TV on the Radio – Golden Age (Guitar Chords/Tab)

Playing Notes

I use the following positions for chords:

  • C: 332010
  • G: 320033
  • Bb: 113331
  • F: 133211

Power chords will sounds just fine, though.

TV on the Radio
Golden Age

Verse riff:

A|--3-1-3-1--3-1-3--1-1-1--|

Chorus riff:

D|-----5--------3--|
A|--3--------1-----|

Heart beat sounding
Ricocheting in their cage
Thought I'd lose my balance
With the grounds bounce and sway
And all this violence
And all this goes away
And the vibes that rise like
Fireflies illuminate our play

Some light being
Pulled you up from night's party
Said clap your hands
If you think your soul is free
And the silence was astounding
'cept some "Oh Lord!! Mercy Me's"
And oh you can't stop what's comin' up
You're never gonna stop gonna live it up
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

Give it up
'stead of grabbing for decay
What we viewed as gold
I believe pollutes this space
And its grace ascending
Like a snake up your tree
Up your happy ending understanding
All your s'pposed to be

Let it move right in
Let it kiss your face
Let it sow your skin
In perpetual embrace
Like I said "Love's Light is Laughter"
Like the sun spitting happiness into the hereafter
Oh here it comes like a natural disaster
Ah blowing up like a ghetto blaster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

C               F
Love, don't you falter
        C
Burning hearts
Dragged behind
             F
The horses dancing on the altar
                C
Hooves breaking Gods
           F
To diamond dust and stars
And there you are...

Now we're all allowed to breathe
Walls dissolve
With the hunger and the greed
Move your body
You've got all you need
And your arms in the air stir a sea of stars
And oh here it comes and it's not so far

All light beings
Come on now make haste
Clap your hands
If you think you're in the right place
Thunder all surrounding
Aw feel it quake with the joy resounding
Palm to the palm you can feel it pounding
Never give it up you can feel it mounting
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup and
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

C        G        Bb       F

Rent – You’ll See (Guitar Tab/Chords)

Playing Notes

The intro part should be involve some sort of pick pattern to sound like the record. The notes in parenthesis (G# and Bb) are just individual notes to be played on the bass strings.

C C/b Am (G#) (Bb)

ROGER
What Happened to Benny?
What Happened to his Heart
And the Ideals he Once Pursued?

BENNY
And the Owner of that lot Next Door
Has the Right to do with it as he Pleases

ROGER
Happy Birthday, Jesus

G

BENNY (spoken)
The Rent

MARK
You're wasting your time

ROGER (spoken)
We're broke

F

MARK
And you Broke your Word-This is Absurd

G

BENNY
There is One Way you Won't Have to Pay

F

ROGER
I Knew It

G

BENNY
Next Door
The Home of CyberArts
You see

F
And now that the Block is Rezoned
G
Our Dream can Become
F
A Reality

C                F
You'll See Boys
C                F
You'll See Boys

VERSE

(spoken)
A State of the Art
Digital
Virtual
Interactive Studio
I'll Forego your Rent

And on Paper Guarantee
That you can Stay here for Free

If You'll Do Me One Small Favor

MARK (spoken)
What?

BENNY (spoken)
Convince Maureen
To Cancel her Protest

MARK (spoken)
Why not get an Injunction
Or Call the Cops?

BENNY
(spoken)
I did, and They're on Stand By

G

But my Investors Would Rather
F
I Handle this Quietly

ROGER (spoken)
You can't Quietly Wipe Out
An Entire Tent City
Then Watch "It's Wonderful Life"
On T.V.

BENNY
You Wanna Produce Films
And Write Songs

You Need Somewhere to Do It
It's What we Used to Dream About
Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It

C         F
You'll See Boys
You'll See Boys

Eb                        C
You'll See the Beauty of a Studio
Eb              
That Let's Us Do Our Work
         C
And Get Paid
Eb
With Condos on the Top
C
Who's Rent Keeps Open our Shop
Eb
Just Stop the Protest
                   D
And You'll Have It Made
        C
You'll See

Or You'll Pack

Tim Fite – Big Mistake (Guitar Chords)

Capo VI

C: x32010 -or- x32013
Em: 022000 -or- 022003
Am: x02210 -or- x02x15
F: 133211

The alternate chords, while a bit tricky to play, sound more like the record.

