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Would That We Could Have Done Better

by Ghost-Teeth

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A D Torture, rendition, indefinite detention, A E A racism, and bigotry remains A D corporate personhood, police in your neighborhood A E A the working class in shackles and in chains D A Despite what you read in your history books E A These are the things that make our country great D A Does this look like your American Dream B E -- Are these the things we propogate? A D We lead incarceration, our Mass deportations A E A And our for-profit-prison industry A D Unchecked poverty, social inequality A E A We watch it all in complicity D A Despite what you read in your history books E A These are the things that make our country great D A It's time to wake up from the American Dream B E Its time for us to smash the State
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Intro D Bm G Em D D Bm People all assume you should Shoot for the moon G Em D even if you miss you’ll land among the stars D bm And what they seem to say is that you’ll see the milky way G Em D And your next stop could be jupiter or mars What they won’t tell you is that besides the view that so few have seen and so few have enjoyed you’ll be gone without a trace, you’ll be lost in outer space and you’ll die Frozen and alone out in the void Bm Em F G Bm Em F G G Em Hold my hand and we’ll burn-up on re-entry A D Just like the drills we did in NASA camp G Em And perhaps we’ll be remembered fondly A D Lost Cosmonauts on Russian postage stamps They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger But that’s not much help when you wanna die I can’t listen to the platitudes much longer All the cliches on your lips sound like a lie G Em Hold my hand and we’ll burn-up on re-entry A D Just like the drills we did in NASA camp G Em And perhaps we’ll be remembered fondly A D Lost Cosmonauts on Russian postage stamps
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C G I don’t wanna write again about what we all know is wrong F C But I take a look around and there’s not much else going on C G So you can find me in the streets, or passed out on my bedroom floor F G C Surrounded by the dreams and all the laundry that I should’ve done before C G So take your scotch guarded reality with all your delicates F C And we’ll throw it in the spin cycle and then we’ll see what fits C G Leave your revenance for legaility in a donation pile F G C Your internal morality’s the only thing you need in style (Chorus) x2 Am F C D What’s moral is not always legal and what’s legal is not always right A C F C So I hope that we’ll stand together, I’ve got your back if you’ve got mine Bridge- C G F G C G F G Because there’s truth inside our sarcasm and anger in our love And hope beside our cynicism we’ll someday rise above There’s creation in destruction, dreams of peace that drive our fight We know that the time is always know to stand up for what’s right (Chorus) x2
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Ghost Teeth 02:12
Am C Eb - - Em Misty morning early dawn Am C Em - Eb Woke up in the Woods feelin Cold and Alone Am C Eb - - Em The mountains and the sky well they Started to moan E5 E5 Eb5 D G5 A5 A terrifying dirge most Woebegone Am C Eb - - Em Rolled out of my tent in a peal of fright Am C Em - Eb Choking on libations from the previous night Am C Eb - - Em There in our vision is a terrible sight E5 E5 Eb5 D G5 A5 A million jagged teeth and they're ready to bite Chorus Am C Db Em Ghost Teeth comin' Run for your lives Am G F - Em An Alabaster skull filled with daggers and knives Am C Db Em Ghost Teeth rollin' Twenty feet tall Am G F Am Not gonna stop it 'til it swallows your soul Am C Eb - - Em Runnin for our lives through the mud and the grass Am C Em - Eb Rollin through the meadows on this derelict path Am C Eb - - Em Falling to the ground with a terrible crash E5 E5 Eb5 D G5 A5 Got both legs caught in a rusty bear trap Am C Eb - - Em Ghost teeths got us, starting to chew Am C Em - Eb Our bones and our guts are mashed into goo Am C Eb - - Em Absorbed our spirits, what can we do? E5 E5 Eb5 D G5 A5 We're part of Ghost Teeth now we're comin for you! Chorus Am C Db Em Ghost Teeth comin' Run for your lives Am G F - Em An Alabaster skull filled with daggers and knives Am C Db Em Ghost Teeth rollin' Twenty feet tall Am G F Am Not gonna stop it 'til it swallows your soul Not gonna stop it 'til it swallows your soul Not gonna stop it 'til WE swallow your soul
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Em G If I were a trucker, I'd be a hot fuckin' mess D C Fuck all the other drivers I'd be better than the rest Em G Pedal to the metal hairpin turns at ninety five D who needs sleep with methamphetamines and C Whiskey while I drive C Whiskey While I drive C Whiskey While I drive Em G Organs for the market or Kilos of smack D C truckloads of bodies just go toss 'em in the back Em G any cargo you got and I'm up to the task D C I'll get it there on double time with no questions asked (Chorus) (Bridge) Em G When UPS won't take it and Fed Ex says no no no D C you can't trust the postal service give it to me and I'll go Em G Driving through the night and I'm never making stops D C Fuck all the flashing lights I'll out run the cops (Chorus) (Bridge/Outro)
