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Okkervil River – Unless Its Kicks

I've arranged this to be capo'd on the fourth fret because thats how I play it on
guitar. It sounds more like the record if its done with barre chords.
This is the “riff” thats used throughout the song for the C and G chords:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
C C6 C
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
G G6 G
C6: x3x210
G6: 3x2003
Capo IV
Intro:
C G x 2
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
kicks, man - unless its
Am
fiction, unless its
G
sweat or its songs? What
C
hits against this chest unless its a
G
sick mans hand, from some
Am
mid-level band? Hes been
G
driving too long on a
C
dark windless night, with the
G
stereo on, with the
Am
towns flying by and the
F G
ground getting soft. And a
C
sound in the sky, coming
G
down from above, it sur-
Am
rounds you and sighs and is
F G
whispering of what
C
pulls your body down, and that is
G
quicksand. So climb out
Am
quick, hand over hand, before your
G
mouths all filled up. What
C
picks you up from down unless its
G
tricks, man? When I've been
Am
fixed I am convinced that I will
G
not get so broke up again. And on a
C
seven day high, that
G
heavenly song punches
Am
right through my mind and just
F G
hums through my blood. And I
C
know its a lie, but I'll
G
still give my love. Hey, my
Am
hearts on the line for your
F G
hands to pluck off. Oh…
C G Am G
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
fictions - unless its
Am
licks, man, unless its
G
lies or its love? What
C
breaks this heart the most is the ghost of some
G
rock and roll fan, just floating
Am
up from the stands with her
F G
heart opened up. And I want to tell her, "Your
C
love isn't lost," say "my
G
heart is still crossed!" Scream, "you're
Am
so wonderful! What a
F G
dream in the dark - about
C
working so hard, about
G
growing so stoned, trying
Am
not to turn off, trying
F G
not to believe in that lie all on your
C
own."
G
La la la
Am
la Oh oh oh
F
Oh
G
C G Am F G x2
End on C/G ( x32013 )

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