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1985

Bowling For Soup

 

Chord Guide:

  B5  E5  G#5  F#5   A5

E----------------------|

B----------------------|

G-----9----------------|

D-9---9---6-----4----7-|

A-9---7---6-----4----7-|

E-7-------4-----2----5-|

 

Punk Strum: 

D D D D D D D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Stop/Start Scratch Strum:

D U X X D U X X

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Stop/Start (S/S) Strum:

D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Palm Mute Strum:

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro  (w/ Punk Strum):     / B5 - - - / E5 - - - / G#5 - - - / F#5 - - - /

                                             / B5 - - - / E5 - - - / G#5 - - - /

 (w/ S/S Scratch Strum):   /F#5 - - - / - - - - /

 

Verse 1 (w/ S/S Strum):

B5                              E5

Debbie just hit the wall--she never had it all

G#5                  F#5

One Prozac a day, husband's a CPA

B5                                         E5

Her dreams went out the door when she turned twenty-four

G#5                              F#5

Only been with one man--What happen to her plan?

 

(w/ Palm Mute Strum)

B5                              E5

She was gonna be an actress.  She was gonna be a star

G#5                  F#5

She was gonna shake her (beep) on the hood of White Snake's car

B5                                         E5

Her yellow SUV is now the enemy

G#5                                  F#5 (x2) (w/ S/S Scratch Strum)

Looks at her average life, and nothing, has been, alright since Bruce

 

Chorus (w/ Punk Strum):

  B5                              E5

Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana

                G#5                           F#5

There was U2, and Blondie, and music still on MTV

       B5                                     E5

Her two kids in high school, they tell her that she's uncool

G#5                                  A5 (x2) (w/ S/S Scratch Strum)

'Cause she still preoccupied with 19, 19, 1985

 

(w/ Punk Strum):  / B5 - - - / E5 - - - / G#5 - - - / F#5 - - - /

 

Verse 1 (w/ S/S Strum):

B5                                  E5

She's seen all the classics.  She knows every line

G#5                                    F#5

Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink--Even Saint Elmo's Fire

B5                                 E5

She rocked out to Wham.  Not a big Limp Biscuit fan

G#5                            F#5

Thought she'd get a hand on a member of Duran Duran

 

(w/Palm Mute Strum):

B5                            E5

Where's the mini-skirt made of snakeskin?

G#5                              F#5

And who's the other guy singing in Van Halen?

B5                   E5

When did reality become T.V.?

G#5                        

What ever happen to

F#5

D U X X D U X X D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

sitcoms, game shows?  On the radio was

 

Chorus

 

(w/ Punk Strum)  / B5 - - - / E5 - - - / G#5 - - - / F#5 - - - /

 

Bridge (one strum per measure):

B5                   E5

She hates time, make it stop

G#5                                        F#5

When did Motley Crue become classic rock?

B5                        E5

And when did Ozzy become an actor?

G#

Please make this

F#5

D U X X D U X X D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +

        stop!      Stop!     Stop!  And bring back

 

Chorus x2 (at end of first Chorus, play A5 (x1) using Punk Strum)


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