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    Caring is Creepy

    The Shins


               Bm     A              G          Em

    I think I'll go home and mull this over

                   D        A              G (2)

    before I cram it down my throat

            Bm        A             G       Em

    at long last it's crashed, the colossal mass

               D       A          G (2)

    has broken up into bits in my moat.

     

    Em            D        Em      D

        Lift the mattress off the floor

    Em                D                     A                 G

         walk the cramps off go meander in the cold

    Em                    D          Em              D

          Hail to your dark skin, hiding the fact you're dead again

    Em           D                      A                   G (2) 

          underneath the power lines seeking shade

              G (4)

    Far above our heads are the icy heights that contain all reason

     

             Bm           A      G             Em

    It's a luscious mix of words and tricks

                    D                      A                  G (2)

    that let us bet when you know we should fold

         Bm       A             G                Em

    on rocks I dreamt of where we'd stepped

                       D                   A                    G (2)

    and of the whole mess of roads we're now on.

     

    Em                 D      Em         D

         hold your glass up, hold it in

    Em             D                             A                     G

         never betray the way you've always known it is.

    Em             D                       Em              D

         one day I'll be wondering how I got so old just wondering how

    Em                   D                A                    G (2)

         I never got cold wearing nothing in the snow.

     

               G (4)

    this is way beyond my remote concern  of being condescending

     

    Bm  A     G    F#m  Em   F#m   G (2)

    all these squawking birds won't quit.

    Bm  A    G  F#m      Em  F#m  G (4)  D (4)

    building no-thing, lay-ing bricks.

     

    Instrumental:

     

    / Bm - - - / A - - - / G - - - / Em - - - /   \ x2

    / D - - - / A - - - / G - - - / - - - - /         /

     

    Em                  D     Em         D

         hold your glass up, hold it in

    Em               D                           A                     G

         never betray the way you've always known it is.

    Em             D                       Em              D

         one day i'll be wondering how I got so old just wondering how

    Em                   D                A                    G (2)

         I never got cold wearing nothing in the snow.

     

               G (4)

    this is way beyond my remote concern  of being condescending

     

    Bm  A     G    F#m  Em   F#m   G (2)

    all these squawking birds won't quit.

    Bm  A    G  F#m      Em  F#m  G (hold)

    building no-thing, lay-ing bricks.


    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.