Artist Amanda Palmer
Album Goes Down Under
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Intro: G C D C

G 
In my mind
                 C 
In a future five years from now
     D
I'm 120 pounds
      C
And I never get hungover
         G                       C
Because I will be the picture of discipline
                   D
Never minding what state I'm in
       C
And be someone I admire
         D                                 C
And it's funny how I imagined that I would be that person now
       D
But it does not seem to have happened
           C                     D
Maybe I've just forgotten how, to see
             C                                     G
That I'm not exactly the person that I thought I'd be


         G
And in my mind
               C
In the faraway here and now
                    D
I've become in control somehow
      C
And I never lose my wallet
        G                        C
Because I will be the picture of discipline
                 D
Never xxxxing up anything
              C
And I'll be a good defensive driver
         D                                 C
And it's funny how I imagined that I would be that person now
       D
But it does not seem to have happened
           C                     D
Maybe I've just forgotten how, to see
          C                                       G
That I'll never be the person that I thought I'd be


         G
And in my mind
         C
When I'm old, I am beautiful
                    D
Planting tulips and vegetables
             C
Which I will mindfully watch over --
             G
Not like me, now
                 C
I'm so busy with everything
                     D
That I don't look at anything
                 C               
But I'm sure I'll look when I am older
         D                                C
And it's funny how I imagine that I could be that person now
                      D                                         C
But that's not what I want, if that's what I wanted then I'd be giving up somehow
               D                             C                             G
How strange to see ---- that I don't want to be the person that I want to be


          G
And in my mind
             C
I imagine so many things
                          D
Things that aren't really happening
              C                                                                      
And when they put me in the ground, 
                        G                       C
I'll start pounding the lid,  Saying "I haven't finished yet –
                 D
I still have a tattoo to get
               C
That says 'I'm living in the moment'."
         D                                 C
And it's funny how I imagined that I could win this winless fight
             D                                   C
But maybe it isn't all that funny that I've been fighting all my life
            D                             C
But maybe I have to think it's funny if I wanna live before I die
              D                              C
And maybe it's funniest of all to think I'll die before I actually see
          C                                  G
That I am exactly the person that I want to be
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14 Comments

  1. Here are some strumming patterns that work for me:

    D- DUD
    Or
    D DUD D D D

  2. Hey…does anybody know the strumming pattern to this song? With my usual one it doesn’t sound that good…please help xx

  3. I agree with Mortimara, it is a bit easier for some people to sing it if it’s +2.

    Playing the E chord might be a bit tricky for some people (especially beginners, like me :3) though, so you could also just pop a capo onto the second fret of the ukulele instead so you don’t have to play that E chord.
    Excuse me if it’s a little obvious, just thought I’d share :)

    Also, it’s really easy to play the song in +5 too :D

  4. helplessCreator

    I love Amanda Palmer, and I’m so glad her songs are on here. This is one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to play it.

  5. Mortimara

    If you’re a higher pitch, +2 works really well!
    This is an amazing translation of an awesome song from LiS :D!

  6. Lis (and Pricefield) is my heart and soul

    I love this song :)))) It’s beautiful, much like the entire Life is Strange soundtrack. I wish I could thank them for all of the life-changing music they introduced me too, as well as the wonderful impact LiS had on my life.
    Also, Amanda Palmer, you’re wonderful and so is your song.

  7. hopalongg

    I heard this song because of Life is Strange but I already loved Amanda Palmer and when I really sat down and listened to it with the lyrics open it kind of made me cry it’s such a lovely song.

  8. PricefieldFTW

    Here for LiS… :3

  9. Am I the only one who was brought here by Life is Strange? Lol x

    I think it sounds nice to add G, C, D between the verse an chorus

  10. Oh my goodness I didn’t think this would be here!! I love Life is Strange a lot it changed my life and I love this song so much. Thanks for putting this one up!! :)

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