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    The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades is Out To Get Us!

    Sufjan Stevens


    Chord Guide


    D:    xx0232


    Asus4: x02230

           12  3

    Em9:  022002

          1    4

    G:    3x0005


    Em:   022000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003




           <           <

    Strum: B   D U D U D   D U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +


    Intro:  Verse Progression x2


    w/Verse Progression:

    Thinking outrageously I write in cursive
    I hide in my bed with the lights on the floor
    Wearing three layers of coats and leg warmers
    I see my own breath on the face of the door

    Oh, I am not quite sleeping
    Oh, I am fast in bed
    There on the wall in the bedroom creeping
    I see a wasp with her wings outstretched

    Instrumental Break Progression x4


    w/Verse Progression:
    North of Savanna we swim in the palisades
    I come out wearing my brother's red hat
    There on his shoulder my best friend is bit seven times
    He runs washing his face in his hands

    Oh how I meant to tease him
    Oh how I meant no harm
    Touching his back with my hand I kiss him
    I see the wasp on the length of my arm

    Horn Solo x2


    D            Asus4   Em9        Gadd9

    Oh great sights upon this state! Hallelu–

      D            Asus4     Em9    Gadd9
    Wonders bright, and rivers, lake. Hallelu–

       D         Asus4   Em9          Gadd9
    Trail of Tears and Horseshoe Lake. Hallelu–

       D          Asus4  Em9      Gadd9
    trusting things beyond mistake. Hallelu–

    / D - - - - - / Asus4 - - - - - / Em9 - - - - - - / Gadd9 - - - - - /


    D                         Asus4               Em9                    Gadd9
    We were in love, we were in love  Palisades palisades I can wait, I can wait
    D                         Asus4               Em9                    Gadd9
    We were in love, we were in love  Palisades palisades I can wait, I can wait
    D                         Asus4               Em9                    Gadd9
    We were in love, we were in love  Palisades palisades I can wait, I can wait

    D               Asus4                        Em                         G
      I can't explain the state that I'm in,  the state of my heart, he was my best


    D                         Asus4                  Em              G

    friend .  Into the car, from the back seat, Oh admiration in falling

         D                    Asus4                  Em        G

    asleep.  All of my powers, day after day, I can tell you, we swaggered and

         D                          Asus4                     Em           G

    swayed.  Deep in the tower, the prairies below, I can tell you, the telling gets

    D                    Asus4                 Em            G

    old.  Terrible sting and terrible storm, I can tell you the day we were

    D                           Asus4             Em               G

    born.  My friend is gone, he ran away. I can tell you, I love him each

      D                                 Asus4                     Em             G

    day.  Though we have sparred, wrestled and raged, I can tell you I love him each

    D                    Asus4                 Em                 G

    day.  Terrible sting and terrible storm I can tell you


    End on D



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