This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
"SKIN" by Vigilantes of Love From their 1995 album Blister Soul Written by Bill Mallonee www.billmalloneemusic.com Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net Capo 3 in 6/8 time. Drop-D-style capo (standard-tuned with bottom 5 strings capoed and low E open two frets lower) in original key requires two capos: capo on 1st fret for low E string bass note, plus partial-capo the other strings at 3rd fret. INTRO-LUDE: G . D . Em . % D C . G . Em D C % C G Now I'd seen him despondent C G A few times as of late C G Sometimes the answer that love gives Em D C Is the hardest one to take C G I know he was prone to paint C G The voice of his own fear C G So Vincent he picked up the blade Em D C And he put it to his ear INTRO-LUDE C G Look at yourself in the mirror C G You're all rumpled red stubbled and gaunt C G You walk a dead end path in a dry corn field Em D C And now this morose response C G Your princess she don't want to see you C G No your princess she don't want to hear C G So Vincent he picked up the blade Em D C And he put it to his ear D Now look if you're gonna come around here Em And see those sort of things C G You gotta take a few on the chin D Em You're talking about love and all that stuff Em D C You better bring your thickest skin D Em Sometimes you can't please everyone C G Sometimes you can't please anyone at all D Em You sew your heart onto your sleeve Em D And wait for the ax to fall INTRO-LUDE C G You there with the paint box C G You there with paper and pen C G Me I got this blunt instrument Em D C I'm gonna play on till the end C G And you know you come with empty hands C G Or you don't come at all C G You deal your best hand out in the marketplace Em D C And let the chips fall C G The package it comes wrapped up C G There is a lesson here C G Vincent he picked up the blade Em D C And he put it to his ear D Now look if you're gonna come around here Em And say those sort of things C G You gotta take a few on the chin D Em You're talking about sin and redemption Em D C You better wear your thickest skin D Em Sometimes you can't please everyone C G Sometimes you can't please anyone at all D Em Sew your heart onto your sleeve Em D And wait for the ax to fall INTRO-LUDE 320003 G (320203 Gadd9) xx0200 D6,9 (xx0000 D4,6,9) 022000 Em 330010 C2/G % = repeat previous chord If drop-D-style capoed: O00200 D6,9 (O00000 D4,6,9) c22000 Em O = open two frets beyond capo c = same fret as capo Transcribed 2020-09-08 by T-rev More tab available at www.t-rev.net
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