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Wasting Time

Jack Johnson

 

Strum: B B D DUB B D DU   w/swing feel

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

        123

A:    x02220

       12

Em:   022000

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

Intro:  / D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - /  (x2)

 

D                         A            Em        A
   And I'm just a waste of her energy

D          A                            Em        A
   And she's just a waste of my time
D       A                           Em        A
   So why don't we get together

                       D                A       Em     A
And we could waste everything tonight

                       D                            A            Em      A
And we could waste and we could waste it all               tonight

/ D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - / 

 

                       D                           A             Em    A
And we could waste and we could waste it all

D                       A                           Em         A
   And I don't pretend to know what you know  
D                              A                             Em               A
   Now please don't pretend to know what's on my mind

D               A                                     Em                     A
   If we already knew everything that everybody knows

                     D                  A        Em       A
We would have nothing to learn tonight

                            D                    A     Em       A
And we would have nothing to show tonight

 

CHORUS:

             G (2)

Oh, but everybody thinks that everybody knows

           A (2)
About everybody else nobody knows

G (2)
Anything about themselves

            A (2)
Cause they’re all worried about everybody else

 

/ D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - /  (x2)

 

 

w/solo:

/ D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - /  (x2)


D                       A            Em          A
    Love’s just a waste of our energy

D              A                            Em       A
   And this life's just a waste of our time

D                            A             Em      A
   So why don't we get together

                 D               A       Em     A
We could waste everything tonight

                       D                           A              Em   A
And we could waste and we could waste it all

Chorus

 

/ D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - /  (x2)

 

w/solo:

/ D - - - - / A - - - / Em - - - / A - - - /  (x2)

 

End on D

 

 

 

 

 

Solo:


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