Arcade Fire - The Suburbs chords version 2

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Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: The Suburbs


1. The Suburbs
2. Ready to Start
3. Modern Man
4. Rococo
5. Empty Room
6. City with No Children
7. Half Light I
8. Half Light II (No Celebration)
9. Suburban War
10. Month of May
11. Wasted Hours
12. Deep Blue
13. We Used to Wait
14. Sprawl I (Flatland)
15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
16. The Suburbs (Continued)



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1. The Suburbs
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Capo 2

Intro: C Am E G x2

C Am E G In the suburbs I, I learned to drive
C Am E G And you told me weíd never survive, grab your motherís keys, weíre leaving
C Am E G
C Am E G You always seemed so sure, That one day weíd be fighting
C Am E G In a suburban war, your part of town against mine
C Am E G I saw you standing on the opposite shore, but by the time the first bombs fell
C Am E G We were already bored, We were already, already bored
Chorus:
C Am E D Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling
C Am E D C Am E G Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling again
C Am E G The kids wanna be so hard, but in my dreams weíre still screaming
C Am E G And running through the yard, when all of the walls that they built in the
C Am E G Seventies finally fall, And all of the houses they built in the
C Am E G Seventies finally fall, meant nothing at all, meant nothing at all, it meant nothing
Chorus:
C Am E D Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling
C Am E D C Am E G Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling and into the night
C Am E G
C Am E G C Am So can you understand, why I want a daughter while Iím still young
E G I want to hold her hand, and show her some beauty
C Am E G Before all this damage is done, but if itís too much to ask
C Am E G If itís too much to ask, then send me a son
C Am E G Under the overpass, in the parking lot weíre still waiting
C Am E G Itís already passed, so move your feet from hot pavement
C Am E G And into the grass, cause itís already past, itís already, already past
Chorus:
C Am E D Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling
C Am E D C Am Sometimes I canít believe it, Iím moving past the feeling again
E D C Am Iím moving past the feeling again
E D C Am Iím moving past the feeling again
C Am E G C Am E
G C Am E In my dreams weíre still screaming
G C Am E Weíre still screaming
G C Am E G Weíre still screaming
C Am E G C ================= 2. Ready to Start ================= Capo 2 Intro: B5 C G Em Am x2
C G D/F#Businessmen drink my blood
Em AmLike the kids in art school said they would
C G D/F#And I guess I'll just begin again
Em AmYou say can we still be friends
Chorus:
C D C/B If I was scared, I would
C D G D/F# And if I was bored, you know I would
C D Em D And if I was yours, but I'm not
C G D/F#All the kids have always known
Em AmThat the emperor wears new clothes
C G D/F#But to bow to down to them anyway
Em AmIs better than to be alone
Chorus
C G D/F#Now you're knocking at my door
Em AmSaying please come out against the night
C G D/F#But I would rather be alone
Em AmThan pretend I feel alright
C G D/F#If the businessmen drink my blood
Em AmLike the kids in art school said they would
C G D/F#Then I guess I'll just begin again
Em AmYou say can we still be friends
Chorus:
C D C/B If I was scared, I would
C D G D/F# And if I was pure, you know I would
C D Em And if I was yours, but I'm not
D/F# C Now I'm ready to start
C D If I was scared, I would
C D G D/F# And if I was pure, you know I would
C D Em And if I was yours, but I'm not
D/F# C Em Now I'm ready to start
D/F# C EmNow I'm ready to start
D/F# C EmI would rather be wrong
D/F# CThan live in the shadows of your song
EmMy mind is open wide
D/F# C Em And now I'm ready to start
D/F# CAnd now I'm ready to start
EmMy mind is open wide
D/F# CAnd now I'm ready to start
EmYour mind surely opened the door
D/F# C EmTo step out into the dark
D/F#Now I'm ready
============= 3. Modern Man ============= Intro: A F#m E x2
A F#m E A I'll wait my turn I'm a modern man
F#m E A And the people behind they don't understand
F#m E Makes me feel like
A F#m E Makes me feel like
A F#m E A So I wait in line I'm a modern man
F#m E A And the people behind they can't understand
F#m E Makes me feel like
A F#m E Something don't feel right
A F#m E A F#m E A
F#m E ALike a record that's skippin' I'm a modern man
F#m E AAnd the clock keeps tickin' I'm a modern man
F#m E Makes me feel light
A F#m E Makes me feel right
Bridge:
D In my dream I was almost there
A Then they pulled me aside and said you're going nowhere
D They say we are the chosen few
E A But we're wasted, and that's we're still waitin'
F#m E A On a number from the modern man
F#m E A Maybe when you're older you will understand
F#m E Why you don't feel right
A F#m E Why you can't sleep at night now
A F#m E A x2 F#m E A x2 Chorus:
A/C# E E/G# F#mIn a line for a number but you don't understand
E E/G# ALike a modern man
A/C# E E/G# F#mIn a line for a number but you don't understand
E E/G# ALike a modern man
A F#m E A Oh I had a dream I was dreamin'
F#m E A And I feel like I'm losing the feelin'
F#m E Makes me feel like
A F#m E Something don't feel right
A F#m E A I waste a number of the modern man
F#m E A Wanna break the mirror of the modern man
F#m E Makes me feel like
A F#m E Makes me feel like
Bridge Chorus
A A/C# E E/G# F#m And you feel so right
E E/G# A But how come you can't sleep at night?
