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Photoshop Handsome chords

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Photoshop Handsome written and performed by Everything Everything
Full Lyrics available from their website

This transcription Alex Watson 2011-03-07

(Guitar chords only - piano chords transpose up 4 semitones)

Capo on 4th fret -Tuning  G# F# C# B D# G#
Play plain A B and C barre

    G6/D bass      A9/F# bass    Fmaj7/C bass  
1 o|-|-|-|-|-|   o|-|-|-|-|-|   o|-|-|-|-|-|   
2  |-|-|x|-|-|   o|-|-|-|-|-|    |x|-|-|-|-|   
3  |-|-|-|x|-|    |-|x|-|-|-|    |-|x|-|-|-|   
4  |-|-|-|-|x|    |-|x|-|-|-|    |-|-|x|-|-|   
5  |-|-|-|-|x|   o|-|-|-|-|-|    |-|-|x|-|-|   
6  |-|-|-|-|-|    |-|x|-|-|-|    |-|-|-|-|-|   

Intro G6/D  E  A9/F#

Verse 1 (first half drum/bass only): 

G       E             F#
I will gain an extra life etc. to:

G       E          Fmaj7/C   
Like a television set/Gangrene knuckle announced so audibly!

G6/D   E             A9/F#
I will boost my attention span etc. to 

Chorus 1:
      A        G#m                   Fmaj7/C    G6/D                     F#m
1 Airbrush! What've you done with my father? Why does he look like a carving? 
2 And Ah-Ah-Ah! Who did your Photoshop handsome? You ready for reincarnation? 

      B                  C             B    
1 How do I live in the present?  Can I make my own density?
2 Gotta come back as something organic, Or come back as something else!

Intro Riff as before
G6/D    E                A9/F#     
       Just come back as something else! 
       More dollar! Less scholar! Less time! 

Verse 2 
My teeth dazzle etc. (as Verse 1 with full chords) to:
G6/D    E                A9/F#     (no chord)
I have skin like a waxen peel, and a face that I can never feel but 

Chorus 2
A         G#                          Fmaj7/C
Airbrush! What have you done with my landscape etc. to:
G6/D                 F#m              B                            C
You ready for reincarnation?   Gotta come back as something less frantic

B                                 D          F                    (no chord)
You gotta banish that army of panic   Gotta come back as something organic, 

(no chord)
Just come back as something organic, etc.

Intro Riff as before
G6/D         E        A9/F#  
I will gain an extra life (repeat)

Fmaj7/C x3, ||: A G#m Fmaj7/C G6/D  F#m  C  B  C :||(1st chorus chords) x2 

(1st chorus again) Airbrush!  etc. to: 

    B                    Amaj7 (ring)       
Or come back as something else

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Crubba 161 Mar 14, 2011 02:04 PM

For the A9/F# i like to play:


which is an Amaj13 without the 3rd (i think) followed by the A9/F#
its a bit trickier to play but sounds more like the keyboard chords

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hotratsalex 27 Mar 24, 2011 03:46 PM

Thanks Crubba,

You're quite right, but how do you finger it to get a clean open A? Looks a bit of a stretch to me!

The real lead line is played higher up, on the top 4 strings only; this version here is more for rhythm strummers.

I have posted a separate tab for the accurate version called 'Photoshop Handsome Intro'.


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Crubba 161 Jul 18, 2011 03:19 PM

I play the bass note (on the low E string) with my thumb curled over the top of the fretboard, the 2s on the D and G with my first and middle fingers (respectively) and then the 4 on the high E string with my pinky (little finger).

Yeh it is a bit of a stretch but I have big hands so I can deal with it ok - it might be a problem if you have smaller hands than me :P

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