Mr. Jones

Counting Crows

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Intro: | Am | F | Dm | G | Am | F | G | G |
Chorus: C F G
Bridge: Am Fmaj7 Am G

Am                   F        Dm               G
 Was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl
    Am                       F             G
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with a black haired flamenco dancer
          Am                   F               Dm                  G
You know, she dances while his father plays guitar, she's suddenly beautiful
   Am                 F         G
We all want something beautiful, man, I wish I was beautiful
        Am                F                       Dm       G               Am     F G
So come dance the silence down through the morning, sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-yeah.   Uh-huh. Yeah
Am        F   Dm                    G
 Cut up Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances
   Am         F                G
And pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Am          F  Dm                  G
 Believe in me. Help me believe in anything
      Am              F              G
Cause I, I want to be someone who believes

C    F           G
 Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
C                            F        G
 stare at the beautiful women, she's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me
C                 F          G
 smiling in the bright lights coming through in stereo
     C          F        G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

      Am                 F      Dm                G
Well, I'm gonna paint my picture, paint myself in blue and red and black and grey
Am                    F                    G
 All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful
                       Am                    F    Dm          G
Yeah, well, you know grey is my favourite color. I felt so symbolic yesterday
Am           F              G
 If I knew Picasso, I would buy myself a grey guitar and play

C    F           G
 Mr. Jones and me look into the future
C                            F        G
 stare at the beautiful women, she's looking at you, I don't think so, she's looking at me
C                  F      G
 Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a grey guitar
     C          F       G                    Am
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely

                     Fmaj7                 Am        G
No, I will never be lonely, said I'm never gonna be lonely
Am                    Fmaj7
 I want to be a lion, yeah, everybody want to pass as cats
Am                                          G
 We all want to be big, big stars, yeah, but we got different reasons for that
Am                       Fmaj7
 Believe in me, 'cause I don't believe in anything
    Am                              G
and I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe

C    F          G
Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
       C                        F            G
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women, she's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me
C                  F         G
 I want to be Bob Dylan, Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
C               F        G
When everybody loves you, that's just about as funky as you can be
C    F          G
Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
       C               F                 G
When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me
C                  F                 G
 We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why and we don't know how
         C          F                     G
But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as can be
C    F           G
 Mr. Jones and me we're gonna be big stars