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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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