January 23rd, 2008
Okkervil River – Unless It’s Kicks (Guitar Chords)
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The proper way to play this is with barre chords. I’ve tabbed it out for a capo on the fourth fret.
Okkervil River Unless It's Kicks I've arranged this to be capo'd on the fourth fret because that's how I play it on guitar. It sounds more like the record if it's done with barre chords. This is the “riff” that's used throughout the song for the C and G chords: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2 C C6 C 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2 G G6 G C6: x3x210 G6: 3x2003 Capo IV Intro: C G x 2 C What gives this mess some grace unless it's G kicks, man - unless it's Am fiction, unless it's G sweat or it's songs? What C hits against this chest unless it's a G sick man's hand, from some Am mid-level band? He's been G driving too long on a C dark windless night, with the G stereo on, with the Am towns flying by and the F G ground getting soft. And a C sound in the sky, coming G down from above, it sur- Am rounds you and sighs and is F G whispering of what C pulls your body down, and that is G quicksand. So climb out Am quick, hand over hand, before your G mouth's all filled up. What C picks you up from down unless it's G tricks, man? When I've been Am fixed I am convinced that I will G not get so broke up again. And on a C seven day high, that G heavenly song punches Am right through my mind and just F G hums through my blood. And I C know it's a lie, but I'll G still give my love. Hey, my Am heart's on the line for your F G hands to pluck off. Oh... C G Am G C What gives this mess some grace unless it's G fictions - unless it's Am licks, man, unless it's G lies or it's love? What C breaks this heart the most is the ghost of some G rock and roll fan, just floating Am up from the stands with her F G heart opened up. And I want to tell her, "Your C love isn't lost," say "my G heart is still crossed!" Scream, "you're Am so wonderful! What a F G dream in the dark - about C working so hard, about G growing so stoned, trying Am not to turn off, trying F G not to believe in that lie all on your C own." G La la la Am la Oh oh oh F Oh G C G Am F G x2 End on C/G ( x32013 ) Tabbed by Matthew Gruman matthewgruman.com Lyrics from: http://lyricwiki.org/Okkervil_River:Unless_It's_Kicks