Arcade Fire - Neon Bible tab


Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: Neon Bible

1. Black Mirror
2. Keep the Car Running
3. Neon Bible
4. Intervention
5. Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
6. Ocean of Noise
7. The Well and the Lighthouse
8. (Antichrist Television Blues)
9. Windowsill
10. No Cars Go
11. My Body Is a Cage

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1. Black Mirror
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Capo 1

A F  x4

F#m            E
 I walked down to the ocean
F#m           E
 After waking from a nightmare
F#m          E
 No moon, no pale reflection
A F              A F
    Black Mirror,    Black Mirror

F#m          E
 Shot by a security camera
F#m              E
 You can't watch your own image
F#m       E                    A
 And also look yourself in the eye
F             A F             A F
 Black Mirror,   Black Mirror,   Black Mirror

F# m      E
 I know a time is coming
F#m             E
 All words will lose their meaning
F#m             E                    C#
 Please show me something that isnít mine
                B                  A
But mine is the only kind that I relate to
   C#                B                   A             F
Le miroir casse, the mirror casts mon reflet partout

A F           F#m E            A F            A F
   Black Mirror,   Black Mirror,  Black Mirror

F#m                     E
 The Black Mirror knows no reflection
F#m                 E
 Knows not pride or vanity
F#m            E
 It cares not about your dreams
F#m                    E
 It cares not for your pyramid schemes
F#m              E
 Their names are never spoken
F#m           E
 The curse is never broken
F#m           E
 The curse is never broken

A                                F
Un, deux, trois, dis miroir noir,  Black Mirror
Un, deux, trois, dis miroir noir,  Black Mirror

A F x2

A F           F#m E            A F
   Black Mirror,   Black Mirror,  Black Mirror
A                F           F#m             E
 Their names are never spoken,  The curse is never broken,
A                F           F#m             E
 Their names are never spoken,  The curse is never broken,
A              F           F#m                  E
 Mirror mirror on the wall,  show me where them bombs will fall
A              F           F#m                  E
 Mirror mirror on the wall,  show me where them bombs will fall

A F            A F
  Black Mirror,  Black Mirror
  Black Mirror,  Black Mirror
  Black Mirror,  Black Mirror
  Black Mirror,  Black Mirror


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2. Keep the Car Running
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Capo 2

C:     x32013
Fadd9: 103123
Gsus4: 320013
C/B:   x20013
Am7:   x02013

Intro: C

C
Every night my dream's the same

Same old city with a different name
Fadd9
Men are coming to take me away
  C
I don't know why but I know I can't stay

C
There's a weight that's pressing down

Late at night you can hear the sound
Fadd9
Even the noise you make when you sleep
C
Can't swim across a river so deep

Gsus4                       C/B
They know my name, 'cause I told it to them
         Am7                       Fadd9
But they don't know where and they don't know when
Gsus4                         C
It's coming, when it's coming

C
There's a fear I keep so deep

Knew its name just before I could speak, yeah
Fadd9       C
Oh Oh Oh Oh

Gsus4                       C/B
They know my name, 'cause I told it to them
         Am7                       Fadd9            C
But they don't know where and they don't know when
     Fadd9      C             Fadd9
It's coming, or when but it's coming  
             C
Keep the car running

C
If some night I don't come home

Please don't think I've left you alone
    Fadd9
The same place animals go when they die
    C
You can't climb across a mountain so high
    Fadd9
The same city where I go when I sleep
    C
You can't see across a river so deep

Gsus4                       C/B
They know my name, 'cause I told it to them
         Am7                       Fadd9           C
But they don't know where and they don't know when
     Fadd9      C          Fadd9
It's coming, oh when is it coming  
             C       Fadd9
Keep the car running
             C       Fadd9
Keep the car running
             C       Fadd9
Keep the car running
             C
Keep the car running


