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SELF SERVE GAS STATION
Written By: Martin Tielli
On the Album "Whale Music"
Transcribed By: Mike Kaplan
 
D                                                          G
Another trucker stumbles up the steps into my kiosk for directions,
                      A               D
Too wasted to see the map I'm showing him.
   D
He wanted to bust the glass... 'cause I wouldn't give him gas-- 
                               G
I said, "You shouldn't even be driving.
                          A
Just take a nap until the morning time and hit the road."
 
 
  D            D/C# root      D/C root
I wish I had a pistol just to take him down with myself.
         G
Who's to tell?
Em                                A/Em
No one said this would be easy...
                              D
But no one said this would be hell.
 
 
D
Mom and Dad are selfless... and they don't do nothing worthless.
                                             G
They just work all day and worry about their son:
                      A             D
"What went wrong with Martin? Is he dumb?"
 
 
                D/C#          D/C
I just pump gas every weekday night
                            G                 Em
Until the sun comes up like missiles... to my brain.
                             D
You never said this would be hell.
 
 
D                  A
Oh... with all the colours in closed eyes:
F                      C
Blue and black of veins all bleed to one.
D              A                            Bm
Come with me tonight... To say that this is anything 
               G
Is saying much too much.
 
 
Let's go.  
 
D////D-A-D
 
  D              D/C# bass
I see the sun is bleeding.
    D/C                                    G
The morning time has come... It's not that bad.
 
Oh, no.
Em                                 A/Em
No one said I would be king-like,
Em                         D
But no one said I could be had!
 
 
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