I Don't Want To Be Here

(Partridge)

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Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two

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Recordings

  1. Aids Benefit Version.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two in the U.K.
    Colin Moulding - bass, vocal
    Andy: “Neither of us can remember was it 99 or 00, when we were asked by a US radio station to contribute an unheard song to an aids benefit album they were compiling. Do you know, we can't remember the name of the station either. Myself and Colin recorded this stripped down version, 1 guitar, no vocal or guitar overdubs, that sort of thing, as they requested it sound ‘live’. There is another primary demo version in existence, partly written for singer Cathy Dennis, but she thought it too ‘wordy’.”
  2. Demo version.
    Recorded on 12 August 1996.
    Released on 25 September 2006 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Eight in the U.K.
    Andy: “Actually not strictly the original demo, as the first one had Cathy Dennis' voice on it. This version from six months later, 12th August '96, is my take on it. I have to say that I prefer the feel of this recording, more amateur as it may be, to the later, swisher version Colin and I cut for an AIDS benefit album (see FW2). Interesting old track sheet tells me I wrote Stupidly Happy just over a week later.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

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Lyrics

I drank a rainbow but I could not get me drunk
All I could get me was blue,
Red round the eyes where I cried bout how green I'd been
Regarding you
And all the works you do

I took a jet plane but I could not get me gone
All I could get me was here,
Stuck in the terminal, temperatures crashing in our atmosphere
No parachute hangs near

And I don't want to find myself this way again
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
But it may again, who knows
I don't wanna be here

I smoked a forest but I could not get me lost
All I could get me was found
Gretel skips home and I roam on my hands and knees upon the ground
Our candy house melts down

And I don't want to find myself this way again
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
But it may again, who knows

Swallowed a mountain, but I could not get me high
All I could get me was low
Really marked down in your sale of the century
And we all know
That everything must go

And I don't want to find myself this way again (I don't wanna...)
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
But it may again, who knows

(repeat)

I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna be here
(where'd you wanna be, who'd you wanna be with, where'd you wanna be)

[transcribed by Brookes McKenzie]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:30:51 -0800
From: <Darrell (at) TheHarveys dot net>
Subject: I Don't Wanna Be Here
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20041031112953.00ae2610 (at) pop dot west dot cox dot net>


"I Don't Want to Be Here" by Andy Partridge
Copyright 1999 Andy Partridge - All Rights Reserved
Transcribed for The Lost Jockey and the XTC Forum by Jeff Truzzi

Chord Name (followed by)
Guitar Fret (0=open, x=mute)

INTRO

F#7(add4)
2*4*4*3*0*0 upstroke (glissando) high to low strings.

then the riff:
*****0 (E)
****0* (B)
***3** (A#)
then bend the string up a half step and back:
***3** (bend) (A# - B - A#)
**4*** (F#)
**2*** (E)

F#7(add4) - fast downstroke
2*4*4*3*0*0 then the notes:

*****0 (E)
****0* (B)
*****2 (F#)
*****0 (E)
****0* (B)
****2* (C#)
***3** (A#) slight bend, then slide up the neck to:

VERSE 1

E 6/9
0*7*6*6*7*x strum twice (whole notes), then slide down to:

B5
x*2*4*4*x*x

B5/A#
x*1*4*4*x*x

G#5
4*6*6*x*x*x


C#5
x*4*6*6*x*x

C#5/B
7*x*6*6*x*x or
x*2*6*6*x*x

F#5
2*4*4*x*x*x


B5
x*2*4*4*x*x

B5/A#
x*1*4*4*x*x

G#5
4*6*6*x*x*x


C#5
x*4*6*6*x*x

then repeat back from the intro for verse 2!

F#7(add4)
2*4*4*3*0*0


CHORUS

E
0*2*2*1*0*0


B5
x*2*4*4*x*x

B5/A#
x*1*4*4*x*x

repeat the three chords above - and here's the bass riff under the second
two on the two high bass strings):
13*
14*
*12
14*
*12
(1x)14* (2x) *14

G#5
4*6*6*x*x*x

C#m
x*4*6*6*5*x and the riff:

**66**
***44*
***65*
***44*
**66**
***65*
**66**

C#7
x*4*6*4*6*x and the riff:

**66**
***44*
***66*
***44*
**66**
***66*
**66**

F#7(add4)
2*4*4*3*0*0 same kind of riffs as the intro

VERSE 3

Same as Verses 1 & 2, except for the second (great AP) chord below:

E 6/9
0*7*6*6*7*x

E 6/9 (#11) - on V4 he uses this chord both times
0*7*6*6*7*6 then slide down to:

B5
x*2*4*4*x*x etc (repeat verse progression)

CHORUS
Repeat as above - then to V4 & Chorus

TAG

F#7(add4)
2*4*4*3*0*0 with similar riffs as the intro, until the *very* last chord of
the song, which is:

F#
x*9*11*11*11*x hit, then slide down neck (end of song.)

