I tried to find the chords so I could quickly play along with my new 'current' favorite song (they change every so often when I hear something new that really strikes the literal and proverbial chord...) after hearing "Smoke Alarm", the theme song on Chris Ryan's podcast "Tangentially Speaking". Surprisingly, I couldn't find the chords so I thought I'd put them up and now you can play along too.


Intro: EDA EDA

[A D A E]

he said baby what’s the (A)big deal
feel what you wanna feel(D)
say what you’re wanna (A)say
you’re gonna die one (E) day

 [A D F#m E D A]

for example I could (A)kiss you
just because I (D)want to
what’s the difference if you (F#m)turn away
(E)I’m gonna (D)die one (A)day

[A E F#m C#m E A]

why do you (A)waste your time
thinkin bout your repu(E)tation
trying to meet an expec(F#m)tation
(C#m)wonderin what they’re (E)gonna say(A)

[A E F#m C#m E D A]

when (A)everyone you ever known
is headed for a (E)headstone
I don’t wanna give the (F#m)end a (C#m)way
but (E)we’re gonna (D)die one (A)day

[A D A E]

your (A)body is an animal
doesn’t ask (D)for much
a little music and a (A)soft touch
why don’t you let it (E)out to play

[A D F#m E D A]

your (A)heart is in a bird cage
singing in your (D)chest
you wanna shut it up, but (F#m)give it a rest
(E)you’re gonna (D)die one (A)day

[A E F#m C#m E A]

why do we (A)waste our time
thinkin bout an obli(E)gation
runnin from a confron(F#m)tation
(C#m)wonderin what we (E)oughtta say (A)

[A E F#m C#m E D]

when (A)everyone we’ve ever known
is headed for a (E)headstone
I don’t wanna give the (F#m)end a(C#m)way
but (E)we’re gonna (D)die one (A)day
(E)we’re gonna (D)die one (A)day
(E)we’re gonna (D)die one (A)day

[A D A E]

so baby what’s the (A)big deal
if you wanna be (D)free
say what you wanna feel (A)
and spend the night with (E)me

[A D F#m E D A]

I’m gonna take you up in (A)my arms
and if we must (D)go down
we’ll go singin to the (F#m)smoke alarms
we’ll (E)dance in(D)to the (A)ground

credits

from Idiot Heart, released 31 January 2012 
Written by Carsie Blanton

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