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    Naked and Famous

    The Presidents of the United States of America

     

    Drop D, plus all strings are tuned down ½ step

     

    Chord Guide

          111

    D5:   000xxx

          111

    G5:   555xxx

         1 1 1

    C5:  101010xxx

          111

    F5:   333xxx

    D5     1 1 1

    (high):121212xxx 

     

     

     

     

    Strum Guide

    Pre-Chorus:

    D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Solo Strum 1:

    D d D DU UD D DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Solo Strum 2 (same as #1, but you change chords in the middle):

    ∆        ∆

    D d D DU UD D DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Outro Strum:

    D D D D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

     

     

    Intro:  Main Riff x6

     

    w/Main Riff:

    I can't explain glacial motion
    or why Los Angeles don't drop into the ocean
    I can't unfold the layers of mystery
    or piece together the tragedy of history, ‘cause

    Pre-Chorus:

    D5 (3)

    Those lucky suckers,
    They don't have to work

                                        D5 (hold)
    make 3D billboards and big
    30-foot smirks.

    Chorus (one strum per chord):

    / D5 - - - / G5 - - - /

     

    D5                               G5
    Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

    D5                                                        G5
    Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked, and famous

     

    Main Riff x2

     

    w/Main Riff:
    I met a poet, said she didn't like the smell of it
    then took her clothes off in a restaurant for the hell of it
    I met a DJ who lived in seclusion
    Reality and sobriety were her only delusions, and

    Pre-Chorus:

    D5 (2)

    Those lucky bastards
    they didn't have to work
    Make 3D billboards and big
    30-foot smirks

     

    Chorus

    Main Riff x2

     

    Solo:

    (w/solo strum 1):

    / D5 - - - / G5 - - - / x4

    (w/solo strum 2):

    / D5 (high) - C5 - / G5 - F5 - / D5 - F5 - / G5 - C5 - / x2

     

    D5 (high) (½)                 C5 (½)  G5 (½)               F5 (½)
        Don't get a nosebleed,           don't get upset

    D5 (½)                 F5 (½)    G5 (½)           C5 (½)

       We can't be naked and famous just yet

                   D5 (high) (½)   C5 (½)              G5 (½)         F5 (½)
    There's a big old         dollar sign on the sunset strip

                         D5 (½)                     F5 (½)    G5 (½)                    C5 (½)
    and you can send your friend a postcard--It   ain't worth the trip

     

    (w/outro strum):

    D5                               G5
    Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

    D5                                                         G5 (hold)
    Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

     

    D5                               G5
    Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

    D5                                                        G5 (hold)
    Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

     

    D5                               G5
    Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

    D5                                                        G5 (hold)
    Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

     

    (w/solo strum 2):

    / D5 (high) - C5 - / G5 - F5 - / D5 - F5 - / G5 - C5 - / x2

     

    (w/outro strum):

    D5                               G5
    Everybody wants to be naked and famous,

    D5                                                         G5 (hold and let ring, fermata)
    Everybody wanna to be just like me, I'm naked!

     

               D5 (hold and let ring)

    ...and famous!

     

    Main 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.