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MGMT- Congratulations (2010)

1. It's Working

    F#m   G    D    C#m    Bm    B    Em    Em5   E    A#m    G#m
e|---2----3----------4------2----7-----0-----7----0-----6------4------------|
B|---2----3----7-----5------3----7-----0-----8----0-----6------4------------|
G|---2----4----7-----6------4----8-----0-----9----1-----6------4------------|
D|---4----5----7-----6------4----9-----2-----9----2-----8------6------------|
A|---4----5----5-----4------2----9-----2-----7----2-----8------6------------|
E|---2----3----------------------7-----0-----0----0-----6------4------------|

Intro:

Play 4 times...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------3--------------------------------------|
G|---------------------0---2--------------------------------------|
D|-----------0--2--3-------0--------------------------------------|
A|--0--2--3-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


F#m        G
Here, you focus
D     C#m  Bm       G
 so I can  see your faces
    F#m       B
the eyes are wrong

Riff 2:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2---0------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------4--4----2---4---4---------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------2-----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    "How will I  know if it's working..."

    F#m
    right?

F#m       G
light confuses
D      C#m  Bm       G
 the tiny   isles of bruises
    F#m     B
the mangled lines

(Riff 2)
I see the signs of aging

D                D
But if I try to feel at all 
  Em               Em
I am deceived my mind's affected
D
it's empty now
D
as I lay down
Em
I feel alright
Em
my heart is racing

F#m      G
Turn the noise on
D         C#m   Bm      G
 I'd like to   feed my poison
  F#m     B
assembly lines

(Riff 2)
carry a velvet warning

F#m    G
to the yard
D          C#m   Bm       G
 it's just like striking matches
    F#m     B
the polish lies

But it's working in your blood
 B  A#m   G#m        E
(Working  in   your blood)

Which you know is not the same as love
 Em          F#m
(Same   as   love)
G                    (D)
Love is only in your mind
 D  C#m   Bm         G
(Working  in  your  mind)
              A
And not your heart

F#m        G
Now, it's working

Bridge:
Em5   Em    D    G    F#m    A

But it's working in your blood
 B  A#m   G#m        E
(Working  in   your blood)

Which you know is not the same as love
 Em          F#m
(Same   as   love)
G                    (D)
Love is only in your mind
 D  C#m   Bm         G
(Working  in  your  mind)
              A
And not your heart

2. Song for DAN TREACY

 D             Bm             G                   Gm/Bb
He spends his time, or maybe half of his time, or part of the time wandering

           D/A                Bm                Em
'round the creeks and cobble stones of hackney lanes

D                  Bm           G                      Gm/Bb
with a tear in his eye, as the children walk by, he's thinking of a song

      D/A              Bm          Em      F#m     Fm
then stops, to paint a picture of a frown, walking around

Em Cm Gm F#m Fm x2 

And the fast guitar that's right after that part goes like this:

e|-------------------------|
B|-5--5--4--4--3--3--2--2--|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------| x2

D            Bm                G                          Gm/Bb 
Dan Treacy's smile, leaves you trying to decide who's the victim, what's the crime?

    D/A                       Bm          Em
no rest for the mind, that's seen it all before

D                         Bm                 G                  Gm/Bb
and I don't know where he lives, but he's a myth of a man, and Texas Bob the cameraman

    D/A           Bm              Em             F#m       Fm          
is off to fix his sit before the show, yeah but where did he go?

Em Cm Gm F#m Fm x2

    C#m            A        
to know when your time's up 
 
     B                 E                G#m        Bm
you flip the glass and watch the hours quickening

      A    Am
oh oh oh oh oh

        C#m         A        
in the back of the station

    B               E                   G#m         Bm
fluorescent lights about to quit their flickering

         A                        F#   
well he speaks his mind, he says "what is crime?"

