Chordproc: Ben Folds : Whatever And Ever Amen

Ben Folds : Whatever And Ever Amen


  1. One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
  2. Fair
  3. Brick
  4. Song For The Dumped
  5. Selfless, Cold And Composed
  6. Kate
  7. Smoke
  8. Cigarette
  9. Steven's Last Night In Town
  10. Battle Of Who Could Care Less
  11. Missing The War
  12. Evaporated

One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces

Capo II
D9 x5455x
C9 x3233x
Ab7 464544
Intro
A7
C
A7
x2
Verse 1
C7
Fmaj7
September '75, I was 47 inches high
Dm7
A7
Mom said by Christmas I would have
C7
Fmaj7
A bad ass mother G.I. Joe, for your little minds to blow
Dm7
Esus4
E
I still got beat up after class, yeah
Chorus 1
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
Now I'm big and important; one angry dwarf and
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Two hundred solemn faces are you
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
If you really want to see me, check the papers and the TV
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Look who's telling who what to do
A7
C
A7
A7
C
A7
Kiss my ass, goodbye
Verse 2
C7
Don't give me that bullshit; you know who I am
Fmaj7
I'm your nightmare little man
Dm7
A7
Vic, you stole my lunch money; made me cry
C7
Fmaj7
Jane, remember Second Grade? Said you couldn't stand my face
Dm7
Esus4
E
Rather than kiss me, you said you'd rather die
Chorus 2
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
Now I'm big and important; one angry dwarf and
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Two hundred solemn faces are you
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
If you really want to see me, check the papers and the TV
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Look who's telling who what to do
A7
C
A7
A7
C
A7
Kiss my ass, goodbye
Solo
C7
Fmaj7
Dm7
A7
C7
Fmaj7
Dm7
Esus4
E
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
x2
Bridge 1
A7
C
A7
x2
A7
You'll be sorry one day, yes you will, yes you will
C
A7
You shouldn't push me around, 'cause I will, yes I will You will be sorry when I'm big, yes you will, yes you will
C
A7
You will be sorry, yeah
Chorus 3
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
Now I'm big and important; one angry dwarf and
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Two hundred solemn faces are you
Am7
D9
Gm7
C9
If you really want to see me, check the papers and the TV
Fmaj7
Esus4
E
Look who's telling who what to do
C
A7
A7
C
A7
Kiss my ass
Coda
A7
Kiss my ass, kiss my ass goodbye, now
C
A7
Kiss my ass, kiss my ass goodbye, now
A7
Kiss my ass, kiss my ass goodbye, now
C
A7
Kiss my ass, kiss my ass goodbye, now
A7
C
A7
September '75, I was 47 inches high
A7
C
A7
Ab7
G7
A7
September '75, September '75



Fair

He shouted out his last word And he stumbled through the yard And she shattered her last china plate And spun off in the car When he lunged onto the hood She stopped to tell him she'd been wrong He was thrown head over heels Into the traffic coming on But then all is fair All is fair in love Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Did you get my other letters Sometimes I think I oughta call 'Cause you know I often wonder If you open them at all Every couple nights or so You know you pop into my dreams I just can't get rid of you Like you got rid of me Oh, but I send my best 'Cause God knows you've seen my worst Yeah well, all is fair All is fair in love Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ah, ah, ah All this breathing in, never breathing out All this breathing in, never breathing out All this breathing in, never breathing out Well, I guess she made her way Through the mob too late to hear him say That he'd gotten all he'd wanted A crowd to watch him bear the pain He'd been keeping in (So what) So what All is fair All is fair in love Yeah well, all is fair All is fair in love Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba Am I right? Am I right? Not only am I right I'm lonely and I'm right Yeah



