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American English

Idlewild

Guitar 1: Rhythm Guitar (acoustic)
Guitar 2: Lead Guitar

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Intro:

Guitar 2 (w/ delay and tremelo)

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


Verse 1:

Guitar 1

Songs when they're true are all dedicated to you

 BAbm
e|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
B|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|


Guitar 2

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


Guitar 1

In this invisible world I choose to live in

 EB
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
G|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|


Guitar 2

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


 BAbm
 And if you believe that for now I understand

 E
Why words mean so much to you

 B
They'll never be about you

 B
 Maybe you're young without youth

 AbmE
Maybe you're old without knowing anything's true

 B
I think you're young without youth

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Pre-chrous 1:

Then you contract the American dream

Guitar 1

 F#E
e|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|


Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7------|
G|-3-3-4-4-6-6-4-4-3-3-4-4-----4-4--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


You never look up once

Guitar 1

 AbmF#
e|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
B|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|


Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7------|
G|-3-3-4-4-6-6-4-4-3-3-4-4-----4-4--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


 F#E
You've contracted American dreams

 AbmF#
I require you to stop and look up.

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Chrous 1:

Sing a song about myself, Keep singing a song about myself

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


Not some invisible world

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


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Verse 2:

Guitar 1

Constantly searching to find something new

 BAbm
e|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
B|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|


Guitar 2

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


Guitar 1

But what will you find when you think that nothing's true
Maybe it's that nothing is new

 EB
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
G|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|


Guitar 2

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


 BAbm
So you let me hear songs that were written all about you

 E
Because songs weren't written for you

 B
They'll never be about you

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Pre-chrous 2:

Then you contract the American dream

Guitar 1

 F#E
e|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|


Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7------|
G|-3-3-4-4-6-6-4-4-3-3-4-4-----4-4--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


You never look up once

Guitar 1

 AbmF#
e|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
B|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|


Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7------|
G|-3-3-4-4-6-6-4-4-3-3-4-4-----4-4--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


 F#E
You've contracted American dreams

 AbmF#
I require you to stop and look up.

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Chrous 2:

Sing a song about myself, Keep singing a song about myself

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


Not some invisible world

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


Repeat:

 BF#AbmE
Sing a song about myself, Keep singing a song about myself

 BF#AbmE
Not some invisible world

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Bridge:

Piano (transsciption)

I won't tell you what this means, cause you already know

e|--6--7--9--9--7--6----6--7-------4--6--7--------4------|
B|------------------------------------------7--4---------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


I won't tell you what this means, cause you already know

e|--6--7--9--9--7--6----6--7-------4--6--7--------4------|
B|------------------------------------------7--4---------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------9---9--|
D|------------------------------------------------9---9--|
A|------------------------------------------------7---7--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


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Chrous 3:

Sing a song about myself, Keep singing a song about myself

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


Not some invisible world

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------11--(11)-12-11-12-11--9--(9)----|
G|-8-(8)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
D|-9-(9)-----11--(11)--------------9--(9)----|
A|-9-(9)-----9---(9)---------------7--(7)----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


***************

 BF#AbmE
You came along with a weak spot that you've always wanted

(Small variation) Guitar 2:

e|-------------------------11----------------|
B|----------11--(11)-12-11----11--9--(9)-----|
G|-8-(8)----11--(11)--------------9--(9)-----|
D|-9-(9)----11--(11)--------------9--(9)-----|
A|-9-(9)----9---(9)---------------7--(7)-----|
E|-7-(7)-------------------------------------|


 BF#AbmE
Let yourself be everything that you've always wanted

 BF#AbmE
It doesn't have to be so excited, that you've always wanted

 BF#AbmE
No need for explanations, you've always wanted

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Outro:

You'll find what you find when you find there's nothing (x2)

Guitar 1:

 BF#AbmE
e|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
B|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|
G|-8-8-8-8---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4----1-1-1-1---|
D|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-4----2-2-2-2---|
A|-9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2---|
E|-7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4----0-0-0-0---|


The End


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