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Simple Song Chords

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Simple Song by The Shins

Hey all, not sure about those bridge chords but I think it's pretty close. Listen to the 
song to get the strumming pattern for the D and A changes. If you want to listen to the 
song, check it out here: http://SimpleSong.TheShins.com



D		A	D		A
Well this is just a simple song

D		A	D		A
To say what you've done

D		A	D		A
I told you about all those fears

D			A	D
And the way they did run

		  A	        G
Your show must be strong


And you feel like an ocean

			       D	A D	A D
They'd want by the sun



D		A	D		A
When I was just 9 years old

D		A	D		A
I swear that I dreamt

D		A	D		A
Your face on a football field

D		A	D
And a kiss that I kept

	    A   G
Under my vest

							        D	A D
Apart from everything but the heart in my chest




Bm		  D				 G
I know that things can really get rough


When you go it alone

Bm           D			        G
Don't go thinking you gotta be tough


To play like a stone

Bm                         D			         G
Could be there's nothing else in our lives


So critical


As this little hole




D		A	D		A
My life in an upturned boat

D		A	D		A
Marooned on a cliff

D		A	D		A
You brought me a great big flood

D		A	D
And you gave me a lift

	     A	G
To care, what a gift


And you tell me with your tongue


And you're breath was in my lungs

				   Bm
And you float over the rift




		  D				 G
I know that things can really get rough


When you go it alone

Bm	       D                                   G
Don't go thinking you gotta be tough


To play like a stone

Bm			  D				G
Could be there's nothing else in our lives


So critical


As this little hole



*BRIDGE*
G-Bm-G-D
G-Bm-G-G




D		A	D		A
Well this'll be a simple song

D		A	D		A
To say what you've done

D		A	D		A
I told you about all those fears

D			A	D
And the way they did run

		      A	        G
Your show must be strong


And you feel like an ocean

			       D
They'd want by the sun





Bm		   D				     G
Remember walking a mile to your house


A glow in the dark

Bm	       D			      G
I made a fumbly play for your heart


And the extra, a spark

Bm		     D				     G
You're are a trauma, a chain that I stole


Especial for you

Bm		     D					G
Love's just a delicate thing that we'd do


We've nothing to prove

					D
Which I never knew
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BrokenShins wrote on January 10 2012, 05:14 pm

Fantastic! I just worked this out and came to post it, but you've done wonders!

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original_moment wrote on January 11 2012, 07:49 pm

Thanks! Though now I'm pretty sure that line is "That's warmed by the sun", not "They'd want by the sun".

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BrokenShins wrote on January 12 2012, 12:26 pm

As usual with Mercer, I've got no clue what his lyrics are! Eagerly awaiting the lyric book with the album :D I do agree with the warmed by the sun though. And I thought, based on his lack of pronouncing consonants, I assumed it was "you sure must be strong", and "girl, what a gift" at the upturned boat section. So glad you tabbed this first, I couldn't decide what to put for the lyrics!

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