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Small Red Boy chords

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  • First Version, No Capon, and Standard Tuning.
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Okay, so first, the guitar is pretty quiet on this track so let me know if you have any corrections.
Am Em

Am                  Em            Am
I found a small red boy inside my tummy
     C                 Em                  Am
With three dollars in change and a milky way light
      C                     Em                  Am
In my occasional pursuit to find something more meaningful
    F                                 G
And yet another word that rhymes with die
Am                Em            Am
I cut him out and put him on my table
    F                 G                    Am
His shallow breathing chest would fall and rise
     C                Em                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 
   C           Am           Em
"I am, I am, I am, I am the truth."

Am Em (You'll want to slowly build up the volume of your strum with each chord.)

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

Am Em

And his eyes became a beacon
   G                 Em                            F
An LCD projector broadcasting all my memories in a clear and vivid picture
His tongue became a staircase
His uvula the knocker
      Em                             F
Of an ornate wooden door that led me straight into my future
    F                               Em
His throat became a hallway with a thousand baby pictures
    G                           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 
  Em                               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
  Em                               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
Em                            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
My bitter tasting candy 
My misery was power 
The truth in me grew brighter
My nature and my nurture 
No more shame
No more fear
No more dread
  F           G            Am
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth.

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angrychicken 26 Aug 23, 2016 07:55 PM

I submitted some corrections, nothing major because it's mostly accurate just a couple changes.

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hopefor2013 240 Sep 17, 2016 12:43 AM

Sorry it's not working out for you! What bit do you feel needs refining?

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