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Modest Mouse - Missed The Boat chords

Song: Missed the boat
Artist: Modest Mouse
Album: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Info: This is an acoustic chord rendition of the song. I'm not entirely sure about the
A's and F#m's in the choruses (or if there are even any F#m's at all!). If you feel as
though you have a correct assumption for the chords played in the chorus, feel free to 
leave a comment on this tab -- I check them as often as I can, and if I agree with your
correction, I'll add it to the tab. Most importantly, enjoy!

Tab for the riff played throughout the song:
  D
e|-2h3p2----2h3p2----2h3p2----2-|
B|------3-3------3-3------3-3---|
G|-------2--------2--------2----|
D|-0--------0--------0--------0-|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-2h3p2-0-0--2h3p2-0-0--2h3p2-0-0--3-|
G|--------0----------0----------0-----|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-3----------3----------3----------3-|




Intro: D D D D G G G G (4x)

D
While we're on the subject

Could we change the subject now?
      G
I was knocking on your ear's door but you were always out
D
Looking towards the future

We were begging for the past
        G
Well we knew we had the good things

But those never seemed to last
               D
Oh please just last


D D D G G G G


D
Everyone's unhappy

Everyone's ashamed
            G
Well we all just got caught looking

At somebody else's page
     D
Well nothing ever went

Quite exactly as we planned
    G
Our ideas held no water

But we used them like a dam


D          A                 G
Oh, and we carried it all so well

As if we got a new position
D         A                    G
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell

Saying yes, this is a fine promotion
D         F#m                  G G A A Bm Bm   G G G G A A
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell


          D
Of course everyone goes crazy

Over such and such and such
   G
We made ourselves a pillar

We just used it as a crutch
        D
We were certainly uncertain

At least I'm pretty sure I am
        G
Well we didn't need the water

But we just built that good God dam


D         A              G
Oh, and I know this of myself

I assume as much for other people
D         A              G
Oh, and I know this of myself

We've listened more to life's end gong
D        F#m                   G G A A Bm Bm   G G G G A A
Than the sound of life's sweet bells

D D A A G G

[No chords are played during the next verse, but if you're doing this acoustic and don't
want to just awkwardly stop playing, they're the same as the other verses. If you want
to sound more like the actual song, you can palm mute or completely mute while strumming 
for rhythm, or drum on your guitar for the same effect.]

Was it ever worth it?

Was there all that much to gain?

Well we knew we missed the boat

And we'd already missed the plane

We didn't read the invite

We just dance at our wake

All our favorites were playing

So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

[The next verse does have music, but it's palm-muted. You don't have to do this if you
don't want to or don't know how to, but it adds a build-up effect connecting the last
verse to the next chorus. If you can't palm mute, try muting all the strings except one 
while rhythm-strumming.]

D
Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
       G
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
        D
Sitting drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
        G
When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat


D          A                 G
Oh, and we carried it all so well

As if we got a new position
D          A                   G
Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves

But not the skills to make a shelf with
D        F#m              D D D G G G G
Oh, what useless tools ourselves

(The outro is still the same amount of bars, but strummed in a slower fashion -- listen
to the song to see what I mean)

Outro: D D D D G G G G
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