CHORDS: Pedro the Lion – Modesto Chords on Piano and Ukulele

These are Modesto by Pedro the Lion on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar & Keyboard.

 [Intro]
G

[Chorus]
 C
Modesto isn’t boring 
like you thought it 
would be
 Am
Modesto it’s not bologna like 
you thought it would be
 A# 
Modesto isn’t lonely like you 
G
thought it would be

[Verse 1]
C
At first I worked a vacuum 
cleaner salesman job
Am
 For men I later recognized 
in Glengarry Glen Ross
A#
I only sold one
A#
She couldn’t afford it
 G
She wrote out the check
G
And burst out sobbing

[Verse 2]
C
After work I hung out with 
my new church friends and 
traded stories
Am
We decided I should quit and 
then we laughed and carried 
on til morning
A# 
Next day I got a part-time 
job 
 G
at the local guitar store

[Chorus]
 C
Modesto isn’t boring like 
you thought it would be
 Am
Modesto it’s not bologna 
like 
you thought it would be
 A# 
Modesto isn’t lonely like 
 G
you thought it would be

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[Verse 3]
C
I heard the perfect song 
at work today
Am
 Having asked if there 
were bands to see and spots 
to play
A# 
Jim said hell yeah then 
 G
he handed me a tape

[Bridge]
 C
What I heard in my 
walkman headphones
Pacing by the speakers 
 Am
and PAs
Am
Was a beautiful hilarious 
tragic mess
That sent tears streaming 
 A#
down my face
Grabbed me by the lapels, 
 G
stood me up, and put a 4-
track 
in my hand and told me son
E
Make all the messes you can 
manage to make
 A
And move back to Seattle
A
Be the drummer in a band
A
There’s a girl from there 
that fridays on my lunch 
break
 F#m
I write letters to
F#m
And I think she likes me 
too
F#m
And I'm gonna find out
 G
I'm gonna go to bible 
college on my cousin’s 
dime
 E
In my volvo wagon
E
Speeding up I-5
[Outro]
A F#m G E A