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Whats The Frequency Kenneth  R.E.M

[D]     [A]  [G]     [D]     [A]   [G]                 
VERSE 1

[A] “What’s the frequency, [D]Kenneth?”  Is your[Bm] Benzedrine,[G] uh-hu[A]h. [D]   [A]   [G]
[A] I was [D]brain-dead, locked out[Bm], numb, [G]not up to [A]speed.[D]   [Bm]    [E]
[G] I thought I pegged you an [A]idiot’s dream.
[G] Tunnel vision from the [A]insider’s screen.
[D] I never [A]understood [D]the frequen[G]cy, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]
[D] You wore our [A]expectations [D]like an armoured[G] suit, uh[A]-huh.[G]   [A]   [D]

VERSE 2

[A] I’d studied you’re [D]cartoons, radio, [Bm]music, TV, [G]movies, maga[A]zine[D]s. [A]   [G]
[A] Richard said, “[D]withdraw in dis[Bm]gust is not the [G]same as apa[A]thy.[D]”  [Bm]    [E]
[G] A smile like the cartoon, [A]tooth for a tooth.
[G] You said that irony was the [A]shackles of youth.
[D] You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]
[D] I never [A]understood [D]the frequen[G]cy, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]   [D]

INSTRUMENTAL (BUCK'S NEW VERSION, NOT FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORD)

   [D]      [A]     [D]    [G]         [A]    [G]  [A]  [D]     [A]     [D]     [G]     [A]                      
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2-23-2-33--2---23-2-3-23------232--232--232--232--232-23-|
G|-2-4--------------24---------2---24---24---24---24---24-------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------| × 1


      [G]      [A]       [D]                                                          
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2---------------3--------------------------------------------|
G|----0-2-4-2--2-4---2------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------| × 1

VERSE 3

[A] “What’s the frequency, [D]Kenneth?”  Is your[Bm] Benzedrine,[G] uh-hu[A]h. [D]   [A]   [G]
[A] Butterfly [D]decal, rear-view [Bm]mirror, [G]dogging the [A]scene.[D]   [Bm]   [E]
[G] You smile like the cartoon, [A]tooth for a tooth.
[G] You said that irony was the [A]shackles of youth.
[D] You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]
[D] I never [A]understood [D]the frequen[G]cy, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]
[D] You wore our [A]expectations [D]like an armoured[G] suit, uh[A]-huh.

VERSE 4

[G] I couldn’t under[A]stand.
[D] You said that [A]irony was the [D]shackled of [G]youth, uh-hu[A]h.
[G] I couldn’t under[A]stand.
[D] You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-hu[A]h.
[G] I couldn’t under[A]stand.
[D] I never [A]understood, [D]don’t fuck with [G]me, uh-hu[A]h.   [G]   [A]   [D]

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