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Artist: Bright Eyes
Album : Fevers & Mirrors
Songs:  
1. A Spindle
2. A Darkness
3. Fever
4. A Necklace

[Chords]
Am7    - X02010
Am7/F# - 202010
G      - 320033
C      - X30210
F#     - 224432
B7     - X21201
E      - 022100
D7     - XX0212
D7sus4 - XX0213

[Verse]
    Am7       Am7/F#
You turn on a spindle
                G
You are so much looser now
           C
But you're not explaining how
    F#          B7    E
You gained such new repose
            Am7           Am7/F#
I touch the clasp of your locket
         G
With its picture held
     C
Some secret you wouldn't tell
    F#     B7         E
But let it choke your neck
        Am7     Am7/F#
So we imagine a darkness
          G
Where all shapes divide
       C
Solids changing into light
       F#       B7      E
With a burst of heat so bright
E
Well fine
Am7       Am7/F#    G        C
Don't you do what I want you to
      Am7     Am7/F#             G          C
Yeah, don't degrade yourself the way that I do
       Am7       Am7/F#              G           C
'Cause you don't depend upon all the shit that I use
   Am   C  D7    D7sus4 G
To make my moods immmmmmprove
        Am7     Am7/F#
And near a sea of pianos
           G
There were waves of chords
     C
That crashed against the shore
       F#       B7        E
In one huge and pointless roar
               Am7            Am7/F#
And there were girls bringing water
       G
Like a dream they came
            C
To cool the fever of my brain
    F#        B7      E
And soothe my burning throat
         Am7       Am7/F#
And they made me a necklace
        G
Hanging beads of sweat
     C
On a string of my regrets
    F#        B7        E
And placed it 'round my neck
E
And they were singing
Am7       Am7/F#         G      C
Don't you do what you've wanted to
      Am7      Am7/F#                   G       C
Yeah, don't destroy yourself like those cowards do
    Am7                 Am7/F#                       G       C
And maybe the sun keeps coming up 'cause it's gotten used to you
         Am C     D7   D7sus4 G
And your constant need forrrr proof

2. Song:  A Scale, A Mirror And Those Indifferent Clocks

[Verse]
          C                  
Here is a scale, weigh it out and you will find easily
          Em                            
More than sufficient doubt that these colors you see
     Am    
Were picked in advance by some careful hand 
        F                   G
With an absolute concept of beauty 
         C                                            
They are smeared and these blurs come in random order
   Em                                     
To color the eyes of your former lovers
          Am                                              F
Hers were green like July except when she cried
          F G
They were red
      C
Now I know a disease that these doctors can't treat
    Em     
You contract it the day you accept all you see
     Am                        
Is a mirror and a mirror is all it can be
    F                           G
A reflection of something we're missing
    C
And language just happened, it was never planned
         Em 
And it's inadequate to describe where I am
       Am
In the room of my house where the light has never been
F                       G 
Waiting for this day to end
          F                         G                
And these clocks keep unwinding and completely ignore
Em                 Am           
Everything that we hate or adore
         F                     G
Once the page of a calendar is turned it's no more
   Em                        Am
So tell me then, what was it for?
   F        G           C
Oh tell me, what was it for?

3. Song: The Calendar Hung Itself

[Verse]
                  F#m       
Does he kiss your eyelids in the morning
when you start to raise your head?
            C#
And does he sing to you incessantly
from the place between your bed and wall?
        F#m
Does he walk around all day at school
with his feet inside your shoes?
        C#
Looking down every few steps
to pretend he walks with you?
        F#m
Does he know that place below your neck
that is your favorite to be touched?
            C#
And does he cry through broken sentences
like "I love you far too much"?
Bm          E          A            D
Does he lay awake listening to your breath?  
Bm           E             A        D
Worried that you smoke too many cigarettes?
      E                 F#m
Is he coughing now on a bathroom floor?  
          E                         F#m
For every speck of tile there are a thousand more
               E
That you won't ever see
         A    E      D         E      F#m C# F# C#
But must hold inside yourself eternally
            F#m
I drug your ghost across the country
and we plotted out my death
         C#
In every city, memories would whisper
"Here is where you rest"
        F#m
I was determined in Chicago
But I dug my teeth into my knees
      C#
And I settled for a telephone
Sang into your machine
 F#m
"You are my sunshine,
         C#
 My only sunshine.
 F#m
 You are my sunshine
         C#
 My only sunshine"
Bm E A D
Bm E A D
E F#
E F#
E A E D E
  F#m
I kissed a girl with a broken jaw
That her father gave to her
             C#
She had eyes bright enough to burn me
They reminded me of yours
         F#m
And in a story told she was a little girl
In a red-rouge, sun-bruised field
               C#
And there were rows of ripe tomatoes
Where a secret was concealed
       F#m
And it rose like thunder
                  C#
Clapped under our hands
       F#m
And it stretched for centuries
                   C#
To a diary entry's end where I wrote
 F#m
"You make me happy (WHAT?)
                    C#  
 When the skies are gray
 F#m
 You make me happy (WHAT?)
                C#
 When skies are gray and gray and gray"
          Bm              E            A        D
Well the clock's heart it hangs inside its open chest
           Bm                    E        A         D
With hands stretched towards the calendar hanging itself
      E                       F#m
But I will not weep for those dying days
            E                            F#m
For all the ones who've left there are a few that stayed
         E                 A         E        D
And they found me here and pulled me from the grass
      E       F#m E F#m E...
Where I was laid  

