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Recommend Capo Fret 2

W/Capo : D/A/Bm/G
w/out capo: E/B/C#m/A

This is a brilliant composition by Axis Of Awesome, I thought I'd tab this version, 
it has more songs, and its also more challenging than the CD

Note: There is a tricky change in chord structure after "save tonight".


D                     A
My life is brilliant, my love is pure.
Bm              G
I saw an angel, of this I'm sure.

D          A
Forever young, I wanna
Bm             G
be forever young.
D             A
I won't hesitate no more,
    Bm             G
no more, it cannot wait, I'm yours.
This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending,
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy ending.
D              A
Cause you are amazing,
Bm       G      D
We did amazing, things.
If I could, then I would,
Bm          G
I'll go wherever you will, (go)
D       A         Bm     G
Can you feel, the love tonight?
        D        A
And she will, be loved,
         Bm       G
Yeah she will, be loved.
            D                A
Pictures of you, pictures of me,
             Bm                    G
up upon your wall for the world to see.
              D    A        Bm          G
'cause I cant live, with or without you.
         D     A       Bm   G
And if I fall, at your feet.
                D               A              Bm
You'll let your tears, am I not pretty enough,
is my heart too broken.

[Double time]

       D              A
When I find myself in times of trouble,
Bm           G           D
Mother mary, comes to me.
            A           Bm          G       D
Sometimes I feel like I dont have a partner.
           A              Bm         G       D
That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin',
         A             Bm      G
We'll be ridin' on the horses, yeah yeah.
D  A         Bm
No woman, no cry,
   G           D
It surely is a dream,
                A               Bm  G
I come from the land down under.
D            A        Bm          G
Once a jolly swagman, camped by a billabong.
D    A  Bm  G
Take on me,(When I come around)
D    A  Bm  G
Take Me On,(When I come around)
D    A  Bm  G
I'll be gone
           D A   Bm
In a day or, two.
G      D      A
Save tonight,   (Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you.)
Bm                 G
Fight the break of dawn.
    D        A
Come tommorow,  (There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.)
  Bm            G
tommorow I'll be gone.

[Structure change]

Bm  G          D          A
 I know she's playin with me,
Bm          G                   D         A
 But thats okay 'cause I've got no self-esteem.
       Bm        G         D       A
With a thousand eyes and a good disguise,
        Bm                 G            D                 A
hit 'em right between the eyes, hit 'em right between the eyes.
       Bm       G             D    A
'Cause I'm not here for your entertainment,
Bm           G            D        A
  you don't really wanna mess with me tonight.
Bm             G             D           A
 Cant read my, cant read my, no he can't read my,
Bm      G    D             A
poker face, come on Barbie lets go party.
Bm            G    D            A
Lost and insecure, you found me, you found me.
Bm                           G
 She wants to touch me (woo-hoo),
She wants to love me (woo-hoo),
She'll never leave me (woo-hoo-oh-oh-oh).
Bm                  G                    D            A
   Control yourself,  take only what you need from it.
Bm               G                      D
Take your canvas bags, take your canvas bags,
Take your canvas bags, to the supermarket.
Bm               G
Take your canvas bags.

[Back to original chord structure]

Nothings right I'm torn,
I'm all out of faith,
this is how I feel,
I'm cold and I am shamed,
lying naked on the floor.
Illusion never changed,
into something real,
                   G                         D
I'm wide awake and I can see I'm more than a bird,
I'm more than a plane,
      Bm        G
I'm a bird-plane,
      D          A
I'm a bird-plane,
                 Bm         G
A mother fucking bird-plane.
Doesn't that sound familiar,
doesn't that sound too close to home
doesn't that make you shiver,
the way things could have gone.
And doesn't that seem peculiar,
'cause everyone wants a little more,
there's something I do remember,
to never go this far,
thats all it takes to be a star.

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thats.the.stuff 10 Oct 12, 2010 02:19 PM

I've been trying to figure this song out but i always lose myself reading after "I've got no self-esteem"
I checked out the video over and over again and i'm pretty sure after self esteem, the song goes back to four beats per bar instead of two before.
If you check out the guitarist, right when they start singing "right between the eyes" he changes his tempo. I hope this makes sense lol

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anonymouse197 276 Mar 26, 2011 04:29 AM

This is a great tab, thank you. Just on one note for pianists out there it may be helpful to say that this tab should be transposed up 2 half steps when played. It does mention the capo on second fret, but that means nothing to me!!
This is a great tab though, thanks.

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anonymouse197 276 Mar 26, 2011 09:36 AM

It starts something a bit like this

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I'm A, I'm B, and were the axis of awesome. I'm C

We've been a comedy rock band for close to 40 years now and in all that time we've never had a hit.

Yeh, but you guys know why?

Yeh, Why

Well, it's cos we never wrote a four chords song

Whats that, whats a four chords song

Well, all the greatest hits from the past 40 years just use four chords - same four chords for every song, its dead simple to write a pop hit.

Just four

Yeh yeh, these four just here.

*E* 1 *B* 2 *C#* 3 *A* 4, four chords is all you need to write a pop song

Sorry, sorry let me just get this straight, 'Alan Davies', what your trying to say is you can take those four chords, repeat them and pump out every pop song ever, is that what your saying?

F*ck Off
Yeh F*ck Off 'Alan Davies'

Just listen *E* do you recognise this *C*

Yeh, thats don't stop believing by journey
Its a great song
Very original

There's a few more that fit, check it out

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