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Naked and Famous

The Presidents of the United States of America

 

Drop D, plus all strings are tuned down ½ step

 

Chord Guide

      111

D5:   000xxx

      111

G5:   555xxx

     1 1 1

C5:  101010xxx

      111

F5:   333xxx

D5     1 1 1

(high):121212xxx 

 

 

 

 

Strum Guide

Pre-Chorus:

D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Solo Strum 1:

D d D DU UD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Solo Strum 2 (same as #1, but you change chords in the middle):

∆        ∆

D d D DU UD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Outro Strum:

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

 

 

Intro:  Main Riff x6

 

w/Main Riff:

I can't explain glacial motion
or why Los Angeles don't drop into the ocean
I can't unfold the layers of mystery
or piece together the tragedy of history, ‘cause

Pre-Chorus:

D5 (3)

Those lucky suckers,
They don't have to work

                                    D5 (hold)
make 3D billboards and big
30-foot smirks.

Chorus (one strum per chord):

/ D5 - - - / G5 - - - /

 

D5                               G5
Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

D5                                                        G5
Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked, and famous

 

Main Riff x2

 

w/Main Riff:
I met a poet, said she didn't like the smell of it
then took her clothes off in a restaurant for the hell of it
I met a DJ who lived in seclusion
Reality and sobriety were her only delusions, and

Pre-Chorus:

D5 (2)

Those lucky bastards
they didn't have to work
Make 3D billboards and big
30-foot smirks

 

Chorus

Main Riff x2

 

Solo:

(w/solo strum 1):

/ D5 - - - / G5 - - - / x4

(w/solo strum 2):

/ D5 (high) - C5 - / G5 - F5 - / D5 - F5 - / G5 - C5 - / x2

 

D5 (high) (½)                 C5 (½)  G5 (½)               F5 (½)
    Don't get a nosebleed,           don't get upset

D5 (½)                 F5 (½)    G5 (½)           C5 (½)

   We can't be naked and famous just yet

               D5 (high) (½)   C5 (½)              G5 (½)         F5 (½)
There's a big old         dollar sign on the sunset strip

                     D5 (½)                     F5 (½)    G5 (½)                    C5 (½)
and you can send your friend a postcard--It   ain't worth the trip

 

(w/outro strum):

D5                               G5
Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

D5                                                         G5 (hold)
Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

 

D5                               G5
Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

D5                                                        G5 (hold)
Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

 

D5                               G5
Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

D5                                                        G5 (hold)
Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

 

(w/solo strum 2):

/ D5 (high) - C5 - / G5 - F5 - / D5 - F5 - / G5 - C5 - / x2

 

(w/outro strum):

D5                               G5
Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

D5                                                         G5 (hold and let ring, fermata)
Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

 

           D5 (hold and let ring)

...and famous!

 

Main Riff:


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