Power of Two
Emily Saliers

Indigo Girls
Swamp Ophelia
1994
This tune was from the movie Boys on the Side.
I tried working at it about 3 months ago and got
nowhere, but today I hit the right capo position.
I hope you enjoy it!

Lyrics
Chords


Rhythm Guitar: Capo 5th Lead Guitar: no capo INTRO: D/F# G C G D/F# Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|---2-------3--------|---0-------3-----|----3----------------2---------| B:-----------------|---3-------0--------|---1-------0-----|----0----------------3---------| G:-----------------|---2-x-----0-x------|---0-x-----0-x---|----0---x------------2--x------| D:-----------------|-----x-------x------|-----x-------x---|--------x---------------x------| A:-----------------|-----x-------x---3--|-----x-------x---|--------x---------------x---0--| E:-----------------|-2-----3------------|-------3-------3-|--------------2----------------| . . e:-----------------|-----.-8---7--------|-----------------|-------------------------------| B:-----------------|-----8---------8/10-|-------8---------|--------------.----------------| G:---9\7p5-7p5-----|-7h9----------------|-----------------|-9--10--10/12-12----10----9/10-| D:-------------5h7-|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| A:-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| E:-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| D/F# G C G D/F# Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---0-------0-----|---2-------3--------|---0-------3-----|----3----------------2---------| B:---1-------1-----|---3-------0--------|---1-------0-----|----0----------------3---------| G:---2-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----0-x------|---0-x-----0-x---|----0---x------------2--x------| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x------|-----x-------x---|--------x---------------x------| A:-----x-0-----x---|-----x-------x---3--|-----x-------x---|--------x---------------x---0--| E:---------------2-|-------3------------|-------3-------3-|--------------2----------------| . . e:-----------------|-----.-8---7--------|-----------------|-------------------------------| B:-----------------|-----8---------8/10-|-------8---------|--------------.----------------| G:---9\7p5-7p5-----|-7h9----------------|-----------------|-9--10--10/12-12----10----9/10-| D:-------------5h7-|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| A:-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| E:-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------| to verse + + + + e:---0-------0-----| B:---1-------1-----| G:---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-------x---| A:-----x-0-----x---| E:-----------------| e:-----------------| B:-----------------| G:---9-------------| D:-----------------| A:-----------------| E:-----------------|
The VERSE goes like this: Another parking lot is empty everyone's gone someplace D/F# G C G D/F# Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---2-------3-----|---0-------3-----|---3-------2-----|---0-------0-----| B:---3-------0-----|---1-------0-----|---0-------3-----|---1-------1-----| G:---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---| A:-----x-------x-3-|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-|-----x-0-----x---| E:-2-----3---------|-------3-------3-|-------2---------|---------------2-| I pick you up...trunk I've packed a cooler and a two-day suitcase D/F# G C G F Am D + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---2-------3-----|---0-------3-----|---1-------1-----|---0-------2-----| B:---3-------0-----|---1-------0-----|---1-------1-----|---1-------3-----| G:---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-0-----x---| A:-----x-------x-3-|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-|-----x-------x---| E:-------3---------|-------3-------1-|-------1---------|---------------2-| Cause there's a place...drive way out in the country D/F# G C G D/F# Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---2-------3-----|---0-------3-----|---3-------2-----|---0-------0-----| B:---3-------0-----|---1-------0-----|---0-------3-----|---1-------1-----| G:---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---| A:-----x-------x-3-|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-|-----x-0-----x---| E:-2-----3---------|-------3-------3-|-------2---------|---------------2-| Five miles out...we're singin' and your hand's upon my knee So we're... D/F# G C G F Am D + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---2-------3-----|---0-------3-----|---1-------1-----|-0-----0---2-----|-0h2-------------| B:---3-------0-----|---1-------0-----|---1-------1-----|-1-----1---------|-3---------------| G:---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-----2-x---|-2---x-2-----x---|-2---------------| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0---------------| A:-----x-------x-3-|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0---x-0-----x---|-----------------| E:-------3---------|-------3-------1-|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------|
