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Armstrong, Riley - Papercup

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Riley Armstrong
CD: Novel Reason by Plain Edson
C1997 Riley Armstrong
Steve Cruickshank (

Intro/Verse riff:

 D              G  (Bass notes)

An empty papercup blows across the road
Like it was late for work on the first day of spring
I'll just stay here sitting on the curb collecting dust
From all the years that the fever brings to mind
If I give it time I will recognize the outline of a heart
nothing more than styrofoam
It's not that strong weathered from hanging on to the 
papercup full of dreams I live for

F#m/C#  D5                 F#m/C#            D5
And there will come a day when the dreams might just blow away
F#m/C#  D5          F#m/C#            D5
That's when it all collided perfectly, oh can't you see that...

D*                  Bm
Somebody needs you, somebody wants you to care
G*                        Asus
He will be waiting patiently for you in the hour you just can't win


[C2 G/B Asus] You just cant win [C2 G/B D] You just cant win

[C2 G/B Asus] You just cant win

G  D/F#                   Asus
No no, when you just cant win
Asus               G    D/F#                   Asus
When you just cant win, no, when you just cant win

The song ends with the intro progression

F#m/C# x4422x
D5     xx023x
G      320033
D*     xx0230 and xx0232 (switch back & forth)
G*     3x0030 and 3x0032 (switch back & forth)
G/B    x20033
D/F#   200232
Asus   x02230
C2     x32030

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