4. Song: Something Vague

[Intro and main progression]
E|----1----------0-------------3-------------0|
B|----1--1h3p1---1----1h3p1----0----0h3p0----1|
G|----2----------0-------------0-------------2|
D|-3-------------2-------------0-------------2|
A|------------3----------------2----------0---|
E|--------------------------3-----------------|

E|----1----------0-------------3---------3----|
B|----1--1h3p1---1----1h3p1----0---------0----|
G|----2----------0-------------0---------0----|
D|-3-------------2-------------0---------0----|
A|------------3----------------2---------2----|
E|--------------------------3--------3-3------|

[Verse]
F       C              G             Am
Now and again it seems worse than it is
    F          C       G        
But mostly the view is accurate.  
             F             C          G            Am
You see your breath in the air as you climb up the stairs 
        F          C         G
to that coffin you call your apartment.  
        Am           E    
And you sink in your chair
          C              G
Brush the snow from your hair
    C         G    F      
And drink the cold away  
        Am         E
You are not really sure
            C          F
What you're doing this for
             C            G           F
But you need something to fill up the days
  Am       E
A few more hours
C G Am  
C G Am
           F           C               G        Am
There is a dream in my brain that just won't go away  
          F                    C          G 
It's been stuck there since it came a few nights ago 
        F             C             G            Am
And I'm standing on a bridge in the town where I lived 
     F           C          G
As a kid with my mom and my brothers
             Am         E
And then the bridge disappears
        C           G  
And I'm standing on air
     C       G       F
With nothing holding me
      Am          E     
And I hang like a star
        C           G
Fucking glow in the dark
              C        G       F 
For all those starving eyes to see
         Am         E
Like the ones we've wished on
    C          G      
But now I'm confused  
        Am           F
Is this death really you?
C            G               Am    
And do these dreams have any meaning?  
                       C           G   
No, no, I think it is more like a ghost
            Am           F
That's been following us both
C            G                    Am
   Something vague that we're not seein
F         C           D   
Something more like a feeling
F G C

5. Song: The Movement Of A Hand

[Intro]
F# A E F#

[Verse]
    F#         A
You follow the footsteps
       E              A
Echoes leading down a hall
     F#                  A
To a room, there's music playing
     E                 A
Tiny bells with moving parts
         F#                  A
Here the shadows make things ugly
   E                    A
An effect quite undesirable
    F#              A
The bold and yellow daylight
           E              A
Grows like ivy across the wall
    D       E          A
And bounces off of the painted porcelain
D    E       A
Tiny dancing doll
    D    E            A
Her body spins as she pirouettes again
    D           E        F#    A  E  A
The world suddenly seems small
      F#               A
On an off-white subtle morning
    E                              A
You stretch your legs in the front seat
    F#              A
The road has made a vacuum
          E              A
Where our voices used to be
        F#                    A
And you lay your head onto my shoulder
          E          A
Pour like water over me
        D      E           A
So if I just exist for the next ten minutes of this
D          E        A
Drive that would be fine
    D       E          A
And all the trees that line this curb would be
  D       E     F#  A  E  A
Rejoicing and alive
     D       E        A
Soon all the joy that pours from everything makes
D         E       A
Fountains of your eyes
            D       E    A
Because you finally understand the movement of a
D           E       F#  A  E  A
Hand waving you goodbye

