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A          E
where are we?
Gbm      D
what the hell 
   A     E
is going on?
    Gbm      D    A      E        Gbm     D
the dust has only just begun to fall crop circles in the 
A       E        Gbm        D
carpet, sinking, feeling

A        E      Gbm      D       A
spin me around again and rub my eyes
     E        Gbm   D
this can't be happening
     A    E          Gbm      D
when busy streets a mess with people would stop to
 A        E         Gbm        D
hold their heads heavy

A    E   Gbm
hide and seek
D      E   Gbm
trains and sewing machines
A   E     Dmaj7
all those years
D    A    Gbm  E
they were here first

A    E       Gbm     D
oily marks appear on walls
      A       E        Gbm    D
where pleasure moments hung before
    A      E      Gbm           D       A        E
the takeover, the sweeping insensitivity of this
  Gbm   D
still alive

A    E   Gbm
hide and seek
D      E   Gbm
trains and sewing machines -ooh you won't catch me around here-
A     E   Gbm
blood and tears
D    A    Gbm  E
they were here first

D             A
mm what you say
            Gbm           E
oh that you only meant well, well of course you did
D            A
mm what you say
             Gbm           E
mm that it's all for the best, of course it is
D             A
mm what you say
          Gbm            E
that IT'S JUST what we need, you decided this

D             A
mm what you say
Gbm            E
what did she say?

A                 E
ransom notes keep falling at your mouth
Gbm                 E
mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs
A                   E
speak no feeling no i don't believe you
Gbm                      E
you don't care a bit you don't care a bit

Outro: A E Gbm E
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  1. Flyingnouka

    If you add an E after the D in still alive (intensity of this still life) it adds a little extra something :)

  2. Side note- the lyric is ” intensity of this still life” not “alive” and there are two verses at the end that are missing but the outro cords are the cords. Its a beautifuly depressing piece of music. Thanks for the cords.

  3. It sounds and is easier in -2 with a capo on the first fret

  4. MusicalGemini

    -2 is much more simple if 0 is too hard to play :)

  5. This is wonderful, works very nicely! thanks a lot!!!!!! Gosh, I love this song so much :D

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