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It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

REM


Strum:  B   D   D U D U

        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

G                                          Cmaj7

That's great, it starts with an earthquake,

                               G                                      Cmaj7

birds and snakes, an airplane - Lenny Bruce is not afraid. 

G

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn

Cmaj7

world serves its own needs, don't misserve your own needs. 

G

Feed it up a knock, speed, grunt no, strength no. 

Cmaj7

Ladder structure clatter with fear of height, down height. 

Bb

Wire in a fire, represent the seven games

     Am

in a government for hire and a combat site.

 

 

G                                                                                      Cmaj7

Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.

G                      

Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered crop. 

             Cmaj7

Look at that low plane!  Fine then. 

G                                                                      Cmaj7

Uh oh, overflow, population, common group, but it'll do. 

 

Save yourself, serve yourself. 

                         G

World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed. 

                         Cmaj7

Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right - right. 

         Bb                                                        Am

You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.

 

Chorus:

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)

It's the end of the world as we know it

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)

It's the end of the world as we know it

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)                 C (4)

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

 

 

G

Six o'clock - TV hour.  Don't get caught in foreign tower. 

Cmaj7

Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn. 

G

Lock him in uniform and book burning, blood letting. 

Cmaj7

Every motive escalate.  Automotive incinerate. 

G

Light a candle, light a motive.  Step down, step down. 

Cmaj7

Watch a heel crush, crush. 

                            G

Uh oh, this means no fear - cavalier.  Renegade and steer clear!

Cmaj7

   A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies. 

Bb                                                             Am

Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline.

 

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)

It's the end of the world as we know it

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)

It's the end of the world as we know it

             G (1)        Dsus2 (1)   Am (2)              C (2)

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

G (2)      Cmaj7 (2)     G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)   G (2)    F (4)

    I feel fine

 

Chorus

 

G

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide.

Cmaj7

Mount St. Edelite.  Leonard Bernstein. 

G 

Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.

Cmaj7

Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom! 

        Bb                                                 Am

You symbiotic, patriotic, slam, but neck, right?  Right.

 

Chorus

 

G (4)

 

Chorus x3  End on G


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.