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Least Complicated

Indigo Girls

Capo 2

 

Intro:  / G – G/C - / G - - - / (x2)

 

               G (½)         G/C (½)      G

I sit two stories above the street

                G (½)                G/C (½)         G
It’s awful quiet here since love fell asleep

                             Am(½)            G/B (½)
There’s life down below me though
C
(½)                          D (½)                    G (½)    G/C (½)      G

   The kids are walking home from school

                   G (½)         G/C (½)       G
Some long ago when we were taught

                   G (½)             G/C (½)         G
That for whatever kind of puzzle you got

                                   Am(½)      G/B (½)
You just stick the right formula in

       C (½)              D (½)    G (½)    G/C (½)     G
A solution for every fool

Chorus 1:

                             D                               C
I remember the time when I came so close to you

                G                            Am7
Sent me skipping my class and running from school

          C                                        D (hold)
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool

                                G (½)           D (½)             C
What makes me think I could start clean-slated

                             D (hold)
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

 

/ G – C/G - / G - - - / (x2)

 

              G (½)    G/C (½)                   G
So I just sit up in the house and resist

                    G (½)         G/C (½)        G
And not be seen until I cease to exist

                                      Am(½)   G/B (½)
A kind of conscientious objection

C (½)             D (½)              G (½)    G/C (½)    G
     A kind of dodging the draft


                    G
(½)                G/C (½)                G
The boy and girl are holding hands on the street

                            G (½)         G/C (½)         G
And I don’t want to but I think you just wait

                                 Am(½)      G/B (½)
It’s more than just eye to eye

                  C (½)             D (½)        G (½)    G/C (½)         G
Learn the things I could never apply

Chorus 2:

                        D                               C
I remember the time when I came so close with you

       G                                         Am7
I let everything go it seemed the only truth

           C                                                  D (hold)
And I bought you that ring, it seemed the thing to do
                                G
(½)           D (½)             C
What makes me think I could start clean-slated

                             D (hold)
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

                                G (½)           D (½)             C
So what makes me think I could start clean-slated

                       D                                     G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

 

Bridge:

Am7                              Em7
    I’m just a mirror of a mirror myself

C (½)           D (½)        G
All the things that I do

              Em                                Bm
And the next time I fall I’m gonna have to recall

              C (½)    C/B (½)   Am7 (½)    C/G (½)   D (½)  Dsus4 (½)  D
It’s isn’t love it’s only       some    -   thing      new

 

               G (½)    G/C (½)         G

I sit two stories above the street

                G (½)    G/C (½)         G
It’s awful quiet here since love fell asleep

                             Am (½)            G/B (½)
There’s life down below me though
C
(½)                         D (½)                 G (½)    G/C (½)    G

    The kids are walking home from school

Chorus 3:
                              D                        C
I remember the time when I came so close to you

                G                              Am7
Sent me skipping my class and running from school

          C                                         D (hold)
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
                               G
(½)           D (½)             C
What makes me think I could start clean-slated

                       D                                     G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

                                G (½)           D (½)             C
So what makes me think I could start clean-slated

                       D (hold)                          G (½)    G/C (½)         G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

                   G (½)    G/C (½)         G

Least complicated

                   G (hold)

Least complicated


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