Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort Guitar Chords

Arcade Fire

alternative rock, canadian indie, chamber pop, garage rock

Chords: B, E, C#m, G#m
The riff plays sporadically throughout the song. Can also be played on the B string as shown later.

Sometimes between B bars an E chord is thrown in (listen closely to the song to hear how often they do it),
but you can do that as much or as little as you like.

[Opening Riff]
   B
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------2----------------------------|
A|-6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-2---4--6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-2---4--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   E               C#m                B
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-----------------------------------2---------------------------|
A|-6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-2---4--6-4-6----6-4-6---6-4-6---6-4-2---4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

B             E   B

[Verse 1]
B
Some boys hate themselves
                                  E      B
Spend their lives resenting their fathers
B
Some girls hate their bodies

Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback


[Pre-Chorus]
E
Saying

God, make me famous
C#m                               B
If you can't just make it painless
B
Just make it painless

[Main Riff]
B
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-2-4---4-2-0---4-2-4---4-2-0--2--4-2-4---5-4-2-4---4-2-4---4-2-0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 2]
B
Assisted suicide
                               E   B
She dreams about dying all the time
B
She told me she came so close

Filled up the bathtub and put on our first record


[Pre-Chorus]
E
Saying

God, make me famous
C#m
If you can't just make it painless
B
Just make it painless

[Main Riff]
B
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-2-4---4-2-0---4-2-4---4-2-0--2--4-2-4---5-4-2-4---4-2-4---4-2-0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
B
It goes on and on, I don't know what I want
B
On and on, I don't know if I want it
B
On and on, I don't know what I want
B
On and on, I don't know if I want it
B
(On and on I don't know what I want)
B
(On and on I don't know if I want it)
B
(On and on I don't know what I want)
B
(On and on I don't know if I want it)


[Verse 3]
B
Some girls hate themselves
                                          E
Hide under the covers with sleeping pills and
B
Some girls cut themselves

Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback
                                                E
Some boys get too much, too much love, too much touch
B
Some boys starve themselves

Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback


[Bridge]
E
Creature comfort makes it painless
C#m
Bury me penniless and nameless
B
Born in a diamond mine
                                   E
It's all around you but you can't see it
B
Born in a diamond mine

It's all around you but you can't touch it


[Pre-Chorus]
E
Saying

God, make me famous
C#m
If you can't just make it painless
B
Just make it painless


[Bridge 2]
E         C#m
It's not painless
          B                G#m
She was a friend of mine, a friend of mine
E                 C#m
And we're not nameless, oh

B             E   B

[Chorus]
B
It goes on and on, I don't know what I want
B
On and on, I don't know if I want it
B
On and on, I don't know what I want
B
On and on, I don't know if I want it
B
(On and on I don't know what I want)
B
(On and on I don't know if I want it)
B
(On and on I don't know what I want)
B                                         E    B
Well if you're not sure, better safe than sorry


[Post-Chorus]
B
Creature comfort, make it painless
B
Creature comfort, make it painless


[Verse 5]
B
We're the bones under your feet
                          E
The white lie of American prosperity
B
We wanna dance but we can't feel the beat
                           E       B
I'm a liar, don't doubt my sincerity


[Post-Chorus]
B
Just make it painless
B                         E      B
Creature comfort, make it painless


[Outro]
B
Na-na-na-na na-na-na
B
Na-na-na-na na-na-na
B
(Na-na-na-na na-na-na)
B
(Na-na-na-na na-na-na)

Creature comfort, make it painless

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