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Bad Astronaut - Violet Chords

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Violet Chords

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Bad Astronaut
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                 BAND: Bad Astronaut (or Joey Cape)

 Key: F is a low F: 133211 (the 211's are optional to your playing)
      Fh is a high F: x81010xxx (an octave up)
 It sounds better to play barre chords for most of the chords except maybe the Dm.
 F                   G             Bb    C       F
  Tonight the drunks are infected, we're on our way
                 G           Bb C    F
 As if they drop by to see me uninvited
 Bb       C            Fh           C             Bb
    And I am a wallflower, maybe a better father
 This is a job
 F              G
  For seconds I miss the Bentleys
   Bb   C             F
 Today maybe they'll call,
              G                Bb    C            F
 You describe every prison you pass through them all 
 Bb        C                  F          Aadd9
   Then he asked you for your head and I vowed to burn your bed
 Dm            G                   Bb
  Try to pretend, but this is your life,
 somehow, it feels right
 bridge: (see an alternative way to play this bit at the end) 
 F                            C
  I'm calling this evolution, I'm falling for institution
 Dm             C            Bb
  Warm submission enveloping you
 A|------------3-1-| (violin fill)
 (repeat chords)
 Tomorrow I'll survive the questions
 Knives buried with cold indifference
 My world is true rendered by you
 (violin fill x2)

  Aadd9          Bb            C               F
 Here they come again, I could never find the words
       C                Bb
 So I disguised them in verse
          C                  Fh
 Until it comes out dumb and wrong,
               C   Bb            C
 The simplest song, if you sing along
 *bridge: alternative playing method 
 the way i originally learnt that bridge section:
    *  *               #
 A|--8--7-5-5-55-3-33-333-1~-| -then play the violin fill
 *played 16 times
 #note the little change here


 The Joey Cape version of the song on the Tony Sly split has an extra section to 
 F                  Bb
 (Marry me Kristen, marry me Kristen
 G         C
 I want to be the only one)
 (use the "bridge" chords for this)
 I'm painting a revolution
 I'm falling for institution
 Warm colors enveloping blue

 ("bridge" chords again)
 Shot of comfort in a warm convention
 Medicinal injection
 36 years ended by you 


 *as this 3 is played, the F chord for the next section is played, so you can play 
them simultaneously

 F                   G
  Tonight the drunks are infected
 Bb    C      F
 We're on our way

 /  =  slide up
 \  =  slide down
 ~  =  let ring
 X  =  mute

 just listen to the song to get the timing
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