Chordproc: Bright Eyes : I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes : I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning


  1. At The Bottom Of Everything
  2. We Are Nowhere And It's Now
  3. Old Soul Song (For The New World)
  4. Lua
  5. Trail Under Water
  6. First Day Of My Life
  7. Another Travelin' Song
  8. Landlock Blues
  9. Poison Oak
  10. Road To Joy

At The Bottom Of Everything

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We must talk in every telephone, get eaten off the web
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We must rip out all the epilogues from the books that we have read
C
F
And in the face of every criminal strapped firmly to a chair
C
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C
We must stare, we must stare, we must stare
We must take all of the medicines too expensive now to sell Set fire to the preacher who is promising us hell And in the ear of every anarchist that sleeps but doesn't dream We must sing, we must sing, we must sing "It'll go like this:"
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G
While my mother waters plants
C
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My father loads his gun
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He says death will give us back to god
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Just like this setting sun is returned to this lonesome ocean
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"And then they splashed into the deep blue sea"
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"It was a wonderful splash"
We must blend into the choir, sing as static with the whole We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul And in this endless race for property and privilege to be won We must run, we must run, we must run We must hang up in the belfry where the bats and moonlight laugh We must stare into a crystal ball and only see the past And in the caverns of tomorrow With just our flashlights and our love We must plunge, we must plunge, we must plunge And then we'll get down there to the very bottom of everything And we'll see it, we'll see it, we'll see it! Oh my morning's coming back, the whole world's waking up In the city buses are swimming past, I'm happy just because I found out I'm really no one



We Are Nowhere And It's Now

Capo II
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Bm
Em
D
G
Bm
Em
D
G
Bm
Em
D
If you hate the taste of wine
G
Bm
Em
D
Why do you drink it till your blind?
G
Bm
C
D
And if you swear that there's no truth and who cares
Em
D
How come you say it like you're right?
Why are you scared to dream of God When it's salvation that you want? You see, stars that clear have been dead for years But the idea just lives on In our wheels that roll around As we move over the ground And all day it seems we've been in between A past and future town
Em
D
We are nowhere and it's now
Em
D
We are nowhere and it's now
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D
In like a ten minute dream in the passenger seat
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D
Em
While the world was flying by
Em
D
I haven't been gone very long but it seems like a lifetime
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Em
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Bm
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Em
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Bm
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Am
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I been sleeping so strange at night
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D
Side effects they don't advertise
Am
D
I been sleeping so strange
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D
With a head full of pesticide
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Bm
Em
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Bm
Em
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I got no plans and too much time I feel too restless to unwind I'm always lost in thought as I walk the block To my favorite neon-sign Where the waitress looks concerned But she never says a word Just turns the jukebox on and we hum along And I smile back at her And my friend comes after work When the features starts to blurr She says: "These bars are filled with things that kill By now you probably should have learned"
Em
D
Did you forget that yellow bird?
Em
D
How could you forget that yellow bird
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D
She took a small silverese and pinned it on to me
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D
Em
And said this one will bring you luck
Em
D
I don't know if it's true, but I keep it for good luck
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Em
G
Bm
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Em
G
Bm



Old Soul Song (For The New World)

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Bm
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Dsus2
Grey like new day leaks through the window
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A
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And some old song comes on the alarm clock radio
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Dsus2
Bm
We walk the forty blocks to the middle
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A
D
Of the place we heard where everything would be
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A
D
And there were barracades to keep us off the street
Bm
G
Em
A
But the crowd kept pushing forward until they swallowed the police
Em
G
Yeah, they went wild yeah, they went wild
Em
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Yeah, they went wild yeah, they went wild
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Bm
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We left before the dust had time to settle And all the broken glass swept off the avenue On the way home I held your camera like a bible Wishing so bad that it held some kind of truth And I stood nervous next to you in the dark room You dropped the paper in the water and it all begins to bloom Yeah, they went wild yeah, they went wild Yeah, they went wild yeah, they went wild
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Bm
Em
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Bm
Em
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Just when I get so lonesome I can't speak I see some flowers on a hill side, like a wall of new TVs
Em
G
Yeah, they went wild. yeah, they went wild
Em
G
Yeah, they went wild. yeah, they went wild
D
Em
Yeah, they went wild. yeah, they went wild
G
Em
Yeah, they went wild. yeah, they went wild



