Chordproc: Ben Folds : Misc

Ben Folds : Misc


  1. Best Imitation Of Myself
  2. Landed
  3. Philosophy
  4. You Don't Know Me
  5. Give Judy My Notice
  6. Jesusland

Best Imitation Of Myself

C
C/b
I feel like a quote out of context
Am
G
F
G
Am
D
Withholding the rest so I can be for you what you wanna see
C
C/b
Am
I got the gesture and sounds, got the timing down
G
F
G
Am
D
It's uncanny, yeah, you'd think it was me. Do you think I should
G
E7
Am
G
D
Take a class to lose my southern accent?
F
G
F
G
Did I make me up or make the face that is stuck
F
G
C
I do the best imitation of myself
C
C/b
Am
G
The "problem with you" speech you gave me was fine
F
G
Am
D
I liked the theories about my little stage
C
C/b
Am
And I swore I was listening till I started drifting
G
F
G
Am
D
Around the part about me acting my age. Now if it's
G
E7
Am
G
D
All the same... I've people to entertain
F
G
F
G
You know I'll juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks and
F
G
C
The best imitation of myself
E7
Am
Maybe I'm thinking myself in a hole...
E7
Am
Wondering...
F
Am
Who I am when I oughta know
F
Am
E7
Straighten up now time to go fool somebody else...
Am
G
D
G
E7
Fool somebody else
C
C/b
Am
G
Last night I was east with them... and west within...
F
G
Am
D
Trying to be for you what you wanna see
C
C/b
Am
But I can't help it with you, the good and bad comes through
G
F
G
Am
D
Don't want you hanging out with no-one but me
G
E7
Am
G
D
Now that it's all the same... it comes from the same place
F
G
And if my mind's somewhere else
F
G
You won't be able to tell
F
G
C
I do the best imitation of myself
F
G
Yes it's uncanny to see
F
G
You'd really think it was me
F
G
Am
D
The best imitation of myself...
F
G
D
I do the best imitation of myself



Landed

Capo III
G
Dsus2
(
D
)
C
G
F
C
G
G
x2
G
D/f#
We'd hit the bottom, I thought it was my fault
Em7
C
And in a way I guess it was
D
D7
I'm just now finding out what it was all about
We moved to the west coast away from everyone She never told me that you called Back when I was still, I was still in love
G
Dm
Til I opened my eyes and walked out the door
Am
And the clouds came tumbling down
C
G
C
C
And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried
G
Dm
And I twisted it wrong just to make it right
Am
Had to leave myself behind
C
G
C
C/b
And I've been flying high all night
Am
Am/g
D/f#
G
So come pick me up ... I've landed
Intro x2
G
D/f#
The daily dramas she made from nothing
Em
C
So nothing ever made them right
G
D/f#
She liked to push me and talk me back down
Em
C
Til I believed I was the crazy one and in a way I guess I was
G
Dm
Til I opened my eyes and walked out the door
Am
And the clouds came tumbling down
C
G
C
C
And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried
G
Dm
Treading the sea of her troubled mind
Am
Had to leave myself behind
C
G
C
C/b
And I've been flying high all night
Am
Am/g
D/f#
G
So come pick me up ... I've landed
Intro
Am
Am/g
D/f#
If you wrote me off I'd understand it
Am
Am/g
D/f#
Cause I've been on some other planet
Am
Am/g
D/f#
So come pick me up I've landed
Am
G
F
G
F
G
And you will be so happy to knowwww
Gm
F
D
I've come alooone it's over
Intro
When I opened my eyes and walked out the door And the clouds came tumbling down And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried Down falls the rain on the telephone czar It's ok to call Now I'll answer for myself
Intro
G
Come pick me up, Come pick me up I've landed



Philosophy

C
G/c
Am/c
C+
C/d
G
C/d
G
x2
G
F/g
x5
C
F
Won't you look up at the skyline
F
G/e
At the mortar, block, and glass
F
/f#
/g
G
And check out the reflections in my eyes?
C
F
You see they always used to be there
C
G/e
Even when this all was grass
F
/f#
/g
G
And I sang and danced about a high-rise
F
G
/c
/b
/a
/g
And you were laughing at my helmet hat
F
G
F/g
Laughing at my torch
C
G/c
Am/c
Go ahead you can laugh all you want
C+
/b
/c
/c#
C/d
G
C/d
G
C/d
G
C/d
I got my phil - osophy
G
C
G/c
Am/c
And I trust it like the ground
C+
/b
/c
/c#
C/d
G
C/d
G
That's why my phil - osophy
C/d
G
G
F/g
G
F/g
It keeps me walking when I'm falling down
C
F
I see that there is evil
C
G/e
And I know that there is good
F
/f#
/g
G
And the in-betweens I never understood
C
F
Won't you look at me, I'm crazy
C
G/e
But I get the job done
F
/f#
/g
G
Yeah, I'm crazy, but I get the job done
And I say Go ahead you can laugh all you want I got my philosophy And I trust it like the ground That's why my philosophy It keeps me walking when I'm falling down
Am
/e
C+/a
/e
I pushed you 'cause I loved you guys
C/a
/e
F#dim7/a
I didn't realize
/e
G
F/c
C
F/c
C
You weren't having fun
F
And I dragged you up the stairs
G
And I told you to fly
F
You were flapping your arms
G
Am
You started to cry, you were too high
F/a#
No, too high
C
G/c
Am/c
C+
C/d
G
C/d
G
x2
C
F
Now you take this all for granted
C
G/e
You take the mortar, block, and glass
F
F/f#
F/g
G
And you forget the speech and moved the stone
C
F
But it's really not that you can't see
C
G/e
The forest for the trees
F
F/f#
F/g
You never been out in the woods alone
Go ahead you can laugh all you want I got my philosophy And I trust it like the ground That's why my philosophy It keeps me walking when I'm falling down
G
C
G/c
So you can laugh all you want to



