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A Stone by Okkervil River Tabbed by Alex Kandabarow alex[dot]kandabarow[at]gmail[dot]com Okkervil River: http://www.jound.com/okkervil/main.html Standard Tuning Capo on 1st fret Note: These are just chords representative of what is going on in the song, this is not exact tablature. A Hot breath, rough skin D warm laughs, and smiling, F#m the lovliest words E whispered and meant D you like all these things. E But though you like all these things A you love a stone. D You love a stone, E Bm because it's smooth and it's cold. F#m And you'd love most E to be told D that it's all your own. A You love white veins, E you love hard grey, Bm the heaviest weight, D the clumsiest shape, F#m the earthiest smell, E the hollowest tone D you love a stone. Bridge: A E Bm D A And I'm found too fast, called too fond of flames, D and then I'm phoning my friends, and then I'm shouldering the blame, F#m while you're picking pebbles E out of the drain, D miles ago. A You're out singing songs, and I'm down shouting names D at the flickerless screen, going fucking insane. F#m Am I losing my cool, E overstating my case? D Well, baby what can I say? E You know I never claimed A that I was a stone. D And you love a stone. F#m You love white veins, E you love hard grey, Bm the heaviest weight, D the clumsiest shape, F#m the earthiest smell, E the hollowest tone D you love a stone. Bridge: A E Bm D (x2) A D You love a stone, E because it's dark Bm and it's old F#m and if it could start E being alive D you'd stop living alone. (quieter) A And I think I believe E that if stones could dream Bm they'd dream of being laid D side-by-side piece-by-piece F#m and turned into a castle E for some towering queen D they're unable to know. A And when that queen's daughter E came of age, Bm I think she'd be lovely D and stubborn and brave, F#m and suitors would journey E from kingdoms away D just to make themselves known. A And I think that I know E the bitter dismay Bm of a lover who brought D fresh brouquets every day F#m when she turned him away E to remember some knave D A who once gave just one rose, one day, years ago. End: A E Bm D X4 A