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Talking Heads, Psycho Killer Tabs (ver.2)

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Psycho Killer Tabs (ver.2)

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{t:Psycho Killer}
{st:Talking Heads}
{c:Starts with bass, playing this riff twice:}
{sot}
(A) |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
(E) |-----------------------0--3--|
{eot}
#{Then comes seven beats of A and one beat of G, played twice.}
#{You can emphasize these any way you like, really--I usually play}
#{the A's as a lock-step march, then do a kind of jangle with the G.} 

  [A7]    [G]    [A7]    [G]
#{Hit the G's hard, then immediately get soft on the A's}
[A7] I can't seem to face up to the facts. [G]    [A7] I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax.[G]
[A7] I can't sleep cause my bed's on fire; [G]    [A7] Don't touch me I'm a real live wire. [G]
 
{soc}
  [F] Psycho killer, [G]qu'est-ce que c'est
  [Am] Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
  [F] Run run run [G] run run run run a[C]way
  [F] Psycho killer, [G]qu'est-ce que c'est
  [Am] Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
  [F] Run run run [G] run run run run a[C]way
  Oh oh oh [F] oh [G] ay ay ay ay ay
{eoc}

{c:As intro}
  [A7]    [G]    [A7]    [G]
[A7] You start a conversation, you can't even finish; [G]   [A7] You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything. [G]
[A7] When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed [G]   [A7] Say something once, why say it again [G]

{c:Chorus}

#{There is a four-note descending bass riff over the Bm and C, played
#twice in each key, but I try to keep it simple during periods when
#my hands and mouth have to move at the same time. :) }
[Bm] Ce que j'ai fait, ce soir [C] la    [Bm]Ce qu'elle a dit, ce soir [C] la    
[A] Realisant mon espoir                 [G]Je me lance, vers la gloire           
[A] Okay    [G]    [A] Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay [G]
[A] We are vain and we are blind [G]     [A] I hate people when they're not polite [G]

{c:Chorus}
  [A7]    [G]    [A7]    [G]

{c:Alternative Verse:}
[A7] I passed out hours ago [G]   [A7] I'm sadder than you'll ever know [G]
[A7] I close my eyes on this sunny day [G]   [A7] Say something once, why say it again [G]

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