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Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right

The Decemberists

 

Chord Guide

        32

Cmaj7: x32000

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        231

Am:   x02210

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

Intro:  / Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

           / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

       Cmaj7 (4)

The film was a bust, but we stayed to the ending

                                                                            G (4)
Hair all a-mussed but your clothes didn't look so bad

       Cmaj7 (4)
And back on the street, the rain was descending

                                                                     G (4)
In cold dirty sheets, so under the awning we sat

And then you hailed yourself a yellow cab

        Cmaj7 (2)
And I sat for a time by the valets in line

          G (2)
And I read what you wrote on the card

              Cmaj7 (2)
Above a cowboy you drew a big talk balloon

            G (2)
saying "try not to take it so hard"

                       Am (2)                                                            C (2)
but there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                  C (2)                                                                 G (2)
its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

Repeat Intro

 

       Cmaj7 (4)
We laid on our backs and stared at the ceiling

                                                                                    G (4)
Messed with your slacks, but ended up just holding your hand

       Cmaj7 (4)
The rain will remain, the TV was telling

                                                                     G (4)
a drip of the drain as your legs lifted brilliantly bent
and fell to resting on the ottoman

         Cmaj7 (2)
So we turned off the tube and we crawled to your room

            G (2)
leaving discarded clothes in our way

            Cmaj7 (2)
and we both had some fun, though I twice bit my tongue

          G (2)
and it lasted too long for my taste

                         Am (2)                                                            C (2)
and there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                  C (2)                                                                 G (2)
its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

/ Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - / (x2)

 

                         Am (2)                                                            C (2)
and there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                  C (2)                                                                 G (2)
its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

    Cmaj7 (4)
A wink and a wave and your off to your family's

                                                               G (4)
I sit and watch as the taxis lights distantly fade
I guess I always thought it'd end this way

 

End on G


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.