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Artist: The Shins
 Album: Chutes Too Narrow
  Song: Saint Simon

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

Tabbed by: justin@indieguitartabs.com

     Cm  G   Bb  Eb  G(10)  F(8)  Fm(8)
e|---3---3---6---6---10-----8-----8---|
B|---4---3---6---8---12-----10----9---|
G|---5---4---7---8---12-----10----10--|
D|---5---5---8---8---12-----10----10--|
A|---3---5---8---6---10-----8-----8---|
E|---x---3---6---x---x------x-----x---|


*verse*:
      Cm        G              Bb               F
After all these implements and text designed by intellects
   Eb               F(8)                Bb
so vexed to find evidently there's just so much that hides
    Cm         G               Bb              F
And though the saints dub us divine in ancient feeding lines 
      Eb           F(8)            Bb
their sentiment is just as hard to pluck from the vine
 
*end verse*:
Ab                      F
I'll try hard not to pretend
Ab                     F
allow myself no mock defense
G                  Cm
as I step into the night
 
*verse*:
Since I don't have the time nor mind to figure out
The nursery rhymes that helped us out and make a sense of our lives
The cruel uneventful state of apathy releases me
I value them but I won't cry if the time was wiped out

*end verse* (x2):
I'll try hard not to give in
Battened down to fair the wind
rid my head of this pretense
allow myself no mock defense
as I step into the night... 

*chorus1*:
Cm    G    Eb    F(8)    G(10)
...niiiight...

(no chord)
La da da da...

*chorus 2*:
Eb       Bb   
La da da dum 
Fm(8)       Ab  Bb
La da da da dum dum

*chorus 2*:
      Eb         Bb
Mercy's eyes are blue
Fm(8)            Ab     Bb      Eb       Bb
        when she places them in front of you
Fm(8)           Ab      Bb    Eb     Bb
        nothing holds a roman candle to
Fm(8)              Ab         Bb     Eb      Bb
        the solemn warmth you feel inside of you  

Ab        Eb (x3)
da da da  da da da da
 
*end chorus*:
           C#   
there's no measuring of, 
        Bb         G
nothing else is love

*end verse* (x2):
I'll try hard not to give in
Battened down to fair the wind
Rid my head of this pretense 
Allow myself no mock defense
Step into the night... (*chorus 1*)

La da da da

*chorus 2*:
La da da da da da...
 
*chorus 2*:
Mercy's eyes are blue
When she places them in front of you
nothing really holds a candle to
the solemn warmth you feel inside of you
do do do do do da da dee dum....


THE SOLO (2:05) (Tabbed by: Anthony DeJohn)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------
G|---7s8-7-5-4-4s5---5-5s7-7-7s3-3-3s5-5-3-3-3s5-5-5s3-8-7-5-4-4s5-5-
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------

e|---------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------
G|5s7-7-7s3-3-3-3h5-5-5-3-3-3h5-5-3-3(5)3-3(5)3
D|---------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------