A Long December, by Counting Crows

A Long December

Counting Crows
Chords used in this song: A, D, Em, G
A
D
Em
G

Capo III

[Intro]
D  G  Em  G
D  G  Em  G


[Verse]
(G)      D                  A           Em
A long December and there's reason to believe
      G                 D               G
Maybe this year will be better than the last
 Em             G       D                   A
   I can't remember the last thing that you said as you were
Em
leavin'
        D             G~
Now the days go by so fast


[Pre-chorus]
         D               G         Em
And it's one more day up in the canyons
         D              G          Em
And it's one more night in Hollywood
       D                  G     Em        \
If you think that I could be forgiven... I wish you would.


[Chorus]
D            G    Em            G
   Na, na-na, na. Na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na.
D            G    Em
   Na, na-na, na. Yeah...


[Verse]
G              D            A
  The smell of hospitals in winter
        Em                G            D
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters
       G
but no pearls
Em        G              D               A
   All at once you look across a crowded room
           Em               D           G
To see the way that light attaches to a girl


[Pre-chorus]
         D               G         Em
And it's one more day up in the canyons
         D                 G       Em
And it's one more night in Hollywood
       D               G           Em         \
If you think you might come to California... I think you should


[Chorus]
D            G    Em            G
   Na, na-na, na. Na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na.
D            G    Em
   Na, na-na, na. Yeah...


[Solo]
D   G   Em   G
D   G   Em


[Verse]
 G             D              A              Em
   Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two A.M.
    G               D               G    Em
And talked a little while about the year
Em             G                D              A
   I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
           Em            D               G
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not
show her
                G    D                    A           Em
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
      G                 D               G
Maybe this year will be better than the last
          G               D               A
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
   Em               D               G~
To hold on to these moments as they pass


[Pre-chorus]
         D               G         Em
And it's one more day up in the canyons
         D              G          Em
And it's one more night in Hollywood
     D                       G            Em~
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean... I guess I should


[Chorus 4x]
D            G    Em            G
   Na, na-na, na. Na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na.
D            G    Em
   Na, na-na, na. Yeah...