BASTILLE - Pompeii

This song is from the album Bad Blood(2013), released on 01 March 2013.
I loved the energy and the power of this song. The background music and the vocals brought a great texture to the song and made the vocals stand out right. The rhythm felt powerful, while the bass and the other instruments complimented the vocals.
SongRating: 8.5/10

Requested By Samuel Linzan
Scale: E Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 130
[INTRO] A E C#m B
[VERSE]
A          E           C#m B
I was left to my own devices
A         E                 C#m      B
Many days fell away with nothing to show

[PRE-CHORUS]
          A                   E
And the walls kept tumbling down
                     C#m B
In the city that we love
          A                  E
Great clouds roll over the hills
                          C#m B
Bringing darkness from above

[CHORUS]
                        A
But if you close your eyes,
            E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
Nothing changed at all?
                        A
And if you close your eyes,
           E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
You've been here before?
     A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
    A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

[VERSE]
A               E              C#m         B
We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
A                 E          C#m     B
In your pose as the dust settled around us

[PRE-CHORUS]
          A                   E
And the walls kept tumbling down
                     C#m B
In the city that we love
          A                  E
Great clouds roll over the hills
                          C#m B
Bringing darkness from above

[CHORUS]
                        A
But if you close your eyes,
            E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
Nothing changed at all?
                        A
And if you close your eyes,
           E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
You've been here before?
     A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
    A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

[INSTRUMENTAL] A E C#m B x2

[BRIDGE]
A                   E
Oh where do we begin?
      C#m           B
The rubble or our sins?
A                   E
Oh oh where do we begin?
     C#m            B
The rubble or our sins?

[PRE-CHORUS]
         A                   E
And the walls kept tumbling down (oh where do we begin?)
                      C#m   B
In the city that we love (the rubble or our sins?)
          A                  E
Great clouds roll over the hills (oh where do we begin?)
                        C#m B
Bringing darkness from above (the rubble or our sins?)

[CHORUS]
                        A
But if you close your eyes,
            E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
Nothing changed at all?
                        A
And if you close your eyes,
           E
Does it almost feel like
C#m                  B
You've been here before?
     A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
    A                    E          B
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

[INSTRUMENTAL] A E C#m B x2
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