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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

[Verse]
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 away they did run
                  A             G
You sure must be strong
And you feel like an ocean
                               D        A D   A D
Made warm 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

[Chorus]
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
And play like a stone
Bm                         D                            G
Could be there's nothing else in our lives so critical as this little home

[Verse]
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
Girl, 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

[Chorus]
                 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 home

[Bridge]
G Bm G D
G Bm G G

[Verse]
D               A      D              A
Well this'll be a simple song
D               A      D              A
To say what you done
D               A      D              A
I told you about all those fears
D                       A      D
And away they did run
                      A         G
You sure must be strong

And you feel like an ocean
                               D
Made warm by the sun

[Verse]
Bm                 D                                G
Remember walking a mile to your house
Aglow in the dark
Bm             D                             G
I made a fumblin' play for your heart

And the act struck a spark
Bm                   D                              G
You wore a charm on a chain that I stole
Especially for you
Bm                   D                                 G
Love's just a delicate thing that we do

We've nothing to prove
                                        D
Which I never knew

            
            
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BrokenShins 206 Jan 10, 2012 12:14 PM

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

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original_moment 87 Jan 11, 2012 02:49 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 206 Jan 12, 2012 07:26 AM

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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