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    Capo 2
    CAmEG
    x2 
    CAmEG
    In the suburbs I, I learned to drive 
    CAmEG
    And you told me we’d never survive, grab your mother’s keys, we’re leaving 
    CAmEG
     
    CAmEG
    You always seemed so sure, That one day we’d be fighting 
    CAmEG
    In a suburban war, your part of town against mine 
    CAmEG
    I saw you standing on the opposite shore, but by the time the first bombs fell 
    CAmEG
    We were already bored, We were already, already bored 
    CAmED
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling 
    CAmEDCAmEG
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling again 
    CAmEG
    The kids wanna be so hard, but in my dreams we’re still screaming 
    CAmEG
    And running through the yard, when all of the walls that they built in the 
    CAmEG
    Seventies finally fall, And all of the houses they built in the 
    CAmEG
    Seventies finally fall, meant nothing at all, meant nothing at all, it meant nothing 
    CAmED
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling 
    CAmEDCAmEG
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling and into the night 
    CAmEG
     
    CAmEGCAm
    So can you understand, why I want a daughter while I’m still young 
    EG
    I want to hold her hand, and show her some beauty 
    CAmEG
    Before all this damage is done, but if it’s too much to ask 
    CAmEG
    If it’s too much to ask, then send me a son 
    CAmEG
    Under the overpass, in the parking lot we’re still waiting 
    CAmEG
    It’s already passed, so move your feet from hot pavement 
    CAmEG
    And into the grass, cause it’s already past, it’s already, already past 
    CAmED
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling 
    CAmEDCAm
    Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling again 
    EDCAm
    I’m moving past the feeling again 
    EDCAm
    I’m moving past the feeling again 
    CAmEG
     
    CAmE
     
    GCAmE
    In my dreams we’re still screaming 
    GCAmE
    We’re still screaming 
    GCAmEG
    We’re still screaming 
    CAmEG
     
    C
     
    2. Ready to Start
    Capo 2
    B5
     
    CGEmAm
    x2 
    CGF
    Businessmen drink my blood 
    EmAm
    Like the kids in art school said they would 
    CGF
    And I guess I'll just begin again 
    EmAm
    You say can we still be friends 
    CDC/B
    If I was scared, I would 
    CDGF
    And if I was bored, you know I would 
    CDEmD
    And if I was yours, but I'm not 
    CGF
    All the kids have always known 
    EmAm
    That the emperor wears new clothes 
    CGF
    But to bow to down to them anyway 
    EmAm
    Is better than to be alone 
    CGF
    Now you're knocking at my door 
    EmAm
    Saying please come out against the night 
    CGF
    But I would rather be alone 
    EmAm
    Than pretend I feel alright 
    CGF
    If the businessmen drink my blood 
    EmAm
    Like the kids in art school said they would 
    CGF
    Then I guess I'll just begin again 
    EmAm
    You say can we still be friends 
    CDC/B
    If I was scared, I would 
    CDGF
    And if I was pure, you know I would 
    CDEm
    And if I was yours, but I'm not 
    FC
    Now I'm ready to start 
    CD
    If I was scared, I would 
    CDGF
    And if I was pure, you know I would 
    CDEm
    And if I was yours, but I'm not 
    FCEm
    Now I'm ready to start 
    FCEm
    Now I'm ready to start 
    FCEm
    I would rather be wrong 
    FC
    Than live in the shadows of your song 
    Em
    My mind is open wide 
    FCEm
    And now I'm ready to start 
    FC
    And now I'm ready to start 
    Em
    My mind is open wide 
    FC
    And now I'm ready to start 
    Em
    Your mind surely opened the door 
    FCEm
    To step out into the dark 
    F
    Now I'm ready 
    3. Modern Man
    AF#mE
    x2 
    AF#mEA
    I'll wait my turn I'm a modern man 
    F#mEA
    And the people behind they don't understand 
    F#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    AF#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    AF#mEA
    So I wait in line I'm a modern man 
    F#mEA
    And the people behind they can't understand 
    F#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    AF#mE
    Something don't feel right 
    AF#mEA
     