The CHORUS looks like this: ...okay we're fine baby I'm here to stop your cryin' chase all the G F C D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---3-------3-----|---1-------1-----|---0-------0-----|---2-------2-----| B:---0-------0-----|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|---3-------3-----| G:---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-----2-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-|-----x-0-----x---| A:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-3-|-----x-3-----x---|-----x-------x---| E:-3-----3-------1-|-------1---------|-----------------|---------------3-| ghosts from your head I'm stronger...monster beneath your bed stronger than the G F C D D# Em + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---3-------3-----|---1-------1-----|---0-------0-----|---2---2---------| B:---0-------0-----|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|---3---4---------| G:---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-----2-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---2-x-2-----x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-|-----x-------x---| A:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-3-|-----x-3-----x---|-----x-------x---| E:-------3-------1-|-------1---------|-----------------|---------------0-| tricks played on your heart ...together then we'll take them apart C G D/F# Em Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---3-------2-----|---0-------0-----| B:---0-------0-----|---1-------1-----|---0-------3-----|---0-------0-----| G:---0-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----2-x---|---0-x-----0-x---| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---| A:-----x-------x-3-|-----x-3-----x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-0-| E:-------0---------|---------------3-|-------2-------0-|-------0---------| ...total of a love that's true multiply life by the power of two C/B C D + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|-^2---------------| B:---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|-^3---------------| G:---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----0-x---|-^2---------------| D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-^0---------------| A:-----x-2-----x-3-|-----x-3-----x---|------------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
The BRIDGE goes like this: All the shiny...temptation something new...something old C D C D G G6 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-0---------2-----|---2-------0-----|---0-------2-----|---3-------0-----| B:-1---------3-----|---3-------1-----|---1-------3-----|---0-------0-----| G:-0---x-----2-x---|---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----2-x---|---0-x-------x---| D:-----x-0-----x-0-|-----x-------x---|-----x-0-----x---|-----x-------x---| A:-3---x-------x---|-----x-3-----x-3-|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---| E:-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|-------3---------| All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface and it's fool's gold C D C D Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---0-------2-----|---2-------0-----|---0-------2-----|---0-------0-----| B:---1-------3-----|---3-------1-----|---1-------3-----|---1-------1-----| G:---0-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----0-x---|---0-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----2-x---| D:-----x-0-----x-0-|-----x-------x---|-----x-0-----x---|-----x-------x---| A:-3---x-------x---|-----x-3-----x---|-3---x-------x-0-|-----x-0-----x---| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| fool's gold fool's gold C D Am C D Am + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---0-------2-----|---0-------0-----|-0-------2-------|-0---------------| B:---1-------3-----|---1-------1-----|-1-------3-------|-1---------------| G:---0-x-----2-x---|---2-x-----2-x---|-0-------2-------|-2---------------| D:-----x-0-----x---|-----x-------x---|---------0-------|-----------------| A:-3---x-------x-0-|-----x-0-----x---|-3---------------|-0---------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
LYRICS:
play INTRO Now the parking lot is empty everyone's gone someplace I pick you up and in the trunk I've packed a cooler and a two-day suitcase 'Cause there's a place we like to drive way out in the country Five miles out of the city limit we're singin' and your hand's upon my knee
CHORUS So we're OK we're fine Baby I'm here to stop your cryin' Chase all the ghosts from your head I'm stronger than the moster beneath your bed Smarter than the tricks played on your heart We'll look at 'em together then we'll take 'em apart Adding up the total of a love that's true Multiply life by the power of two
You know the things that I am afraid of I'm not afraid to tell And if we'd ever leave a legacy it's that we loved each other well 'Cause I've seen the shadows of so many people trying on the treasures of youth But a road that fancy and fast ends in a fatal crash and I'm glad we got off to tell you the truth
CHORUS
BRIDGE All the shiny little trinkets of temptation Something new instead of something old All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface And it's fool's gold fool's gold fool's gold
And now we're talking about a difficult thing and your eyes are getting wet But I took us for better and I took us for worse and don't you ever forget it The steel bars between me and a promise suddenly bend with ease And the closer I'm bound in love to you the closer I am to free
CHORUS repeat INTRO with ad-lib solo and fade

CHORDS:
D/F# 200232 (thumb on 6th string) D# xxx242 To learn why these chords are named this way, check out
Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 1-13-99 by Daniel E. Smith.