Nada Surf - Popular Chords & Tabs


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Nada Surf Chords & Tabs

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                                  Nada Surf

Riff: (clean)
G|---------------------------------| 3
D|---------------------------------| X

G|-----0-------0-------0-------0---| 1
D|-------2-------2-------2-------2-| X
E|---------------------------------|   (repeat)

Chorus: (distortion/overdrive)
   C G    [E] [D]    (another guitar comes in for the
e|-----| |---------|    last 2 chords of the chorus
B|-----| |---------|       and plays this progression)
G|-----| |-9\7-7\5-|
D|-7-5-| |---------| *down strokes on chords
A|-7-5-| |-7\5-5\3-|
E|-5-3-| |---------|

Intro: Riff 1X

 Three important rules for breaking up
 Don't put off breaking up when you know you want to
 Prolonging the situation only makes it worse
 Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly
 Don't make a big production
 Don't make up elaborate stories
 This will help you avoid a big tear-jerking scene
 If you want to date other people, say so
 Be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected
 Even if you've gone together for only a short and time
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 And haven't been too serious
 There's still a feeling of rejection when someone says
 She prefer the company of others to your exclusive company
 But if your honest and direct and avoid making 
 A flowery emotional speech when you break the news
 The boy will respect you for your frankness and honestly
 He'll respect the honest and straightforward manner in 
 which you told him your decision unless he's a real jerk 
 or crybaby you'll remain friends

                 C              G
 I'm head of the class, I'm popular
            C             G
 I'm quarterback, I'm popular
                   C              G
 My mom says I'm a catch, I'm popular
                C[E]                            G[D]
 I'm never last picked, I'm the a cheer-leading chic

 Being atractive is the most important thing there is
 If you want to catch the biggest fish in your pond
 You have to be as atractive as possible
 Make sure to keep you hair spotless and clean
 Wash it at least every two weeks once every two weeks
 And if you see "Johnny Football Hero" in the hall
 Tell him he played a great game 
 Tell him you liked his article in the news paper

 I'm the party star, I'm popular
 I've got my own car, I'm popular
 I never get caught, I'm popular
 I make football bets, I'm the teachers pet

 I propose we suport a one-month limit on going steady
 I think it would keep people more able to deal
 With weird situations and get to know more people
 I think if your ready to go out with Johnny
 Now's the time to tell him about your one-month limit
 He won't mind he'll apreciate your fresh look on dating
 And once you've dated someone else you can date him again
*(kick in distortion)
 I'm sure he'll like it everyone will apreciate it
 You're so novel what a good idea 
 You can keep your time to yourself 
 You don't need date insurance 
 You can go out with whoever you want to
 Every boy everyboy in the whole world could be yours
 If you'll just listen to my plan
 The teenage guy to popularity


CHORUS 2 (with last 2 phrases reversed)

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