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3. Neon Bible
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Verse:e|----------------------|B|----2----2----2----2--|G|----2----2----2----2--|D|----2----2----2----2--|
A|--4----0---------2----|E|------------4---------|
Chorus:e|----------------------|B|----2----2----2----2--|G|----2----2----2----2--|D|----2----2----2----2--|A|--4----0--------------|E|------------4-----0---|
Bridge:e|----------------------|B|----3----3----3----3--|G|----2----2----2----2--|D|--0-------------------|A|-------4---------0----|E|------------2---------|
A/C# A A/G# A/B x4 A/C# A A/G# A/B A vial of hope and a vial of pain A/C# A A/G# A/B In the light they both looked the same A/C# A A/G# A/B Poured them out on into the world A/C# A A/G# A/B On every boy and every girl singing Chorus: A/C# A A/G# A/E It's the Neon Bible The Neon Bible A/C# A A/G# A/E Not much chance for survival A/C# A A/G# A/E A If the Neon Bible is right A/C# A A/G# A/B Take the poison of your age Don't lick your fingers when you turn the page What I know is what you know is right In the city it's the only light Chorus Bridge: D D/C# D/F# D/A Oh God well look at you now D D/C# D/F# D/A Oh you lost it but you don't know how D D/C# D/F# D/A In the light of a golden calf D D/C# D/F# D/A Oh God I had to laugh A/C# A A/G# A/B Take the poison of your age Don't lick your fingers when you turn the page It was wrong but you said it was right In the future I will read at night Chorus: A/C# A A/G# A/E It's the Neon Bible The Neon Bible A/C# A A/G# A/E Not much chance for survival A/C# A A/G# A/E A If the Neon Bible is true =============== 4. Intervention =============== Intro Am F C Am F C Am F C G C Am F C The kingís taken back the throne Am F C The useless seed is sown Am F Em G C When they say they're cutting off the phone, I tell 'em you're not home Am F C No place to hide Am F C You're fightin' as a soldier on their side Am F Em G C Youíre still a soldier in your mind, though nothing's on the line Am F C You say itís money that we need Am F C As if weíre the only mouths to feed Am F Em G C I know no matter what you say, there are some debts you'll never pay Chorus: Am E F C Working for the church while your family dies Am E F C You take what they give you, and you keep it inside Am E F C G Every spark of friendship and love, will die without a home C F Em G C Hear the soldier groan, we'll go at it alone Am F C I can taste the fear Am F C Lift me up and take me out of here Am F Em G C Donít wanna fight, donít wanna die, just wanna hear you cry Am F C Whoís gonna throw the very first stone Am F C Oh whoís gonna reset the bone Am F Em G C Walking with your head in a sling, wanna hear the soldier sing Chorus: Am E F C Been working for the church while my family dies Am E F C Your little baby sisterís gonna lose her mind Am E F C G Every spark of friendship and love, will die without a home C F Em G C Hear the soldier groan, we'll go at it alone Em C G I can taste your fear Em C G Itís gonna lift you up and take you out of here Em C G D G And the bone shall never heal, I care not if you kneel Em C G We canít find you now Em C G But theyíre gonna get their money back somehow Em C G D G And when you finally disappear, we'll just say you were never here Chorus: Em B C G Been working for the church while, your life falls apart Em B C G Been singin' hallelujah with the fear in your heart Em B C G D Every spark of friendship and love, will die without a home G C Bm D G Hear the soldier groan, We'll go at it alone G C Bm D G Hear the soldier groan, We'll go at it alone ============================ 5. Black Wave/Bad Vibrations ============================ Capo 3 Daddb9: x24342 F#5 F#sus4 Am We can reach the sea B5 E They won't follow me F#5 F#sus4 Am The shadows they fear the sun B5 E We'll make it if we run E B Run from the memories E B Je nage, mais les sons me suivent F#5 F#sus4 Am Left my name with the border guards B5 E A name that I don't need F#5 F#sus4 Am Ce sera un long voyage B5 E Sur les vagues de l'oubli F#5 F#sus4 Am, B5 E x2 E B Run from the memories E B Je nage, mais les sons me suivent B Baddb9 Chorus: F Stop now before it's too late Am Been eating in the ghetto on a hundred dollar plate F Nothing lasts forever that's the way it's gotta be Am There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea Chorus F G Am For me, for you F G Am For me, It's always for you Chorus F Stop now before it's too late Am Your lover was for hire have you noticed he's been late F Nothing lasts forever that's the way it's gotta be Am There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea F G Am For me, for you F G Am For me, It's always for you F Am The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet The sound is not asleep, it's moving under my feet ================= 6. Ocean of Noise ================= Capo 3 Am C F G Am C F G F Am C F G F In an ocean of Noise, I first heard your voice Am C F G F Ringing like a bell, as if I had a choice, oh well Am C F G F Am C F G F Left in the