Australia (ver 2) Tab

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Artist: The Shins
 Album: Wincing The Night Away
  Song: Australia (ver 2)

Tabbed by: sw1sha

Transposed from existing tab for capo

Capo on 4

Intro: C

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B|-------------------|
G|----------------2--|
D|--------2---5------|
A|--3-5--------------|
E|-------------------|

[verse]
             Am
Born to multiply or
                 Dm
Born to gaze into   night skies
        F              Em            C
All you want's one more Saturday
                    Am
But look here until then
                      Dm
They're gonna buy your   life's time
             F
So keep your wick in the air
           G
And your feet in the fetters 'til the day
                    C
They come in doing cartwheels

[chorus]
                       G
We all crawl out by ourselves
                       C
And your shape on the dance floor
                           G
Will have me thinking such filth I'll gouge my eyes
         Am          F               Am
You'd be damned to be one of us girl
           F
Faced with dodo's conundrum
C  Dm                       F
I      felt like I could just fly
    Em                          G
But nothing happened every time I tried

C

[verse]
                   Am
Oh, duotone on the wall
                                 Dm
The selfless fool who hoped he'd   save us all
           F              Em            C
He never dreamt of such sterile hands
                             Am
You keep them folded in your lap
                    Dm
And raise them up to   beg for scraps
              F                         G
You know he's holding you down with the tips of his fingers just the same


[chorus]
                            C
Will you be pulled from the ocean
                      G
But just a minute too late
                C
Or changed by a potion
                         G
To find a handsome young mate for you to love

          Am                          F
You'll be damned to pining through the window panes,
       Am                              F         C   Dm
and oh     you'd trade your life for any ordinary Joe's
                              F
And though your night will go on
                Em                          G
Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold

C | Am | Dm | F | Em C
C | Am | Dm | C G

Solo: Actual frets, not in relation to capo

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                                 C
Been alone since you were twenty-one
                                  G
You haven't laughed since January
                                         C
You try and make like this is so much fun
                                    G
But we know it to be quite contrary
La la la la la la la
Am        F             Am
Dare to be one of us girl
               F
Faced with the android's conundrum
C  Dm                        F
I      feel like I should just cry
    Em                          F
But nothing happens every time I take one on the chin
     Em
You hammer in your code
               F
You don't know how long I have been
Em                    F
Watching the latern dim
Em              F
Starved of oxygen
   Dm                         F            G      C
So give me your hand and let's jump out the window.

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