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Battle Born Chords

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*----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------*
*This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the*
*song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.*
*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------*

Released on September 17th 2012, "Battle Born"
is the homonimous track for the Killers' fourth album.
During the 2012-2013 Battle Born tour, this is the tune
that closes most of their setlists due its emotiveness.

Tabbed by Pelusteriano
Contact at my UG profile
Lyrics by B. Flowers, D. Keuning, M. Stoermer & R. Vannucci Jr.
Music by the Killers
Key of F# (it would be G but it's half step down)
Tuning Eb (low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)
==============================================================================
NOTE: Chords are listed as their standard flat tuning, but are played on a Eb tuning

Chords (low to high, in order of appereance)
G 320033  D X00232 or X5777X  C X32010  Am X02210  Cadd9 X3203X
Fmaj7 X33210  Cm X35543  G* 355433  Em 022000 or X7998X


   INTRO

G   D-C   D-Em   G-Am   Am-Cadd9   C
(Refer to song for timing, it'll be important for chorus and ending)


   VERSES I & II
 
G                     D
You lost faith in the human spirit
Fmaj7                  C
You walk around like a ghost
Cm                 G*
Your star-spangled heart
      Am             D
Took a train for the coast

G                       D
When you shine you're a hilltop mansion
Fmaj7                 C
So how'd you lose the light?
       Cm           G*
Was it blown by the wind,
       Am           D
In the still of the night?
C
We're up against the wall


   CHORUS (strum like intro)

G
Up against the wall
D-C                          D    Em
  There's something dying on the street

When they knock you down
G-Am                            Cadd9 
  You're gonna get back on your feet
 C                 D 
(No you can't stop now)


   VERSES III & IV

G                     D
I always saw you as a kind of keeper
Fmaj7         C
A mother to a child
         Cm              G*
But your boys have grown soft
         Am              D - Dsus2
And your girls have gone wild

G                   D
From the blue ridge to the black hills
Fmaj7           C
To the redwood sky
    Cm         G
The season may pass
        Am           D
But the dream doesn't die
C
Why did you drop the ball?


   CHORUS (strum like intro)

G
Up against the wall
D-C                          D    Em
  There's something dying on the street

When they knock you down
G-Am                            Cadd9 
  You're gonna get back on your feet
 C                 D 
(No you can't stop now)

G
When they break your heart
D-C                         D  Em
  When they cause your soul to mourn

Remember what I said
G-Am                 Cadd9
  Boy you was battle born
 C                  D
(No, you can't stop now)


   INTERLUDE

Em   Am                Cadd9
        You was battle born...
Em                             C
   When the night falls on the land
                       Am      Cadd9
Are you haunted by the sound?...

Em                              Cadd9
    It's gonna take more than a hand
                    Am
To turn this thing around
                     C
Won't you lean it on me?
        Am     Em
Rescue, set me free


   CHORUS (strum like intro)

G
Up against the wall
D-C                          D    Em
  There's something dying on the street

When they knock you down
G-Am                            Cadd9 
  You're gonna get back on your feet
C                    D 
Cause you can't stop now

G
Did they break your heart?
D-C                        D  Em
  Did they cause your soul to mourn

Remember what I said
G-Am                 Cadd9
  Boy you was battle born
C                    D
Cause you can't stop now

G
Come on show your face
D-C                   D     Em
  Come on give us one more spark

So we'll start a fire
G-Am                      Cadd9
  Unless we fall into the dark
C                  D
And you can't stop now

G
You never know

If you never learn
D-C
  You never shine

If you never burn
D-Em
  The rising tide

The undertow
G-Am
  The venom and

The overflow
          Cadd9
You turn away
C            
Welcome home

G   D-C   D-Em   G-Am   Am-Cadd9   C

G   D-C   D-Em   G-Am   Am-Cadd9   C   G
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