morning, while you were fast asleep Am C F G F Into an ocean of violence, a world of empty streets Chorus: Am C F G You've got your reasons, and me I've got mine Am C/B C But all the reasons I gave F Am G Were just lies to buy Am G Am G Am G Myself some time Am C F G F In an ocean of Noise, I first heard your voice Am C F G F Now who here among us, still believes in choice, Not I Am C F G F Am C F G F No way of knowing, what any man will do Am C F G F An ocean of violence, between me and you Chorus I'm gonna work it out C Am I'm gonna work it out C Am 'Cause time won't work it out C Am I'm gonna work it out C Am 'Cause time won't work it out for you C Am C Am I'm gonna work it on out ============================== 7. The Well and the Lighthouse ============================== Capo 3 C Em F Am C/B C I, am serving time all for a crime I did, commit Em F Am C/B C You want the truth, you know I'd do it all again Em F Am C/B G Left for dead, heaven is only in my head G F x3 C F x2 C Em F Am C/B C I, heard a voice calling from down inside a well Em F Am C/B C See that silver shine, she said to come claim what was mine Em F Am C/B C So down I fell, down into the water black Em F Am C/B G My prison cell, only the moon was shining back G F x3 C F Em Am Em Am If I seem lost, well I weighted the cost Dm/F Em G Dm C And chose my crime, now it's mine all mine C Em F Am C/B C x2 C Em F Am C/B C I heard the voice calling from just outside the well Em F Am C/B C She said you fool now that you know your end is near Em F Am C/B G You always fall for what you desire or what you fear G F x3 C F x4 C E F Am C/B Resurrected, living in a lighthouse C E F Am C/B If you leave them, ships are gonna wreck C E F Am C/B Resurrected, living in a lighthouse C E F C The lions and the lambs ain't sleepin' yet C E F Am C/B Resurrected, living in a lighthouse C E F Am G Can you see the funny side, the ships are gonna wreck C E F Am C/B Resurrected, living in a lighthouse C Em F C The lions and the lambs ain't sleepin' yet The lions and the lambs ain't sleepin' yet The lions and the lambs ain't sleepin' yet ================================ 8. (Antichrist Television Blues) ================================ Intro: G G I don't wanna work in a building downtown No, I don't wanna work in a building downtown C I don't know what I'm gonna do G Cause the planes keep crashing always two by two D D/F# Don't wanna work in a building downtown C Em G No, I don't wanna see when the planes hit the ground G I don't wanna work in a building downtown I don't wanna work in a building downtown C Parkin' the cars in the underground G The voices when they scream, well they make no sound D D/F# I wanna see the cities rust C Em And the troublemakers ridin' on the back of the bus G Dear God, I'm a good Christian man In your glory, I know you understand C That you gotta work hard and you gotta get paid G My girl's thirteen, but she don't act her age D D/F# She can sing like a bird in cage C Em G Oh Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage G You know that I'm a God-fearin' man You know that I'm a God-fearin' man C I just gotta know if it's a part of your plan G To seat my daughter there by your right hand D D/F# I know that you'll do what's right, Lord C Em For they are the lanterns and you are the light C Em G Now I'm overcome C Em G By the light of day C Em G My lips are near, but my heart is far away C Em G Tell me what to say C Em I'll be your mouthpiece G Into the light of a bridge that burns As I drive from the city with the money that I earned C Into the black of a starless sky G I'm staring into nothing and I'm asking you why D D/F# Lord, will you make her a star C Em So the world can see who you really are? G Little girl, you're old enough to understand That you'll always be a stranger in a strange, strange land C The men are gonna come while you're fast asleep G So you better just stay close and hold onto me D D/F# If my little mockingbird won't sing C Em Then daddy won't buy her no diamond ring G Dear God, would you send me a child Oh God, would you send me a child C 'Cause I wanna put it up on the TV screen G So the world can see what your true word means D D/F# Lord, would you send me a sign C Em G 'Cause I just gotta know if I'm wastin' my time C Em G Now I'm overcome C Em G By the light of day C Em G My lips are near, but my heart is far away C Em G Now the war is won C Em G How come nothing tastes good G C G C D D/F# C Em G G You're such a sensitive child (sensitive child) Oh you're such a sensitive child C I know you're tired, but it's alright G I just need you to sing for me tonight D D/F# You're gonna have your day in the sun C Em You know God loves the sensitive ones G Oh my little bird in a cage Oh my little bird in a cage C I need you to get up for me, up on that stage G And show the men that you're old for your age D D/F# Now ain't the time for fear C Em But if you don't take it, it'll disappear G Oh my little mockingbird sing Come on, my little mockingbird sing C I need you to get up on that stage