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Photosynthesis  Frank Turner

Title: Photosynthesis
Tabbed by: Dark_Wounds (

D, Dsus2, D, Dsus2 x4
(One, Two, One, Two, three, Four)

Well I [G]guess I should confess that I am starting to get old.
All the [D]latest music fads all passed me by and left me cold.
All the [A]kids are talking slang I won?t pre[G]tend to understand.
All my [D]friends are getting married. Mortga[A]ges and pension [D]plans.
And it?s [G]obvious my angry adolescent days are done.
And I?m [D]happy and I?m settled in the person I?ve become.
But that [A]doesn?t mean I?m settled up and [G]sitting out the game-
A D (let chord ring)
Time may change a lot. But some things they stay the same.

**(You could either sit this out as in the studio version the guitar
stops playing, or you could play either the chords shown here or the
bass line which is how i play it.)**
[Em] [G] [A] [D]  

And I won't sit [E]down
[G] And I [A]won't s[D]hut up
And most of [E]all i will [G]not [A]grow [D]up. x2

D, Dsus2, D, Dsus2

Oh, Ma[G]turity?s a wrapped-up package deal or so it seems.
[D]Ditching teenage fantasy means ditching all your dreams.
All your [A]friends and peers and family sol[G]emnly tell you you will
have to [D]grow up, be an [A]adult. Yeah, be [D]bored and unfulfilled.
But [G]no one?s yet explained to me exactly what?s so great
about [D]slaving 50 years away on something that you hate.
About [A]meekly shuffling down the path of [G]mediocrity.
A D (Let chord ring)
Well if that?s your road then take it but it?s not the road for me.

**(see notes above)
And I won't sit [E]down
[G] And I [A]won't s[D]hut up
And most of [E]all i will [G]not [A]grow [D]up. x2

And if [Bm]all you ever do with your life is Just [A]photosynthe[G]sise,
then you?ll de[G/Gb]serve every hour of your sleepless nights
that you [E]waste wondering [A]when you?re gonna [D]die.

Violin Solo Follows the same chord pattern as the Verses:
A, G,
A, D,

BREAKDOWN is the same as the chorus * again, i play the bassline:
E, G, A, D (x2)
And I'll [E]Play
[G] And [A]You Sing[D]
The perfect [E]way for the [G]evening [A]to be[D]gin. (x2)

FINAL CHORUS - play full chords:
(pause) E
And I won't sit down
[G] And I [A]won't s[D]hut up
And most of [E]all i will [G]not [A]grow [D]up.
And I won't sit [E]down
[G] And I [A]won't s[D]hut up
And most of [E]all i will [G]not... g[A]row... [D]up...
Tabbed by Dark_Wounds -
(I used the chord tab already submitted for this song by
BreakingTheBack for help with some chords - thanks.)

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