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SATURATION

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


SEE BELOW FOR CHORD CHARTS
* = chord has no 3rd
[also the underlined chords in the chord charts]


         INTRO:  G6/E - F#m7sus4/E - Em - F#m7sus4/E
                 C/A - Bmsus4/A - Am - Bmsus4/A
                 B7 - B7/A - C - Bsus4(add+9)
                 G6/E - F#m7sus4/E - G6/E - F#m7sus4/E


                 G6/E             F#m7sus4/E
             I.  squirrels on the roof
                     Em           F#m7sus4/E
                 and birds in the window
                 C/A       Bmsus4/A
                 play like flutes
                     Am          Bmsus4/A
                 and drums in my dream.
                 B7         B7/A     C
                 dew on the hood has gone,
                 Bsus4(add+9)   G6/E   F#m7sus4/E   G6/E   F#m7sus4/E
                 and  so  must  I,
                      G6/E        F#m7sus4/E
                 past Burma Shave signs
                     Em        F#m7sus4/E
                 and ads for tobacco,
                 C/A             Bmsus4/A
                 billboards like shrines
                       Am           Bmsus4/A
                 where life used to be,
                       B7      B7/A         C
                 where farmers till between tombstones
                    Bsus4(add+9)  E7* (into instrumental)
                 to feed  every - one.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  E7* - E6* - Eadd9* - E6*
                 E7* - Add9/E* - C#m7/E - Bsus4/E*


                     Aadd9/E*
      CHORUS A:  I'm looking for saturation
                 Bsus4/E*
                 through exaggeration,
                 Cmaj7/E              G       D
                 like drinking myself sober.
                 F#7                   Bm    Bm/A   Bm/G   Bm/F#
                 bright lights make me blind,
                 Em   Em7/D        A/C#    A
                 and  then I don't mind.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  G6/E - F#m7sus4/E  (4 times)


                 G6/E       F#m7sus4/E
            II.  across the bridge,
                     Em        F#m7sus4/E
                 the Statue of Liberty
                 C/A       Bmsus4/A
                 holding a box
                    Am           Bmsus4/A
                 of soap for the laundry:
                 B7            B7/A            C
                 "give me your ring-around-the-collar,
                 Bsus4(add+9) G6/E   F#m7sus4/E   G6/E   F#m7sus4/E
                 give  me  a  dollar."
                       G6/E       F#m7sus4/E
                 and inside every nightclub
                   Em            F#m7sus4/E
                 a dance band is playing.
                      C/A            Bmsus4/A
                 like bowling teams, they are named
                 Am          Bmsus4/A
                 after their sponsors.
                 B7         B7/A         C
                 one-minute jingles they play
                 Bsus4(add+9)   E7* (into instrumental)
                 instead   of   songs.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  E7* - E6* - Eadd9* - E6*
                 E7* - Add9/E* - C#m7/E - Bsus4/E*


                         Aadd9/E*
      CHORUS B:  an' I'm looking for saturation
                 Bsus4/E*
                 through exaggeration,
                 Cmaj7/E              G       D
                 like drinking myself sober.
                 F#7         Bm    Bm/A   Bm/G   Bm/F#
                 a deafening sound
                 Em    Em7/D      A/C#    A
                 where silence is found.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                 G6/E    F#m7sus4/E
           III.  under a steeple,
                 Em               F#m7sus4/E
                 stained glass commercials
                 C/A          Bmsus4/A
                 tell all the people
                    Am        Bmsus4/A
                 to buy a new car.
                   B7       B7/A    C
                 a child is selling ad space
                 Bsus4(add+9)   E7* (into instrumental)
                 on   his   tombstone.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  E7* - E6* - Eadd9* - E6*
                 E7* - Add9/E* - C#m7/E - Bsus4/E*


                         Aadd9/E*
      CHORUS C:  an' I'm looking for saturation
                 Bsus4/E*
                 through exaggeration,
                 Cmaj7/E              G       D
                 like drinking myself sober.
                 F#7                Bm    Bm/A   Bm/G   Bm/F#
                 when pain makes me numb,
                 Em  Em7/D  A/C#    A
                     saturation
                         G6/E  (into ending)
                     has come.


        ENDING:  G6/E - F#m7sus4/E
                 G6/E - F#m7sus4/E
                 G6/E - F#m7sus4/E
                 Em


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