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

Gb  Gbmaj7  Ebm  Db   B  Gb  B  Db -x2-

Verse:
Gb
Back back way back
          Gbmaj7                    Ebm                        Db
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      B                      Gb
While home from New York was champagne and disco
B                 Db
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    Gb                    Gbmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Ebm                           Db
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
B                         Gb
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
B                    Db
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: Gb  Gbmaj7  Ebm  Db

Chorus:
    Gb                   Gbmaj7            Ebm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Db
What you on about?
  B             Gb        B              Db
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Gb                 Gbmaj7         Ebm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Db
Such a modest mouse
  B            Gb       B            Db
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
Gb                Gbmaj7                 Ebm               Db
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: B  Gb  B  Db

Verse:
Gb                      Gbmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Ebm                        Db
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
B                      Gb
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
B                    Db
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    Gb                               Gbmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Ebm                     Db
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
B                          Gb
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
B                        Db
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    Gb                   Gbmaj7            Ebm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Db
What you on about?
  B             Gb        B              Db
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Gb                 Gbmaj7         Ebm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Db
Such a modest mouse
  B            Gb       B            Db
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: Gb  Gbmaj7  Ebm  Db   B  Gb  B  Db

Verse:
Gb                         Gbmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Ebm                     Db
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
B                          Gb
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
B                          Db
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
Gb                      Gbmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Ebm                       Db
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   B                               Gb
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
B                    Db
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    Gb                   Gbmaj7            Ebm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Db
What you on about?
  B             Gb        B              Db
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Gb                 Gbmaj7         Ebm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Db
Such a modest mouse
  B            Gb       B            Db
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    Gb                   Gbmaj7            Ebm
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          Db
What you on about?
  B             Gb        B              Db
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    Gb                 Gbmaj7         Ebm
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        Db
Such a modest mouse
  B            Gb       B            Db
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


Gb                Gbmaj7                 Ebm               Db
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: B  Gb  B  Db  Gb
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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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