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Ryan Adams : Rock N Roll
2003


  1. This Is It
  2. Shallow
  3. 1974
  4. Wish You Were Here
  5. So Alive
  6. Luminol
  7. Burning Photographs

  8. She's Lost Total Control
  9. Note To Self: Don't Die
  10. Rock N Roll
  11. Do Miss America
  12. Boys
  13. The Drugs Not Working

This Is It

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Emaj9 079870 A(v) 577600
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Let me sing a song for you that's never been sung before All the words are writ for you and never been said before She kisses when she sleeps, she kisses when she's sleepin' Let me sing a song for you, a song that's worth dreamin'
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Don't waste my time
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This is it
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This is really happening
What's the use in marigolds? These flowers are for you All the lights go after-burn, the sky, it splits in two I kiss her on her teeth, I kiss her on her teeth, mmm Let me sing a song for you that alters your belief Don't waste my time... Don't waste my time...
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Don't waste my time... Don't waste my time... This is really happening This is really happening This is really happening


Shallow

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Girl, don't tell me how you want me
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Tell me how to get through
Girl, don't tell me how you want me Tell me how to get through
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C
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'Cause I gotta know, I gotta know, I gotta know
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'Cause I gotta know, I gotta know
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I gotta know you inside out
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Know what I'm talking about
F#m
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Taking me higher than I've been before Taking me higher than I've been before
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And leaving me shallow
Girl, don't tell me how you need me Tell me how to get though Girl, don't tell me how you need me Tell me how to get though 'Cause I gotta know...
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You gotta do what you do
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Gotta say what you say
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C
And lie to yourself forever
You gotta do what you do Gotta say what you say Lie to yourself forever Girl, don't tell me how you need me Tell me how to get though Girl, don't tell me how you need me Tell me how to get though 'Cause I gotta know... You're taking me higher You're taking me higher You're taking me higher Taking me higher Me higher


1974

The sun is shining hard at my feet The city is an animal ready to eat And it's raining like a nose bleed, cigarettes and sweets I feel it coming on Bloody as the day I was born It's 1974 Just like the day I was born It's 1974 She isn't crazy She's just not impressed She stabs me with her eyes Dirty knives hidden in her dress It's raining like the bombs in my room when I'm alone I swear I think I knew you before Just like the day I was born It's 1974 Just like the day I was born It's 1974 Just like the day I was born It's 1974 Just like the day I was born It's 1974 Do you want it, do you want it, do you want it, come on Do you want it, do you want it, come on just bring it on Nothing's gonna stop it now, but nothing Do you want it, come on Do you want it, do you want it, come on just bring it on It's 1974 It's 1974 It's 1974 It's 1974


Wish You Were Here

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Cotton candy and a rotten mouth You know you're so fucked up
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You know I couldn't help but have it for you
And everybody knows the way I walk And knows the way I talk And knows the way I feel about you
F#m
It's all a bunch of shit
A
There's nothing to do around here
F#m
It's totally fucked up
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I'm totally fucked up
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Wish you were here
And streets that only turn to boulevards And houses with back yards And it's raining like hell on the cars And everybody knows the way I walk And knows the way I talk Knows the way I feel about you It's all a bunch of shit There's nothing to do around here It's totally fucked I'm totally fucked Wish you were here
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And if I could have my way
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We'd take some drugs
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And we'd smile We'd smile We'd smile
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But not tonight, my dear
B
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Wish you were here Wish you were here Wish you were here Wish you were here


So Alive

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Today I watched the boats
C#m7
Moving through the harbor
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Walking on water
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) In your arms I'd stay
Forever if I could Forever if I may Keep me in your thoughts Don't disappear I am on your side And so alive And so alive it isn't real If this is how I feel Then nothing now is true And nothing now can ever Be taken away from you Sinking in the past The things that shouldn't last Just put to bed and stand beside me Stand beside me Always on your side I'm on your side And so alive it isn't real I am on your side And so alive And so alive And so alive


Luminol

Nobody with no one to call All this time Hot metal as her clothes dissolve Emergency lights It's genocide It's suicide I'm spinning 'round the room in awe I'm spinning 'round the room I'm floating through a room of halls Party time Stops breathing like a china doll Broken eyes Its genocide It's suicide I'm spinning 'round the room in awe All bloody in the Luminol I'm spinning 'round the room in awe In awe, in awe, in awe Save my life, save my name Save my life, save my name, name Its genocide It's suicide I'm floating through a room of halls All bloody in the Luminol I'm spinning 'round the room in awe In awe, in awe, in awe, in awe In awe, in awe, in awe, in awe


Burning Photographs

I finally see the light Down on the east side Wasted like a memory If I had a car I'd drive Straight off the bridge into the river, it would empty me Pretty pictures in a magazine Everybody is so make believe, it's true I used to be sad Now I'm just bored with you You're doomed to repeat the past Nothing is gonna last I burned all of your photographs The traffic sings the songs Inviting me in to dodge the bullets from an empty gun If I had a car I'd drive Straight into the window of a bank I owed money to Pretty pictures in a magazine Everybody is so make believe, it's true I used to be sad Now I'm just bored with you You're doomed to repeat the past Nothing is gonna last I burned all of your photographs You're doomed to repeat the past Nothing is gonna last I burned all of your photographs And all the time you're so unhappy And everything to you's so heavy But oh my word, ain't you pretty now There's nothing to make up now No one to wake up now She's starting to break up, wow Pretty pictures in a magazine Everybody is so make believe, it's true I used to be sad Now I'm just bored with you You're doomed to repeat the past 'Cause nothing is gonna last I burned all of your photographs You're doomed to repeat the past Nothing is gonna last I burned all of your photographs


