Best Vampire Weekend Songs

30 Best Vampire Weekend Songs (list with chords & lyrics)

If you’re seeking out the greatest Vampire Weekend songs of all time, you’re on the correct page. Here are our picks for the most exceptional Vampire Weekend songs that you have to listen to as soon as possible.

We have included our top songs with words plus tabs. So feel free to sing & play along to these absolute classics too!

Campus

Campus Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro Riff]
(Bass Part)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------2-4-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----2-3-5------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse]
(Intro Riff x9)
I wake up, my shoulders cold
I've got to leave here, before I go
I pull my shirt on, walk out the door
Drag my feet along the floor
I pull my shirt on, walk out the door
Drag my feet along the floor
 
 [Chorus]
         G         D                   Am                          Cmaj
Then I see you, you're walking 'cross the campus
G                  D       Am         Cmaj
Cruel professor studying romances
 
  G                       D               Cmaj
How am I supposed to pretend
   G                      D              Cmaj
I never want to see you again
    G                      D              Cmaj
How am I supposed to pretend
    G                       D             Cmaj
I never want to see you again
 
[Verse 2]
(Intro Riff x6)
Walked to class, in front of ya
Spilled kefir on your keffiyeh
You look inside and turn to the door
Drag your feet along the floor
 
[Chorus]
         G         D                   Am                          Cmaj
Then I see you, you're walking 'cross the campus
G                  D       Am         Cmaj
Cruel professor studying romances
 
  G                       D               Cmaj
How am I supposed to pretend
   G                      D              Cmaj
I never want to see you again
    G                      D              Cmaj
How am I supposed to pretend
    G                       D             Cmaj
I never want to see you again
 
[Bridge]
In the afternoon, you're out on the stone and grass
And I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
In the afternoon, you're out on the stone and grass
And I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
 
[Riff]
e|--33333333--55555555--77777777--33333333-|
B|--33333333--55555555--77777777--33333333-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
 
In the afternoon, you're out on the stone and grass
And I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
 
(Intro Riff x8)
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Stranger

Stranger Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Chorus]
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things have never been stranger
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things are gonna stay strange
C  D       G                 C
I-I-I, I remember life as a stranger
C  D                 G   C G
I-I-I, but things change
 
G C G
C Em
G D G
 
[Verse 1]
G C G
      Another night indoors,
G C G                 C   Em
      Another sign of life-ife
G           D           G
Wobbling up through the floor
G C G
      You and Kidada
G C G                  C          Em
      Ooh, I might get low, low, low
    G            D       G
But now I'm too high to know
G              C           G
 The sound of you and your sister
           G          C     G
I couldn't face these days alone
            C            Em
You got the right light, candles burning
   G                  D   G
We don't need the moon anymore
G             C          G
 I used to look for an answer
          G          C    G
I used to knock on every door
                C         Em
But you got the wave on, music playing
G                   D  G
Don't need to look anymore
 
 
[Chorus]
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things have never been stranger
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things are gonna stay strange
C  D       G                  C
I-I-I, I remember life as a stranger
C  D
I-I-I, but things change
 
 
[Verse 2]
G C G
      You and Kidada
G C G                     C         Em
      Ooh, the lights get low, low, low
    G        D      G
And I got nowhere to go
G          C             G
 I used to freeze on the dance floor
              G        C        G
I watched the icebergs from the shore
                C       Em
But you got the heat on, kettle screaming
G             D         G
Don't need to freeze anymore
 
[Solo]
G C G
G C G
C Em
G D G
 
[Chorus]
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things have never been stranger
C  D   G                      C
I-I-I, things are gonna stay strange
C  D       G                  C
I-I-I, I remember life as a stranger
C  D
I-I-I, but things change
 
 
[Bridge]
G              C            D                G
 Who knows the reason that kindness lost its hold?
G             C          Am            D
 Those better angels confined to minor roles
G           C                 D               G
 I left the wilding, wilding, wilding days of old
G              C          Am            D
 Your house is warmer the wilderness is cold
 
 
[Chorus]
C D G                         C
      Things have never been stranger
C D G                        C
      Things are gonna stay strange
C  D       G                  C
I-I-I, I remember life as a stranger
C  D                G    C
I-I-I, but things change
C D G                         C
     Things have never been stranger
C D G                        C
     Things are gonna stay strange
C D G                      C
     I remember life as a stranger
C   D             G
I-I-I, but things change
 
 
[Outro]
G C     D
    Ooh
G                        C           D G
Things have never been stranger (Ooh)
G                       C         D G
Things are gonna stay strange (Ooh)
G                      C           D      G
I remember life as a stranger (I-I-I...)
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The Kids Dont Stand A Chance

The Kids Dont Stand A Chance Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Chords]
C - Dm – F - G
 
[Verse]
C           Dm     F
A devastating backstroke
F       G        C
All the way from France
C           Dm    F
With shiny, shiny cufflinks
F          G            C
A shirtsleeve to enhance
C               Dm      F
The pin-striped men of morning
F          G      C
Are coming for to dance
C         Dm           F
With pure Egyptian Cotton
F         G           C
The kids don't stand a chance
 
[Solo]
 
[Verse]
You criticize the practice
By murdering their plants
Ignoring all the history
Denying them romance
 
The pin-striped men of morning
Are coming for to dance
Forty-million dollars
The kids don't stand a chance
 
[Solo]
 
[Verse]
I didn't like the business,
But that was at first glance
Your pillow feels so soft now
But still you must advance
 
The pin-striped men of morning
The partners in the dance
The paper's shot to pieces
The kids don't stand a chance
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One Blakes Got A New Face

One Blakes Got A New Face Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse 1]
A        Bm
Occident
A                  C#m
out on the weekend
A              Bm
That's the way
A             E7
that we relax
A                 Bm
English Breakfast
A                     C#m
tastes like Darjeeling
A                  Bm
But she's too cute
A           E7
to even ask
 
 
[Chorus]
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
 
 
[Post-Chorus 1]
D    Bm        E          E
Nastiness will cause your doom
A        F#m       D       Bm
Turn and walk back to your room
 
 
[Verse 2]
A               Bm
The precedent's
A               C#m
already set now
A               Bm
You spend a week
A               E7
in Old San Juan
A                Bm
Spanish brownstone
A                  C#m
with chairs of leather
A                Bm
And Spanish waves
A              E7
to roll along
 
 
[Chorus]
 
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
 
 
[Post-Chorus 2]
D   Bm        E     E
Majesty's not overheard
A      F#m         D         Bm
Cryptographs can't stand the word
 
 
[Ad lib]
 
 
[Chorus]
 
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            C#m
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
A          Bm           A            E7
Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face)
 
 
[Post-Chorus]
D           Bm       E           E
Oh, your collegiate grief has left you
A         F#m          D        Bm
Dowdy in sweatshirts, absolute horror
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Giving Up The Gun

Giving Up The Gun Guitar Chords & Lyrics
The whole song is based on the same pattern :
 
        A - F#m - E - D
 
[Chorus]
A                     F#m
   Your sword’s grown old and rusty
E                 D
Burnt beneath the rising sun
A                 F#m
   It’s locked up like a trophy
   E               D
Forgetting all the things it’s done
 
