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Bottle Up And Explode Chords

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Bottle up and explode - Elliot Smith

[Intro] B     Cdim     C#m     B/D#     E     A#dim    A    E    F#   G#

[Verse 1]
C#m               A            E
Bottle up and explode over and over
          G#             A
Keep the troublemaker below
         F#     A                 Esus4
Put it away and check out for the day
C#m           A              E
And in for a round of overexposure
     G#                     A                  F#
The thing mother nature provides to get up and go
B             B/C             C#m       G#m 
Bottle up and explode seeing stars
E            A
Surrounding you
     E         F#       G#
Red white and blue

[Verse 2]
C#m              A                  E
You look at him like you've never known him
       G#                       A
But I know for a fact that you have
The last time you cried
A                      Esus4
Who'd you think was inside?
C#m            A                     E
Thinking that you were about to come over
         G#                    A
But i'm tired now waiting for you
You never show
B             B/C                C#m       G#m
Bottle up and go if you're gonna hide
E           A
It's up to you
     E        F#       G#
I'm coming through


B             B/C               C#m       G#m
Bottle up and go i can make it outside
E           A       
I'll get through 

      E      F#     G# 
   becoming you
A     E      F#     G#
   Becoming you
A     E      F#
   Becoming you
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asayake87 41 Dec 19, 2011 11:32 AM

Good tab, I find it easier to play it transposed down two steps with a capo on the 2nd. (i.e. starts with Bm chord instead)
Also in this tuning the F# at the end of: "Bottle up and explode seeing stars" sounds wrong. I play Asus4: 002230 instead and lead straight into the D.

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ssdasilva 22 Mar 20, 2014 01:18 PM

Agreed. Great tab. If you play it in standard tuning, I listened carefully to the song many times and I'm pretty sure he plays a G#minor for three strums and then the G# in the verses. It's easy if you bar it in the fourth fret, so it looks like: 466644 then 466544.

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bonniebilly 12 Sep 14, 2015 10:48 AM

I don't think it's a B/C but rather Cdim

B Cdim C#m G#m
Bottle up and explode seeing stars

If you play it with capo on second (transposed step steps down) like asayake87 mentions, it definitely is not an A/A#. You can get away with a A#dim7 but it's a A#dim chord.

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