e: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 04:17:29 -0500 Countdown by Pulp Written by Jarvis Cocker/Pulp From the album Countdown and from Seperations transcribed by Coreii Cunningham Verse: Eb C# Eb Oh, I was 17 when I heard the countdown start. It started F# G# slowly and I thought it was my heart. But then I realised that F# G# this time it was for real. There was no place to hide, I had C# Eb to go out and feel that there was time to kill. And so i C# Eb walked my way round town. i tried to love the World. Oh, F# G# and the world just got me down. And so, I looked for you F# G# in every street of every town. I wanna see your face, I C# Eb wanna, I wanna see you now. I wanna see you now. Oh C# Eb and so it went, so it went for several years. I couldn't stand F# G# it, no, it must be getting near. No, no, you don't understand. F# G# How many people have seen you in the arms of some other C# Eb man. I've got to meet you, and find you, and take your C# Eb hand. Oh my God, my god, you've got to understand that I F# G# was 17 - I didn't, didn't know a thing at all. I've got no F# G# C# Eb reason, I've got no reason at all, oh no. Chorus: C#m Oh, the time of my G# Eb life, oh, I think you came too soon (yeah, it came too soon C#m G# Eb then). Oh, and it could be tonight, if I ever leave this room C#m (if I ever leave this room now). Wasting all my time on all those G# Eb C#m stupid things that only get me down. Oh, and the sky is crying G# Eb out tonight for me to leave this town (telling me to leave this town...goodbye...okay...). Verse: Yeah, you can leave me, you can, you can go some other place. You can forget it, yeah, you know that it's okay. Because I own this town, yeah I brought it, I brought it down on it's knees. Can you hear it crying? Can you hear it begging me "please?" I know it's coming, so soon now, oh it's on it's way. Oh no, oh no I can hear them say - they say they can't survive. They say it's all a lie and now, it's coming down, oh baby now please... (Chorus) Verse: It's okay, you don't have to care, really, oh, really I swear. No, no, you owe me nothing, you owe nothing to me. Oh, and if I messed it up baby, that's all up to me, yeah. And if you go then I won't follow, no...no...G many times I've been thinking maybe I should. No, I'm gonna stay, I'm gonna make my way. I'm gonna get on through babe. I'm gonna make it someday. (Chorus) Outro Chords: Eb C#m highG# I'm gonna leave this town. I'm never gonna hang around. The sky and stars and God will never ever laugh. Me and moon and stars are falling down.