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Genius Next Door Chords

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Difficulty
Capo
intermediate
1st fret
Genius Next Door
REGINA SPEKTOR
Far

Verse: Fm  Bm  Eb  G#

Chorus: Fm  Bm  Gsus  G#

You might prefer to play it with a Capo on the 1st fret:

Verse: Em  Am  D  G

Chorus: Em  Am  F#sus  G

Verse:

Fm                           Bm
Some said the local lake had been enchanted
Eb                                G#
others said it must have been the weather
Fm                                   Bm
the neighbors were trying to keep it quiet
Eb                           G#
but I swear I could hear the laughter
Fm                                Bm
so they jokingly nicknamed it the porridge
Eb                                               G#
cause overnight that lake had turned as thick as butter
F                                 Bm      
but the local kids would still go swimming, drinking
Eb                             G#
saying that to them it doesn’t matter

Chorus:

            Fm           Bm             Gsus            G#
if you just hold in your breath til you come back up in full
Fm           Bm             Gsus                    G#
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you fool

the genius next door was bussing tables
wiping clean the ketchup bottle labels
getting high and mumbling german fables
didn’t care as long as he was able
to strip his clothes off by the dumpsters
at night while everyone was sleeping
and to wade midway into that porridge
just him and the secret he was keeping

hold in your breath til you come back up in full
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you foolish child

in the morning the film crews start arriving
with coffee, donuts, and reporters
the kids were waking up hungover
the neighbors were starting up their cars
the garbagemen were emptying the dumpsters
atheists were praying full of sarcasm
and the genius next door was sleeping
dreaming that the antidote was orgasm

hold in your breath til you come back up in full
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you foolish child…

Enjoy!
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mushaaboom 17 wrote on September 12 2009, 11:47 pm

i love this song, and these chords work so perfectly. (: i just have one question, though...how do you play the f#sus chord? i've been searching and searching and i can't find it anywhere! thank youuu. (:

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clockworkorang 162 wrote on September 13 2009, 12:55 pm

I think for your chords in the original tuning you mean Bbm not Bm
(Fm Bbm Eb G#), thanks for this though

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mercbenzon 527 wrote on March 9 2010, 12:57 pm

yea sorry thats how I play it, just a typo..

F#sus is 242322. like a Esus but 2 frets up

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