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Half Light II (No Celebration)

Arcade Fire

from the album The Suburbs released in 2010

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Lyrics

Intro

| D . . . | A . . . | G . . . | D . . . | | D . . . | A . . . | G . Em . | D . . . |

Verse

D A Now that San Francisco's gone G D I guess I'll just pack it in D A Wanna wash away my sins G Em D In the presence of my friends [repeat intro] You and I we head back East To find a town where we can live Even in the half light We can see that something's gotta give When we watched the markets crash The promises we made were torn Then my parents sent for me From out West where I was born

Refrain

F#m ...Some people say Em ...They've already lost F#m Em D A ...But they're afraid to pay the cost G Em D For what we've lost D A G Em D Pay the cost, for what we've lost Now that you have left me here I will never raise my voice All the diamonds you have here In this home which has no life Oh, this city's changed so much Since I was a little child Pray to god I won't live to see The death of everything that's wild Though we knew this day would come Still it took us by surprise In this town where I was born I now see through a dead man's eyes One day they will see it's long gone One day they will see it's long gone

Chord Progressions

Intro

| D . . . | A . . . | G . .  . | D . . . |
| D . . . | A . . . | G . Em . | D . . . |

Verse

"Now that San Francisco's gone..."
| D . . . | A . . . | G . .  . | D . . . |
| D . . . | A . . . | G . Em . | D . . . |

Refrain

"Some people say, they've already lost..."
| F#m . .  . | F#m . .  . | Em . . . | Em . . . |
| F#m . .  . | F#m . Em . | D  . . . | A  . . . |
| G   . Em . | D   . .  . | D  . . . | A  . . . |
| G   . Em . | D   . .  . |

Song Info

Song: Half Light II (No Celebration)
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: The Suburbs
Year: 2010
Label: Merge

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About

My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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