Brick

Intro
D
G
D
G
D
G
Bm7
Esus4
E
Esus4
Verse
D
G
Six AM, day after Christmas
D
G
I throw some clothes on in the dark
D
G
The smell of cold, car seat is freezing
D
G
D
The world is sleeping I am, numb
Up the stairs, to her apartment She is balled up on the couch Her mom and dad, went down to Charlotte They're not home to find us out
Bridge
Bm7
G
And we drive
Bm7
G
Now that I have found someone
D
G
I'm feeling more alone
Bm7
Esus4
E
Esus4
Than I ever have before
Chorus
G
A
Dmaj9
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
G
A
Dmaj9
Off the coast and I'm heading no where
G
A
Dmaj9
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly...
G
A
G
D
Verse
They call her name At seven thirty I pace around the Paking lot Then I walk down To buy her flowers And sell some gifts that I got Can't you see It's not me You're dying for Now she's feeling more alone Then she ever has before
Chorus
Chords on outro of 2nd chorus
G
A
G
A
D/f#
G
D
G
A
G
A
D/f#
G
Esus4
E
Gsus4
G
D
Dsus4
As weeks went by it showed that she was not fine
Esus4
E
Gsus4
G
D
Dsus4
They told me son it's time to tell the truth and
Esus4
E
Gsus4
G
She broke down, and I broke down
D
Dsus4
Esus4
E
Esus4
G
D
G
D
G
'Cause I was tired... of lying
Verse 4
Driving back, to her apartment For the moment we're alone Yeah she's alone, and I'm alone And now I know it
Chorus
Bm7
A/c#
...drowning slowly
G
A
G
A
D/f#
G
D



Song For The Dumped

Intro
G7
Verse
G7
So you wanted to take a break
G7
Slow it down some and have some space
G7
Well fuck you too
Chorus
F
C
Give me my money back
Eb
Bb
C7
Give me my money back you bitch
Eb
Bb
C7
I want my money back
G7
C
And don't forget
G7
And don't forget
C7
To give me back my black T-shirt
Interlude
G7
Verse 2
G7
I wish I hadn't bought you dinner
G7
Right before you
G7
Dumped me on your front porch
Chorus
F
C
Give me my money back
Eb
Bb
C7
Give me my money back you bitch
Eb
Bb
C7
I want my money back
G7
C
And don't forget
G7
And don't forget
C7
To give me back my black T-shirt Hey, hey!
Instrumental Solo
Fmaj7/g
C7
Fmaj7/g
C7
F
C
Eb
Bb
C
Eb
Bb
D
Em7
Fdim
D
G
C7
G7
C7
G7
C7
B7
Bb7
A7
Ab7
Coda
G7
So you wanted to take a break
G7
Slow it down some and have some space
Chorus
F
C
Give me my money back
Eb
Bb
C7
Give me my money back you bitch
Eb
Bb
C7
I want my money back
Eb
Bb
C7
I want my money back
G7
And don't forget



Selfless, Cold And Composed

F# xx4322
F#/f xx3322
F#/e xx2322
Dmaj7 xx0222
Esus4 022200
F#
/f
/e
Dmaj7
F#
/f
/e
Dmaj7
Esus4
I Said what you wanted to hear And what I Wanted to say So I will take it back And all the dishes intact Let them be Broken Broken It's easy to be Easy and free When it doesn't mean anything You remain selfless, cold And composed You've done me no Favor to call and be nice Telling me I Can take anything I Like You don't owe me to be so polite You've done no wrong You've done no wrong Get out of my sight
D
E
It's easy to be
D
E
Easy and free
D
E
When it doesn't mean anything
D
E
To remain selfless, cold
F#
And composed
D
F#
Come on baby, now throw me a right to the chin
D
F#
Don't you stare like you never cared, I know you did
Dmaj7
Esus4
F#/e
But you just smile Like a bank teller Like you're telling me "Have a nice life" Come on baby, now throw me a right to the chin Just one sign that'll show me that you give a shit But you just smile Politely And I grow weaker and I Said what you wanted to hear And what I Wanted to say So I will take it back It's easy to be Easy and free When it doesn't mean anything It doesn't mean anything You can take anything You can take anything So selfless, cold So selfless, cold So selfless, cold And composed



