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I Was A Kaleidoscope Acoustic Tab

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              I WAS A KALEIDOSCOPE (Acoustic) – Death Cab for Cutie
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Acoustic version of song on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K0R8UN2SjQ)
Tabbed by: Pat Malavi
Email: pat.malavi@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard
Watch video referenced above for strumming rhythm

Verse 1:

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       I put on my overcoat and walked into winter, my teeth chattered rhythms

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 And they were grouped in 2s or 3s, like a morse code message was sent from me

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   to me and cars on slippery slopes were stuck, people pushing through 
   their mittens as I was beginning

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          to feel it soaking through my shoes, getting colder with every

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   step I took to your apartment

Musical Interlude (play twice):

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    dear.

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Verse 2:

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      And I was a kaleidoscope the snow on my lenses distorting the image

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            of what was only one of you and I didn't know which one

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      to    address  as all   your lips 
        
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   moved and this is when I forget to breathe 

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   and all the things I scripted they sound unfounded.

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   And it's that look that you're giving me

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    that tells me exactly what you are thinking,       this ain't working

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   anymore.

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Bridge:

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       They got their mothers worked into a panic

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       sledding down hills into oncoming traffic

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    and parents layered clothes until the children couldn't move them

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   and left them outside until their noses were blue

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   and I got             left there

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   too.

Last verse:

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       I put on my overcoat and walked into winter, my teeth chattered rhythms

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 And they were grouped in 2s or 3s, like a morse code message 

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   was sent from me to me.

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hendrixfreak93 wrote on November 17 2008, 04:14 pm

Dude, fantastic tab! Perfect!
Thanks a ton for this.
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