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Oldies Station Chords

(Version #1)
Twenty One Pilots
[Intro]
 
Amaj7 Dmaj7 [x2]
 
 
[Verse 1]
Amaj7           Dmaj7
Only consistency in your periphery
   Amaj7                       Dmaj7
Is fear and the bridge of your nose
Amaj7
And as you move about
Dmaj7
You learn to tune them out
        Amaj7                 Dmaj7
But they say they continue to grow
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
Amaj7                Dmaj7
Fear of the past and relative pain
Amaj7                           Dmaj7
Future’s coming fast, you’ve got nothing in the tank
Amaj7          Dmaj7
In a season of purging things you used to love
Amaj7            Dmaj7
Everything must go   mhmm
 
 
[Chorus]
F#m E D
        Make an oath then make mistakes
F#m E D
        Start a streak you’re bound to break
      A  E/G#  C#7  E   D
When darkness rolls on you
              Amaj7
Push on through
Dmaj7         Amaj7 Dmaj7
Push on through
 
 
[Verse 2]
Amaj7              Dmaj7
Then before you know, you lose some people close
Amaj7                      Dmaj7
Forcing you to manage your pace
Amaj7             Dmaj7
Found your capacity   for love and tragedy
  Amaj7                      Dmaj7
Embracing how things always change
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
Amaj7                      Dmaj7
You’ve had your turns with relative pain
Amaj7                             Dmaj7
Little less concerned when there’s nothing in the tank
Amaj7          Dmaj7
In a season of lessons learned in giving up
    Amaj7                        Dmaj7
You learn what you can and can’t take
Mhm-mhm
 
 
[Chorus]
F#m E D
        Add some years, build some trust
F#m E D
        You start to feel your eyes adjust
      A  E/G#  C#7  E   D
When darkness rolls on you
              D
Push on through
  A              C#7 F#m E
(Push on through)
 
 
[Bridge]
 
Bm7 A C#7 F#m E
 
(You don’t quite mind
You don’t quite mind)
 
D                A                 C#7
You don’t quite mind how long red lights are taking
 F#m      E
(Push on through)
Bm7            A               C#7
Your favorite song was on the oldies station
 F#m      E
(Push on through)
D            A
You have it down
               C#7
That old fight for survival
 F#m      E
(Push on through)
Bm7              A                  C#7
You’re in the crowd at her first dance recital
 F#m      E
(Push on through)
 
 
[Chorus]
D    A                         C#7
    Make an oath then make mistakes
F#m                    E
Start a streak you’re bound to break
Bm7   A                C#7
When darkness rolls on you
F#m       E
Push on through
 
[Outro]
 
D A C#7 F#m E
Bm7 A C#7 F#m E
X






How to Play "Oldies Station" - Twenty One Pilots on Guitar

[Introduction]
– Strum Amaj7 and Dmaj7 smoothly.

Emphasize even consistent strums to set the laid back tone.
[Verse 1]

It is really important that fingerings move together in shifts from Amaj7 to Dmaj7; practice moving your index, middle, and ring fingers simultaneously.
Maintain a supple wrist to facilitate the work of shifting to another chord without forcing it with more pressure.
Strum each chord softly, to reflect the song's introspective feel.
[Pre-Chorus]

For the pre-chorus, the chords are Amaj7 and Dmaj7.
It's on the downbeat, on the first beat of a bar that you give it structure.
Let the chords ring out, immersed in the reflective mood.
[Chorus]

The chorus introduces F#m, E, and D.
• For F#m, derived from 2nd fret barre chord shape.
Practice a little with the transitions between F#m, E, and D so they're smooth.
Play around with the strumming dynamics so the chorus hits with an impactful, emotional shift.
– "Push on through" section: A, E/G#, C#7, E, D.
Ensure a clean bass note for the E/G#, G# on the low E string.
[Verse 2]
• Play Amaj7 and Dmaj7 with a loose strumming pattern as the first verse.

Focus on the lyrics and the chord changes will naturally fall into place.
[Pre-Chorus]

Repeat the pre-chorus with a similar pattern to the first one.
This ensures that the chords change smoothly and cleanly to maintain the flow.
[Chorus]
These are just a repetition of the chorus with F#m, E, and D.
With the dynamic strumming pattern in constant swing.

[Bridge]

In the bridge, play Bm7, A, C#7, F#m, and E.
Play strummed lightly to impulse the intro reflection.
Focus on clean chord changes and clear notes.
[Outro]

Play again D, A, C#7, F#m, and E.
A reassuring, consistent strumming pattern needs to be maintained to keep ending the song.
Common Mistakes:

Chord changes that are rushed. Slowly practice each change.
Not leaving chords to ring on. Make sure every note sounds clear and clear.
Too inconsistent strumming: Relax and steady your strumming hand.
Song Facts:
The song "Oldies Station" by Twenty One Pilots harbors themes of fear, loss,
and most importantly, people's failure to cope with them. The song texts articulate
the many personal struggles of a person and how he has been able to push through
bad times. Twenty One Pilots is a duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun,
which performs an electrifying and eclectic blend of music ranging
from alternative and hip-hop to electronic music.

Background:
Twenty One Pilots is a band that originated in Columbus, Ohio, in the year 2009.
They blew up into the mainstream with the album "Blurryface" from 2015, which 
contained the hits "Stressed Out" and "Ride." They are famous for their extremely
energetic live shows and very personal lyrics.

            
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