Mgmt – Oracular Spectacular chords

Just a compilation of the chords to one of my favorite albums, no real credit to me.

1. Time To Pretend

WEE TUNEE|-----------2-2------|B|-5-3-2--------------|G|------4-2-----------| x 5D|--------------------|A|--------------------|E|--------------------|
D G D I'm feeling rough I'm feeling raw I'm in the prime of my life.
D G D Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives.
D G D I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars.
D G D You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.
G This is our decision to live fast and die young.
D We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
G Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
D Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
A F#mForget about our mothers and our friends.
G A DWe were fated to pretend.
G D to pretend.
G DWe were fated to pretend.
G D to pretend.
D G DI'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms.
D G DI'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world.
D G DI'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home.
D G DYeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.
G But there is really nothing, nothing we can do.
DLove must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew.
G The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
Dwe'll find some more models, Everything must run its course.
A F#m We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end.
G A DWe were fated to pretend.
G D to pretend.
G DWe were fated to pretend.
G D to pretend.
2. Weekend Wars
Dm C GEvil S I yes to find a shore,
C G FA beach that doesn't quiver anymore,
Dm C FWhere we can crush some plants to paint my walls,
Am FAnd I won't try to fight in the weekend wars
Dm C GWas I? I was too lazy to bathe
C G FOr paint or write or try to make a change.
Dm C FNow I can shoot a gun to kill my lunch
Am FAnd I don't have to love or think too much
A Dm C F A A#Instant battle plans written on the sidewalk
A Dm C F A A#Mental mystics in a twisted metal car
A Dm C F Gm A# CTried to amplify the sound of light and love
(Instead of just playing a C at the end here, you can match the sound of MGMT a little better if you play the riff below. When you finish it, go right into the Dm of the next verse.)
Dm C GChrist is cursed of faders and maders
C G FMight even take a knife to split a hair
Dm C FOr even scare the children off my lawn
Am FGiving us time to make the makeshift bombs
Dm C GEvery mess invested was a score
C G FWe couldn't use computers anymore
Dm C FBut it's difficult to win unless you're bored,
Am FAnd you might have to plan for the weekend wars
A Dm C F A A#Try to break my heart I'll drive to Arizona.
A Dm C F A A#It might take 100 years to grow an arm
A Dm C F Gm A# AI'll sit and listen to the sound of sand and cold
Dm C F A A#Twisted diamond heart, I'm the weekend warrior
A Dm C F A A#My predictions are the only things I have
A Dm C F Gm A# CI can amplify the sound of light and love
(Here there is a similar riff as before. I strum or pick this depending on how intense I want it to sound. Again, go right into the next part after finishing this.)
C A#I'm a curse and I'm a sound,
When I open up my mouth,
FThere's a reason I don't win,
CI don't know how to begin
A#I'm a curse and I'm a sound,
When I open up my mouth,
FThere's a reason I don't win,
CI don't know how to begin
A#I'm a curse and I'm a sound,
When I open up my mouth,
FThere's a reason I don't win,
CI don't know how to begin
3. The Youth!
C F Bb A This is a call of arms to live and love and sleep together
C F Bb AWe could flood the streets with love or light or heat whatever
C FLock the parents out, cut a rug, twist and shout
BbWave your hands, Make it rain
AFor stars will rise again.
Bb AThe youth is starting to change
Dm CAre you starting to change?
FAre you together, together, together, together?
