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Artist: Butch Walker
Song: "When Canyons Ruled The City"
Album: "The Rise And Fall Of Butch Walker And The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites"

Capo on 4th fret (3rd fret live)

Intro (after bass): D A E x2

Verse:
E
Laurel was a girl I knew, made of dirt and stone
Am
Pretty hip in younger years, but now she sits alone
       C  
With a hundred thousand architectural disasters
         E        
She calls homes
E
Beverly Glen was pretty, all the rich boys loved her curves
    Am
She tried to get the credit sometimes

More than she deserved
          C
Like those cheesy 80's movies, epitomizing all things
            E
We'd come to know

Chorus: D A E x2

Verse 2:
E
Beachwood was a boheme from the sexy 60's scene
Am
Grew up east of west Hollywood and somewhere in between
        C
All the madness Laurel puts up with, 
                            E  
But somehow always tolerates a scene
E
Nicols, he had a way with the performing arts
  Am
A&R guys having cookouts on his back with super stars
       C
But he had some nasty habits and some potholes to
                  E 
Cover up this drama queen

Chorus: D A E x2

Verse 3:
E
Sometimes Beachwood yelled at Laurel over terms of selling out
Am
Then Laurel yelled at Beverly for not knowing what life's about
         C    
With her trust fund friends and family, it felt like an earthquake
          E
When she'd shout
    E
And Silverlake just stood there, with her nose up in the air
        Am
Pushing up her horn rimmed glasses saying, 
                               C
"I don't fucking care about the madness all you idiots are buying,
            E       
Selling and leasing up there"

Chorus: D A E x2
E
San Fernando was a struggling actor who drove a deli truck 
       Am
On the sets of porno movies, he was just trying to make a buck
          C
While his pilot was in escrow, he dreamed of
                   E
Dating Beverly one day

Chorus: D A E x12

            
            
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