Kate

Capo III
Gmaj7 3x443x
G6 322000
Em7b5 xx2333
D
She plays 'Wipeout' on the drums
Dmaj7
The squirrels and the birds come
Em
Gather round to sing the guitar
Gmaj7
D
Oh I, have you got nothing to say?
When all words fail she speaks Her mix-tape's a masterpiece Walks through the garden so the roses can see Oh I, have you got nothing to say?
F#m7
F7
Em7
And you can see, the daisies in her footsteps
G6
Em7b5
Dandelions, butterflies
D
I wanna be Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate
Everyday she wears the same thing I think she smokes pot She's everything I want, she's everything I'm not Oh I, have you got nothing to say? She never gets wet, she smiles and it's a rainbow And she speaks and she breathes I wanna be Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate
Am7
Gmaj7
Down by the Rosemary and Cameron
Gm7
Fmaj7
She hands out The Bhagavad Gita
Fm7
Bb7
I see her around every couple days
Em7
Em7b5
D
Gm
I wanna meet her so I can say; hey Kate!
D
Dmaj7
Em7
Gmaj7
D
D
Dmaj7
Em7
Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, la
Gmaj7
Gm
D
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo, doo, doo
She never gets wet, she smiles and it's a rainbow You can see, I wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna be...
D
Gm
Kate, Kate, Kate, na, na
D
Gm
Kate, Kate, Kate, na na, na na, na na



Smoke

Intro
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
F
e|--1--------3----------|
B|--1----1---3---3---1--|
G|--2----2-----------2--|
D|--3----3-------2---3--|
A|--3----3---2---2---3--|
E|-----------3-------1--|
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
e|--1---------3------|
B|--1----1----3---3--|
G|--2----2-----------|
D|--3----3--------2--|
A|--3----3----2---2--|
E|------------3------|
F/c
F5/c
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Em7
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e|--1--------3----------|
B|--1----1---3---3---1--|
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D|--3----3-------2---3--|
A|--3----3---2---2---3--|
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F
G
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|---2/-4---|
D|---3/-5---|
A|---3/-5---|
E|---1/-3---|
Verse 1
F
G
Em7
F
Leaf by Leaf page by page
F
G
Em7
F
Throw this book away
F
G
Em7
F
All the sadness all the rage
F
G
Em7
F
Throw this book away
F
G
Em7
F
Rip out the binding, tear the glue
F
G
Em7
F
F
All of the grief we never even knew
G
Em7
F
We had it all along
F
G
Now it's smoke
Intro
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
F
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
F
F
G
Verse 2
F
G
Em7
F
The things we've written in it
F
G
Em7
F
Never really happened
F
G
Em7
F
All the things we've written in it
F
G
Em7
F
Never really happened
F
G
Em7
F
All of the people come and gone
F
G
Never really lived
Em7
F
F
G
All the people that have come have gone
Em7
F
G
*
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B|--3--------------------------------------|
G|------2---2--2/-4----------------0h2-----|
D|--2---3---3--3/-5-----------0h2h3--------|
A|--2---3---3--3/-5------0h2h3-------------|
E|------1---1--1/-3---0h3------------------|
No one to forgive smoke
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
F
F/c
F5/c
G
Em7
Chorus
C
Am7
Em7
F
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B|--5-------1----------------3---1--|
G|--5----------------------------2--|
D|--5-------2----------------2---3--|
A|--3------------------------2---3--|
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We will not write a new one
C
Am7
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B|--5----------1---------------|
G|--5--------------------------|
D|--5----------2---------------|
A|--3--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
There will not be a new one
G6
F5
G6
F5
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B|--------------------------|
G|-------(2)----------(2)---|
D|--------3------------3----|
A|--2-----3------2-----3----|
E|--3-----1------3-----1----|
Another one, another one
Verse 3
F
G
Em7
F
Here's an evening dark with shame
F
G
Em7
F
Throw it on the fire
F
G
Em7
F
Here's the time I took the blame
F
G
Em7
F
Throw it on the fire
F
G
Em7
Here is the time we didn't speak
F
It seemed for years and years
F
G
Here's a secret
Em7
F
F
No one will ever know the
G
Em7
F
Reasons for the tears
F
G
* They are smoke
F
G
* Smoke
F
G
F
Smoke
Chorus
C
Am7
Em7
F
We will not write a new one
C
Am7
There will not be a new one
G6
F
G6
F
Another one, another one
F
G
Em7
F
x2
Verse 4
F
G
Em7
F
Where do all the secrets live
F
G
Em7
F
They travel in the air
F
G
Em7
F
You can smell them when they burn
F
G
Em7
F
They travel
F
G
Em7
F
Those who say the past is not dead can
F
G
Em7
F
Stop and smell the smoke
F
G
Em7
F
You keep saying the past is not dead well
F
G
Em7
F
Stop and smell the smoke
F
G
Em7
F
You keep on saying the past is not even past and
F
G
Em7
F
You keep saying
F
G
* We are smoke
F
G
* Smoke
F
G
Em7
F
G
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B|-------------------8---10--12--|
G|-------------------7---10--12--|
D|--/7-5-0-----------9---10--12--|
A|---------8-7-5-0---7----8--10--|
E|-------------------------------|
Smoke



