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Chord/Tab for: I'm The Ocean
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(written t.b.d.)     (notes below will be moved here eventually)


Chords/Tabulature for
I'm The Ocean

Submitted by: Michael Campbell (MA.MJC@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU)

Notes about this song:

  • Notes on the Intro, from Richie Hand...
  • On the Em, you want to hit an Em7, and then switch to Em, which gives the ITO sound. In other words, Em-Em7-Em gives this sound.
  • When you get to G, add the A note from the 3rd string.
  • On C, you lift the C note from the 2nd string (at the appropriate moment after striking the chord), and follow suit by adding the chord progession while playing the D chord. (Play the D, lift your finger on the 3rd string, then play the F# at the 4th fret, 4th string, not the A string, but the D string.)
  • All these extra notes played while strumming the chords will give you the ITO sound.
  • A Gibson Les Paul played through a few effects wouldn't hurt it either.
Intro/fill riff:

     Em              G               C              D

Intro: Play riff 4x with slight variations

Em      G
 I'm an accident
C       D               Em
 I was driving way too fast
 Couldn't stop though
C      D              Em
 So I let the moment last
 I'm for rollin'
 I'm for tossin' in my sleep
 It's not guilt though
 It's not the company I keep

(riff 2x)

 People my age
 They don't do the things I do
 They go somehwere
 While I run away with you
 I got my friends
 And I got my children too
 I got her love
 She's got my love too

(riff 2x)

 I can't hear you
 But I feel the things you say
 I can't see you
 But I see what's in my way
 Now I'm floatin'
 Cause I'm not tied to the ground
 Words I've spoken
 Seem to leave a hollow sound

(riff 2x)

 On the long plain
 See the rider in the night
 See the chieftain
 See the braves in cool moonlight
 Who will love them
 When they take another life
 Who will hold them
 When they tremble for the knife

 Voicemail numbers
 On an old computer screen
 Rows of lovers
 Parked forever in a dream
 Screaming sirens
 Echoing across the bay
 To the old boats
 From the city far away

(riff 2x)

 Homeless heroes
 Walk the streets of their hometown
 Rows of zeros
 On a field that's turning brown
 They play baseball
 They play football under lights
 They play card games
 And we watch them every night

 Need distraction
 Need romance and candlelight
 Need random violence
 Need entertainment tonight
 Need the evidence
 Want the testimony of
 Expert witnesses
 On the brutal crimes of love

(riff 3x)

 I was too tired
 To see the news when I got home
 Pulled the curtain
 Fell into bed alone
 Started dreaming
 Saw the rider once again
 In the doorway
 Where she stood and watched for him
 Watched for him

(riff 2x)

 I'm not present
 I'm a drug that makes you dream
 I'm an aerostar
 I'm a cutlass supreme
 In the wrong lane
 Trying to turn against the flow
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the giant undertow

 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the giant undertow
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the giant undertow
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean
 I'm the ocean