[Outro]
F# A E A

6. Song: Arienette

[Verse]
C#m
The fragile keep secrets gathered in pockets
              G#
And they will sell them for nothing, a cheap watch or locket
     E                      C#m
That kind of gold washes off
        C#m
And the sad act like lepers, they stick to the shadows
             G#
They long to ring bells of warning to tell of their coming
            E                        C#m
So that the pure can shut their doors
        C#m
And the angry are animals, senseless and savage
     G#
They act without order in logical lapses
     E                            C#m
They stain their mouths with blood
   F#m                                C#m
So take my hand, this barren land is alive tonight
        F#m                               C#m
Oh, the corn has grown stalks that form a wall to hide
         F#m                                    C#m
The wind carries sounds that I can't see from beyond that line
         B      A        G#
Then the stalks begin to sway
    C#            B A G#
Oh, stay with me, Arienette
                      C#m
Until the wolves are away
    A G#  C#m  A G#
YUP
         C#m                      
Well the wicked are vultures, they bake in the canyons
     G#
They circle in sunlight and wait for their victims
     E                     C#m
To collapse and call to them
        C#m
And the desperate are water, they'll run down forever
        G#                                                
As they soak into silence and end up together
     E                                  C#m
In a dark and distant, dark and distant place
         F#m                             C#m
So don't leave me here with only mirrors watching me
     F#m                             C#m
This house, it holds nothing but the memories
        F#m                        C#m
And the moon, it leaves silver but never sleep
             B      A        G#     
And then the silver turns to gray
   C#            B A G#
So stay with me, Arienette
                     C#m
Until the wolves are away

7. Song: When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass

[Intro]
C G Dm G
C G Am Am G G

[Verse]
     C                      G
Tomorrow when I wake up I'm finding my brother
    Dm                      G
And making him take me back down to the water
     C                           G
That lake where we sailed and we laughed with our father
  Am                     Am                    G
I will not desert him, I will not desert him
          Dm        G          C         Am
No matter how I may wish for a coffin so clean
         Dm         G               C           Am
Or these trees to undress all their leaves onto me
         Dm          G             C         Am
I put my face in the dirt and then finally I see
    C                 G       C
The sky that has been avoiding me
  C                              G
I started this letter, I'm gonna send it to Ruba
           Dm                         G
It will be blessed by her eyes on the gulf coast of Florida
         C                        G
With her feet in the sand and one hand on her swimsuit
         Am                      G
She will recite the prayer of my pen
        C                     G
Saying, time take us forward, relief from this longing
         Dm                    G
They can land that plane on my heart. I don't care
     C                     G
Just give me November, the warmth of a whisper
       Am                      G
In the freezing darkness of my room
              Dm           G          C          Am
But no matter what I would do in an attempt to replace
          Dm           G              C          Am
All these pills that I take trying to balance my brain
         Dm      G              C           Am
Seen the curious girl with that look on her face
   C                             G           C
So surprised she stares out from her display case

8. Song: Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh

[Intro]
F#m Dmaj7 A Bm
F#m Dmaj7 A Bm

[Verse]
    F#m   Dmaj7        A     Bm
The phone slips from a loose grip
F#m        Dmaj7             A    Bm
Words were missed, then some apology
  F#m            Dmaj7 
I didn't want to tell you this
         A                   Bm               F#m
No, it's just some guy she's been hanging out with
        Dmaj7                 A           Bm
I don't know, the past couple weeks, I guess
F#m                Dmaj7
Thank you and hang up the phone
        A                       Bm
Let the funeral start, hear the casket close
          F#m         Dmaj7          A        Bm
Let's pin split-black ribbon to your overcoat
    F#m                 Dmaj7               A
The laughter pours from under doors in this house
             Bm                  F#m
I don't understand that sound no more
      Dmaj7             A    Bm
Seems artificial like a TV set
       Bm
Well Haligh Haligh Haligh Haligh
     A
This weight, it must be satisfied
    G
You offer only one reply
    A
You know not what you do
        Bm
But you tear and tear your hair from roots
     A
From that same head you have twice removed
      G
Now a lock of hair you said would prove
    A                              
Our love would never die, well hahaha
Bm
F#m        Dmaj7
I remember everything
    A                 Bm
The words we spoke on freezing South Street
    F#m                Dmaj7        A             Bm
And all those mornings watching you get ready for school
    F#m                Dmaj7
You combed your hair inside that mirror
            A                Bm
The one you painted blue and glued with jewelry tears
F#m                   Dmaj7                      A                Bm
Something about those bright colors would always make you feel better
F#m                   Dmaj7
But now we speak with ruined tongues
        A                   Bm
And the words we say aren't meant for anyone
F#m                 Dmaj7         A              Bm       
It's just a mumbled sentence to a passing acquaintance but there was once you
F#m                  Dmaj7
You said you hate my suffering
        A              Bm
And you understood and you'd take care of me
F#m                Dmaj7          A                   Bm
You'd would always be there, well where are you now?
Bm
Haligh, Haligh, Haligh, Haligh
    A
The plans were never finalized
    G
But left to hang like yarn and twine
    A
Dangling before my eyes
       Bm
As you tear and tear your hair from roots
     A
From that same head that you have twice removed
      G
Now a lock of hair you said would prove
    A
Our love would never die
      Bm
And I sing and sing of awful things
    A
The pleasure that my sadness brings
       G
And my fingers press onto the strings
    A
Yet another clumsy chord
Bm
Haligh, Haligh, an awful lie
     A
This weight will now be satisfied
          G
I'm gonna give you only one reply
  A
I know not who I am
      Bm
But I talk in the mirror
       A
To the stranger that appears
                      G
Our conversations are circles
           G
Always one sided
           A
Nothing is clear
          Bm
Except we keep coming back
        A
To this meaning that I lack
                         G
He says the choices were given
             G
Now you must live them
            A
Or just not live
                Bm
But do you want that?

