Two

Chords and lyrics for Two by The Antlers

 
I
A 
n the middle of the night I was sleeping sitting u
Asus2 
p,
 
w
A 
hen a doctor came to tell me, “Enough is enough.”
Asus2 
 
H
Bm9 
e brought me out into the hall (I could have sworn it was  
D/B 
haunted),
 
a
Bm9 
nd told me something that I didn’t know that I wanted to h
D/B 
ear:
 
T
A 
hat there was nothing that I could do to save you
Asus2 
,
 
t
A 
he choir’s gonna sing, and this thing is gonna ki
Asus2 
ll 
 
you.
 
S
Bm9 
omething in my throat made my next words sha
D/B 
ke,
 
a
Bm9 
nd something in the wires made the lightbulb
D/B 
 
break.
 
T
A 
here was glass inside my feet and raining down from the ceil
Asus2 
ing,
 
i
A 
t opened up the scars that had just finished heali
Asus2 
ng.

The Universe Is Going To Catch You

Chords and lyrics for The Universe Is Going To Catch You by The Antlers

G 
 
D 
 
Em 
 
D 
 
C 
 
G 
 
D 
 
It’s been a l
Am 
ong time coming
 
It’s not  
Bm 
up for debate
 
You’ve been a  
Em 
hollowed-out 
 
apple
 
Though you’re  
G 
standing up straight
 
It’s l
Am 
ater than you think
 
And we’re  
Bm 
not going to wait
 
If you c
Em 
ontinue to tell us
 
If you c
G 
ontinue to tell us
 
G 
“Th
D 
e universe is goin
Em 
g to catch
D 
you” x2
 
The u
C 
ni
G 
ve
D 
rse
 
Am 
Well, it was fine until you fell off
 
Of the f
Bm 
ace of the Earth
 
Because we would  
Em 
call you at home
 
And no one p
G 
icked up the phone
 
But we were w
Am 
orried that you’d fallen
 
In the  
Bm 
river, or worse
 
But then you sent us back a  
Em 
letter
 
It said in  
G 
capital 
 
letters

Sylvia

Chords and lyrics for Sylvia by The Antlers

Bm 
 
D 
 
G 
 
D 
 
 
Asus4 
 
A 
 
Bm 
Please, 
 
curtains
D/A 
in.
 
Start us  
G 
off… 
 
 
D/A 
You swing fi
Asus4 
rst.
A 
Bm 
Sorry. I don’t know what I sai
D/A 
d,
 
 
G 
 
D 
 
Asus4 
 
bu
A 
t you’re crying now again, and that only makes it worse.
 
G 
Let me d
D/F# 
 
m
Em 
 
job.
G 
Let me d
D/F# 
 
m
Em 
 
jo
A 
b.
 
D 
Sylvia, get your head out of the  
Bm 
oven.
 
Go back to  
Em 
screaming and cursing, remind me again how everyone betrayed you.
D 
Sylvia, get your head out of the  
B 
covers.
 
 
Em 
 
G 
 
Let me take  
A 
your temperature, you can throw t
D 
he thermometer right back at me, if that’s
 
D 
 
Bm 
 
Em 
G 
 
A 
 
D 
 
B 
 
Em 
G 
 
A 
 
Bm 
Please, please calm
D/A 
down.
 
Steady  
G 
out, I’m  
D/A 
terrif
Asus4 
ied.
A 
Bm 
Sorry. I want us to ally
D/A 
,
 
Asus4 A
G 
D/A 
 
G 
Let me d
D/F# 
 
m
Em 
 
job.
G 
Let me d
D/F# 
 
m
Em 
 
jo
A 
b.
 
D 
Sylvia, get your head out of the  
Bm 
oven.
 
Go back to  
Em 
screaming and cursing, remind me again how everyone betrayed you.
D 
Sylvia, get your head out of the  
B 
covers.
 
 
Em 
 
G 
 
Let me take  
A 
your temperature, you can throw t
D 
he thermometer right back at me, if that’s
 
D 
 
B 
 
Em 
G 
1 2 3 4  
A 
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
D 
 
B 
 
Em 
G 
 
A 
 
D 
 
D 
Sylvia, can’t you see what you are  
Bm 
doing?
 
Can’t you see I’m  
Em 
scared to speak, and I hate my voice ’cause it only makes you angry.
D 
Sylvia, I only talk when you are  
Bm 
sleeping.
 
 
Em 
 
G 
 
That’s when I te
A 
ll you everything, and I imagine that somehow you’re going to hear me…”