F#m                  F#m6
Dan Treacy's eyes

D                     Bm             G      
In the middle of the park, when the underground is dark

            Gm/Bb
he's a poet he's a lark

           D                 Bm               Em
he starts thinking about a place that no one knows


D                       Bm             G
and when the creeks run dry, he stays frozen in time

         Gm/Bb
strange lights in the sky
       
      D/A                     Bm                    Em
start blinking, I can see the car outside but he's listening

                  G#m                        Bm
oh oh oh oh, he's listening, oh oh oh, he's listening, ah ah ah

          A           Am
when he's making up his mind



C#m          A           B                   E         G#m   Bm   A  Am
He made his mind up, to get things done and overcome

C#m         A        B                E         G#m  Bm  A  Am
He made his mind up, yeah he's gonna let it go

C#m         A        B                E             G#m  Bm  A  Am
he made his mind up, in the park and at the station

C#m         A        B                E          G#m  Bm  A  Am
he made his mind up, yeah, he's gonna get it done

C#m         A        B                E         G#m  Bm  A  Am
he made his mind up, ooh yeah he's gonna get it done

C#m         A     B    E    G#m  Bm  
he made his mind up

A                            B
yeah, he's gonna let it go, uh oh

               C#m        B
no matter the time, oh oh

          C#m              B
when the creeps run by, oh no

                 C#m           B
he's making his mind up, oh oh oh oh

F#m                          B
yeah he's gonna get it done whoa

F#m                                    B
oh yeah, when the creeks run dry whoa oh

F#m                            B
yeah, he's gonna listen to his soul,

F#m                                     F#m           
yeah, when the creeps walk by and say, "come here boy, look me in the eye"

F#m6                                      E
bow to the heart, back to the beat of Dan Treacy 

3. Someone's Missing

E                     C#m                A      B  
Someone's telling the toll to me
                G#                       F#m    Am     
I'm cut and I'm weeping like a rubber tree
E                      C#m               A      B 
but i don't care who's left behind
     G#                                   F#m    Am   
lost revelations that I'll never find
        C#m    F#m         G#7
in the long hall pipes are whispering
      G#7          G#7
blues prepared for anti-christening

E                    C#m                A      B  
somewhere there's an honest soul
          G#                            F#m    Am 
to mirror teeth where neon lures troll
E                        C#m            A      B 
and what's extinct might come alive
         G#                             F#m    Am 
a purple smoke in some internal shrine


        C#m    F#m       G#7
with a long sigh let the hissing in
        C#m    F#m        G#7
stones deformed by gentle kissing and
        G#7 
all the closed eyes start to glisten
       G#    
but it feels like someone's missing
       G#    
yeah it feels like someone's missing	
       B    
yeah it feels like someone's missing
       B    
yeah it feels like someone's missing

   E        C#m         A        F#m
it feels like someone's missing


4. Flash Delirium

Dm

F
Mild apprehension
      Dm                       A/E
Blank dreams of the coming fun
F
 Distort the odds of a turnaround
    Dm                       A
Gut screams out next to none
           B
So turn it on
        E
Tune it in
         A
And stay inert
         F
You say "I've got the backbone"
         Dm                    A
The back way to escape the gun
F
 Climbing a tree with a missing limb
        Dm            A
And not saving anyone
           B
And now it hurts
           E
To stay at home and see

A
Flash 

The mirror ball's throwing mold
    Dm
You can't get a grip if there's nothing to hold
        B
See the flash catch a white lily laugh and wilt
          E
So if you must smash a glass first fill it to the hilt

F
Plants

As far as I know are still, 
C              A
 Still bending toward the light
          F
And if we dance

Until the heart explodes
      Dm                A
It'll make this place ignite
F                 G
 And even if this hall collapses
C                  Am                  F
 I can stand by my pillar of hope it's just
  Dm            A
A case of Flash Delirium


F
Here's a growing culture

Deep inside a corpse
Dm
Ages stuck together
A
Taking it to the source
F
Timeless desperation
C
Pictures on a screen scream
Dm           A
 "hey people, what does it mean?"