Lua

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G2
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G2
C
C2
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C2
Well I know that it is freezing but I think we have to walk
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G2
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G2
C
C2
C
C2
I keep waving to the taxis they keep turning their lights off
Am
D
Dsus2
D
Dsus2
But Julie knows a party at some actor's westside loft
Am
C
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D
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G2
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G2
Supplies are endless in the evening by the morning they'll be gone
When everything gets lonely I can be my own best friend I'll grab a coffee and the paper; have my own conversations With the sidewalk and the pigeons and my window reflection The mask I polish in the evening, by the morning looks like shit
Am7
G
And I know you have a heavy heart, I can feel it when we kiss
Am7
G
Dsus2
And many men stronger than me have thrown their backs out tryin to lift it
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Em
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D
C
But me I'm not a gamble you can count on me to split
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G2
The love I show you in the evening by the morning won't exist
You're looking skinny like a model with your eyes all painted black You just keep going to the bathroom always say you'll be right back Well it takes one to know one, kid, I think you've got it bad But what's so easy in the evening, by the morning is such a drag I've got a flask inside my pocket we can share it on the train If you promise to stay conscious I will try and do the same We might die from medication, but we sure killed all the pain But what was normally in the evening, by the morning seems insane And I'm not sure what the trouble was that started all of this The reasons have run away but the feeling never did It's not something I would recommend, but it is one way to live Cause what is simple in the moonlight, by the morning never is
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Em
What's so simple in the moonlight, now its so complicated
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It was so simple in the moonlight, so simple in the moonlight



Trail Under Water

Capo IV
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You were born inside of a raindrop
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A
I watched you falling to your death
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E
And the sun, well it could not save you
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A
It'd fallen down too, the streets are wet
A
E
Body of water, toxic and timeless
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A
The Atlantic ocean, New York skyline
A
E
I always get lost when I leave the village
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A
So I couldn't come meet you in Brooklyn last night
A
E
But I sing glory for my lowest
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E
And I will say peace to the people at me
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E
While the world waits for an explosion
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A
That instant of life that wipes that slate clean
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E
So don't be fooled
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E
So don't be lied to
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B
E
Love was always cruel
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E
Don't act strange
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E
Don't be a stranger
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It happened to me, now it's happening to you
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But if you take that train underwater then we could talk it through
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Well if I could tame all of my desires
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Wait out the weather that howls in my brain
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Because it seems that it's always changing
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The wind's indecision, the sorrowful rain
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I was a postcard, I was a record
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I was a camera until I went blind
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Now I'm riding all over this island
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Looking for something to open my eyes
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E
Well we still sing glory from a highrise
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And I will say thanks if you're pouring my drinks
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While the world waits for an explosion
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That moment in time when we are set free
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So don't stay mad
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Just let some time pass
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And in the morning you'll wake feeling new
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And if I don't come back
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I mean, if I get sidetracked
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It's only 'cause I wanted to
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Keeping up with the moon on an all night avenue
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First Day Of My Life

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F2* : 006568
D2 : xx3230
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This is the first day of my life
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Swear I was born right in the doorway
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I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
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They're spreading blankets on the beach
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Yours is the first face that I saw
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Think I was blind before I met you
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Don't know where I am, don't know where I've been
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But I know where I want to go
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So I thought I'd let you know
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That these things take forever
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C/b
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I especially am slow
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But I realized how I need you and I wondered if I could come home
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F2
F2*
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I remember the time you drove all night
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Just to meet me in the morning
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I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
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You felt as if you'd just woke up
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Am
And you said, "This is the first day of my life
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I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
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Now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
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G
And I'd probably be happy"
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Am
So if you want to be with me
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With these things there's no telling
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C/b
Am
We'll just have to wait and see
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But I'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery
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Am
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Besides, maybe this time its different, I mean I really think you like me
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Another Travelin' Song

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I'm changin' all my strings I'm gonna write another travelin' song
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F#
About all the million highways and the cities at the break of dawn
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I guess the best that I can do now is pretend that I done nothin wrong
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And to dream about a train thats gonna take back where I belong
The ocean speaks and spits and I can feel it from the interstate And I'm screaming my brother on a cell phone, he is far away I'm saying nothing in the past or the future ever will feel like today I tell him park it in the alley and just hoping that our shit is safe
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So I go back and forth forever
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All my thoughts they come in pairs
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Oh, I will, I won't, I doubt, I don't
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I'm not surprised, and I never feel quite prepared
Now I'm hunched over a typewriter, I guess you'd call it painting in a cave And there's a word I can't remember and a feeling I cannot forsake And now my ashtray's overflowing, I'm still staring at a clean, white page The morning's at my window and she's sending me to bed again Well I dreamed of dark on the horizon, I dreamed of desert where the dead lay down I dreamed a prostituted child touching an old man in a fast food crowd Oh yeah I dreamt the ship was sinking there were people screaming all around And I awoke to my alarm clock, it was a pop song, it was playing loud So I will find my fears and face them Or I will cower like a dog I'll kick and scream or kneel in glee I'll fight like hell to hide that I'm giving up!



