New Slang Uke tab by The Shins

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Verse 1:
Am Am C C F F
Gold teeth and a curse for this town
C C G G
Were all in my mouth
C C F F Am Am G G
Only I don't know how they got out, dear
Am Am C C F F
Turn me back into the pet
C C G G
I was when we met
C C F F Am Am G G
I was happier then with no mind set

Chorus:
G G C C
And if you'd a took to me like
F F C C G G
A A gull takes to the wind
G G C C
Well, I'd a jumped from my tree
F F C C F F C C
And I'd a danced like the king of the eyesores
F F C C G G
And the rest of our lives would'a fared well

Verse 2:
Am Am C C F F
New slang when you notice the stripes
C C G G
The dirt in your fries
C C F F
Hope it's right when you die
Am Am G G
Old and bo..ny
Am Am C C F F
Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall
C C G G
Never should'a called
C C F F
But my heads to the wall
Am Am G G
And I'm lonely

Chorus

Verse 3:
Am Am C C F F
God speed all the baker's at dawn
C C G G
May they all cut their thumbs
C C F F
And bleed into their buns
Am Am G G
'Till they melt away

Chorus 2:
G G C C
I'm looking in on the good life
F F G G
I might be doomed never to find
C C
Without a trust or flaming fields
F F G G
Am Am I too dumb to refine?
C C
And if you'd a took to me like
F F C C F F C C
Well I'd a danced like the queen of the eyesores
F F C C G G
And the rest of our lives would'a fared well

 

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sararise avatar
strumming?
13 Jan 2019
plobster avatar
flag for AU(ISO2) (Perth)
Love it, :D
21 May 2011
3milysusername avatar
this is, like perfect. crazy.
05 Apr 2011
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flag for (ISO2)
sweet job...
22 Jan 2011
rachaay avatar
Its pretty darn accurate, and I love this song.
24 Jul 2009
About this song

"New Slang" (also called "New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)") is a song by The Shins. It was released as a 7" single in 2001, and subsequently appeared on their album Oh, Inverted World. It achieved mainstream popularity after its inclusion in the soundtrack of the film Garden State and its appearance in a McDonald's television commercial. James Mercer has stated in an interview with InDublin Magazine that, at the time he wrote the song, he wanted to get out of his "home town, job, relationship and life".