The drugs don't work 

The Verve

Chords used:

C alternates between X32013 and X32003 (uses second version to got to Am)

Am alternates between X02210 and X02200 (uses second version to got to Em)

Em 022000

F (Barre chord) 133211

G 320033

NB C somtimes drops from X32013 to 30013 (But you can figure out where!)

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Intro:

C Am Em F G C

 

Verse 1

C

All this talk of gettin' old

Am

it's gettin' me down my love

Em

like a cat in a bag

F G

waiting to drown

G C

this time I'm coming down

 

Verse 2

C

and I hope you're thinking of me

Am

as you lay down on your side

Em

now the drugs don't work

F

they just make you worse

G C

but I know I'll see your face again

Em

now the drugs don't work

F

they just make you worse

G C

but I know I'll see your face again

 

Verse 3

C

But I know I'm on a losing streak

Am

cause I passed down my old street

Em

and if you wanna show

F

then just let me know

G C

and I'll sing in your ear again

Em

now the drugs don't work

F

they just make you worse

G C

but I know I'll see your face again

 

 

Chorus

F Em

cause baby ooohhhh

Am G

if heaven calls I'm coming too

F Em

Just like you said

Am G

you leave my life I'm better of dead.

 

Verse 4

C

All this talk of gettin' old

Am

it's gettin' me down my love

Em

like a cat in a bag

F G

waiting to drown

G C

this time I'm coming down

Em

now the drugs don't work

F

they just make you worse

G C

but I know I'll see your face again

 

Chorus

F Em

cause baby ooohhhh

Am G

if heaven calls I'm coming too

F Em

Just like you said

Am G

you leave my life I'm better of dead.

 

 

Verse 5

Em

but if you wanna show

F

then just let me know

G C

and I'll sing in your ear again

Em

now the drugs don't work

F

they just make you worse

G C

but I know I'll see your face again

 

Middle 8

C

yeah I know I'll see your face again

C

yeah I know I'll see your face again

C

yeah I know I'll see your face again

C

yeah I know I'll see your face again

 

(Fade out)

C

Never coming down,

C

I'm never coming down

C

no more no more no more no more no more

 

 

(Original Demo Lyrics)

(Note "drug make ME worse" - pre-commercial/sanitized version)

All this talk of growin' old

is gettin' me down my love

like a cat in a bag

waiting to drown

I know I'm coming down

and I hope you're thinking of me

as you lay down inside

now the drugs don't work

they just make me worse

but I know I'll see your face again

cause baby ooohhhh

if heaven calls I'm coming too

and baby ooohhhh

if heaven calls I'm with you

But I know I'm on a losing streak

I passed down my old street

and if you wanna stop

then give me a shout

and I'll come running down

you know I will

But the drugs don't work

they just make me worse

and I know I'll see your face again

cause baby ooohhhh

if heaven calls I'm coming too

cause baby ooohhhh

if heaven calls I'm coming too

Just like you said

I'm better dead, when I ain't got you

Just like you said

I'm better dead, when I ain't got you

but if you wanna show

then just let me know

and I'll sing in your ear again

but the drugs don't work

they just make me worse

but I know I'll see your face again

like a cat in a bag

waiting to drown

I know I'm coming down

now the drugs don't work

they just make me worse

and I know I'll see your face again

 

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Chorded by Ross Howard (Auckland, New Zealand)