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"Keep Away"
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album _Growing Up In Public_
(Lou Reed, 1980)

written by Lou Reed/Michael Fonfara
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        You keep your jealousy and your snide remarks to yourself
        you know that I'm not seeing anybody else
        You just keep your ear down to the ground
        yell your head off if you hear a sound
        And here's a whistle and a badge and a phone
        you can arrest me if I'm not at home
        And if I don't keep my word I swear
        I'll keep away

        Here's some books and a puzzle by Escher
        here's Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure"
        Here's a balloon, a rubber band and a bag
        why don't you blow them up, if you think you've been had
        Here's a castle, a paper dragon and a moat
        an earring, a toothbrush and a cloak
        And if I don't keep my word I swear
        I'll keep away

        I swear I'll keep away
        from all we've ever done
        I'll keep away the good times
        and I'll keep away the fun
        I swear I'll join the army
        or maybe the marines
        I'll start to wear designer suits
        and put away my jeans

        I swear that I'll keep away
        from all my old-time friends
        I'll throw away my records
        I'll try to make amends
        I swear I'll give up gambling
        and playing with the rent
        I'll give up food and drinking
        I'll give up a life ill-spent

        Here's a yardstick you can measure me by
        here's a coupon, maybe there's something you want to buy
        Here's a band-aid in case you cut your feet
        here's a rubber mallet you can use on your front teeth
        Here's a gun no one uses anymore
        and a bracelet made of some inexpensive ore
        And if I don't keep my word
        you won't see me anymore

        I swear I'll keep away
        from dignity and pride
        I'll keep away from abstracts
        I'll keep it all inside
        Well I'll just wrap me up in butter
        and melt me on a shelf
        I'll fry in my own juices
        I'll become somebody else

        Well I'll just swear to keep away
        from everything that's good
        I'll lie down in the gutter
        where I really should
        I swear I'll light a candle
        to every modern foe
        I swear I'll close the book on this and not see you anymore
        'cause I just got to get away



intro   /E}
        {B}{B/E}{B}{B/E}
        {B}{B/E}{B}{B/E}   (You keep your -)

        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (- jealousy and your snide remarks ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (You just keep your ear down to the ...)
        {B}{B}{E}{E}       (And here's a whistle and a badge ...)
        {A}{B}{E}{E}       (- I don't keep my word I swear ...)

        {B}{B/E}{B}{B/E}

        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (Here's some books and a puzzle by ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (- balloon, a rubber band and a bag ...)
        {B}{B}{E}{E}       (- castle, a paper dragon and a moat ...)
        {A}{B}{E}{E}       (- I don't keep my word I swear ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- away, from all we've ever done ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}   (- army, or maybe the marines ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- I'll keep away, from all my ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B/   (- gambling, and playing with the ...)

        /E}
        {B}{B/E}{B}{B/E}   (Here's a -)

        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (- yardstick you can measure me by ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{A}       (- band-aid in case you cut your ...)
        {B}{B}{E}{E}       (- gun no one uses anymore ...)
        {A}{B}{E}{E}       (- I don't keep my word ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- away, from dignity and pride ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}   (- in butter, and melt me on a shelf ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- to keep away, from everything ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}   (- candle, to every modern foe ...)

guitar  {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{A}{B}
        ... fade out




* intro

    / E          }
 1e --x-5-5-x-4-x--
 2B --x-5-5-x-5-x--
 3G ---------------
 4D --x-4-4-x-4-x--
 5A ---------------
 6E ---------------

 {B           }{B  / E           }{B           }{B  / E           }
---------------------x-5-5-x-4-x----------------------x-5-5-x-4-x--
---------------------x-5-5-x-5-x----------------------x-5-5-x-5-x--
--4-4-----4-----4------------------4-4-----4-----4-/---------------
--4-4-----4-----4----x-4-4-x-4-x---4-4-----4-----4-/--x-4-4-x-4-x--
------5-6---5h6------------------------5-6---5h6-------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                     You keep your -
 {B           }{B  / E           }{B           }{B  / E           }
---------------------x-5-5-x-4-x----------------------x-5-5-x-4-x--
---------------------x-5-5-x-5-x----------------------x-5-5-x-5-x--
--4-4-----4-----4------------------4-4-----4-----4-/---------------
--4-4-----4-----4----x-4-4-x-4-x---4-4-----4-----4-/--x-4-4-x-4-x--
------5-6---5h6------------------------5-6---5h6-------------------
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*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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Maybe it helps.


Keep Away
 
You keep your jealousy and your snide remarks to yourself
You know that I'm not seeing anyone else
You just keep your ear down to the ground
Yell your head off if you hear a sound
Here's a whistle, a badge and a phone
You can arrest me if I'm not at home
And if I don't keep my word I swear
I'll keep away

Here's some books and a puzzle by Escher
Here's Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure"
Here's a balloon, a rubber band and a bag
Why don't you blow them up if you think you've been had
Here's a castle, a paper dragon and a moat
An earring, a toothbrush and a cloak
And if I don't keep my word I swear
I'll keep away

I swear I'll keep away
>From all we've ever done
I'll keep away the good times
I'll keep away the fun
I swear I'll join the army
Or maybe the marines
I'll start to wear designer suits
And put away my jeans

I swear that I'll keep away
>From all my oldtime friends
I'll throw away my records
I'll try to make amends
I swear I'll give up gambling
And playing with the rent
I'll give up food and drinking
I'll give up a life ill-spent

Here's a yardstick you can measure me by
Here's a coupon, maybe there's something you want to buy
Here's a bandaid in case you cut your feet
Here's a rubber mallet you can use on your front teeth
Here's a gun no one uses anymore
And a bracelet made of some expensive ore
And if I don't keep my word
You won't see me anymore
I swear I'll keep away
>From dignity and pride
I'll keep away from abstracts
I'll keep it all inside
Well, I'll just wrap me up in butter
And melt me on a shelf
I'll fry in my own juices
I'll become somebody else

Well, I'll just swear to keep away
>From everything that's good
I'll lie down in the gutter
Where I really should
I swear I'll light a candle
To every modern foe
I swear I'll close the book on this
And not see you anymore

'Cause I just got to get away


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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