Father John Misty

I'm Writing A Novel

Father John Misty

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I'm Writing A Novel


The essence of this song is the acoustic guitar playing this simple structure 

  | F  | F  | F7 | F7 | 

  | Bb | Bb | F  | F  | 

and adding this tail after the verse no. 3, 6, 7. 

  | C7 | Dm | F  | F  | 

F  F                    F 
   I ran down the road, pants down to my knees 
             F7                                             F7 
Screaming "please come help me, that Canadian shaman gave a little too much to me!" 
                  Bb     Bb  
And I'm writing a novel 
                                F    F 
Because it's never been done before 

F                              F 
First house that I saw I wrote house up on the door 
             F7                                                     F7 
And told the people who lived there they had to get out "Cause my reality is realer than yours" 
                           Bb       Bb 
And there's no time in the present 
                                F   F 
And there's a black dog on the bed 

  F                       F 
I went to the backyard to burn my only clothes 
         F7                                               F7 
And the dog ran out and said "You can't turn nothing into nothingness with me no more" 
            Bb      Bb 
Well I'm no doctor 
                          F     F 
but that monkey might be right 
          C7  Dm  
And if he is  
                              F    F  F 
I'll be walking him my whole life 

  F                   F 
I rode to Malibu on a dune buggy with Neil 
                F7                                              F7 
He said "You're gonna have to drown me down on the beach if you ever want to write the real" 
                Bb     Bb 
And I said "I'm sorry, 
young man, what is your name again?" 

    F               F 
Now everywhere I go in West Hollywood 
                 F7                                                    F7 
It's filled with people pretending they don't see the actress, and the actress wishing that they could 
                 Bb    Bb 
We could do Ayahuasca 
                                   F       F 
Baby if I wasn't holding all these drinks 

F                       F 
Something 'bout the way Violet whips her hair 
              F7                                                   F7 
That makes me empty my pockets holding court on the corner burning twenties as if I was the mayor 
                 Bb                  Bb 
I don't need any new friends, Momma 
                                     F  F 
But I could really use something to do 
                       C7        Dm 
So if you're up for it sometimes 
                                    F    F  F  F 
I swear you wouldn't have to be my muse 

F                     F 
Heidegger and Sartre, drinking poppy tea 
           F7                                                    F7 
I could've sworn last night I passed out in my van and now these guys are pouring one for me 
                     Bb      Bb  
I'll never leave the canyon, 
                              F     F 
'cause I'm surrounded on all sides         
                  C7      Dm 
By people writing novels 
                         F     F7 
and living on amusement rides 


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