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Codes and Keys

Death Cab for Cutie

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

        231

Am:   x02210

       12

Em:   022000

      134211

F:    133211

 

           >       >

Strum: D   D U D U D U    > = Accent

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro: / C - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / - - - - / x2

 

C          Am           Em (2)

   We won't get far

C      Am              Em (2) 

    Flying in circles inside a jar

C                  Am              Em (2)

    ‘cause the air we breathe

C      Am                  Em (2)       

  Is thinning with the words that we speak

 

                F (2)             C (2)  

That we speak, you and me

                F (2)             C    Em   F (4)

That we speak, you and me

 

/ C - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / - - - -

 

C             Am           Em (2)

    You're on the floor

C     Am                Em (2)

    Fearful of what's outside your door

C               Am              Em (2)

    But the codes and keys

C                     Am                    Em (2)

    They can protect you from the pangs of jealousy

 

                                F (2)               C (2)

And when you scream, love you see

            F (2)             C                   Em

Like a child, throwing stones at the sky

                     F (2)                                C (2)

When they fall back to earth, as minor chords of major works

                F (2)                              C              Em    F (8)

Separate rooms of single life, we are one, we are alive

 

           C     Am     Em (2)

We are alive

           C     Am    Em (2)

We are alive

           C     Am    Em (2)

We are alive

           C     Am    Em (hold)

We are alive


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.