Idea by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1984 Everybody is Fantastic album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. Capo on 3rd fret.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

VERSE 1

[Em7] My [Dmaj7] mind [Dm7] might take hours to [Em7] change
[Em7] Back to [Dmaj7] normal, [Dm7] she smiled, she didn’t [Em7] see
[Em7] Sheer [Dmaj7] tiredness [Dm7] keeps the sun in the [Em7] sky
[Em7] Loose [Dmaj7] habit [Dm7] holds the moon and the [Em7] tides

They’ll [A] hold me if they’re [E6] able
They’ll [Dmaj7] hold me if they’re [Dm7] able
I’ll [A] look on this as [E6] stupid
I’ll [Dmaj7] act as if I [Dm7] dreamt it

VERSE 2

[Em7] I’ve been [Dmaj7] living [Dm7] selfish drowsy and [Em7] proud
[Em7] False [Dmaj7] promise [Dm7] lives with me like a [Em7] friend
[Em7] This [Dmaj7] servant, [Dm7] tired of doing it [Em7] right
[Em7] Smile, [Dmaj7] sheepish, [Dm7] follows girl into [Em7] room

They [A] always knew I’d [E6] do it
They [Dmaj7] sensed I was a [Dm7] traitor
It [A] lasts until it [E6] changes
It [Dmaj7] changes when you [Dm7] want it

BRIDGE

[G] Every [Cmaj7] body [D6] give [Cmaj7] mup
[G] Don’t [Cmaj7] be so [D6] care [Cmaj7] ful
[G] Tear your [Cmaj7] lives to [D6] pie [Cmaj7] ces
And [G] only [D6] you will [Cmaj7] know

[G] Nobo [Cmaj7] dy is [D6] wat [Cmaj7] ching
[G] Come and [Cmaj7] take me [D6] o [Cmaj7] ver
[G] Make me [Cmaj7] stay a [D6] li [Cmaj7] ar
And [G] only [D6] you will [Cmaj7] know
And [G] you won’t [D6] even [Cmaj7] care

VERSE 3

I’ll [A] hold you if I’m [E6] able
I’ll [Dmaj7] hold you if I’m [Dm7] able
And [A] if I am a [E6] failure
Then just [Dmaj7] send me straight back [Dm7] to her

VERSE 4

[Em7] I [Dmaj7] like this, [Dm7] not being able to [Em7] tell
[Em7] What’s [Dmaj7] useful and [Dm7] what’s going to put me to [Em7] use
[Em7] One [Dmaj7] morning [Dm7] I will give up and [Em7] go
[Em7] Bone [Dmaj7] lazy [Dm7] I will give up and [Em7] go

OUTRO/FADE

[A] [E6] [Dmaj7] [Dm7]