Too Much Joy week begins! Day 1: "Take a Lot of Drugs"

It's Too Much Joy week here at amazinglyandrew.com! If you didn't know, that doesn't just mean it's a joy-filled week you have to look forward to--Too Much Joy is a band from the 80's and 90's mostly. As I found myself wanting to play a song of theirs called "Bad Dog" I looked it up at Ultimate Guitar and was dismayed to find just 3 songs transcribed!!! (Including one for ukelele, helpfully.) So I thought, hey, uh, if I'm gonna be a transcribin' these here songs, might as well share 'em! And if I'm gonna write them down and play them, might as well record them!

The next thought I had was "Say, ah, Andrew, you know there are real people in that band who may not be super psyched if you post their material online." So I got worried. But guess what! I contacted the leader of the band Tim Quirk and he blessed me! Holy crap! I mean, these are no shrinking daisies we're talking about--they sold hundreds of thousands of albums back when, and Tim Quirk was recently a Google Play executive. So I'm honored!

To start the week off we have my rendition of "Take a Lot of Drugs", a song off of their b-sides collection "Besides". Ha ha. I have processed it through the "hippie-ska" blender, interestingly enough. It's a pretty great!

Every day this week I plan to post another song with chords and lyrics, you're welcome!

  Here I am having too much fun recording Too Much Joy covers

Here I am having too much fun recording Too Much Joy covers

 

Take a Lot of Drugs
by Too Much Joy

G
Take a lot of drugs

You owe yourself some fun
            C
Drink a lot of beer
            G
I won’t tell no one

G
Have a lot of sex

Leave on all the lights
            C
Play a lot of pool
                G
Ignore the change in time

        C
When the world ain’t your friend
        G
And you ain’t got a friend in the world
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C                G        C    G
And to another world you’ll be hurled

G
Take the day off work

Swear on live TV
            C
Burn all your clothes
            G
Roam naked and free

    C
When life ain’t your friend
        G
And your friends ain’t for life
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C            G
And everything will be alright

        C
When the world ain’t your friend
        G
And you ain’t got a friend in the world
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C                G
And to another world you’ll be hurled
    C                   G
To another world you’ll be hurled
    C                   G
To another world you’ll be hurled


Transcribed by Amazingly Andrew Yonda
www.amazinglyandrew.com