em]let her [FM7]go [Em]into the [FM7]night
[Em]Night of light, [FM7]satellite, [Em]quite a sight to [A]see
{eoc}

Dream importer's underling who answers to the boss
Can't afford a breakage, I'll pay for any loss
Uncurling human tragedy there's definately a remedy
Let her come and look for me she used to be the enemy

{c:Chorus}

Seaside town in winter, I'm trying to write my book
She's broken down, it's raining, I said I'd have a look
Uncurling human tragedy appropriately a mystery
She tells my story back to me she said I'll live this chapter till eternity

{c:Chorus}

Youth Worshipper

(The Church)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by Mick Anderson

     D   C(add D)  Em   A7
   Youth worshipp--er, goddess of ruin
     D   C(add D)  Em            A7
   Youth worshipp--er, like you know what you're doing
  G           Am           G                Bm          Bb               A
   I bet the sun and rain never touch your face again, race against the time

     D   C(add D)  Em            A7
   Youth worshipp--er, hope you know what you're worth now
     D   C(add D)  Em               A7
   Youth worshipp--er, like you're paying the earth now
  G               Am        G           Bm          Bb                  A
   You want the child back want an aphrodisiac, to fill the crack with time

    F#m
   Hooves and horns and teeth and bones gonna stitch you up when you come unsewn
    F#m
   Hooves and horns and teeth and bones gonna stitch you up when you come unsewn

     D   C(add D)  Em   A7
   Youth worshipp--er
     D   C(add D)  Em   A7
   Youth worshipp--er
     D   C(add D)  Em              A7
   Youth worshipp--er, wrapped in blue fox and ermine
     D   C(add D)  Em          A7
   Youth worshipp--er, got no pity for vermin
  G             Am             G                    Bm
   Your engines and machines drink your fuels and steal your scenes
         Bb              A
   They come between in time

    F#m
   Hooves and horns and teeth and bones gonna stitch you up when you come unsewn
    F#m
   Hooves and horns and teeth and bones gonna stitch you up when you come unsewn

   G#  / / /   / / / /   / / / /   A  / / /

     D   C(add D)  Em   A7
   Youth worshipp--er, goddess of ruin
     D   C(add D)  Em            A7
   Youth worshipp--er, like you know what you're doing
  G           Am           G                Bm          Bb               A
   I bet the sun and rain never touch your face again, race against the time

    F#m
   Hooves and horns and teeth and bones gonna stitch you up when you come unsewn
=============================================================================

I play the C(add D) in YW as: X32030

As You Will

(Peter Koppes)

Transcribed by Pierpaolo Vezzaro

Verse:

Em
You wake up late, day is still dawning
You set out on the road
You meet up with a man, his face well worn in
He's carrying a load
        D     C    Em
On the way to paradise


Chorus:

Em
Ornamental, or warm and gentle
D             C        
On the way to paradise
Em
Ornamental, or warm and gentle
D             C     
On the way to paradise
D                 C
As you will some day