Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian
The State Im In Ver 2 (Guitar chord)

Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 18:02:31 +0100
From: Fred Felix
Subject: b/belle_and_sebastian/state_i'm_in_2.crd



THE STATE I'M IN
(Dog on Wheels Version)
By Belle & Sebastian

>From the EP 'Dog on Wheels'
Transcribed by Dazza at ta4091@qmw.ac.uk
Submitted by Thelonius

C# B F# B C# B
I was surprised, I was happy for a day in 1975
A#m G#m F# B C# B
I was puzzled by a dream, it stayed with me all day in 1995
A#m G#m F#
My brother had confessed he was gay
B C# B
it took the heat off me for a while
A#m(C#) G#m(B) (in some later verses)
He stood up with a sailor friend
F# B C# B A#m G#m (C#)
And made it known upon my sister's wedding day
(not before chorus)

I got married in a rush to save a kid from being deported,
now she's in love
I was so touched, I was moved to kick the crutches
from my crippled friend
She was not impressed 'cause I cured her on the sabbath,
so I went to confess
When she saw the funny side, we introduced my child bride
to whisky and gin, to whisky and gin

The priest in the booth had a photographic memory for all he had heard
He took all of my sins and he wrote a pocket nocvel called
The State I Am In
So I gave myself to god, there was a pregnant pause before he said OK
Now I spend my days turning tables round in Marks and Spencers,
they don't seem to mind

F#
I gave myself to sin
A#m
I gave myself to providence
E
And I've been there and back again
G#m
The state that I am in (x2)

Oh love of mine, could you condescend to help me
'cause I'm stupid and blind
Desperation is the devil's work, it is the folly of a boy's empty mind
Now I'm feeling dangerous, riding on city buses for a hobby is sad
Leave me to a living and
I promised that I'd entertain my crippled friend, my crippled friend

I gave myself to sin
I gave myself to providence
And I've been there and back again
The state that I am in (x4)

B F# C#
I gave myself to sin and I've been there and back again, oh yeah

Belle & Sebastian fans would be well advised to browse Paul
Mitchell's appealing site 'Sinister' at
www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~mitchell/sinister/

OptimusPrime

Submitted by OptimusPrime at Sun 01 Dec, 2002 8:43 am

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