    F#mEA
     
    F#mEA
    Like a record that's skippin' I'm a modern man 
    F#mEA
    And the clock keeps tickin' I'm a modern man 
    F#mE
    Makes me feel light 
    AF#mE
    Makes me feel right 
    D
    In my dream I was almost there 
    A
    Then they pulled me aside and said you're going nowhere 
    D
    They say we are the chosen few 
    EA
    But we're wasted, and that's we're still waitin' 
    F#mEA
    On a number from the modern man 
    F#mEA
    Maybe when you're older you will understand 
    F#mE
    Why you don't feel right 
    AF#mE
    Why you can't sleep at night now 
    AF#mEA
    x2 
    F#mEA
    x2 
    CEGF#m
    In a line for a number but you don't understand 
    EGA
    Like a modern man 
    CEGF#m
    In a line for a number but you don't understand 
    EGA
    Like a modern man 
    AF#mEA
    Oh I had a dream I was dreamin' 
    F#mEA
    And I feel like I'm losing the feelin' 
    F#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    AF#mE
    Something don't feel right 
    AF#mEA
    I waste a number of the modern man 
    F#mEA
    Wanna break the mirror of the modern man 
    F#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    AF#mE
    Makes me feel like 
    ACEGF#m
    And you feel so right 
    EGA
    But how come you can't sleep at night? 
    CEFdimF#m
    In line for a number but you don't understand 
    EGAF#m
    Like a modern man 
    EAF#m
    I'm a modern man 
    EAF#m
    I'm a modern man 
    EAF#m
    I'm a modern man 
    EAF#m
    I'm a modern man 
    AF#mE
    x8 
    4. Rococo
    CGEAmGC
    x2 
    CGEAmGC
    Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids 
    CGEAmGC
    Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids 
    CGEAmGC
    They will eat right out of your hand 
    CGEAmGC
    Using great big words that they don't understand, they're singin' 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    They build it up, just to burn it back down 
    CGEAmGC
    They build it up, just to burn it back down 
    CGEAmGC
    The wind is blowing all the ashes around 
    CGEAmGC
    Oh my dear god, what is that horrible song, they're singin' 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo Rococo Rococo Rococo, Rococo 
    C
    Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    They seem wild, but they're also tame 
    CGEAmGC
    They seem wild, but they're also tame 
    CGEAmGC
    They'll moving towards you with their colors all the same 
    CGEAmGC
    They want to own you but they don't know a game, they're playin' 
    CGEAmGC
    x2 
    CGED
     
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Rococo 
    CGED
    Rococo 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGEAmGC
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CGED
    Ooh ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah 
    CAmEAmGC
    Rococo 
    CAmEAmGC
    x2 
    5. Empty Room
    Capo 2
    CEmCEm
     
    DmF
     
    CEm
    Searching in, in an empty room 
    CEm
    Searching in, in an empty room 
    DmF
    Something I, would never do 
    CEm
    Searching in, in an empty room 
    CEm
    Searching in, in an empty room 
    DmF
    Something I, would never do 
    C
    I'm alone again 
    G
    When I'm by myself, I can be myself 
    FCEm
    When my life is calm but I don't know when 
    CEmDmF
     
    CEm
    You're burning out, you're black and gray 
    CEm
    You're burning out, you're black and gray 
    DmF
    Something I would never say 
    C
    I'm alone again 
    CG
    Toute ma vie, est avec toi 
    CG
    Toute ma vie, est avec toi 
    AmEm
    Moi j'attends, toi tu pars 
    CG
    Toute ma vie, est avec toi 
    CG
    Toute ma vie, est avec toi 
    AmEm
    Moi j'attends, toi tu pars 
    CG
    Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh 
    CG
    Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh 
    CE
    Ooh 
    6. City with No Children
    Capo 2
    EAEAAEA
    x4 
    EAE
    The summer that I broke my arm 
    BB/ACF#m
    I waited for your letter 
    EAE
    I have no feeling for you now 
    BB/ACF#m
    Now that I know you better 
    EAEAAEA
    x2 
    EAE
    I wish that I could have loved you then 
    BB/ACF#m
    Before our age was through 
    EAE
    And before a world war does with us 
    BB/ACF#m
    Whatever it will do 
    EAEAAEA
    x2 
    EAE
    Dreamed I drove home to Houston 
    BB/ACF#m
    On a highway that was underground 
    EAE
    There was no light that we could see 
    BB/ACF#mE
    As we listened to the sound of the engine failing 
    EAEAAEA
    x2 
    EAE
    I feel like I've been living in 
    AE
    A city with no children in it 
    AE
    A garden left for ruin by 
    BB/ACF#mE
    A millionaire inside of a private prison 
    EAEAAEA
    x2 
    EAE
    You never trust a millionaire 
    BB/ACF#m
    Quoting the sermon on the mount 
    EAE
    I used to think I was not like them 
    BB/ACF#mE
    But I'm beginning to have my doubts, my doubts about it 
    EAEAAEA
     
