ESKEMO

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released May 6, 2010

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ACLU Benefit Boston, Massachusetts

Noah plays guitar and sings. Now known as Request Freebird.

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Track Name: Beer
(power chords strummed once each)
G
I've got a friend and his name is beer.
Em
(BEEEEEER!)
G
He loves me cuz you're not here
Em
(BEEEEEER!)
D
but he doesn't keep me thin
C
and he doesn't give me hope
D
and he doesn't stroke my skin
C
or hold me tight, nope
G (up an octave)
but he'll never leave.

(power chords strummed rhythmically)
G
I've got a friend and his name is beer.
Em
(BEEEEEER!)
G
He loves me cuz you're not here,
Em
(BEEEEEER!)
D
but he doesn't cheat on me
C
and he doesn't tell me lies
D
and I don't care when I see
C
him out with other guys.
G (up an octave)
Why'd you have to leave?
Track Name: Love of My Life Pt. 2
(tho you are gone i can love you til the end of my life which is now cuz you're gone)
A-A-A-D

We might leave slower than we've been known to leave
but alien angel, you were built to break me_

and your holy presence
is wholly present
when you ignore my calls
but we soared to the sky
now two lovers have to fall

You see my icy eyes glowing bright
_but all I see are daydreams of those nights

We are spread so terribly thin (2)

Your music is covering feelings rejected, shattering the gleam
now I see your tears pouring down your cheeks out to me.

We are spread so terribly thin.
Track Name: Riding
(power chords, pick low note then two higher notes)
C
Who you gonna ride with
F
Now that I am gone?
(2)
G
I don't
A
want to know
(2)

C
Who you gonna sing with
F
Now that I am gone?
(2)
Chorus

C
Who you gonna dance with
F
Now that I am gone?
(2)
Chorus

C
Who you gonna lie with
F
Now that I am gone?
(2)
Chorus

C
Who you gonna ride with
F
Now that I am gone?
Track Name: 3 Women
1.
She's too young
lives far away
unreliable and calls me gay
but i love her (2)
we broke up and had to move on
we both agreed the sex should be gone
but i love her (2)

2.
She's totally hot and her life's a match
very smart
she's such a catch
but i don't love her (2)
we have great sex
walk around in the nude
we built a garden
she'll make me food
but i don't love her (2)

3.
She's beautiful and lots of fun
everyone tells me she's the one
but she don't love me (2)
she's my best friend and we talk a lot
a crush on her is all i've got
but she don't love me (2)

One day i'll find the one for me
until then i'll never be happy
i love them
in different ways
and sometimes
like today
think that
i could choose one
but then the feeling goes away
Track Name: Love of My Life Pt. 3
She's not yours anymore (over and over)
(start with single strums that ring, then get faster and faster until constant strumming, all on A. then start lyrics)

No
you're wrong
shut up
she'll come back
she's mine
you're lying
(B)
she has my heart and so i have to have hers too
(A)
don't lie
shut up
(B)
she's mine
(A)
even though i know
she's gone for now
(B)
she'll come back
(A)
she has to
just because
(B)
we broke up
(A)
doesn't mean she's gone from my heart
or i
(B)from hers
(A)
shut up!
you're lying
(B)
you're wrong!
(A) and i don't like it
so what if she has a new boyfriend
i've been with other women too
(B)what's wrong with you
(A)
shut up!
(B)
you're pissing me off
(A)
we'll be together again
(B)
we're such good friends
no it can't end!
(A)
shut up!
how can love die
(B)
for no good reason
(A)
let's make a deal
(B)
(A)
you shut up
we can just be friends
(B-A)
maybe make out sometimes
shut up! (3)
end on D
Track Name: I Told You to Fuck Off
i told you to fuck off (3)
and it felt great (2)

i put up with this shit
for too long
now you get
an angry hate song

you've been a
terrible friend
yes you know
it's gonna end
chorus

im free now from your shit
im dealing with it
now i can finally grow
so i told you to go
chorus
Track Name: No One Cares About Your Broken Heart
(capo 5)
(G-F-E power chords with open g string)
No one cares about your broken heart (2)
til you put it to a pretty melody
at least then your problems are catchy.
No one cares about your broken heart (2)
they don't come here to hear you complain
they come here to be entertained
they don't care that you stared in the mirror
for what felt like twenty years
but was only half an hour
or how you wish you had the power
to make her move back to NYC
cuz you loved someone but she got set free
no one cares about your broken heart (3)
C
or how you wanna kill yourself
D
(whistling solo)
G-F-E
no one cares about your broken heart (2)
except you and maybe one person
no trust me she doesn't care im certain
even if you believe that life is fair you're wrong i'm sorry so sing along
no one cares about your broken heart (3)
except you
Track Name: It was Perfect
It was perfect
but it had to end
now I flirt with,
all of my friends
and they love it.
You made my heart bend
but it didn't totally break.
Sometimes I wish that
it did so I
could get over you
and finally cry
for my lover
-I forgot-
that died
and now, I just get laid.
I'm not complaining
that would be so lame
I'm just saying
that instead of these games
I'd rather hold you
while you scream my name
but I think
that's over for good.
If time travel
were a possibility
I'd move forward
to 2013
cuz then I'd either
finally be free
or we'd be together again.
I'm ready to move on (2)
I'd like to move on.
Track Name: Just Like Elliott Smith
G-C9
Someone take this poison out of my heart.
It's been so long when will the healing start?
I might look calm, but I'm falling apart
C-G-Em
and i can't cry yet. (2)

As I lay in bed, squeezing my pillow
I try not to pretend it's someone we all know
It's been so long but I can't let go
C-G-Em
cuz you won't call me back. (2)

When I think about all your bullshit,
and it's everyday that I'm reminded of it,
I want to stab myself in the stomach
C-G-Em
just like Elliott Smith (2)
C-Em-G
(whistle)
Track Name: I'm Not Thinking of You
Pick E-D-A strings (slow and quietly and softly)
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--------5----
-7--5--5--5---
-5--3--3--5----
-7--5-----3-------

(start a capella)
Well I worked, all day
and I came home, to play
(guitar starts)
guitar, and lay
in bed, I'm not thinking of you
No I'm not, thinking of you (4)
Comin' through, my door,
throwin' your clothes, on my floor
No I'm not, thinking of you (2)
When I kiss, some hot chick,
that I picked, up at the bar
No I'm not, thinking of you (2)
Smiling, while you jack me off,
working hard, at being soft
No I'm not, thinking of you (2)
When I'm using, my belt,
to whip a chair, or I text myself
No I'm not, thinking of you (2)
lying naked, and tan,
holding hands, with another man
(whistle solo)
Track Name: Be Honest
(power chords low 4 strings)
G
they say
B
it only takes
C
half as long as it lasted
C
to get past it,
G
but then why
B
whenever I
D
think about Philadelphia,
C
do I wonder why you wouldn't let me visit ya?
Em
Why weren't you honest?
C-Am
I could've handled it
Em
Why weren't you honest?
C-Am
You destroyed all of my trust
G
in women.

Too busy
to talk to me,
but plenty
of time to watch TV.
Running
from arguments,
and lying that made no sense.

Why weren't you honest?
You owe me that much.
Why weren't you honest?
I worked so hard to keep us
open.

You don't know
why you had to go,
or maybe leaving
was due to cheating.
Whatever
the reason is,
just tell me or I'll never
move past this.

Please be honest.
I promise I won't cry.
Please be honest,
and give me back my life.