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The Gun Song Chords

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[Intro]

(all barred)
G Em G
G G# Am
C G

N.C.
I'm not hung up on you anymore, but here's why I hung up

G Em G
G G# A
Cm


[Verse 1]

G      Em               D            G
Behind every great love story lies a great suicide
          Em            D              C            G
You can't give yourself completely and keep the man inside

C       D           Am
All the sentences I climbed halfway 
        C          D      Am
saw the heights of what I wanted to say 
    C            D       Am
and crawled from word to word 
D
trying to get back down 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm


[Verse 2]

G     Em     D                     G
the unending realization that it's never gonna end 
        Em           D                C                     G
I spend half the day exhaling and the other half holding my breath 

      C           D         Am
Cause living underwater was never my strength 
       C          D           Am
In the depths you reside, the sun never sinks 
         C            D          Am
So let’s float to the bottom for one final drink 
        D
There’s time for one more tonight 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm G


[Verse 3]

     Em      D                             G
it’s time to forget while the forgetting’s good 
     Em           D                             C       G
I’ll burn all the promises I carved out of your woulds 

    C              D      Am
you said won't you come into arm's reach 
  C          D           Am
abandon your clothes and modes of speech 
   C      D      Am
an infant reborn you shall be 
C              G
helpless and afraid 


[Bridge]

G9 G Gmaj7 G Gmaj7 G


[Verse 4]

    Em                   D                  G
I’m waving goodbye every time you go to the store 
  Em                  D                               C    G
I hope you break your hand the next time you slam the door 

        C           D       Am
Because I burned my fingers every night 
          C           D              Am
When your own shaking hands wouldn’t give you a light
      C           D          Am
And I said “Jesus Christ, my parents were right    
  C                          G
I never should’ve smoked you out” 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm G


[Verse 5]

Em              D                    G
I’d hate to amputate this artificial limb 
    Em                 D                    C    G
But staring at you, my glass eyes are growing dim 

  C          D             Am
I can’t even blame you for looking so smug 
  C       D              Am
I have to admit you’re a hell of a drug 
   C           D              Am
So pack up the boxes, roll me up with the rug 
        C                         G
I’m not moving out, I’m just moving 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm G


[Verse 6]

           Em                   D            G
(Kissed) I kissed you, yes, but never on the mouth 
                Em                   D               C
(masochist) you held the north while I conquered the south 

    C       D           Am
but I don't want a territorial breach 
   C      D           Am
so at the edge of the bed we'll meet 
      C           D       Am
and I want you to fuck me in your sleep 
         C             G (played on bass)
it's the only way I'll know
G
that you love me
G
Cause there's always gotta be a new angle

Em                 D                    G
Guns are loaded with silver bullets tonight 
         Em                  D                       C  G
But it’s useless, you kept me waiting until it was light 

C                D       Am
But you can’t go out the way you came in
       C          D       Am
In the arms of someone unaware of your sins 
        C           D            Am
Because I’ve been recording this whole fucking thing 
            D                                  G
Now you can never use the same chord changes again 


[Bridge]

G Am
G Em
The first time was too fast 
G A
The second time was just sad
C G


[Verse 7]

          Em                      D                   G
If you’re wondering why I’m still willing to take the fall 
       Em                           D                     C C/B G
If I’m not getting fucked over, I’m not getting fucked at all 

    C       D         Am
But I never asked for immunity 
           C          D       Am
That’s the difference between you and me 
      C          D               Am
All I wanted was someone who was just like me 
      C
And I hate myself for that 


[Instrumental]

G G Am C


[Verse 8]

     Em              D              G
It’s getting hard to talk about the past 
            Em              D                     C    G
When you’ve copyrighted the present, no questions asked 

        C      D        Am
You can do whatever you want with my name 
       C      D          Am
But my body’s never been public domain 
      C              D       Am
So if you’re looking for somebody to blame 
      C           
Blame Walt Disney Studios 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm


[Verse 9]

  Em                                D                           G
I remember, I was walking around outside, talking to you on the phone 
        Em                D                    C    G
We were both avoiding the parties we attended alone 

    C        D         Am
And I looked up at the drunken moon 
       C                D           Am
It was round and it was grey and it looked like the moon 
      C        D           Am
And I said “at least we’ve both got the moon” 
    C                 G
And you said “I’m inside” 


[Chorus]

   C        Bm     Am
so I’ll try loving again 
    C          Bm     Am
and you’ll try living alone 
    C                 Bm          Am
and we’ll meet at the end of this lifetime 
       D    G
and compare notes 


[Interlude]

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm

G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
Cm

(without bass notes)
G Em G
G G# Am
C G
G Em G
G G# A
C G


[Verse 2]

D Am    (i'll let you figure out all the little pickings & hammer-ons)
G D Am

G
I hate your receptionist 
D
She looks at me like I’m retarded 
Am
When I’m filling out your forms 

G
I see your form behind the frosted glass 
D
But she says that you’re not there 
Am
I’ll have to be content to wait 

G
If you felt some kind of stirring 
D
Against interpretation 
Am
Why write these songs at all? 

G
Why not become didactic 
D
Tell everyone on the planet 
Am
In plain English what you are 

    C                    D
But I am the gentle cannibal 
  Em                 D
I promise to eat you softly 
Am        D        Em     D
You won’t notice a thing 
C G D
C G D


[Bridge]

G D
   Mariamme
Am
You're taking advice from Lady Macbeth

G      D
  William, one shot, two shots
Am
When it’s out of your hands, you try to forget 

G     D
  Mariamme, hold me tight
        Am
I still wish you hadn't listened to me, I ain’t been right since the execution

G     D
 William, one shot two shots 
   Am
Whoever you are, just hold me tight, I lost my love, my life, that - 

G              D                                  Am
All I know is, one of us was supposed to kill the other 
G                    D                   Am
Isn’t that what they mean when they say ‘lovers’?
    G         D          Am     
But murder is dirty, and peace comes cheap 
G                 D                          Am
So here’s my new number, tell me when you’re free 


[Instrumental]

C D Em D
C D Em D
C G D
C Am G


[Chorus]

G D A
G D A (epic drum entrance)

G    D      A
Down by the river 
G D       A
I shot my baby 

(repeat to fade)
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