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Lifes For The Living Chords

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Capo
intermediate
6th fret
About this tab version
The chords are based on the acoustic version of the album and is played with the capo on the 6th fret. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Chords:
Em7   020030
Gadd4 320013
Fmaj7 103210

[Intro]
Am  Dm  C  G  C  Em7  Am  Dm  C  G  Gadd4  G


[Verse]
           Am                     Fmaj7
Well grey clouds wraped round the town like elastic
 G                            C         Em7
Cars stood like toys made of Taiwanese plastic
    Am                          Fmaj7                G    Gadd4    G
The boy laughed at the spastic dancing around in the rain
       Am                               Fmaj7
While laundrettes cleaned clothes, high heals rub toes
 G                          C        Em7
Puddles splashed huddles of bus stop crows
  Am                             Fmaj7                        G    Gadd4    G
Dressed in their suits and their boots well they all look the same
 

[Bridge]
   F                       G                   C            Em7         Am      G
I took myself down to the cafe to find all the boys lost in books and crackling vinyl
     F                 G                     C    C7
And carved out a poem above the urinal that read


[Chorus]
            F         
Don't you cry for the lost
  G    
Smile for the living
 C           Em7       Am               G
Get what you need and give what you're given
 F                        G
Life's for the living so live it
                      Am
Or you're better off dead


Dm  C  G  C  Em7  Am  Dm  C  G  Gadd4  G


[Verse]
          Am                      Fmaj7
While the evening pulled the moon out of it's packet
  G                            C          Em7
Stars shone like buttons on an old man's jacket
    Am                   Fmaj7                         G    Gadd4    G
We needed a nail but we tacked it 'til it fell of the wall
       Am                              Fmaj7
While pigeon's pecked trains, sparks flew like planes
     G                            C       Em7
The rain showed the rainbows in the oil stains
       Am                       Fmaj7                G    Gadd4    G
And we all had new iPhones but no one had no one to call
 

[Bridge]
    F                       G              
And I stumbled down to the stomach of the town
           C           Em7     Am          G
Where the widow takes memories to slowly drown
        F                     G                   C    C7
With a hand to the sky and a mist in her eye she said


[Chorus]
            F         
Don't you cry for the lost
  G    
Smile for the living
 C           Em7       Am               G
Get what you need and give what you're given
 F                        G
Life's for the living so live it
                      Am
Or you're better off dead

 
Em, F, C, Em7, Am, Em, G, Gadd4, G


[Verse]
          Am                       Fmaj7
Well I'm sick of this town, this blind man's forage
      G                          C             Em7
They take your dreams down and stick them in storage
         Am                             Fmaj7                      G    Gadd4    G
You can have them back son when you've paid off your mortgage and loans
    Am                           Fmaj7
Oh hell with this place, I'll go it my own way
       G                        C             Em7
I'll stick out my thumb and I trudge down the highway
 Am                     Fmaj7         G    Gadd4    G
Someday someone must be going my way home
 

[Bridge]
          F                        G
Till then I'll make my bed from a disused car
        C           Em7           Am         G
With a mattress of leaves and a blanket of stars
           F                       G                         C    C7
And I'll stitch the words into my heart with a needle and thread


[Chorus]
            F         
Don't you cry for the lost
  G    
Smile for the living
 C           Em7       Am               G
Get what you need and give what you're given
          F                        G
You know life's for the living so live it
                      C    C7
Or you're better off dead
 

[Outro]
            F        
Don't you cry for the lost
  G    
Smile for the living
 C           Em7       Am               G
Get what you need and give what you're given
 F                        G
Life's for the living so live it                            
 
Or you're better off dead
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SergioRoche 236 Nov 24, 2012 07:09 AM

Please rate :)

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dkelly533 21 Feb 09, 2013 11:53 AM

capo sounds better on 7th fret along with album version of song

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bertware 24 Feb 20, 2013 01:48 PM

Perfect tab! thanks!

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