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"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
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