Shins - Australia chords


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------9-----11-----------------------------------------|A|-----7-----9-----11------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
This is the opening riff is like this, the other part is done with la's, but if you want to play it too, just play 9 on the G, 11 then 9 on the D string. The intro is just an E chord. It sounds better with a 5th root barre chord, how James Mercer plays it. When James does the intro acoustically, he sometimes removes all but the barred root while playing, gives a nice sound when played this way.
E C#m F#m Born to multiply or born to gaze into night skies,
F#m G#m A G#m F#m all you want's one more Saturday.
E C#mBut look here, until then
F#mThey're gonna buy your life's time
F#m - G#m A G#m F#m So keep your wick in the air and your feet in the fetters
B ETil the day, we come in doing cartwheels
B EWe all crawl out by ourselves, and your shape on the dance floor
BWill have me thinking such filth I'll gouge my eyes.
C#m AYou'll be damned to be one of us girl
C#m AFaced with the dodo's conundrum
E F#m A I felt like I could just fly
G#m B A G#m F#m But nothing happened every time I tried.
E C#m F#mDuotone on the wall, the selfless fool who hoped he'd saved us all
F#m G#m A G#m F#m never dreamt of such sterile hands
E C#m F#mYou keep them folded in your lap, or raise them up to beg for scraps
F#m G#m A G#m F#m BYou know he's holding you down with the tips of his fingers, just the same
E BWill you be pulled from the ocean? But just a minute too late?
E BOr changed by a potion, and find a handsome young mate for you to love
C#m Ayou'll be damned to pining through the window panes, you know
C#m A E - F#m Ayou'll trade your life for any ordinary joe's, well do it now or grow old
G#m B A G#m F#mCos your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Solo (Verse chords x2) E, C#m, F#m, G#m, A, G#m, F#m E, C#m, F#m, G#m, A, G#m, F#m
B E Been alone since you were 21, you haven't laughed since January
B EYou try and make like this is so much fun, but we know it to be be quite contrary
BLa la la la la la
C#m A C#m A Dare to be one of us, girl, facing the android's conundrum
E - F#m A I felt like I should just cry
G#m ABut nothing happens every time I take one on the chin
G#m AYeah Himmler in your coat you don't know how long I've been
G#m A G#m AWatching the lantern dim, starved of oxygen, oh
F#m A Bso give me your hand and lets jump out the window
E until end. I've put in all the bits that were missing from previous versions, for instance, I put in the rundown of the chords at the end of the verses etc. It looks quite confusing, but if you listen to the song, you'll get the timing and it'll sound great! Hope you enjoy! Please rate! Been playing guitar for less than a year and only made a few tabs before. Hope this helps you achieve pure shins goodness!
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