A Common Disaster

Michael Timmins


(e) |-----------------|-----3-----3---3-|
(B) |-----------------|-----4-----4---4-| Let the last chord ring.
(G) |-----------------|-----5-----5---5-| Play twice for intro.
(D) |-----------------|-----5-----5---5-|
(A) |-----------------|-3---3-----3---3-|
(E) |-----------3-6-3-|-----------------|
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

[Cm] A candle burning for everything I've ever wanted.
[Cm] A tattoo burned for everything
I've ever wanted and lost.
[Bb] I had a long list of names that I kept in my back pocket,
[Cm] but I've cut it down to one and your name's at the top.

[F] Won't you [Eb] share a common dis- [Cm] aster
[Eb] Share with [F] me a common dis- [Bb] aster
[Dm] Oh [Eb] oh, a common dis- [Cm] aster

[Cm] I found myself a friend,
but he's crooked as a stick in water.
[Cm] So now I'm writing fairy tales
to catch the spirit of revenge.
[Bb] He's got a plan to steal my little sister,
[Cm] but I'm not too concerned
'cause I will get him in the end.

[F] Won't you [Eb] share a common dis- [Cm] aster
[Eb] Share with [F] me a common dis- [Bb] aster
[Dm] Oh [Eb] oh, a common dis- [Cm] aster

Solo on First Half Of Verse, First Line of Chorus

[Cm] Going to find me someone to share a common disaster.
[Cm] Run away with me from a life so cramped and dull.
[Bb] Not worry too much about the happily-ever-after.
[Cm] Just keep the Caddy moving
'til we're well beyond that hill.

[F] Won't you [Eb] share a common dis- [Cm] aster
[Eb] Share with [F] me a common dis- [Bb] aster
[Dm] Oh [Eb] oh, a common dis- [Cm] aster

Tabbed by Brian Davies (davies@ils.nwu.edu)
This is arranged for a single guitar -- they play the first bit of the riff on the bass, and have the guitar playing the syncopated chords. For the lines I've marked [Bb], the guitar actually stays on [Cm], with the second and fourth notes of the main bass line reversed, so that there's a [Bb] bass note under the chord, but that sounds a bit weird if you're playing it solo.

bbkim's note: the Eb sounds off to me, but I have no suggestions....

 

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Last Update: July 16, 2004
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