Pros & Cons Album
m: ANDREY.JIANSKY@EY.COM Album: Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Author: By Roger Waters Songs: All songs Format: Text Transcribed and submitted by Andrey Jiansky I have attached a text file with all the transcribed songs from that album. Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Author: Roger Waters Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad --------------------------------------- 4.30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) The chords over the spoken words: C F C F C Dm Em G G+ Am Apparently they were travelling abroad And they picked up some hitchhikers...drill Wake up you're dreaming...what...you're dreaming We were moving away from the border Uh what border? Have a nice day...uh...have a nice day G C Am We were moving away from the border C Am Looking for somewhere to sleep G C Am The two of us sharing the driving G C Am Two hitchhikers slumped in the back seat Hello G C Am I sneaked a quick look in the mirror She gave me a smile G C Am I said "Is anyone hungry? G C Am Should we stop for a while?" C Am Am G we pulled off into a layby G C Am Her dress blew up over her head C Am I said "Would you like to come with me?" G C Am She said something foreign under her breath F C And the sun shone down on her lovely young limbs F C I thought to myself she's much too good for him F C I lay down beside her with tears in my eyes G F C Am G F C She said 4.33 AM Running Shoes Am G I stood by the roadside F The soles of my running shoes gripping the tarmac Am F Like gunmetal magnets Am Fixed on the front of her Fassbinder face F Was the kind of a smile Am That only a rather dull child could have drawn F While attempting a graveyard in the moonlight Am But she was impressed F You could see that she thought I looked fine Am And when she turned sweeter F The reason (between you and me) was Am F She'd just seen my green Lamborghini C Am G we went for a spin in the country C Am To feel the wind in our hair C Am To feel the power of my engine C Am C Am C To feel the thrill of desire F C And then in the trees I heard a twig snap F C Warning lights flashed on my map F C F I opened my eyes and to my surprise Arabs with Knives and West German Skies ---------------------------------------- G A There were Arabs with Knives F Am At the foot of the bed G Am C Right at the foot of the bed C Am Oh my God how did they get in here? C Am I thought we were safe home in England F C F She said "Come on now kid, it was wrong what you did G F C F You've got to admit it was wrong what you did G F C You got to admit it was wrong" Oh god....Jesus C Sleep Sleep Gsus4 G I know that I'm only dreaming Leave her alone..get out..out..get out of my house C Through closed eyes Gsus4 G I see West German skies on the ceiling F And I want to get back To the girl with the rucksack C To feel her flaxen hair G I want to be there F See the sun going down F Behind Krupps steelworks C G On the outskirts of some German town C Guten Abend meiner Damen und Herren Ha Ha Ha Ha G7 Willkommen in Konnigsburg Ha Ha Ha Ha C Wollen zie danzen mit mir oder drinken Bier Ha Ha Ha Ha G7 Thank you but...... Gb F This young lady and I C G Will just finish this bottle of wine F It was kind of you...but Em I think we'll just say goodnight Leave us alone Goodnight Leave us alone C Could I have the key to one four three please? F There you are Thank you, goodnight C F C Dm Hello yes I'd like to order breakfast please Em I'd like coffee for two, and toast with marmalade G G+ No...marmalade. For the First Time Today-Part 2 -------------------------------- Am For the first time today F G C I held her naked body next to mine F Am Dm In this hotel overlooking the Rhine G G+ I made her mine Am G C C C C F Am Dm Dm Ooh babe...ooh babe G G+ Am Come with me and stay with me F Em Please stay with me Uh...what is it? F Stay with me Em F Stay with me Em F Stay with me No... Am F Am Stay with me Forget it Sexual Revolution ------------------ Em Hey...girl Take out the dagger C D Em And let's have a stab at the sexual revolution Hey girl Let freedom for all be our rallying call C D Em Tomorrow lets make...our new resolution C D Yeah, but tonight lie still G D Em While I plunder your sweet grave C And remember D Em Only the poor can be saved Hey girl As I've always said I prefer your lips red Not what the good Lord made But what he intended Hey girl Don't point the finger at me I am only a rat in a maze like you And only the