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The Hold Steady - T-Shirt Tux Chords

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T-Shirt Tux Chords

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The Hold Steady
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                [Intro]
C

[Verse]
             F                             Dm                 C
There’s that girl from your work and she’s here with some guy
           F               Dm            C
He’s got a t-shirt tux and piano key tie
    F               D                       Am
The rest of us were rolling our eyes at the handshake
                C
He did with the doorman
    F                      Dm                           C
But that’s how he gets the stuff that makes him feel so important
       F                     Dm                    C
And we all need something to get through the night
           F                        Dm                C
'Cause the kitchen gets hot and the fingers get fried
  F              D
A Pontius Pilate played to the crowd
         C                             Am
And they all thought they knew what he wanted
    F                          D
And everyone’s sorry when they see that it’s dawn
  C                           Am
I assume that’s the reason we do this
    F                       D
And me and the guy with the piano key tie
    Am                        C
Are probably gonna play right through this


[Bridge]
F           C         G              C
Tiny little triumphs, massive bloody failures
F                      C           G               C
I hear that there were sailors who dread coming to shore
F            C          G      C
I Guess it’s true, it’s true I guess
    F                 C              G                  C
But tonight I fear my sensors aren’t receiving at their best


[Verse]
    F                         Dm                     C
And everyone talks about they hate that they’re here
F                      Dm                C
Baring their teeth and sharpening spears
    F                          D
The stuff that they put in the punch bowl tonight
         Am                   C
Makes it too hard to pay much attention
         F                       Dm                  C
But your war of attrition turned out to be a major attraction
  F                   Dm                   C
A boy and a girl were draining their beers
        F                           Dm               C
He said “Stalin was a weatherman to start his career
    F                      D                Am                     C
And Johnny Cash was in the service when the news came through the wire
         F                       D
And it’s weird how you feel when bad people die”
         C              Am
She said “Yeah I guess, whatever
         F                    Dm                       C
All your fun little facts are never going to keep us together”

[Bridge]
      F      C              G          C
We'll all be doomed once we leave this room
      F                    C
We’re spinning through the turnstiles
          G               C
And we’re sleeping in our shoes
            F      C
While we’re sad in stones
            G                C
While we’re all hooked up at home
            F                     C
But when we leave the house we’re homesick
        G             C
Got the disconnection blues
           F           C                G                   C
There were multiple dispensers and some friends we couldn’t use

[Final Verse]
C
                                         F            C
There’s a candle on the table, there’s a photo on the fridge
          F                  C                  G                C
There’s a bunch of things we said we were gonna do and never did

And sometimes it’s all slippery sidewalks
              F                    C
And trying to find a place to park
F            C           G             C
Turning on a burner that never catches spark
                                      F                 C
They said everything’s perception but that’s not really right
F                C             G            C
Let’s all try to tell a little truth tonight
F                C             G            C
Let’s all try to tell a little truth tonight
            
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