Emery - Studying Politics Chords

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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Verse 1

(Throughout verse one play all six strings on a seventh fret harmonic, At the places where I have chords just strum Down-Up and go right back to scratching) It’s like a pencil with erasers at both ends I want it all but we’re dealing in percents G5And these activities that you have engaged in E5This is the politics of seeing you dance with him B5We began with concluding remarks B5Pick up the pieces and examine the parts E5Your words always cut when they're cliché EmBut here’s my knife because I came for the buffet
It looks like this:      G                              Do
    U  D  U
E|----------|
B|----------|

G|-12-12-12-|

D|--x--x--x-|

A|-10-10-10-|

E|----------|

Chorus

(The chords in parentheses I play the same way I play the G octave, Just up-down-up real quick to mimic the album version. It’s not necessary but it sounds cool. Also on the “uh uh” part I just do two upstrokes on that beat.) BmThis is the way it goes With you a part oA5f it BmNervously saying words That oh-so-tightlG5y fit EmA mark beneath the chin (G5Uh G5Uh) I’ve caught you once again G BmIt’s in the way you sell every word aA5nd phrase BmAnd leaving me to know how much the meaniG5ng weighs EmSaying that but meaning this (G5Uh G5Uh) EmUsing hands for emphasis (This part I play the way it is on the album with the pick scratching [[e].G., Em Em 2 & 3 & 4 &]) Em(Oh Ho)(Oh Ho)(BmOh Ho)(Oh Ho)[x2]

Verse 2

(I play this weird with the Em just a “1 &” down up strum, followed by a rest, then I strum the Bm. Again I think it adds some flavor to it, but do whatever you want) EmYou’d like to Emthink that you’re the bestBm part of me But I confessEm there is Emnothing left of Bmyou here (nothing left of you here) EmThese paralEmlels and silly Bmgames Hide your face and say the Emname Say theEm name (say the namGe)

Chorus

Bridge

I lead into to this thusly:
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-12-12-12-12---9-9-9---7-7-7---9-9--|
D|--x--x--x--x---x-x-x---x-x-x---x-x--|
A|-10-10-10-12---7-7-7---5-5-5---7-7--|
E|------------------------------------|
(Hit the Bm minor and start singing right after this, it’s my attempt to mimic the album version.) BmThere’s that smile agAain You fake it and I fEmollow you right Ain What a fool I'Bmve been To fall for it each time

Chorus

BmThis is the way it goes With you a part of it Nervously saying words That oh-so-tightly fit EmIt’s in the way you sell every word and phrase And leaving me to know how much the meaning weighs BmThis is the way it goes With you a part of it ANervously saying words EmThat oh-so-tightly fit BmIt’s in the way you sell every word and phrase AAnd leaving me to know Ghow much the meaning weighs (Same pattern as before but after the fifth “oh ho”, just pound the Em three times and the Bm once, same rhythm as the album.)

Em Bm Em

Bo Bo Bo Bo Bo

And that’s it! My take on Emery’s “Studying Politics” on the acoustic guitar. Enjoy! ~ Michael

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