dead go free So...please hold my hand As we blunder through the maze And remember Nothing can grow without rain (Thunder) C Don't point D Em Don't point your finger at me G G/F# Em I awoke in a fever G G/F# Em The bedclothes were all soaked in sweat G G/F# Em She said "You've been having a nightmare G G/F# Em And it's not over yet" C G Then she picked up the doggy in the window G G/F# Em (The one with the waggly tail) C D Em And she put him to bed between two bits of bread The Remains of Our Love ------------------------ G Em I just cowered in the corner G Em My pyjama coat over my head G Em And she smiled as she finished her sandwich G Em F C F And her cold eyes fixed me to my dark history G As she brushed the remains F C Of our love from the bed C Am And when she had turned back the covers C Am When all of the prayers had been read F She said "Come on over here you silly boy F Before you catch your death of cold C I was only joking F Let's leave behind the city grime F Let's not compete C It could be fine in the country G F Couldn't it though...come on lets go C F C F I said "OK" Are we going to go now? Where would you like to go darling? Mmm...Vermont...Wyoming (yes) Wyoming...huh huh Children...(what) we're going to Wyoming Darling...Which way is Wyoming? Hook a right here You're going the wrong way I know that I know children... Let's see how many...Volvos we pass On the way to our new life in the country ...One Jade don't do that, that's really negative Go Fishing ----------- As cars go by I cast my mind's eye Over back packs on roof racks Beyond the horizon Where dream makers Working white plastic processors Invite the unwary G To reach for the pie in the sky Cm Go fishing my boy! Bsus4 B Cdim Bsus4 B Em C D Bsus4 We set out in the spring D With a trunk full of books about everything Bsus4 About solar devices D And how nice natural childbirth is Cdim We cut down some trees And we trailed our ideals Bsus4 B Through the forest glade Cdim We dammed up the stream And the kids cooled their heels Bsus4 B In the fishing pool we'd made Em Em/D We held hands and we exchanged bands C D And we practically lived off the land Bsus4 You adopted a fox cub D Whose mother was somebody's coat Bsus4 You fed him by hand And then snuggled him down D In the grandfather bed while I wrote Cdim We grew our own maize Bsus4 And I only occasionally went into town Cdim To stock up on antibiotics Bsus4 B And shells for the shotgun that I kept around Em Em/D I told the kids stories while you worked your loom C D And the sun went down sooner each day. G *Chapter six in which Eeyore has a birthday C And gets two presents D G Daddy...come on dad Eeyore the old grey donkey stood by the side C Of the stream and he looked at himself in the water D "Pathetic" he said, "That's what it is" Bsus4 B D "Good morning Eeyore" said Pooh Cdim Bsus4 B "Oh" said Pooh, He thought for a long time Bsus4 Then the leaves all fell down Our crops all turned brown D It was over Bsus4 As the first snowflakes fell D I realized all was not well in the camp Cdim The kids caught bronchitis Bsus4 B The space heater ran out of diesel Cdim One weekend a friend from the East, Bsus4 B Rot his soul, stole your heart Em I said "Fuck it then Em/D Take the kids back to town C D Maybe I'll see you around" G C D G Am7 G C G/B Am7 G And so...leaving all our hopes and dreams C Am7 D To the wind and the rain G Taking only our stash Am7 G Left our litter and trash C And set out on the road again G/B Am7 G On the road again C On the road again D G Em On the road Bye Bye Daddy, Bye Daddy Em You can bring Pearl she's a darn nice girl But don't bring Liza For the First Time Today-Part 1 -------------------------------- Am For the first time today F G C I feel it's really over F Dm You were my everyday excuse G G+ For playing deaf, dumb and blind Am Who'd have ever thought F G C This was how it would end for you and me F Dm To carry my own millstone G G+ Out of the trees Am And I have to admit I don't like it a bit F Am Being left here beside this lonesome road. D/F# Lonesome road E7-10 Lonesome road Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin ------------------------------ Hey kid, you looking for a lift?...Get on up here How's it going good buddy? C Am I nailed ducks to the wall G C Am Kept my heart in dark ruins G C Am I built bungalows all over the hills G C Am Dunroamin, duncarin, dunlivin G C Am Took my girl to the country G C Am To sleep out under the moon C Am Next thing she's going crazy C Women are like that kid Am What the hell can you do? G C Am She waits for the real Mr. Right to come G C Am Gently removing her heart F G With his promises of real communication I saw a program about that on TV........ F# F Who's always picking up the tab C Who built a bungalow for his mum and dad Me..... F Who took you out to all the shows C Who worked his fingers to the bone Me.... G While you were asleep It was me...I did F# F I kept you in buttons and bows Christ all those clothes C G you could encourage this creep F# F With his neat feet C And his clean fingernails F# F C With his wise but twinkling eyes F C He's a rock standing out in an ocean of doubt F Get movin', get off the road ya Goddam faggot G And compromise F# F C I'd like to go on with this bit of a song F C Describing this schmuck F G C I'd like to go on, but I'm going to throw up Am [Not in my rig you don't boy...get the hell out of here] The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking --------------------------------- Intro: A A G G C Am D D G G Dm An angel on a Harley Am Pulls across to greet a fellow rolling stone Dm Puts his bike up on it's stand Leans back and then extends Am A scarred and greasy hand...he said G C Am How ya doin bro?...where ya been?...where ya goin'? D Then he takes your hand In some strange Californian handshake G And breaks the bone Have a nice day Dm A housewife from Encino Whose husband's on the golf course Am With his book of rules Dm Breaks and makes a 'U' and idles back Am To take a second look at you G You flex your rod C Am Fish takes the hook D Sweet vodka and tobacco in her breath G Another number in your little black book C Em These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking C Em These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking D G Oh babe, I must be dreaming Dm I'm standing on the leading edge Am The Eastern seaboard spread before my eyes Dm "Jump" says Yoko Ono Am "I'm too scared and too good looking" I cried G "Go on", she says C Am "Why don't you give it a try? D G Why prolong the agony all men must die" Dm C you remember Dick Tracy? Am C you remember Shane? And mother wants you Dm Could you see him selling tickets Am Where the buzzard circles over [Shane] The body on the plain G Did you understand the music Yoko C Am Or was it all in vain? [Shane] D The bitch said something mystical "Herro" G G I stepped back on the kerb again C Em These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking C Em These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking D G Oh babe, I must be dreaming again C Em (repeat and fade) These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking Every Strangers Eyes --------------------- C Hello...you wanna cup of coffee? Dm I'm sorry, would you like a cup of coffee? G Ok you take cream and sugar? C In truck stops and hamburger joints In Cadillac limousines Dm In the company of has-beens G And bent-backs and sleeping forms On pavement steps C In libraries and railway stations In books and banks Dm In the pages of history G In suicidal cavalry attacks C G/B Am I recognise... F G C Myself in every stranger's eyes C And in wheelchairs by monuments Under tube trains and commuter accidents Dm In council care and county courts G At Easter fairs and sea-side resorts C In drawing rooms and city morgues In award winning photographs Of life rafts in the China seas Dm In transit camps, under arc lamps On unloading ramps G In faces blurred by rubber stamps C G/B Am I recognise... F G C Myself in every stranger's eyes C C And now from where I stand Dm G Upon this hill I plundered from the pool C C/E I look around, I search the skies Dm G I shade my eyes, so nearly blind C C/B Am And I see signs of half remembered days G F C/E Dm G I hear bells that chime in strange familiar ways C C/B Am I recogn-a-a-a-a-a-ise... F G C The hope you kindle in your eyes It's oh so easy now F G As we lie here in the dark Em Nothing interferes it's obvious Am How to beat the tears Dm That threaten to snuff out G C The spark of our love The Moment of Clarity ---------------------- C And the moment of clarity Am Faded like charity does Sometimes I open one eye F C And I put out my hand just to touch your soft hair F C To make sure in the darkness that you were still there F And I have to admit C Am G F C I was just a little afraid, oh yeah Am But then... F I had a little bit of luck You were awake C I couldn't take another moment alone.