"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Monday, October 03, 2011

Jens Lekman's "Cowboy Boots"

the song i can't get out of my head lately is Jens Lekman's new song "Cowboy Boots." ever since i heard it for the first time at his performance in San Francisco, i've wanted to hear it over and over again.

Jens Lekman - Cowboy boots (acoustic session) by mouxlaloulouda

i scoured the internet for lyrics and guitar tabs, but found nothing (the lyrics out there currently are extremely inaccurate and it's too early perhaps for tabs). so, having listened to the live performances enough times to know the lyrics by heart, i thought i would do the internet a service and share them:
"Cowboy Boots" lyrics by Jens Lekman
you know that thing when you have the same dream
seven hundred thirty nights in a row?
and you think your dream is trying to tell you something
yea you say "tell me something i don't already know"

[chorus]
just pour me a drink
so i can refuse 
to raise my glass 
to these sad and worn out midnight shoes

in my next dream, i want a pair of cowboy boots
the kind that walks the straightest and the most narrow route
anywhere but back to you


here we are down the same old street
here we are with nothing to say
your little hand trying to make it into her's,
but she puts it in her pocket and looks away

i keep my eyes on the sidewalk for something flippable like a dime
i wanna know how you forgive someone, 
someone you've forgiven so many times


[chorus]
i really want to learn the guitar part to this song so i can record a version of me singing it. can anyone out there help me out with the tabs?

4 comments:

K. said...

Stephanie, this is delightful! If no one gets back to you about tabs, let me know. My partner could probably tab it out for you (it would be a good late night project for him!)

Are you still playing the guitar? I have a lot of fond memories of you playing guitar around Peabody (including the singing to Jens' "Black Cab" in your dorm room.)

Hope you're well (as always!)

stephan!e lee said...

K! i would LOVE it if Drew could figure out the tabs for me! i don't know who else would offer.

i wish i played the guitar more, but i recently was in a bike accident that sprained my thumb, and i left my guitar in kentucky when i moved back out west. i've been missing it a lot, it gets so lonely here, and lately i've been wanting to relearn all my Jens songs to sing so i feel better.

we missed you at the concert last week. Karen and i were dancing enough for the three of us though!

hope you're doing well too! let me know if you ever want to go on that Bruce-themed road trip!

Anonymous said...

Capo on the 3 fret.

Chords are GADG for the verse.
Bridge is GEmADG
Chorus is GADG

Enjoy!

stephan!e lee said...

thank you, Anonymous! if i had my guitar and capo i'd post a song to thank you.