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Artist: The Shins
Song:   Saint Simon
Album:  Chutes to Narrow

Chords by: Zak Lommen

As Always i reccomend that you listen to the song as you play it for the first time to
get the strumming down. 
I read a tab somewhere out there that said capo on 3, and i tried it and it definitly
sounds more accurate than just open. You choose.


[Verse 1]
      Am        E              G                 
After all these implements and texts designed by 
D                C                D
intellects we're vexed to find evidently there's
      G
still so much that hides.
    Am         E               G              
And though the saints dub us divine in ancient 
D                  C            D
fading lines their sentiment is just as hard to 
G
pluck from the vine.


[Chorus]
F                       D
I'll try hard not to pretend 
F                      D          E
allow myself no mock defense as I 

step into the night.


[Verse 2]
Am    E                G                D
Since I don't have the time nor mind to figure 
        C                   D                
out the nursery rhymes that helped us out in 
       G
making sense of our lives
Am            E                G        D   
The cruel, uneventful state of apathy releases me
  C              D                 G
I value them but I won't cry every time one's 

wiped out. 


[Chorus]
F                         D
I'll try hard not to give in 
F                       D         E
batten down to fare the wind 
F                      D
rid my head of this pretense 
F                      D           E
allow myself no mock defense as I 

step into the night

Am      E       C       D       E


E
La la la la
E
La  la la la

C        G     
La la la la 
Dm          F   G
la la la la la  la  

(Repeat this once)

C                G
Mercy's eyes are blue and 
Dm          F   G
when she places them in 
C        G
front of you 
Dm      F       G 
nothing holds a roman 
C      G
candle to 
Dm         F          G
the solemn warmth you feel 
F        C       F        C
Inside

F        C       Bb       G        E


Now run through VERSE chords 1x
(no words)


[Chorus]
F                         D
I'll try hard not to give in
F                         D       E
batten down to fare the wind
F                      D       
rid my head of this pretense
F                      D      
allow myself no mock defense as I 
E
step into the night

Am      E       C       D       E

E
La la la la
E
La  la la la

C       G       Dm      F     G
(this takes the song out)


Good song - zak lommen

            
            
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Cerpin_Taxt81 82 Sep 26, 2005 11:47 AM

definitely use capo on third fret

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onlymodestmouse 2,350 Dec 12, 2006 11:02 AM

damn good tab

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nathanchauvet 10 Jun 22, 2009 02:50 AM

awesome

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