“Cornerstone” by the Arctic Monkeys – Chords, Tabs, & How to Play

Originally posted 2009-10-12 19:46:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“Cornerstone”
Arctic Monkeys

A                                                         D                          Bm
I thought I saw you in The Battleship but it was only a lookalike.
She was nothing but a vision trick under the warning light.
Bm         F#m    A                                     F#m
She was close, close enough to be your ghost,
F#m     A
But my chances turned to toast when I
D                   Bm                        A
asked her if I could call you her name.

I thought I saw you in The Rusty Hook, huddled up in a wicker chair.
I wandered over for a closer look and kissed whoever was sitting there.
She was close and she held me very tightly until I asked awfully politely,
“Please can I call you her name?”

D                           Bm
I elongated my lift home.
F#m                                           D
I let him go the long way round.
Bm                                                        E
I smelt your scent on the seat belt and kept my short cuts to myself.

I thought I saw you in The Parrot’s Beak messing with the smoke alarm.
It was too loud for me to hear her speak and she had a broken arm.
It was close, so close that the walls were wet,
And she wrote it out in Letraset,
D Bm C#m
“No, you can’t call me her name.”

A                                 C#m
Tell me where’s your hiding place?
A                         C#m
I’m worried I’ll forget your face.
F#m
I’ve asked everyone;
Bm                                      E
I’m beginning to think I imagined you all along…

D                           Bm
I elongated my lift home.
F#m                                           D
I let him go the long way round.
Bm                                                        Dm
I smelt your scent on the seat belt and kept my short cuts to myself.

SOLO:  (A      D – Bm) x2
F#m     Bm
D          E

I saw your sister in The Cornerstone on the phone to the middle man.
When I saw that she was on her own I thought she might understand.
She was close, well you couldn’t get much closer;
She said, “I’m really not supposed to,
but yes, you can call me anything you want.”

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