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D Em We ride our bikes up over the bridge, G are we gonna take the lane D A or are we gonna call it quits This is where it all starts "We don't pedal with our feet, We pedal with our hearts" D Em and if we take the sidewalk now, G we can stop A & turn around & D G see the mountains & the sound A D the mountains & the sound We might not be in control but we're pointed strait downhill and we're gonna make it home so beg steal and borrow we’re gotta live our lives like there might be a tomorrow D Em and if we take the sidewalk now, G we can stop A & turn around & D G see the mountains & the sound A D the mountains & the sound CHORUS x2 G A we can watch the city flourish, G D-A Oh We can watch the city burn G either way I want you by A my side tonight, D - A G standing together as the world slowly turns G-A Oooh ooohhh D A- G together as the world slowly turns together as the world slowly burns slowly burns
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(Verse) D D F# G I'm a bad bad anti capitalist cuz I buy stuff once in awhile like when my clothes come from the goodwill instead of an old free pile and when my pizzas from the trash well then you know it's free but sometimes I gotta pay and I'm ordering delivery (Bridge) G A and you might call me a hypocrite, I guess it's true I'm just trying to get by with all this shit yeah the same as you (Chorus) D A G G and you know that we gotta try to build that society from each and too each accordind to their needs and their abilities and until tha time when I know we can all live that way well then you'll probably hear, you'll probably hear me say (Verse) D D F# G I'm a bad bad anti capitalist cuz I don't live in a squat and my house has got a brand new washing machine and water that's hot so I'm not lynching my landlord or finding a rope fo his neck instead on the first of the month you'll find me writing a check (Bridge) G A (Chorus) D A G G (Verse: muted) D D F# G I'm a bad bad anti capitalist no I'm not gonna lie but I'm trying to get better, at least I'm trying to try I'm a bad bad anti capitalist no I'm not gonna lie but I'm trying to get better, at least I'm trying to try (Outro) G# G G# G D at least I'm trying to try at least I'm trying to try and I hope you are too
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Automatron 03:07
Am Am Am Screaming Rusted Gears Am Am Am Black Corrosive Fear G Em Clashing Steel on Steel Am Am Am One thing on its mind Am Am Am Extinction of mankind G Em Burning Hatred Unreal Am Am Am Scraping metal Tomb Am Am Am Plotting out your doom G Em Your fate it seeks to seal GGFE EEFG VULTUROUS AUTOMATON GGFE EEFG HUMANITY ITS CARRION (not sure what these chords are) 022010 002211 022010 002211 Am Am Am For all of its furor Am Am Am Its anchored to the floor G? Em Never to mobolise Am Am Am Unable to attack Am Am Am Forever it must pack G Em Consumer Merchandise Am Am Am Impotent it remains Am Am Am A Warehouse out in Spain G Em Madrid, to be precise GGFF EEF VULTUROUS AUTOMATON GGFE EEFG ITS TOIL IT GOES ON AND ON 022010 002211 022010 002211
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G - Em - C - D G - Em - C - D G G I see you standing there Em C I wonder if you might G Be the type guy D C That I just might like G Betcha cut your own hair Em C and ride a sweet ass bike G I hear your band is playing D C here Tomorrow night D C playin here Tomorrow night see ya here Tomorrow night G - Em - C - D G - Em - C - D G I'll help pierce your nose Em C we'll get matching tattoos G I'm makin bad decisions D C coz you're my special dude G my parents and my friends all Em C begrudgingly approve G I hope you think it's funny D C when I steal your food D C Gonna steal your food G - Em - C - D G - Em - C - D G7 C7 G7 A long hard day, nothin left to do G7 D7 G7 A long hard day, im thinkin of you G7 C7 G7 A long hard day, get me outta this rut G7 D7 C7 G7 Comin home to u, ur my little snuggle butt G And while im not sure that I Em C wanna play for keeps G My folks are pretty stoked D C You're not a fucking creep G Well I fell in hard Em C and you know I got in deep G when you told me you loved films D C Starring Meryl Streep Starring Meryl Streep Cinematic treasure Meryl Streep G7 C7 G7 A long hard day, nothin left to do G7 D7 G7 A long hard day, im thinkin of you G7 C7 G7 A long hard day, get me outta this rut G7 D7 C7 G7 Comin home to u, ur my little snuggle butt
10.
Pharaoh 02:35
Intro Em - Cm +D Em - Cm Cm Am7 Cm Am EmEmEm Am7 There’s a painting in the desert. G There’s food in the desert Em And nobody eats it. Em Em And nobody eats it. Em - Cm +D Em - Cm Cm Am7 Cm Am Am7 A person is drawing on the G desert walls. Em The desert walls Em Em are the pyramids. Once there was a painting in the desert. Pharaoh goes in the tower. That’s for real life. - E Pharaoh! (x2) Em Em Em Is Pharaoh a badguy Am Is he Pharaoh! (x2) Em Em Cuz he died. He stolen Egypt’s land, But he died. Em Do you know, Em Gm E Once there was a Pharaoh No, for real life!

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released March 13, 2018

Miiike: vocals, guitar, persondolin
Wang: vocals, guitar, accordion
Rza: vocals, unacoustic guitar

Extra special thanks to Cory and Killian for mix magic

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Ghost-Teeth Seattle, Washington

GhostTeeth is an often goofy, occasionally serious, but always entertaining group of folks who play songs about the importance of friendship, anthropomorphic party animals and the end of the world. Our set might not be tight...but our T-shirts generally are.

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Wang: (Accordion, Guitar, Vox)

enntrails: Vox, uke/banjolele)

Miiike (Guitar, Vox, Washboard, Persondolin)
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