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405

Death Cab For Cutie

 

Intro:

e ---5-------5-------7-------10----------3-------3-------3-------3
b -------3-------3-------5-------8---1-------1-------1-------1----
g ----------------------------------------------------------------
d ----------------------------------------------------------------
a -5---5---5---5---7---7---10--10--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--
e ----------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

Verse:

     Cmaj7           G              Em             C                A7             C
e ---0---0---0---0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b -------------------0---0---0---0--5-5--7-7-8-8---5---5---5---5---2---2--2----2---5---5---5---5----
g ----------------------------------0-0--0-0-0-0----------------------------------------------------
d ----------------------------------x-x-------------------------------------------------------------
a -3---3---3---3--------------------7-7-----------3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3-----
e -----------------3---3---3---3----0-0-------------------------------------------------------------
 

Transition Riff:

e ----------------------------
b -0---0---0---0---0----0--0--
g -0---0---0---0---0---0---0--
d -5---5---4---4---5---5---7/-
a ----------------------------
e ----------------------------
 

Chorus:

e|-0---0-0-|-0---0-0--0-0------------------------------
b|-0---0-0-|-2---2-0------3-3-0-0---0-0----------------
g|-0---0-0-|-2---2-0----------4-4---0-0----------------
d|-2---2---|-2---2-------------------------------------
a|-2---2---|-0---0---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----------------
e|-0---0---|-------------------------------------------
 

 

 

 

 

 

405 Arrangement & Lyrics

 

Intro x4

 

Verse 1:

I took the 405 and drilled a stake down into your center,

and stated that it's never ever been better than this.

 

Transition Riff

 

Verse 1:

I hung my favorite shirt on the floorboard, wrinkled up

from pulling, pushing and tasting, tasting.

 

Transition Riff

 

Chorus:

You keep twisting the truth

That keeps me thrown askew

 

Intro x2

 

Verse 2:

Misguided by the 405 'cause it lead me to an alcoholic summer.

I missed the exit to your parents' house hours ago.

 

Transition Riff

 

Verse 2:

Red wine and the cigarettes,

Hide your bad habits underneath the patio, patio, patio, patio.

 

Repeat Chorus x2

 

Intro x4

 

End on Em


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