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Small Red Boy Chords

version 2
version 2

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  • First Version, No Capon, and Standard Tuning.
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Different approach to chords. Most notably E(7) replacing Em and major changes in overall chord progression that add more deep and textured feeling to the song. Was this info helpful? Yes No
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
At lines in verses with chord pattern: "Am E Am E7" play E7 only for last 2 beats (half the strumming pattern)
So that the line goes like: (one chord is half the beat) 
Am Am E E Am Am Am E7
1  &  2 & 3  &  4  &

Am Am Am E

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

Am E7

  Am                E            Am     E7
I showered him with love and adulation
C              G               C
One day he was just as tall as me
  E                                   Am
I showed him all the books that I was raised on
     F                         G
Your Madeleine L'Engle and D'Aulaires' Mythologies
         Am                 E                 Am        E7
And in a montage that could warm the heart of Hitler
  C                G              C
I raised him up so proud and motherly
  E                              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           G            Am
"I am, I am, I am, I am the truth"
   C           G            Am      Am
"I am, I am, I am, I am the truth"

Am E7

        F                       G
And his eyes became a beacon, an LCD projector
      E                             F
Broadcasting all my memories in a clear and vivid picture
    F                              G
His tongue became a staircase, his uvula -- the knocker
      E                              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
    E                            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 
  E                                F
I lost it when I learned about the tragedy of all of us
  F                         G
Incorrigible illness in the loved ones hiddenn out of us
  E                                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
E                             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                E
My bitter tasting candy
   Am           G
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            C
I am, I am, I am, I am the truth.
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angrychicken 26 Oct 18, 2016 02:48 PM

Nice Job, Dude.

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