(repeat) 4. Electric Feel Tabbed by: Alina37 Chords Used: Cm7(v1) Gm Ab Bb Cm7(v2)
Intro: Cm7(v1), Gm, Ab... Bb, Gm, Ab
Cm7(v1) Gm AbAll along the western front
Bb Gm AbPeople line up to receive
Cm7 Gm AbShe got the power in her hand
Bb Gm AbTo shock you like you won't believe
Saw her in the Amazon With the voltage running through her skin Standing there with nothing on She gonna teach me how to swim -Pause-
Cm7 Gm AbI said ooh girl
Bb Gm AbShock me like an electric eel
Cm7 Gm AbBaby girl
Bb Gm AbTurn me on with your electric feel
I said ooh girl Shock me like an electric eel Baby girl Turn me on with your electric feel All along the eastern shore Put your circuits in the sea This is what the world is for Making electricity You can feel it in your mind Oh you can do it all the time Plug it in and change the world You are my electric girl I said ooh girl Shock me like an electric eel Baby girl Turn me on with your electric feel I said ooh girl Shock me like an electric eel Baby girl Turn me on with your electric feel Interlude: Cm7(v2), Bb [x3] Ab Cm7(v1), Gm, Ab... Bb, Gm, Ab
Cm7(v1) Gm AbDo what you feel now
Bb Gm AbElectric feel now
Cm7 Gm AbDo what you feel now
Bb Gm AbElectric feel now
Do what you feel now Electric feel now Do what you feel now Electric feel now Do what you feel now Electric feel now 5. Kids (Intro) Em C G D x4 (Verse)
Em C You were a child
G DCrawling on your knees toward him
Em C Making momma so proud
G D Em CBut your voice is too loud
G DWe like to watch you laughing
Em C Picking insects off of plants
G DNo time to think of consequences
Em CControl yourself
G DTake only what you need from it
Em C G DA family of trees wanting to be haunted (?)
(Repeat chorus) (Verse) The water is warm But it's sending me shivers A baby is born Crying out for attention Memories fade Like looking through a fogged mirror Decisions too Decisions are made and not bought But I thought this wouldn't hurt a lot I guess not (Chorus) (Bridge) (Chorus x4) 6. 4th Dimensional Transition Tabbed by Jordan I could't find a tab of this anywhere so I decided to figure it out myself. It's pretty easy to make out just by listening to it, but I think I got it right for the most part. Any comments or corrections are welcome. All the verse parts are barre chords:
E A Am B Dm D G F F# C G2e|-------5----5---7----5---5---3---1---2----3---10---------------------------|B|---9---5----5---7----6---7---3---1---2----5---12---------------------------|G|---9---6----5---8----7---7---4---2---3----5---12---------------------------|D|---9---7----7---9----7---7---5---3---4----5---12---------------------------|A|---7---7----7---9----5---5---5---3---4----3---10---------------------------|E|---0---5----5---7------------3---1---2-------------------------------------|
EI feel your racing heart
EMy liquid silver arms extended
EThese waves aren't far apart
EBlack gold in clawfoot tubs unchanging
A Am EI am fire, where's my form?
A Am BWhisper crimson I intrude
Dm AThere's light beneath your eyes
Dm BNew overtones in view
A EEndless form, endless time
A little different for the next verse:
EIf what they say is true
EYou are a shadow in the fourth dimension
ETo float away with you
EWe see the corners where nothing happens
A Am EWhile we drifted we were one
A Am ECeilings lifted walls were gone
E D G(2)You speak the language of the breeze
GAll your leaves were meant for me
F F# EThe love that every person wants to be
Here is the instrumental verse part:
Dm CStuck together, I don't like revealing secrets
F GI'll live inside your lips if you won't laugh
AMy heaving hands on rotten fruit at last
Dm CFallow fingers, there's a surface I can count on
F GShe'd fit inside my heart and take it over
ATill her cape got blown into my red lungs
DmEither there's a purpose
COr I'm heading out at breakfast
FTake a drink, take a drag
GOne more coffee, ugly hat
GNo more mirrors, woolen bag
DAnd I am gone
The song ends by strumming a standard D chord a bunch of times, before ending on a final G chord. 7. Pieces of What Chordies G,D,Em,C Verse:
G Dwhen the world has turned
Emparalyzed and wrong
G D Em cold blooded claws never offered anything at all
G D past the point of love
Emshattered and untied
G Dwaiting to pick up the pieces
Emthat make it all alright
Cbut pieces of what
Empieces of what
Gpieces of what
D C Gdoesn't matter any more
8. Of Birds, Moons and Monsters Tabbed by Angel Greetings from Mexico! Live Intro: C#m/A B
B Verse
C#m E G#Why'd you cut holes in the face of the moon base?
B C#mDon't you know about the temperature change
E G#In the cold black shadow?
B AAre you mad at your walls
B C#m E G#Or hoping that an unknown force can repair things for you?
B C#m E G#Pardon all the time that you've thrown into your pale grey garden?
