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Song: Deathbed
Artist: Relient k
Album: Five Score And Seven Years Ago

                         F
I can smell the death on the sheets
  F
Covering me
F                    F/G            C
I can't believe this is the end

        C             F 
But this is my deathbed
   G          Am
I lie here alone
      C                     F
If I close my eyes tonight
    G               C
I know I'll be home

        C                                  G
The year was nineteen forty one
          Bb            
I was eight years old and
                     F
Far, far too young
      C            
To know that the stories
       G      
Of battles and glory
          Bb
Was a tale a kind mother
          F
Made up for her son

You see
C                                G
Dad was a traveling preacher
Bb                                        F
Teaching the words of the Teacher
       C               
My mother had sworn he
         G
Went off to the war
        Bb      
And died there with honor
           F
Somewhere on a beach there
           Am                       Ab
But he left once to never return
            C/G                                 D/F#
Which taught me that I should unlearn
         F                         C    
Whatever I thought a father should be
       Eb 
I abandoned that thought 
              D/F#
Like he abandoned me

      D                          A/C#
By forty seven I was fourteen
          C                                            G
I'd acquired a taste for liquor and nicotine
     Bb                         D/A
I smoked until I threw up
                          A
Yet I still lit 'em up
        Ab              G
For thirty more years
              D
Like a machine

      F                                C
So right there you have it
         F                     C
That one filthy habit
            F/D               C        G
Is what got me where I am today

                          F          
I can smell the death on the sheets

Covering me
                      F/G            C         G
I can't believe this is the end
                           F
I can hear those sad memories

Still haunting me

So many things
F/G      C        G
I'd do again

       C                F
But this is my deathbed
  G           Am
I lie here alone
        C                    F
If I close my eyes tonight
     G                C
I know I'll be home

           C                               G
I got married on my twenty first 
 Bb                                  F
Eight months before my wife would give birth
       C                              G
It's easier to be sure you love someone
                 Bb                                 F
When her father inquires with the barrel of a gun
        Am                          E/Ab
The union was far from harmonious
              C/G                                      D/F#
No two people could have been more alone than us
        F                                           C
The years would go by and she'd love someone else
             Eb                          D/F#
And I realized I hadn't been loved yet myself

           D                               A
From there it's your typical spiel
            C          
Yeah if life was a highway 
          G
I was drunk at the wheel
          Bb
I was seeing the loose ends
D/A
All fall apart
             A                Ab              G
Yeah I swear I was destined to fail
        F#                D
And fail from the start

    F                                    C
I bowled about six times a week
       F                                        C
The bottle of Beam kept the memories from me
          F                              C
The marriage had taken a seven-ten split
        F/D                  C                  G
And along with my pride the ex-wife took the kids

                          F
I can smell the death on the sheets

Covering me
                      F/G           C        G
I can't believe this is the end
                           F    
I can hear those sad memories

Still haunting me

So many things
F/G     C         G
I'd do again

        C               F
But this is my deathbed
  G           Am
I lie here alone
       C                     F
If I close my eyes tonight
     G               C
I know I'll be home

          C
I was so scared of Jesus
     G/D
But He sought me out
              Bb  
Like the cancer in my lungs
            F
That's killing me now
              C
And I've given up hope
            G/D
On the days I have left
          Bb
But I cling to the hope
          F
Of my life in the next
          Am 
Then Jesus showed up 
         E/Ab
Said, "Before we go up
   C/G                               D/F#
I thought that we might reminisce
               F
See one night in your life
                   C
When you turned out the light
           Eb                                         D
You asked for and prayed for my forgiveness"

                D
You cried wolf
       Bm                               A
The tears they soaked your fur
        G                                           Em
The blood dripped from your fangs
        D                           A
You said, "What have I done?"
                            Em
You loved that Lamb
          D                  Bm
With every sinful bone
           A
And there you wept alone
G        Em                     A
Your heart was so contrite

                    Em                       D                          G
You said, "Jesus, please forgive me of my crimes
Em                    D                           G
Sanctify this withered heart of mine
Em                    D                        G
Stay with me until my life is through
       Em                               D                                G
And on that day please take me home with you"

                              G
I can smell the death on the sheets

Covering me
                                             D           A
I can't believe this is the end
                              G                       
I can hear You whisper to me,     

"It's time to leave
                             G/Bb     D           A
You'll never be lonely again"

        D                      G
But this was my deathbed
    A                Bm
I died there alone
                 D                          G
When I closed my eyes tonight
            A                G/D    D
You carried me home


During the instrumental, its all :   G          D


[Jon Foreman of Switchfoot sings]
D            F#/D
I am the Way
            Bm
Follow Me
                         G             A
And take My hand
       D             F#/D
And I am the Truth
       Bm                     A             G
Embrace Me and you'll understand
       D             F#/D
And I am the Light
               C                        G
And for Me you'll live again
      G A     Bm
For I am Love
G A    Bm
I am Love
D/F#   G     G  A     D
I,                   I am Love

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surfskatefire wrote on March 13 2007, 10:38 pm

awesome job......did it in quite little time too seeing how the cd just came out

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j01nth3darks1d3 wrote on March 16 2007, 01:09 pm

hey sorry about the chords being in the wrong place and stuff...when i typed it in word it was fine, then i posted it on here, and it was all messed up. So thats UG's fault

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j01nth3darks1d3 wrote on March 16 2007, 02:10 pm

if anyone wants me to send t to them but text and not messed up like this.. email me at j01nth3darks1d3@gmail.com thanks, sorry UG's screwed up my chords

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