BIRDY - The A Team

This song is from the album Live In London(2011), released on Nov 07, 2011.
What a beautiful rendition of an amazing song. The solo piano and the smooth voice of hers makes this cover absolutely beautiful. I loved the way that she applied the dynamics to the words and made them even more powerful. The background music, even though sparse, made a huge impact on the feel of the song. Thanks to Jenni for this excellent suggestion.
SongRating: 8.5/10

Requested By Jenni Nguyen & Ivana
Scale: D Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 70
[INTRO] D Dmaj7 Bm G D
[VERSE]
D
White lips, pale face
D               Dmaj7 Bm
Breathing in snowflakes
       G            D
Burnt lungs, sour taste

D
Light's gone, day's end
D              Dmaj7 Bm
Struggling to pay rent
       G              D
Long nights, strange men

[CHORUS]
   Em
And they say
                  G
She's in the class A team
                 D
Stuck in her daydream
                     A
Been this way since 18
                Em
But lately her face seems
                    G
Slowly sinking, wasting
                    D
Crumbling like pastries
D
And they scream
      A
The worst things in life come free to us
               Bm             D
'Cause we're just under the upper hand
    Em                       G
And go mad for a couple of grams
      Bm                G     D
And she don't want to go outside tonight
          Bm                     D
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
    Em                G
Or sells love to another man
Bm        G       D
It's too cold outside
      A         Bm
For angels to fly
           G D
Angels to fly

[VERSE]
D
Ripped gloves, raincoat
D               Dmaj7  Bm
Tried to swim, stay afloat
       G           D
Dry house, wet clothes

D
Loose change, bank notes
D           Dmaj7  Bm
Weary-eyed, dry throat
       G        D
Cool girl, no phone

[CHORUS]
   Em
And they say
                  G
She's in the class A team
                 D
Stuck in her daydream
                     A
Been this way since 18
                Em
But lately her face seems
                    G
Slowly sinking, wasting
                    D
Crumbling like pastries
D
And they scream
      A
The worst things in life come free to us
               Bm             D
'Cause we're just under the upper hand
    Em                       G
And go mad for a couple of grams
      Bm                G     D
And she don't want to go outside tonight
          Bm                     D
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
    Em                G
Or sells love to another man
Bm        G       D
It's too cold outside
      A         Bm
For angels to fly
           G D
Angels to fly

[INSTRUMENTAL] D
Bm  G  D
Ooh, ooh,
Bm  G  D
Ooh, ooh

[CHORUS]
   Em
And they say
                  G
She's in the class A team
                 D
Stuck in her daydream
                     A
Been this way since 18
                Em
But lately her face seems
                    G
Slowly sinking, wasting
                    D
Crumbling like pastries
D
And they scream
      A
The worst things in life come free to us
               Bm             D
'Cause we're just under the upper hand
    Em                       G
And go mad for a couple of grams
      Bm                G     D
And she don't want to go outside tonight
          Bm                     D
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
    Em                G
Or sells love to another man
Bm        G       D
It's too cold outside
      A         Bm  G
For angels to fly
               D
For angels to fly
     Bm G D
To fly,
D
For angels to die
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