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Psycho killer  Talking Heads


Okay, the version that was posted about two hours ago is the one available at animal-farm with the bad French, the wrong story about the second verse, and one chord per verse. I've been promising to improve the version Paul Zimmerman originally posted for a while now; it's just taken a little longer than I had thought.
Thanks to all who contributed to the French corrections and translation. I was worrying that I'd get 5 different versions, but almost all the replies agreed, so I think we can put this version of the French down as pretty close to authoritative.
The second verse is the same on my studio version and on Stop Making Sense, and I put that verse in sequence. The other verse (reproduced with chords at the end of the file) is, I think, from the accoustic demo version of PK that is widely available on ROIOs.
This is my arrangement--I've tried to incorporate the bass, etc. into one guitar line, so of course this will not be identical to the guitar on the record. PSYCHO KILLER by the Talking Heads
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(A) |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------| (E) |-----------------------0--3--|
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[A] [G] [A] [G]
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[A] I can't seem to face up to the facts [G] [A] I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax [G] [A] I can't sleep cause my bed's on fire [G] [A] Don't touch me I'm a real live wire [G] [F] Psycho kil[G]ler, qu'est-ce que c'est [Am] Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better [F] Run run run [G] run run run run a[C]way [F] Psycho kil[G]ler, qu'est-ce que c'est [Am] Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better [F] Run run run [G] run run run run a[C]way Oh oh oh [F] oh [G] ay ay ay ay ay
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[A] [G] [A] [G]
[A] You start a conversation, you can't even finish it [G] [A] You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything [G] [A] When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed [G] [A] Say something once, why say it again [G]
Chorus
{There is a four-note descending bass riff over the Bm and C, played twice in each key, but I try to keep it simple during periods when my hands and mouth have to move at the same time. :) }
[Bm] Ce que j'ai fait, ce soir [C] la (What I did that night) [Bm] Ce qu'elle a dit, ce soir [C] la (What she said that night) [A] Realisant mon espoir (Realizing my hopes) [G] Je me lance, vers la gloire (I rush towards glory)
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[A] Okay [G] [A] Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay [G] [A] We are vain and we are blind [G] [A] I hate people when they're not polite [G]
Chorus
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[A] [G] [A] [G] Alternative Verse: [A] I passed out hours ago [G] [A] I'm sadder than you'll ever know [G] [A] I close my eyes on this sunny day [G] [A] Say something once, why say it again [G]
Based on what I've read about this song, this tab looks really good!
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