Death Cab For Cutie – Bixby Canyon Bridge Live tab

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Bixby Canyon Bridge
Death Cab For Cutie
Narrow Stairs

This is meant to be an acoustic rendition of the song.  The Bass line obviously does a 
amount of "walking," but the root chords are good enough for playing on acoustic.

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-Verse A-
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C             Am                C
I descended a dusty gravel ridge
            Am                 C
Beneath the Bixby Canyon Bridge
           Am             C
Until I eventually arrived
       Am
At the place where your soul had died

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-Verse B-
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F        C      G       F
Barefoot in the shallow creek
            C           G         F
I grab some stones from underneath
           C         G        F (hold an extra measure)
Waiting for you to speak to me

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-Verse A-
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C                  Am                  C
In the silence it became so very clear
             Am                   C
That you had long ago disappeared
             Am                         C
And I curse myself for being surprised
                Am
That this didn't play out like it did in my mind

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-Verse B-
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F          C     G             F
All the way from San Francisco
         C     G                F
As I chase the end of your rope
               C   G           F
'Cause I've still got miles to go

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-Verse C-
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F
     C         G    F
I want to know my fate
    C      G         F
If I keep up this way
       C     G          F
Its hard to want to stay
       Am    E
Aw  -  a  -  y

F
       C    G         F
Then everyone you meet
             C   G       F
Will all seem to be asleep
         C               G               D
And you wonder if you're missing your dream
          F          D
You can't see your dream
          F          D
You can't see your dream
           F         D          F
Just can't see your dream

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-Chorus-
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D G F Your dr - e - am.........E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------| (Repeat x12, last 4 w/o lyrics)D|-----4-------5-(slide)-10-(hold)--|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
For the next 7 progressions, alternate between these two Riffs, A B A B A B A
~~~Riff A~~~ D G FE|---------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------5b6b5-5b6b6--|G|-----------------------------------5---------------|D|-----4-------5------10------5----------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
~~~Riff B~~~ D G FE|---------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------5b6b5-5b6-3--|G|-----------------------------------5---------------|D|-----4-------5------10------5----------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
D G F F (with bend)E|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------5b6b5-(Repeat bend x7)-|G|-----------------------------------5-------------------------|D|-----4-------5------10------5--------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
------- -Outro- ------- C Am C Then is started getting dark Am C And I trudged back to where the car was parked Am C No closer to any kind of truth Am (rest) As I must assume was the case with you
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