The entire song, save the "hold Am" parts, is:
C Em Am F

Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better 
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder 
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly 
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me 

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)

Ti-time-timing is everything if you've got nothin' but time 
(I got nothin' but time) 
And a lie don't mean nothin' if nobody knows when you're lying 
(lie when you lie) 
So lie when you do, lie when you don't 
Lie when you didn't, lie till you lie, lie, lie, lie 
They're wonderin' if anybody else is lying 

(end Am)

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day 
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way  (hold Am)

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait 
And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait 

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
(mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake) 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (you're gonna have to wait) 
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day 
(it doesn't even matter if it don't even matter) 
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am)

Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better 
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder (hold Am)
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly 
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me (hold Am)

Citizen Cope – More Than it Seems (Guitar Chords)

Playing Notes

Citizen Cope/Clarence Greenwood has a very restrained playing style in that he rarely plays full chords. Most of the guitar work in this song is with thirds; you can try these chords:

  • G: 320xxx / 325xx
  • C: x320xx / x325xx
  • A: 542xxx
Citizen Cope
More Than it Seems

The entire song is: G C A G

Lyrics:

Your so Pure(ah)
Your heart is full of
All i ever need
And i cant take it
I cant speak
So i just sit here and stare

My adorer, let me tell you a story
About someone in me
Now its gunna be surrounding me

Break my silence

Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams

My adorer, they say i dont know ya
I sure do know
Sure do miss ya
I can't take it
I can't take it

My adorer, your heart is full of
All ill ever need
I cant take it
I cant speak

Break my silence

Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Outside my dreams

Rilo Kiley – A Better Son/Daughter (Guitar Chords)

The entire song is:
E A E A E B

Lyrics:
Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can't move
Awake but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs
I know I can't breathe
And hope someone will save me this time
And your mother's still calling you insane and high
Swearing it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her
And that god never blessed her insides
Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
And crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you love things just because
Like the sick and dying

And sometimes when you're on
You're really fucking on
And your friends they sing along
And they love you
But the lows are so extreme
That the good seems fucking cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absence
But you'll fight and you'll make it through
You'll fake it if you have to
And you'll show up for work with a smile
And you'll be better
You'll be smarter
More grown up and a better daughter or son
And a real good friend
And you'll be awake
You'll be alert
You'll be positive though it hurts
And you'll laugh and embrace all of your friends
And you'll be a real good listener
You'll be honest
You'll be brave
You'll be handsome and you'll be beautiful
You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below
Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
And you'll fight it you'll go out fighting all of them

Architecture in Helsinki / Dr. Dog – Heart it Races (Guitar Chords)

Capo III

Intro:
G Em x2

Verse:
G                                              Em
And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces
Heart it races
G                                           Em
And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races
  G
I bought it in a can and stirred it with my fingers singing
Em
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Threw it out the window
    G
And lately you been tanned, suspicious for the winter with your
Em
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Legs like little splinters


Chorus:
G        Em
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
G        Em
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Verse:
G                                              Em
And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces
Heart it races
G                                           Em
And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races
  G
I sold it to a man and threw him out the window
He went
Em
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Made his wife a widow


Chorus:
G        Em
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
G        Em
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Outro:
G
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Em
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah

Castanets – Three Days, Four Nights (Guitar Chords/Tab)

Playing Notes

Most of the song is played very sparsely; just hitting a few notes here and there. Replace the chords with these if you want to play it without a capo:

  • Am -> Bm
  • G -> A
  • F -> G
  • E -> F#
Capo II

Am                 G
There's three days, and four nights to go

F                       E
And I won’t be with you anymore
Am               F
Four nights like this to
Am
go


Am                  G
In the trees like a freeway with that wind
F                E
A devil howling, silent again

Am                 F
And the chill of that sheet

           Am
On your skin


Am G F E Am F Am x2

Solo:
Played with a slide (or not), without a capo.

e|------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10/12-12-12--12--10/12-12-12--12~~~-----------------|


e|--14/15-15-15--14/15-15-15---14/15-15-15---\12--12/14-|
b|------------------------------------------------------|


e|--20---19---19/20-20-20---19/20-20-20----19-----------|
b|------------------------------------------------------|

The last note is up close to the bridge.

Am
We ain’t free my love
G
We are not our masters

F
Without side looks faster

E
Drowned and distanced
Am

Rest and listen

F
As I cross these miles

Am
I try to tell you “I love you”


Am

Am G F E Am F Am X2

Am

            F
The walk we take

                G
In the rain today

                  E
Your feet in your boots
                     Am
On the mud of the graves


         F              Am
The way we refuse to be saved
Am       F              Am
The way we refuse to be saved
Am           F            Am
The way we refuse to be saved

Am

Songs: Ohia – Captain Badass (Guitar Chords/Bass Tab)

Playing Notes

The entire song is three chords (G#m Eb C#m) with occasional embellishments. You can either play it with barre chords, or slap a capo on the 4th fret and use more open chords.