And though it’s been a long time
You’re right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
That now you’re giving up the gun
 
[Verse]
A
   When I was 17
F#m
   I had wrists like steel
E                D
   And I felt complete
 
And now my body fades
Behind a brass charade
And I’m obsolete
 
But if the chance remained
To see those better days
I’d cut the cannons down
 
My ears are blown to bits
From all the rifle hits
But I still crave that sound
 
[Chorus]
A                     F#m
   Your sword’s grown old and rusty
E                 D
Burnt beneath the rising sun
A                 F#m
   It’s locked up like a trophy
   E               D
Forgetting all the things it’s done
 
And though it’s been a long time
You’re right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
That now you’re giving up the gun
 
[Verse]
A
   I heard you play guitar
F#m
   Down at a seedy bar
E                          D
   Where skinheads used to fight
 
Your Tokugawa smile
And your garbage style
Used to save the night
 
You felt the coming wave
Told me we’d all be brave
You said you wouldn’t flinch
 
But in the years that passed
Since I saw you last
You haven’t moved an inch
 
[Chorus]
A                     F#m
   Your sword’s grown old and rusty
E                 D
Burnt beneath the rising sun
A                 F#m
   It’s locked up like a trophy
   E               D
Forgetting all the things it’s done
 
And though it’s been a long time
You’re right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
That now you’re giving up the gun
 
[Bridge] x7
 
A            F#m
   I see you shine in your way         
   E             D
Go on, go on, go on
 
[Chorus]
A                     F#m
   Your sword’s grown old and rusty
E                 D
Burnt beneath the rising sun
A                 F#m
   It’s locked up like a trophy
   E               D
Forgetting all the things it’s done
 
And though it’s been a long time
You’re right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
That now you’re giving up the gun
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Finger Back

Finger Back Guitar Chords & Lyrics
C
Bend my finger back (snap)
Dm
Wrap it in a paper towel
F                              G
Break a twig in half and set it straight
C
Hit me with a wood bat
Dm                            F
Hit me with a canister that's fired while
                      G
The soldiers drive away
C
Bend my finger back (snap) 
Dm            F              G
On and on and on and on for days
C
Hit me with a wood bat
Dm                            F
Hit me like a Yankee, like a son of
                   G
Freedom never as a slave
 
F
It's etiquette, you idiot
C
Spend time behind the line
F                             C
Show sympathy to LA where the sun don't ever shine
F                        C
Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
Dm                             G
And baby you're not anybody's fool
C
Bless me with a heart attack
Dm
A real crise cardiaque
F                                        G
And show me where to find the surgeon's knife
C
Eviscerate me now (hack)
Dm
Take me to my punishment
F                                 G
The punishment I've needed all my life
C
Bend my finger (snap)
Dm            F              G
On and on and on and on with strife
C
Listen to my bum rap
Dm                     F                          G
Listen to the evidence exonerating me from being right
 
F
It's etiquette, you idiot
C
Spend time behind the line
F                                                  C
Show sympathy to LA where the sun don't ever shine
 
F                                         C
Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
Dm                              G
And baby you're not anybody's fool
F                                    C
I know that I've been wicked and the road to hell is wide
F                        C
Cursed by curiosity that made us go inside
F                               C
Everyone was charming but they took us for a ride
Dm                             G
But baby, you're not anybody's fool
 
verses repeat, then bridge/ending:
 
C
Sing next year in Jerusalem
You know - the one at W. 103rd and Broadway?
Cuz this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop
And why not?
Should she have averted her eyes and
Just stared at the laminated poster of the dome of the rock?
C
Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
                                               F  G
I don't wanna live like this but I don't wanna die
 
C
Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn't bear to try
                                               F  G
I don't wanna live like this but I don't wanna die
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Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 4th fret

[Intro]
 
Guitar 1:
    G                                                 G
e|-------------------------------------------|    e|-------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------|    B|-------------------------------------------|    |
G|---------------0h2p0----0h2p0--------------|    G|---------------0h2p0----0h2p0--------------|    |
D|----------0h2-----------------0h2p0--------|x2  D|----------0h2-----------------0h2p0--------|x2  |
A|-----0h2----------------------------0h2p0--|    A|-----0h2----------------------------0h2p0--|    |
E|--3----------------------------------------|    E|--3----------------------------------------|    |
                                                                                                    |
Guitar 2:                                                                                           | x2
    G                                                 C                                             |
e|-------------------------------------------|    e|-------------------------------------------|    |
B|-------------------------------------------|    B|---------------0h1p0----0h1p0--------------|    |
G|---------------0h2p0----0h2p0--------------|    G|----------0h2-----------------0h2p0--------|    |
D|----------0h2-----------------0h2p0--------|x2  D|-----0h2----------------------------0h2p0--|x2  |
A|-----0h2----------------------------0h2p0--|    A|--3----------------------------------------|    |
E|--3----------------------------------------|    E|-------------------------------------------|    |
 
[Verse 1]
   G
We took a vow in summertime
                                 C
Now we find ourselves in late December
G
I believe that New Year's Eve will be the perfect time
                   C
For their great surrender, but they don't remember
 
 
[Pre-Chorus 1]
D              G     C                 Cmaj7
Anger wants a voice, voices wanna sing
D             G              C                   Cmaj7
Singers harmonize, till they can't hear anything
  D                   G         C                    Cmaj7
I thought that I was free, from all that questioning
    D             G             C
But every time a problem ends, another one begins
 
 
[Chorus 1]
        D              G                 C
And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
               D                  G                 C
Anybody with a worried mind could never forgive the sight
   D               G                C
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die
 
        D         G        C
Ooh-ooh oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
D          G        C
Ooooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-oooh
D         G        C
Oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die 
 
 
[Verse 2]
G
  Within the halls of power lies
                                           C
A nervous heart that beats like a Young Pretender's
  G
Beneath these velvet gloves I hide
                                     C
The shameful crooked ends of a moneylender, 'cause I still remember
 
 
[Pre-Chorus 2]
D              G     C                 Cmaj7
Anger wants a voice, voices wanna sing
D             G              C                   Cmaj7
Singers harmonize, till they can't hear anything
D                   G         C                    Cmaj7
Thought that I was free, from all that questioning
    D             G             C
But every time a problem ends, another one begins
 
 
[Chorus 2]
        D              G                 C
And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
               D                  G                 C
Anybody with a worried mind could never forgive the sight
   D               G                C
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die
 
        D         G        C
Ooh-ooh oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
D          G        C
Ooooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-oooh
D         G        C
Oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die 
 
D   G   C  x4
 
 
[Chorus 3]
        D              G                 C
And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
               D                  G                 C
Anybody with a worried mind could never forgive the sight
   D               G                C
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die
 
D   G   C  x4
 
 
[Outro]
        D         G        C
Ooh-ooh oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
D          G        C
Ooooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-oooh
D         G        C
Oooh, ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh
        D                    G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die
 
        D              G                 C
And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
               D                  G                 C
Anybody with a worried mind could never forgive the sight
   D               G                C
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
              D              G                   C
I don't wanna live like this,  but I don't wanna die
 
G  C  G  C
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A-Punk (Acoustic)

A-Punk (Acoustic) Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
 
A G D D
 
 
[Verse]
 
A             G        D
Johanna drove slowly into the city 
A             G        D
The Hudson River all filled with snow 
A             G        D
She spied the ring on His Honor's finger 
A6  A Asus4
Oh-oh-oh 
A6  A Asus4
 
A             G        D
A thousand years in one piece of silver 
A             G        D
She took it from his lily-white hand 
A             G        D
Showed no fear - she'd seen the thing
A6  A Asus4
In the Young Men's Wing at Sloan-Kettering 
A6  A Asus4
 
 
[Chorus]
 
D                                        G      D
(I usually hum the lead here, listen to the song and try it if you want)
D                                        G      D
Look outside at the raincoats coming, say OH
 
 
[Verse]
 
A             G        D
His Honor drove southward seeking exotica 
A             G        D
Down to the Pueblo huts of New Mexico 
A             G        D
Cut his teeth on turquoise harmonicas 
A6  A Asus4
Oh-oh-oh 
A6  A Asus4
 
A             G        D
I saw Johanna down in the subway
A             G        D
She took an apartment in Washington Heights 
A             G        D
Half of the ring lies here with me 
A6  A Asus4
But the other half's at the bottom of the sea 
A6  A Asus4
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Cousins

Cousins Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
 
F# B
F# B
F# B
F# B
 
 
[Verse]
 F#
You found a sweater on the ocean floor
                              B
They're gonna find it if you didn't close the door
  B
You and the smart ones sit outside of their sight
                                       F#
in a house, on a street they wouldn't park on at night
F#
Dad was a risk-taker, his was a shoe maker
                           B
You, "Greatest Hits 2006" little list-maker
       F#
Heard codes in the melodies, you heeded the call
                                                    B
Oh, you were born with ten fingers and you're gonna use them all
 
 
[Instrumental]
 
F# E  F# B
F# E  F# B
 
 
[Verse]
B
Interesting colors I discovered myself
                                       F#
If your art life is gritty, you'll be toasting my health
      B
If an interest in culture should be lining the walls
                                            F#
When your birthright is interest, you could just accrue it all
 
 
[Chorus]
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 It's a line that's always running
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 I can feel it coming
 
 
[Instrumental]
 
F# E  F# B
F# E  F# B
 
 
[Bridge]
 F#                              B
You could turn your back on the bitter world
 F#                              B
You could turn your back on the bitter world
 F#                              B
You could turn your back on the bitter world
 F#                              B
You could turn your back on the bitter world
 
 
[Chorus]
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 It's a line that's always running
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 I can feel it coming
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 It's a line that's always running
 E
Me and my cousins and you and your cousins
B
 I can feel it coming
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Diane Young

Diane Young Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse 1]
B
You torched a Saab like a pile of leaves
I'm gonna to find some better wheels
F#
Four-five meters running on around the bend
         B
When the government agents surround you again
 
[Hook]
    E
If Diane Young won't change your mind
F#                           B
Baby baby baby baby right on time.
 
[Verse 2]
B
Out of control but you're playing a role
DO you think you can go to the eighteenth hole
          F#
Well, you flip-flop the day of the championship
       B
Try to go it alone, you roll for a bit
 
[Hook]
    E
If Diane Young won't change your mind
F#
Baby baby baby baby right on time.
 
[Chorus]
E
Baby baby baby baby right on 
B
Baby baby baby baby right on 
E
Baby baby baby it's a light on
B
Baby baby baby it's a lifetime
E                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time 
Time time time time.
E                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time
F#            B
Uh let 'em go
 
[Hook]
    E
If Diane Young won't change your mind
F#                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time.
 
B (lots of noise) E F#
 
[Verse 3]
B
Irish and proud baby naturally
But you got the luck of a Kennedy
     F#
So grab the wheel, keep holding it tight
             B
'Til you're driving off in the black of the night
 
[Hook]
     E
If Diane Young won't change your mind
F#                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time.
 
[Chorus]
E
Baby baby baby baby right on 
B
Baby baby baby baby right on 
E
Baby baby baby it's a light on
B
Baby baby baby it's a lifetime
E                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time 
Time time time time.
E                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time
 
[Breakdown]
Nobody knows what the future holds on
Said it's bad enough just getting old
F#
Live my life in self-defense
           B
You know I love the past, 'cause I hate suspense
 
[Hook]
    E
If Diane Young won't change your mind
F#                            B
Baby baby baby baby right on time
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Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
D D G G Em A D D x4
 
 
[Verse 1]
           D D G G Em A D
As a young girl
          D D G G Em A D
Louis Vuitton  
               D D G G Em A D
With your mother 
           D D G G Em A D
On a sandy lawn 
 
[Verse 2]
          D D G G Em A D
As a sophomore 
           D D G G Em A D
With reggaeton
            D D G G Em A D
And the linens 
               D D G G Em A D
You're sitting on 
 
[Chorus]
              Em A D
Is your bed made? 
                Em A D
Is your sweater on? 
               Em A D
Do you want to fly  
                Em A D
Like you know I do  
               Em A D   Em A D   Em A D   Em A D
Like you know I do____________ oo ______________
 
         Em                A
But this feels so unnatural 
              D
Peter Gabriel too 
         Em          Em    A
But this feels so unnatural 
      A
Peter Gabriel 
 
D D G G Em A D x2
 
 
[Verse 3]
             D D G G Em A D
Can you stay up
           D D G G Em A D
To see the dawn  
            D D G G Em A D
In the colors 
         D D G G Em A D
Of Benetton?
 
Em A D x2
 
 
[Chorus]
              Em A D
Is your bed made? 
                 Em A D
Is your sweater on? 
                Em A D
Do you want to fly  
                Em A D
Like you know I do  
               Em A D   Em A D   Em A D   Em A D
Like you know I do____________ oo ______________
 
         Em                A
But this feels so unnatural 
              D
Peter Gabriel too 
         Em        Em      A
But this feels so unnatural 
      A      D D G G Em A D
Peter Gabriel 
 
 
[Bridge]
D  G  D  A x2
 
[Chorus]
               Em A D
Is your bed made? 
                 Em A D
Is your sweater on? 
                Em A D
Do you want to fly  
                Em A D
Like you know I do  
               Em A D   Em A D   Em A D    Em A D
Like you know I do____________ oo _____________
 
 
[Outro]
Em A D x4
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Ya Hey

Ya Hey Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 4th fret

[Verse 1]
 
G                             C
Oh, sweet thing, Zion doesn't love you
                  D                           G
And Babylon don't love you, but you love everything
                             C
Oh, you saint, America don't love you
                 D                          G
So I could never love you, in spite of everything
 
 
[Pre-chorus]
 
       Bm                              Em
In the dark of this place, there's the glow of your face
            Am                          G         D
There's the dust on the screen, of this broken machine
      Bm                          Em                              Am
And I can't help but feel, that I made some mistake, but I let it go
 
 
 
Ya hey, ya hey, ya hey
 
 
[Chorus]
 
C
Through the fire and through the flames
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
 
You won't even say your name
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
                                         D
Through the fire and through the flames, you won't even say your name
G                C
Only I am that I am
 
But who could ever live that way?
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
 
[Verse 1]
 
G                        C
Oh,the motherland don't love you
                     D
The fatherland don't love you
                G
So why love anything?
 
G                                       C
Oh, good God, the faithless, they don't love you
                         D
The zealous hearts don't love you
                     G
And that's not gonna change
 
 
[Pre-chorus]
 
         Bm                        Em
All the cameras and files, all the paranoid styles
        Am                     G        D
All the tension and fear, of a secret career
       Bm                           Em
And I can't help but feel, that you see the mistakes
               Am          G       D
But you let it go, Ya Hey, Ya Hey, Ya Hey
 
 
[Chorus]
 
C
Through the fire and through the flames
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
 
You won't even say your name
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
                                         D
Through the fire and through the flames, you won't even say your name
G                C
Say I am that I am
 
But who could ever live that way?
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
 
 
[Bridge]
 
G
Outside the tents, on the festival grounds
C
As the air began to cool and the sun went down
D
My soul swooned as I faintly heard the sound
                          D7
Of you spinning Israelites into 19th Nervous Breakdown
 
[Chorus]
 
C
Through the fire and through the flames
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
 
You won't even say your name
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
                                         D
Through the fire and through the flames, you won't even say your name
G                C
Say I am that I am
 
But who could ever live that way?
 D                     G                     C
(Ya hey Ya hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey, Ut Deo Ya Hey Ya Hey )
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Horchata

Horchata Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse 1]
C    F       G          C
in december drinking horchata
C           F          G    C
i'd look psychotic in a balaclava
F                 G          C
winter's cold is too much to handle
F                   G            C
puncher crabs that pinch at your sandals
 
[Chorus]
C       C       C       C
aaah ah aaah ah aaah ah aaah
C       F       G       C
C       C       C       C
aaah ah aaah ah aaah ah aaah
C       F       G       C
 
[Verse 2]
C    F       G          C
in december drinking horchata
C              F             G     C
look down your glass at that aranciata
F                      G          C
with lips and teeth to ask how my day went
F                  G            C
boots and fists to pound at the pavement
 
[Hook 1]
F9/C                       G6
here comes the feeling you thought you'd forgotten
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
 
[Chorus]
C       C       C       C
aaah ah aaah ah aaah ah aaah
C       F       G       C
C       C       C       C
aaah ah aaah ah aaah ah aaah
C       F       G       C
 
[Interlude]
C    F       G          C
you'd remember drinking horchata
C           F          G    C
you'd still enjoy it with your foot on masada
F                 G          C
F                 G          C
F                 G          C
winter's cold is too much to handle
F                   G            C
puncher crabs that pinch at your sandals
 
[Hook 2]
F9/C                       G6
here comes the feeling you thought you'd forgotten
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
F9/C                 G6
ooh you had it but oh no you lost it
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on 
 
[Instrumental] (x4)
C     C     G7     C
 
[Verse 4]
C    F       G          C
in december drinking horchata
C           F          G    C
i'd look psychotic in a balaclava
F                 G          C
winter's cold is too much to handle
F                   G            C
puncher crabs that pinch at your sandals
F                 G             C
years go by and hearts start to harden
F                         G            C
those palms and firs that grew in your garden
F                    G           C
are falling down and nearing the rose beds
F                     G               C
the roots are shooting up through the tool shed
F                 G          C
those lips and teeth that asked how my day went
F                   G            C
are shouting up through cracks in the pavement
 
[Instrumental]
F    F    G    C
 
[Hook 3]
F9/C                       G6
here comes the feeling you thought you'd forgotten
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
F9/C                 G6
ooh you had it but oh no you lost it
F9/A               G6/B        C
you understood so you shouldn't have fought it
F9/C                       G6
here comes the feeling you thought you'd forgotten
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
F9/C                 G6
ooh you had it but oh no you lost it
F9/A               G6/B        C
chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on. 
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California English

California English Guitar Chords & Lyrics
C C C
Wouldn’t ever gag you with a spoon, my only true love 
C C C
Never really heard you speak that way, it’s unworthy of… 
C C C
Funny how that little college girl called language corrupt 
C C C
Funny how the other private schools had no Hapa Club 
 
C C C
Someone took a trip before you came to ski in the Alps 
C C C
Your father moved across the country just to sunburn his scalp 
C C C
Contra Costa, Contra Mundum, contradict what I say 
C C C                                              F
Living like the French Connection, but we’ll die in LA 
 
Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 
 
 
C C C
No one sits inside a freezing flat and stays there ‘til May 
C C C
Leafing through a stack of A-Zs to surf the UK 
C C C
Waiting with the wind against your face and gel in your hair 
C C C                                               F
Shivering in little undershirts, but don’t seem to care 
 
Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 
 
G
Sweet carob rice cake 
           F             C
She don’t care how the sweets taste 
F
Fake Philly cheese steak 
             Em      C
But she use real toothpaste 
 
F
Cuz if that Tom’s don’t work 
Em
If it just makes you worse 
F                             G            C
Would you loose all of your faith in the good earth 
 
F
And if it’s all a curse 
Em
And we’re just getting worse 
F                            G                C
Baby, please don’t lose your faith in the good earth 
 
Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 
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M79

M79 Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
G       D        Em       D       |
                                  |
G       D        Em       D       |
                                  \___________ X 2
Am      D        Em       A7      /
                                  |
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D  |
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D  |
                           _______|
G                    D      Em
It's going to take a little time
                            D       G
While you're waiting like a factory line
           D        Em
I'll fly across the park
                D        Am
Backseat on the seventy nine
        Em                     D
Wasted days you've come to pass
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
 
G     D    Em           D    G
So go I know you would not stay
      D     Em      D    Am
It wasn't true, but anyway
    D   Em    A7     D
Pollination yellow cab
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
 
[Bridge:]
(- = 1 beat)
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
 
G  D   Em   D  G
G  D   Em   D  G
 
G         D      Em
You walk up the stairs
                    D       G
See the French kids by the door
       D      Em
Up one more flight
                        D     Am
See the buddha on the second floor
  D    Em             D
Coronation rickshaw grab
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
 
G      D    Em
So go, I know 
          D    G
You would not stay
    D       Em        D   Am
It wasn't true, but anyway
   D    Em          A7          D
Racist dreams you should not have
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  D   Dsus4 D
 
[Bridge:] (- = 1 beat)
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
 
(G)
 
C            D
No excuse to be so callous
   G                Am
Dress yourself in bleeding madras
C                D               G
Charm your way across the Khyber Pass
(G)
 
C             D
Stay awake to break the habit
   G                Am
Sing in praise of Jackson Crowter
C               D              G
Watch your step along the arch of glass
 
G  D   Em   D  G
G  D   Em   D  G
 
 
[Bridge:] (- = 1 beat)
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - Em - -
C - D - - - - -
C - D - - - G - -
 
(G)
 
C            D
No excuse to be so callous
   G                Am
Dress yourself in bleeding madras
C                D               G
Charm your way across the Khyber Pass
(G)
 
C             D
Stay awake to break the habit
   G                Am
Sing in praise of Jackson Crowter
C               D              G
Watch your step along the arch of glass
 
G  D   Em   D  G
G  D   Em   D  G
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Obvious Bicycle

Obvious Bicycle Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse 1]
A                                                         D         A
Morning’s come, you've watched the red sun rise
A                                   D         A
The LED still flickers in your eyes
                            E
Oh you ought to spare your face the razor
             D                                                     A    D   A
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
A                                           D     A
No one’s gonna watch you as you go
            A                                                D       A
From a house you didn’t build and can’t control
                          E
Oh you ought to spare your face the razor
             D                                                         A    D    A
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
                     E
You ought to spare the world your labor
              D                                                    A     D    A
It’s been twenty years and no one’s told the truth
 
 
[Hook x2]
A             D   A
So listen, oh
A             D   A
So listen, oh
         E    D
Don’t wait
A            D   A
Don’t wait
 
 
[Verse 2]
So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don’t forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
Why don’t you spare their world a traitor
Take your wager back and leave before you lose
 
 
[Hook]
 
[Bridge]
D                                      E
So while the sun’s coming out
          A                    D
Cover ground, cover ground
D                                                    E
And if you find some love for these clowns
A                        D
Turn around, turn around
D                                                    E
I’ll be half asleep on the floor of a high school gym
A                                                              D
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin
 
 
[Pre-Hook]
To listen
Listen
Don’t wait
Don’t wait
 
[Hook]
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Ottoman

Ottoman Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Intro: A Bm G D 4x
 
 
A       Bm         G             D
Ottoman couch, how handsome your furniture
Lovelier now, but dressed for a funeral
Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall
 
 
A       Bm           G          D
Elegant clothes, you want to be seen with her
Under your tweeds you sweat like a teenager
Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall
 
 
A            D        G      A
Today is for you
             D             G
They laid it out for you
A
For you
              D                       G                       A
There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
         D                  G                 A
But this feels so unnatural to Peter Gabriel, too
 
A          Bm        G          D
All of the cards and all of the time it took
Soon it's all lines of red in a leather book
Begging you to wait for a minute by the door
Your creeping feet where they've never been before
 
A            D        G      A
Today is for you
             D             G
They laid it out for you
A
For you
              D                       G                       A
There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
         D                  G                 A
But this feels so unnatural to Peter Gabriel, too
 
 
A-D-G-A until fade out
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Ladies Of Cambridge

Ladies Of Cambridge Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Intro:
F  Am  F  Am  Bb  F  Am  F
 
Verse:
F        Am        F        Am
chestnut park on a Saturday night
Bb       F    Am     F
mystical boys feelin alright
F       Am          F       Am
raggedy wisdom falls from my hand
       Bb        F         Am         F
as the ladies of Cambridge know who I am
 
 
Chorus:
Bb                                   F
I've held dreams of Boston all of my life
Bb                                 F
Chinatown between the sound of the night
Am                                         Bb   F
but if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
 
 
F  Am  F  Am  Bb  F  Am  F
 
 
Verse:
F         Am           F         Am
graveyard freaks we're fallin in style
Bb          F        Am            F
lady's the pharaoh, Charles is the Nile
F         Am     F           Am
that's a museum, that's a cool place
Bb             F        Am       F
stones of your fathers standin' today
 
 
Chorus:
Bb                                   F
I've held dreams of Boston all of my life
Bb                                 F
Chinatown between the sound of the night
Am                                         Bb   F
but if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
 
 
F  Am  F  Am  Bb  F  Am  F
(little violin riff, just play this)
 
Chorus:
Bb                                   F
I've held dreams of Boston all of my life
Bb                                 F
Chinatown between the sound of the night
 
 
Bridge:
Am
cause when you left my room
             Bb  C
to go to the kitchen
Am              Bb       F
I imagined that you were dead
         Am (stop)  Am
a morbid steak runs through
                Bb  C
the whole of my family
Am                  Bb        F
but for you i could put it to rest
 
 
Chorus:
Am                                         Bb   F
but if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
Bb   F
take it
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Mansard Roof

Mansard Roof Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse 1]
 
F
I see a Mansard Roof through the trees,
F                     Gm
I see a salty message written in the eves,
   C
The ground beneath my feet
         F                Dm
the hot garbage and concrete,
            Gm
And now the tops of buildings
C                     F
I can see them too!
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
F
I see a Mansard Roof through the trees,
F                     Gm
I see a salty message written in the eves,
   C
The ground beneath my feet
         F                Dm
the hot garbage and concrete,
            Gm
And now the tops of buildings
C                     F
I can see them too!
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
F
The Argentines collapse in defeat,
F                      Gm
The admiralty surveys the remnants of the fleet,
   C
The ground beneath their feet
     F                  Dm
Is a nautically map sheet
       Gm
as thin as paper
C                           F
while it slips away from you.
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Holiday

Holiday Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse]
D
Holiday, O, A Holiday!
    G            D      A
And the best one of the year
D
Dozing off underneath my sheets
        G     D       A
While I cover both my ears
 
[Chorus]
    G    A          D    G           A       D
But if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
   G     A      D        G         A         D
To go away on a summer’s day never seemed so clear
 
[Verse]
D
Holiday, still so far away
     G       D     A
Our republic on the beach
D
I can’t forget just how bad it gets
        G        D      A
When I’m counting on my teeth
 
[Chorus]
    G    A          D   G            A       D
But if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
   G     A      D        G         A         D
To go away on a summer’s day never seemed so clear
 
[Verse]
G            A
A vegetarian since the invasion
D                         G
She’d never seen the word BOMBS
G                          A
She’d never seen the words blown up
   D            G
To 96 point Futura
                    A
She’d never seen an AK
      D              G
In a yellowy Day Glo display
                       A                            D
A t-shirt so lovely it turned all the history books grey
 
[Outro]
D
I’ve got wheels, I’ve got cutter spray
      G       D        A
And a healthy sense of worth
D
Half of me is the gasoline
        G     D          A
But the other half’s the surf
   G    A          D   G            A       D
So if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
   G     A      D        G         A         D
To go away on a summer’s day never seemed so clear
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Step

Step Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 1st fret

Same chord sequence throughout the song, 
You can split it into two parts to make it a bit clearer 
The first part being: A  Amaj7  F#m  E 
Then the second part: D  A  D  E
 
 
[Intro]
 
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl
 
A  Amaj7  F#m  E   D  A  D  E  (x2)
 
 
[Verse]
 
A
Back, back, way back
          Amaj7                    F#m                        E
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      D                    A
While home in New York was champagne and disco
D                 E
Tapes from L.A. slash San Francisco
 
    A                    Amaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     F#m                           E
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
D                         A
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
D                    E
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then
 
 
[Bridge]
 
A  Amaj7  F#m  E
 
 
[Chorus]
 
    A                   Amaj7            F#m
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          E
What you on about?
  D             A        D              E
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
 
    A                 Amaj7         F#m
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        E
Such a modest mouse
  D            A       D            E
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
 
A                Amaj7                 F#m               E
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl
 
D  A  D  E
 
 
[Verse]
 
A                      Amaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      F#m                        E
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
D                      A
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
D                    E
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
 
    A                               Amaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     F#m                     E
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
D                          A
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
D                        E
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master
 
 
[Chorus]
 
    A                   Amaj7            F#m
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          E
What you on about?
  D             A        D              E
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
 
    A                 Amaj7         F#m
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        E
Such a modest mouse
  D            A       D            E
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
 
A  Amaj7  F#m  E   D  A  D  E
 
 
[Verse]
 
A                         Amaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
F#m                     E
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
D                          A
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
D                          E
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
 
A                      Amaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    F#m                       E
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   D                               A
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
D                    E
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet
 
 
[Chorus]
 
    A                   Amaj7            F#m
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          E
What you on about?
  D             A        D              E
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
 
    A                 Amaj7         F#m
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        E
Such a modest mouse
  D            A       D            E
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
 
    A                   Amaj7            F#m
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          E
What you on about?
  D             A        D              E
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
 
    A                 Amaj7         F#m
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        E
Such a modest mouse
  D            A       D            E
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
 
A                Amaj7                 F#m               E
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl
 
D  A  D  E  A
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Hannah Hunt

Hannah Hunt Guitar Chords & Lyrics
The E chords in the verses can be replaced by alternating E and B7 chords to match the recording more
 
 
[Intro]
E
 
[Verse 1]
  E                                                           B
A gardener told me some plants move but I could not believe it
     F#m            A
Till me and Hannah Hunt
             F#m               A
Saw crawling vines and weeping willows
      F#m               A                    E
As we made our way from Providence to Phoenix
 
 
[Verse 2]
  E                                                          B
A man of faith said Hidden eyes could see what I was thinking
F#m                        A
I just smiled and told him
         F#m          A
That was only true of Hannah
       F#m               A                   E
And we glided on through Waverley and Lincoln
 
 
[Chorus 1]
B                      F#m
Our days were long our nights no longer
A                  E
Count the seconds, watching hours
B                     F#m
Though we live on the US dollar
A              E                         B
You and me, we got our own sense of time
 
 
[Verse 3]
   E                                                            B
In Santa Barbara, Hannah cried and missed those freezing beaches
    F#m           A
And I walked into town
            F#m              A
To buy some kindling for the fire,
       F#m               A                   E
Hannah tore the New York Times up into pieces
 
 
[Chorus 2]
   B                      F#m
If I can't trust you then damn it, Hannah
A                  E
There's no future, there's no answer
B                     F#m
Though we live on the US dollar
A              E                        B
You and me, we got our own sense of time
 
 
[Instrumental]
B   F#m   A   E   B   F#m   A   E
 
 
[Chorus 3]
   B                      F#m
If I can't trust you then damn it, Hannah
A                  E
There's no future, there's no answer
B                     F#m
Though we live on the US dollar
A              E                        B
You and me, we got our own sense of time
 
[Outro]
B   E
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Unbelievers

Unbelievers Guitar Chords & Lyrics
B E B E B E B
 
[Verse 1]
 
B     E      B
Got a little soul
     E          B          E       B
The world is a cold, cold place to be
B     E      B
Want a little warmth
     E          B          E       B
But who's going to save a little warmth for me
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
 
D#m                E
We know the fire awaits unbelievers
C#m                     B
All of the sinners the same
D#m                  E               C#m                         B
Girl you and I will die unbelievers bound to the tracks of the train
 
 
[Verse 2]
B     E      B     E          B          E       B
If I’m born again I know that the world will disagree
B      E      B          E      B       E            B
Want a little grace, but who’s going to say a little grace for me?
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
 
 
D#m                E
We know the fire awaits unbelievers
C#m                     B
All of the sinners the same
D#m                  E               C#m                         B
Girl you and I will die unbelievers bound to the tracks of the train
 
 
[Chorus]
 
B                D# E
I'm not excited
                 B  F#
But should I be
             B                     E
Is this the fate that half of the world has planned for me?
 
B                 D# E
I know I love you
                     B F#
And you love the sea
                B                      E
But what holy water contains a little drop little drop for me
 
 
[Verse 3]
B     E      B
See the sun go down
     E          B          E       B
It's going on down when the night is deep
B      E      B          E      B       E            B
Want a little light but who's going to save a little light for me?
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
 
D#m                E
We know the fire awaits unbelievers
C#m                     B
All of the sinners the same
D#m                  E               C#m                         B
Girl you and I will die unbelievers bound to the tracks of the train
 
 
[Chorus]
 
B                D# E
I'm not excited
                 B  F#
But should I be
             B                     E
Is this the fate that half of the world has planned for me?
 
B                 D# E
I know I love you
                     B F#
And you love the sea
                B                      E
But what holy water contains a little drop little drop for me
 
B                D# E
I'm not excited
                 B  F#
But should I be
             B                     E
Is this the fate that half of the world has planned for me?
 
B                 D# E
I know I love you
                     B F#
And you love the sea
                B                      E
But what holy water contains a little drop little drop for me
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Diplomat’s Son

Diplomat’s Son Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
F# G#m C# C#7
 
[Verse 1]
         F#    G#m C#
It's not right,
                  F#    G#m C#
but it's now or never
         F# G#m C#
And if I wa-a-a-ait
                      F#    G#m C#
could I ever forgive myself?
 
    F#    G#m C#

On a night
                                  F#     G#m C#
when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
         F# G#m C#
With the li-i-i-ight
                            F#   G#m7 C#7
from the TVs buzzing in the house
      F#                     G#m
Cause I'm gonna cut it where I can
         C#                   C#7

And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
     F#                     G#m
If I ever had a chance it's now then
      C#                            C#7           F#   G#m7 C#7
But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

 
[Pre-chorus]
   F#          G#m          C#7
To offer it to you would be cruel
                   F#       G#m   C#7
When all I want to do is use, use you
 
 
[Chorus 1]
                    F#
He was a diplomat's son
G#m               C#   C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one,
                    F#
He was a diplomat's son
G#m               C#   C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one, oh-oh-oh-oh
 
 
F# G#m C# C#7
F# G#m C# C#7
 
[Verse 2]
           F#    G#m C#
Dressed in white
        C#7                    F#    G#m C# C#7
with my car keys hidden in the kitchen
        F#    G#m C#
I could sleep
    C#7           F#    G#m C# C#7
wherever I lay my head
 
        F#    G#m C#
And the sight
        C#7                      F#      G#m C# C#7
of your two shoes sitting in the bathtub
       F#    G#m C#
Let me know
       C#7                   F#
that I shouldn't give up just yet
 
      F#                     G#m
Cause I'm gonna take it from Simon
         C#                   C#7
And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
     F#                     G#m
If I ever had a chance it's now then
      C#                            C#7           F#   G#m7 C#7

But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you
 
 
[Pre-chorus]
   F#          G#m          C#
To offer it to you would be cruel
     C#7           F#       G#m   C#  C#7
When all I want to do is use, use you
 
 
[Chorus 1]
                    F#
He was a diplomat's son
G#m               C#   C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one,
                    F#
He was a diplomat's son
G#m               C#   C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one, oh-oh-oh-oh
 
 
[Bridge]
B F# F# C#7
 
B F# F# C#7
 
B        F#
  I know, you'll say
F#            C#7
I'm not doing it right
    B             F#
But this is how I want it
 
F# C#7
 
B        F#
  I can't go back
F#         C#7
  To how I felt before
 
 
[Verse 3]
F#              G#m
   That night I smoked a joint
     C#
With my best friend
   C#7                F#
We found ourselves in bed
            G#m       C#    C#7
When I woke up he was gone
 
[Chorus 2]
F#          G#m
   He was a diplomat's son
C#         C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one,
F#          G#m
   He was a diplomat's son
C#         C#7
   It was ‘eighty-one
 
[Instrumental break]
 
F# G#m C# C#7
F# G#m C# C#7
 
B F# F# C#7
B F# F# C#7
 
[Outro]
 
F# G#m C#
F# G#m C#
 
        F# G#m C#
Looking out
                           F#       G#m C#
at the ice cold water all around me
       F#    G#m C#
I can't feel
                        F#     G#m C#
any traces of that other place
      F#    G#m C#
In the dark
                                   F#    G#m C#
when the wind comes racing off the river
          F# G#m C#
There's a car
                          F#     G#m C#
all black with diplomatic plates
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I Think Ur A Contra

I Think Ur A Contra Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 5th fret

G         C      G D              G C G D
I had a feeling once that you and I------
 G                      C  G  D          G C G D
Could tell each other everything for two months
          G       C G D         G          C G D
But even with our oath,  with truth on our side
          G             C G D            G C G D
When you turn away from me,    it's not right
 
                 G C G D
I think you're a Contra
                 G C G D
I think you're a Contra
                 G C G D
I think you're a Contra
                 G C G D
I think you're a Contra
 
        G      C G D                  G       C G D
My revolution thoughts, your little arrows of desire
            G                C G D         G C G D
I want to trace them to the source and the wire
              G     C G D                G               C G D
But it's not useful now     since we've both made up our minds
           G             C G D               G C G D
You gonna watch out for yourself and so will I
 
                  G C G D
I think you're a Contra
                        G C G D
and I think that you've lied
 G             C G D
Don't call me Contra
              G C G D
'Til you've tried
 
             G                C
You wanted good schools and friends with pools
 G             D
You're not a Contra
             G               C
You wanted rock and roll, complete control
 G              D
Well, I don't know
 
 
  G          C            G             D
Never pick sides, never choose between two
G                  C      G           D
But I just wanted you, I just wanted you
            G          C            G             D
You said "Never pick sides, never choose between two"
        G          C      G           D
But I just wanted you, I just wanted you
 
              G C G D
I think ur a Contra
                        G C G D
and I think that you've lied
                 G C G D
Don't call me a Contra
             G C G D G
'Til you've tried
 
end on G
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White Sky

White Sky Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Suggest playing them as bar chords, but only
the 3 high strings.
 
Or the easiest way to pick the chords.
 
       A
e|---5------5---|
B|-----5-------5|
G|-6------6-----|
 
       D
e|--5-----5----|
B|----5-----5--|
G|7-----7------|
 
       E
e|--7-----7---|
B|----7-----7-|
G|9-----9-----|
 
       A*
e|--9------9----|
B|----10-----10-|  This weird A is used at the of the verses.
G|9------9------|
 
A                     D
Then it's your business
A                       E
A modern piece of glasswork
A                       D
Down on the corner that
A                       E
You walk each day in passing
A                       D
The elderly sales clerk
A                       E
With eyes full of suspicion
A                       D                   A*
The whole corporation's giving it permission
 
The little stairway
A little bit of carpet
A pair of mirrors that
Are facing one another
Out in both directions
A thousand little Julias
That come together
In the middle of Manhattan
 
 
Chorus: The chorus has the same chord progression running beneath it, but there is a
synth playing A and then D.
You waited since lunch
It all comes at once
 
Around the corner
The house that modern art built
I ask for modern art
To keep it out the closet
The people who might own it
The sins of pride and envy
And on the second floor
The Richard Cera Skate Park
 
Waited since lunch
It all comes at once
 
Along the park walk
Ask all of our questions
While all the horses
Race taxis in the winter
Look up at the buildings
Imagine who might live there
Imagining you're walking
On a bowl upon the sing there
 
You waited since lunch
It all comes at once
 
This riff is also played every so often. In the beginning Ezra only plays the first 3
but plays more as the song progresses.
e|-----------------|
B|----10-9-7-------|
G|-----------9-7-6-|
D|-----------------|
A|--7--------------|
E|-----------------|
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Oxford Comma

Oxford Comma Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse]
G
Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
D7                              G
I've seen those English dramas too
        Am
They're cruel
G
So if there's any other way
D7
To spell the word
               G        Am
It's fine with me, with me
 
C                      D
Why would you speak to me that way
G                 Am
Especially when I always said that I
C               D
Haven't got the words for you
G                Am
All your diction dripping with disdain
C
Through the pain
  D               G
I always tell the truth
 
 
G
Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
D7                      G
I climbed to Dharamsala too
Am
I did
G
I met the highest lama
D7
His accent sounded fine
   G      Am
to me, to me
 
 
[Chorus]
C
Check your handbook
D
It's no trick
G
Take the chapstick
Am
Put it on your lips
C
Crack a smile
D
Adjust my tie
G                    Am
Know your boyfriend, unlike other guys
 
 
[Verse]
C                       D
Why would you lie about how much coal you have?
G                       Am
Why would you lie about something dumb like that?
C                       D
Why would you lie about anything at all?
G                 Am
First the window, then it's to the wall
C            D                G
Lil' Jon, he always tells the truth
 
 
[Solo]
G D7 G Am G D7 G Am
C D G Am C D G Am
 
 
[Chorus]
C
Check your passport
D
It's no trick
G
Take the chapstick
Am
Put it on your lips
C
Crack a smile
D
Adjust my tie
G                 Am
Know your butler, unlike other guys
C                       D
Why would you lie about how much coal you have?
G                       Am
Why would you lie about something dumb like that?
C                       D
Why would you lie about anything at all?
G                 Am
First the window, then it's through the wall
C                  D
Why would you tape my conversations?
G
Show your paintings
Am
At the United Nations
C            D                G
Lil' Jon, he always tells the truth
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Walcott

Walcott Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 3rd fret

[Intro]
D A G D x2
 
[Verse 1]
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight?
 
D
Walcott, Mystic seaport
        A
Is that that way, Don't you know
          G
That your life could be lost?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight
 
D A G D x2
 
[Verse 2]
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight?
 
