Guitar chords with lyrics
BAND: The Airborne Toxic Event Q/C/C: email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Probably the prettiest song by this band to date. Absolutely heartwrenching.
NOTE: this is based on one particular live version. It is “Live at Birmingham Academy,” in the UK on the 7th of November 2009. It was played during a set that is available for download in its entirety (like an hour and a half long track) on the Airborne website. I have seen this song performed live, and it was played slightly differently, and most youtube clips I have seen all play it differently as well. Most versions I’ve seen he uses a capo (sometimes 3, sometimes 4...); sometimes he plays D MajorD G+G A, sometimes G+G C majorC D. I guess we won’t know the official version until the studio version comes out, but this version, the one I’ve downloaded from their website, is the prettiest version I’ve heard, so I’d suggest everyone grab a copy of it. If you have a different version somehow and you really like THAT version and it sounds slightly different, then try messing around with a capo, or if worst comes to worst replace the chords below with the following: D MajorD -> G, G+G -> C, A augmentedA -> D, and move the capo around again. LAST NOTE: The way I hear it (for this version; no capo, standard tuning), he (Mikel) avoids the top e string a lot, emphasizing instead the unchanging note D MajorD on the BB string (3rd fret), like the tremolo. Sometimes he does play the e string, and sometimes, instead of the D MajorD chord he plays Bm. It’s too hard to tell, and at this point it’s too irregular, to put the Bm’s in this tab, so I’m just going to put D’s in and if you want to throw in the occasional B minorBm go for it. Song starts off with Anna’s (viola) tremolo on note D MajorD (8th fret, high e-string). Eventually, when Steven (guitar) begins mimicking, he tremolo’s in a similar pattern. It’s pretty much (top e string): 8 8 8 10 (in same time as chords below, trem each). Sometimes they go up to 12, and one or both of them might add a second note via the BB string.
Intro: (after lead-in trem from Anna) D MajorD G+G D MajorD A augmentedA x4 D MajorD How can I explain to you G+G The picture of this avenue? D MajorD The rain falls on the street outside A augmentedA My window on this Thursday afternoon D MajorD I sit alone inside G+G These sinful walls I've lived inside D MajorD So many lies I’ve lived and died A augmentedA None so much as the one I’ve lived with you. D MajorD G+G I see you on the highway (G+G) A augmentedA thousand miles away D MajorD Rain falls through your hair and cheeks A augmentedA Tears and mascara streaks D MajorD Your face reflected in the glass G+G Lines in the pavement go past D MajorD Just like the lines around your eyes A augmentedA That held the weight of all these sad goodbyes Interlude: D MajorD G+G D MajorD A augmentedA x 4 (I think the last time is B minorBm G+G D MajorD A...) D MajorD Everybody that I know G+G Tell me just to let it go D MajorD You run from everything, they say A augmentedA Hurt the ones you love blindly D MajorD But here I sit and picture you G+G With fingers worn, your shirt torn through D MajorD Your heart's so big and broke in two A augmentedA Your mind drifting through all you knew D MajorD Afraid to love, afraid to lose G+G Afraid to start, afraid to choose D MajorD Afraid to live, afraid to die A augmentedA Afraid to let you days slip by D MajorD Afraid you’ll change or stay the same G+G Afraid we’ll lose ourselves again D MajorD A augmentedA Afraid of the truth that love D MajorD Could cause you so much pain (D MajorD) G+G D MajorD A augmentedA I know D MajorD I felt it, too G+G D MajorD I know, I know A augmentedA Darlin, I wish it wasn't true. (end on D MajorD)