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patrock wrote:
I like the song but I think it's too "oh you're such a wonderful guy" song and now.....well...yeah.


Yeah ... but the good thing is, songs can be left to interpretation, too. Or she can just say it's for a new guy or some guy down the street ... or some fake guy. And then it gets reborn. ha. That's how I see it anyway. No need to let a bad experience ruin a great song. (Like Combinations and If You're Wondering, also.)

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patrock wrote:
I like the song but I think it's too "oh you're such a wonderful guy" song and now.....well...yeah.

You would prefer if it was a "killer man" song? Smile

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TheAntrider wrote:
patrock wrote:
I like the song but I think it's too "oh you're such a wonderful guy" song and now.....well...yeah.

Yeah ... but the good thing is, songs can be left to interpretation, too. Or she can just say it's for a new guy or some guy down the street ... or some fake guy. And then it gets reborn. ha. That's how I see it anyway. No need to let a bad experience ruin a great song. (Like Combinations and If You're Wondering, also.)

Yeah. Like that one fellow.....named Jamie
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TheAntrider wrote:
patrock wrote:
I like the song but I think it's too "oh you're such a wonderful guy" song and now.....well...yeah.


Yeah ... but the good thing is, songs can be left to interpretation, too. Or she can just say it's for a new guy or some guy down the street ... or some fake guy. And then it gets reborn. ha. That's how I see it anyway. No need to let a bad experience ruin a great song. (Like Combinations and If You're Wondering, also.)


just because it showed up circa 2006 (is this right?) doesn't mean that is when it was written (think of Thom Yorke bringing a bass line he wrote in high school for The National Anthem on Kid A).

and i write plenty of love songs and i ain't in love.
Crying or Very sad

p.s. paul mccartney wrote Martha from the White Album about his dog. i would have no idea had i not read his book.

chords?*
who is the one who knows music theory well?
saellys?



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chords?*
who is the one who knows music theory well?
saellys?

I don't know all the lyrics, and haven't heard any recording besides the YouTube link posted above. Here are the chords for that:

First verse: Alternate D-major and G-major a bunch of times.

When she sings something like, "Oh, well I was standing alone," the chords are:
B-flat major, C-major, and then D-major/minor (I say this because the guitar plays D-major for about a second, but then Stacy plays an F-natural that I assume is on purpose, which turns it back to D-minor).
Same chord progression repeated -- B-flat major, C-major, and D-major/minor.


Next is a line that is something like "you make the world go round and round"?

Starting here, the chord progression is: G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, G-major.

Then to a sort of bridge where Stacy is humming. Back to the alternating D-major and G-major.

Back to the B-flat major, C-major, and D-major progression. (This time, Stacy doesn't play the F-natural note, so the chord doesn't flip back to D-minor.)

Back to the same chord progression for "you make the world go round and round": G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor. But it's different this time -- it ends on E-minor (not G-major).

So now we're at the bridge-like passage starting at 2:30 in the YouTube video. The chords are E-minor alternating with A-minor in first inversion (that is, with the C-note as the lowest note). Those chords alternate three times, and then it goes from A-minor in first inversion to F-major (at about 2:56 in the video). Back to E-minor at 3:00 in the video.

Back to the "you make the world go round and round" progression, except that it ends differently -- G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, G-major (ending chord).


Sorry, I know that's not very clear, but I couldn't understand most of the lyrics on the video, so I wasn't able to make it all match up.
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Does anyone here update the Eisley Tabs site? http://www.eisleytab.cjb.net/ I ask because I've provided the chords for two Eisley songs that aren't on that site (the post above, and also here).


UPDATE: Never mind! I had missed the tiny link to "lp2 era," where DRMS_7888 already put the correct chords to Come Clean.

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StuartBuck wrote:
bigideas wrote:


chords?*
who is the one who knows music theory well?
saellys?

I don't know all the lyrics, and haven't heard any recording besides the YouTube link posted above. Here are the chords for that:

First verse: Alternate D-major and G-major a bunch of times.

When she sings something like, "Oh, well I was standing alone," the chords are:
B-flat major, C-major, and then D-major/minor (I say this because the guitar plays D-major for about a second, but then Stacy plays an F-natural that I assume is on purpose, which turns it back to D-minor).
Same chord progression repeated -- B-flat major, C-major, and D-major/minor.