Stairs To The Attic

Chords and lyrics for Stairs To The Attic by The Antlers

 
Outro – G, Em, C, G, A, Am
C 
 
I de
G 
cided on that evening
 
That I was  
C 
through with sitting still
 
I stood  
Am 
up and started moving
 
With a  
C 
childlike 
 
fascination
 
For those  
G 
doors that don’t have locks
 
And the  
C 
stairways that were blocked
 
So I dug  
Am 
through the obstruction
 
Put my  
C 
fist around the railing
 
And each  
G 
step was far apart
 
And far a
C 
way from steps before it
 
And the  
Am 
air was getting thinner
 
Until I  
C 
couldn’t breathe at all
 
And if I  
G 
happened to look behind me
 
There were  
C 
miles and miles of stairs
 
Enough so I  
Am 
couldn’t see the doorway
 
But I  
C 
knew that it was there
 
And on the  
G 
last step I was dizzy
 
Because there were  
C 
stairs in all directions
 
But I  
Am 
found another door
 
And through the  
C 
door there was the attic
 
Without old  
G 
clothes
 
Every
C 
thing had opened wide
 
Into the  
Am 
jaws of something bigger
 
And  
C 
suddenly I saw that I was
 
Em 
Upstairs 
 
and
G 
outside 
 
and
C 
freezing on the
G 
roof
D 
Em 
Finally it had
G 
found 
 
me
 
The  
C 
answer, the  
Em 
feeling, and the
A 
truth:
C 
 
That I’m  
G 
small
 
That I’m  
Em 
small
 
That I’m  
C 
small
G 
 
I’m sm
A 
aller than the smallest fire
Am 
ball

Shiva

Chords and lyrics for Shiva by The Antlers

Bm 
 
 
A 
 
 
G 
A
D 
 
Bm 
Suddenly
A 
every 
 
mach
G 
ine stopped at o
D 
nce
 
And the mon
G 
itors 
 
bee
D 
ped the last t
A 
ime
Bm 
Hundreds of t
A 
housands of h
G 
ospital 
 
b
D 
eds
 
And a
G 
ll of them e
D 
mpty but m
A 
ine

Putting The Dog To Sleep

Chords and lyrics for Putting The Dog To Sleep by The Antlers

C 
Prove to me I’m not gonna d
Bm 
ie 
 
alone.
Am 
 
Put your arm aro
G 
und my collarbone
F 
 
And open the door.
C 
G 
 
C 
Don’t lie to me
 
If you’re puttin
Bm 
g the dog to sle
Am 
ep.
 
That pet  
G 
you just coul
F 
dn’t keep, and couldn’t afford.
C 
G 
 
Well prov
C 
e to me I’m not gonna die a
Bm 
lone.
Am 
G 
Unstitch 
 
th
F 
at (shit?) I’ve sewn to close u
C 
p the hole that tore through my skin.
G 
 
Well my trust i
C 
n you is a dog with a broken
Bm 
leg… 
 
 
Am 
G 
Tendons too  
F 
torn to beg for you to let me back in.
C 
G 
 
C 
You said I can’t prove to you you’
Bm 
re not gonna di
Am 
 
alone.
 
But tru
G 
st me to take  
F 
you home to clean up that blood all over you
C 
 
palms.
G 
 
You can’t keep running out k
C 
icking yourself off  
Bm 
the 
 
bed.
Am 
G 
Kicking 
 
yourse
F 
lf in the head. Because you’re kicking me too.
C 
G 
 
F 
Put your trust in m
Am 
e, I’m not gonna die al
C 
one(2x)
 
I don’t thin
G 
 
so.
 
Put your trust i
F 
n me, I’m not gonn
Am 
a die alone(2x)  
C 
 
I don’t thin
G 
 
so.

Nothing Matters While Were Dancing

Chords and lyrics for Nothing Matters While Were Dancing by The Antlers

E 
Dance with m
B 
e my  
Ab 
old 
 
friend
 
and we’ll  
Am 
dance among the  
B 
chandeliers
 
E 
(C): And nothing matters when we
Ab 
‘re 
 
dancing
 
B 
In tat or tatters you’re en
E 
trancing
 
Ab 
Be we in Paris or in Lansing
 
B 
nothing matters when we’re  
E 
dancing
B 
nothing matters when we’re d
E 
ancing.

Nothing Matters When Were Dancing

Chords and lyrics for Nothing Matters When Were Dancing by The Antlers

 
Da
C 
nce with m
G 
e my old fr
F 
iend
 
C 
once 
 
be
G 
fore 
 
w
F 
 
go
 
C 
Let’s 
 
p
G 
retend 
 
this
F 
song won’t end
 
C 
and we  
G 
never have t
F 
o go home
 
F 
and we’ll dance a
G 
mong the chandeliers
 
C 
And nothing matters when we’re  
F 
dancing
 
G 
In tat or tatters you’re ent
C 
rancing
 
F 
Be we in Paris or in Lansing
 
C 
nothing matters when we’re
F 
dancing
 
C 
nothing matters when we’re  
F 
dancing.
 
C 
You’ve never  
G 
been more be
F 
autiful
 
C 
your eyes like
G 
two full m
F 
oons
 
C 
as here in this p
G 
oor old d
F 
ancehall
 
C 
among the dr
G 
eadful 
 
t
F 
unes
 
F 
the awful songs we  
G 
don’t even hear
 
C 
And nothing matters when we’re  
F 
dancing
 
G 
In tat or tatters you’re ent
C 
rancing
 
F 
Be we in Paris or in Lansing
 
C 
nothing matters when we’re
F 
dancing
 
C 
nothing matters when we’re  
F 
dancing.

Kettering

Chords and lyrics for Kettering by The Antlers

Am 
Well I wish that I had known in that first  
C 
minute we met
 
The  
Em 
unpayable debt that I’d
Am 
owe to you…

In The Attic

Chords and lyrics for In The Attic by The Antlers

Em 
“Upstairs 
 
an
G 
d Downstairs an
C 
d Outside on th
G 
 
Roof”
D 
 
Em 
“Lost stars and
G 
…”
C 
G 
A 
Am