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Nothingman

Pearl Jam


Capo 1

 

Strum: D   D U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 +

 

Intro (x2):  / E - - / - - - / - - - / C#m7 - - /

                    / Bsus4 - - / C#m7 - -  / Asus2 - - / - - - /

 

Verse:

 

  E (3)            C#m7 Bsus4         C#m7    Asus2 (2)

Once divided,          nothing left to     subtract

  E (3)                              C#m7 Bsus4   C#m7    Asus2 (2)

Some words when spoken           can't be taken     back

  E (3)                C#m7   Bsus4       C#m7      Asus2 (2)

Walks on his own   with thoughts he can't help thinking

  E (3)             C#m7                  Bsus4    C#m7    Asus2 (3)   C#m7

Future's above,          but in the past he's slow and sinking

 

  Asus2 (3)                     Bsus4        

Caught a bolt of lightning, cursed the

 Asus2 (3)       Asus2/G#   Asus2 (3)  Bsus4

day he let it go

 

Chorus:

 E (3)           Asus2  Bsus4 (4)

Nothingman,           nothingman

E (3)                    Asus2           Bsus4 (4, hold first time)

Isn't it something?       Nothingman

 

2nd Verse:

  E (3)                   C#m7       Bsus4  C#m7  Asus2 (2)

She once believed   in every story he had to tell

  E (3)                       C#m7  Bsus4   C#m7  Asus2 (2)

One day she stiffened,          took the other   side

E (3)             C#m7           Bsus4        C#m7         Asus2 (2)

Empty stares    from each corner of a shared prison cell

E (3)                   C#m7    Bsus4  C#m7    Asus2 (3)   C#m7

One just escapes,    one's left     inside the well

 

        Asus2 (3)       Bsus4                   

And he who forgets    will be

  Asus2 (3)                 Asus2/G#   Asus2 (3)  Bsus4

destined to remember

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

C#m7 (3)            Asus2   Bsus4 (3)            Asus2

   Oh, she don't want him     Oh, she won't feed him

C#m7 (3)       Asus2   Bsus4 (3)    C#m7

     after he's flown   away

     Asus2 (7)                                Asus2/G#  

Oh, into the sun, yeah into the sun                   

Asus2 (3)                       Bsus4

      Burn, burn, burn, burn

 

Chorus

 

E (3)           Asus2  Bsus4 (4)

Nothingman,           nothingman

  E (3)                            Asus2   Bsus4 (hold 4)

Coulda been something, nothingman

 

/ E - - / - - - / - - - / Asus2 - - /  x3

 

End on E


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.