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

F  Fmaj7  Dm  C   Bb  F  Bb  C -x2-

Verse:
F
Back back way back
          Fmaj7                    Dm                        C
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      Bb                      F
While home from New York was champagne and disco
Bb                 C
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    F                    Fmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Dm                           C
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
Bb                         F
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
Bb                    C
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: F  Fmaj7  Dm  C

Chorus:
    F                   Fmaj7            Dm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          C
What you on about?
  Bb             F        Bb              C
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    F                 Fmaj7         Dm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        C
Such a modest mouse
  Bb            F       Bb            C
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
F                Fmaj7                 Dm               C
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: Bb  F  Bb  C

Verse:
F                      Fmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Dm                        C
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
Bb                      F
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Bb                    C
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    F                               Fmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Dm                     C
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
Bb                          F
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Bb                        C
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    F                   Fmaj7            Dm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          C
What you on about?
  Bb             F        Bb              C
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    F                 Fmaj7         Dm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        C
Such a modest mouse
  Bb            F       Bb            C
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: F  Fmaj7  Dm  C   Bb  F  Bb  C

Verse:
F                         Fmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Dm                     C
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
Bb                          F
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
Bb                          C
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
F                      Fmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Dm                       C
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   Bb                               F
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
Bb                    C
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    F                   Fmaj7            Dm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          C
What you on about?
  Bb             F        Bb              C
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    F                 Fmaj7         Dm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        C
Such a modest mouse
  Bb            F       Bb            C
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    F                   Fmaj7            Dm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          C
What you on about?
  Bb             F        Bb              C
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    F                 Fmaj7         Dm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        C
Such a modest mouse
  Bb            F       Bb            C
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


F                Fmaj7                 Dm               C
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: Bb  F  Bb  C  F
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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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