Vic Chestnutt, "Soft Picasso" From the album LITTLE (recorded by Michael Stipe in a single 10 hour session) [Verse 1] G Am C It was a modern love affair completely cool and casual G They hardly knew each other was there Am C I mean, they both of them had their own getting off to do Am C They had to dream about their own self when they were through C D C D But the modern girl was elated with what the revolution gave her C D C D Since she was liberated she could have anything that striked her fancy [Verse 2] G And she fancied quite a bit Am C I mean, if it felt good she did it G And she did it every chance she could get Am C With her main modern man and otherwise Am C And her taste wasn't limited to just modern guys C D C D Since another modern girl showed her that modern girls know how to hold her C D C D And after she had her eyes opened all her old close friends started getting closer Am C D G And new friends weren't that far, far away [Bridge] G D Em Am D But the modern man, he wasn't so lucky being shook from his usual role as the heartbreaker G D He was completely battered and bewildered Em Am D When he actually started in feeling something for her Em C G D And he discovered a new emotion when they stopped ending up together as frequently Em C G D And when he finally confronted her with the question had she been bedding down with others in the periphery Em C without him, and she replied "Hell yes! ain't it funny!" [Verse 3] G Am C so view the modern man looking like a soft, soft Picasso G Am C He's there with his head in his hand repeating to himself an epigram Am C G "Live by the scam, die by the scam."
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