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    Marching Bands of Manhattan

    Death Cab For Cutie


    Note:  (Dm) = Change to Dm on beat 1+ instead of 1.


    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

          3    4

    G:    3x0003


    Dm:   xx0231


    F:    133211


    Am:   x02210





    Strum: D d D d D d D d   d = unaccented strum

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +




    Verse 1:

    C                   G

    If I could open my arms

    Dm                                     F

    And span the length of the isle of Manhattan,

    C                                     G

    I'd bring it to where you are

    Dm                               F

    Making a lake of the East River and Hudson

    C                                  G

    If I could open my mouth

    Dm                         F

    Wide enough for a marching band to march out of

    C                                        G

    They would make your name sing

    Dm                                        F

    And bend through alleys and bounce off other buildings.


    w/Chorus Riff:

    / F - - - / Am - - - / C - - - / (Dm) - - - / (x2)


    Verse 2:

         C                              G

    I wish we could open our eyes

    Dm                 F

    To see in all directions at the same time

    C                                G

    Oh what a beautiful view

    Dm                         F

    If you were never aware of what was around you

    C                                 G

    And it is true what you said

    Dm                      F

    That I live like a hermit in my own head

    C                                      G

    But when the sun shines again

    Dm                               F

    I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in.



    Chorus (w/Chorus Riff):

    F                                   Am              

    Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole

    C                                     (Dm)

    Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound

    F                              Am

    But while you debate half empty or half full

    C                      (Dm)

        It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown


    Repeat Chorus 4 more times


    F   Am  C   (Dm)

                           Your love is gonna drown

    F   Am  C   (Dm)

                           Your love is gonna drown

    F   Am  C   (Dm)

                           Your love is gonna drown

    F   Am  C   (Dm)

                           Your love is gonna drown

    F   Am  C   (Dm)

                           Your love is gonna





    Chorus Riff:

    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.