Cosmetic Plague 0:02:00 Print

by Rudimentary Peni - sung by Douglas - fruitorial

cheat sheet: C F# G D# // outro: D# D C# C 0:00

This is literally one riff all the way through the song and then three chords' worth of outro--the intro is the riff much slower, once. The tricky part is that the riff is C F# G D#. Oh no! How do you play that?! With barres:

A form (barre 3) / F form (barre 1) / F form (barre 2) / C form (barre 3)

Being honest is no means of survival

Avoid your inner feelings like the plague

This is what it takes to comply with the images

This structure will accomodate

But things aren't what they seem when they're partially hidden

Behind walls of pretense built for peace of mind

The barriers between us are forever maintained

By our acceptance of the roles others choose to define

In a world of competition life's portrayed as a contest

Where we're forced to live by making gains at others expense

But no one's really gaining when perpetual conflict

Is the result of our relationships based on pretense

We don't need this cultural cosmetic division

It upholds the self-interest on which the system feeds

A deconditioned consciousness of mutual respect

Is the only way to cure this cosmetic disease

CC FF# # GG DD## D C# C [last four chords are all the C form, starting with barre 3 and then sliding the barre down step by step]