B   E   A

F                Fm
Comfort keeps us nice
   C               A
So quick to donate everything
    B                               E
Die wolken drifting blinding smiles circling 
    F      Fm       C
And time's tingling spines
 A                 B
Attaching hands to floor
    E           
The rosy-tinted 

A
Flash

The hot dog's getting cold
           Dm
And you'll never be as good as the Rolling Stones
          B
Watch the birds in the airport gathering dirt
          E
Crowd the clean magazine chick lifting up her skirt


F(hold)
 Why close one eye and try to
C                  Am
 Pledge allegiance to the sun
F                                Dm         A
 When plastic ghosts start terrorizing everyone
F          G
 Geometric troops aligning
C        C/B       Am
 Carried up to the burial mounds
F
 My earthbound heart is heavy
C               Am
 Your heartbeat keeps things light
F                          Dm              A
 With the violence forever threatening the night
   F             G
And even if this hall collapses
C                  Am                 B
 I can stand by my pillar of hope and trust
                     E
That our heads won't bust

F                  G#
Six six, five five red battleships
      C/G
Forty earthlike planets
      A
Three holes two tits
    B/F#
One fork in it's side
     E
Zero tears in their eyes

(double time)
F
Sue the spiders

Sink the Welsh
G#
Stab your facebook

Sell sell sell
C/G
Undercooked

Overdone
A
Mass adulation not so funny
B/F#
Poisoned honey

Pseudo science
E
Silly money
                 A
You're my honey

5. I Found A Whistle

C             Am           F            Am
Hey I found a whistle that hangs like a charm
C              Am                    F           G
   And when my noose is tied I could blow it and fall down into your
Em            D            Em              B7
Arms. fifteen centuries of dissolution and grief
     C             G               F
to return a yellow trickster and a thief

(Repeat for all verses)
Yeah I found a whistle that works every time
That's when the trail escapes to nowhere
And the flood erases the crime
Such conviction
To paint all the wall with the blood
Of the young and the faithful and the good

Yeah I found a whistle as thin as a sheet
To split the dumbness of a vision
Between asleep and a sleep
Tiny axes
Repeatedly raising the flag
All ignored, real emotion's such a drag

Hey I've got a pistol that's aimed at your heart
And on dark nights when the moon is right
I could show you
The head attached with a scarf
Aerophane sorceress, at home obeying the fates
When it's gone, has it gone all the way?

Ending
     C              G            F           C
This time I found a whistle that works every time
C              G            F      E7
Yeah I found a whistle that works, hangs like a charm
C         G            F           C
I found a whistle that works every time
C              G            F      E7
Yeah I found a whistle that works, closes my eye every-
F                     G                        C
time. A whistle, I've got it, I've got it this time.

6. Siberian Breaks (Ryan McGrath)

        Am	C	Am	C	

	Bbm	Cm	Bbm	Cm

	A
	

	Am                   C
		Sleep as the goer

	    Am                      C
	the bridge that watches the light speed through

	Bbm                 Cm
	And cries while the spirit stumbles

	Bbm    		  Cm                     Amaj7
	and inside missile for the protection of you

	
        Am                 C
		Maybe it's silent

	    Am                  C     
	the voice can't bear anymore strain

	Bbm                Cm
	but speaks without even knowing

	    Bbm            Cm                        Amaj7
	and streams out of sight in the direction of truth


	Amaj7	Em	Amaj7	Em



Part B (01:23 - 01:51):


	Transition:

	-----5-----5------|
	---5-----5-----10-|
	-6-----7-----9----|
	------------------|
	------------------|
	------------------|

	Gm                 C                 Dm
		There's no reason there's no secret to decode

	Gm                   C                 Dm           G
		if you can't save it, leave it dying on the road

	Gm                C                Dm       C
		wide open arms can feel so cold, so cold

	Feel so cold


Part C (01:52 - 02:09):


	Em	F#	D	C#m	Bm	E


Part D (02:10 - 04:44):


	Transition - Play A major until the singing comes in.

	A	
	Balance the books, the ledges, the loons

	                             F#m
	the disappointed look on the faces

	                   E
	that squint at the moon

	C#m                       Bm
	I've seen it with shadows enhanced

	         C#m                   D
	and then vote to decide who'll advance


	A
	Silver jet plane, making a turn

	                        F#m                          E
	exciting the brain that expects it to crash and then burn

	C#m                             Bm
	it's not the life lesson I'd've guessed

	C#m                             D
	if you're conscious you must be depressed

	            A                   C#m
	or at least cynical


	Em
	But someone might still eat the steaks

	F#
	even if they're tough


	D
	Spending the day

	C#m
	chewing the fat

	Bm                  E                        A
	floating away isn't rough but it's not enough


