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Flaming Lips - Butterfly How Long It Takes To Die chords

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The Flaming Lips
Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die - Chords
The Terror

This is the album version of the song, not the one released on the Strobo Trip EP.

Drum Intro (0:00-0:12)

     [No chords]

Intro (0:12-0:37)

     D#m

Verse 1 (0:37-1:26)

     D#m            C#              B
     If you've ever really seen the sunrise
     D#m              C#            B
     You will see how many times it tries
     D#m            C#              B
     If you've ever really seen the sunset
     D#m              C#               B
     You will see how long it takes to die

Break 1 (1:26-1:52)

     D#m

Verse 2 (1:52-2:41)

     D#m             C#            B
     You can see the butterfly has landed
     D#m             C#                  B
     Landing on your face, it licks your eye
     D#m              C#               B
     You can feel its tongue making a teardrop
     D#m              C#               B
     You will see how long it takes to cry

Break 2 (2:41-3:06)

     D#m

Instrumental Verse (3:06-3:53)

     D#m   C#   B
     D#m   C#   B
     D#m   C#   B
     D#m   C#   B

Break 3 (3:53-4:18)

     D#m

Verse 3 (4:18-5:06)

     D#m             C#         B
     You can see the universe beginning
     D#m          C#           B
     Making a new sun in a new sky
     D#m             C#          B
     You can see the universe is ending
     D#m          C#            B
     Making a new dark in a new night

Break 4 (5:06-5:30)

     D#m

Instrumental Verse (5:30-5:54)

     D#m   C#   B
     D#m   C#   B

Last Chord (5:55)

     D#m

For the transition into Turning Violent, I'm pretty sure it alternates between these two chords:

     C#    Fm

Listen to the bass for the timing in this part.
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