Landlock Blues

Capo III
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If you walk away, I'll walk away
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First tell me which road you will take
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I don't want to risk our paths crossing some day
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So you walk that way, I'll walk this way
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And the future hangs over our heads
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And it moves with each current event
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Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain
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Just stay in when it's looking this way
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And the moon's laying low in the sky
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Forcing everything metal to shine
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And the sidewalk holds diamonds like the jewelry store case
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They argue walk this way, now walk this way
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And Laura's asleep in my bed
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As I'm leaving she wakes up and says
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"I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave
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Baby don't go away, come here"
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And there's kids playing guns in the street
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And ones pointing his tree branch at me
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Am
So I put my hands up I say "enough is enough
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G
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If you walk away, I'll walk away"
And he shot me dead
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I found a liquid cure
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From my landlocked blues
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It'll pass away like a slow parade
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It's leaving but I don't know how soon
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And the world's got me dizzy again
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You think after 22 years I'd be used to the spin
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And it only feels worse when I stay in one place
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So I'm always pacing around or walking away I keep drinking the ink from my pen And I'm balancing history books up on my head But it all boils down to one quotable phrase If you love something, give it away A good woman will pick you apart A box full of suggestions for your possible heart But you may be offended and you may be afraid But don't walk away, don't walk away We made love on the living room floor With the noise in background of a televised war And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say "If we walk away, they'll walk away" But greed is a bottomless pit And our freedom's a joke We're just taking a piss And the whole world must watch the sad comic display If you're still free start running away Cause we're coming for you!
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I've grown tired of holding this post I feel more like a stranger each time I come home So I'm making a deal with the devils of faith Saying "let me walk away, please" You'll be free child once you have died From the shackles of language and immeasurable time And then we can trade places, play musical grace Till then walk away, walk away
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C
So I'm up at dawn
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C
Putting on my shoes
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Am
I just want to make a clean escape
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C
I'm leaving but I don't know where to
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G
C
I know I'm leaving but I don't know where to



Poison Oak

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Dsus2
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Dsus2
Poison oak some boyhood bravery
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Dsus2
When a telephone was a tin can on a string
A/f#
And I fell asleep with you still talking to me
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Dsus2
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Dsus2
You said you weren't afraid to die
A
Dsus2
In polaroids you were dressed in womans clothes
A
Were you made ashamed?
Dsus2
Why'd you lock them in the drawer?
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E
Well I don't think that I ever loved you than when
A
You turned away
Dsus2
When you slammed the door
Dsus2/f#
When you stole the car
Em7
Drove towards mexico
A
And you wrote bad checks
Dsus2
Just to fill your arm
Dsus2/f#
I was young enough
Em7
I still believed in war
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Dsus2/f#
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Dsus2/f#
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Dsus2/f#
But let the poets cry themselves to sleep
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Dsus2/f#
An all there tearful words will turn back into steam
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Dsus2
Me I'm a single cell on the serpents tongue
Dsus2/f#
Em7
There's a muddy field where the garden was
A
Well im glad you got away
Dsus2
But I'm still stuck out here
Dsus2/f#
My clothes are soaking wet
Em7
From your brothers tears
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Dsus2/f#
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Dsus2/f#
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Dsus2/f#
And I never thought this life was possible
E
Your the yellow bird
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That I've been waiting for
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The end of paralysis
D
I was a statuette
Dsus2/f#
Now I'm drunk as hell
Em7
On a piano bench
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And when I press the keys
D
Its all gets reversed
Dsus2/f#
The sound of loneliness
Em7
Makes me happier
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Dsus2/f#
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Dsus2/f#



Road To Joy

Capo I
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The sun came up with no conclusion It's flowers sleeping in their beds The cities cometary's humming I'm wide-awake, it's morning I have my drugs, I have my woman They keep away my loneliness My parents have they have their religion But sleep in separate houses
Em
Am
I read the body count out of the paper
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G
C
And now it's written all over my face
Em
Am
No one ever plans to sleep out in the gutter
F
G
C
Sometimes that's just the most comfortable place
So I'm drinking, breathing, writing, singing Everyday up on the clock My mind races with all my longings But cant keep up with what I got I hope I don't sound too ungrateful What history gave modern man The telephone to talk to strangers Machine guns and the camera lens
Em
Am
So when you're asked to fight a war that's over nothing
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G
C
It's best to join the side that's gonna win
Em
Am
And no one's sure how all of this got started
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G
C
But we're gonna make them goddam certain how its gonna end
C
Oh ya we will, oh ya we will!
C
Well I could have been a famous singer If I had someone else's voice But failure's always sounded better Lets fuck it up boys, make some noise!
The sun came up with no conclusion It's flowers sleeping in their beds The cities cometary's humming I'm wide-awake, it's morning
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