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When I Drink Chords
Artist: The Avett Brothers
Song: When I Drink
Album: The Gleam EP

Capo Two

Verse 1:

   C      Am    F              G             Am     C  
When I drink,   I say things I don't wanna say
F             G             C   C/B    Am
I do things i don't  wanna do
F              G
I talk mean to you.
C         Am     F                 G                   Am     C  
But if I think,   I just might get something out of this
F                       G             C   C/B   Am
My parents taught me to learn  when i miss  
F            G
Just do your best.
Am           C
Just do your best.


Chorus:

  Em                           F
It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Am                       G
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
   F                              G
at least a little better than I've been so far.


Verse 2:

C             Am    F                    G               Am     C
 But when I drink,   I hear things that aren't really there
F                      G               C    C/B   Am 
I feel things when i shouldn't  really care
     F                    G
Have fist fights with the air.
C            Am   F              G         Am      C
 But if I think,   about someone besides myself
F                     G            C   C/B   Am
I lived through the silver and the bell
F                G
With something to tell
Am            C
 Just do your best


Chorus:

  Em                           F
It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Am                       G
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
   F                              G
at least a little better than I've been so far.


Verse 3:

C            Am     F                G             Am     C     
 But when I drink,   I spend the next morning in a haze
F            G          C   C/B   Am   
But we only get so many days
F              G
Now I have one less
Am          C
Just do your best.


Chorus:

  Em                           F
It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Am                       G
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
   F                              G
at least a little better than I've been so far.
      F                               G               C
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far.

 
 
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About the artist behind When I Drink Chords:

The Avett Brothers are a folk-rock band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett who play the guitar and banjo, respectively, and Bob Crawford, who plays the stand-up bass. They are often joined on tour by cellist Joe Kwon. Risen from the ashes of Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "Heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones." The group themselves eschews labels, feeling that "none would do the music the justice. It's simply left up to each person to extract his or her own account from the Avett's music."

In the past year, The Avett Brothers have gone from relative unknowns to the poster children of a brand new and rapidly growing genre of American music. And while critics and fans alike have trouble agreeing on just what that genre should be called (indie roots, folk-punk, grungegrass, the list goes on and on), no one seems to have any trouble agreeing on the fact that The Avett Brothers are taking American roots music to brand new and exciting places.

Their live performances showcase their use of three-part harmony and southern rock feel, and are admired for being intense, energetic, and soulful.

The band are currently signed to Ramseur Records, based in Concord, NC. Other artists on the label include The Everybodyfields, Bombadil, Martin Stephenson and Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers.

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