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The Ataris In This Diary

18 Jul

Verse 1

F#m E
Here in this diary,
A D F#m E
I write you visions of my summer.
D
It was the best I ever had.
F#m E
There were choruses and sing-alongs,
A D
and that unspoken feeling.
F#m E D
Of knowing that right now is all that matters.
F#m E A
All the nights we stayed up talking
D F#m E
and listening to 80?s songs;
D F#m
quoting lines from all those movies that we love.
E A D F#m E D
It still brings a smile to my face.
Bm D
I guess when it comes down to it…

Chorus

F#m E A D
Being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up
F#m E D
These are the best days of our lives.
F#m E
The only thing that matters
A D
is just following your heart
F#m E D
and eventually you’ll finally get it right.

Verse 2

F#m E
Breaking into hotel swimming pools,
A D
and wreaking havoc on our world.
F#m E D
Hanging out at truck stops just to pass the time.
F#m E A D F#m E D
The black top’s singing me to sleep.
F#m E
Lighting fireworks in parking lots,
A D
illuminate the blackest nights.
F#m E D
Cherry cokes under this moonlight summer sky.
F#m E A D F#m E D
2015 Riverside, it’s time to say, ‘goodbye.’
Bm D
Get on the bus, it’s time to go.

Chorus

F#m E A D
Being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up
F#m E D
These are the best days of our lives.
F#m E
The only thing that matters
A D
is just following your heart
F#m E D
and eventually you’ll finally get it right.

( here in between the choruses i think it hujst follows the same chord progressio
but the timing sounds odd, i just play the bass notes when doing this but on the
acoustic)

Chorus

F#m E A D
Being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up
F#m E D
These are the best days of our lives.
F#m E
The only thing that matters
A D
is just following your heart
F#m E D
and eventually you’ll finally get it right.

F#m E A D
Being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up
F#m E D
These are the best days of our lives.
F#m E
The only thing that matters
A D
is just following your heart
F#m E D
and eventually you’ll finally get it right.

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The Ataris I Remember You

18 Jul

G C
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain,
G C
The wind would whisper and I’d think of you.
G C
And all the tears you cried, that called my name.
D C
And when you needed me I came through.

G C
I paint a picture of the days gone by,
G C
When love went blind and you would make me see.
G C
I’d stare a lifetime into your eyes.
D C
So that I knew that you were there for me,
D C
Time after time, you were there for me.

G D
Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand.
Em C
Love letters in the sand, I remember you.
G D
Through the sleepless nights, and every endless day,
Em C
I wanna hear you say, I remember you.

(break: G,D,Em,C)

G C
We spend the summer with the top rolled down,
G C
Wished ever after would be like this.
G C
You said “I love you babe,” without a sound.
D C
I said I’d give my life for just one kiss.
D C
I’d live for your smile, would die for your kiss.

G D
Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand.
Em C
Love letters in the sand, I remember you.
G D
Through the sleepless nights, and every endless day,
Em C
I wanna hear you say, I remember you.

D
We’ve had our share of hard times,
Em
But that’s the price we paid.
D C
And through it all, we kept the promise that we made.
C (G,D,Em,C)
I swear you’ll never be lonely.

G C
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain,
G C
Washed away a dream of you.
G C
When nothing else could ever take you away,
D C
‘Cause you’ll always be my dream come true,
D C
Oh my darling, I love you!

G D
Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand.
Em C
Love letters in the sand, I remember you.
G D
Through the sleepless nights, and every endless day,
Em C
I wanna hear you say I remember,
C (G,D,Em,C)
I remember you

The Ataris Begin Again From The Beginning

18 Jul

Intro: G–Em–C–D/F#–Em–G–C–B7–Em–Em/Eb–D–Am–C–Cm
Guitar 2: * means harmonics
e|————————-
B|————————-
G|-5*—-5*—-5*—-5*—-
D|—-5*—-5*—-5*—-5*-
A|————————-
E|————————-

Verse 1:
G C
I traveled to each road and the end of the earth
G C
With no where else to go I looked back in amazement
Em D C
When I finally realized how farther I had actually gone
Em D C
I was still standing in the same place that I started
Am Cm G
Till I found out and I cried out that there was silence
Em/Eb Cm
a definite silence… more brilliant than any—thing