	A
	Oh Marianne, pass me the joint

	
	the sandpaper's tan

	   F#m                     E
	go-getters are surfing the point

	    C#m                      Bm
	and London's a scratch on the lens

	     C#m            D
	it's over before it begins

	A
	Silk 'round her neck falls down to her shoulders

	                     F#m                      E
	the older I get, the more I suspect there's a trick

	    C#m                        Bm
	but really there's no trick at all

	     C#m                 D
	that doesn't result in a fall

	     A                  C#m
	or a faltering


	Em
	But something might spit out the bait

	F#
	even if it's real


	D
	Rolling away

	C#m
	missing the spoke

	Bm                         E                  A           C#m
	close to the ground like a wheel but it's not joke


	D
	Holding the line

	C#m
	clutching the phone

	Bm                E                   A
	nobly wasting the night, but it isn't right

	                  F#
	it's not right


	D
	Smelling for blood

	C#m
	praying for rain

	Bm                 E                   A
	running away isn't rough, but it's not enough


Let the last A chord ring.


Part E (04:56 - 05:59):


	Eb                      Gm                   Cm   	Fm	Cm
		The low tide is telling me that it's over,

	Bb                    Dm            Gm
		to breathe in everything exposed

	Eb                      Gm                   Cm   	Fm	Cm
		and comes back to cover me with a breaker

	Bb                    Dm            Gm
		being here's always changing too

	Cm	Bb	F	Eb	Dm	G

	Am	G	Em


Part F (06:07 - 08:21)

	Dm	G7	Am	G	Em	A

	Dm	G7	Am	G	Em	A

	Dm	G7	Am	G	Em	A

	Dm	G7	Am	G	Em	A

	Dm                G7                  Am               G   Em       A
		The empty sky surrounds me but I can't see at all

	Dm                G7               Am   	G	Em	A
		wide open arms can feel so cold

	Dm	            G7                Am                G    Em     A
		and you can sit beside me and tell me what it's worth

	Dm                   G7               Am  	G	Em	A
		but I hope I die before I get sold

	Dm	         G7               Am 		G	Em	A
		I hope I die before I get sold

	Dm	           G7               Am		G	Em	A
		I'd rather die before I get sold


Part G (08:22 - 08:58):


	   Dm           C             Bdim.
	If you find the soul that you lost

	E                   Am
		frozen in a starry void

	Dm      C                   G
	Take it within and hope the sight of blood

	                  C
	can will signs of life to return

	Dm          C           Bdim.
	Back to the way that it was

	E                      Am
		long before it made a noise

	Dm         C       G
	To keep on quietly reminding you

	             Cmaj7
	what's never created or destroyed



Part H (08:59 - 09:11):


	Fmaj7 x8 - Cmaj7 x8 - Fmaj7 x8



Part A (09:12 - 09:52):


	Same as the first Part A, A minor, C major, and Amaj7 are played with the 
two top strings (B and high E) being open, but still strummed.


	Am                  C
		Wake as the swell peaks

	    Am                      C
	the close-outs drowning the birds with roars

	Bbm                         Cm
		and howls scare the new unkindness

	     Bbm              Cm             Amaj7
	that picks and laughs at the carrion scene


	Am                 C
		Forces you see breathe 

	    Am             C
	can always go into hiding

	Bbm                      Cm
		and wait 'til it passes over

	   Bbm                   Cm
	or stay far gone for all eternity


Let the final Cm chord ring.


Part I (09:55 - 12:10):

	A major x8 - A flat minor x8
	
7. Brian Eno

Dm
So tired
Bbm
Soul searching 
Am
I followed the sounds to a cathedral
Dm            Bbm                     Am                                            
Imagine my surprise to find that they were produded by Brian Eno

Verse:
Dm
Past the gates
Bbm
Quite stark
Am                       Asus2
The roses trimmed and the windows dark
Dm                       Bbm
I see the walls through a limestone crack
Am                     Asus2
Not red, not blue, not yellow, but black
Gm                        Am (barre)
And all the space left for you
Gm
If the sky was synthesized you'd probably know

Dm           Bbm
He taught me many things
Am               Asus2
The wisdom of o' bleak stratagems
Dm               Bbm
The prophet of a sapphire soul
Am               Asus2
Presented through creative freedoms
Gm                      Am (barre)
And everything I say is true
Gm
'Cause if i was telling lies it'd probably show

Chorus:
D                   Bm
I can tell that he's kind of smiling
G
But what does he know?
D               Bm
We're always one step behind him
G
He's Brian Eno (Brian Eno)
A
Brian Eno! (Brian Eno!)

