Monday, November 16, 2009

Semisonic "(It's) Closing Time" guitar chords & lyrics

Heard this one on the radio recently - I remembered the song but couldn't be sure who was singing it.

So I searched around, and the first information I got was that it was Greenday. I searched YouTube, and sure enough it came up as a Greenday song. I worked out the chords and lyrics, and posted them to my Greenday guitar chords page.

But, I was pretty sure that it wasn't Billie Joe Armstrong singing the song, even tho' the overall song structure was very 'Greenday-like', rock ballad chords building up to crunchy power chords. Searched again and found an equal number of 'yes it is / no it isn't Greenday', or it's a Greenday cover of a Semisonic Song, or it's Dan Wilson doing guest vocals for Greenday.

I've always found Wikipedia to be pretty reliable in these matters: "'Closing Time' is a song by Semisonic from their album Feeling Strangely Fine. It is sometimes misattributed to Green Day".

From the guitarists point of view, it's just a great song to learn and play. For the non-believers, I've left on on my Greenday song chords page, but have now added it to my Rock songs guitar chords page, at the link below:

Guitar chords and lyrics for 'Closing Time' by Semisonic Chords are nice & simple, just G, D, Am, C throughout, with an A major and a Dsus2 ( x00230 ) as the bridge.

I always recommend that you play along with the song (above) or on the YouTube video

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