Chords (bracketed chords are embellishments to throw in occasionally):

G#m: 466444 (466454)
Eb: x68xxx (x69xxx)
C#m: x46654

The entire song is G#m Eb C#m G#m

Alternate chords (bracketed chords are embellishments):

CAPO IV

Em: 022000 (022010)
B: x24xxx (x25xxx)
Am: x02210

The entire song is Em B Am Em

Bass:

G|-----------------------
D|-----------------------
A|-----6---4-6-4---------
E|-4-6---7-------4-6-7-6-

Lyrics:

departure and worry
and worry, and worry
still shake me
resistance failed
resistance failed
and friendship failed
and friendship failed
as lovers we did not fail
as lovers we did not fail
brown eyes your pulse is getting hotter
brown eyes your pulse is getting quicker
quote Captain Badass,
"i am setting your heart on fire
so when you leave me
i will burn on in your soul"
you won't have to think twice
if it's love you will know
we get no second chance in this life
we get no second chance in this life
so a hot pulse is alright
so a quick pulse is alright
so a hot kiss is alright
so a long kiss is alright
so a long night is alright
and all night is alright
there ain't no contest
against the final day
we'll rise above us either way
we're either greeted
by life or it's reverse
then each day greeted
by fortune or it's reverse
will you stand up for your one chance
will you stand up for love
we get no second chance in this life
we get no second chance in this life
you won't have to think twice if it's love
you will know

k-os (ft. Kevin Drew and Sam Roberts) – Valhalla (Guitar Chords)

Playing Notes

The record version is essentially the same riff repeated over and over again. When he plays it acoustically, the guitarist uses a lot of variants on G and C chords; mostly hanging on a G. You’ll be pretty safe sticking with G for the whole song and just switching up to C on “the world is a ghetto” and “feel your sorrow” in the chorus.

Riff (play throughout):
     G                C
A|--------------------3--|
E|---3-(repeat a lot)----|

Chords:

G: 320033
C: x32010

(Chorus)
Ghetto Heaven
The world is a ghetto
Freedom, oh yeah
Feel your sorrow

(Verse 1)
5:35 and I'm living senseless
Just another homie picking on the defenceless
Don't request yet, nothing really to mention
Lookin through the mirror and I'm making a censure
Whoa, black people in the morning breeze
Came around the corner and she caused me to freeze up
Ease up, watch how the world could tease us, ease us
But only G.O.D can please us
Hey, got my ride and my Momma's too
Show me how to roll without breakin the rules
Payin my dues, MC's droppin out choose
Decides to get with lyrical facts, don't stop
Whoa, black people time to shine
Everything is fine when you're losing your mind
I'm like a black alley cat, freestyle batter-up
Doesn't get better than that, is that a gat in the back?

(Chorus)

(Verse 2)
And the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead
oh the warrior's blood runs red through the hearts of the dead
the Valkyrie's blood runs red through the halls of the dead
And the life you're been lookin for in the world that you live 2x
In the name, we were all born in the flame
Not the same, but under the moon on the desert plane
We roam, home, take the coast ghost
I saw with my naked eye, way to close now
I was the son of a man on a mission
Who worked with his hands and brought him the former land
In the inter-land, swingin the mic like an axe
With a fear in the atmosphere, layin down tracks

(Chorus)

Ron Sexsmith – These Days (Guitar Chords)

Capo IV

Intro:  G C

G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
    D
You believed in the words
                 C
In all that they meant
        D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C                 D
Filled with empty sentiment

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G        C
Days
   G          C
Oh these days

G
It won't take a miracle, darlin'
C
Just keep it real
     G
This world can make us cynical, darlin'
C
I know how it feels
D
You took it to heart
                      C
What they said on the screen
        D
Oh, but love is not just playing a part
C            D
In some very scripted scene

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G     C
Days

           Am           D           C
No one can complete you or make you whole
        G
Well
                      Am             D
But love will come to greet you half way
           C                 G          C
Though the streets are never paved with gold

G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
    C
Now haven't you learned?
    D
You believed in the words
                      C
In all that they meant
        D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C               D
Filled with empty sentiment

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G    C
Days

G C