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Fifth Column

1.Amsterdam
2. Been A While Since I Went Away
3. I Don't Feel Too Steady On My Feet
4. Here On My Own
5. Avignon
6. Come In
7. I Love You, Lady Luck
8. Dark Harbour Wall
9. Jump Jet Friend
10. Beautiful To Me
11. See You Later
12. Some Kinds Of People
13. So In Tune
14. Nicaragua

Amsterdam


I was born a thousand million miles away
in the forest they call Amsterdam.
I'm a direct relation of the kings and queens
though they won't say that I am.
But if they ever find me, they will know. (x4)
That
I didn't tell them anything.
They asked me to but I pretended
I was sick or blind or deaf,
That I had nothing in my head.
That I was just a normal man,
Who floats in space because he can.
Who doesn't know just where he's from
But knows these questions are all wrong.
But (ooh) they were wrong (x3).
We're not alone.
I didn't tell them anything (x8)
I'm sitting in the room with the light in my face.
I'm sitting in the room with the alien race.
I'm sitting up here a thousand million miles away.
I'm sitting in the room with the light in my face.
I'm sitting in the room with the alien race.
I'm sitting up here a thousand million miles away.
I'm sitting up here a thousand million miles away. (x4)



The chords on the guitar are not too hard but I'm not sure what they're all called.
When I do an "A", it's an E shape barred on 5th fret.
Here're the chords in order:

(1) "A" minor shape but barred on 4th fret (i.e. 446654), to start tune.
(2) E (on the word "miles").
(3) A (on the word forest)
(4) "E" shape barred on 4th (466544) on the "dam" of Amsterdam.
Rpt 1,2,3,4 4 times until...
(5) Haven't a clue what it's called but it's (9 11 11 9 9 9) on the word "didn't".
(6) A on word "asked".
Rpt 5,6 until...
(7) "A" minor shape barred on 9th fret on word "I" of "I was just a normal man".
(8) A on "floats"
Rpt 7,8.
(9) "E" shape barred on 7th fret on "ooh".
(10) A on "wrong"
Rpt 9 and 10 a few times ending on (9) on word "alone".
Then back round 5,6,5,6,7,8,7,8.
We're in the home striat now. Should that be home striaght? Anyway...
(11) Same as (1) on word "sitting".
(12) "E" shape barred on 2nd fret on next "sitting" word.
(13) A on the next "sitting".
(14) Same as (4) for "away".
Rpt 11,12,13,14 twice then...
Rpt 13,14 three times for the 3 of the last four lines.
Then it's 13 for last "sitting" and 9 for "way" of last "away".
Hold that note for a bit then end on the start chord. Hooray.


Been a While Since I Went Away


[E6] Today I learnt just how to
[E6] do,
[Am9] what everybody else can
[E6] do,
[Am9] what everyone already
[E6] knew,
[Am9] What everybody else can...
[E3] That's all anyone
[Am2] ever ever ever can
[E5] do.


Chorus
[E10] Been a while since I went away,
[E3] Been a while since I went away,
[E10] Been a while since I went away, but I've been
[E5] saving up for
[E10]you.
[E3, E10,E3]
[E6] ooh
[E5] ooh ooh ooh.


Verse Two
[Am9] Island life has made us
[E6] bold.
[Am9] Still our love runs hot and
[E6] cold,
[Am9] still our love runs hot and...
[E3] that's all anyone
[Am2] ever, ever, ever can
[E5] do.

Repeat Chorus

Here on my Own



Verse 1:

They said I would never remember,
They said I would never remember,
That street back in December,
I'm falling, falling, falling, falling.

Now he's gone he will always remain,
Now he's gone he will always remain,
Now he's gone he will always remain,
It's the future, future, future, future.


Chorus:
I'm here on my own. ( x 4)


Verse 2:

Have you seen such a mixed up mind, Have you seen such a mixed up mind,
Have you seen such a mixed up mind,
And the candles burning, burning, burning.

