Monday, November 24, 2008

"Sovay" (Andrew Bird) Chords

This is linkbait, of course, but someone somewhere might find this useful.

by Andrew Bird

|: C C | G G | Fmaj7 Dm | Fmaj7 Dm :||

the pickup notes to the chorus are F,F, F#, G, D, G#

| Am Am| E E | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 | E E | Am Am | E E | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 ||

and here's the lyrics:

I was getting ready to be a threat
I was getting set for my
accidental suicide
the kind where no one dies
no one looks too surprised
then you realize
that you're riding on a para-success
of a heavy-handed metaphor
and a feeling like you've been here before
because you've been here before
and you've been here before
then a word washed ashore
a word washed ashore
then a word washed ashore

sovay, sovay, sovay
all along the day

I was getting ready to consider my next plan of attack
I think I'm gonna sack
the whole board of trustees
all those Don Quixotes and their B-17s
and I swear this time
yeah this time
they'll blow us back to the 70's
and this time
they're playin Ride of the Valkyries
with no semblance of grace or ease
and they're acting on vagaries
with their violent proclivities
and they're playing ride
Ride of the Valkyries

(repeat chorus)


Creativity Escapes Me said...

I find this useful.

rm said...

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Hi 'T.R.',

On behalf of Fat Possum Records and Andrew Bird, many thanks for plugging "Noble Beast" (street date 27th January) ... .. thanks, also, on behalf of the label and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, “Oh No” is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc via Pitchfork - ... .. also check-out the artist’s MySpace – and for details on “Noble Beast” and the artist’s 2008/09 shows … .. you can also view official Andrew Bird videos at and, for details of further preview material and pre-release promotions, keep an eye on these official sources.

Thanks again for your plug.



T.R. said...

Hey! My linkbait is working! Hurrah!

April said...

I never did get far with the guitar, but I do love this song!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I wanted to try this on piano :)