Cigarette

Fred Jones was worn out From caring for his often Screaming and crying wife During the day but He couldn't sleep at night for fear that she In a stupor from the drugs that didn't Ease the pain, would set the house ablaze With a cigarette
Intro
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Fred Jones was worn out from caring for his often
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screaming and crying wife during the day
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but he couldn't sleep at night for fear that
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she, in a stupor from the drugs that didn't ease the pain
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would set the house ablaze with a
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cigarette



Steven's Last Night In Town

F#m
C#/f
Em
A7
Verse 1
F#m
C#/f
Everyone gather 'round now
Em
A7
Sing us a song
D
F#m
Just in case by tomorrow
Bm
E7
It happens he's gone
F#m
C#/f
For two weeks and seven days
Em
A7
Our fair foreign friend
D
F#m
I have this feeling
Bm
E7
We might never see Steven again
F#m
C#/f
Em
A7
Chorus
D/a
A
We thought he was gone
E/a
A
But he's come back again
Bm
F#m
Last week it was funny
C#7
F#m
And now the joke's wearin' thin
D
A/c#
'Cause everyone knows now
Bm
A
That every night now
E/g#
E
Will be Steven's last night in town
Main Riff
F#m
C#/f
Em
A7
Verse 2
F#m
C#/f
He's charmed everyone here
Em
A7
Except Tamara Easter
D
F#m
Who later revealed to him
Bm
E7
Her innermost secrets
F#m
C#/f
Won us over with stories
Em
A7
About Linda McCartney
D
F#m
Lost points with the ladies
Bm
E7
For sayin' he couldn't love a woman with
F#m
C#/f
Em
A7
Cellulite
Chorus
D/a
A
We thought he was gone
E/a
A
But he's come back again
Bm
F#m
Last week it was funny
C#7
F#m
And now the joke's wearin' thin
D
A/c#
'Cause everyone knows now
Bm
A
That every night now
E/g#
E
Will be Steven's last night in town
Bridge
C#7
F#m
C#7
F#m
Bm
F#m
Bm
C#7
C#7
Hit that shit say
F#m
Hit that shit say
C#7
Hit that shit say
F#m
Hit that shit say
Bm
F#m
D
C#m
Bm
C#m
Dm/e
C#m/e
Bm/e
C#m/e
D
C#m
Bm
A
Verse 3
F#m
C#/f
We were talkin' 'bout somethin'
Em
A7
Seems like was funny
D
F#m
And Steven got quiet
Bm
E7
I think Steven was mad
F#m
C#/f
Em
Maybe he wasn't mad
A7
D
But we felt very strange
F#m
In the moment
Bm
E7
But the moment was passed
F#m
C#/f
Em
A7
And forgotten about
Chorus
D/a
A
We thought he was gone
E/a
A
But he's come back again
Bm
F#m
Last week it was funny
C#7
F#m
And now the joke's wearin' thin
D
A/c#
'Cause everyone knows now
Bm
A
That every night now
E/g#
E
Will be Steven's last night in town
Main Riff
F#m
C#/f
Em
A7



