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(Nothing but) Flowers  Talking Heads

The challenge to this song is keeping a propulsive rhythm going throughout the song
making it smooth and non-choppy. I don't hear a lot of muting in the right or left hands,
when the chords transition.
Intro Riff:

Intro Chords:
[C]Here we stand[Em] like an Adam and an Eve
[Dm]Waterfalls, t[G]he Garden of Eden
[C]Two fools in lov[Em]e so beautiful and strong
[Dm]The birds in the trees[G] are smiling upon them
[B]From the age of the din[Em]osaurs cars have r[B]un on gas[Em]oline
[C]Where, wh[Em]ere have they gone? N[F]ow, it's no[G]thing but flowers
[C]There was a factory,[G] now there are moun[F]tains and ri[C]vers
[G]You got it, y[F]ou got it
[C]We caught a rattlesnake,[G] now we've got som[F]ething for di[C]nner
[G]You got it, y[F]ou got it
[D]There was a shopping mall,[A] now it's all cov[G]ered with flo[D]wers
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]If this is paradise,[A] I wish I h[G]ad a lawn[D]mower
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[C]Years ago [Em]I was an angry young man
[Dm]I'd pretend[G] that I was a billboard
[C]Standing tall[Em] by the side of the road
[Dm]I fell in love w[G]ith a beautiful highway
[B]This used to be r[Em]eal estate, now it's o[B]nly fields and t[Em]rees
[C]Where, w[Em]here is the town? N[F]ow, it's no[G]thing but flowers
[Dm]The highways and c[A]ars were sacr[Dm]ificed for agri[A]culture
Fm (VIII) C Fm G
I thought that we'd start all over, but I guess I was wrong
[C]Once there were parking[G] lots, now it's a pea[F]ceful oa[C]sis
[G]You got it, y[F]ou got it
[C]This was a Pizza Hut,[G] now it's all co[F]vered with dai[C]sies
[G]You got it, y[F]ou got it
[D]I miss the Honky Tonks, Da[A]iry Queens and [G]7-Ele[D]vens
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]And as things fell apart, no[A]body pa[G]yed much att[D]ention
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]I dream of cherry pies, ca[A]ndy bars and cho[G]colate chip coo[D]kies
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]We used to microwave, n[A]ow we just e[G]at nuts and ber[D]ries
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]This was a discount store, n[A]ow it's turned i[G]nto a corn[D]field
[A]You got it, y[G]ou got it
[D]Don't leave me stranded here, [A]I can't get u[G]sed to this lif[D]estyle

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