Some would cry as they sang along,
Some would cry as they sang along,
Some would cry as they sang along,
It's the future, future, future, future.


Chorus:
I'm here on my own. ( x 4 )

Middle Bit:
Now he has fallen, he's fallen away. ( x 2 )

I'm here on my own. ( x 4 )

Now he's gone he will always remain. ( x 3 )



Chords

Verses: 000650, 000665, 000675, 000665.
Choruses: Barre chords of A, C#, D, E.
Middle bit: Barre chords of F#m, C#, D, C# then the same again but end with E rather than C#.
End: song ends on an A.

Come In



Verse 1

It's always the way, in the words of the bard,
There are people everywhere that I go.
It's always the time when I'm chasing the tide,
When I'm a visitor and not in my home.
I always explain but you don't understand,
that you've got to let me finish my run
It's always the same in a game of demand,
that the money's made by letting it run, run, run...

Chorus

Come in, I don't believe in you x4

Verse 2

The rep for the man said to hold out my hand
I said, I only hold my hand out for you.
It's always the same here on every day,
There is nothing for the people to do, do...

Repeat Chorus

Middle 8

It's always the same, in the words of the bard
There is danger everywhere that I go.
Oh but you know you've got it put away,
Oh yes you do cos I know you do.

Repeat chorus


Chords



Here are the chord shapes and frets to barre on.
Just two chords - Am7, then E5, both with some added higher notes w/ pinkie on 2nd thinnest string

One extra chord after chorus 2, an E7.

I Love You, Lady Luck



Verse 1

I'm the man who says he can,
they're telling me I'll never learn
Now I just do the things that I do.
I'm the man with golden charm,
the diamond studded daring man,
the u.n.p.k.c.o.c.

That's fine, fine, fine, fine.
Fine, fine, fine, fine.

Chorus
I love you, Lady Luck (x3).
Shine

Verse 2

Wash your face in fire, fire
Or any other odd desire.
I don't care what things you must do.
Push your luck, aspire, 'spire.
Take the bar and move it higher.
I got Lady Luck on my side.

End Section

When she leaves, don't bury me, just lay my body down (x2).

I never outstayed, I never outstayed, I never outstayed my welcome. (x2).



Chords



Here are the chord shapes and frets to barre on.
Verses: A7, E12
Joins: E5
Choruses: E0, E3, E5, E12.
The end section is the same as the chorus. At the start, the thinneest two strings on the guitar are being plucked open and there's an occassional E chord there too.


Dark Harbour Wall


I have heard, that you were standing all alone

By the dark harbour wall (x3)

And they say that you were staring out to see,
with eyes so glazed they could not see. (x3)

Ba ba ra ra ra ra rah
Ba ba ra ra ra ra rah rah.

When will you harbour (x2)
the ship you set adrift at sea
this vessel fills with memories.

Ba ba ra ra ra ra rah
Ba ba ra ra ra ra rah rah.


Chords

The first few lines are Em, G, A, G.
The ba ba ra bits are A then back to Em.
The "When will you harbour..." is G, E.
Everything from "set adrift at sea" bit is C, Em.

You can do an Em down at fret zero to finish but
the ones earlier on are the same shape as Am but barrred on fret 7.
All the other chords are the barre chord version too.

Beautiful to Me



Verse 1

From time to time I think I must be going Blind.
Cos I was searching but I never thought to find.
but when I look at you (x2)

Chorus
You are so beautiful, beautiful to me. (x2)

Verse 2

When I was young I never needd anyone, needed anyone.
When I look back I smile at how far I have come, how far I have come.(br> And when I look at you (x2)
Repeat Chorus.

It's easy to see, I'm falling in love with you.
It's just you and me. We're falling in love.
But I don't let it get me down cos I got my feet on the ground.
And when I look at you (I'm falling in love). (x2) And when I look at you, oh, (then Chorus again).

You are Beautiful, Beautiful (x 1000 to fade).


