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Drowning Years Chords

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The Drowning Years - The Delgados

F#m: x 9 11 11 10 9
C#m: x 4 6 6 5 4
Dm:  x 5 7 7 6 5
Am:  5 7 7 5 5 5
Em:  0 2 2 0 0 0
F:   1 3 3 2 1 1
G:   3 5 5 4 3 3

F#m         C#m       F#m        C#m
This is the life of a woman with demons
F#m               C#m       F#m          C#m
The first time we met I was sure she was steaming
Dm               Dm
This is my life, this is my life
           F#m     C#m     F#m      C#m
What a life 
F#m        C#m          F#m        C#m
Life isn’t precious and life isn’t sacred
F#m       C#m          F#m            C#m
Sometimes release only comes when you meet death
Dm                          Dm              
A night of reprieve we were wrecked 
                     F#m    C#m     F#m    C#m
when we slept in the park
Dm                              Dm                     
When we woke in the morning you cried 
                        Am     Em     F     G   
could I squeeze out the dark

Am          Em          F            G
Destroy the noises that make all the voices
Am       Em        F     G 
Get them out of my head
Am           Em            F              G        
Bring on the screaming and I’ll take your demons 
Am           Em      F     Em 
now that I’m already dead

[same as verse above]
Days of release when she almost felt better 
Gradually faded and words couldn’t get her 
Where is the light, where is the light, get the light
Fearless and clear all her doubts had been cast off
Last night alive is a nightmare I’m part of
Dreams are a lie, dreams are a lie
So am I
If that’s all there is then I might as well get in the fire

[same as chorus]
Destroy the noises that make all the voices
Get them out of my head
Bring on the screaming and I’ll take your demons now that I’m already dead
Oh how the rights of the righteous kept coming
Shining before like the day
I stand before them and cried that you’re dying your way

F#m           C#m         F#m           C#m           F#m   C#m    F#m
I’m still not sure if the right and the wrong side is one

Tabbed with the KVRX live performance as a reference.
Any questions or comments, send to snarkytubey@gmail.com
Other Delgados tabs at www.delgados.co.uk message board, username x5459
- Lily
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cosmic_fool3791 wrote on June 1 2006, 03:19 am

This seems pretty accurate to me. One thing though. During the chorus lyrics, you have the chord changes at certain intervals. Now, right before the lyrics, you have one set of those chords. If you play that one set with the changes at the same intervals as the lyrical part, there would be TWO sets of Am, Em, F and G before the singin' starts. I'm basing this on the album version, and you mentioned using the live as a reference, so maybe that's why. I just thought I'd let you know. :) Five stars all the same of course!

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CinjinCain wrote on December 14 2009, 01:46 am

Wheres the key change in the final chorus??

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