A/C# E Fdim F#m In line for a number but you don't understand
E E/G# A F#m Like a modern man
E A F#mI'm a modern man
E A F#mI'm a modern man
E A F#mI'm a modern man
E A F#mI'm a modern man
A F#m E x8 ========= 4. Rococo ========= Intro: C G E Am G C x2
C G E Am G C Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids
C G E Am G C Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids
C G E Am G C They will eat right out of your hand
C G E Am G C Using great big words that they don't understand, they're singin'
Chorus:
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C They build it up, just to burn it back down
C G E Am G C They build it up, just to burn it back down
C G E Am G C The wind is blowing all the ashes around
C G E Am G C Oh my dear god, what is that horrible song, they're singin'
Chorus:
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo
C G E Am G C Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo, Rococo
C Rococo
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C They seem wild, but they're also tame
C G E Am G C They seem wild, but they're also tame
C G E Am G C They'll moving towards you with their colors all the same
C G E Am G C They want to own you but they don't know a game, they're playin'
Solo: C G E Am G C x2 C G E D
C G E Am G CRococo
C G E Am G CRococo
C G E DRococo
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E Am G C Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C G E D Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah
C Am E Am G CRococo
C Am E Am G C x2 ============= 5. Empty Room ============= Capo 2 Intro: C Em C Em Dm F
C EmSearching in, in an empty room
C EmSearching in, in an empty room
Dm FSomething I, would never do
C EmSearching in, in an empty room
C EmSearching in, in an empty room
Dm FSomething I, would never do
CI'm alone again
Chorus:
GWhen I'm by myself, I can be myself
F C EmWhen my life is calm but I don't know when
C Em Dm F
C EmYou're burning out, you're black and gray
C EmYou're burning out, you're black and gray
Dm FSomething I would never say
CI'm alone again
Chorus
C GToute ma vie, est avec toi
C GToute ma vie, est avec toi
Am EmMoi j'attends, toi tu pars
C GToute ma vie, est avec toi
C GToute ma vie, est avec toi
Am EmMoi j'attends, toi tu pars
C GOoh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh
C GOoh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh
C EOoh
======================== 6. City with No Children ======================== Capo 2 Intro: E A E A A E A x4
E A EThe summer that I broke my arm
B B/A B/C# F#mI waited for your letter
E A EI have no feeling for you now
B B/A B/C# F#mNow that I know you better
E A E A A E A x2
E A EI wish that I could have loved you then
B B/A B/C# F#mBefore our age was through
E A EAnd before a world war does with us
B B/A B/C# F#mWhatever it will do
E A E A A E A x2
E A EDreamed I drove home to Houston
B B/A B/C# F#mOn a highway that was underground
E A EThere was no light that we could see
B B/A B/C# F#m EAs we listened to the sound of the engine failing
E A E A A E A x2 Chorus:
E A EI feel like I've been living in
A EA city with no children in it
A EA garden left for ruin by
B B/A B/C# F#m EA millionaire inside of a private prison
E A E A A E A x2
E A EYou never trust a millionaire
B B/A B/C# F#mQuoting the sermon on the mount
E A EI used to think I was not like them
B B/A B/C# F#m EBut I'm beginning to have my doubts, my doubts about it
E A E A A E A
E A EWhen you're hiding underground
B B/A B/C# F#mThe rain can't get you wet
E A EBut do you think your righteousness
B B/A B/C# F#m ECould pay the interest on your debt, I have my doubts about it
E A E A A E A Chorus
E A EI feel like I've been living in
A EA city with no children in it
A EA garden left for ruin by
B B/A B/C# F#m EAnd by as I hide inside of my private prison
E A E A A E A x3 E =============== 7. Half Light I =============== Intro: C Em F Dm
C You told us that
Em We were too young
F Now that, night's closing in