    EAE
    When you're hiding underground 
    BB/ACF#m
    The rain can't get you wet 
    EAE
    But do you think your righteousness 
    BB/ACF#mE
    Could pay the interest on your debt, I have my doubts about it 
    EAEAAEA
     
    EAE
    I feel like I've been living in 
    AE
    A city with no children in it 
    AE
    A garden left for ruin by 
    BB/ACF#mE
    And by as I hide inside of my private prison 
    EAEAAEA
    x3 
    E
     
    7. Half Light I
    CEmFDm
     
    C
    You told us that 
    Em
    We were too young 
    F
    Now that, night's closing in 
    Dm
    And in the half light, we run 
    C
    Lock us up safe 
    Em
    And hide the key 
    F
    But the, night tears us loose 
    Dm
    And in the half light, we're free 
    CEmFDm
     
    C
    Strange how the half light 
    Em
    Can make a place new 
    F
    You can't recognize me 
    Dm
    And I can't recognize you 
    C
    We run through the streets 
    Em
    That we know so well 
    F
    And the houses hide so much 
    Dm
    We're in the half light 
    G
    None of us can tell 
    C
    They hide the ocean in a shell 
    GCG
    The ocean in a shell 
    F
    Our heads are just houses 
    Dm
    Without enough windows 
    F
    They say you hear human voices 
    GC
    But they only echo 
    GC
    They only echo 
    GC
    They only echo 
    GCG
    Only echo 
    CG
    We are not listening, we are on the streets 
    CG
    We are not listening, we are on the streets 
    CG
    We are not listening, we are on the streets 
    CG
    We are not listening, we are on the streets 
    8. Half Light II (No Celebration)
    A436 Hz
    EBAA/AbE
    x2 
    EBAE
    Now that San Francisco's gone, I guess I'll just pack it in 
    EBAAE
    Wanna wash away my sins, in the presence of my friends 
    EBAAE
    \{A/b\} 
    EBAE
    You and I we head back east, to find a town where we can live 
    EBAAE
    Even in the half light, we can see that something's gotta give 
    EBAA/AbE
    x2 
    EBAE
    When we watched the markets crash, the promises we made were torn 
    EBAAE
    Then my parents sent for me, from out west where I was born 
    EBAAE
    \{A/b\} 
    AbmB
    Some people say, they've already lost 
    AbmF#EB
    But they're afraid to pay the cost 
    AE
    For what we've lost 
    BAAE
    Pay the cost for what we've lost 
    EBAAE
    Now that you have left me here, I will never raise my voice 
    EBAAE
    All the diamonds you have here, in this moment which has no life 
    EBAAE
    \{A/b\} 
    EBAE
    All the seas have changed so much, since I was a little child 
    EBAAE
    Pray to god I won't live to see, the death of everything that's wild, wooh 
    EBAA/AbE
    x2 
    EBAAE
    Though we knew this day would come, still it took us by surprise 
    EBAAE
    In this town where I was born, I now see through a dead man's eyes 
    EBAAE
    One day they, will see it's long gone 
    EBAAE
    One day they, will see it's long gone 
    EBAAE
    One day they, will see it's long gone 
    EBAAE
    One day they, will see it's long gone 
    9. Suburban War
    C/EDmC/EF
    Let's go for a drive, see the town tonight 
    C/EDmC/EF
    There's nothing to do but I don't mind when I'm with you 
    C/EDmC/EF
     
