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

Db  Dbmaj7  Bbm  Ab   Gb  Db  Gb  Ab -x2-

Verse:
Db
Back back way back
          Dbmaj7                    Bbm                        Ab
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      Gb                      Db
While home from New York was champagne and disco
Gb                 Ab
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    Db                    Dbmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Bbm                           Ab
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
Gb                         Db
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
Gb                    Ab
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: Db  Dbmaj7  Bbm  Ab

Chorus:
    Db                   Dbmaj7            Bbm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Ab
What you on about?
  Gb             Db        Gb              Ab
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Db                 Dbmaj7         Bbm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Ab
Such a modest mouse
  Gb            Db       Gb            Ab
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
Db                Dbmaj7                 Bbm               Ab
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: Gb  Db  Gb  Ab

Verse:
Db                      Dbmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Bbm                        Ab
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
Gb                      Db
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Gb                    Ab
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    Db                               Dbmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Bbm                     Ab
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
Gb                          Db
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Gb                        Ab
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    Db                   Dbmaj7            Bbm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Ab
What you on about?
  Gb             Db        Gb              Ab
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Db                 Dbmaj7         Bbm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Ab
Such a modest mouse
  Gb            Db       Gb            Ab
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: Db  Dbmaj7  Bbm  Ab   Gb  Db  Gb  Ab

Verse:
Db                         Dbmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Bbm                     Ab
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
Gb                          Db
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
Gb                          Ab
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
Db                      Dbmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Bbm                       Ab
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   Gb                               Db
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
Gb                    Ab
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    Db                   Dbmaj7            Bbm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Ab
What you on about?
  Gb             Db        Gb              Ab
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Db                 Dbmaj7         Bbm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Ab
Such a modest mouse
  Gb            Db       Gb            Ab
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    Db                   Dbmaj7            Bbm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Ab
What you on about?
  Gb             Db        Gb              Ab
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Db                 Dbmaj7         Bbm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Ab
Such a modest mouse
  Gb            Db       Gb            Ab
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


Db                Dbmaj7                 Bbm               Ab
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: Gb  Db  Gb  Ab  Db
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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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