Mountain Goats Tabs

Matthew 25 21

1 versions

TAB

            For this song, he plays these chords that I'm not really sure what to 
technically call them all so I'm just labeling them 1 through 8. Each 
labeled chord is played for four beats each (Listen to the song it's pretty
easy to pick up). He also variates when he plays the open high e-string, so 
this isn't exactly the way he plays it each time. 

  (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)
e|----------2--0--0--5--2-|
B|-7--8--5--3--7--8--5--3-|
G|-6--7--4--2--6--7--4--2-|
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

So that phrase he plays for the intro and ending and the chorus/bridge parts
are simpler chords.

Intro:
(1) (2) (3) (4)
(5) (6) (7) (8)

(1)              (2)
  They hook you up
(3)              (4)
  To a fentanyl drip
(1)(2)

(3)              (4)
  To mitigate the pain a little bit
(1)      (2)
  I flew in
(3)      (4)
  From Pennsylvania
(1)(2)

(3)                               (4) 
  When I heard the hour was coming fast
Bm G                     D
     And I docked in San Barbara
Bm G                  D
     Tried to brace myself
Bm G                     D   
     You can't brace yourself
          Bm
 When the time comes
G                               Asus4 A 
 You just have to roll with the blast
            Em                      G
 And I'm an eighteen-wheeler headed down the interstate
        D
 And my breaks are going to give
                  A             G
 And I won't know till it's too late
       C                     D
 Tires screaming when I lose control
            A7                          G   (3)
 Try not to hurt too many people when I roll

(1) (2) (3) (4)
(5) (6) (7) (8)

Find the harbor freeway
And head south
Real tired
Head kind of light
I found Telegraph Road
I'd only seen the name on envelopes
Found the parking lot
And turned right
I felt all the details
Carving out space in my head
Tropicanas on the walk way
Neon red
Between the pain
And the pills trying to hold at bay
Stand as a traveler going far away
And I am airplane tumbling wing over wing
Tried to listen to my instruments
They don't say anything
People screaming when the engines quit
I hope we're all in crash position when we hit

And then came to your bedside
And as it turns out
I'm not ready
And as though
You were speaking through a thick haze
You said hello to me
We all stood there around you
Happy to hear you speak
The last of something bright burning
Still burning
Beyond the cancer and the chemotherapy
And you were a presence full of light upon this earth
And I am a witness to your life and to it's worth
It's three days later when I get the call
And there's nobody around to break my fall 

**Anyways that the basic form with all of the parts. The lyrics don't fall 
on the chords exactly the same each time because he varies it some each 
time. But if you listen to the song you will figure it out.**    

Added On December 16th, 2013

SHARE

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT