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AmAm chord                   AmAm chord
I am an arms dealer, 
                  EE chord                      EE chord
Fitting you with weapons in the form of words. 
  AmAm chord                AmAm chord
And don't really care which side wins, 
    EE chord
As long as the room keeps singing. 
                 EE chord
That's just the business I'm in. 


AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
EE chord                           EE chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
EE chord                            EE chord
I'm not a shoulder to cry on, 
But, I digress. 


AmAm chord
I'm a leading man,  
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate.
AmAm chord       
I'm a leading man, 
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate, yeah.


AmAm chord


AmAm chord                           AmAm chord
I wrote the gospel on giving up. 
- You look pretty sinking, -
         EE chord                             EE chord
But the real bombshells have already sunk. 
- Prima-donnas of the gutter. -
    AmAm chord                                AmAm chord 
At night we're painting your trash gold while you sleep. 
          EE chord             
Crashing not like hips or cars, 
        EE chord
No, more like p-p-p-parties. 


AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
EE chord                           EE chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
EE chord
Bandwagon's full, 
       EE chord
Please, catch another. 


AmAm chord
I'm a leading man, 
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate.
AmAm chord
I'm a leading man, 
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate.

Interlude: FF chord AmAm chord EE chord AmAm chord FF chord CC chord EE chord EE chord

AmAm chord                                AmAm chord
All the boys who the dance floor didn't love,
                     EE chord
And the girls who's lips couldn't move fast enough; 
  EE chord 
Sing, until your lungs give out. 


AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
EE chord                           EE chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
- Now you. - 
AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
- Wear out the groove. - 
EE chord                           EE chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
- Sing out loud. - 
AmAm chord                         AmAm chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 
- Oh, oh. - 
EE chord                           EE chord
This ain't a scene, it’s a god damn arms race. 


AmAm chord
I'm a leading man, 
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate.
AmAm chord           
I'm a leading man, 
         FF chord                           CC chord
And the lies I weave are oh-so intricate.
            EE chord
Oh-so intricate.

EE chord AmAm chord    
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13 Comments

  1. My lawyer made us change the username so we wouldn't get sued

    Instead of the dreaded ‘E’ chord, I used e 7 so there wouldn’t be an awkward pause between Am and the other…….It works for me, it sounds basically the same but just easier to transition

  2. hahahahaahhaaah YASSSS I LOVE THIS SONG
    GAH DEH AHR RES

  3. regional_at_melanie

    OH MY G- I LOVE THIS SONG *headbangs into wall*

  4. regional_at_melanie

    THIS AINT A SCENE ITS A
    GAH
    DAH
    ARSE
    RASE

  5. I’m afraid you got some if the lyrics wrong, instead of “god damn arms race” its “gah dah ah rah” *haha kill me*

  6. HeadFirstSlideIntoCapetownOnABadBet

    Anyone know the strumming pattern?

  7. E7 works best for this song

  8. mcasper96

    I did the same thing before reading the comments and maybe they did it because E is absolutely impossible to play?!?! It does sound better in my opinion, but you do you ‘Heythatsprettygood’.

  9. Kat In The Hat

    The way I like to sing it works well with either -5 or even +5

  10. Heythatsprettygood

    No! Why would you do that ‘truelivesofthefaboulousphangirls’?!? It doesn’t sound right.

    • You don’t need to freak out about it. People have their personal preferences about stuff and if you disagree, you shouldn’t say a word. I honestly think it sounds fine because the E chord is a hella hard to play. Next time keep your preferences to yourself. Thanks.

  11. truelivesofthefaboulousphangirls

    ok, so i just made E in Em, and it sounds great. and i think it’s a bit easier!!

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