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The Shins – Simple Song (Acoustic)

This is from James Mercer's live versions of this great new song. 

Intro C F 
C                                  F C                           F
   Well this is just a simple song     to say what you done
C                                F C                                 
I told you about all those fears   and away they did run. You sure must
      F    F F F  F               F       F                    F   C F C F
be strong...       and you feel like an ocean being warmed by the sun

C        F       C             F C               F  C      F
When I was just nine years old     I swear that I dreamt
 C              F     C               F C               F     C           
   Your face on a football field     and a kiss that I kept
   F       F    F F F  F          F       F                 F      C F C F
Under my vest,         apart from everything but the heart in my chest

Chorus: 
Am      F         C                 F    F            F      F   F    
    I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone
Am      F        C                F    F             F       F   F    
    Don't go thinking you got to be tough, and play like a stone
Am       F            C                    F    F    F   F   F    F        F         F       
    Could be there's nothing else in our lives so critical      As this little home!

C        F         C          F C             F       C         F
 My life in an upturned boat,      marooned on a cliff
C               F     C                   F C               F   C 
   You brought me a great big flood      and you gave me a lift
        F      F      F  F                 F         F                       
Girl, what a gift         And you tell me with your tongue and your
             F       F                    F            (Am) 
 breath goes in my lungs and we float above the rift
 
Chorus, then break:  Dm  Am  Dm  Am(add F)  Dm  Am  F  
 
Repeat first verse  Well this is just a...

Am      F        C                  F    F            F      F   F    
    Remember walking the mile to your house aglow in the dark
Am      F       C                F     F                F       F   F    
    I made a fumbling play for your heart and the axe struck a spark
Am      F       C                     F    F            F   F    F          
   You wore a charm on the chain that I stole especial for you
Am         F       C                  F  F                F       F   F    
   Loves such a delicate thing that we do , with nothing to prove

F            F   F   F   C      
  Which I never knew!
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laurengrimsrud 10 Mar 11, 2017 09:31 AM

Hard to switch chords, but that might just be me, idk

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charliemichaels 10 Aug 09, 2017 06:52 PM

What is the strumming pattern

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