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                Capo 3

All of the chords in brackets are optional. Kevin often plays them in his live performances.

The chords are pretty straightforward. Just to make things easier...

C/G is 332010

B/F# is 224442

C/B is x20010 (It's just a bass walk down from C to Am)

C/G                    Em

Your crooked days come bundled up in bunches

F                      C/G  B

break your brain like a branch

C/G                   Em

And push you out here asking after something

F                       C/G

you should know I don't have

            (C/B)      Am       F       C/G

'Cause If I had it you wouldn't have to ask

    (C/B)       Am       F       C/G

If I had it you wouldn't have to ask

C/G                Em

Later on, when you bargain with your mirror

        F (Fm)                 C/G

and you ask "is it really that bad?"

           (C/B)      Am       F       C/G

Well if it wasn't you wouldn't have to ask

      (C/B)      Am       F       Dm D7 (OR

D if you so choose)

If it wasn't you wouldn't have to ask

F             C

How could you know if you didn't?

F              C             G                  F

What's left to say when your tongue's turned to ash?

                    C (OR Fm)

I'd tell you you're fine and forgiven

       Am       F       C/G

So you wouldn't have to ask

Interlude

C/G Em F C/G B

C/G Em F C/G

C/G                Em

Shoot what's left, slip inside your sinner's smile

F       (Fm)     C/G

Another man in a mask

       (C/B)        Am       F      C/G

If you faced it you wouldn't need a mask

       (C/B)        Am       F      C/G

If you meant it you wouldn't need a mask

          (C/B)        Am       F      C/G

If I could fix you you wouldn't have to ask

          (C/B)         Am       F       C/G

B C D F G

If I could help you you wouldn't have to ask

The last chord progression can be in open or barre chords, depending on your preference.

on G. :)



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C/G

Em

F

B

C

G

Am

D

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