Better Off Dead


Ab/C 
 
Db 
Ab 
 
Bbm 
Fm 
 
Gb 
Ab/Eb 
 
Db 
 
Db 
There was a face on a hoarding that s
Gb 
omeone had d
Db 
rawn 
 
on
 
And just enough time for the night to pass by without  
Gb 
warning 
 
 
Db/F 
Eb 
Away in the distance there’s a blue flashing  
Ab 
lig
Gb 
ht
Bbm 
Someone’s in trouble  
Gb 
somewhere 
 
to
Db 
night
 
As the  
Gb/Db 
flickering 
 
 
Db 
neon stands  
Ab 
ready to  
Gb 
fuse
 
The  
Ebm 
wind blows  
Db 
away all of  
Ab 
yesterday’s 
 
 
Bbm 
news
 
Ab/C 
 
Db 
Ab 
 
Bbm 
Fm 
 
Gb 
Ab/Eb 
 
Db 

Well they’ve locked up their daughters and they battened the hatches

They always could find us but they never could catch us
Through the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
We watched the arrested get taken away
And that cigarette haze has ecology heat
As the whores and the drunks filed in from the street

{soc}

F7 
`Cause the steams in the boiler, the coals in the  
Bbm 
fire  
Db/Ab 
Gb 
If you ask how I am then I’ll  
Ab7 
just say ins
Db 
pired
F7 
If the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your  
Bbm 
side 
 
 
Db/Ab 
Ebm 
Then you’re better off  
Gb 
dead if you  
Ab7 
haven’t yet died
{eoc}

{c:Inst Verse with OOH}

{c:Repeat Chorus}

{c:Repeat “Better Off Dead” over Intor Line}

3 Comments:

  1. very good

  2. Nice… I just play all those flats as open chords a half step up it’s a lot easier… but harder to sing!

  3. Nice to see this in the correct key, I’ve been playing it in Db since i was a kid. Thanks!

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