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Dead Sea

The Lumineers

from the album The Lumineers released in 2012

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Lyrics

Verse

C I stood alone upon the platform in vain E7 The Puerto Ricans they were playing this salsa F C In the rain... with open doors and manual locks F G C Fast food parking lots C I headed west, I was a man on the move E7 New York had lied to me, I needed the truth F C Oh, I need somebody, I needed someone I could trust Am G F C And I don't gamble... but if I did I would bet on us

Chorus

C Like the Dead Sea F You told me I was like the Dead Sea Am You'll never sink when you are with me G F C Oh lord, like the Dead Sea Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea The finest words you ever said to me Honey, can't you see... I was born to be Be your Dead Sea You told me you were good at running away Domestic life had never suited like your suitcase You left with just the clothes on your back They took the rest when you took a nap Yes, there are times we live for somebody else Your father died and you decided to live It for yourself, you felt... you just felt it was time And I'm glad... 'cause you with cats, that's just not right Like the Dead Sea You told me I was like the Dead Sea You'll never sink when you are with me Oh lord, I'm your the Dead Sea Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea The nicest words you ever said to me Honey, can't you see... I was born to be Be your Dead Sea

Bridge

Am I've been down, I've been defeated F You're the message, I will heed it D Would you stay with me G Would you stay the night... ohh Dead Sea You told me I was like the Dead Sea You'll never sink when you are with me Oh lord, I'm your the Dead Sea Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea The nicest words you ever said to me Honey, can't you see... I was born to be Be your Dead Sea

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here is how to play the guitar chords used in this song.

e-|----0---(0)---1----0-----3----2----
B-|----1----3----1----1-----0----3----
G-|----0----1----2----2-----0----2----
D-|----2----0----3----2-----0----0----
A-|----3----2----3----0-----2---------
E-|--------(0)---1----------3---------
       C    E7   F    Am    G    D 

Bridge Walkdown

A nice little addition to the bridge is shown here -- including a bass note walkdown between the chords. Listen along for the exact strumming (strumming pattern isn't shown below) -- but this should get you started with enough to fill in the gaps.

e-|---0--------------------1------------------------------2---
B-|---1--------------------1------------------------------3---
G-|---2--------------------2------------------------------2---
D-|---2--------------------3------------------------------0---
A-|---0--------------0-----3----------------------------------
E-|---------------------3--1------------------------1--0------
      Am                   F                              D 
        "...defeated...        "...I will heed it..."

Chord Progressions

Verse

"I stood alone upon the platform in vain..."
| C . . . | . . . . | E7 . . . | .  . . . |
| F . . . | . . . . | C  . . . | F  . . . |
| C . . . | . . . . | E7 . . . | .  . . . |
| F . . . | . . . . | C  . . . | Am . . . |
| G . F . | C . . . | C . . .  |

Chorus

"I'm like the dead sea..."
| C  . . . | . . . . | F . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | G . F . | C . . . | . . . . |
                               (...repeat)

Bridge

"I've been down, I've been defeated..."
| Am  . . . | . . . . | F . . . | . . . . |
| D   . . . | . . . . | G . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Dead Sea
Artist: The Lumineers
Album: The Lumineers
Year: 2012
Label: Dualtone Records

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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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