In the verses, there's a bass run (/d, /c, /b, /a) between the Dm and the f.
C6: x32210 C6/d: xx021x Bbm: x13321 Bbm/c: x3x321 Db: x4x321 (tough)
||: am dm e7 :||
Am (/b) c(6) Oh, for the sake of momentum Dm f e7 I've allowed my fears to get larger than life Am (/b) c6 And it's brought me to my current agendum Dm f e7 Whereupon I deny fulfillment has yet to arrive
F g c dm7 And I know life is getting shorter F g c d7 I can't bring myself to set the scene F g c dm7 Even when it's approaching torture F g f -- c/e -- dm7 -- c I've got my routine
Verse 2: [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/momentum-lyrics-aimee-mann.html ]
Oh, for the sake of momentum am /b c6 Even though I agree with that stuff about seizing the day dm f e7 But I hate to think of effort expended am /b c6 All those minutes and days and hours dm I have frittered away. f e7
And I know life is getting shorter f g c dm7 I can't bring myself to set the scene f g c d7 Even when it's approaching torture f g c dm7 I've got my routine f g f c/e dm7 c
Bbm /c db f7 But I can't confront the doubts I have Bbm /c db f7 I can't admit that maybe the past was bad Am /b c6 c6/d And so, for the sake of momentum E7 I'm condemning the future to death So it can match the past.
Instrumental verse 3: ||: am /b c6 dm f e7 :||
Instrumental chorus: f g c dm7 f g c d7 F g c dm7 f g f c/e dm7 c
When I can't confront the doubts I have bbm /c db f7 I can't admit that maybe the past was bad bbm /c db f7 And so, for the sake of momentum am /b c6 c6/d I'm condemning the future to death e7 So it can match the past. am /b c6 dm
Coda: e7 am