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Fire Escape Chords

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version 3

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  • Standard tuning, No capo, Strumming pattern included, Chords used: A, B, C#m, E.
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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Fire Escape

The other version didn't have enough chord changes to accurately reflect the song.
If you need help with the chorus rhythm, listen to the song around 2:26 where the chorus is
just piano and vocals. 

[Intro]

E           C#m   A 


[Verse 1]
   E
 I met up with an acrobat in Brooklyn or some place like that
                                                               C#m    A
 With life and taxis flying past, we tore that dance hall down
 E
 Pocket change and subway cars, our big ideas filled empty bars

 You might be from the moon or Mars
                                   C#m  A
 Either way, I'm never going home


[Pre-Chorus]
    E
 So let's hang an anchor from the sun
           E
 There's a million city lights, but


[Chorus]
        A         E
 You're number one
            B                C#m     A
 You're the reason I'm still up at dawn
         E        B
 Just to see your face
          A          E           B
 We'll be going strong with the vampires, baby
 C#m       A   E       B       N.C
 We belong, we belong awake, swinging from the fire escape


[Verse 2]
       E
 I was drinking from the wishing well, some junkie metal head hotel
                                                   C#m     A
 When we boarded the carousel, the roof was caving in
 E
 On the stage, my ox blood friend was singing songs about the end
                                                                             C#m   A
 The bankers in the lion's den were dropping lines like beggars in the snow


[Pre-Chorus]
    E
 So let's hang an anchor from the sun
           E
 There's a million city lights, but


[Chorus]
        A         E
 You're number one
            B                C#m     A
 You're the reason I'm still up at dawn
         E        B
 Just to see your face
          A          E           B
 We'll be going strong with the vampires, baby
 C#m       A   E       B       A          E               B       
 We belong, we belong awake, swinging from the fire escape
   A         E               B 
 Swinging from the fire escape, 
  N.C
 Swinging from the fire escape


[Bridge]
E
 Walking home, your hand in mine, tattoos on the river line 
     E
 The morning birds are taking flight
                                           C#m   A
 Either way, I thought that you should know


[Chorus]
        A         E
 You're number one
            B                C#m     A
 You're the reason I'm still up at dawn
         E        B
 Just to see your face
          A          E           B
 We'll be going strong with the vampires, baby
 C#m       A   E       N.C           
 We belong, we belong awake,
        A         E
 You're number one
            B                C#m     A
 You're the reason I'm still up at dawn
         E        B
 Just to see your face
          A          E           B
 We'll be going strong with the vampires, baby
 C#m       A     E     B       A          E               B       
 We belong, we belong awake, swinging from the fire escape
   A          E               B 
 Swinging from the fire escape
   C#m         A              E       B
 Swinging from the fire escape, 
   A          E               B 
 Swinging from the fire escape
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svenmalte 39 Oct 23, 2016 03:40 PM

Finally a version that isn't plain wrong. Thanks a lot! You spared me the time and made my day :D

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