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The Bed Song chords

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[Intro]
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C

[Verse 1]
G      G/F#
Exhibit A
       Em
We are friends in a sleeping bag splitting the heat
        Em                    C
We have one filthy pillow to share
          G              C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
And your lips are in my hair
G          G/F#
Someone upstairs
      Em
Has a rat that we laughed at
     Em
And people are drinking
                            C
And singing Van Halen and Slayer
     G        C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
On a ukulele tear

[Instrumental]
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C

[Verse 2]
G     G/F#
Exhibit B
          Em
Well, we found an apartment
     Em
It’s not much to look at
               C
A futon on a floor
          G             C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
Torn-off desktop for a door
G        G/F#           Em
All the decor's made of milk crates and duct tape
    Em
And if we have sex
                             C
They can hear us through the floor
             G          C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
But we don’t do that anymore

[Chorus 1]
    Em          G/D         C
And I lay there wondering, what is the matter?
Em        G/D        C
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
Em            G/D        C
You took the blanket, so I took the bedsheet
   Em            G/D          C
But I would have held you if you'd only...
N.C.
...let me

[Instrumental]
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C

[Verse 3]
G      G/F#
Exhibit C
          Em
Look how quaint
         Em
And how quiet and private
                                         C
Our paychecks have bought us a condo in town
          G            C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
It's the nicest flat around
G            G/F#         Em
You picked a mattress and had it delivered
   Em
And I walked upstairs
                                   C
And the sight of it made my heart pound
    G                   C          Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
And I wrapped my arms around me

[Chorus 2]
    Em            G/D         C
And I stood there wondering, what is the matter?
Em        G/D        C
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
Em               G/D           C
You walked right past me and straightened the covers
   Em             G/D              C
But I would still love you if you wanted a lover

[Bridge]
        C
And you said
        C            Em  
All the money in the world
D     G   E Am  B          C
Won't buy a bed so big and wide
   C                        Em D G   E   Am    B
To guarantee that you won't accidentally touch me
B7      C
In the night

[Instrumental]
Em  D  G  E   Am   F#mb5

[Verse 4]
G      G/F#
Exhibit D
          Em
Now we're both mostly paralyzed
                                              C
Don't know how long we've been lying here in fear
    G               C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
Too afraid to even feel
G          G/F#       Em
I find my glasses and you turn the light out
     Em
Roll off on your side
                             C
Like you've rolled away for years
         G                    C
Holding back those king-size tears

[Chorus 3]
    Em            G/D       C
And I still don't ask you, what is the matter?
Em         G/D       C
Is this a matter of worse or of better?
Em            G/D      
You take the heart failure
C
I'll take the cancer
Em                G/D        C
I've long stopped wondering why you don't answer

[Instrumental]
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C

[Verse 5]
G      G/F#
Exhibit E
        Em
You can certainly see how fulfilling a life
                            C
From the cost and size of stone
        G             C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
Of our final resting home
G           G/F#            Em
We got some nice ones right under a cherry tree
                                  C
You and me lying the only way we know
         G                  C      Cadd9  C  Cadd9  C
Side by side and still and cold

[Chorus 4]
    Em        G/D       C
And I finally ask you, what was the matter?
Em       G/D        C
Was it a matter of worse or of better?
Em               G/D           C
You stretch your arms out and finally face me
        Em           G/D 
You say I would have told you
    C                  Cadd9  C     
If you'd only asked me
      Cadd9   C        Cadd9  C    
If you'd only asked me
         C      Cadd9     C   
If you'd only asked me

[Outro]
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C
Em G/D C C

            
            
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