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Life During Wartime  (Talking Heads)

(What you'll find below is probably a little different
from the original. I only play accoustic and play this 
one with open chords. What I do is combining the baseline with
the chords. The basic chord is Am which I vary with C all the time)

|:Am  (C)  |Am  (C)  |Am  (C)  |Am    :|

Am         C           Am          C
Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,
   Am            C        Am
   packed up and ready to go
Am             C          Am          C
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway,
   Am           C      Am
   a place that nobody knows
Am           C        Am         C
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
   Am          C          Am
   I'm getting used to it now
Am          C          Am           C
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto,
   Am             C         Am
   I've lived all over this town

E                  E
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
  E                      E
   this ain't no fooling around
E                  E               E
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
  E                          E
   I ain't got time for that now

|:Am  C  |Am  C  |Am  C  |Am    :|

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
   hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
   you don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
   everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime,
   I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
   this ain't no fooling around
This ain't no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.,
   I ain't got time for that now
Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
   Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
   somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peant butter,
   to last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no
   headphones, ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
   Gonna be different this time
Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard,
   I can't write nothing at all
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
   this ain't no fooling around
I'd like to kiss you, I'd love you hold you
   I ain't got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock,
   we blended with the crowd
We got computer, we're tapping pohne lines,
   I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives,
   or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
   I don't know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender,
   we make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving,
   you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions,
   then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day,
   whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are
   notebooks? They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace,
   the burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness,
   don't want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don't take no chances,
   you better watch what you say

(Downloaded from http://www.xs4all.nl/~hornstra/hilmusic.htm
Any reactions/suggestions: please get back to me at hvz@dds.nl)


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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