The Generation of Me

by Josh Preston

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released November 8, 2016

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Josh Preston Nashville, Tennessee

Over the past few years, you could find Josh Preston playing with a number of bands (The Mables, Daphne & The Mystery Machines, Adam Burrows, Tumbleweed Company) around Nashville on any given night of the week.

It was this submersion in Music City’s stylistic stew of rock, pop, funk, blues and Americana that transformed his guitar playing and personalized his approach to songwriting.
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Track Name: The Generation of Me
Intro
|| F#-7 |C#7(b13) | Amaj9 | Eb-7(b5) :||

Verse
F#-7 D#-7b5
We yell "revolution" before the quiet hours come
Bmin G#-7b5 Bdim
But the roar just fades into a hum
F#-7 D#-7b5
The whole world was watching but they don’t seem to care
Bmin G#-7b5 C#7b13 F#-7
Cause a hollywood housewife just colored her hair

|| F#-7 |C#7(b13) | Amaj9 | Eb-7(b5) ||

There’s a reminder in the branches of the great family tree
When you’re told where to march you’re not free
All the points become pointless when leaders can’t lead
Bmin B-7b5 C#7b13 F#-7
We’re confused and we’re tired, the generation of me

B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 D#-7b5
You want me to pretend things are changing
B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 C#-7b5
You want me to share this with friends
B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 D#-7b5
You want me to buy your stickers and t-shirts
B-7b5 C#7 D7 C#7 |G#-7b5 / / / / / ||
Another false advertisement for a dream unfulfilled
Dmaj Emaj C#7 Dmaj
Nothing will change when the lawless make laws
Dmaj Emaj F#-7
The scourge somehow rose to the top
Dmaj Emaj C#7 Dmaj
As the media enthrones their chosen regime
Dmaj B7 B-7b5 F#-7
They'll broadcast it live to the generation of me

|| F#-7 |C#7(b13) | Amaj9 | Eb-7(b5) ||




Polls and projections and internet memes
Distill us into uninformed teams
Completely convinced that the other side’s wrong
So we’re lead off a cliff by our need to belong

|| F#-7 |C#7(b13) | Amaj9 | Eb-7(b5) ||

Want and be damned still we all want too much
Connected but so far out of touch
Endless distractions mute what we could be
Bmin B-7b5 C#7b13 F#-7
The politically corrected, generation of me

B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 D#-7b5
You want me to pretend things are changing
B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 C#-7b5
You want me to share this with friends
B-7b5 C#7 F#-7 D#-7b5
You want me to buy your stickers and t-shirts
B-7b5 C#7 D7 C#7 |G#-7b5 / / / / / ||
Another false advertisement for a dream unfulfilled

Dmaj Emaj C#7 Dmaj
Nothing will change when the lawless make laws
Dmaj Emaj F#-7
The scourge somehow rose to the top
Dmaj Emaj C#7 Dmaj
As the media enthrones their chosen regime

Dmaj B7 B-7b5 F#-7
They'll broadcast it live to the generation of me

|| F#-7 |C#7(b13) | Amaj9 | Eb-7(b5) :||

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