She's Lost Total Control

So much for the days of glory It's not like your idols died and holy now You cross the street and count to ten And everyone that mattered went to bed Or maybe they died Welcome home Miss so unknown Bet you want it back They all want it back, but you can't have it You've lost total control The sun, it lights the blades of grass It's not like she knows the difference or cares She's stupid and cold Somewhere in the waves of doubt It's not like she swam awhile, then faded out So stupid and calm Welcome home Miss so unknown Do you want it back? Do you want it back? Welcome home Miss so unknown They all want it back, when they want it back But you can't have it You've lost total control But you can't have it You've lost total control But you can't have it You've lost total control But you can't have it You've lost total control You've lost total control You've lost total control


Note To Self: Don't Die

I'm as blue, I'm as blue as the ocean is true Just reflections of the sky I'm as cold, I'm as cold as the stories I told But never sick enough to die Note to self: don't change for anyone Note to self: don't die Note to self: don't change for anyone Don't change, just lie I'm as sick, I'm as crass, as the things in your past Wish that you could let 'em go Caged birds, caged animals starvin' for class In your house when you're alone Note to self: don't die for anyone Note to self: don't die Note to self: don't change for anyone Don't change, just lie Who do you call, who do you call? Who do you call right now to lie? (Nobody baby) Who do you want to be Figure out and just let me know (Nobody baby) (Don't change, don't change, don't change) Just let me go (Don't change, don't change, don't change) Just let me go (Don't change, don't change, don't change) Just let me go (Don't change, don't change, don't change) Just let me go


Rock N Roll

Everybody's cool playing rock n roll Everybody's cool playing rock n roll I don't feel cool, feel cool at all I don't feel cool, feel cool at all Send all of my best out to the band Send all of my best out to the band I don't think I'll make it out to the show I don't think I'll make it out to the show There's this girl I can't get out of my head There's this girl I can't get out of my head And I don't feel cool, feel cool at all I miss my best friend I miss my best friend I miss my best friend I miss my best friend I miss my best friend I miss my best friend I miss my best friend


Do Miss America

So, tell me how you feel without your medicine Hold your head feelin' paranoid Sweet sixteen for a schizoid So, tell me how you feel Now you're the only one Held you head in the setting sun Sweet black smoke with the poison Hey, come on everybody do Miss America Hey, you know when she goes down it's hysterical So, tell me how you feel without your medicine Hold your head feeling paranoid Running down the street from a murgatroyd So, tell me how you feel Now you're the only one Held your head in the setting sun Sweet black smoke from a crooked gun Hey, come everybody do Miss America Hey, you know when she goes down it's hysterical Hey, come everybody do Miss America Hey, you know when she goes down it's hysterical Hey, come everybody do Miss America Hey, you know when she goes down it's hysterical


Boys

I'm as lonely as boys I'm as lonely as boys I'm as lonely as monkeys taught to destroy Anything they learn to enjoy So pardon me, angel Pardon me, angel Pardon me, my love, for you is a stranger That you met some place but ignored So break and go home Break and go home Why don't you leave me? Leave me alone I'm as lonely as boys Who are lonely for girls Who are lonely as monkeys taught to enjoy Everything they learn to destroy So pardon me, angel Pardon me, angel Pardon me, my love, for you is in danger In danger of becoming a bore So break and go home Break and go home Why don't you leave me? Leave me alone Break and go home Break and go home Break and go home Break and go home Go home I'm the loneliest boy With the loneliest plan But I'm ready and I want to understand But that ain't a woman, that's a girl So pardon me, angel Pardon my anger Pardon me, my faith in girls is in danger She leaves you addicted, wanting more So break and go home Break and go home Why don't you leave me? Leave me alone Break and go home Break and go home Go home Go home


The Drugs Not Working

I was shooting in the back of the car When the windows smashed on the police cars I was swimming through the streets of New York With my cocaine dagger and throats to cut And it was making her cry And it was making her cry And it was making her cry But it was making me high She was a hooker at the age of sixteen All she wanted was the money, she didn't need an I.D She was a junkie, and I know it's cliche But then so was her life, I mean, she lived in L.A And it was making her cry And it was making her cry And it was making her cry But it was making her high
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And it was making her cry And it was making her cry And it was making her cry And it was making her high And it was making her cry (Riot in my skull The demons are coming) And it was making her cry (Los Angeles is dead These drugs ain't working) And it was making her cry (Painted it all black The chains are jerking) And it was making her cry (Los Angeles is dead The drugs ain't working) And it was making her cry (Riot in my skull The demons are coming) And it was making her cry (Los Angeles is dead The drugs ain't working) And it was making her cry (Los Angeles is dead The drugs ain't working) Los Angeles is dead Riot in my skull The demons are coming LA is dead These drugs ain't working Painted it all black The chains are jerking LA is dead The drugs ain't working LA is dead The drugs ain't working LA is dead The drugs ain't working The drugs ain't working The drugs ain't working The drugs ain't working