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

B  Bmaj7  Abm  Gb   E  B  E  Gb -x2-

Verse:
B
Back back way back
          Bmaj7                    Abm                        Gb
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      E                      B
While home from New York was champagne and disco
E                 Gb
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    B                    Bmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Abm                           Gb
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
E                         B
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
E                    Gb
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: B  Bmaj7  Abm  Gb

Chorus:
    B                   Bmaj7            Abm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Gb
What you on about?
  E             B        E              Gb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    B                 Bmaj7         Abm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Gb
Such a modest mouse
  E            B       E            Gb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
B                Bmaj7                 Abm               Gb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: E  B  E  Gb

Verse:
B                      Bmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Abm                        Gb
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
E                      B
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
E                    Gb
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    B                               Bmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Abm                     Gb
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
E                          B
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
E                        Gb
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    B                   Bmaj7            Abm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Gb
What you on about?
  E             B        E              Gb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    B                 Bmaj7         Abm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Gb
Such a modest mouse
  E            B       E            Gb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: B  Bmaj7  Abm  Gb   E  B  E  Gb

Verse:
B                         Bmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Abm                     Gb
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
E                          B
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
E                          Gb
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
B                      Bmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Abm                       Gb
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   E                               B
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
E                    Gb
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    B                   Bmaj7            Abm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Gb
What you on about?
  E             B        E              Gb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    B                 Bmaj7         Abm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Gb
Such a modest mouse
  E            B       E            Gb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    B                   Bmaj7            Abm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Gb
What you on about?
  E             B        E              Gb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    B                 Bmaj7         Abm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Gb
Such a modest mouse
  E            B       E            Gb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


B                Bmaj7                 Abm               Gb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: E  B  E  Gb  B
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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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