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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



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.