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Suicide: The Best of

by ACLU Benefit

(C-G) I can't draw (C-G) I can't paint (C-G) I can't write (C-G) I'll never be a saint (F-A) But I can sing (D-E) and I can say (Asus up an octave) I love you so much (3) Em D E-D-C I can't read your favorite philosophies I can't sculpt something beautiful for you to see (chorus)
F-Dm-Bb-C How old do you have to get before you're honest with your parents and can tell them about the time Kate broke your heart without getting embarrassed? How old do you have to turn before you see you're no longer a teenager, take your anger, burn it up, and leave those grudges forever? How old do you have to grow before you see your mom's an old lady who's probably all alone and definitely misses her baby? How old do you have to get before both your parents die and you're left saying I wish, I wish, I wish, I...? How old do you have to get before you see yourself in your family and start to love them for it as your closest connection out of all humanity? How long has to pass by before you tell your dad and mom "I'm sorry. I love you. Thanks for the things you did right. You're forgiven for what you did wrong."
B E:4 A:2 G:4 E:2 A:2 G:4 Em Saying goodbye I'm saying goodbye Goodbye to you
Katie 02:48
Katie Verse: E-3--------3--------3---------3-----------3-------3-------3------3 B-------0-------0--------0----------0--------0--------0------0 G---0----0---------0--------0----------0-------0-------0------0 D-2---2-----0---------0----------------------------------- A----------------------------------3---------3--------2----2-- E Interlude: E3 B3 G0 D:X A3-2-0-2-3-2-0 E-----------------3 Katie (3) War in iraq Katie (3) Genocide in darfur Katie (3) The destruction by wal-mart Katie (3) The loss of the American family Katie (3) The mistreatment of the disabled in this country Katie (3) Lack of rights for children Katie (3) The aids epidemic Katie (3) Lots of ovarian cancer Katie (3) And cigarettes are still legal (interlude) Katie (3) too many cars on the highways Katie (3) increasing global warming Katie (3) low voter turnout Katie (3) slavery in china and india Katie (3) millions of homeless Katie (3) unnecessary pollution Katie (3) farmers abusing chattle Katie (3) female circumcision (interlude) Katie (3) You’re all that’s on my mind right now Katie (3) How I want your breasts in my mouth But Katie (3) That’s so boring to listen to So Katie (3) I pretend this song’s about problems and not you
(G-D-Am-C) I’ve been down For a while On the ground Looking down At this hole In the clouds At the people Who are beneath me Like my friends And my little family (G-F-Am-C) Cuz I’m stuck here In heaven All alone And I wonder if I will ever be happy Without my friends And wife with me Why did I Decide to be good When all I love is my wife And my friends from the neighborhood When all of them Were destined for hell Maybe I’d be satisfied if I fell (chorus) Maybe I wasted my life Doing what is right All my friends Are together tonight (chorus)
Dead 01:31
(DG-CF-BE-CF-DG-CF-BE) I saw a guy and he looked like he was pretty cool So I walked up said hi one day in school And we became very very very very good friends But it doesn’t matter now (AD-GC) Because he is dead I had a teacher who taught me everything I know But I never got to tell him all this though And now he’ll never get to see How much he meant to me Because he is dead I saw a girl and said she’s a dumb slut and I don’t care about her at all but I can’t tell anyone how I feel or they’ll get real mad at me Because she is dead Every so often I’m haunted in my dreams I’m really tired of my screams Please leave me alone, Brad, I wish you would Go away now because You are dead.
(Love of my life, I'll never get over you) When I get lonely, I call up my ex-girlfriend and say "I need to kiss someone named Kate Ferencz. It matters who. I know by now it needs to be you." In the two things that I love, there is power from your blood. You're the prettiest girl in the world, but you only date mice and worms. Can't make you love me, and I'm sorry, so sorry you'll never come back to me
(G em c) William Moloney (G em c) your songs are so lonely (d-am?) but no one listens (d-c?) to old table (d-am?) a poetic drunk (d-c?) whose heart's too full William Moloney you live with your family You got fired from the grocery store They think you're dumb when you pour (G Em C) piss out the window William Moloney You have the only true artist's life, But it's too much to market right. You just wanna touch our souls then go
Riding 01:57
Marie 03:36
(CG-CF) Oh Marie, Why didn’t I make you kiss me, oh Marie? It would have been so easy oh, Marie You were lying in bed right next to me, sweet Marie, Your body was nestled right into me Marie, The liquor has worn off, sweet Marie But you’re still just as hot, oh Marie (FA-GB-AC) And now the sun is up Oh, Marie Why didn’t I kiss you, oh, Marie Now there’s nothing I can do, oh, Marie One night stands look so easy to me, oh, Marie But I miss chances too easily, Marie Now it’s too late for you and stupid stupid me, It’s too late for us gorgeous Marie Because the sun is up Oh, Marie Why didn’t you kiss me, oh, Marie Why didn’t you take me, oh, Marie Chances go once we sleep, so, now, Marie I can only regret everything so deeply, Marie It’s too late for us, stupid me, It’s too late for us, not my Marie Because the sun is up The sun is up Oh, Marie
Summer 03:24


7th pressing, new tracks added.


released May 1, 2019

Tracks taken from Old Yeller, The Red Pony, What: A Tribute to Noah, Live at RISD 2/05/05, FINALLY!, and In Hi Fi. Photo by Peter DiCampo.


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


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