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Desert Island Questionnaire Chords

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Desert Island Questionnaire (Upside Down Mountain, 2014)

Standard Tuning

Chords Used:
G         - 320003
G/B       - x20002
C         - X32010
D         - XX0232
Em        - 022000
Am        - x02210

I tabbed out the intro riff as well since it comes back to tie all the verses together. The xxxxxx chords are 
rakes; just lightly mute the strings with your fretting hand and them strum for the amount of beats.

Listen to the recording for the strumming pattern. 

[Intro] Riff:
    Gadd9    G                Gmaj7          G  Gadd9   Gadd9    G                Gmaj7

Say that you were stranded on a desert island
G                                                G/B C
What books you gonna bring what friends would tag along
Say you had a month and you knew you were dying
How would you spend your time
G                        G/B C
What goodbyes would take too long
You don't like this game and you take exception
D                                         Em
Who wants all this trouble even hypothetical
With the charging sky above
Am                              D
And the ground below that could swallow everyone

Intro Riff

Staring at your phone at another party
G                                       G/B C
Spend a lot on clothes got a lot of skin to show
People in the pool like the drowning army
G                                     G/B C
The smoke alarm emotes and the hotel lobby glows
Wish that you can dance but you've got no partner
D                                                        Em
Keep tapping on your glass because you want to make a toast
To the ennui of our times
Am                    D
To the selfishness in everyone you know

G    D     Em

C                              D
Made a lot of friends but they can't be trusted
G                        D/F# Em
Don't know what their angle   is
C                          D
Post up at the bar and I'm double fisting
G               D/F# Em
Talking to a mannequin
C                                  D
I don't know what it means when he takes my pulse
    G                   D/F# Em
And says that I'm a lot like him
C                                       D
I say that's fair enough that's why I'm trying to loosen up

Intro Riff

Every lunatic must be well intentioned
G                                    G/B C
Sets himself apart he's an instrument of god
Took her from the playground to the farmhouse cellar
G                                             G/B C
Kissed her while he killed her like a good Samaritan
They finally found her body many Autumns after
D                                             Em
Interviewed her mother who said she'd now be 21
And although we lost her young
Am                         D
I know the good lord has a plan for all of us

G     D     Em

C                            D
Mormons at the door they look clean and handsome
G                  D/F#  Em
Always have a good sales pitch
C                                       D
Your little sisters swears she can paint my aura
G                     D/F# Em
But I can't take her serious
Need something to blame
         D               G                  D/F# Em
For this human nature, is that what this condition is?
C                                 D
I'm so bored with my life but I'm still afraid to die
C                         D
Everyone's asleep in this burning building
G                        D/F# Em
And I can't wake them up in time
C                       D
You go on ahead I'll be right behind you
G                    D/F# Em
I'm headed to the finish line
        C                            D
I can't get closer until this is over

Intro Riff

Pretend that you were stranded on a desert island
G                                                  G/B C
What would be the message that you'd spell out for the plane
Say the engine failed when that plane was flying
G                                              G/B C
If you were the pilot would you curse or would you pray
No one's gonna cry at this John Doe funeral
D                                     Em
Not a lot to say did it even have a name
Light a candle just in case he was someone's friend
Am         D
Throw some flowers on the grave

Outro Riff:
    Gadd9    G                Gmaj7          G  Gadd9   Gadd9    G                Gmaj7
D|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--x-x--4--4--4--4--4--0--0--x-x--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--x-x--4---let ring---------------|


| x  Dead note

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irygallo 10 Jun 22, 2014 12:45 PM

This is really a great tab but i think conor plays this in the Key of C, I might be wrong i just saw videos of him play this live and i think it is in C not G, but otherwise the tab is great :3

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THIS_IS_GOD 74 Oct 21, 2014 10:07 AM

I think it's worth noting it sounds SO much better if you play the E minor 075000, and then slide down to 074000 before switching to either C or Am (Depending on which part of the song you're at).

I also play D as 554000 and A minor as 077500.

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Creative-Noise 168 Nov 04, 2014 09:09 PM

Here are some corrections to the lyrics that I think are important. I'm certain these are correct because I have the lyric book from the actual CD.

"The smoke alarm emotes and the hotel lobby glows"

"Your little sister swears she can paint my aura"

"Need something to blame for this human nature, is that what this condition is?"

"I can't get closer until this is over"

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