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Paradise By The Dashboard Light chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
there are no split chords in the song; when I write F/C, the guitar plays an F chord
and the bass hits a C.  the start has a syncopated rhythm, so you'll have to listen
to the song to pick that up.


I. Paradise
Boy:
D                                                       G
I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday
C                                   G                  D
Parking by the lake and there was not another car in sight
      D                                        G
And I never had a girl looking any better than you did
F#                                     G                 A       D
And all the kids at school they were wishing they were me that night


[Pre-Chorus]

            Bb         F     C         D
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
         Bb      F              C       D
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
G/D                        D            A/D       D
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
G/D              D            A/D       D
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
G              D      G              F
C'mon! Hold on tight! C'mon! Hold on tight!


[Chorus]

            G        A             D    A    G
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
      D       Bm          G   Em    D
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Girl:
G        A      D                  A   G
Ain't no doubt about it we were doubly blessed
              Em                                  D
Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed
G        A      D       G           A      D
Ain't no doubt about it baby got to go and shout it
G        A      D                  A   G
Ain't no doubt about it we were doubly blessed

Boy:              Em                                  D
Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed


D                                                     G
Baby doncha hear my heart you got it drowning out the radio
          C                          G                        D
I've been waitin' so long for you to come along and have some fun
      D                                       G
And I gotta let ya know no you're never gonna regret it
        F#                   G                  E
So open up your eyes I got a big surprise it'll feel all right
       A                     D
Well I wanna make your motor run


[Pre-Chorus]

            Bb         F     C         D
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
         Bb      F              C       D
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
G/D                        D            A/D       D
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
G/D              D            A/D       D
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
G              D      G              F
C'mon! Hold on tight! C'mon! Hold on tight!


[Chorus]

            G        A             D    A    G
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
      G       D           F#        G
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
        E        D             Bm        A     F#
Oh it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
G     D           A         D
  Paradise by the dashboard light

G            A           D           G             A      D
  You got to do what you can and let mother nature do the rest
G        A      D                  A   G     
Ain't no doubt about it we were doubly blessed
              Em
Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely --
(4x)  A          Bm        A       G              A           G                 A      
We're gonna go all the way tonight we're gonna go all the way and tonight's the night 


Radio broadcast: just keep hammering on Em

Ii. let me sleep on it
Girl:
A                G   D     A 
Stop right there!  I gotta know right now!  Before we go any further --!
       G                                              D
Do you love me?  Will you love me forever?  Do you need me?  Will you never leave me?
         C                        G
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
         A
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
(same chord pattern)
Do you love me?  Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?  Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
        G                        A
I gotta know right now before we go any further
       G                  D
Do you love me?  Will you love me forever?

Boy: (same rhythm, but for the sake of explaining it):
       G                                 D
Let me sleep on it, baby, baby let me sleep on it
       C                 G                         D
Let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning
(same chord pattern twice)
Let me sleep on it, baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it, baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

Girl:
D
I gotta know right now!
(same chord progression)
Do you love me?  Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?  Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
        G                          A
I gotta know right now!  Before we go any further
       G                  D
Do you love me?  Will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be boy?  FOR THIS PART keep hammering on A string
Come on
I can wait all night
What's it gonna be boy yes or no?
What's it gonna be boy yes or no?

For this part and both boy and girls singing repeat same chord pattern from above
Boy:
Let me sleep on it, baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

Girl:
I gotta know right now!!!
(alternate lines back and forth)

Boy:                    Girl:
Eb
Let me sleep on it!     Will you love me forever?

Boy:                    Girl:
E
Let me sleep on it!     Will you love me forever?

iii. Praying for the end of time

Boy:
           F
I couldn't take it any longer Lord I was crazed
              C                          F
And then the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
          C                            G
I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
             F               G      C
That I would love you to the end of time
                     F               G      C
I swore that I would love you to the end of time!

G            C               G      C
  So now I'm praying for the end of time
   F        G   C
To hurry up and arrive
      C          Em/B          Am
Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
        G
I don't think that I can really survive
           F
I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
    C                         G
But god only knows what I can do right now
    C               G      C
I'm praying for the end of time
                    Am                  
It's all that I can do
C               G      C              F      G         C
Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time with you!

Boy:
       F/C     C           G/C  C
It was long ago and it was far away
           F/C     C              G/C  C
And it was so much better than it is today

Girl:
(same chords as above)
It never felt so good
It never felt so right
And we were glowing like
A metal on the edge of a knife

            
            
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wiggy1988 62 Sep 29, 2007 09:24 AM

E G D
Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed

Sounds better IMO

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wiggy1988 62 Sep 29, 2007 09:24 AM

Fuck! basically a G after Em

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lil_hell_razor 10 Oct 27, 2007 09:09 PM

wow i can't believe someone tabbed this haha i congradulate u just for the effort put in haha

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