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Misery Business

Paramore

 

This song is tuned down ½ step, and is in drop-D (actually drop-C#).  I wrote it out for my student so that she could just play power chords by barring the 6th, 5th, and 4th strings at the fret noted above the lyrics.  So “4” means barre 4th fret. 

 

7/6 means play 5th string, 7th fret; and 6th string, 6th fret.

 

Strum Guide

Verse Strum (w/palm mute):

D D   D D D D D D D   D D D   D

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

Chorus Strum

(first two lines)

D   D   D U D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum

(second two lines)

D   D   D   D   D   D   D U D U

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

 

 

 

Intro

 

Verse 1

4                                   2

  I'm in the business of misery-- Let's take it from the

  4                                          0

top   She's got a body like an hourglass that's tickin’ like a

  4                            2                    

clock  It's a matter of time before we all run

4                                           7 (½)                      7/6 (½)

out  When I thought he was mine she caught him by the mouth

      

4                                 2      

    I waited eight long months She finally set him

  4                              0

free  I told him I can't lie he was the only one for

  4                                       2                    

me   Two weeks and we had caught on fire  She's got it

 4                                        7 (½)           7/6 (½)

out for me    But I wear the biggest smile

 

/ 4 - - - / 2 - - (hold) /

 

Chorus

0                  7                              2            4

  Whoa... and I never meant to brag    But I got him where I want him

0                                7                                 2        4

now    Whoa... it was never my intention to brag  To steal it all away from you now

0 (2)                                  2 (2)

    But God does it feel so good   ‘Cause I got him where I want him

  0 (2)                                                         2 (2)

now   And if you could then you know you would   ‘Cause God it just feels so...

 

w/half of Main Riff:

It just feels so good

 

 

Verse 2:

4                                        2

  Second chances they don't ever matter people never

   4                                                       0

change    Once a whore you're nothing more I'm sorry, that'll never

   4                                         2

change  And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have

        4                                                 7 (½)           7/6 (½)

exchanged   I'm sorry honey, but I'll pass up, now look this way

 

4                                          2

   Well there's a million other girls who do it just like

                                          0                

you   Looking as innocent as possible to get to

    4                                                  2              

who they want and what they like it's easy if you do it right

4                            7 (½)      7/6 (½)

   Well I refuse, I refuse, I refuse

 

/ 4 - - - / 2 - - (hold) /

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

 0      2    4

                      It just feels

 0     7     2      4

so good...

 

0                       7                             2                          4

   I watched his wildest dreams come true   Not one of them involving

0                               7                             2                      4

you   Just watch my wildest dreams come true   Not one of them involving...

 

Solo:  Instrumental Chorus, end on 3rd beat of last measure

 

A capella:

Whoa, I never meant to brag     But I got him where I want him now

 

Chorus

 

Repeat intro

 


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.