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My first attempt at writing out some chords! The song is easiest if thought of in 6/8 time. Just think of usually playing the chords on counts 1,2,3,4, and for the muted strumming to be on counts 5 and 6. Note, the chords don't line up over the proper words, something is screwing up with the font, so just figure out the harmonic rhythm. Intro: D D D D D D D D There are tiers, as in levels, to reality G G D D On the industrial corner of North 17th Street and Wythe A G D Bm Two black public high school kids watch a nordic model get photographed Bm A G A D D To them, she is lunar, impossible, alien life. D D D D So as a comet might relate to a traffic-stop taxi cab G G D D Or a Bahamas vacation to a stint in Guantanamo Bay A G D Bm So as access and privilege relate to their absolute opposites Bm A G A D D It's the way that these kids and this woman will always relate G D And it's nobody's fault. Yeah no one's to blame. A Em We all work through the dark. We all carry the weight. Bm D F#m Bm Slender shoulders and blindfolds spinning in cycles Bm A G A D D D D Now, now, now: navigate! D D D D There are tiers, as in layers, to an experience. G G D D Through each lens and metric the image warps every day. A G D Bm I'm either successful, independent, and largely uncompromised Bm A G A D D Or a non-starter, never-was, has-been since 2008. G D And it's nobody's fault. Yeah no one's to blame. Em A We all work through the dark. We all carry the weight. Bm D F#m Bm Slender shoulders and blindfolds spinning in cycles Bm A G A G Now, now, now: navigate! Instrumental: x2 [G////// A////// G////// Bm/// A/// G////// D////// A///////////] D D D D D D D D There are tears, as in water-works, and they're threatening G G D D To spoil the negotiated sweetness of my afternoon A G D Bm I can't answer anything honestly without an asterisk Bm A G A D D Air-quotes and doublespeak litter the fountain of youth. G D And if it's nobody's fault, then I'm not to blame Em A I just work in the dark, I just carry the weight. Bm D F#m Bm Slender shoulders and blindfolds stranded in cycles Bm A G A D D D D Now, now, now: navigate! End on a D and that's it!