Bright Eyes - Southern State chords

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Capo 3
I play this on classical guitar.  When playing A's and D's throw in occasional 
hammers on the 2nd and 3rd fret.


         D          
Well the songs you sung spiraled
    F#m
And hung 'round like echoes 
  Em                 A
Or ripples on a pond

       D
So you circled the globe
        F#m
Spent a year on the road
      Em           A
Without ever going home

            D
More than a couple of days, 
           F#m
Then you’d leave right away
        Em               A
Run to a girl you barely know

        D
But you like how she sings
        F#m
And you can’t help but think
            Em                  A 
That there’s something that she knows and could teach you

Em                              A
  While you’re sleeping in that southern state
Em                               A
  Where the bars are filled with people you can’t hate
    Em
But try as you try
    A
You still can’t relate to them 
        Em                     A
And you drink that whiskey down
              
As they ask you, 

 Bm               G       D           
“Are you who you say you are?”
 Bm               G               D
Are you who you say that you are?
 Bm               G                D
Are you who you say that you are, you…
 D               D              
Are you who you say that you are?
 Bm               G      D    Em G
Are you who you say you are?
              A
The fact that you can’t tell makes us like you even more

D F#m Em A
              D 
So now you’re trying again
        F#m
Or just visiting friends
      Em                   A
One had just had his heart broke

              D 
For the first time in his life
       F#m
He realized there are times
        Em              A
When you can’t make it alone

               D  
But now you’re giving advice
      F#m  
As if you had the right
   Em               A  
To use a word like “love”

         D
It’s a negotiable term
          F#m
What gets said’s not what’s heard
        Em                 A     
So it’s different then for everyone

                Em                  A
But you're still hanging ‘round that college town
        Em                          A
With your…your new life your new lover you’ve found 
           Em                      A
And you’re keeping her up at night, bringing her down
                 Em                  A
She’ll watch you drink yourself to death
    
But won’t ask you, 

  Bm       G               D
“is this really what you want?”
 Bm       G              D
Is this really what you want?
 Bm          G                   D
Is this really what you is this what...
  Bm           G           
Is this really what you want?
Bm        G               D    Em G
Is this really what you want?
             A                                                D, F#m
Are you just sticking with it now because it’s all you’ve got?
             Em                           A                   D, F#m
Are you just sticking with it now because it’s all you’ve got?
                               Em
Yeah that’s it, I think you’re sticking with me now 
        A
Because I’m all you’ve got

D, F#m, Em, A 
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