Song: Song For Dan Treacy

Band: Mgmt
Composed By: Andrew VanWyngarden, Ben Goldwasser

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																				MGMT - Song for Dan Treacy Chords

by Ryan McGrath

100% transcribed by me. Please inform me of any mistakes, however I don't think 
there are any, if at all.


Lyrics taken from - - 
and slightly edited for grammar and corrections.

Chords are listed as regular or flat, never sharp, for ease of playing. This is 
regardless of key.

Examples of chords and their notations:

	D = D major

	F# = G flat major

	Em = E minor

	F#m = G flat minor

	Cdim. = C diminished

	Bbdim. = B flat diminished


Part A (0:00 - 0:22)

	D                     F#m
		He spends his time


	or maybe half of his time

	or part of the time wandering

	           D                 F#m               Em
	'round the creeks and cobble stones of hackney lanes

	D                          F#m
		with a tear in his eye

	       G                                    Bbdim.
	as the children walk by, he's thinking of a song

	     D                F#m          Em
	then stops to paint a picture of a frown

	F#        F

	walking around

Part B (0:23 - 0:40)

	Em	Cm	Gm	F#   F

	Em	Cm	Gm	F#   F


Part A (0:41 - 1:02)

	D                    F#m
		Dan Treacy's smile

  	         G                                         Bbdim.
	leaves you trying to decide who's the victim, what's the crime?


	no rest for the mind

	       F#m         Em
	that's seen it all before

	D                                 F#m
		and I don't know where he lives


	but he's a myth of a man

	and Texas Bob the cameraman

	   D              F#m             Em
	is off to fix his seat before the show

	          F#           F

	yeah, but where did he go?

Part B (1:03 - 1:14)

	Em	Cm	Gm	F#   F

	Em	Cm	Gm	F#   F

Part C (1:15 - 1:32)

	   C#m            A

	To know when your time's up

	    B                  E               Abm       Bm
	you flip the glass and watch the hours quickening

	   A        Am
	oh oh oh oh oh

	       C#m         A

	In the back of the station

	     B              E                  Abm       Bm
	fluorescent lights about to quit their flickering

Part D (1:33 - 1:42)


	Well he speaks his mind


	he says "What is crime?"

	Dan Treacy's eyes

Part A (1:43 - 2:01)

The chords from "In the middle..." to "...lark" are not actually played in the song, but
for things like acoustic covers I thought it might be helpful to include them, so I did.

	D                            F#m
		In the middle of the park


	when the underground is dark,

	he's a poet he's a lark

	          D                F#m               Em
	He starts thinking about a place that no one knows

	D                               F#m
		And when the creeks run dry


	he stays frozen in time

	strange lights in the sky


	start blinking

	I can see the car outside 

Part E (2:02 - 2:11)

	But he's listening, ooh ooh ooh ooh

	he's listening, ooh ooh ooh

	he's listening, ahh ahh ahh


	and he's making up his mind

Part C (2:12 - 3:09)

The lyrics and instrumentation of this second Part C are different,
however the chords remain the same.

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	   B                   E	Abm	Bm	A  Am
	to get things done and overcome

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	B               E	  Abm	Bm	A  Am
	yeah he's gonna let it go

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	B               E              Abm	Bm	A  Am
	in the park and at the station

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	B                E	     Abm	Bm	A  Am
	yeah, he's gonna get it done

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	B                   E           Abm	Bm	A  Am
	ooh yeah he's gonna get it done

	C#m         A

	He made his mind up

	B	         E            Abm	Bm

Part F (3:10 - 4:09)

	A                              B

	yeah, he's gonna let it go, uh oh

	no matter the time


	oh oh

	when the creeps run by


	oh no

	he's making his mind up


	oh oh oh oh

	F#m                              B

	yeah he's gonna get it done whoa oh

	   F#m                                B

	oh yeah, when the creeks run dry whoa oh

	F#m                            B

	yeah, he's gonna listen to his soul,

	yeah, when the creeps walk by and say

	"Come here boy, look me in the eye"

	bow to the heart, back to the beat of


	Dan Treacy

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  • Congratulations

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Columbia Song Duration on Album: 4:09 Album Duration: 43:45

    Release Date: April 13, 2010

    Moods: Ambitious, Atmospheric, Boisterous, Bright, Carefree, Dramatic, Flowing, Irreverent, Lush, Nostalgic, Self-Conscious, Shimmering, Spacey, Stylish, Summery, Whimsical

    Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

    Themes: Summer, The Creative Side

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