    C/EDmC/EF
    This town's so strange they built it to change 
    C/EDmC/EF
    And while we sleep we know its streets were rearranged 
    C/EDmC/EF
    My old friends, can't remember when 
    C/EDmC/EF
    Before your war against the suburbs began 
    C/EDmC/EF
    Before it began 
    C/EFC/EDm
    Now the music divides us into tribes 
    C/EFC/EDm
    Grew your hair so I'll grew mine 
    C/EFC/EDmC/EF
    So the past won't rest , till you jump the fence and leave it behind 
    C/EDmC/EF
    My old friends, I can remember when 
    C/EDmC/EF
    You cut your hair, I never saw you again 
    C/EDmC/EF
    Now the cities we live in could be distant stars 
    C/EDmC/EF
    And I searched for you in every passing car 
    FGAmG
    The nights are warm 
    FGAmG
    Yeah, the nights are warm, I've been 
    FGAmG
    Living in the shadows of your song 
    FGAm
    Living in the shadows of your, song 
    DmC/EFC/E
    x2 
    C/EDmC/EF
    In the suburbs I, I learned to drive 
    C/EDmC/EF
    You told me we would never survive, 
    C/EDmC/EF
    So grab your mother's keys we leave tonight 
    C/EDmC/EF
    But we started a war that we can't win 
    C/EDmC/EF
    We keep erasing all the streets we grew up in 
    C/EDmC/EF
    And now the music divides us into tribes 
    C/EDmC/EF
    Choose your side, I'll choose my side 
    DmC/EF
     
    CBbAmDmC/EF
    All my old friends, they don't know me now, oh-oh 
    CBbAmDmC/EF
    All my old friends are staring through me now, oh-oh 
    CBbAmDmC/EF
    All my old friends they don't know me now 
    CBbAmDmC/EF
    All my old friends they don't know me now, oh-oh 
    AmDmF
    They don't know me now 
    BbAm
    But my old friends, wait 
    10. Month of May
    One two three four!
    B5
     
    B5
    Gonna make a record in the month of May 
    In the month of May, in the month of May
    E5G5
    Gonna make a record in the month of May 
    A5B5
    When the violent wind blows the wires away 
    Month of May, it's a violent thing
    In the city their hearts start to sing
    E5G5
    Well, some people singing sounds like screaming 
    A5B5
    Used to doubt it but now I believe it 
    Month of May, everybody sing love
    In the city, watch it from above
    E5G5
    And just when I knew what I wanted to say 
    A5B5
    The violent wind blew the wires away 
    We were shocked in the suburbs
    Now the kids are all standing with their arms folded tight
    The kids are all standing with their arms folded tight
    E5G5
    Well, some things are pure and some things are right 
    A5B5
    But the kids are still standing with their arms folded tight 
    E5G5
    I said some things are pure and some things are right 
    A5B5
    But the kids are still with their arms folded tight 
    So young, so young
    So much pain for someone so young, well
    E5G5
    I know it's heavy, I know it ain't light 
    A5B5
    But how you gonna lift it with your arms folded tight 
    First of the town
    That's why we're still driving around
    E5G5
    And around and around and around and around 
    A5B5
    And around and around and around and around (And around and around and around and around) 
    Two-thousand nine, two-thousand ten
    Wanna make a record how I felt then
    E5G5
    When I stood outside in the month of May 
    A5B5
    And watched the violent wind blow the wires away 
    If I died in the month of May
    Let the wind take my body away, then
    E5G5
    Wish I may or I wish I might 
    A5B5
    You can meet me down there with my arms folded tight 
    B5
    Start again in the month of May | 
    Start again in the month of May |
    | x3
    Come on and blow the wires away |
    Come on and blow the wires away |
    Wires away
    11. Wasted Hours
    Artist: Arcade Fire
    Song: Wasted Hours
    Album: The Suburbs
    Capo 4
    G
     
