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Artist: Jeff Rosenstock
Song: Twinkle
Album: I Look Like Shit
Tuning: Standard

This song is largely piano centered, especially in the intro and first verse.
I transcribed this from a reddit post I found online in which the song sections were
translated into chords.
All credit goes to reddit users /u/jrndmmn, with major corrections by /u/pianoboy and minor
corrections by /u/reznet. The original post can be found here:

I made minor changes to a couple of chords to what I thought sounded better when played on
a single acoustic guitar.

This album, as well as all of Jeff's albums are available for free at

Chords used:

     C       G       F       Dm    C#dim    Dm7     G/B     G/Bb  

     A7    Dm7/C     Am      Em     C7       E7     Am/C


|    C    |     G     |     C      |    F    |    Dm    |   C#dim   |    Dm7   |     G     |

|    C    |    G/B    |    G/Bb    |    A7   |    Dm    |   Dm7/C   |     G    |     G     |


C         G     C
While you were asleep

          F                 Am         Em   Am
Pulled my hood to block the light from the TV

           C7           Dm               Dm7
Turned the volume up to distract me from constant noises

G       F     Em   Dm       C
Leaking under the apartment door

   G       C
It doesn't help

      F              Am      Em         Am
I get up and I crawl out and don't hear more

       C7           Dm                  Dm7
Make a barricade of full trash bags and empty boxes

G         F          Em      Dm
Perched behind them, closely watching



C         G     C
While you were asleep
       F                 Am     Em      Am
On the couch, watching a movie, smoking weed

     C7                Dm             Dm7
Rummaging through the utensils in the kitchen counter,

G      F        Em          Dm
In the drainer, which one's sharper.

C        G            C
When the light creeps in

       F                 Am     Em    Am
loosen my grip and crawl back into my bed.

      C7             Dm          Dm7
Your alarm is set to go off in a half an hour.

G            F           Em       Dm
Eyes closed. Fake snore. None the wiser.

[CHORUS] (same chords as intro)

C         G         C        F     Dm
   Victoria made me happy

          C#dim   Dm7     G      C
Now I can only be scared

           G/B          G/Bb             A7
And people tell me that time can fix the wound.

But that's crap.

             Dm7/C      G
'Cause she's not coming back

    G        C
And life's unfair.

           G           C            F      Dm
I'm always anxious and worried.

           C#dim           Dm7      G      C
I'm always freaked out and scared.

           G/B          G/Bb             A7
And people tell me that time can fix the wound.

But that's crap.

        Dm7/C      G
Vicki's not coming back.

And I scream


Dm             G
"Why did I get left behind?"

  Em             A
I know it's an exaggeration

Dm             G
to say I would rather die than

Em                    A          Dm
share this place with people capable

        G                  E7
of inspiring such fear and hopelessness

         Am     Am/C  G
that I'm frozen in my bed...
but that sums it up.


C       G    C
Teenage halloween

        F             Am      Em      Am
Hot safety pins in nozzles of shaving cream

          C7               Dm             Dm7
Spend the evening spraying cars, toilet papering houses

G          F       Em       Dm    
What's the harm in smashing pumpkins?

C       G        C
Decades on, with kids

      F                   Am       Em
And I don't let them stay out past dark.

  Am         C7                 Dm
I sit on the front porch with a shotgun

While they're upstairs sleeping.

G     F        
Total darkness.

Em       Dm
Love. Protection.



But that's crap.

        Dm7/C      G
Vicki's not coming back.

    G        C
And life's unfair

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PortobelloHead 10 Sep 23, 2016 10:05 PM

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