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Intro riff -x2-:
xA|-12----------12----------|-12-------------------10-|
xE|-------13----------13----|-------13-----------13---|
xC|----12----12----12----12-|----12----12---10-13-----| 
xG|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Verse:
     F                          Dm
a heart thats full up like a landfill,
                  Gm
a job that slowly kills you,
  C         Csus4   F
Bruises that wont heal.
 F                     
You look so tired, unhappy,
 Dm
Bring down the Government,
 Gm          C       Csus4     F
They dont, they dont speak for us.
  F         
Ill take a quiet life,
   Dm
a handshake of carbon monoxide,

Chorus:
      Gm            C   Csus4
With no alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
  F          F  
Silence... Silence

Bridge:
  F          
This is my final fit
    Dm
My final bellyache

Chorus:
     Gm            C   Csus4
With no alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
  F  
Please

Interlude -improvise-:
    C Dbm C Dbm Gm Dbm

xA|-12----------12----------|-12-------------------10-|
xE|-------13----------13----|-------13-----------13---|
xC|----12----12----12----12-|----12----12---10-13-----| 
xG|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Bridge:
  F
Such a pretty house,
     Dm
And such a pretty garden

Chorus:
     Gm            C   Csus4
With no alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
 Gm           C    Csus4
No alarms and no surprises
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10 Comments

  1. KittyCatChaos

    If you’re having trouble switching from the riff to the main chords here’s a riff that could work:

    A | 0————0————-|-0——————————–|
    E | ——1————1——-|———-1—————–1—-|
    C | –0——0——0——0-|——0——–0–1–3———|
    G |——————————|———————————0|

    Hope it helps

  2. I wrote a riff which i think sounds better for the intro,
    (Im not sure how clear it is, it’s the first one i’ve ever done)
    A|—————————————————————|
    E|—5————5————5————————4—|
    C|———6————6————6—————6——|
    G|——5—-5——5—-5——5—-5——3–6——|

  3. i replace Dm with Bbmaj7 (2211)

  4. I think, in intro, the part of 13th fret, I think it can still be changed to a note in 10th fret of G String and it sounds better

  5. i think an F at the very end sounds good

  6. Andrea Marchetti

    I think that transposed +2 it’s better because the intro riff can be played again at the end of the chorus as it is in the song. It can be played within the chord G and it sounds great when played in between the song.

  7. Fret 12 and 13?? That can’t possible be right! It sounds so bad

  8. UkuleleGirl666

    It excites me that one of the best songs EVER is on the top 10! however, I have the Ukulele Guide to radiohead and the chords in this are a little off, but it still works.

  9. Jim Mondry

    Correction to the chording – the Dbm should be Bbm – it’s a minor 4th (transposing the key, rather than a major 4th – given that the root of this song if F).

    Other than that – thanks for writing this out. It’s a lot of fun to play.

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