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SHOE BOX

By Barenaked Ladies

** VERSE 1

D E G

A key in the door, a step on the floor

 

Gm A D

A note on the table and a meal in the micro

 

E G

Note says "I'm in bed, please make sure that you're fed

 

Gm A D

If you're taking a shower, you can borrow my bathrobe

 

E G

And when I'm asleep, I dream you move in next week"

 

Gm A

I crumple the note and save it to put inside my

 

 

** PRE-CHORUS

D A

Shoe box (shoe box)

 

Bm A G

Shoe box of lies

 

** VERSE 2

D E G

It's under my bed, it's never been read

 

Gm A D

It's in with my school stuff and my mom never cleans there

 

E G

>From my first little fib, when I still wore a bib

 

Gm A D

To my latest attempt at pretending I'm someone

 

E G

He's not seventeen, and doesn't know what you mean

 

Gm A

When talk turns to single malts or stilton or my

 

**CHORUS

D A

Shoe box (shoe box)

 

Bm A G

Shoe box of lies

 

D A

Shoe box (shoe box)

 

Bm A G

Shoe box of lies

 

**BRIDGE

G A G A G

Did somebody tell you this is how it's supposed to be?

 

A Bm G D A

Or are you just finding you don't want any more from me?

 

 

("one-note solo" over chorus-like D-A-Bm-G progression x2)

 

** VERSE 3

D E G

Was it something I said or was it something you read

 

Gm A D

That's making me think that I should never have come here

 

E G

I can offer you lies, I can tell you goodbye

 

Gm A D

I can tell you I'm sorry, but I can't tell the truth, dear

 

E G

And what if I could-would it do any good?

 

Gm A

'Cause you'll never get to see the contents of my

 

** CHORUS

D A

Shoe box (shoe box)

 

Bm A G

Shoe box of lies

 

D A

Shoe box (shoe box)

 

Bm A G

Shoe box of lies

 

** BRIDGE

G A G A

You're so nineteen-ninety, and it's nineteen-ninety-four

 

G A Bm G D A

Leave this world behind me 'cause you don't want me anymore

 

 

(vamp D-A-Bm-G progression with "Lie-ee-yie" all the way home and end on a

Dsus4)

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There are two versions of "Shoe Box" being shipped to radio stations, so the

version you hear first may start with the chorus riffs twice (the single

remix) or it may begin just with Steven Page's vocals (that's the album

version).

 

I haven't figured out whether the song should be played with open or barre

chords, so right now I'm using a mix of both, depending on the part of the

song, until I see what feels comfy. The bulk of the song is played in

straight 4/4 downstrokes, though during the third verse and part of the

outro, they're off-beat upstrokes, which sounds kinda cool. My chord choices:

 

D: 000232 or X5777X

E: 022100

G: 355433 or 320003

Gm: 355333

A: X02220 or 577655

Bm: X24432

Dsus4: 000233

Asus4: X0223X

(The guys do sound like they're sneakin' in a fast Dsus4 and an Asus4 during

the chorus, so those of you who wanna put 'em in there for the full effect,

go to town...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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