    G
    All those wasted hours we used to know 
    BmEmC
    Spent the summer staring out the window 
    G
    The wind it takes you where it wants to go 
    First they built the road, then they built the town
    BmEmC
    That's why we're still driving round and round 
    G
    And all we see, are kids in buses longing to be free 
    GG/B
    Wasted hours, before we knew 
    AmEmGG/B
    Where to go, and what to do 
    AmEmGCsus2
    Wasted hours, that you made new 
    EmBmG
    And turned into, a life that we can live 
    G
    Some cities make you lose your head 
    BmEmC
    Endless suburbs stretched out thin and dead 
    G
    And what was that line you said 
    Wishing you were anywhere but here
    BmEmC
    You watch the life you're living disappear 
    G
    And now I see we're still kids in buses longing to be free 
    12. Deep Blue
    Capo 3
    EmDsus4D
    Here, are my place and time 
    GCB7Em
    And here in my own skin, I can finally begin 
    Dsus4D
    Let the century pass me by 
    GCB7Em
    Standing under night sky, tomorrow means nothing 
    DGCB7
     
    EmDsus4D
    I, was only a child then 
    GCB7Em
    Feeling barely alive when I heard a song from the speaker of a passing car 
    Dsus4D
    And prayed to a dying star 
    GCB7
    The memory's fading I can almost remember singing 
    EmDGC
    la, la la, la la la la 
    EmDGB7
    La la, la la, la la la 
    Em
    Ooh ooh ooh 
    Dsus4DGCB7
     
    EmDsus4D
    We watched the end of the century 
    GCB7Em
    Compressed on a tiny screen, a dead star collapsing and we could see 
    Dsus4D
    That something was ending 
    GCB7Em
    Are you through pretending, we saw its signs in the suburbs 
    DGCB7
     
    EmDsus4D
    You could never have predicted 
    GCB7Em
    That he could see through you, Kasparov, Deep Blue, nineteen-ninety six 
    Dsus4D
    Your mind's pulling tricks now 
    GCB7
    The show is over so take a bow, we're living in the shadows 
    EmDGC
    la, la la, la la la la 
    EmDGB7
    La la, la la, la la la 
    Em
    Ooh ooh ooh 
    DGCB7
     
    EmDGCB7
    x4 
    EmD
    Hey, put the cellphone down for a while 
    G
    In the night there is something wild 
    CB7
    Can you hear it breathing? 
    EmD
    And hey, put the laptop down for a while 
    G
    In the night there is something wild 
    CB7Em
    I feel it, it's leaving me 
    D
    La la, la la, la la la la 
    GCB7Em
    La la, la la, la la la la 
    D
    La la, la la, la la la la 
    GCB7Em
    La la, la la, la la la la 
    13. We Used to Wait
    Capo 3
    Am
     
    Am
    I used to write 
    C/GFC
    I used to write letters I used to sign my name 
    Am
    I used to sleep at night 
    C/GFC
    Before the flashing lights settled deep in my brain 
    Am
    But by the time we met 
    C/GFC
    By the time we met the times had already changed 
    AmC/GFC
     
    Am
    So I never wrote a letter 
    C/GFC
    I never took my true heart I never wrote it down 
    Am
    So when the lights cut out 
    C/GFC
    I was lost standing in the wilderness downtown 
    D5CAm
    Now our lives are changing fast 
    D5CAm
    Now our lives are changing fast 
    GEmD5
    Hope that something pure can last 
    GEmA5
    Hope that something pure can last 
    Am
    But it seems strange 
    C/GFC
    How we used to wait for letters to arrive 
    Am
    But what's stranger still 
    C/GFC
    Is how something so small can keep you alive 
    Am
    We used to wait 
    C/GFC
    We used to waste hours just walking around 
    Am
    We used to wait 
    C/GFC
    All those wasted lives in the wilderness downtown 
    AmCC/GAm
    Ooh we used to wait 
    CC/GF
    Ooh we used to wait 
    GCC/GAm
    Ooh we used to wait (Sometimes it never came) 
    CC/GAm
    Ooh we used to wait (Sometimes it never came) 
    CC/GFGC
    Ooh we used to wait (Still moving through the pain) 
    Ooh
    Am
    I'm gonna write 
    C/GFC
    A letter to my true love I'm gonna sign my name 
    Am
    Like a patient on a table 
    C/GFC
    I wanna walk again gonna move through the pain 
    D5CAm
    Now our lives are changing fast 
    D5CAm
    Now our lives are changing fast 
    GEmD5
    Hope that something pure can last 
    GEmAm
    Hope that something pure can last 
    AmC
    We used to wait 
    AmC
    We used to wait 
    FGC
    We used to wait 
    AmCAmCFCD5Am
     