Dm And in the half light, we run
C Lock us up safe
Em And hide the key
F But the, night tears us loose
DmAnd in the half light, we're free
C Em F Dm
C Strange how the half light
Em Can make a place new
F You can't recognize me
Dm And I can't recognize you
C We run through the streets
Em That we know so well
F And the houses hide so much
Dm We're in the half light
G None of us can tell
C They hide the ocean in a shell
G C G The ocean in a shell
F Our heads are just houses
Dm Without enough windows
F They say you hear human voices
G C But they only echo
G C They only echo
G C They only echo
G C G Only echo
C G We are not listening, we are on the streets
C G We are not listening, we are on the streets
C G We are not listening, we are on the streets
C G We are not listening, we are on the streets
================================= 8. Half Light II (No Celebration) ================================= A436 Hz Intro: E B A A/G# E x2
E B A ENow that San Francisco's gone, I guess I'll just pack it in
E B A A/G# EWanna wash away my sins, in the presence of my friends
E B A A/G# E
E B A EYou and I we head back east, to find a town where we can live
E B A A/G# EEven in the half light, we can see that something's gotta give
E B A A/G# E x2
E B A EWhen we watched the markets crash, the promises we made were torn
E B A A/G# EThen my parents sent for me, from out west where I was born
E B A A/G# E
G#m B Some people say, they've already lost
G#m F# E B But they're afraid to pay the cost
A EFor what we've lost
B A A/G# EPay the cost for what we've lost
E B A A/G# ENow that you have left me here, I will never raise my voice
E B A A/G# EAll the diamonds you have here, in this moment which has no life
E B A A/G# E
E B A EAll the seas have changed so much, since I was a little child
E B A A/G# EPray to god I won't live to see, the death of everything that's wild, wooh
E B A A/G# E x2
E B A A/G# EThough we knew this day would come, still it took us by surprise
E B A A/G# EIn this town where I was born, I now see through a dead man's eyes
E B A A/G# E One day they, will see it's long gone
E B A A/G# E One day they, will see it's long gone
E B A A/G# E One day they, will see it's long gone
E B A A/G# E One day they, will see it's long gone
=============== 9. Suburban War ===============
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C/E Dm C/E FLet's go for a drive, see the town tonight
C/E Dm C/E FThere's nothing to do but I don't mind when I'm with you
C/E Dm C/E F
C/E Dm C/E FThis town's so strange they built it to change
C/E Dm C/E FAnd while we sleep we know its streets were rearranged
C/E Dm C/E FMy old friends, can't remember when
C/E Dm C/E FBefore your war against the suburbs began
C/E Dm C/E FBefore it began
C/E F C/E DmNow the music divides us into tribes
C/E F C/E DmGrew your hair so I'll grew mine
C/E F C/E Dm C/E FSo the past won't rest , till you jump the fence and leave it behind
C/E Dm C/E FMy old friends, I can remember when
C/E Dm C/E FYou cut your hair, I never saw you again
C/E Dm C/E FNow the cities we live in could be distant stars
C/E Dm C/E FAnd I searched for you in every passing car
F G Am G The nights are warm
F G Am G Yeah, the nights are warm, I've been
F G Am GLiving in the shadows of your song
F G AmLiving in the shadows of your, song
Dm C/E F C/E x2
C/E Dm C/E FIn the suburbs I, I learned to drive
C/E Dm C/E FYou told me we would never survive,
C/E Dm C/E FSo grab your mother's keys we leave tonight
C/E Dm C/E FBut we started a war that we can't win
C/E Dm C/E FWe keep erasing all the streets we grew up in
C/E Dm C/E FAnd now the music divides us into tribes
C/E Dm C/E FChoose your side, I'll choose my side
Dm C/E F
C Bb Am Dm C/E F All my old friends, they don't know me now, oh-oh
C Bb Am Dm C/E F All my old friends are staring through me now, oh-oh
C Bb Am Dm C/E FAll my old friends they don't know me now
C Bb Am Dm C/E FAll my old friends they don't know me now, oh-oh
