American English Idlewild
IDLEWILD - AMERICAN ENGLISH (best version here)
I first heard this song when i saw them live at Brixton
Academy supporting the Hives. I fell in love with this song.
Anyways - enjoy it. This is the best tab of this song on here,
the rest are so rubbish I had to tab it myself.
This is my first tab - hope you think it sounds ok!!!
Chords to use:
B - 799877
[Abm-]E - 022100
[F#] [-] 
Intro: (this is played 3 times before the chords + vocals kick in)
Guitar 1 plays this throughout every verse.
e-----------------| B-13--------------| G---12------------| D------15---14----| A-----------------| E-----------------|
S[B]ongs when they're true, are all dedi[Abm]cated to you
In this inv[E]isible world I choose to live in
A[B]nd if you believe that for now I un[Abm]derstand
Why words mean so much[E] to you
They'll never be ab[B]out you
[B]Maybe you're young without youth
Maybe you're [Abm]old without, knowing anything's t[E]rue
I think you're young wit[B]hout youth....
Pre Chorus - drums begin, riff stops.
T[F#]hen you contract the Ame[E]rican dream
You ne[Abm]ver look up [F#]once
[F#]You've contracted Am[E]erican dreams
Abm F# (slide up to B)
I require you to stop and look up.
[B]Sing a [F#]song about m[Abm]yself
Keep singing a [E]song about m[B]yself
Not some in[F#]visible w[Abm]orld[E]
(guitar 1 plays riff again)
Verse 3 - same chords as above
Constantly searching to find something new
But what will you find when you think that nothing's true?
Maybe it's that nothing is new
So you let me hear songs that were written all about you
Because songs weren't written for you
They'll never be about you
Chorus x 2
[F#]And I won't tell you what t[E]his means, cause yo[Abm]u already k[F#]now
And I won't tell you what this means, cause you already know.......
So - Sing a song about myself
Keep singing a song about myself
Not some invisible world
[B]You came a[F#]long and found the w[Abm]eak spot - th[E]at you've always wanted
[B]Let yours[F#]elf be everythin[Abm]g that youve[E] always wanted (While this is sung - the chorus is sung
[B]It doesnt have to [F#]be so s[Abm]ilent - that you've [E]always wanted
[B]no need for [F#]explanation[Abm]s - that you've[E] always wanted
You[B]'ll fi[F#]nd, what you f[Abm]ind when you fi[E]nd theres nothing x 2
End on a B
Tabbed by Liam - Norwich, Norfolk, England.
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