Leaving La Acoustic by Tim Minchin Guitar Chords by Tim Minchin

Leaving La Acoustic by Tim Minchin Guitar Chords

[Intro]
Ab Fm Cm Db9

[Verse]
Ab Fm
Check the locks and leave the keys
Cm Db9
Moldy bath masked with Febreeze
Ab Fm
Something’s dead behind the refrigerator
Cm Db9
Some poor shmuck will deal with it later
Ab Fm
I’ve spent the last 10 weeks
Cm Db9
Squeezing out the sponge of friendships, plugging leaks

[Prechorus]
Ab Db9b5
I’ve talked until there’s no more to say
Cm Dbmaj7
I’m going away

[Chorus]
Ab Dbmaj7 Cm#5 Dbmaj7/6
I’m leaving LA, I’m leaving LA
N.C.
And the tourists say
C7(add9)
Please give me the directions to the Hollywood sign
Dbmaj7
I always dreamt of coming here to see the Hollywood sign
C7(add9)
But on their way back down they’ll ask
C7(add9)
Did you have a good time
Dbmaj7 Dbmaj7
They’ll say it’s just some frickin’ letters on a hill

But Still… (Interlude is Ebmaj7/Ebmaj9)

(Interlude ends on a Bbmaj7 just before Tim goes back into the verse.)
Abmaj7

[Verse]
Ab Fm
I wander through the Bronson Caves
Cm Db9
One more OK coffee at The Oak’s Gourmet
Ab Fm
I’ll watch the players at the UCB
Dm Eb (solo g note)
Trying to improvise their way out of on WE and on TV as you and me
Ab Fm
Walking trails in the creepin’ dark
Cm Db9
Off to the observatory in Griffith Park

[Prechorus]
Ab Db9b5
There’s too much light for stars anyway
Cm Ebmaj7(add6) Dbmaj7
I’m getting out of this place

[Chorus]
Ab Dbmaj7 Cm#5 Dbmaj7
I’m leaving LA I’m leaving LA
C7(add9)
And the studio executives who never made a thing
Dbmaj7
Blamin’ others for their losses, taking credit for their wins
C7(add9)
Wipin’ the blood of dumb artists from their chins
Dbmaj7
Grinnin’ kid you oughtn’t take it personally

[Bridge]
Fm
On Hollywood and Vine a dime store spiderman
Fm
Shouting at a stoned Emma Stone dressed a la La La Land
Fm Dbmaj7 Ab/C
And in the distance, in both its glorious dimensions
Db9
The sign projects its shadow on a hill

Another rundown on Ebmaj7/Ebmaj9

[Verse]
Abmaj7 Dbmaj7
A Russian bar, machine-gun cops at LAX
Ab Db9
Malfunctionin’ departure board says we’re boarding next
Bb Ebmaj7b5
Belt off, shoes off, jacket off, hat
Abmaj7 Dbmaj9
Don’t need the attitude but I quite enjoy the subsequent patdown,
Ab Dbmaj7
And I’m sat down as the A380 engine roars
Ab Db
Pushed backwards even as this tube of monkeys rumbles forwards

[Prechorus]
Ab Dbmaj7
I’m looking forward to another twenty hours on a plane
Ab Dbmaj7
Nothing but crap films on my brain
Abmaj7 Dbmaj7
I’ve been going slowly insane
Abmaj7 Dbmaj7
I’ve seen your sport and I don’t wanna play
Ab Eb/G Fm Ab/Eb Dbmaj9
I’m getting out of this place, I’m getting out of this place

[Chorus]
Dbmaj7
I’m leaving LA
C7(add9)
And the actors at gratitude drinking undrinkable juice
Dbmaj7
And the agents taking ten percent in their sneakers and suits
C7(add9)
And the writers in their Teslas trying to punch up Act 1
Dbmaj7
Driving home on the 101 in the relentless SoCal sun
C7(add9)
And the greedy and the needy and the homeless and the horny
Dbmaj7
And the deals done on treadmills at 10-6 in the morning
C7(add9)
And the captain’s on the PA saying look for the sign
Db9
But I find it’s just some frickin’ letters on a hill
N.C.
Just some ugly, goddamn letters

[Outro]

Ab Fm Cm Db9

I’m leaving L.A.

Ab

1 year ago

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