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A Billion Bees Tab

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Artist: Kevin Devine
Song: A Billion Bees
Album: Put Your Ghost to Rest
Tabbed by: Dave Kiss


Tuning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Capo: First Fret
.=PALM MUTE
x=MUTE STRING
/=SLIDE
*=HARMONIC
~=LET RING

All notes are relative to the capo placement.
Check out more Kevin Devine stuff, if you're only listening
to Put Your Ghost to Rest, you're missing out.
Enjoy!

i found you grieving in the grass
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

the sky bled water colored blue
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B|-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

you seemed so simple sure and sad
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B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

so i sat down to grieve with you
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B|-----------2-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

you raised your hand to shield your eyes
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A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

i shifted left to block the sun
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A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

you crossed your legs and cleared your throat
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D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

i waited for your words to come
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A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

but they slept soundly in your chest
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G|-----------1-----------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

they never made it past your tongue
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D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

so we sat silently and still
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B|-----------0-----------------------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------2-----------------------------|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

and thought about things we'd done
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D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

and all the people that we'd loved
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A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

and all the people that we'd wronged
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D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

i watched the years flash through your face
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D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

and i locked my anger in my lungs
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

so every breath stung more and more
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B|-----------------------0-----------0-----------0-----|
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D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

a wave of whips across my spine
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B|-----------------------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

a billion bees trapped in my chest
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B|-----------------------0-----------------------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------2-----------------|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

nails on a chalkboard every time
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B|-----------2-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

'til i watched your fingers sneak towards mine
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

i heard your breath go thin and short
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D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

i tucked your hair behind you ears
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B|-----------------------0-----------------------------|
G|-----------2-----------------------2-----------2-----|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

and i watched your eyes dart back and forth
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B|-----------2-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

and i sucked your lip and bit your neck
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

the trees were shaking at their roots
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

my angry arms felt cool and calm
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B|-----------------------0-----------------------0-----|
G|-----------2-----------------------2-----------------|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

and my cotton mouth was well with you
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|

so we lay glowing in the grass
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|

to watch the sun swap with the moon
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G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|

to trade our future for our past
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B|-----------------------0-----------------------------|
G|-----------2-----------------------2-----------2-----|
D|-----1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
A|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

the present tense was all we knew
E|----------------------------0~---|
B|-----------2-----------0----0~---|
G|----------------------------1~---|
D|-----2-----------2----------2~---|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0-------2~---|
E|----------------------------0~---|
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