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Panic in detroit  David Bowie

[Bm]\\\  [G]\\  [A]\\\ \\  (just to give an idea of the accents)
riff 1 - played under the D below
final chord going into the E rhythm

E ------------------7-----
B ------------------5-----
G -7-5-4------------5-----
D -------7-5-4---4--5-----
A -------------7----7-----

chords maintain same rhythm as before

D (5th pos.) w/riff 1 E (7th pos.) chord only
He looked a lot like Che Guevara. Drove a diesel van.

D (5th pos.) w/riff 1 E (7th pos.) chord only
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion. Such a humble man.

[G]The only sur[A]vivor [G]of the National [A]People's Gang.

[D]Panic in [E]De[D]tr[C]oi[D]t, I [E]asked [D]for [C]an auto[D]graph
He [E]want[D]ed [C]to [D]stay home, [D]I wi[E]sh [D]some[C]one would [E]phone.
D w/riff 1 E
Panic in Detroit.

verse 2
(same as before)
He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom.
The police had warned of repercussions.
They followed none too soon.
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive.

Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone.
Panic in Detroit.

[D]Putting on some clothes I made my [C]way to school
[B]and I found my teacher [C]crouching in his [G]overalls.

[D]I screamed and ran to smash my favorite [C]slot machine
[B]and jumped the silent [C]cars that slept at [D]traffic lights.
riff 2 (/ = slide)
E ------------------------
B ------------------------
G -5/7/5--7/9/7--8/9/8----
D ------------------------
A ------------------------
E ------------------------

back to intro rhythm
[Bm]   [G]  [A]                                
verse 3
Having scored a million dollars, made a run back home.
Found him slumped across a table. A gun and me alone.
I ran to the window. Looked for a plane or two.

Panic in Detroit. He'd left me an autograph.
"Let me collect dust." I wish someone would phone.
Panic in Detroit.

go out on intro rhythm, I prefer massive whammy and feedback abuse

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