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The National - The Perfect Song chords

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Hammer C into the G chord to make it Gsus4.  Iíve tried to 
place that chord correctly in the song, which may have been a 
bad idea--I hope it doesnít throw anyone off.  My advice would be
to get the strumming pattern down and then donít think about it.
Early in the song he sticks to the low strings on the guitar
chords, but later, for effect, I like to just play all the strings.

 Em      C       G  G4   G  G4
 1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+
 dudu udududu udududu udududu udu
-----------------------------------|
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-0-------0-------0--0----0--0------|
-2-------2-------0--0----0--0------|
-2-------3-------2--3----2--3------|
-0---------------3--3----3--3------|


Em C G-Gsus4 G-Gsus4

Em                         C
ten years older than I was what I brought you down to see,
G             -Gsus4                  G      -Gsus4       
what I thought would make you fall in love
Em                        C
wearing off on our dreams someday man Iím gonna be
   G        -Gsus4          G       -Gsus4
no different than the other rivers
Em                     C      
I tried to look at you but I couldnít break the ice
G            -Gsus4             G          -Gsus4
you stood out there for an hour freezing
Em                           C
put your hand around my back I guess you thought I needed that

G -Gsus4  G -Gsus4 

G                    C        
    I never tried to find you
                       G                                     C
and I hope you don't remember me and I hope youíre not alone

Em C G-Gsus4 G-Gsus4

Em                              C
wanted me to take you home. you said you'd rather be alone
G        -Gsus4           G -Gsus4
  I never thought of that
Em
car was warm and we had wine
    C                           G
but I couldn't find the perfect song
Em                  C
now I own furniture for worn crows feet 
      G           -Gsus4      G    -Gsus4
and I can't even remember the car
Em                               C
sometimes I can feel your weight when i close my eyes
G          -Gsus4       G    -Gsus4
seven times I was under you

G                    C        
    I never tried to find you
                       G                                     C
and I hope you don't remember me and I hope youíre not alone
    G                                C
and I don't wanna know what your thinking
                    G                    C
Iím looking out the window--drinkiní drinkiní drinkiní

Em C G-Gsus4 G-Gsus4

Em                            
shallow frame and shaky sticks 
    C                         G-Gsus4  G-Gsus4
but I know there's a river in me
Em                     
shallow minded adult tricks 
    C                         G-Gsus4  G-Gsus4
but I know there's a river in me
Em                           
shallow frame and shaky sticks 
    C                         G-Gsus4  G-Gsus4
but I know there's a river in me

G                    C
    I never tried to find you
                       G                                     C
and I hope you don't remember me and I hope youíre not alone
    G                                C
and I don't wanna know what your thinking
                    G                    C               Em
Iím looking out the window--drinkiní drinkiní drinkiní
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