Imitation Of Life chords by R.E.M.

Author And Composer:Peter Buck Mike Mills and and Michael Stipe
Strumming:

Rock
No Easy Version
Intro:
Em Cadd9 G Em Am C D D4 D Em

Em             Am          G        Dadd9
Charades, pop skill  water hyacinth,     
           Em        Am        G     Dadd9 C Em
Named by a poet   imitation of life.           
       Am         G          
Like a koi  in a frozen pond.
Dadd9           Em        
Like a goldfish in a bowl.
Am              G            Dadd9 Cadd9
I don't want to hear you cry.           

       G          G/F# Em          
That's sugarcane  that tasted good.
       Am               C    D    
That's cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
     G            G/F# Em              Am  C D D4 D Em
Come on, Come on   no one can see you try.            

Em            Am           
You want the greatest thing
     G                   Dadd9              Em
The greatest thing since bread came sliced.   
              Am                 G      Dadd9 C Em
You've got it all, you've got it sized.           
        Am            G            
Like a Friday fashion show teenager
Dadd9           Em    
Freezing in the corner
 Am                 G             Dadd9 Cadd9
Trying to look like you don't try.           

       G          G/F# Em          
That's sugarcane  that tasted good.
       Am               C    D    
That's cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
     G            G/F# Em              Am  C D D4 D
Come on, Come on   no one can see you try.         

Bridge:

   Cadd9             Dadd9                 G  

                    Cadd9
(No one can see you cry) 
     G            G/F# Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
      Am                   C        D     
That freezing rain, that's what you could.
     G            G/F# Em              Am  C D D4 D
Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.         

     G          G/F# Em      
This sugarcane  this lemonade
     Am             C     D    
This hurricane, I'm not afraid.
     G            G/F# Em             Am  C D
Come on, Come on   no one can see me cry.    
Bridge:
Em Am Em Em x2

     G                G/F# Em        
This lightning storm  this tidal wave
     Am             C     D    
This avalanche, I'm not afraid.
     G            G/F# Em             Am  C D
Come on, Come on   no one can see me cry.    
     G            G/F# Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
       Am                  C        D     
That's who you are, that's what you could.
     G            G/F# Em             Am  C D
Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.   
     G            G/F# Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
       Am                  C        D     
That's who you are, that's what you could.
     G            G/F# Em             Am  C D D4 D Em
Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.           

Ending:
Em Em Em Am x2
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