for me, honey G And show the men it's not about the money D D/F# Wanna hold a mirror up to the world C Em So that they can see themselves inside my little girl G Do you know where I was at your age Any idea where I was at your age C I was workin' downtown for the minimum wage G And I'm not gonna let you just throw it all away D D/F# I'm through being cute, I'm through being nice C Em Oh tell me Lord, am I the Antichrist ============= 9. Windowsill ============= Intro: G G I don't want to hear the noises on T.V. Em I don't want the salesmen coming after me C Em I don't want to live in my father's house no more G I don't want it fast, I don't want it free Em I don't wanna show you what they done to me C Em I don't want to live in my father's house no more G I don't want to choose black or blue Em I don't wanna see what they done to you C Em I don't want to live in my father's house no more Em G 'Cause the tide is high Em G And it's rising still Em C G And I don't wanna see it at my windowsill G I don't want to give 'em my name and address Em I don't want to see what happens next C Em I don't want to live in my father's house no more G I don't want to live with my father's debt Em You can't forgive what you can't forget C Em I don't want to live in my father's house no more G I don't want to fight in a holy war Em I don't want the salesmen knocking at my door C Em I don't want to live in America no more Em G Because the tide is high Em G And it's rising still Em C G And I don't wanna see it at my windowsill Em G Em I don't want to see it at my windowsill G Em Don't want to see it at my windowsill C G Don't want to see it at my windowsill G MTV, what have you done to me Save my soul, set me free Set me free, what have you done to me I can't breathe, I can't see World War Three, when are you coming for me Been kicking up sparks, we set the flames free The windows are locked now, so what'll it be A house on fire or a rising sea Em G Why is the night so still? Em G Why did I take the pill? Em C G Because I don't want to see it at my windowsill Em G Em | I don't want to see it at my windowsill | I don't want to see it at my windowsill | x3 C G | I don't want to see it at my windowsill | ============== 10. No Cars Go ============== Capo 1 Intro: C Em G x4 Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey! Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey! Asus2 C C Em G We know a place where no planes go C Em G We know a place where no ships go Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, no cars go Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, no cars go Asus2 Cadd9 Where we know C Em G We know a place no space ships go C Em G We know a place where no subs go Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, no cars go Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, no cars go Asus2 Cadd9 Where we know
Bass riff:e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|---------------------| x4D|---------------------|A|-----------------3---|E|-5--3--5--3----------|
C Em G Go, now go! C Em G Ooooooooooooh C Em G Ooooooooooooh Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, us kids know Asus2 Em Cadd9 C Hey, no cars go Asus2 Cadd9 Where we know C Em G x2 C G Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Between the click of the light and the start of the dream Em D G, Em D G Em D Little babies, let's go G Women and children, let's go Em Old folks, let's go D Don't know where we're goin' C Em Ah ah ah ah D Ah ah ah ah G Ah ah ah ah ===================== 11. My Body Is a Cage ===================== Capo 1 F#m My body is a cage A/E D That keeps me from dancing with the one I love F#m But my mind holds the key F#m My body is a cage A/E D That keeps me from dancing with the one I love F#m But my mind holds the key F#m I'm standing on the stage A/E D Of fear and self-doubt it's a hollow play F#m But they'll clap anyway F#m My body is a cage A/E C# That keeps me from dancing with the one I love D Bm But my mind holds the key D/A Bm You're standing next to me D/A Bm My mind holds the key F#m I'm living in an age A/E That calls darkness light D Though my language is dead F#m Still the shapes fill my head F#m I'm living in an age A/E Whose name I don't know D Though the fear keeps me moving F#m Still my heart beats so slow F#m My body is a cage A/E C# That keeps me from dancing with the one I love D Bm But my mind holds the key D/A Bm You're standing next to me D/A Bm My mind holds the key F#m A/E Bm F#m My body is a cage F#m A/E Bm F#m F#m My body is a cage A/E We take what we're given D Just because you've forgotten F#m Doesn't mean you're forgiven F#m I'm living in an age A/E Still turning in the night D But when I get to the doorway F#m There's no one in sight F#m I'm living in an age A Realizing I'm dancing C# With the one I love D Bm But my mind holds the key D/A Bm standing next to me D/A Bm My mind holds the key G A Set my spirit free Set my spirit free Set my mind free Set my spirit free
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