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Tabbed by: Joey B.
This is off an acoustic recording.
Its easiest if you finger pick it, but I think he uses a pick.

Tuning: Standard

 Intro

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 Verse

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      I'm in Los Angeles today:    It smells like and airport

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 runway, jet fuel stenches in the cabin and lights flickering at random.

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I'm in Los Angeles today:         Grabage cans comprise the

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 medians of freeways always creeping even when the populations sleeping

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 Chorus 1

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 I cant see why you'd want to live here.


 Verse

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      I'm in Los Angeles today:       Ask a gas station employee

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 if he ever had trouble breathing he said "it varies from season to season"

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It's where our best are on display: motion picture actors'

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 houses maps are never ever current, so save your film and fifteen dollars.

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 Chorus 2

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 I cant see why you'd want to live here.

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 Bilboards reach past the tallest buildings,

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 "We are not perfect but we sure try,"

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 as UV rays "degradate" our youth with time.


 Interlude

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The vessel keeps pumping us through this entropic place
in the belly of the beast that is Californ-i-a

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I drank from the faucet and I kept my repceipt
for when they weigh me on the way out (here nothing is for free).

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The greyhounds keep coming dumping locusts into the street
until the gutters overflow and Los Angeles thinks,
"I might explode someday soon."

Verse

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  It's a lovely summer's day and I can almost see a skyline

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 through a thickening shroud of egos. Is this the city of angels or demons?

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 Here the names are what remain: stars encapsulate the gold lame

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 and they need constant cleaning for when the tourists begin salivating.

 Chorus 3

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 I cant see why you'd want to live here.

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 Bilboards reach past the tallest buildings.

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 You can't swim in a town this shallow,

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 cause you will most assuredly drown tomorrow.

            
            
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hendrixfreak93 891 Mar 28, 2008 09:31 PM

perfect tab.

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jm12sl 10 Jul 01, 2010 09:48 AM

This isn't how he plays it, he uses bar chords for the beginning. Also there are a bunch of parts that don't sound right, like the the first chord change to the 0-4-0 part

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