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The President's Dead is a song that Okkervil River has performed live in concert, but yet to record. It is pretty simple and the lyrics are amazing. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/o/okkervil-river/77238.html ] D A Em The Presidentís dead, the radio said G A Dear friends is it not so horrible? Em G A shock to my heart like a knife right through bread, A D The newspaper said, the Presidentís dead. D A Em The sea doesnít dry and the sky doesnít split, G A But friends it just seems so wrong, donít it? Em G A shout from the crowd and a shot to the head, A D The Presidentís lying on the tarmac dead. D A Em Heís lying face down with those black dress day gents, G A Guns drawn running around in the early o-bits, Em G Say he was a good man, you canít argue with that, A D Not today you canít, not now you canít. D A Em In the media tent, where they spin and they slant, G A They just foam at the mouth and they chomp at the bit, Em G Those bloodsuckers can wait, Ďtill those vultures cool it, A D The radio said, the Presidentís dead, D A Em And letís imagine the day, letís say 30 years in, G A How somebody will say what were you doing when, Em G On a beautiful day I was waking up and A D I was lying in bed with my girlfriend D A Em And the eggs on the plate and the bacon hissing G A And the coffee was great, these was spring on the wind, Em G If you ever lived through a day where the littlest things, A D in the littlest ways, made you feel you were blest. D A Em And if you died right then, well you know youíd be missed, G A But thereís no better way to cease to exist, Em G And you wouldnít feel sad and you wouldnít resist, A D Because you knew what you had and were thankful for it, D A Em In your own little way, well Iím a small quiet man, G A Iíve got no wars to win, I donít have a big plan, Em G But I love my new place and I love my old friends, A D And I scrimp and I save and one day Iíll have kids, D A Em I can truthfully say that my day was like that, G A Ďtill the radio playing on the stand by the bed, Em G fired out this report and in three words they said, A D A Em G Like three shots to my head, the Presidentís dead. D A Em G The Presidentís dead. D A Em G The Presidentís dead. D A Em G D A Em G That's it! This is my first tab, so I hope it works.
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