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Small Red Boy chords

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[Intro]
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
    F
His horns were long and sharp
            G
And then he opened up those eyes that said


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


[Interlude]
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
            F                                   
When in the language that I taught him
        G
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


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