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Death Cab For Cutie



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 ----------------------------------------------------------------


     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 ----------------------------








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



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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