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Little Talks

Of Monsters and Men

 

Want to see how it's done? Here's Rob performing "Little Talks" with students.


 

Chord Guide

       231

Am:  x02210

      134211

F:    133211

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

Strumming Guide

Main Strum:

B   D     U D U    w/swing feel

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Punk Strum:

D   D   D   D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Capo 1

 

Intro:

Am  F  C  G    Am  F  C  G  Am  F  C  G    Am  F  C  G

              Hey!                Hey!            Hey!

 

(one strum per chord):

Am         F                          C (2)

I don't like walking around this old and empty house

     Am                   F                       C (2)

So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear

      Am           F                 C (2) 

The stairs creak as I sleep, it's keeping me awake

           Am             F                     C (2) 

It's the house telling you to close your eyes

Am          F              C (2) 

Some days I can't even trust myself

      Am           F                 C (2)

It's killing me to see you this way

 

Chorus:

                           Am        F 

'Cause though the truth may vary

      C         G

This ship will carry

 

(punk strum):

      Am   F         C (2, hold 2nd measure)

Our bodies safe to shore

 

(main strum):

Am  F  C  G

                      Hey!

Am  F  C  G

                      Hey!

Am  F  C  G

                      Hey!

Am  F  C  G

 

(one strum per chord):

                Am       F                    C (2)

There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back

       Am              F                C (2)

Well tell her that I miss our little talks

Am               F         C (2)

Soon it will be over and buried with our past

      Am                F                         C (2)

We used to play outside when we were young (and full of life and full of love)

Am          F                  C (2)

Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right

        Am               F                     C (2)

Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

 

Chorus 2:                 

                            Am        F 

'Cause though the truth may vary

      C         G

This ship will carry

(punk strum):

      Am   F       C (2, hold 2nd measure)

Our bodies safe to shore

 

(main strum):

         Am        F       C   G

Don't listen to a word I say.  Hey!

      Am          F            C     G

The screams all sound the same. Hey!

                           Am        F 

'Cause though the truth may vary

       C        G

This ship will carry

       Am      F              C    G

Our bodies safe to shore

 

Am  F  C  G

                       Hey!

Am  F  C  G

                       Hey!

Am  F  C  G            

Am  F 

 

(punk strum):

C  G  Am (hold, fermata)

              

(one strum per chord):

          Am

You're gone, gone, gone away. I watched you disappear

 

All that's left is a ghost of you

                Am

Now we're torn, torn, torn apart, there's nothing we can do.

       Am

Just let me go, we'll meet again soon.

       Am              F          C (2)

Now wait, wait, wait for me. Please hang around

 

(punk strum):

     Am                   F         C (2, hold 2nd measure)

I'll see you when I fall asleep.  Hey!

 

Final Chorus (main strum):

         Am        F      C   G

Don't listen to a word I say. Hey!

      Am          F           C      G

The screams all sound the same. Hey!

                           Am        F 

'Cause though the truth may vary

       C        G

This ship will carry

      Am    F      C   G

Our bodies safe to shore

 

Repeat Final Chorus

 

(Vocals only):

                           Am        F 

'Cause though the truth may vary

       C        G

This ship will carry

      Am    F      C   G

Our bodies safe to shore

                    Am        F 

though the truth may vary

       C        G

This ship will carry

      Am    F      C   G

Our bodies safe to shore

 


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.