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 16:20:21 +0100
From: Christer Liljegren <kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>
Subject: Updated chords to I don't want to be here
Message-ID: <BA1D1645.572%kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>


E  --0--   ---11----   --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--
B  --0--   ---11----   --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--
G  --3--   ---11----   --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--  --x--
D  --4--   ---11----   --4--  --4--  --x--  --6--  --6--
A  --4--   ---11----   --2--  --1--  --6--  --4--  --2--
E  --2--   ---0-----   --x--  --x--  --4--  --x--  --x--
  F#7add11 Emaj9b5add6   B5   B5/A#   G#5    C#5   C#5/B

E  --0--  --2--  --2--  --4--  --4--  --4--
B  --0--  --4--  --4--  --4--  --5--  --6--
G  --1--  --4--  --4--  --4--  --4--  --4--
D  --2--  --4--  --4--  --6--  --6--  --6--
A  --2--  --2--  --1--  --6--  --4--  --4--
E  --0--  --x--  --x--  --4--  --x--  --x--
     E      B     B/A#   G#m    C#m7   C#7



 Intro  |F#7add11  /  /  /  F#7add11 /  /  / | x 2

 Emaj9b5add6                               B5    B5/A#
 I drank a rainbow but I could not get me drunk
 G#5                    C#5   C#5/B
 All I could get me was blue,
 F#5                        B5             B5/A#
 Red round the eyes where I cried bout how green I'd been
   G#5
 Regarding you
     C#5               F#7add11  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
 And all the works you do

 Emaj9b5add6                                B5    B5/A#
 I took a jet plane but I could not get me gone
 G#5                    C#5   C#5/B
 All I could get me was here,
 F#5                    B5           B5/A#           G#5
 Stuck in the terminal, temperatures crashing in our atmosphere
    C#5             F#7add11  /  /  /
 No parachute hangs near

E                                     B          B/A#
 And I don't want to find myself this way again
E                                B      B/A#
 I don't want to pick the thorny rose
G#m                                 C#m7
 I don't want to let love spoil the day again
        C#             F#7add11  /  /  /
 But it may again, who knows
F#7add11  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
 I don't wanna be here

 I smoked a forest...

Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 12:00:44 +0100
From: Tim Harris <Tim (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for I Dont Want To Be Here (demo)
Message-ID: <YY2NJIAcTCM3EwHv (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


I Don't Want To Be Here (demo)

(capo on 4)

the 'twiddly' bit D* is some variation on   D7  D7sus4  D such as

- - 2 3 2 -
- 1 - - - 3
- - - - - -
- - - - - -
0 - - - - -
- - - - - -    rpt as necessary


C                             C/B        G    G/F#
I drank a rainbow but I could not get me drunk
G/E         G/F#    G      A     A/G
All I could get     me was blue,
A/F#          A/G  A       G          G/F#          Em
Red round the eyes where I cried bout how green I'd been
  Em(7)   A
Regarding you
    D*
And all the works you do

I took a jet plane but I could not get me gone
All I could get me was here,
Stuck in the terminal, temperatures crash in our atmosphere
No parachute hangs near

C                        C(/B)       G        G/F#
And I don't want to find myself this way again
C               C(/B)           G    G/F#
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
Em              Em7 (000020)       Am
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
       A(7)           *
But it may again, who knows

I don't wanna be here

I smoked a forest but I could not get me lost
All I could get me was found
Gretel skips home and I rode on my hands and knees upon the ground
Our candy house melts down

And I don't want to find myself this way again
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
But it may again, who knows

Swallowed a mountain, but I could not get me high
All I could get me was low
Really marked down in your sale of the century
And we all know
That everything must go

And I don't want to find myself this way again (I don't wanna...)
I don't want to pick the thorny rose
I don't want to let love spoil the day again
But it may again, who knows

(repeat)

I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna be here
(where'd you wanna be, who'd you wanna be with, where'd you wanna be)
--
Tim Harris

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