Red Rabbits Tab

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Artist: The Shins
 Album: Wincing The Night Away
  Song: Red Rabbits

Tabbed by: Jimbob (jimbobriley@gmail.com)

Capo 1

[intro]
G    C F
G    Em F
G    Em
Am   Bb

[verse]
G          C             F
Ode to the center of the earth again
G                    Em 
The place where it's hot love
            F                G
You know it hurts to breathe in
       Em                            Am
On the watershed you balance on he's begging in
            Bb
Well did he ever know? Will he ever know?


[verse]
G                C               F
The trees in the moonshine are a dark lattice
G     Em               F          G
See a catalogue of the angle you notice
     Em                          Am
In a vacuum you are charged to record this
       C             D       C
So you won't make it easy on me


[chorus]
C          G            F       
I can't go into this no more
            G                 C
It puts too many thorns on my mind
        D                        G
And the necessary balloon lies a corpse on the floor
                F   G   F  G  C
We've pissed on far too ma-ny sprites
            D                                 (pause)
And they're all standing up for their rights


- Instrumental (first half of intro) -
G    C F
G    Em F


[verse]
G         C                        F
Born on a desert floor, you've the deepest thirst
G       Em               F          G
And you came to my sweet shore to indulge it
         Em                           Am
With the worn and dreaming eyes of an orphan
             D                    C
But there is not enough, there is not enough


[verse]
G          C              F
Out of the gunny sack for red rabbits
G        Em             F           G
Into the crucible to be rendered an emulsion
       Em                             Am
And we can't allow a chance they'd restore themselves
     C             D       C
They can't make it easy on you


[chorus]
  G                           F       
Undaunted you bathe in hollow cries
              G                    C
Your voice is swollen and sunburnt eyes
        D                     G
And the warmth letting up and under their skin
            F G     F    G C
So help me, I don't know I might
     D
Just give the old dark side a try

[bridge]
Bb     G

      C                             D
Don't cast your rolling eyes on the shore
                 Bb       G
Till we even the score
        C                           D
I still owe you for the hole in the floor
                     Bb       G
And the ghost in the hall
      C                          D
Who decides who paddles over the falls
Well who makes the call?
Who makes the call?

- Instrumental Break (Intro chords x2) -
G    C F
G    Em F
G    Em
Am   Bb

[chorus]
C

  G                    F       
I know there's an eventual
             G              C
Release from every scale of crime
        D                        G
But the necessary balloon lies a corpse on the floor
                F    G  F  G  F    G  F   G     F    G  F   G   C
We've pissed on far too ma-ny good in-ten-tions held by cle-ver sprites
     D
And they're all standing up for their rights

- End on G -

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