The Drugs Don't Work Uke tab by The Verve

5 Chords used in the song: C, Am, Em, F, G

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Intro: [C C][C C][Am Am][Am Am]
[Em Em][F F-G G][C C][C C]

1st verse : C C C C
All this talk of gettin' old
Am Am Am Am
It's gettin' me down my love
Em Em
Like a cat in a bag
F F -
Waiting to drown
G G - C C C C
This time I'm coming down



2nd verse :
C C C C
And I hope you're thinking of me
Am Am Am Am
As you lay down on your side
Em Em
Now the drugs don't work
F F -
They just make you worse
G G - C C C C
But I know I'll see your face again
Em Em
Now the drugs don't work
F F -
They just make you worse
G G - C C C C
But I know I'll see your face again



3rd verse :
C C C C
But I know I'm on a losing streak
Am Am Am Am
‘Cause I passed down my old street
Em Em
And if you wanna show
F F -
Then just let me know
G G - C C C C
and I'll sing in your ear again
Em Em
Now the drugs don't work
F F -
They just make you worse
G G - C C C C
But I know I'll see your face again


Chorus :
F F Em Em
’Cause baby ooohhhh
Am Am G G
If heaven calls I'm coming too
F F Em Em
Just like you said
Am Am G G
You leave my life I'm better of dead.

4st verse :
C C C C
All this talk of gettin' old
Am Am Am Am
It's gettin' me down my love
Em Em
Like a cat in a bag
F F -
Waiting to drown
G G - C C C C
This time I'm coming down
Em Em
Now the drugs don't work
F F -
They just make you worse
G G - C C C C
But I know I'll see your face again


Chorus :
F F Em Em
’Cause baby ooohhhh
Am Am G G If heaven calls I'm coming too
F F Em Em
Just like you said
Am Am G G
You leave my life I'm better of dead.


5st verse :
Em Em
But if you wanna show
F F -
Then just let me know
G G - C C C C
And I'll sing in your ear again
Em Em
Now the drugs don't work
F F -
They just make you worse
G G - C C
But I know I'll see your face again


Outro :
C C C C |
Yeah I know I'll see your face again | x4


[C C][C C][C C][C C]

C C C C |
Never coming down, I'm never coming down no more no more no more no more no more | x3


[C C][C C]>let ring

 

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About this song

"The Drugs Don't Work" is a song by the British band, The Verve and is featured on their third album, Urban Hymns. It was released on 1 September 1997 as the second single from the album, charting at number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's most successful single in the UK. Ashcroft wrote the song in early 1995. He briefly mentioned it in an interview at the time, relating it to his drug usage: "There's a new track I've just written, It goes 'the drugs don't work, they just make me worse, and I know I'll see your face again'.