Hospital

Studio CD: The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers (castle), Back In Your Life +4
Single: Buzz Buzz Buzz/Hospital (live)
Live CD: Live At The Long Branch Saloon, Precise Modern Lovers Order, Live At The Long Branch And More
Compilation: Roadrunner, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Other: Home of the Hits, Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room
Promos & Demos: Unreleased Studio Demos 1971-1973
Compilation Bootleg: The Lost Tapes - Vol 2, Songs Of Rememberance, Regression
Live Bootleg: Radcliffe, Town Hall 1976, The Boarding House, New York University, The Paradise 1977, The Quiet Knight Club 1978, Subterranea Club, Hollywood 1989
The Modern Lovers

Chords

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Song title:       Hospital
Original Album:	  The Modern Lovers

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright 1976 Rockin' Leprechaun Music and Modern Love Songs
Published by Modern Lovers Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfretsnet)

NOTES:
The chords are played on a keyboard; there is no real guitar part until later
But here are the chords that you can play

Timing is 4/4 Play slowly and very softly (lento e pianissimo)


INTRO:
Notes:
The INTRO chord figure is also played, where indicated, in the VERSES
(See bar lines)

Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655 

[play: | C#m B | A B |]  [x2]


VERSE:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655

       | C#m     B      | A        B |
When you get out   of the hospital, 

C#m      B              A
  Let me back into your life
        C#m            B          A
I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes


VERSE:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655

           | C#m     B      | A          B |
And when you get out   of the dating bar

        C#m         B              A
I'll be here to get back into your life
        C#m            B          A
I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes


CHORUS:
Notes:
This is a fast keyboard figure based on C#m and B I've indicated here
how the chords might be played (the timing) These might be easier to play
on an electric than an acoustic However, you might be better off playing
single notes until the last line of the chorus?

Listen to the CHORUS!

Chords:
C#m 9 11 11 999 and x46654
B   799877
A   577655
G#  466544


CHORUS chord figure

 C#m      B  C#m      B  C#m  B   C#m      B  C#m      B  C#m  B
|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|
|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|
|-9---9---8---9-------8---9---8--|-9---9---8---9-------8---9---8--|
|-11--11--9---11------9---11--9--|-11--11--9---11------9---11--9--|
|-11--11--9---11------9---11--9--|-11--11--9---11------9---11--9--|
|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|-9---9---7---9-------7---9---7--|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - &- 4 - & -|


SINGLE note run

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-6---6---4---6-------4---6---4--|-6---6---4---6-------4---6---4--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


           [Chord figure]
            C#m        B   C#m
Oh, I can't stand what you do

                   [Chord figure]
    B     C#m B     C#m   B
Sometimes I   can't stand you

               [Chord figure]
                C#m    B    C#m
And it makes me think about me

                    [Chord figure]
     B   C#m  B      C#m  B
That I'm in - volved with you

(C#m)        B              A                B
  But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes


[play: | C#m | G# |]  [single arpeggios]


VERSE:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655

      | C#m      B       | A     B |
I go to bakeries   all day long

          C#m     B               A
There's a lack of sweetness in my life
             C#m    B             A
And there is pain inside, you can see it in my eyes

             [CHORUS chord figure]
Oh,  there is pain inside, you can see it in my eyes

        [CHORUS chord figure]
Makes me think about me that I've lost my pride

(C#m)        B              A                  B
  But I'm in love with this power that resides through your eyes


VERSE:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655

  | C#m     B       | A         B |
You live in   modern apartments

      | C#m      B            | A     B |
Well, I even got scared once or twice

            C#m              B                  A
Last time I walked down your street, there were tears in my eyes

               | C#m             B     | A     B |
Well, now, these streets, we all know,

           | C#m             B          | A     B |
They help us cry when we're alone late at night

          C#m       B                   A
Don't you love them too? That where you got your eyes?


[repeat CHORUS]

[play: | C#m | G# |]  [single arpeggios]


VERSE:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655

                 | C#m  B     | A         B |
Now Your world,        it is beautiful

              C#m            B           A    B  
I'll take the subway to your suburb some time

          C#m                 B              A             B 
I'll seek out the things that must have been magic to your little girl mind


[play: | C#m  B | A B |]


                C#m       B              A     B
Now as a little girl, you must have been magic
            C#m                 B                 A           B
I still get jealous of your old boyfriends in the suburbs sometimes
           C#m            B                   A                B
And when I walk down your street, probably be tears in my eyes

(I knew it would happen)


[repeat CHORUS]

[play: | C#m | G# |]  [single arpeggios]


CODA:
Chords:
C#m  x46654
B    799877
A    577655 

                   | C#m  B      | A        B |
So, when you get out        of the hospital, 

C#m      B              A    B
  Let me back into your life
NC
I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes

[end on arpeggiated C#m]

