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Kissing The Lipless

The Shins

 

Chord Guide (acoustic)

         11 3

B/F#:   x9911xx

     13 4 2

C#:  9111110xx

      1342

B:    7998xx

       1342

D#m:  x6887x

       1333

E:    x7999x

      1 3 3 3

F#:  x9111111x

 

 

 

Chord Guide (electric)

        13 3 3 Bmaj7:xx9111111

(play over B/F#)

 

 

 

 

       <     <

Strum: D D D D D D D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:  / B/F# - - - / C# - - - / x3

            / B - - - / C# - - - /

 

Verse 1:

B/F#        C#          B/F#      C#

Called to see if your back was still aligned

                   B/F#      C#                             B                      C#

and your sheets are growing grass all on the corners of your bed

       B/F#                C#                           B/F#               C#

but you've got too much to wear on your sleeves and it's too much to do with me

B/F#            C#                    B                    C#

          and secretly I want to bury in the yard

        D#m                   E         

the grey remains of a friendship scarred

 

Repeat Intro (w/Electric)

 

Verse 2:

       B/F#               C#                                  B/F#                       C#

You told us of your new life there you've got someone coming round gluing

B/F#                    C#                     B                       C#

tinsel to your crown     he's got you talking pretty loud

    B/F#      C#              B/F#                         C#

Berate, remember, your ailing heart and your criminal eyes

       B/F#                       C#       B                          C#

you say you're still in love if it's true what can be done?

       D#m                           E         

it's hard to leave all those moments behind

 

Repeat Intro (w/Solo)

 

Repeat Verse 1

 

/ F# - - - / x8 (hold last beat)

 

/ B/F# - - - / C# - - - / x2

 

         B/F#         C#         B                     C#

You tested your mettle of doe's skin and petals

           B/F#       C#               B                  C#

while kissing the lipless who bleed all the sweetness away

 

/ D#m - - - / E - - - / B - - - / C# - - - / x3

 

/ D#m - - - / E - - - / F# (hold)


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.