Battle Of Who Could Care Less

Intro
G
F
Eb
Db
Db
Eb
B
Db
G
F
Eb
Db
Db
Eb
B
Db
Eb
F
Verse 1
G
F
Eb
F/eb
Do you not hear me any more?
Eb
F
Db
I know it's not your thing to care
Eb
G
You know it's cool to be so bored
F
Eb
F/eb
Sucks me in when you're aloof
Eb
F
Db
It sucks me in, it sucks, it works
Eb
F
Guess it's cool to be alone
F
F
F
A
Bb
C
F
G
A
Chorus
Cm7
Bb
F
(Will you) never rest
Cm7
Bb
F
Fight the battle of who could care less
Cm7
Bb
F
Eb
Every day you wake up late
C
G
Sometimes I wish I was, that way
Verse 2
G
F
Eb
Db
Db
Eb
B
Db
G
F
Eb
F/eb
And you think Rockford Files is cool
Eb
F
Db
But there are some things, that you would change
Eb
G
If it were up to you
F
Eb
F/eb
So think about your masterpiece
Eb
F
Watch the Rockford Files
Db
Eb
F
And call to see if Paul could score some weed
F
F
F
A
Bb
C
F
G
A
Chorus
Cm7
Bb
F
Do you ne - ver rest
Cm7
Bb
F
Fight the battle of who could care less
Cm7
Bb
F
Eb
Un - earned unhappiness
C
G
Well that's alright I guess
Bridge
F/eb
Eb
F/g
G
C
D
G
C
I've got this great idea
C
D
G
C
Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin fucking mint?
C
D
Fine pewter portraits of
G
C
Bb/eb
General Apathy and Major Boredom singing
G
F
Eb
Whatever and ever amen
Verse 3
Eb
F
Db
Eb
G
Oh well, maybe not, I'll try again
F
Eb
F/eb
Well this should cheer you up for sure
Eb
F
Db
See I've got your old ID
Eb
F
And you're all dressed up like The Cure
Chorus
Cm7
Bb
F
You ne - ver rest
Cm7
Bb
F
Fight the battle of who could care less
Cm7
Bb
F
Eb
Un - earned unhappiness
C
G
You're my hero I confess



Missing The War

Intro
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Verse 1
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All is quiet his tired eyes
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See figures jotted down and clothes all thrown around
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The bed - room floor
Verse 2
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Now nothing's adding up and nothing's making sense
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She's sleeping like a ba - by
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She doesn't know he wasn't meant for this
Chorus
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I'm missing the war
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I'm missing the war all - night
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Missing the war, I'm missing the War
Bridge
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Till beads of sunlight hit me in the morning
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D2
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So much time so little to say
Verse 3
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He drove home a - gain, pissed and beaten
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It's really no big deal it happens all the time
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It's no big deal
Verse 4
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Time may fly and dreams may die
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The shaking voice that tells him go
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Still thinks he might He knows he won't



Evaporated

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What I've kept with me, and what I've thrown away
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And where the hell I've ended up on this glary, random day
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Were the things I really cared about
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Just left along the way
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For being too pent up and proud
Woke up way too late, feeling hungover and old And the sun was shining bright and I walked barefoot down the road Started thinking 'bout my old man It seems that all men want To get into a car and go...
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Anywhere
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Here I stand
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Sad and free
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I can't cry
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I can't see
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What I've done
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Oh God what have I done?
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Don't you know I'm numb, man, no I can't feel a thing at all 'Cause it's all smiles and business these days, and I'm indifferent to the loss I have faith that there's a soul somewhere That's leading me around I wonder if she knows which way is down Here I stand Sad and free I can't cry I can't see What I've done Oh God what have I done?
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Ooo-ooh...
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And I poured my heart out
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And I poured my heart out
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It evaporated... see?
Blind man on a canyon's edge of a panoramic scene Or maybe I'm kite that's flying high and random, dangling a string Or slumped over in a vacant room Head on a strangers knee I'm sure back home, they think I've lost my mind Here I stand Sad and free I can't cry I can't see What I've done Oh God what have I done?
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