Dm                           Bbm
When I was stuck he'd make me memorize elaborate curses
Am           Asus2
Tinctures and formulas 
Dm                     Bbm
To ditch the choir and flip the verses
Gm                    Am (barre)
My whole foundation came unglued
Gm
When I tried to humanize by ambient light

Chorus:
Dipping swords in metaphors yeah 
But what does he know?
He's go the whole world behind him 
He's Brian Eno (Brian Eno)
Brian Eno! (Brian Eno!)

Breakdown:
Dm         Bbm                Am
He promised pretty worlds and all the silence I could dream of 
Dm         Bbm
Brian Peter George St. John
Le Baptiste de la Salle Eno

D                     Bm                      G
Well all alone by the oldest stone where the shade trees grow 
(What does he know?)
D                  Bm                     G
The creature by the water feature with a ghostly glow 
(Brian Eno!)
D                           Bm
Yeah, he's making sure that time's preserved well 
G
We reap what we sow 
(What does he know?)
D               Bm
We're always one step behind him 
G
He's Brian Eno! (Brian Eno!)
D                         Bm
Yeah, I can tell that he's doing well yeah
G
What does he know? (What does he know?!)
D             Bm
I'm always one step behind him
G
He's Brian Eno! (Brian Eno!)

8. Lady DaDa's Nightmare

Who knows? Make whoosing noises for four minutes I guess.

9. Congratulations
    G   F#/G   Em   D    C   B/C   Am    G7    C7
e|--3----2-----0---------0----0----0-----1------0----------------------------|
B|--0----0-----0----3----1----1----1-----0------1----------------------------|
G|--0----0-----0----2----0----0----2-----0------3----------------------------|
D|--0----0-----2----0----2---------2-----0------2----------------------------|
A|--2----------2---------3----2----0-----2------3----------------------------|
E|--3----2-----0-------------------------3-----------------------------------|


The verse is just a simple chord progression:

*Note: The chords are pretty much above the exact syllables
       of each lyric.

Verse 1:

G   F#/G        Em     D
    Dead in the water   
C          B/C      Am
It's not a paid vacation
G      F#/G       Em           D       C
    The sons and daughters of city officials 
 B/C          Am
Attend demonstrations
G       F#/G      Em        D
    It's hardly a sink or swim
     C         B/C       Am
When all is well if the ticket sells

Break 1:
G  F#/G  Em  D  C  B/C  Am  Am

Verse 2:

G   F#/G       Em    D
    Out with a wimper
C          B/C      Am
It's not a blaze of glory
G           F#/G            Em
    You look down from your temple 
   D        C        B/C         Am
As people endeavor to make it a story
G       F#/G     Em      D
    And chisel a marble word
    C        B/C         Am
But all is lost if it's never heard

Break 2:

G   C7   G   G7

Chorus:

C
But I've got someone to make reports
D
That tell me how my money's spent
C
To book my stays and draw my blinds
D
So I can't see what's really there
D
And all I need's a great big congratulations

G  F#/G  Em  D  C  B/C  Am  Am


Just repeat for the rest of the song:

Verse 3:

I'll keep your dreams
You pay attention for me
As strange as it seems 
I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast
But I tied my boots to a broken mast

Break 1

Verse 4:

The difference is clear
You throw it in your cauldron
Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn
Steinways and Baldwins
You start with a simple stock of all the waste
And salt to taste

Break 2

Chorus 2:

But damn my luck and damn these friends
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations 
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justins03 wrote on July 1 2010, 02:18 pm

well done my friend this all looks really good and plays just as good to. To anyone who reads this buy the cd its great and use these tabs to play they are very accurate and every song is right here for you. well done.

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Autopoietic Boy wrote on June 29 2011, 10:58 am

Great tab of a great song on a great CD by a great band. Bravo!

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