    AmCAmC
    We used to wait for it, We used to wait for it 
    FCD5Am
    Now we're screaming, sing the chorus again 
    AmCAmC
    We used to wait for it, We used to wait for it 
    FCD5Am
    Now we're screaming, sing the chorus again 
    AmCAmC
    I used to wait for it, I used to wait for it 
    FCD5Am
    Hear my voice screaming, sing the chorus again 
    AmCAmCFCD5Am
    Wait for it 
    AmCAmCFCD5Am
    Wait for it 
    AmCAmCFCD5Am
    Wait for it 
    14. Sprawl I (Flatland)
    Capo 3
    Am
     
    AmDm
    Took a drive into the sprawl 
    CF
    To find the house where we used to stay in 
    EmAmGF
    Couldn't read the number in the dark 
    GFdimEm
    You said let's save it for another day 
    AmDm
    Took a drive into the sprawl 
    CF
    To find the places we used to play 
    EmAmGF
    It was the loneliest day of my life 
    GFdimEm
    You're talking at me but I'm still far away 
    AmDm
    Let's take a drive, through the sprawl 
    CF
    Through these towns they built to change 
    EmAmGF
    Then you said, the emotions are dead 
    GFdimEm
    It's no wonder that you feel so strange 
    AmDm
    Cops showing their lights, on the reflectors of our bikes 
    CF
    Said, do you kids know what time it is? 
    EmAmGF
    Well sir, it's the first time I've felt like something is mine 
    GFdimEm
    Like I have something to give 
    AmDm
    The last defender of the sprawl 
    CF
    Said, well where do you kids live? 
    EmAmGF
    Well sir, if you only knew, what the answer is worth 
    GFdimEm
    Been searching every corner of the earth 
    15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    Capo 3
    C
     
    CAm
    They heard me singing and they told me to stop 
    FC
    Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock 
    Am
    These days my life, I feel it has no purpose 
    FC
    But late at night the feelings swim to the surface 
    Am
    'Cause on the surface the city lights shine 
    FC
    They're calling at me, come and find your kind 
    Am
    Sometimes I wonder if the World's so small 
    FC
    That we can never get away from the sprawl 
    FC
    Living in the sprawl 
    FCFCCB
    Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains 
    Am
    And there's no end in sight 
    FC
    I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights 
    CAm
    We rode our bikes to the nearest park 
    FC
    Sat under the swings and kissed in the dark 
    Am
    We shield our eyes from the police lights 
    FC
    We run away, but we don't know why 
    Am
    On the black river, the city lights shine 
    FC
    They're screaming at us, we don't need your kind 
    Am
    Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small 
    FC
    That we can never get away from the sprawl 
    EbCmEbG
     
    CAm
    They heard me singing and they told me to stop 
    FC
    Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock 
    Am
    Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small 
    FC
    Can we ever get away from the sprawl? 
    CAm
     
    FC
    I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights 
    16. The Suburbs (Continued)
    Capo 2
    CAmEG
    x3 
    CAm
    If I could have it back 
    EG
    All the time that we wasted 
    CAm
    I'd only waste it again 
    EG
    If I could have it back 
    CAm
    You know I'd love to waste it again 
    EG
    Waste it again and again and again 
    CAm
     
    EG
    I've got to ask 
    CAm
    Sometimes I can't believe it 
    EDC
    I'm moving past the feeling again 
    Am
    Sometimes I can't believe it 
    EDC
    I'm moving past the feeling again 
    Sometimes I can't believe it