Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Piledriver Waltz (Cover)

I found out about Alex Turner quite some time ago but I did not go deep into his lyrics and songs, more of enjoying his music and style. Recently, my playlist shuffled me back to his songs and just at the same moment, I had the mood to observe and listen his song in detail. There were a few which I liked and this was one of them, Piledriver Waltz. I had no idea what was a piledriver until after searching it in a dictionary. However, the rest of the lyrics were quite easily understood. The nice part was the use of his words were very on point and suitable, at least in my point of view. Therefore, I looked up for the guitar chord and learned them. And here is my version. Excuse my bad singing.


Alex Turner's voice range was obviously lower, so I did mine at 5th capo instead of 1st.

Lyrics:
I etched the face of a stopwatch
On the back of a raindrop
And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

I heard an unhappy ending
It sort of sounds like you leaving
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast at the Heartbreak Hotel
And sat in the back booth by the pamphlets and the literature on how to lose
Your waitress was miserable and so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

Mysteries flashing amber go green
When you answer but the red on the rest
Of the questionnaire never changes

I heard the news that you're planning
To shoot me out of a cannon
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast at the Heartbreak Hotel
And sat in the back booth by the pamphlets and the literature on how to lose
Your waitress was miserable and so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

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