Resolutions

Folky.  The first half of the song is largely a fingerpicked guitar/vocal solo w/ piano and cymbals dispersed throughout.  After the bridge, the picking pattern and feel turn to double-time, Appalachian-style rhythm.

Standard tuning.  Capo 8th fret.  (Note: Recording is capo 5th fret)

 

Intro/Verse chords – Ab       Ab       Db       Db

Verse 1

Ab Ab Ab Ab

Each night I try to stay away to keep the day from coming

Db Db Db Db

Squeeze the night up like a sponge, every drop upon my tongue

Ab   Cmin/G  Fm Fm/C   Db    Eb

And it’s hard to take alone

Each day I lay awake in bed, money takes a precedence

Paper dreams stacking high, they all fall down, give way to sky

and all my troubles multiply

 

Chorus

   Ab

Haven’t dreamt in ‘bout a year

Cmin/G

Haven’t lied or shed a tear, I

Fm

Haven’t danced or been romanced, I

Db

Haven’t even had the chance, I

Ab, Cmin/G, Fm C  Db              Eb

Haven’t done much living these days

Ab, Cmin/G, Fm C  Db              Eb

These days.

 

Verse 2

Each year I’d like to think it’s end will find a way to make amends

The months roll on and stay the same, it’s all one big Nintendo game

And it’s all supposed to scroll in one direction

Each New Year’s Day I take the past and tuck it out of sight

Let the reruns in my mind change the story ‘til it’s fine 

Flip the page and read aloud with no inflection

 

Chorus

Haven’t dreamt in ‘bout a year

Haven’t lied or shed a tear, I

Haven’t danced or been romanced, I

Haven’t even had the chance, I

Haven’t done much living these days

 

Bridge

Ab, Cmin/G, Fm C  Db

I haven’t done much living

D     Eb              E

These days, these days, these days

Fm     Fm/Eb     D

These days

Db              Eb

Oh,            Oh

 

Verse 3

Each night I try to stay awake to keep the day from coming

Squeeze the night up like a sponge, every drop a thirsty tongue

And it’s hard to taste, December is running dry

Now it’s January twenty-something, I lost my path and felt like wandering

It’s you I need to get me through this, what’s your name and why’d you do this?

I can’t get by alone

 

I’ve been left by God and no one is standing by my side, I feel bereft

There’re things that awful people have, life’s not fair but I’ve been had

Why’ve you kept me all alone?

Why’d you make me from your own?

 

Chorus

Haven’t dreamt in bout a year

Haven’t lied or shed a tear, no I

Haven’t danced or been romanced,

I haven’t even had the chance

I haven’t done much living these days

It’s New Year’s Day, I pray

Ab Cmin/G Fm     Db

Resolutions,     stay    away

 

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