Arthur Russell - What Its Like Guitar Chords

Arthur Russell

art pop, art rock, cello, chamber psych

Chords: A, E, Bm, F#m
[Intro]
A E Bm E (x2)

[Monologue]
A E Bm E (x14 underneath monologue)

In Iowa, in the tall grass, there'€™s a couple
She'€™s very young and he's a young preacher
And every day they would go out
To the fields where nothing is planted
And lie in the tall grass
But one day he called her into the sanctuary
And he said
"€˜Kate, I'€™ve been touched by the Lord
I don'€™t need you any more."
And she didn'€™t know what to think
But she loved the Lord
So she just leaned back in the pew
And thought about the tall grass and said
"€˜Reverend,"€™ she said, "€˜Reverend,"
"Reverend, the only reason I did it is to find out what it'€™s like."

A E Bm E

[Verse 1]
F#m A           E
Oh, give me the truth to me
    Bm          E
And tell me of what I see
    A           F#m
A feeling there must be
   Bm     E
An answer for me
F#m  A           E
I    feel like I ache all over
Bm        E
Inside my heart is so, so
A          E
Troubled I feel like I could die
F#m                       Bm            E
Oh is this what love'€™s supposed to be?

[Chorus]
    A                 E
But I, I'€™m not one to gamble
                     F#m
And I don'€™t need to scramble
F#m
I didn'€™t know that love would strike me
Bm          E         A
But this is what it'€™s like
Bm      E           A
This is what it'€™s like

[Break]
A E Bm E (x2)

[Verse 2]
F#m  A        E
On   Sunday I read somewhere
      Bm          E
That real love is heart and soul
          A    E F#m
Yeah, but only a master
      Bm     E
could understand that
F#m  A             E
I    left that old magazine
    Bm           E
and walked out into the green
    A        E                  F#m
of summer, I felt like I could cry
                   Bm
But in the grass I only sat

[Chorus]
     A                  E
Well I, I€'m not one to gamble
                      F#m
And I don't need to scramble
F#m
I didn'€™t know that love would strike me
Bm          E         A
But this is what it'€™s like
Bm      E           A
This is what it'€™s like

[Outro]
A E Bm E (x4)

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