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Call Yourself Renee

Definitely not 100% sure on this one, there's a lot going on. The lyrics were taken directly from my physical copy of the album, so they should be right. If you can improve the G Am Em Dm progression, please do.

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Don’t look 
G
back, until you 
Am
realize
  
you’re 
C
pointedly not trying to look 
G
back. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
And then 
G
reconsider—
  
try for a 
Am
clear mind,
  
try for a 
C
grace of some kind,
  
leave your house and walk into 
G
autumn light. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
G
Imagine a river, 
Am
massive
  
and 
C
galloping beneath your feet. 
G
 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
Or you can 
G
call yourself 
Am
Renee again,
  
and you can move 
C
back to Rapid City. 
G
 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
You 
G
live in a hotel.
  
You 
Am
wait for a phone call.
  
You 
C
wait for an e-mail.
  
You look out the window at a 
G
tree, weighted down with 
Am
snow. 
Em
 
Dm
  
You 
G
worry about your mother.
  
You 
Am
watch a couple movies.
  
You 
C
take an Ativan.
  
You walk down a Rapid 
G
City street alone. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
And, at 
G
night, there’s a pink cast
Am
underneath a blank grey 
C
cloudhead
  
and that’s something pretty to look 
G
at in the sky. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
And I don’t 
G
know why So-And-
Am
So is taking so much 
C
time
  
to breathe something new into my 
G
life. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
And there’s a 
F
tip tap on the window:
  
that could be fate’s pale face looking 
G
in.
F
Energy could be in the trembling hands of a tree,
or it could be light,
  
or it could be 
G
nothing at all.
  
Out in the 
F
night
  
the world was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was 
G
right again.
  
Out in the 
F
night, the world
  
was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was 
G
right, baby.
  
Mys
G
teriously absent for the 
Am
afternoon,
  
and then 
C
suddenly missing for a full month. 
G
 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
His 
G
mother called up,
  
called 
Am
around the corner,
  
called out, 
C
shooting from a dream,
  
called his father, five 
G
states to the south,
Am
said he was gone. 
Em
 
Dm
  
When he could have 
G
easily been seen
  
at a 
Am
Vero Beach Dillard’s, 
C
weaving
in and out of the racks
  
of beautiful 
G
blue men’s shirts. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
Or in 
G
South Florida, breezing
  
through the 
Am
drive-through,
C
easy like a song on the stereo,
  
letting it all 
G
slide, like an easygoing 
Am
guy. 
Em
 
Dm
  
Or he could have 
G
not existed—
  
just a 
Am
vision of his mother
  
when she 
C
wished it so hard
  
that he was something she could 
G
almost see. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
Or he 
G
could have been a feeling in the 
Am
air,
  
or the guy who cuts your 
C
hair.
He could have been anyone.
  
He could even have been 
G
me. 
Am
 
Em
 
Dm
  
And I don’t 
F
care if I come back
as a single wave,
or an oriole,
  
or a spare branch on a 
G
tree.
  
Because I’m not 
F
scared to die
as long as I know the universe
  
has something really to do with 
G
me.
  
Out in the 
F
night,
  
the world was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was 
G
right again.
  
Out in the 
F
night, the world
  
was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was 
G
nice, baby.
  
I want to make it 
F
nice again. 
Am
  
I want to make it 
G
all right.
  
Oh, I want to make it 
F
nice again, baby. 
Am
I want to make it
G
all right.
  
Out in the 
F
night,
  
the world was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was al
G
right child.
  
Out in the 
F
night,
  
the world was 
Am
right against our skin
  
and it was al
G
right baby.
  
I want to make it 
F
nice again. 
Am
  
I want to make it 
G
all right.

Discussion

adam defelice, 2017/01/13 22:35

I spent a little time trying to work this out myself, using this video as a reference. I think what I have is close, but not 100%.

The guitar is mostly for texture in the song, so I added a few root notes to the chorus to make it work better on a single instrument. I'm not sure if Will hits all of the dissonant notes, but I've left them in. Most of the guitar you'll hear is just those top three strings ringing.

Also, this is just the chord fingerings, listen to the song or watch the video for the strumming pattern.

standard tuning, no capo

verse chords:

|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---2-----------|---X-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---2-----------|-4-------------|---X-----------|---X-----------|
|-0-------------|---------------|-4-------------|-2-------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

chorus part A chords:

|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---0-----------|---0-----------|---2-----------|---2-----------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|---2-----------|---2-----------|
|---------------|---------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

chorus part B chords:

|---0-----------|---0------0----|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---0-----------|---0------0----|---0-----------|---0-----------|
|---0-----------|---0------0----|---2-----------|---2-----------|
|---0-----------|---0------4----|---2-----------|---2-----------|
|---X-----------|---X----2------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|-3-------------|-3-------------|---------------|---------------|
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