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I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Acoustic  Wilco

[A] I am an American [Em] aquarium [D] drinker
[A] I assassin down the [Em] avenue [D]
[A] I'm hiding out in the [Em] big city [D] blinking
[A] What was I thinking when I [Em] let go of [D] you

[A] [ Em  D] x 2

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt

[A] [ Em  D] x 2

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby, hold on tight
You were so right when you said I'd been drinking
What was I thinking when we said goodnight

Riff 1 x 2
Riff 2 x 2

I want to hold you in the bible-black pre-dawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your band-aid 'cause I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when we said hello

Riff 2 x 2

I always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in

(palm mute during this next verse in a steady rhythm)

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
And still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart

[A] [ Em  D] x 4

Disposable dixie cup drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you


Riff 1:

E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --0h2p0--0--2--5~-----0h2p0--0--2--3~----------------------------------|
G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 2:

----5------2/3-----3-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----0-------0------0-----0-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


You have to listen to the recording to figure out Riff 2's strumming pattern, and I know
I'm missing some notes, but it still sounds pretty close. Also, he strums the A and D
in a steady rhythm like in the verses between chord changes during the riff.

Enjoy!


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