Fake Plastic Trees Uke tab by Radiohead

7 Chords used in the song: E,A,A/F#,Amaj7,Dsus2,Bm,D

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A A                        E E    
VERSE 1: Her green plastic watering can
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 Dsus2 Dsus2
For her fake chinese rubber plant
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
In the fake plastic earth
A A E E
That she bought from a rubber man
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 Dsus2 Dsus2
In a town full of rubber plans
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
To get rid of itself


Bm Bm A A
CHORUS 1: It wears her out It wears her out
Bm Bm A A
It wears her out It wears her out


A A E E
VERSE 2: She lives with a broken man
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 Dsus2 Dsus2
A A cracked polystyrene man
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
Who just crumbles and burns
A A E E
He used to do surgery
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 D D
For girls in the eight - ies
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
But gravity always wins


Bm Bm A A
CHORUS 2: And it wears him out It wears him out
Bm Bm A A
And it wears him out It we-ear - err - ers


A A E E
VERSE 3: She looks like the real thing
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 Dsus2 Dsus2
She tastes like the real thing
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
My fake plastic love
A A E E
But I can't help the feeling
A/F# A/F# Amaj7 Amaj7 Dsus2 Dsus2
I could blow through the ceil - ing
A A Dsus2 Dsus2
If I just turn and run


Bm Bm A A
CHORUS 3: And it wears me out It wears me out
Bm Bm A A
It wears me out It wear - err - ers me out


Dsus2 Dsus2
OUTRO: And if I could be who you wanted
A A
If I could be who you wanted
Dsus2 Dsus2 A A
All the time All the time

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Dsus2 Dsus2 A A Dsus2 Dsus2 A A (1 strum finish)

 

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the_saint avatar
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Great tab!!! But when I play it, I change the E chord to an F#m chord. :)
26 Feb 2012
About this song

According to singer Thom Yorke, the song was recorded as the band had just been to see Jeff Buckley play a set at The Garage in London and when they got back into the studio, Yorke recorded the vocals in one take and broke down in tears at the end. The song's lyrics are about Canary Wharf in London and about the world of mass marketing and mass consumption. One source of frustration for the band at the time was their US record label, Capitol, who wanted a strong track for American radio to follow the success of their previous hit single, "Creep".