FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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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.