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Artist: Okkervil River
 Album: Black Sheep Boy
  Song: The Latest Toughs

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/okkervil_river/the_latest_toughs.html]

Tabbed by: Jimbob (jimbobriley@gmail.com)

- Intro -
A

- Verse -
D              Em
All the latest toughs,
              G                 Gm
You've got to shrug them off or shut them off.
         D                  E     
With ten-thousand-time-told truths,
                    G              Gm
You've still got to ask for proof. Ask for proof,
                  A           G
because if you're dying to be led
                 D              Em              G       A
they'll lead you up the hill in chains to their popular refrains 
           Bm                                   E
until your slaughter's been arranged, my little lamb,
                  G                A                  D 
and it's much too late to talk the knife out of their hands. 

- Chorus -
        D            Em             
Well, I woke up on a foggy morning. 
 G                           Gm
(Hiding from the sun, he was hiding from the sun.)
       D               E
But it came out and it shot its rays down. 
 G                        Gm
(Burning everyone, it was burning everyone.)
              A         G               D      
But they were dying, anyway, to turn to ash, 
              Em                 G                       Gm
to feel their feelings flash and finally fade away, in a fabulous and fiery display.

- Middle 8 (repeat vocals in brackets all the way through) -
Em                            G
(We were hiding from the sun, we were hiding from the sun) 
D                             A
(We were hiding from the sun, we were hiding from the sun) 
(It was burning everyone, it was burning everyone.) 
(It was burning everyone, it was burning everyone.)

I don't know what notes you want to hear played, 
I can't think what lines you'd like me to sing or say,
and I'm not sure what subjects you want mentioned.
So pause and add your own intentions.
Just pause and add your own
Let's pause and add our own
Let's pause and add our own intentions, right here.

(repeat backing vocal sequence)

        Em              G
We were hiding from the sun

- Verse -
D              Em
All the latest toughs,
              G                            Gm
well, we have seen that stuff, and we have seen enough
D              E                        G             Gm 
blood in dying coughs, which means that we have lost. We have lost,
              A            G                       
and if you're crying to be tossed
                 D        Em
They'll toss you down the oubliette
             G                   A            Bm
with all the old things that you let yourself forget
                             E 
because you'd like to love a star
                G              A                    D 
who'd throw you down below the ground he thinks you are.

- Outro -
E  G  Gm (slow strums down)
D (three stabs)