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Ben Folds Five

Missing the War



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Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 19:08:31 EST

From: Prtzl Lgc

Subject: CRD:b/ben_folds_five/missing_the_war.crd


Missing the War by Ben Folds Five

from Whatever and Ever Amen

written by Ben Folds

transcribed by Zach Moats (Prtzl


this song has a lot of funny chords in it and i tried my hardest to figure

them out. if you can hear them better than i can, please contact me and

inform me of the correct chords. please e-mail me and tell me what you



Missing the War


Intro: /A Amin(add 9) / E F# / A Amin (add 9)/ E /


Verse 1:


E Emaj7

All is quiet.


F#9 (voicings : G#-A#-E)

His tired eyes


Bsus4 B Bmin B Bmin Bsus2 Bmin

See figures jotted down. And clothes all strewn around the


A (E in bass) Amin9(E in bass) C+ (F# in bass) Cmin+5 (F# in bass)

Bedroom floor.


Verse 2: Repeat chords


Now nothing’s adding up.

And nothing’s making sense.

She’s sleeping like a baby.

She doesn’t know he wasn’t meant for this.




Amaj7 Amin (C in bass)

I’m missing the war. (ba ba ba ba)

Amin (C in bass) Emaj7

I’m missing the war. (ba ba ba ba)


All night.

C# F#

Missing the war. (ba ba ba ba)


Missing the war

Repeat intro:


Verse 3: Repeat verse chords


He drove home again.

Pissed and beaten.

It’s really no big deal

It happens all the time

It’s no big deal.




End chorus with:


F# G G(D in bass) G E F#min G#min

‘Till beads of sunlight hit me in the morning.


C# B E D A Amin9 E F# A Amin9

So much time so little to say


Verse 3:

Time may fly.

And dreams may die.

The shaking voice that tells him go

still thinks he might

he knows he wont.




Repeat Intro 4X’s and end with


G G (D in bass) G E F#min G#min



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