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Artist: The Shins
 Album: Wincing The Night Away
  Song: A Comet Appears

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Tabbed by: kyle naughton (isproutt [at] gmail)

Capo 2 Fret 

(C* and F are barred)

Intro:
Am G F C*
Am G C
Am G F C*
F G* 
 
Am    G           F    C*
One hand on this wily comet,
Am    G              C
Take a drink just to give me some weight,
Am       G    F      C*
some uber-man I'd make,
   F       G*
I'm barely a vapor. 
Am     G         F        C*
They shone a chlorine light on,
Am   G           C
A host of individual sins.
Am      G         F      C*
Let's carve my aging face off,
G          C*
Fetch us a knife,
G             C*
start with my eyes,
G           C*
down so the lines
       F         G*
form a grimacing smile. 

Am      G           F       C*
Close your eyes to corral a virtue,
Am   G            C
Is this fooling anyone else?
Am    G           F        C*
Never worked so long and hard
   F                 G*
to cement a failure. 
Am       F           G         C*
We can blow on our thumbs and posture,
Am       G              C
but the lonely is such delicate things,
Am     G           F         C*
the wind from a wasp could blow them,
G*        C*
into the sea,
   G*               C*
with stones on their feet,
G*           C*             F             G
lost to the light and the loving we need, 
 

Chourus: 

F        C     F
Still to come,
       C*            G*           F
the worst part and you know it,         
         C             F
there is a numbness
       C*              G*
in you heart and it's growing.

C* 

Solo:
Am G F C*
Am G C
Am G F C*
F G*
Am G F C*
Am G C
Am G F C*
F G* 

Am       G             F         C*
With burnt sage and a forest of bygones,
Am          G
I click my heels,
        C
get the devils in line,
Am          G             F       C*
A list of things I could lay the blame on
  F                      G*
might give me a way out. 
Am             G
but with each turn
          F          C*
it's this front and center,
Am      G         C
Like a dart stuck square in you eye,
Am       G           F         C*
every post you can hitch your faith on,
     G*          C*
is a pie in the sky
G*            C*
chock full of lies,
    G*       C*
a tool we devise
        F              G*
to make sinking stones fly, 
F        C     F
Still to come,
          C*            G          F
the worst part and you know it,
         C          F
there is a numbness
       C*              G*
in you heart and it's growing. 

Am 
Outro:
Am G F C*
Am G C