Lyrics

When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of the dating bar
I'll be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
Oh, I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

I go to bakeries all day long
There's a lack of sweetness in my life
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Oh there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
That I've lost my pride
But I'm in love with this power that resides in your eyes

You live in modern apartments
Well I even got scared once or twice
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Well these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got your eyes?
Oh I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now your world
It is beautiful
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I'll seek out the places that must have been magic
to your little girl mind
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous of your old boyfriends
in the suburbs sometimes
And when I walk down your street
Probably be tears in my eyes
(I knew it would happen)
I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

Notes

Buzz Buzz Buzz/Hospital (live)

Lyrics

When you get out of the hospital
Will you let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of the dating bar
I'll still be here to get back into your life
Well I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes
Dear, I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

You know, maybe I shouldn't tell you this dear, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, but well I will anyway, you know

I've been going to bakeries all day long
There's a lack of sweetness in my life
And there's pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Dear there's been pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
How I've lost my pride
But I'm in love with this power that resides in your eyes

Now, you live in modern apartments
Now I even got scared once or twice
You know the last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
And now these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got such eyes?
Dear I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now your world
Is beautiful
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I'll seek out the things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
Oh, I still get jealous thinking of your early boyfriends
Sometimes
And when I walk down your street
There'll be tears in my eyes
Now I cannot stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So dear
When you get out of the hospital
Will you let me back into your life?
I can't stand what you do
But I'm still in love with your eyes

Live At The Long Branch Saloon

Lyrics

[It seems to be the mood, to return to slowness now,
We want to present one of the older songs in the band's repertoire starting now,
It's dedicated to to everyone in the audience,
Every girl who's father owned an electric 225 once
Someone once asked me recently if I understood the Jewish princess concept and as evidence I told them how I wrote this song Hospital which you're gonna hear
Now this is written all about that
We want to try to give you a feeling for the east coast since since we're out here
It's the least we can do
And so when when we're in typical modern lovers precise order we'll present this next song]

When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of the dating bar
I'll be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes
Oh, I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now I go to bakeries all day long
Cause there's been a lack of sweetness in my life
And there's been pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
(We're not kidding when we say)
There been pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
How I've lost my pride
But I'm in love with this power that resides in your eyes

Now, you live in modern apartments
Well I even got scared once or twice
And last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Well now these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got your eyes?
Well I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now listen
Your world
Was always beautiful to me
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I'll seek out things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous of your first boyfriends
Sometimes
And when I walk down your street
There'll be tears in my eyes
I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

Radcliffe

Lyrics

When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life (???)
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

And when you get out of the dating bar
I'll be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me feel about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with power that shows through in your eyes

??? Bakeries all day long
There's a lack of sweetness in my life
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes

There is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
It makes me think about me
How I've lost my pride
But I'm in love with power that resides in your eyes

Now
Now, you live in modern apartments
Now I even get scared once or twice
The Last time that I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes

Well now these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got your eyes?

Oh I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with power that shows through in your eyes

Now
Now dear
I know you grew up in the suburbs

Now your world
It's beautiful
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I'll seek out the things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind

Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous of your old boyfriends
In the suburbs sometimes
And when I walk down your street
There'll be tears in my eyes

I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
I'm in love with power that shows through in your eyes

So dear
That's right
When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I
I can't stand what you do
But
But I'm in love with your eyes

Town Hall 1976

Lyrics

[Now we'll do an old one for you, now this one is real old, this one, we don't do a lot of old ones, but we do the one's we still feel and so, see, when we do an old one it's cause everyone in the band likes the song, and everyone in the band likes it even though a lot of them didn't hear it before
This is a new band in fact I'm gonna introduce them to you
On guitar is leroy radcliffe, on bass is curly tanner and our newest modern lover, our percussionist is D sharpe
Ok see so it's like I'm saying, they didn't hear a lot of them so we did and that's what we did
So this is an old song and it still think it's a real pretty song]

If when you get out of the hospital
Will you Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of those dating bars
I'll be waiting here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm still in love with your eyes
I cannot stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm still in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

I'm going to bakeries all day long [I was in new york cake masters eighth street and sixth]
Lack of sweetness in my life
And you know how there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Oh there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
That I've lost my pride
But I'm still in love with this power that resides in your eyes

Now you live in modern apartments (sometimes)
I even got scared once or twice
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Well now these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got such eyes?
Now I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm still in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now your world
It's beautiful
I still get jealous I take the subway to your suburb sometime
I will seek out the places that must have been magic
To your little girl mind
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous of different boyfriends
There sometimes
And I know if I were going to walk down your street
That there'd be tears in my eyes
You know that I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm still in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So dear when you get out of the hospital
Will you let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm still in love with your eyes

The Boarding House

Lyrics

[Now ??? let's do a real old one right now, I feel a little sentimental right now ??? we're gonna do one song
Early song ??? right now ???]