Chorus:
G
And there was a bird with feathers brightest red and it spoke
At least that what you saw
Em Am Cm
I saw an angel on the whitest Novembers morning
G
And I heard her sing the sweetest cry as if she wanted to reach down
Em
And tell me that it would be all right
Am Cm
And tell me it would be alright

Interlude: G–C

Verse 2:
G C
I walked out and stared into the golden sun
G C
I was blinded by an endless timeless beauty
Em Em/Eb G
till i found out and I cried out that there was silence
Em/Eb Cm
a definite silence… more brilliant than any—thing

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
Em G
For the strangetops, sent an angel
Em
What they sound in have a burden
G
These footsteps ever changing
Am
I could ride all times of your hindrance
Cm
you close your eyes and we meet again

Outro: G–Em–C–D–G–Em–Am–D–G(hold)

The Ataris Bad Case Of Broken Heart

18 Jul

D
Today I’m missing something
B
In this small New England town
G
Here’s to you my best friend
A
I just wanted to say that I miss having you around
D
I’m starring at your pictures
B
And dreaming that I could hold your hand
G
We would walk down to the ocean
A
And I would write your name in the sand

B G
They say sometimes you need some time apart
D A
But I’ve got a bad case of broken heart
B G
You’re the only one whose got the cure
D A
And I can’t live another day without seeing you smile

D
2000 miles between us
B
and I guess that I’m the one to blame.
G
relationships and heartaches,
A
these two things are one and the same.
D
the radio plays a love song.
B
I smash my fist right through the dial.
G
here’s to the broken hearted.
A
a generation born in denial.

B G
They say sometimes you need some time apart
D A
But I’ve got a bad case of broken heart
B G
You’re the only one whose got the cure
D A
And I can’t live another day without seeing you smile

End on D

The Ataris As We Speak

18 Jul

E5 (let ring)

E5(II)
It’s nice to meet
Db5
Someone with a future as fucked up as mine
B5
So I’m predictable
A5
Is this some fucking sign of the times?
E5(II)
I take pride
Db5
in what I do and I do it well

Call me easy going
B5
but at least I have a finished story to
A5 B5
tell cause tomorrow I just might be
E5(II) Db5
another face on your TV
A5 B5
getting arrested for telephone fraud
A5 Ab5 A5 B5
or beating someone to death with my guitar
A5 Ab5 A5 B5
but I know I will go far

I know I will go
E5(II)
far enough to tell you that I
Db5
love you but I know I’m stupid
B5 A5
just because I run right back to you

(I run right back to

E5(II)
you)
I got your letters yesterday but
Db5
I didn’t have a thing to say

so I’ll nail ‘em to my wall
B5
just pretend they’ll go away
A5 B5
(Ahhh)
I don’t wanna love you but it’s
E5(II) Db5
(Ahhh)
something that I love to do so I’ll
A5 B5
(Ahhh)
say this one last thing and then I’m
A5 Ab5 A5 B5
gone away for good
A5
Was I misunderstood?
Ab5 A5 B5
I guess that it’s too late to
E5(II)
save you now.

The Ataris All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know

18 Jul

Verse 1:
D Bm G
Is this how it was intended? The sunrise over smoke stacks in the Midwest,
A
the beauty of this abandoned factory.
D Bb Bm D
Christmas lights blinking on and off all out of time
G A Bb
in what used to be, your pink house dreams of a middle class

Refrain 1:
Bm D G Bm
America, I’m trying to believe in you,
D G Em
but all these satellites and shattered dreams are blocking out my view.
A G Em A
Bb
Please don’t forget who you really are, because nothing really matters when we’re gone

(Repeat Intro once)

Verse 2:
D Bm
Fell in love with his keno waitress
G A
They honeymooned in Memphis; they were married by the drive up window.
D Bb Bm D G
Trailer parks, neon signs, and an empty box of Lucky Strikes:
A Bb
all used up on the dashboard of

Refrain 2:
Bm D G Bm
America, I’m trying to believe in you
D G Em
this world sold its fate for parking lots and drunk sincerity
A Em A
Bb
Please don’t forget who you really are, because nothing really matters when we’re –

Bridge:
Bm D G
You’ll be saddened to know the train tracks you once walked as a
Bm D G
young boy are now nothing but a graveyard
Em A G Em
A Bb
Please don’t forget how small we really are, because nothing really matters when we’re gone.

