This is part of a daily uke notation series released in advance of Valentine’s Day 2020. I have plans to do this in advance of other holidays and sabats, so if you have recommendations please let me know.
Love is complicated and capitalism sucks. So obviously, Valentines Day can be a lot of complicated suckitude. And I’m here to give a voice to that feeling as well.
I selected this song because it’s simple, beautiful, and relatable. It’s off The Posies’ 1993 album “Frosting on the Beater.”
And while you may not be serenading a lover with this tune, it may provide you a method of catharsis over this overhyped, cash-horny holiday.
As usual, we’re working with a concert ukulele tuned to GCEA.
Alright, let’s get into the chords.
Cm Fm Freed the daytime with indifference Gm Cm7 Watch the twilight starve the sun Cm Fm Shuffle home against the darkness Gm Cm7 Turn the key and bite your tongue
Cm Fm Call belated, leave a message Gm Cm7 Wait for hours just to talk Cm Fm Feel like slowly getting blown off Gm Cm7 Stretch your eyes, invite the clock
Cm Fm Cry as if to say you're sorry Gm Cm7 Sight a life and hate your own Cm Fm Try to think of what to mention Gm Cm7 Leave the television on
G# Gm And please be strong Fm Gm Cm7 You don't know it but you're coming right along
Ending the song
Play the chorus twice and resolve with Cm replacing that final Cm7.
Fm Gm Cm You don't know it but you're coming right along