D
Walcott, The Bottleneck
     A
Is a shit-show, Hyannisport
     G
Is a ghetto
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight
 
[Bridge]
    Bm
The Lobster's Claw
   A
Is sharp as knives
Bm
Evil feasts
   A
On human lives
    G          Em
The Holy Roman Empire
          A
Roots for you
 
D A G D x2
 
[Verse 3]
D
Walcott, All the way to
    A
New Jersey, All the way to
    G
The Garden State
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight
 
D
Walcott, Fuck the women
     A
From Wellfleet, Fuck the bears out in
G
Provincetown
                       D
Heed my words and take flight
 
[Outro]
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight?
 
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight?
 
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight?
 
D
Walcott, Don't you know
          A
That it's insane? Don't you want to
    G
Get out of Cape Cod?
                  D
Out of Cape Cod tonight? 
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This Life

This Life Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
 
e|--9--9----7---5-5---|-----10---9----7-7---|--12-12---10---5-5---|-----10---9----7-7---|
B|--10-10---9---7-7---|-/12------10---9-9---|--14-14---12---7-7---|-/12------10---9-9---|
G|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------| x2
D|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
/ = slide-up
 
 
[Verse 1]
A            D          D              E
Baby, I know pain is as natural as the rain
       A                 D           D      E
I just thought it didn't rain in California
A            D          D                 E
Baby, I know love isn't what I thought it was
           A             D                D  E
Cause I've never known a love like this before ya
 
 
e|---/9----9----7---9---5---5---5---5-------|--/10----10----9----9----7---7---7---7-----|
B|------10---10---9---9---7---7---7---7-----|------12----12---10---10---9---9---9---9---|
G|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
 
 
[Verse 2]
A            D               D           E
Baby, I know dreams tend to crumble at extremes
       A                       D                  D     E
I just thought our dream would last a little bit longer
          A               D            D               E
There's a time when every man draws a line down in the sand
         A                   D           D        E
We're surviving, we're still living, all stronger,  hoo hoo!
 
 
e|---/9----9----7---9---5---5---5---5-------|--/10----10----9----9----7---7---7---7-----|
B|------10---10---9---9---7---7---7---7-----|------12----12---10---10---9---9---9---9---|
G|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
                                                                                Hoo hoo!
 
e|--/12---12---10----10----5---5---5---5----|--/10----10----9----9----7---7---7---7-----|
B|-----14---14----12----12---7---7---7---7--|------12----12---10---10---9---9---9---9---|
G|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
 
 
[Pre-Chorus 1]
            D                        Bm
You've been cheating on, cheating on me
          E                        A
I've been cheating on, cheating on you
            D              Bm
You've been cheating on me
              E
But I've been cheating through
 
 
[Chorus 1]
     A    D   E
This life
             A        D   E
And all its suffering
   A      D   E
Oh Christ
               A      D   E
Am I good for nothing
 
 
[Verse 2]
A            D              D             E
Baby I know hate is always waiting at the gate
       A                     D                         D     E
I just thought we locked the gate when we left in the morning
    A               D              D              E
And I was told that war is how we landed on these shores
       A                    D               D        E
I just thought the drums of war beat louder warnings,  hoo hoo!
 
 
e|---/9----9----7---9---5---5---5---5-------|--/10----10----9----9----7---7---7---7-----|
B|------10---10---9---9---7---7---7---7-----|------12----12---10---10---9---9---9---9---|
G|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
                                                                                Hoo hoo!
 
e|--/12---12---10----10----5---5---5---5----|--/10----10----9----9----7---7---7---7-----|
B|-----14---14----12----12---7---7---7---7--|------12----12---10---10---9---9---9---9---|
G|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
 
 
[Pre-Chorus 2]
            D                        Bm
You've been cheating on, cheating on me
          E                        A
I've been cheating on, cheating on you
            D              Bm
You've been cheating on me
              E
But I've been cheating through
 
 
[Chorus 2]
     A                        D                                      E
This life
    (Cheating on, cheating on me, I’ve been cheating on, cheating on you)
                    A              D                         E
And all its ------- suffering
       (You've been cheating on me,  I've been cheating through)
   A                        D                                      E
Oh Christ
  (Cheating on, cheating on me, I've been cheating on, cheating on you)
                      A              D                         E
Am I good for ------- nothing?
         (You've been cheating on me,  I've been cheating through)
 
 
[Verse 3]
A           D               D              E
Baby I know death probably hasn't happened yet
        A              D              D        E
Cause I don't remember livin' life before this
    A              D             D              E
And darling, our disease is the same one as the trees
   A                      D            D     E
Unaware that they've been living in a forest
         A  D   E
Hoo hoo!
 
e|--12p9\7--7/9~~----|--9\7\4--7\4\2/4/5----|  p = pull-off
B|-------------------|----------------------|  \ = slide=down
G|-------------------|----------------------|  / = slide up
D|-------------------|----------------------|  ~ = vibrato
A|-------------------|----------------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|
                                    Hoo hoo!
 
[Pre-Chorus 3]
            D                       Bm
You've been cheating on cheating on me
          E                       A
I've been cheating on cheating on you
            D              Bm
You've been cheating on me
              E
But I've been cheating through
 
 
[Chorus 3] (x2 to fade)
     A                        D                                      E
This life
    (Cheating on, cheating on me, I’ve been cheating on, cheating on you)
                    A              D                         E
And all its ------- suffering
       (You've been cheating on me,  I've been cheating through)
   A                        D                                      E
Oh Christ
  (Cheating on, cheating on me, I've been cheating on, cheating on you)
                      A              D                         E
Am I good for ------- nothing?
         (You've been cheating on me,  I've been cheating through)
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Everlasting Arms

Everlasting Arms Guitar Chords & Lyrics
G            C            Em    G
I took your counsel and came to ruin
D              G           C              G
Leave me to myself, leave me to myself  (repeat)
 
G            C            Em    G
   Oh      I  was made to live without you
D              G         C                  G
But I’m never going to understand, never understand
G            C            Em    G
  Oh      I   was   born  to live without you
         D              G                   C                 G
But I’m never going to understand, never understand
 
C    /   G    /      Bm     /     D      /      C    /  G  /  D  /  Em   /
   Hold me      in your everlastin’   aaaaarms
  C                G             Bm                C                        G       D
Looked up full of fear, trapped beneath the chandelier that’s going doooown
 
I thought it over and drew the curtain
Leave me to my cell, lead me to my cell
I hummed the dies irae as you played the hallelujah
Leave me to cell, don’t leave me in my cell
 
If you’ve been made to serve amaster you’d
Be frightened by the open hand, frightened by the hand
 Could I’ve been made to serve a master
Well I’m never going to understand, never understand
 
C    /   G    /      Bm     /     D      /      C    /  G  /  D  /  Em   /
   Hold me      in your everlastin’   aaaaarms
  C                G             Bm                C                        G       D
Looked up full of fear, trapped beneath the chandelier that’s going doooown
C    /   G    /      Bm     /     D      /      C    /  G  /  D  /  Em   /
   Hold me      in your everlastin’   aaaaarms
  C                G             Bm                C                        G       D
Looked up full of fear, trapped beneath the chandelier that’s going doooown
 
Hold me in your everlasting arms...
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