Now when you get out of the Hospital
Will you let me back into your life
Well I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes

And when you get out of those dating bars
I'll still be here to get back into your life
Now I can't stand what you do
But I'm still in love with your eyes

Now I cannot stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
You make me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm still in love
With the power that shows through in your eyes

I go to bakeries all day long
There's been this lack of sweetness in my life
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Well there's been pain inside
You could see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
How I've lost my pride
I'm still in love with this power that resides in your eyes

Now you've grown up in these modern apartments
Now I admit I've been scared and intimidated some times
Last time I walked near you street
There was fear in my eyes

And now these streets
???
???
???

Now I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
You make me think about me
Like I'm involved with you
But I'm still in love
With the power that shows through in your eyes

Now you're ????
??? Beautiful
Oh I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
Oh I'll keep out those things that ?? you
Magic in your little girl mind

???
Jealous your boyfriend sometime???
When I walk down the street
There'll be tears in my eyes

Now I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
You make me think about me
Like I'm involved with you
But I'm still in love
With this power that shows through in your eyes

???

Now when you get out of the hospital
Will you let me back into your life
Cause just because I can't stand what you do
Doesn't mean that I'm not still in love with your eyes

New York University

Lyrics

[Let's do a slow one,
What's so funny about that? might be funny
??? Fast one, I don't see why a slow one is so out of place,
??? Particular time, let's do,
This next song is written 7 years ago ??? about incidents that occur ??? down from here,
Places like Samuel Rubin dormitory, places like that,
You see I used to live in New York for a year, yes I did,
I was 18 and I stayed at the Hotel Albert ???
Hey I practiced in the basement there my electric guitar and one of the ??? walked down one night and I was ??? thought it was the whole band,
Course that was mainly cause I was so loud,
I still like ???, and so uh, there are there are ??? she's near and dear to my heart to this day,
This song goes out to her where ever she is right now ??? old tune called "Hospital"]

When you get out of the hospital
Will you Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes
And if you ever want to quit going to all those dating bars
I'll still be ready to get back into your life
I can not stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
Dear I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
Makes me think about me
The way I got involved with you, but that's ok
I'm still in love with this power that I see that shows through in your eyes

(Dear I want to tell you something else I'm going to admit but it scared me I have to admit ???)

You know You live in that modern apartment ???
And I admit that I got scared walking by once or twice, I was intimidated
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Now these streets
Everyone knows
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
I hope you love them too
Isn't that where you got your eyes? (look that way)
I'll admit, I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It's made me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm still in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

(Tell me about when you grew up, now I'm curious)

Now your world
Sounds beautiful to me
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime (???)
I'll seek out the things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind ???
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous when I think about your first boyfriend out there sometimes
And if I were going to walk down your street where you grew up
There'd be tears in my eyes
(?? This way)
Now I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
It makes me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm still in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

??? When you get out of the hospital
I'll still be here
To get back into your life
Please, I can't stand what you do
I'm still in love with your eyes

The Quiet Knight Club 1978

Lyrics

When you get out of the hospital
Now, I'll still be here
And wanting back into your life
Well I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of going to all those dating bars
I'll still be here if you want me back in your life

I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes
Now I can not stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
That I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

You can [[could???]] see that I've been going to bakeries all day long
I've been sad, there's been a lack of sweetness in my life
And ??? could see pain inside
You could see it in my eyes
Oh now there has been pain inside
You could see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
And how I've lost all my pride
But I'm in love with the power that resides in your eyes

[You know, I made this one up when I was living in New York City, so when I say this ??? apartment buildings around east 71st]

Now you live in modern apartments
Well I even got scared once or twice
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Well these streets
We all know
Well, they help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got such eyes?
Dear I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
And I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

And your world
To me it's beautiful
Sometime I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
Well I'll seek out your things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind

Now as a little girl
You must have been ??? magic
Oh yeah, I am, I get scared when I think you're with boyfriends there sometimes
And when I walk down your street
??? In my eyes
Now dear, I can't stand what you do
Cause sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So dear, when you get out of the hospital
??? To get back into your life
Now, (ok, I'll change it up)
I can't stand what you do
But that doesn't mean
I'm not still in love with your eyes

Subterranea Club

Lyrics

When you get out of the hospital
I'll be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

And when you stop going to the dating bars
I'll still be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now, I've been going to bakeries all day long [I did this, and for the reason I'm about to tell you]
Because there's a lack of sweetness in my life [that's how it was]
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes

Oh there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
It makes me think about me
Cause I lost my pride
But I'm in love with this power that resides in your eyes

Now your world dear
To me it looks beautiful
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
And I'll seek out those things that must have been magic
To your little girl mind

Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous even of your first boyfriends sometimes
And when I walk down your street
There'll be tears in my eyes

Cause I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I got involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes

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