Next is a line that is something like "you make the world go round and round"?

Starting here, the chord progression is: G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, G-major.

Then to a sort of bridge where Stacy is humming. Back to the alternating D-major and G-major.

Back to the B-flat major, C-major, and D-major progression. (This time, Stacy doesn't play the F-natural note, so the chord doesn't flip back to D-minor.)

Back to the same chord progression for "you make the world go round and round": G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor. But it's different this time -- it ends on E-minor (not G-major).

So now we're at the bridge-like passage starting at 2:30 in the YouTube video. The chords are E-minor alternating with A-minor in first inversion (that is, with the C-note as the lowest note). Those chords alternate three times, and then it goes from A-minor in first inversion to F-major (at about 2:56 in the video). Back to E-minor at 3:00 in the video.

Back to the "you make the world go round and round" progression, except that it ends differently -- G-major, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, B-major, E-minor, A-minor, G-major (ending chord).


Sorry, I know that's not very clear, but I couldn't understand most of the lyrics on the video, so I wasn't able to make it all match up.


ok. so do you think she plays the normal A shape chord (D) with capo on 5? or wait, i don't think i ever tried just normal D and G, but there is that constant ringing like the top strings are just left open and played througout if i remember correctly. i know the capo worked well with another part because you just play the normal F and G chords (of course these would all be 5 steps up - B flat and C like you said).

after that i was trying every type chord change i could think of and coming up empty, but it looks like i could have just played the C shape.

(if this is all confusing i'm trying to relate the chords in relation to the capo and i don't know the proper terms).

anyway, i'll mess with this sometime.
thanks for your help.

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I think it has a nice laid back feel to it. The guitar on the demo reminds me of a song I love called "Pets" by Porno For Pyros (it's really not very much like it but still, just something about it).

Also I thought Stacy couldn't whistle, so who is doing the whistling?

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Bigideas (can I just call you "big"?):

When the chord goes to E-minor on the YouTube video, I hear that low E-string on the guitar. That's just a normal E-minor chord. And so, like the fashion designer in The Incredibles, I say, "No Capo!" Smile

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Nowhere Man wrote:

Also I thought Stacy couldn't whistle, so who is doing the whistling?


i forgot about that.

there's also this weird guitar part mirroring the melody during that little part and it almost sounds like they're trying to play slide guitar with a spoon or something.

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It could be Sherri whistling. She wrote the song, Stacy just sings it.
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StuartBuck wrote:
Bigideas (can I just call you "big"?):

When the chord goes to E-minor on the YouTube video, I hear that low E-string on the guitar. That's just a normal E-minor chord. And so, like the fashion designer in The Incredibles, I say, "No Capo!" Smile


ok, i played along to the demo and live version featured on patrock's site. i have too slow an internet connection to download the youtube clip this century.

D and Em7 seem to fit the verses. you can hold that D on the B string for both chords.

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TheAntrider wrote:
It could be Sherri whistling. She wrote the song, Stacy just sings it.

Yeah, I actually said all this before in this thread and someone(superhits) said Sherri can't whistle either. They didn't offer any proof though.

bigideas wrote:

there's also this weird guitar part mirroring the melody during that little part and it almost sounds like they're trying to play slide guitar with a spoon or something.


Hehe you hear so much in that song, I didn't notice that before.

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Nowhere Man wrote:
TheAntrider wrote:
It could be Sherri whistling. She wrote the song, Stacy just sings it.

Yeah, I actually said all this before in this thread and someone(superhits) said Sherri can't whistle either. They didn't offer any proof though.

I think Sherri was whistling at the Lawrence show too. Not sure...
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Nowhere Man wrote:
bigideas wrote:

there's also this weird guitar part mirroring the melody during that little part and it almost sounds like they're trying to play slide guitar with a spoon or something.


Hehe you hear so much in that song, I didn't notice that before.


i've listened to it 8,000 times the last week or so.
if you listen at 3:27 you can faintly hear Kim say, "supper's ready!"*
when something grasps me like that i try to analyze it i guess, pick it apart and try to figure out why.
that recording does have a 'pull' though with subtle layers being added througout even to the last chorus.


*just kidding

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