Am Dm FThey don't know me now
Bb AmBut my old friends, wait
================ 10. Month of May ================ One two three four! Intro: B5
B5Gonna make a record in the month of May
In the month of May, in the month of May
E5 G5Gonna make a record in the month of May
A5 B5When the violent wind blows the wires away
Month of May, it's a violent thing In the city their hearts start to sing
E5 G5Well, some people singing sounds like screaming
A5 B5 Used to doubt it but now I believe it
Month of May, everybody sing love In the city, watch it from above
E5 G5And just when I knew what I wanted to say
A5 B5 The violent wind blew the wires away
We were shocked in the suburbs Now the kids are all standing with their arms folded tight The kids are all standing with their arms folded tight
E5 G5Well, some things are pure and some things are right
A5 B5But the kids are still standing with their arms folded tight
E5 G5I said some things are pure and some things are right
A5 B5But the kids are still with their arms folded tight
So young, so young So much pain for someone so young, well
E5 G5 I know it's heavy, I know it ain't light
A5 B5But how you gonna lift it with your arms folded tight
First of the town That's why we're still driving around
E5 G5And around and around and around and around
A5 B5And around and around and around and around (And around and around and around and around)
Two-thousand nine, two-thousand ten Wanna make a record how I felt then
E5 G5When I stood outside in the month of May
A5 B5And watched the violent wind blow the wires away
If I died in the month of May Let the wind take my body away, then
E5 G5 Wish I may or I wish I might
A5 B5You can meet me down there with my arms folded tight
B5Start again in the month of May |
| Start again in the month of May | | x3 Come on and blow the wires away | | Come on and blow the wires away | Wires away ================ 11. Wasted Hours ================ Artist: Arcade Fire Song: Wasted Hours Album: The Suburbs Capo 4 Intro: G
GAll those wasted hours we used to know
Bm Em CSpent the summer staring out the window
GThe wind it takes you where it wants to go
First they built the road, then they built the town
Bm Em CThat's why we're still driving round and round
GAnd all we see, are kids in buses longing to be free
Chorus:
G G/BWasted hours, before we knew
Am Em G G/BWhere to go, and what to do
Am Em G Csus2Wasted hours, that you made new
Em Bm GAnd turned into, a life that we can live
GSome cities make you lose your head
Bm Em CEndless suburbs stretched out thin and dead
GAnd what was that line you said
Wishing you were anywhere but here
Bm Em CYou watch the life you're living disappear
GAnd now I see we're still kids in buses longing to be free
Chorus ============= 12. Deep Blue ============= Capo 3
Em Dsus4 DHere, are my place and time
G C B7 EmAnd here in my own skin, I can finally begin
Dsus4 DLet the century pass me by
G C B7 EmStanding under night sky, tomorrow means nothing
D G C B7
Em Dsus4 DI, was only a child then
G C B7 EmFeeling barely alive when I heard a song from the speaker of a passing car
Dsus4 DAnd prayed to a dying star
G C B7The memory's fading I can almost remember singing
Chorus:
Em D G Cla, la la, la la la la
Em D G B7La la, la la, la la la
EmOoh ooh ooh
Dsus4 D G C B7
Em Dsus4 DWe watched the end of the century
G C B7 EmCompressed on a tiny screen, a dead star collapsing and we could see
Dsus4 DThat something was ending
G C B7 EmAre you through pretending, we saw its signs in the suburbs
D G C B7
Em Dsus4 DYou could never have predicted
G C B7 EmThat he could see through you, Kasparov, Deep Blue, nineteen-ninety six
Dsus4 DYour mind's pulling tricks now
G C B7The show is over so take a bow, we're living in the shadows
Chorus:
Em D G Cla, la la, la la la la
Em D G B7La la, la la, la la la
EmOoh ooh ooh
D G C B7 Em D G C B7 x4
Em DHey, put the cellphone down for a while
GIn the night there is something wild
C B7Can you hear it breathing?
