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artist: Ben Folds Five

song: Narcolepsy

album: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner

trans.: Brent Ritchey (mxpx281@hotmail.com)

 

( the intro and the verses to this song really aren't

chords, but at most, two notes of a chord. I tried

my best to make the chords as realistically possible. )

 

( The individual piano notes make up two different

"riffs." They are as follows:

 

(riff 1)

AT MIDDLE C ( 2x )

Melody:

E B D A F B C E

Bass: 16x

C G G

 

(riff 2)

OCTAVE ABOVE MIDDLE C ( 2x )

Melody:

BCDED ABCDC GABCB FGABA

Bass: 16x

G D D

 

 

INTRO 2x

(riff 1)

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

(riff 2)

G7 F/C Em/G Dm/G

G7 F/C Em/G Dm/G

C

 

VERSE 1

(riff 1)

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

I should warn you I go to sleep

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

I know you don't know what I mean

 

PRE-CHORUS

(riff 2)

G7 F/C Em/G Dm/G

Yet,

G7 F/C Em/G Dm/G

I get

(riff 2)

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

upset or hap- py, I go to sleep

 

C Cmaj7 G/C F#dim/C F/C G/C G7 C

No-thing hurts when I go to sleep

 

CHORUS

Dm7/G Cmaj7/G

But I'm not tired

Bdim7/G Gsus2 Am7/G G7

I'm not tired

Dm7/G Cmaj7/G

I'm not tired

Bdim7/G Gsus2 Am7/G G7

I'm not tired

 

C7 /D /Eb /E F /Eb /D /C#

C7 /D /Eb /E F /Eb /D /C#

 

BRIDGE

Abdim Am

I know it seems that I don't care

G/B C

But something in me does I swear

Abdim Am

I don't remember all last year

G/B C

I left you awake to cry the tears

 

Abdim C/G

While I was dreaming in streams

F#dim Fmaj7

flowing between the shores of joy and sadness

G7 G/B C

Drowning, save me wake me up

 

VERSE 2

(riff 1)

I should warn you I go to sleep

You won't know when I go to sleep

 

CHORUS

NC

'Cause I'm not tired (7x)

(riff 2)

I'm not tired (8x)

 

I just sleep

 

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