Chordproc: Lucinda Williams : Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams : Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone


  1. Compassion
  2. Burning Bridges
  3. East Side Of Town
  4. West Memphis
  5. Foolishness
  6. When I Look At The World

Compassion

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B
Am
B
Em
B
Have compassion for everyone you meet
Am
B
Even if they don't want it what seems conceit
Am
There's always a sign
C
Always a sign
B
Always a sign
For those who encounter have compassion Even if they don't want it what seems bad manners Is always a sign Always a sign Always a sign
Am
Em
Always a sign of things that worth efforts
B
Em
Always a sign of things no eyes have seen
C
You do not know
G
Em
What wars are going on down there
Am
Where the spirit meets the bone
Em
Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
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G
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
For everyone you listen to have compassion Even if they don't want it what seems cynicism Is always a sign Always a sign Always a sign Always a sign of things no ears have heard Always a sign of things no eyes have seen You do not know What wars are going on down there Where the spirit meets the bone Down there where the spirit meets the bone
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G
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
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Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
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Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
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C
Down there where the spirit meets the bone



Burning Bridges

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C
Sometimes the best intentions are never truly meant And all your expectations are never what you get You will never say why, or come up with a reason You've been weakened by a string of bad decisions Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Now you've won and you've lost and you open up the fight And I can add you to my list of things that keep me up at night You're the saddest story that has ever been told And I'm standing back and watching as the tragedy unfolds Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down)
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If there ever was a time, it's now, and might not come again You have to choose which eyes to look through in the end And the loveliest flowers will die and are found [?] And your loneliest hours will be worse than you ever thought Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Burning bridges (burning 'em down) Why you wanna burn? Why you wanna burn? Why you wanna burn it down?



East Side Of Town

G
You think you got problems
D
You don't know the half of it
G
I hear you talk about your millions
D
And your politics
C
You wanna cross the poverty line
G
C
And then you wanna come have a look around
G
D
So why don't you come find me
G
On the East side of town?
You think your Mister Do-Good But you don't know what you're talkin' about When you find yourself in my neighborhood You can't wait to get the hell out You wanna see what it means to suffer You wanna see what it means to be down Then why don't you come over To the East side of town?
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You think your dogs are really mean But you ain't seen nothin' yet I'll show you things you've never seen And you won't forget You wanna see how the other half lives You wanna see how we get around Why don't you come visit On the East side of town? You got your ideals and your visions And you say you sympathize You look but you don't listen There's no empathy in your eyes You make deals and promises And everybody bows down And now you wanna come shake my hand in On the East side of town So why don't come find me On the East side of town? Yeah, why don't you come over To the East side of town? Why don't you come visit The East side of town? Come on over To the East side of town



West Memphis

E7 076750
A7 575685
B7 797877
E7
Three little boys were found in the river
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E7
On a sweltering summer night
Not one soul ever figured it out
B7
Who created that terrible sight
E7
Now somebody's gotten away with murder
A7
E7
And a horrible offense
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E7
But that's the way we do things in West Memphis
They didn't like the music I listened to They didn't like the way I dressed They set me up with a forced confession I never had a chance They threw the book at me at my expense They got no common sense But that's the way they do things in West Memphis
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B7
E7
Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis
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That's the way we do things in West Memphis
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It's never been any different
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So don't come around here and try to mess with us
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B7
E7
'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis
I was framed and sentenced To a life in prison For a crime I didn't commit Wasn't nobody listened Or rose to my defense Somebody planted the evidence And he's been lying ever since But that's the way we do things in West Memphis And after all these years they still refuse To say what really happened The crooked methods that they used To frame an innocent man Are hiding in the darkest secrets Behind every picket fence And that's the way we do things in West Memphis Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis That's the way we do things in West Memphis It's never been any different So don't come around here and try to mess with us 'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis That's the way we do things in West Memphis It's never been any different So don't come around here and try to mess with us 'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis That's just the way we do things in West Memphis That's just the way we do things in West Memphis



Foolishness

All of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness in my life Don't need it What I do in my own time Is none of your business and all of mine All of this foolishness All of this foolishness in my life All of you liars in my life All of your liars in my life Don't need you You can talk all trash you want But I know the truth even if you don't None of you liars in my life None of you liars in my life None of your pie in the sky None of your pie in the sky Don't need it No matter how you go or where I ain't gonna follow you anywhere No one of your pie in the sky No one of your pie in the sky All of you fear-mongers in my life All of you fear-mongers in my life You can try to scare me down But I know how to stand my own ground None of you fear-mongers in my life None of you fear-mongers in my life All of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness in my life What I do in my own time Is none of your business and all of mine None of this foolishness in my life None of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness All of your liars All you talk about is pie in the sky All of you feel-mongers Foolishness I don't need you liars I don't need your pie in the sky I don't need your fear-mongering I don't need your foolishness All of this foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but your foolishness Is nothing but your foolishness



When I Look At The World

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Bm
I've been out of luck, I've been talked about
C
D
I've been locked up, I've been shut out
G
Bm
I've had some bad dreams, and then feel the regret
C
D
I've made a mess of things and been a total wreck
G
Bm
I've been disrespected and taken for a ride
C
D
I've been rejected and had my patience tried
G
But then I look at the world
Bm
In all its glory
G
I look at the world
Bm
And it's a different story
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D
G
Each time I look at the world
I've been used and out of work I've been abused and lied to I've been left behind, I've been misunderstood I've been out of my mind and not feeling good I've been lost, I've been turned away I've paid the cost, there's been hell to pay And then I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story Each time I look at the world I've been unforgiven, I've been let down Had the truth hurt, I've been kicked around I've been wasted, I've been on the brink I've had my faith tested and my spirits sink I've been unwelcome, I've been unloved I've been cheated on and made a fool of And then I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story, each time Each time I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story Each time I look at the world Each time I look at the world Each time I look at the world