Artist Vampire Weekend
Album Modern Vampires Of The City
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Intro:
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Bb  Bbmaj7  Gm  F   Eb  Bb  Eb  F -x2-

Verse:
Bb
Back back way back
          Bbmaj7                    Gm                        F
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      Eb                      Bb
While home from New York was champagne and disco
Eb                 F
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    Bb                    Bbmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Gm                           F
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
Eb                         Bb
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
Eb                    F
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: Bb  Bbmaj7  Gm  F

Chorus:
    Bb                   Bbmaj7            Gm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          F
What you on about?
  Eb             Bb        Eb              F
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Bb                 Bbmaj7         Gm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        F
Such a modest mouse
  Eb            Bb       Eb            F
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
Bb                Bbmaj7                 Gm               F
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: Eb  Bb  Eb  F

Verse:
Bb                      Bbmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Gm                        F
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
Eb                      Bb
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Eb                    F
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    Bb                               Bbmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Gm                     F
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
Eb                          Bb
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Eb                        F
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    Bb                   Bbmaj7            Gm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          F
What you on about?
  Eb             Bb        Eb              F
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Bb                 Bbmaj7         Gm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        F
Such a modest mouse
  Eb            Bb       Eb            F
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: Bb  Bbmaj7  Gm  F   Eb  Bb  Eb  F

Verse:
Bb                         Bbmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Gm                     F
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
Eb                          Bb
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
Eb                          F
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
Bb                      Bbmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Gm                       F
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   Eb                               Bb
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
Eb                    F
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    Bb                   Bbmaj7            Gm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          F
What you on about?
  Eb             Bb        Eb              F
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Bb                 Bbmaj7         Gm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        F
Such a modest mouse
  Eb            Bb       Eb            F
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    Bb                   Bbmaj7            Gm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          F
What you on about?
  Eb             Bb        Eb              F
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Bb                 Bbmaj7         Gm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        F
Such a modest mouse
  Eb            Bb       Eb            F
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


Bb                Bbmaj7                 Gm               F
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: Eb  Bb  Eb  F  Bb
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The cloud child
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The cloud child

i love this version, sounds wonderful!

adinabruce
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adinabruce

or +2

adinabruce
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adinabruce

-3 is easier

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