Em DAnd hey, put the laptop down for a while
GIn the night there is something wild
C B7 EmI feel it, it's leaving me
D La la, la la, la la la la
G C B7 Em La la, la la, la la la la
D La la, la la, la la la la
G C B7 Em La la, la la, la la la la
=================== 13. We Used to Wait =================== Capo 3 C/G: 332010 Intro: Am
AmI used to write
C/G F CI used to write letters I used to sign my name
AmI used to sleep at night
C/G F CBefore the flashing lights settled deep in my brain
AmBut by the time we met
C/G F CBy the time we met the times had already changed
Am C/G F C
AmSo I never wrote a letter
C/G F CI never took my true heart I never wrote it down
AmSo when the lights cut out
C/G F CI was lost standing in the wilderness downtown
Bridge:
D5 C AmNow our lives are changing fast
D5 C AmNow our lives are changing fast
G Em D5Hope that something pure can last
G Em A5Hope that something pure can last
AmBut it seems strange
C/G F CHow we used to wait for letters to arrive
AmBut what's stranger still
C/G F CIs how something so small can keep you alive
AmWe used to wait
C/G F CWe used to waste hours just walking around
AmWe used to wait
C/G F CAll those wasted lives in the wilderness downtown
Chorus:
Am C C/G Am Ooh we used to wait
C C/G F Ooh we used to wait
G C C/G Am Ooh we used to wait (Sometimes it never came)
C C/G Am Ooh we used to wait (Sometimes it never came)
C C/G F G C Ooh we used to wait (Still moving through the pain)
Ooh
AmI'm gonna write
C/G F CA letter to my true love I'm gonna sign my name
AmLike a patient on a table
C/G F CI wanna walk again gonna move through the pain
Bridge:
D5 C AmNow our lives are changing fast
D5 C AmNow our lives are changing fast
G Em D5Hope that something pure can last
G Em AmHope that something pure can last
Chorus:
Am C We used to wait
Am C We used to wait
F G C We used to wait
Am C Am C F C D5 Am
Am C Am C We used to wait for it, We used to wait for it
F C D5 Am Now we're screaming, sing the chorus again
Am C Am C We used to wait for it, We used to wait for it
F C D5 Am Now we're screaming, sing the chorus again
Am C Am CI used to wait for it, I used to wait for it
F C D5 Am Hear my voice screaming, sing the chorus again
Am C Am C F C D5 Am Wait for it
Am C Am C F C D5 Am Wait for it
Am C Am C F C D5 Am Wait for it
======================= 14. Sprawl I (Flatland) ======================= Capo 3 Fdim: 1231xx Intro: Am
Am DmTook a drive into the sprawl
C FTo find the house where we used to stay in
Em Am G F Couldn't read the number in the dark
G Fdim EmYou said let's save it for another day
Am DmTook a drive into the sprawl
C FTo find the places we used to play
Em Am G F It was the loneliest day of my life
G Fdim EmYou're talking at me but I'm still far away
Am DmLet's take a drive, through the sprawl
C FThrough these towns they built to change
Em Am G F Then you said, the emotions are dead
G Fdim EmIt's no wonder that you feel so strange
Am DmCops showing their lights, on the reflectors of our bikes
C FSaid, do you kids know what time it is?
Em Am G FWell sir, it's the first time I've felt like something is mine
G Fdim EmLike I have something to give
Am Dm The last defender of the sprawl
C FSaid, well where do you kids live?
Em Am G FWell sir, if you only knew, what the answer is worth
G Fdim EmBeen searching every corner of the earth
========================================== 15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) ========================================== Capo 3 Intro: C
C AmThey heard me singing and they told me to stop
F CQuit these pretentious things and just punch the clock
AmThese days my life, I feel it has no purpose
F CBut late at night the feelings swim to the surface
Am'Cause on the surface the city lights shine
F CThey're calling at me, come and find your kind
AmSometimes I wonder if the World's so small
F CThat we can never get away from the sprawl
Chorus:
F CLiving in the sprawl
F C F C C/BDead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains
AmAnd there's no end in sight
F CI need the darkness, someone please cut the lights
C AmWe rode our bikes to the nearest park
F CSat under the swings and kissed in the dark
AmWe shield our eyes from the police lights
F CWe run away, but we don't know why
AmOn the black river, the city lights shine
F CThey're screaming at us, we don't need your kind
AmSometimes I wonder if the world's so small
F CThat we can never get away from the sprawl
Chorus D# Cm D# G
C AmThey heard me singing and they told me to stop
F CQuit these pretentious things and just punch the clock
AmSometimes I wonder if the world's so small
F CCan we ever get away from the sprawl?
Chorus C Am
F CI need the darkness, someone please cut the lights
=========================== 16. The Suburbs (Continued) =========================== Capo 2 C Am E G x3
C Am If I could have it back
E G All the time that we wasted
C Am I'd only waste it again
E G If I could have it back
C Am You know I'd love to waste it again
E G Waste it again and again and again
C Am
E G I've got to ask
C Am Sometimes I can't believe it
E D C I'm moving past the feeling again
Am Sometimes I can't believe it
E D C I'm moving past the feeling again
Sometimes I can't believe it
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