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Shins - Turn On Me chords

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You can fake it for a while,

Bite your tongue and smile,
           am    Amsus4        G
Like every mother does an ugly child.
        C         G     C
But it starts to  leaking out,
Like spittle from a cloud,
am   amsus4
Amassed resentment counting ounce and pound.


C       G               F
You're entertaining any doubt,
        C               C               G
Because you had to know that I was fond of you,
C       G   F
Fond of Y-O-U,
F                       C               G
Though I knew you masked your disdain.
C       G    F
(La la la la la)
        C                               G
I can see that change was just too hard for us,
C       G       F
Hard for us.
        C                       G
You always had to hold the reigns,
Dm                                                G
But where I'm headed, you just don't know the way.

So affections fade away,

And do adults just learn to play
The most ridiculous, repulsive games?
       C        G     C
On the faith of ruddy suns,

And the double-barreled guns,
           am     amSUS4  G
You better hurry, Rabbit, run, run, run.
      C       G       C
Cause meeting you was fun,
C                    am     amSUS4          G
And there's a lot of hungry howlers in this one cell. taking it over,
      C        G      C
Their brittle, thorny stems,

They break before they bend,
                   am    amSUS4 G
And neither one of us is one of them.

chorus 2
        C       G        F
And the tails will never mend,
                C               G
‘Cause you had it in for me so long ago.
C      G     F 
Boy, I still don't know,
                C               G
I don't know why and I don't care,
     C      G  F 
Well hardly anymore
                C               G
If you'd only seen yourself hating mE
C  G   F 
Hating me,
                C               G
When I've been so much more than fair.
                   Dm                  G
But then you had to lay those feelings bare,
    Dm                         G
One thing I know still got you scared,
        Dm           am         
You're all that cold iron,
    Dm         am         G
And never once aired on a dare

INSTRUMENTAL (18bars copy verse)

F                       C               G
You had to know that I was fond of you,
C       G   F
Fond of Y-O-U.
                C          G
So I took your lips at the time,
C    G    F
                   C               G
And to change like that is just so hard to do,
C       G       F
Hard to do.
                C            G
Don't let it whip-crack your life,
      Dm   Dm/e Dm/F   G        
in a bow out from the fight,
        Dm   Dm/e Dm/F            G              
‘Cause oh, how your sisters will write.
    Dm            am
The worst part is over,
     Dm          am             G       
Now, get back on that horse and ride.
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