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In this lesson, we'll put the key of A to work by learning to play the song 'Shiny Objects'.

And don't worry - we'll just stick to the easy major chords (A, D, and E) for this song!

Remember, you'll find the lyrics and chords under the 'Image' tab below the video, and you can print them out by going to the 'Print Lesson' tab.

First we will preview the song structure.

Then I will play it for you, so you can hear where we are headed.

And finally, we'll do a full play-along with the band!

You will probably want to print out the music for this so you can follow along.

And don't worry if it takes a while before you can keep up with the whole song. That can be a big challenge!

Just remember, you can always practice it on your own, at a much slowed-down pace.
Practice each section on its own. Break it into smaller bits.

And, when you are playing along with me, remember that if you make a mistake or get lost, just relax, hang back, and wait for a good place to jump in and join me again.

Have fun with this!

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SHINY OBJECTS (chart)

INTRO:
||: A / A / A / A :||

VERSE 1:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A / A /

PRE-CHORUS
/ E / E / E / E / E / E / E / A /

CHORUS:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ E / E / E /
/ D / D / D / D /

INTRO PHRASE:
||: A / A / A / A :||

VERSE 2:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A / A /

PRE-CHORUS
/ E / E / E / E / E / E / E / A /

CHORUS:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ E / E / E /
/ D / D / D / D /

INTRO PHRASE:
||: A / A / A / A :||

VERSE 3:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A / A /

PRE-CHORUS
/ E / E / E / E / E / E / E / A /

CHORUS:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ E / E / E /
/ D / D / D / D /

End on A

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SHINY OBJECTS (lyrics)

VERSE 1:
Yes, Ma'am, I am a pit bull
with a shovel and a saw
I'll dig you half a hole to China
Build you half a shelf to stack your books on

Ma'am, now don't you worry
About those piles I left left behind
Cause I'll be back first thing tomorrow
And I'll be right on time

PRE-CHORUS
Unless. Unless something...
Unless something shiny catches my eye

CHORUS:
Shiny objects - Can't keep myself away
Shiny objects - Keep calling out my name
Shiny objects - Make me feel so fine
Shiny objects seem like such a good idea at the time

VERSE 2:
Oh yes, Ma'am, I am a monster
With a tank full in my four by four
I'll get rid of your old sofa
get that broke down fridge right out your door

And Ma'am now don't you worry
I left that fridge in your front yard
Cause I'll be back first thing tomorrow
And I'll be working hard

PRE-CHORUS
Unless. Unless something...
Unless something shiny catches my eye

CHORUS:
Shiny objects - Can't keep myself away
Shiny objects - Keep calling out my name
Shiny objects - Make me feel so fine
Shiny objects seem like such a good idea at the time

VERSE 3:
No, Ma'am, I never got your message
See, my battery's been dead
Yes Ma'am, you know that I am good for it
I'll do everything I said

Fact, I was hoping for tomorrow
Thought I’d be there right on time
But then my four by four got totaled
When I took her there for a drive

PRE-CHORUS
Chasing. Chasing something...
Chasing something shiny catching my eye

CHORUS:
Shiny objects - Can't keep myself away
Shiny objects - Keep calling out my name
Shiny objects - Make me feel so fine
Shiny objects seem like such a good idea at the time


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Words and Music (c)2014, Lisa McCormick.
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