Good Intentions Paving Company Tab

More Joanna Newsom Tabs

Artist: Joanna Newsom
 Album: Have One On Me
  Song: Good Intentions Paving Company

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

C                 F
Twenty miles left to the show
   Am              F
Hello, my old country, hello
C                             G
Stars are just beginning to appear
And I have never in my life before been here

And it's my heart, not me
Who cannot drive at which conclusion you arrived
Watching me sit here, bolt upright
And cry for no good reason at the Eastering sky

And the tilt of this strange nation
And the will the remain for the duration
           Am               Bb
Waving the flag, feeling it drag

Like a bump on a bump on a log, baby
Like I'm in a fist fight with the fog, baby
Step, ball-change, and a-pirouette
And I regret, I regret

How I said to you
Honey, just open your heart
     F                                     C
When I've got trouble even opening a honey jar
And that right there is where we are

C                  F
I've been 'fessing double-fast
  Am                 F
Addressing questions nobody asked
     C                                G
I'll get this joy off of my chest, at last
And I will love you till the noise has long since passed

I did not mean to shout, just drive
Just get us out, dead or alive
The road's too long to mention
Lord, it's something to see
Laid down by the Good Intentions Paving Company

All the way to the thing we've been playing at, darling
I can see that you're wearing your staying-hat, darling
For the time being all is well
Won't you love me a spell?

This is blindness beyond all conceiving
While behind us the road is leaving and leaving
And falling back like a rope gone slack

Well I saw straightaway that the lay was steep
      F                                       C
But I fell for you honey as easy as falling asleep
And that right there is the course I keep

    C            D                   F          C
And no amount of talking is going to soften the fall
         Bb            F                G              Am
But like after the rain step out of the overhang, that's all
It had a nice ring to it when the old opry house rang
So with a solemn auld lang syne, sealed, delivered, I sang

And there is hesitation and it always remains
Concerning you, me, and the rest of the gang
But in our quiet hour I feel I see everything
And am in love with the hook upon which everyone hangs

And I know you meant to show the extent to which you gave a goddang
You ranged real hot and real cold but I'm sold
I am at home on the range

      Bb         F                      G         Am
And I do hate to fold right here at the top of my game
When I've been trying with my whole heart and soul to stay right here in the right lane
But it can make you feel over and old, Lord, you know it's a shame
When I only want for you to pull over and hold me till I can't remember my own name

C F Am F C G Dm

C Bb Am Bb (repeat thrice to fade)
#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #

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