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Painted Yellow Lines chords

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[Intro]
Am G Em G Am C Em D

[Pre-Chorus]
Am Em G         Am     D G Am
Aw    it's dark outside
Em   G    Em              Am  G C
i've been trying to get a ride
D        Am   G    Am        D     C
While my body waits, my body waits
 Bm  Am G        Am  C
America  warm my face
Bm        Am    G            C   Am
i've been trying to turn the page

[Chorus]
     G                 Bm Am
Once I was a little boy,
              G    Am
staring at my shoes
          G        C              Am       D
You came along and found me in the chicken coop
    C                Am
But time takes over, I can't say when
C                D
Time takes over, may we do it again

[Verse 1]
           G                      Am
Take me to the beachhead let's go over
                                     D
All of those rocks at the end of the road
            G                           Am                       Em
And take me down to main street with no clothes on with our bare feet on the
C              G              Am            Em
Painted yellow lines with our shadows far behind us
        C              G                 Am                      D
Broke into that summer school and fooled around on the infirmary cot
           C                 G                    Am                 Em
And we can be like all those fairies making their rain angels in the eddies
      C             G             Am  Em
And I have no expectation just an adolescent heart

[Bridge]
Am C G C Em D Am

[Pre-Chorus]
Am C         Am     D
Aw it's dark outside
Am   Em                   Am  Em C
i've been trying to get a ride
D        Am   G    Am        G     Am
While my body waits, my body waits
 Bm  Am G        C  G C
America  warm my face
Bm        Am    Em           C   Am
i've been trying to turn the page

[Chorus]
             G        Am C
Once I was a little boy,
Em            G    Am
staring at my shoes
          G        C              Am       D
You came along and found me in the chicken coop
    C                Am
But time takes over, I can't say when
C                D
Time takes over, may we do it again

[Verse 2]
               G                  Am
Take me to the beachhead let's go over
                                     D
All of those rocks at the end of the road
                 G       D          Am
Help me down the seawall let's find Marci
           Em           C             G
See if she got that invitation to the movie,
                  Am                Em
the one where the kids break out of juvie
         C               G                  Am                  D
And then by their own admission they go and turn themselves all in
             C                G
Just as they get there to the station,
          Am                      Em
The young one wheels and begs the pavement
            C             G                     Am              D
For brother speed to make arrangements with the spirits of the night

[Verse 3]
               G                   Am
Take me to the race track let's go bet on
       C               D
Aw the one that no one expects to win and
      G                       Am             D       Em                 C
Let's bet on the skinny horse he will surely try the hardest to come in first
                  G               Am                    Em
I bet you for the winner they put on some kind of fancy dinner
                    C            G
Let's be like those Philadelphia sisters
          Am                            D
That have prayed straight for a hundred years
  C            G               Am             Em
I have no expectation, just to be here in the present
      C              G        Am               D
And behold you for a second before it all goes away

[Outro]
  Em
Haa ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ah
C
Ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ah
Em
Ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh
  Am                 D
Before that all goes away
       Em
Haa ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ah
C
Ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ah
Em
Ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ahh ah ah
Am   D              Em                            C
Ahhh ahhh and those painted yellow lines with our shadows far behind
        Em                               Am                      D
Broke into that summer school and fooled around on the infirmary cot
       Em                                     C
We can be like all those fairies making their rain angels in the eddies
      Em                          Am         D
And I have no expectation just an adolescent heart 

            
            
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stephaniereba1 24 Jun 03, 2017 07:57 PM

Thank you for posting! I've been working on this song all week and its great to see some other ideas. I do wonder if in the section "America warm my face I've been trying to turn the page" if the Bm is really a C/B (01002X) and if there might be a Am/G (010203) between the Am and G.

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