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Intro: Dbm   Dbm   A   Gbm

Verse:
Dbm               E
Darling, darling, doesn’t have a problem.
A                           Gbm
Lying to herself ’cause her liquor’s top shelf.
      Dbm                    E
It’s alarming, honestly, how charming she can be.
A                        Gbm
Fooling everyone telling how she’s having fun.


Dbm
She says, “You don’t want to be like me.
E
Don’t want to see all the things I’ve seen.”
    A          Gbm
I’m dying, I’m dying.
Dbm
She says, “You don’t want to get this way,
E
Famous and dumb at an early age.”
A          Gbm
Lying, I’m lying.

Chorus:
      Dbm
  The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen.
      A                                Gbm     Abm
  She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes.
      Dbm
  She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond.
  A               Gbm         Abm
  Audiotune lies. She’s still shining
A           Gbm        A              Gbm Gbm7 Gbm
  Like lightning, ooh-ooh, white lightning.

Verse -same as first-:
Carmen, Carmen, staying up till morning.
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean.
It’s alarming, truly, how disarming you can be.
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen.

She says, “You don’t want to be like me,
Looking for fun, getting high for free.”
I’m dying, I’m dying.
She says, “You don’t want to get this way,
Street walk at night and a star by day.”
It’s tiring, tiring.

Chorus:
      Dbm
  The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen.
      A                                Gbm     Abm
  She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes.
      Dbm
  She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond.
  A               Gbm         Abm
  Audiotune lies. She’s still shining
A           Gbm        A              Gbm Gbm7 Gbm
  Like lightning, ooh-ooh, white lightning.

Bridge:
   B                            Dbm
   Baby’s all dressed up with nowhere to go.
   Abm                            A
   That’s the little story of the girl you know.
     B                        Dbm
   Relying on the kindness of strangers,
   A
   Tying cherry knots, smiling, doing party favours.
Gbm                                         A
   Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on.

   Sing your song, song, now the camera’s on.
Gbm
   And you’re alive again…


Dbm                                 Dbm7  
   Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi,
   A    
   Tu as besoin de moi,
Gbm                Abm           Dbm    
   Tu as besoin de mon dans ta vie.
                                Dbm7
   Tu ne peux plus vivre sans moi
      A
   Et je mourrais sans toi.
      Gbm          Abm
   Je tuerais pour toi.

Chorus:
      Dbm
  The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen.
      A                                Gbm     Abm
  She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes.
      Dbm
  She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond.
  A               Gbm         Abm
  Audiotune lies. She’s still shining
A           Gbm        A              Gbm Gbm7 Gbm
  Like lightning, ooh-ooh, white lightning.
A           Gbm        A              Gbm Gbm7 Gbm
  Like lightning, ooh-ooh, white lightning.

Outro:
Dbm
Darling, darling, doesn’t have a problem.
A                           Gbm
Lying to herself ’cause her liquor’s top shelf.
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4 Comments

  1. pippa gracii

    NTS
    transpose to +1 for better sound, -4 for easy playing.

  2. Thanks for the tip Alexiaafiggy, it works great for me too when I transpose up +1. Thank you Jason for sharing! Your transposition tool is AMAZING :)

  3. Alexiafiggy

    I definitely think it sounds way better transposed up +1!! I’m a soprano and I find it goes better with my tone.

  4. Addisonson

    transpose it to -4 and put a cappo on the first or second fret (depends on how high you want to sing) and it is perf

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