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Miss Misery

Elliott Smith


Chords used:


Dm (xx0231)

C  (x32010)

Bb (x13331)

F  (133211)

Gm7add9 (xx3335)

Gm (xx5333)

Am (x02210)

A  (x02220)

A7 (x02020)

G  (320003)

Ab (466544)

Cm (x35543)


(Dm) I'll (C) fake it (Bb) through the (F) day

With some (Gm7add9) help from Johnny Walker (Gm) Red

Send the (F) poison (Am) rain (C) down the (Bb) drain

To (F) put bad thoughts in my (A) head (there's that little fill here)

(Dm) Two (C) tickets (Bb) torn in (F) half

And a (Gmadd9) lot, and nothing to (Gm) do

Do you (F) miss (C) me, (Bb) Miss (F) Mise(G)ry

Like you (Bb) say you (F) do?


(Ab) We met in the (Cm) park

Read the (F) lines in my (Ab) head

Told me I was (Cm) strong

Hardly ever (C) wrong I said man you mean


(Dm) You had (C) plans for (Bb) both of (F) us

That in(G7madd9)volved a trip out of (Gm) town

To a (F) place I've (Am) seen in a (C) maga(Bb)zine

That (F) you left lying a(A)round

(Dm) I don't (C) have you (Bb) with me (F) but

I (Gm7add9) keep a good atti(Gm)tude

Do you (F) miss (C) me, (Bb) Miss (F) Mise(G)ry

Like you (Bb) say you (F) do?


(Dm) I know you'd rather see me (Bb) gone

Than to (F) see me the (G7) way that I (Bb) am

But I am in the (C) life anyway (A7)


(Dm) Next (C) door the (Bb) TV's (F) flashing

(Gm7add9) Blue frames on the (Gm) wall

It's a (F) come(Am)dy of (C) errors, you (Bb) see

It's a(F)bout taking a (A) fall

(Dm) To van(C)ish in(Bb)to ob(F)livi(Gm7add9)on

Is easy to (Gm) do

And I (F) try to (C) be but you (Bb) know me

(F) I come (G) back when you (Bb) want me (F) to (C)

Do you (F) miss (C) me (Bb) Miss (F)Mise(G)ry

Like you (Bb) say you (F) do?

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.