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    Dogs Are Everywhere

Band: Pulp
Song: Aborigine
Submitted by: Thom

Great, early Pulp track.

(Standard tuning)

C  335553
Bb 113331
Ab 466544 

X=Palm mute


Bowed double bass for a bit, then the bass
in with



Starts so slowly just a place to stay

Somewhere warm for them to spend their days
                       Bb    C
Air is stagnant and he feels unclean

Hair hangs greasy and he smells obscene
Something's happened and it's not so good

Broken bottles in the face of love
c                                 -*Guitar creeps in quietly here*
Mottled flesh under the harsh strip light
                         Bb      C
Nylon sheets to keep him warm at night

Once it started it could never stop
                      Bb        C
Fills his head with a dark damp fog
In the distance is a constant cry

Growing louder as the years go by
Days get longer and he starts to drink
                         Bb      C
Spews his stomach in the kitchen sink

Tells his children they should have respect
                            Bb      C
Tells his wife that she's a nervous wreck
He hates his wife and he hates them all

He hates his wife and he hates them all


Youll have to listen to the record to get the timing right.


Repeat a few times. Keep this rhythm for the rest of the song.
The rest of it is structed in the same way, so that's basically it.
Here are the rest of the lyrics. N.B Please do not read the lyrics
whilst listening to the recordings.

Can't be bothered when it's all the same
Leave it long enough it goes away
In the meantime stomach turns to fat
Tries to tell him what he can't have back
She's only jealous and she's telling lies
Standing naked in his flesh disguise
Took him years to get into bed
Now he's got her he just wants her dead
She wants excitement and she needs romance
All she gets are dirty underpants
Stupid animal that can't know why
Something's wrong so someone has to die
The wind is blowing and the rain pours down
Sends his family on a trip down town
Sees them die in a burning wreck
Sees them burn, smokes a cigarette
He hates his wife and he hates them all
He hates his wife and he hates them all

He knows it's finished but he can't stop now
And he wants to end it but he can't see how
And it's all in pieces, thrown it all away
Oh but he's not ugly he just looks that way
And he wants some quiet and he needs it now
But the scream he started's getting far to loud
He still pretends he does it just for now
His day will come, he'll loose it all somehow
Killing time until his ship arrives
Been dead 10 years but he's still alive
And the time is wasted and boat has sunk
But he hasn't noticed and he comes home drunk
He's just dead weight, he'll never leave the ground
He tries to stand but he keeps falling down
It's hard to know he doesn't count for much
He's not a has-been, just a never-was
He hates his wife and he hates them all
He hates his wife and he hates them all

Hates his wife
And he hates them all
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