B A B AIf the ship will never come you've got to move along
A Chorus
C#m E G# B C#mEven a bird would want a taste of dirt from abyssal dark
C#m E G#
AThe prick of a feather could make a kingdom burn and the bloodshed start
B C#mThe falling apart
C#m E G#Made me a shadow in the shape of wonder
B C#mThe waves of black
C#m E G# B
AIf she's going under I can hold my breath till the sky comes back
B A BOr drown like a rat, rat, rat
A BHe's a rat!
G#To catch a monster
AWe make a movie
A#Set the tempo
B(with fill)And cut and cut its brains out
A - G#
C#m F# AIt will inspire on the burning pyre
G#Half the distance
AHalf the motion
B(with fill) A - F#m - G#It's easy as the ocean
End A F#m G#
9. The HandshakeIntro: |------------------- 3x -------------------|e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------0--2--0-------------------------------------------------|A|--------0----0--2----------------2----0-2-0--------------------------------|E|--0--3------------------------------------------------0--3-----------------|
A GI just shook the handshake
G DI just sealed the deal
A GI'll try not to let them
G DTake everything they can steal
A GPeople always told me
G DDon't forget your roots
A G DI know I can feel them underneath my leather boots
G G/F# Em A D A BmYou toss all the mornings lost to the clouds and you watch it go
G G/F# Em A D A Bm Your fairweather friends on a parachute binge get lost when the wind blows
G AThe handshake's stuck on the tip of my tongue
BmIt tastes like death but it looks like fun
Play this part with bar chords:
BI was a loner
E D# G# BI was just waiting by myself
DWhen you, warped temptress
A BRose to bring me happiness and wealth
E D# D C#Black tears, black smile, black credit cards and shoes
AYou can call all the people you want
E F#But it's you who's being used
BUnder your black eyes, honey
E D# G# BRight beneath your nose
DA curse on all creation
A BEvery single thing you knew
E D# D C#White smoke, white light, white marble on the floor
A E F#It would only take a few seconds of darkness to figure out what's in store
Little girl
G G/F# Em A D A BmMmm you convince yourself that you want it, but you don't know
G G/F# Em A D A BmYou keep on trying to wash the blood from your hands, but it won't go
G AWe're gonna keep you on the run
BmWe got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue We got the handshake under our tongue We got the handshake under our tongue We got the handshake x15 10. Future Reflections Intro
F#m D#m C#m G#m G#m F# E B A A# Ae|--9-----11----9-----11----11----9-----7----7----5----6----5----------------|B|--10----11----9-----12----12----11----9----7----5----6----5----------------|G|--11----11----9-----13----13----11----9----8----6----7----6----------------|D|--11----13----11----13----13----11----9----9----7----8----7----------------|A|--9-----13----11----11----11----9-----7----9----7----8----7----------------|E|--------11----9----------------------------7----5----6----5----------------|
A Ee|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----5---------------------9------------------------------------------------|G|----6---------------------9------------------------------------------------|D|----7---------------------9------------------------------------------------|A|----0----0-----0----------7------------------------------------------------|E|------------0------------------0-0-0-0---0---------------------------------|
AAnd there were future reflections
EOn the face and the hands
AOn a green colored island
EOn a primitive man
AIt was the future reflecting
EIt felt familiar but new
AA street was missing a building
EThe kids had something to do
F#m E B There was a feeling the spirit was leaving
ARed like a marker
F#m E So my tribe, with my knife
B ACut the heart from a lonely life
This part is especially weird, so I just play basically the bassline (which I mapped out for guitar) throughout this verse:
I saw patterns on floorboards Deep in the dust was a leader Someone was walking on floorboards Turned them from oak to cedar He can assess the situation I wrapped a string around my finger Into the forest with the young ones I don't expect to be a winner
F#m E But as long as you feel it
BI'm a believer
AMy heart is phosphor
F#m E Sea rolls, death tolls
B ABreak the surface don't break my bones
F#m E B Off of the trail and off of your hands and
AOnto a new plan
F#m E Is the cost to stay lost
B AForever in an empty skin
A#Pale and thin
B A# If it's good, or if it's fortune, I can't tell
A EBut pieces come together for some reason just as well
B Their guns couldn't see us
A#There's a sea outside my door
A And one day I'll appreciate
E C C#m BThe rush of blood and the washed out beat of the shore
A EAnd remember what it felt like
C#m B To be alone
A ESitting in the sunlight
C#m B A EAll alone
Just end on that progression: C#m, B, A, E
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