New Slang Uke tab by The Shins

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

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

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

Chorus

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

Chorus 2:
G chordG C chordC
I'm looking in on the good life
F chordF G chordG
I might be doomed never to find
C chordC
Without a trust or flaming fields
F chordF G chordG
Am chordAm I too dumb to refine
C chordC
And if you'd a took to me like
F chordF C chordC F chordF C chordC
Well I'd a danced like the queen of the eyesores
F chordF C chordC G chordG
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".