Tab: "Men Just Leave (When the Air Gets Heavy)" by Glen Phillips
Transcribed by michael a. mazur

Verse:

              G
she came from austin, texas

              Em
she liked his custom van

        C
and his pit bull francis

     Am                   D
even when it took a chunk out of her hand


   starting here, glen throws these little flourishes onto the G
   and Em chords...
   G                    Em
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----0--3--0--------|-----0--3--0--------|
|-----0--------2--0--|-----0--------2--0--|
|-----0--------------|-----2--------------|
|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|
|--3--3--------------|--0--0--------------|


              G
they liked to dance in the desert

Em
screw in the sand

C
he said they'd always be together

             D                        C
but when her belly got big, she never saw him again


Chorus: the Em progression at the end is played as:
        Em      - 022000
        Em/maj7 - 021000
        Em7     - 020000
        Emadd6  - 042000

Em      D        C        G/B
one and one adds up to be three

   Am           G/B
no need to have love

   C          D
no need to be sweet

         Em       Em/maj7        Em7     Emadd6
when the air gets heavy and it's hard to breathe

    C/G
the women get stuck... the men just leave


G    Em  D


Verse:

they were high school sweethearts
from portland, maine
he was a writer's block poet
and though she'd never read a word, she still had faith
they ended up in la jolla
she sold mary kay
he dreamed about getting published
but when her belly got big, he ran away

Chorus:

one and one adds up to be three
no need to have love
no need to be sweet
when the air gets heavy and it's hard to breathe
the women get stuck and the men just leave
the women get stuck and the men just leave


|: G   Em   C   Am   D :|

Verse:

there's a place in the desert
where the men all meet
park their cars in the shade
talk about kerouac and the works of the beats
let their dogs play together
drink beer and they sing
they've all got a secret treasure
wallet picture in their pocket of a kid they never see

Chorus:

one and one adds up to be three
no need to have love
no need to be sweet
when the air gets heavy and it's hard to breathe
the women get stuck and the men just leave
the women get stuck and the men just leave

G       Em
leave   leave

Am      C      G
leave   leave