Song: Routine

Band: Steven Wilson
Composed By: Jeff Tweedy

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Routine

Verse 1



    

F#m      D      F#m           D     
    What do I do with all the children's clothes
C          Em          Em             D
 such tiny things that still smell of them
F#m         D         F#m     D
    And the footprints in the hallway
C       Em    Em         D
onto my knees scrub them away

F#m  D  F#m  D    |   C  Em  Em  D 




    

F#m            D        F#m           D 
    And how to be of use make the tea and the soup
C            Em        Em          D
All of their favorites throw them away
F#m               D          F#m      D   
    And all their schoolbooks and the running shoes
C           Em           Em            D
Washing and cleaning the dirty still sink


F#m  D  F#m  D    |   C  Em  Em  D 

Refrain: 

F#m     E           D
Routine keeps me in line
F#m      E        D
Helps me pass the time
C#m    B       A      
Concentrate my mind
F    G     A
Helps me to sleep

Verse 2

F#m          D          F#m           D   
    And keep making beds and keep the cat fed
C        Em      Em          D
Open the windows let the air in
F#m              D          F#m           D
    And keep the house clean and keep the routine
C              Em         Em           D
Paintings they make still stuck to the fridge


Interlude:

F#m           D     F#m              D                                   
   La-la   la-da       la-la      la-da                  
C          Em   Em    D
Da-da-da     la-la-da-da                               || x4 (the two lattest without lyrics)
                            

C#m  D  Bm  F#m  C#m  A  E 
C#m  D  Bm  F#m  C#m  A  G  F  E               || (a chord/beat)

(I couldn't figure out exactly the chords in the guitar picking part 
here but I reckon the notes are something around F# - G  A  B  C  D  E)


The solo goes with the verse's chords but transposed two steps higher:

G#m  E  G#m  E | D  F#m  F#m  E      || x6


Verse 3

G#m      E       G#m   E
   Keep cleaning keep ironing
D             F#m          F#m             E
Cooking their meals on the stainless steel hob
G#m     E      G#m   E
   Keep washing keep scrubbing

D  C#m  B  A  G#m  F#m  E  Eb                     || (a chord/beat)                   
Long until the dark comes to bruise the sky

C#m  B  A  G#m  C  Eb                               || (a chord/beat)                                         
Deep in the debt to night


G#m  E  G#m  D
G#m  E  G#m

Part C

Breaks into heavy distortion:

G5  F#5  A5 
B5  A5  G5  F#5  A5 
B5  A5  G#5  G5  F#5  

Refrain:

F#m     E           D  
Routine keeps me in line
F#m      E        D
Helps me pass the time
C#m    B        A
(Concentrate my mind)
F    G     A
Helps me to sleep

F#m     E           D
Routine keeps me in line
F#m      E        D
Helps me pass the time
C#m    B        A
(Concentrate my mind)
F    G     A
Helps me to sleep

F#5 - E5 - F#5 - E5 - G5 - C5                                     || (with distortion, chords changing quickly)

Part D 

Em  A  Dsus2  D  

Em                       A      Dsus2        D
   The most beautiful morning forever
Em                        A            Dsus2        D
   Like the ones from far off, far off away
Em                     A                 Dsus2          D
   With the hum of the bees in the jasmine sway


Outro:

            Em              A
Don't ever let go
           Dsus2              D
Try to let go
            Em              A
Don't ever let go
           Dsus2              D
Try to let go
Em  A  Dsus2  D                                                  || (slows down towards the end)
Don't ever......

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  • Hand. Cannot. Erase.

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Kscope Song Duration on Album: 9:02 Album Duration: 01:06:03

    Release Date: March 3, 2015

    Moods: Atmospheric, Dreamy, Elaborate, Nocturnal, Sprawling, Bleak, Dramatic, Hypnotic, Trippy, Brooding, Complex, Eerie, Intense, Refined, Reflective, Restrained, Sophisticated, Stylish, Tense/Anxious, Theatrical, Uncompromising, Visceral, Confident, Euphoric, Exciting, Lush, Mysterious, Poignant, Powerful, Provocative, Warm

    Styles: Neo-Prog, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

    Themes: The Creative Side, Late Night, Night Driving, Maverick, Nighttime

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