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Congratulations Chords

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Congratulations - MGMT

[Verse 1]

G   G/F#     Em Em7 C          C/B      Am  Am2 Am
Dead in the water,  it's not a paid vacation
G   G/F#     Em          Em7   C         C/B          Am      Am2 Am
The sons and daughters of city officials attend demonstrations
G    G/F#     Em      Em7       C      C/B         Am         Am2 Am    
It's hardly a sink or swim when all is well if the ticket sells


G  G/F#  Em  Em7 C  C/B  Am

[Verse 2]
G G/F#     Em    Em7 C         C/B       Am   Am2 Am
Out with a whimper,  it's not a blaze of glory
G        G/F#           Em        Em7    C           C/B       Am   Am2 Am
You look down from your temple as people endeavor to make it a story
G   G/F#       Em     Em7        C      C/B                Am   Am2 Am
And chisel the marble words that all is lost if it's never heard


G  C  G  G7


But I've got someone to make reports
That tell me how my money's spent
To book my stays and draw my blinds
So I can't tell what's really there
And all I need's a great big congratulations

[Break] x2:  

G  G/F#  Em  Em7 C  C/B  Am

Continue playing the verse chords throughout verse three and four.

[Verse 3]

I'll keep your dreams, you pay attention for me
As strange as it seems, I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast but I tied my boots to a broken mast

This break is slightly different:  G  G/F#  Em  Em/7  C  C/B  D  C  G

[Verse 4]

The difference is clear, you throw it in your cauldron
Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn, Steinways and Baldwins
You start with a simple stock of all the waste and salt to taste


G  C  G  G7


But damn my luck and damn these friends 
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations

[Break until finish]

G  G/F#  Em  Em7  C  C/B  Am Am2 Am
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honeydukes 10 Aug 25, 2011 06:24 AM

I don't know but maybe it would sound better if a D chord was played instead of the Am at the end of each verse?

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Guitar'snow 259 Oct 10, 2012 05:15 PM

^ listen to the song and the chord progression is cleverly cut off from the D by MGMT, genius', making you want more!
Jealous guy got it spot on! :) 5*

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JunkBondTrader 52 Feb 23, 2013 09:35 PM

Great job! Sounds bang on to me.

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