Interlude: Bm-D-G, Bm
(Do Refrain chords)

Outro:
Bm D G
I’m trying to believe in you (x4)

End on Em

The Ataris Act V Scene Iv And So It Ends Like It Begins

18 Jul

Intro: F#m–D-E (x2)

Verse 1:
F#m
the smell of incense
D E
it fills the air inside this room
F#m D E
cast of light colorly strewn about the floor
F#m
a casket lined with pills
D E
and the bitter taste of absinth
F#m D E
to wash it down and so it ends like it began

Chorus 1:
A E/G# F#m
at a cross along this interstate
D E
a worn inscription all cracked and faded
A E/G# F#m
these actions will remain when bodies turn to dust
D
and from this monument
E F#m–D-E(x2)
i will drown inside the anguish of your heart

Verse 2:
F#m
a new dawn broke this morning
D E
tears were raining in this room
F#m
as pure as holy water
D E
reflecting images of you
F#m
this world is like a whore
D E F#m
so ravish and so beautiful
D E
so bitter cold and all alone

Chorus 2:
A E/G# F#m
and if i had my way we’d wake up on the day we met
D
i’d stare into your heart for hours
E
and try to make you hear the sweetest thoughts
A E/G# F#m
but not tonight we die inside each others arms
D
we’d revel in our last embrace
E
i’d steal the breath right from your heart
D–E–A–F#m
and kiss you as we die

Bridge:
D E A F#m
i rest my lifeless head upon your heart forever (x3)

Interlude: D–E–A–F#m (x2)

D E A/C# F#m
maybe i’ll bring you sunlight after all i’m sorry
D E A F#m
maybe i’ll bring you sunlight after all i’m sorry (x4)

Interlude: D–E–A–F#m–D-E-A/C#-F#m

D E A F#m
maybe i’ll greet sunlight after all I’m sorry
D E A
maybe i’ll greet sunlight after all

The Ataris A Soundtrack Of This Rainy Morning

18 Jul

Intro: G–Eb (x2)

Verse 1:
G Eb C Eb G
All this useless beauty is haunting to my heart
D/F# C Eb
Dim the headlights, lay beneath this Starry sea of night

Refrain:
cm Bm Bb Eb
Oh, sounds of silence so enchanting, all embracing
cm G
So seductive and so pure

Chorus 1:
C F Bb G
Oh, I’m so sensitive, alright
C F Bb G
Oh Beauty is touched by the light

Interlude: G-Eb

Verse 2:
G D/F# C
Stare into lights on this motorway
Eb G
Approaching in the night
D/F# C
I often wonder what it’d feel like
Eb G
A slight jump to the right Everything goes blind

Chorus 2:
C F Bb G
Oh, I’m so sensitive, alright
C F Bb G
Oh Sadness so touched by the light

Interlude 2: G–Eb-Cm (x3) Bb G–Eb-Cm (x3) Bb

Bridge:
Eb cm Bm Bb
Oh, sound of sadness, beautiful sadness Whispering softly
Eb Bm(hold) G
And this final portion of night, it is ours

(Repeat Chorus 1)

Outro: G–Eb-Cm (x3) Bb G–Eb-Cm (x3) Bb

The Ataris The Saddest Song

18 Jul

Bb G F Eb

Bb G F
Only two more days, until your birthday
Eb
Yesterday was mine
You’ll be turning five
I know what it’s like, growing up without your father in your life

G F Bb Eb
So I pretend, I’m doing all I can
G F Eb
And I hope someday you’ll find it in your heart
G F
To understand
Bb Eb
Why I’m not around
G F Eb
And forgive me for not being in your life

Bb
I remember waiting
For you to come
G
Remember waiting
For you to call
F Eb
Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
For you to come
Remember waiting
For you to call
Waiting there to find nothing at all

Bb G
Maybe someday
F
you really get to know me
Eb
not just the letters read to you
I pray I get the chance
To make it up to you
We got a lot of catching up to do