Chords



Here are the chord shapes and frets to barre on.
Verses: E5, Am9, E10, E12.
Joins: Am2, E, Am2, E.
Choruses: same as verses. Mid 8 thing: Am2, E, E5, E10 (all x2)
The only other bit is that it's E12 for the line "But I don't....the ground".



See You Later


They told me it couldnít be done
Just to recognise a foe without hurting anyone
They said Iíd just have to learn how to cope
I said I can do the time, a little time on the road

(And) Turning away I called out, I called
See you later
La la-la-laa, la-la-laa, la-laa
See you later

They told me I couldnít go wrong
I can recognise a friend took a little time to make it all right yeah
Donít believe all that I see
If you come across a joker dressed like a king
You gotta let him know, you gotta let him know now

Turning away I called out, I called
See you later
La la-la-laa, la-la-laa, la-laa
See you later

Whistle

Donít you follow, never saw a man who was catching fire
Wasnít catching fire for a very good reason.
Donít you follow, never saw a man who was catching fire
Wasnít catching fire for a very good reason.

Turning away I called out, I called
See you later
La la-la-laa, la-la-laa, la-la
See you later,
See you later, see you lay---ay---tor





Chords

Main bit: C#m, E, A, G#.
Middle bit: F#m, E, G#.


Some Kinds of People


Some kinds of people,
you'll only ever meet by chance.
Some kinds of people,
you'll never ever meet dressed like that.

I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for the day I get to make you Miss Right.

Some kinds of people,
they're always gonna look just right.
Some kinds of people,
they really make you wish you were blind.

I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for the day I get to make you Miss Right.

Middle Bit:
Well, I saw you in the corner shop, your hair was so neatly cropped.
I do't know if you saw me, you were staring from a magazine.
I saw you on the motorway, driving in the outside lane.
I don't know if you saw me, you were going the other way from me.

I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for you, Miss Maybe,
I'm getting ready for the day I get to make you Miss Right.


Chords

Verses are E, C#m, B, choruses are F#m, B for the first two lines then F#m, A, B for the third line. The middle bit is C#m, F#m, B.


So in Tune



Verse 1

I cannot sleep or eat but still I feel fine.
Old ladies help me cross the street, they're so kind.
I cannot concentrate or focus my mind.
I cannot keep the pace, I'm falling behind.


Cos I love you.
I'm so in tune because I love you,
need you.
I'm so in tune because I love you.
I'm so in tune with you.


[Then repeat everything above for second part].

Second verse/chorus backing vocals:

Verse:
I'm so in tune, in tune tonight.
Chorus:
Love you, ooh ooh, and I love you, ooh ooh.


End bit:

So in tune, don't look down, it's a long way (x3).
So in tune,
So in tune,
So in tune.


Chords



Here are the chord shapes and frets to barre on.
Verses: E0, Am4, E5, E7
Choruses: same chords.
End bit: E7, E5, Am4, E7 (all x2) then E7, E5 (x2.5). End on E0.

The "hammer-on" in the middle is the first fret of the 4th thickest string.

Nicaragua


(Quiet)

Itís alright cos in Nicaragua,
I got friends and they wouldnít like you
Theyíre not wearing any make-up now.

Rosie was an Avon Lady, Rosie revolushe-on-ary,
Sheís not wearing any make-up now.

(Loud)

Itís alright cos in Nicaragua,
I got friends and they wouldnít like you
Theyíre not wearing any make-up now.

Rosie was an Avon Lady, Rosie revolushe-on-ary,
Sheís not wearing any make-up now.

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

Left, right,
Left, right,
Left, right,
Left, right,
Left, right,
Left, right,
Left, left, left, left...

Farewell my friends, farewell my friends, farewell my friends
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up
Farewell my friends, farewell my friends, farewell my friends
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up
Now Iíve made my mind up

Gonna surface like a submarine...( x 100 )


Chords

There aren't many chords in this song, it is C#m, A mostly. It climbs to a B for "Who do you think you are" and a C# for the middle bit. Goes up to D, then hits top E string on fret 13, then it's back to C#m and A. The harmonics bit is bottom two strings on frets 4 and 5.