Cast Iron Filter
Ain't So Great
Capo on II
There is a picking pattern used for most of this song which I probably won't tab...
but I will give you the chord shapes that will work. For the picking pattern, you
are only using the notes that are not the X's. Got it? Good.
Intro: G, C, G/B, A7sus4, A7
There's a man across the river
Who left this town for a potluck dream
With his whole life in a sack
The real deal never hit him
He never knew things aren't what they seem
Now he's got no way back
Now he's always outside
Lookin' up at the pale blue sky
Wondering why he never tried to be free
Maybe it ain't too late
Can the devil's advocate be the saint?
I guess we'll all just have to wait and see
G D Am C
The golden days are way behind of when he was lucky all the time.
He’d try to do things right but they’d come out wrong.
He wants to leave this town but he ain’t that strong.
G D Am C
The concrete's cold and the blankets thin, salvation lies within my friend.
Now his home is a wooden crate.
Am C G D Am C
I guess life just ain’t so great sometimes.
He takes another sip from the bottle
Another headache for the road
And he starts to feel ashamed
Well it burns goin' down
But it lights up his life,
Unlike this town,
Where he tries to stand the pain
Well, he pulls up his sleeve and he tightens his belt
He's gonna feel better than he's ever felt
For this old man who’s already been dealt
A hand that's bound to fold
He walks by a mirror and he looks at his face
It's wrinkled and shallow without any grace
And for this old man, it's hard to embrace
The trials of getting old
Looking at the world through children’s eyes
His mind is filled with faces and places
And things he won’t realize until he dies
(Repeat Chorus then fade)