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Imitation Of Life chords

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by R.E.M.
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2  = play for 2 bars
1/2  = play for half a bar

Artist: REM
Song: Imitation of Life
   
[Intro]
Em    C2            G  Em   Am   C1/2  D2

[Verse]
Em                 Am         G         D
    Charades, pop skill water hyacinth,
             Em      Am          G         D1/2      C1/2
 named by a poet. imitation of life
Em          Am       G           D               Em
    like a koi in a frozen pond like a goldfish in a bowl
Am               G                 D1/2  C2
I dont want to hear you cry

[Chorus]
       G               Em
Thats sugarcane that tasted good
      Am              C1/2    D1/2
thats cinnamon thats Hollywood
G               Em                Am    C1/2  D2
c'mon c'mon no one can see you try

[Verse 2]
Em                Am              
    You want the greatest thing
G                            D
the greatest thing since bread came sliced.
Em             Am                      G         D1/2  C1/2
   You've got it all, you've got it sized.
Em           Am              G                    
    like a friday fashion show teenager
  D               Em
freezing in the corner
Am                     G             D1/2  C2
trying to look like you dont try

     G               Em
Thats sugarcane that tasted good
      Am              C1/2    D1/2
thats cinnamon thats Hollywood
G               Em                Am    C1/2  D2
c'mon c'mon no one can see you try

[Middle] 
C2   D2   C2   D2   C4                 

       G                   Em
Thats sugarcane that tasted good
      Am                   C1/2   D1/2
thats freezing rain thats what you could
G             Em               Am    C1/2   D2
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry

(Play softly or single stroke) 
         G              Em
This sugarcane, this lemonade
      Am          C1/2   D1/2
this hurricane, i'm not afraid.
G              Em             Am   C1/2  D1/2
c'mon c'mon no one can see me cry
           G                 Em
This lightning storm, this tidal wave
        Am            C1/2   D1/2
this avalanche, i'm not afraid.
G            Em             Am  C1/2  D1/2
c'mon c'mon no one can see me cry

       G             Em
Thats sugarcane that tasted good
      Am                  C1/2    D1/2
thats who you are, thats what you could
G            Em               Am    C1/2  D1/2
c'mon c'mon no one can see you try

       G              Em
Thats sugarcane that tasted good
        Am               C1/2  D1/2
thats who you are, thats what you could
G            Em              Am    C1/2  D1/2
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry--------y

G              Em
Am              C1/2      D1/2
G              Em              Am    C1/2   D2  
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry
Em 

            
            
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