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Artist: The Shins
 Album: Wincing The Night Away
  Song: Australia

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/shins/australia.html]

Tabbed by: aburriendome

Intro: E

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|----------------6--|
D|--------6---9------|
A|--7-9--------------|
E|-------------------|

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

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

E

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


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

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

E | C#m | F#m | A | G#m E
E | C#m | F#m | E B

Solo: I don't have it complete but it's not so hard to work out.

|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--9-10-^12-10-12-10-9---------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----9-11-/13-11-----11/13-11--|
|----------------------11-9-11-|--11--------------11-----------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|

|------------9-----7----5-------|
|-------------10/9--9/7--7/5-4--|
|-13-11----9--------------------|  I think the rest it's just playing
|-------11----------------------|  with the C#m chord and E pentatonic
|-------------------------------|  (try to finish it)
--------------------------------|


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