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VerseA Oh, oh, oh, brother totem pole I saw your legends lined up and I never felt more natural Bm F#m Bm F#m ...Apart... I just came... apart Please, please, please, sister Socrates You always answer with a question, show some kindness to a petty thief ...Forgive... You did forgive
ChorusD E And watch the migrants smoke in the old orange grove A D And, the red rocket blaze over Cape Canaveral D E You've been a father to me in 1960s speak A D Give me comatose joy like we're on TV Bm A While the mountainside was shining wild colors of my destiny Bm A I watched your face age backwards changing shape in my memory Bm A You taught me victory is sweet even deep in the cheap seats
BreakA ... A ... A ... A ... Bm ... F#m ... Bm ... F#m ... Hey, hey, hey, mother interstate Can you deliver me from evil, make me honest, make me wedding cake Atone... I will atone Wait, wait, wait, mighty outer space All that flying saucer terror made me lazy drinking lemonade A waste... It just went to waste Like the freon cold out the hotel door Or the white rocket fade over Cape Canaveral You've been a daughter to me, your buried shoebox grief I felt your poltergeist love like Savannah heat While the waterfall was pouring crazy symbols of my destiny I watched your face die backwards little baby in my memory You told me victory is sweet even deep in the cheap seats
BridgeD F#m D E And you don't judge me, that's not your style D F#m C#m But I won't see you, for a little while D F#m D E And there's no worries, oh lord... whose got time D F#m E All these changes gonna... fill your mind Like the citrus glow off the old orange grove Or the red rocket blaze over Cape Canaveral It's been a nightmare for me, some 1980s greed Gives me parachute dreams like old war movies While the universe was drawing perfect circles for infinity I watched the stars get smaller tiny diamonds in my memory I know that victory is sweet even deep in the cheap seats
Here are the chords used to play this song. Listen along to the recording to pick up the picking patterns and subtle flourishes.
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Song: Cape Canaveral
Artist: Conor Oberst
Album: Conor Oberst
Label: Merge Records
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Here's a list of the 173 songs I've added to the site since December 2012. Each song was added by me personally.
Songs are grouped by the year they were released.
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.