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Imitation Of Life  R.E.M

Em [EADGBE]022000
Am X02210
G 320033
D XX0232
C X32010
C7 X32030
Strum chord once in verses
Chorus Riff:
     [G]          [Em]            [Am]           [C] [D] [G] [Em]                                                                   
E|----3---3-----0---0-------0---0-|----2---2---2-----3---3----0---0|
B|------3---------0-----1-----1---|1---3-----3---------3--------0--|
G|0---------0-----------2---------|2---2---------0---------0-------|
D|0---------2-----------2---------|0---0---------0---------2-------|
A|2---------2-----------0---------|3-------------2---------2-------|
E|3---------0---------------------|--------------3---------0-------|

      [Am]          [C]    [D]               [Dsus4] [D]                                                                   
E|--------0---0-----2---2---2-----|3-----2-------------------------|
B|----1-----1---1---3-----3---3---|--3-----3-----------------------|
G|----2---------2---2-----------2-|----2-----2---------------------|
D|----2---------0---0-------------|--------------------------------|
A|----0---------3-----------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Bridge Riff:
[C7]                                                                   
|--0----
|----3--
|-------
|-------
|3------
|-------

Play Chorus Riff Once, then...
VERSE:
[Em]   charades, pop s[Am]kill
water [G]hyacinth,[D] named by a [Em]poet.
imi[Am]tation of [G]life[D]
[Em]   like a [Am]koi in a [G]frozen pond
[D]like a goldfish [Em]in a bowl
[G]I dont want to [D]hear you cry
CHORUS:
thats [G]sugarcane that [Em]tasted good
thats [Am]cinnamon thats [C]hollywood[D]
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see you [Am]try[C] [D]
VERSE:
[Em]   you want the [Am]greatest thing
the [G]greatest thing since [D]bread came sliced.
[Em]    you've got it [Am]all, you've got it [G]sized.[D]
[Em]    like a [Am]friday fashion [G]show teenager
[D]freezing in the [Em]corner
[Am]trying to look like [G]you dont try[D]
CHORUS:
thats [G]sugarcane that [Em]tasted good.
thats [Am]cinnamon thats [C]holly[D]wood
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see you [Am]try[C] [D]
BRIDGE:
[C7]   no one can see you cry
CHORUS:
thats [G]sugarcane that [Em]tasted good
thats [Am]freezing rain thats [C]what you [D]could
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see you [Am]cry[C] [D]
(low-mixed acoustic guitar)
this [G]sugarcane
this [Em]lemonade
this [Am]hurricane, i'm [C]not [D]afraid.
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see me [Am]cry[C] [D]
(electric)
this [G]lightning storm
this [Em]tidal wave
this [Am]avalanche, i'm [C]not a[D]fraid.
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see me [Am]cry[C] [D]
CHORUS:
thats [G]sugarcane that [Em]tasted good
thats [Am]who you are, thats [C]what you [D]could
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see you [Am]cry[C] [D]
CHORUS:
thats [G]sugarcane that [Em]tasted good
thats [Am]who you are, thats [C]what you [D]could
c'[G]mon c'mon no [Em]one can see you [Am]cry[C] [D]

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