Shins – 40 Mark Strasse chords

Chords
Transpose:
As with the a lot of Port of Morrow, I've worked this out in about 20 minutes just
playing and listening to the song. The rhythm is easy enough, and I've tried to line up the
chords as best I can with (what I believe to be) the lyrics. As always, works best 
listening to the song! These should all be played in barre chord form. The F#m should definitely
be played up at the 9th fret, sounds much better that way! I wasn't really sure about 
the instrumental break, with the sounds and bass over it, but I think it's Bm, D, E, D. 
Hope it all makes sense and helps you play - or at least attain a closer version 
of - this song! :D


Intro
A  C#m x 4

A C#mIs it all so very simple
D EAnd horribly complex
D EYou're suffering the thimble
A DAnd there's nothing coming next
A C#mYour mom smokes in the kitchen
D AHer voice a cutting drone
D EThey're creeping out, you pass the bar
A DYour father's second home
A D - EThat leaves you on your own
A C#mAt nights I'd often watch you
D EFloat across the ground
D EOut the gate to the motorway
A DWhat secrets have you found?
A C#mYou had to know I wanted
D ASomething from you then
D EToo young to know just what it was
A DSomething more than a friend
A D - EIs that you at the end
F#m - E D (D - E)Well, you play in the street at night
F#m - E D (D - E)You blow like a broken kite
F#m - E D (D - E)My girl, you're giving up the fight
A C#m GAre you gonna let these Americans
EPut another dent in your life?
A C#m x2
A C#mMy mother says your dirty
D EThey're gonna find you dead
D EBut have you got that final chapter
A DWritten in your head
A C#mCause every single story
D AIs a story about love
D EBoth the overflowing cup
A DAnd the painful lack thereof
A D - EYou got the heart of a dove
F#m - E D (D - E)But, you play in the street at night
F#m - E D (D - E)You blow like a broken kite
F#m - E D (D - E)My girl, you're giving up the fight
F#m E D (D - E)You have to lose all them childish notions
A C#m GIf you're gonna let these American boys
EPut another dent in your life
Instrumental break Bm D E D x4
F#m - E D (D - E) you play in the street at night
F#m - E D (D - E)You blow like a broken kite
F#m - E D (D - E)My girl, you're giving up the fight
F#m E D (D - E)You have to lose all them childish notions
A C#m GOr you're gonna let these Americans
EPut another dent in your life
A C#m x 7
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