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

Eb  Ebmaj7  Cm  Bb   Ab  Eb  Ab  Bb -x2-

Verse:
Eb
Back back way back
          Ebmaj7                    Cm                        Bb
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      Ab                      Eb
While home from New York was champagne and disco
Ab                 Bb
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    Eb                    Ebmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Cm                           Bb
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
Ab                         Eb
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
Ab                    Bb
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: Eb  Ebmaj7  Cm  Bb

Chorus:
    Eb                   Ebmaj7            Cm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Bb
What you on about?
  Ab             Eb        Ab              Bb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Eb                 Ebmaj7         Cm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Bb
Such a modest mouse
  Ab            Eb       Ab            Bb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
Eb                Ebmaj7                 Cm               Bb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: Ab  Eb  Ab  Bb

Verse:
Eb                      Ebmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Cm                        Bb
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
Ab                      Eb
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Ab                    Bb
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    Eb                               Ebmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Cm                     Bb
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
Ab                          Eb
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Ab                        Bb
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    Eb                   Ebmaj7            Cm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Bb
What you on about?
  Ab             Eb        Ab              Bb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Eb                 Ebmaj7         Cm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Bb
Such a modest mouse
  Ab            Eb       Ab            Bb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: Eb  Ebmaj7  Cm  Bb   Ab  Eb  Ab  Bb

Verse:
Eb                         Ebmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Cm                     Bb
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
Ab                          Eb
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
Ab                          Bb
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
Eb                      Ebmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Cm                       Bb
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   Ab                               Eb
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
Ab                    Bb
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    Eb                   Ebmaj7            Cm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Bb
What you on about?
  Ab             Eb        Ab              Bb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Eb                 Ebmaj7         Cm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Bb
Such a modest mouse
  Ab            Eb       Ab            Bb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    Eb                   Ebmaj7            Cm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Bb
What you on about?
  Ab             Eb        Ab              Bb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Eb                 Ebmaj7         Cm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Bb
Such a modest mouse
  Ab            Eb       Ab            Bb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


Eb                Ebmaj7                 Cm               Bb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: Ab  Eb  Ab  Bb  Eb
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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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