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

Ab  Abmaj7  Fm  Eb   Db  Ab  Db  Eb -x2-

Verse:
Ab
Back back way back
          Abmaj7                    Fm                        Eb
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      Db                      Ab
While home from New York was champagne and disco
Db                 Eb
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    Ab                    Abmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Fm                           Eb
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
Db                         Ab
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
Db                    Eb
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: Ab  Abmaj7  Fm  Eb

Chorus:
    Ab                   Abmaj7            Fm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Eb
What you on about?
  Db             Ab        Db              Eb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Ab                 Abmaj7         Fm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Eb
Such a modest mouse
  Db            Ab       Db            Eb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
Ab                Abmaj7                 Fm               Eb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: Db  Ab  Db  Eb

Verse:
Ab                      Abmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Fm                        Eb
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
Db                      Ab
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Db                    Eb
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    Ab                               Abmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Fm                     Eb
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
Db                          Ab
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Db                        Eb
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    Ab                   Abmaj7            Fm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Eb
What you on about?
  Db             Ab        Db              Eb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Ab                 Abmaj7         Fm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Eb
Such a modest mouse
  Db            Ab       Db            Eb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: Ab  Abmaj7  Fm  Eb   Db  Ab  Db  Eb

Verse:
Ab                         Abmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Fm                     Eb
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
Db                          Ab
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
Db                          Eb
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
Ab                      Abmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Fm                       Eb
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   Db                               Ab
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
Db                    Eb
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    Ab                   Abmaj7            Fm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Eb
What you on about?
  Db             Ab        Db              Eb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Ab                 Abmaj7         Fm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Eb
Such a modest mouse
  Db            Ab       Db            Eb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    Ab                   Abmaj7            Fm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Eb
What you on about?
  Db             Ab        Db              Eb
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Ab                 Abmaj7         Fm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Eb
Such a modest mouse
  Db            Ab       Db            Eb
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


Ab                Abmaj7                 Fm               Eb
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: Db  Ab  Db  Eb  Ab
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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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