You Don't Know Me

G
Bm
G
Bm
Em
Bm
Em
D
I wanna ask you -
G
Bm
G
Do you ever sit and wonder, It's so strange
Bm
Em
That we could be together for so long
Bm
Em
D
G
And never know, never care what goes on in the other one's head?
Bm
G
Bm
Things I've felt but I've never said You said things that I never said
Em
Bm
Em
D
So I'll say something that I should have said long ago
Am
Bm
Am
Bm
G
Bm
G
Bm
(You don't know me) You don't know me at all (You don't know me) You don't know me at all (at all)
G
Bm
G
You could have just propped me up on the table like a mannequin
Bm
Em
Or a cardboard stand-up and paint me (paint me)
Bm
D
Any face that you wanted me to be seen
Am
We're damned by the existential moment
Em
Where we saw the couple in the coma
Bm
And It was we were the cliche
D
But we carried on anyway
Em
So, sure, I could just close my eyes
Em
Yeah, sure, trace and memorize
D
D
But can you go back once you know
Am
Bm
Am
Bm
G
Bm
G
Bm
(You don't know me) You don't know me at all (You don't know me) You don't know me at all (at all)
Am
Bm
C
D
(You don't know me) You don't know me at all (You don't know me) You don't know me
C
Bm
Em
If I'm the person that you think I am
C
Bm
Em
Clueless chump you seem to think I am
C
Bm
So easily led astray, an errant dog who occasionally escapes
Em
And needs a shorter leash then
C
Bm
D
G
Why the fuck would you want me back? Maybe it's because....
G
Bm
G
Bm
Em
Bm
Em
D
x2
(You don't know me at all) Ahhh ah Ahhh ah You don't know me You don't know me Ahhh ah Ahhh ah
G
Bm
So, what I'm trying to say is
G
Bm
What (What?) I'm trying to tell you
Em
Bm
It's not gonna come out like I wanna say it
Em
'Cause I know you'll only change it
D
(Say it!)
Am
Bm
Am
Bm
G
Bm
G
Bm
(You don't know me) You don't know me at all (You don't know me) You don't know me at all (at all)
Am
Bm
C
D
(You don't know me) You don't know me at all (You don't know me) You don't know me at all (at all)
G
Bm
G
Bm
Em
Bm
Em
D
x2
What?
(Mmmm, ohh oh Ah ah ah ah ah Aha ah ah ah Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Aha ah Ah ah Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Oh-oh-oh-oh oh ohh)
G



Give Judy My Notice

F
Am
Gm
Bb
Judy, could anyone be loved anymore
C
Than I love you?
Bb
Does it hurt you too?
F
Am
Gm
Bb
But Judy, I've been feeling small too long
C
Bb
I love you so, but something's wrong
C
Gm
'Cause I come running when you want me here
C
Gm
C
And when you want me to, I disappear
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
Am
Gm
Bb
I knew if I made it easy for you
C
Bb
You'd settle for me, yeah eventually
F
Am
Gm
Bb
But Judy I wont be your bitch anymore
C
And follow you round
Bb
And hold the door
C
Gm
And I cant do this any longer
C
Gm
C
The vacuum left is so much stronger
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
Dm
C
Bb
Am
Judy you know I'm not mad anymore
Gm
Bb
At least most of the time
F
Bb
Gm
C
But that could take a whiiiiiile
F
Bb
Gm
C
And I've been living just to see you smile
Bb
Every once in a while
F
Am
Gm
Bb
Tears fall, but that don't mean nothing at all
C
It's 'cause I said it first
Bb
Yeah, that's why it hurts
C
Gm
And I'm not sorry if you're not sorry (ooh)
C
Gm
C
And you're not sorry until I make you
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
Am
Gm
C
Give Judy my notice
F
My notice



Jesusland

Am
D
x4
Fsus2
C
G
G
D
Am
Take a walk, out the gate you go and never stop
C
D
G
Past dollar stores and wig shops
D
Am
Quarter in a cup for every block
C
D
Am
And watch the buildings grow
Am
C
Smaller as you go
G
D
Am
Down the tracks, beautiful McMansions on a hill
C
D
G
That overlook a highway
D
Am
Riverboat casinos and you still
C
D
Have yet to see a soul
Am
D
Jesuslaaaaaaaaand Jesuslaaaaaaaaand
Fsus2
C
G
G
D
Am
Town to town, broadcast to each house they drop your name
C
D
G
But no-one knows your face
D
Am
Billboards quoting things you'd never say
C
D
You hang your head and pray
Am
D
For Jesuslaaaaaaaaand Jesuslaaaaaaaaand
Fsus2
C
G
Fsus2
C
G
A
C
G
Miles and miles, and the sun's going down
A
C
Pulses glow, from their homes
G
You're not alone
F
E
C
D
Lights come on, as you lay your weary head
G
On their lawn
G
D
Am
C
D
G
D
Am
C
D
G
D
Am
Parking lots, cracked and growing grass you see it all
C
D
G
From offices to farms
D
Am
Crosses flying high above the malls
C
D
Along the walk through
Am
D
Jesuslaaaaaaaaand Jesuslaaaaaaaaand
Fsus2
C
G
Fsus2
C
G