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Burn After Writing  The Menzingers

This is The Menzinger's song 'Burn After Writing', second track from their latest
record: 'On the Impossible Past'. It's an acoustic version, with a fairly loose
structure in
comparison to the technicality of the record.
Verse 1:
[D]Here's to you, the same chords that I s[Bm]tole
[A]From a song that I once hea[D]rd
The Same melody I b[Bm]orrowed from th[A]e void
[D]I'd rather observe than structure a narrat[Bm]ive
[A]The characters are thin;
[D]The plot does not deve[Bm]lop
[A]It ends where it begin[D]s
Link; D, Bm, A (x2)
Verse 2:
[D]It's on the screen, in paperbacks
[Bm]In section 8 and cul-de-s[A]acs
[D]Electro haikus and drunk sonnets
[Bm]Are moving me alon[A]g
[Em]Along
Link: G, D, G, D
Chorus: (x2)
[D]You cut my hair
[Bm]You left red ink e[A]verywhere
Do my [Em]hands tell a story?
[A]Is it boring?
Link (Palm Muted): D, Bm, A
Verse 3: (Palm-Muted)
[D]What I'd give to force your sigh
[Bm]What I'd give to see you [A]cry
[D]What I'd give for your caress
[Bm]To see your blue cotton dress
[A]Balled up on the floor
[D]Certain memories are the problem
[Bm]Certain drunken lines are[A] the sha[D]me
Seven hundred mi[Bm]les and four years
I can't fight the flame;[A] it burn[D]s
[G]Burns, and it burns and it burns.
Chorus: (x2)
[D]You cut my hair
[Bm]You left red ink e[A]verywhere
Do my [Em]hands tell a story?
[A]Is it boring?
Outro:
[D]Was I wishing on satellites?
[A]Tell me how you've been[D] doing that trick
[A]I'm just wishing the fl[D]ame away
[A]Now I'm wishing the fla[D]me away
Nota Bene:
On the D's in the outro, and throughout other points during the song, you can add
embellishments to make it sounds a bit more tidy, but you don't have to. If you wanna
give it
a try, then whilst you're on the regular D Major shape, hit the fourth fret on the D
string, then move it up to second, then open again. Large.

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