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Small Red Boy chords

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Am E7

[Verse 1]
  Am                E7              Am
I found a small red boy inside my tummy
C                   G                   C
  With 3 dollars in change and a Milky Way Lite
      E7                                          Am
In my occasional pursuit to find something more meaningful
     F                                  G
Than yet another word that rhymes with "die"
  Am              E7             Am
I cut him out and put him on my table
    C                 G                     C
His shallow-breathing chest would fall and rise
    E7                                 Am
His South of Heaven shirt was way too big for him
His horns were long and sharp
And then he opened up those eyes that said

[Chorus 1]
  C           G            Am
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth

Am E7

[Verse 2]
  Am                E7           Am     
I showered him with love and adulation
C              G               C
One day he was just as tall as me
  E7                                  Am
I showed him all the books that I was raised on
     F                         G
Your Madeleine L'Engle and D'Aulaires' Mythologies
         Am                 E7                Am      
And in a montage that could warm the heart of Hitler
  C                G                  C
I raised him up so proud and motherly
  E7                              Am
I swore that I was glancing in a mirror
When in the language that I taught him
Oh god, he began to speak, he said

[Chorus 2]
  C           G            Am
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth
  C           G            Am
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth

[Verse 3]
        F                       G
And his eyes became a beacon, an LCD projector
     E7                           F
Broadcasting all my memories in a clear and vivid picture
    F                              G
His tongue became a staircase, his uvula the knocker
      E7                             F
Of an ornate wooden door that led me straight into my future
    F                               G
His throat became a hallway with a thousand baby pictures
    E7                           F
And I became forgiveness, I transformed into the closure that I lost
F                           G       
   When I learned about the tragedy of all of us 
  E7                               F
I lost it when I learned about the tragedy of all of us
  F                         G
Incorrigible illness in the loved ones in and out of us
  E7                               F
I lost it when I learned about the tragedy of all of us
  F                                G
I walked through the hallways to a room of only mirrors
E7                            F
Reflecting me in bondage so I watched myself get freer

I let my horns grow longer
I observed my skin get redder
My soul became a hammer
I started to feel better
My hatred to turned to pity 
My resentment blossomed flowers
   C              E7
My bitter tasted candy
   Am           G
My misery was power
The truth in me grew brighter
My nature and my nurture 

[Chorus 3]
        C              G             Am
No more shame, no more fear, no more dread!
  F           G            C
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth

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SenorTwanerd 10 Feb 14, 2017 01:19 PM

Great great tab. Sounds perfect.

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fayethomasma 41 Apr 26, 2017 01:46 PM


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NickMarrone77 786 Apr 26, 2017 11:22 PM

i'd like to note that AJJ were previously named Andrew Jackson Jihad. they have a ton of great music.

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