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Verse:
           Ab                             Fm
There's a humming in the restless summer air
           Cm                                 Eb
And we're slipping off the course that we prepared
           Ab                 Fm
But in all chaos, there is calculation
    Cm                               Eb
Dropping glasses just to hear them break
               Ab                              Fm
You've been drinking like the world was gonna end -it didn't-
        Cm                                 Eb
Took a shiner from the fist of your best friend -go figure-
        Ab                      Fm
It's clear that someone's gotta go
     Cm                                Eb
We mean it, but I promise we're not mean

Pre-Chorus:
         Ab                  Fm     Cm   
And the cry goes out
      Eb                         
They lose their minds for us
        Ab                  Fm    
And how it plays out 
  Cm
Now we're in the ring
             Eb
And we're coming for blood

Chorus:
Ab
You could try and take us
Fm
But we're the gladiators
Ab
Everyone a rager
Fm                                          
But secretly they're saviors
  Ab        Fm             Cm
Glory and gore go hand in hand
              Eb                   Ab
That's why we're making headlines
Fm                               Cm                
You could try and take us
          Eb
But victory's contagious

Verse:
Ab                        Fm
Delicate in every way but one -the swordplay-
        Cm                          Eb
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun -the old way-
   Ab                       Fm
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
      Cm              Eb
We let our battles choose us

Pre-Chorus:
         Ab                  Fm     Cm   
And the cry goes out
      Eb                         
They lose their minds for us
        Ab                  Fm    
And how it plays out 
  Cm
Now we're in the ring
           Eb
And we're coming for blood

Chorus:
Ab
You could try and take us
Fm
But we're the gladiators
Ab
Everyone a rager
Fm                                          
But secretly they're saviors
Ab        Fm               Cm
Glory and gore go hand in hand
        Eb                            Ab
That's why we're making headlines
Fm                               Cm                
You could try and take us
      Eb
But victory's contagious

Bridge:
Ab                    Fm                          Cm
No-one 'round here's good at keeping their eyes closed
      Ab                     Fm                    Cm
The sun's starting to light up when we're walking home
Ab                     Fm                 Cm
Tired little laughs, gold lie promises, we'll always win at this
Ab                          Fm
I don't ever think about death
        Cm                   Eb
It's alright if you do, it's fine
Ab                 Fm                           Cm
We gladiate but I guess we're really fighting ourselves
Ab                              Fm                       Cm
Roughing up our minds so we're ready when the kill time comes
Ab                   Fm                  Cm
Wide awake in bed, words in my brain, "Secretly you love this
Fm                    Cm
Do you even wanna go free?"
               Fm
Let me in the ring, I'll show you what that big word means

Chorus:
Ab
You could try and take us
Fm
But we're the gladiators
Ab
Everyone a rager
Fm                                          
But secretly they're saviors
  Ab       Fm             Cm
Glory and gore go hand in hand
        Eb                            Ab
That's why we're making headlines
Fm                               Cm                
You could try and take us
      Eb
But victory's contagious
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2 Comments

  1. -1 with a capo on fret 1 sounds good

  2. +4 is easiest

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