9. Song: The Center Of The World

Tablature by Laura Sharp 

[Verse]
G                    Bm                          Am
At the center of the world there's a statue of a girl
                       C           D               G
She is standing near a well with a bucket bare and dry
                             Bm                          Am
I went and looked her in the eyes and she turned me into sand
                           C                  D           G
This clumsy form that I despise, it scattered easy in her hand
                       Bm                          Am
It came to rest upon a beach with a million others there
                          C                          D             G
We sat and waited for the sea to stretch out so that we could disappear
                        Bm                          Am
Into the endlessness of blue into the horror of the truth
                             C                  D                Em
See, we are far less than we knew, yeah, we are far less than we knew
Em                        C
But we knew what we could taste
Em
Girls found honey to drench our hands
                               B
The men cut marble to mark our graves
B                              G
Said we'll need something to remind us of
                           B
All the sweetness that has passed through us
                                   Em
The priests dressed children for a choir
                             B
But found no joy in what was sung
B   C       D   D G
The funeral had begun
G                    Bm                              Am
In the middle of the day when you drive home to your place
                             C                 D                       G
From that job that makes you sleep back to the thoughts that keep you awake
                             Bm                           Am                        
Long after night has come to claim any light that still remains
                     C              D              G
In the corner of the frame that you put around her face
    Bm
Two pills just weren't enough 
    Am
The alarm clock's going off but you're not waking up
          C                                       D                             
This isnt happening happening happening happening happening
      G
It is

10. Song: Sunrise, Sunset

[Verse]
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
Am     G#     Am   G#
Swiftly go the days
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
    Am                G#
You wake up, then you undress
   Am  G#       Am   G#
It always is the same
  Am              G#
A sunrise and the sun sets
        Am              G#
You are lying while you confess
     Am   G#    Am    G#
Keep trying to explain
  Am              G#
A sunrise and the sun sets
    Am                G#
You realize, then you forget
                   Am    G#   Am   G#
What you have been trying to retain
    E
But everybody knows
     E
It's all about the things
     E           E            Am   G# Am G#
That get stuck inside of your head
         E
Like the songs your roommate sings
     E
Or a vision of her body
       E                     Am
As she stretches out on your bed

        G#?        Am           G#
And she raised her hands in the air
           Am           G#           Am            G#
Asked you, when was the last time you looked in the mirror?
                Am       G# Am G#
'Cause you have changed
             Am  G# Am G#
Yeah, you've changed
Am           G#
Sunrise, the sun sets
        Am                   G#
You are hopeful and then you regret
    Am   G#     Am     G#
The circle never breaks
       Am          G#
With a sunrise and sunset
          Am                 G#
There's a change of heart or address
         Am    G#      Am     G#
Is there nothing that remains?
      Am           G#
For a sunrise or a sunset
       Am              G#
You're manic or you're depressed
         Am  G#    Am   G#
Will you ever feel okay?
      Am           G#
For a sunrise or a sunset
     Am          G#
Your lover is an actress
        Am   G#           Am    G#
Did you really think she'd stay?
      Am           G#
For a sunrise or a sunset
              Am            G#
You're either coming or you just left
           Am   G#?      Am  G#
But you're always on the way
          Am           G#
Towards a sunrise or a sunset
  Am            G#
A scribble or a sonnet
         Am              G#
They are really just the same
       Am           G#
To the sunrise or a sunset
    Am             G#
The master and his servant
      Am   G#   Am      G#
Have exactly the same fate
       Am            G#
It's a sunrise and a sunset
       Am          G#
From a cradle to a casket
         Am   G#    Am   G#
There is no way to escape
    Am              G#
The sunrise and the sunset
          Am             G#
Hold your sadness like a puppet
     Am    G#      Am   G#
Keep putting on the play
    E
But everything you do
   E
Is leading to the point
      E                           Am G# Am G#
Where you just won't know what to do
    E
And at that moment you may laugh
    E
But there is someone there
                     E           Am
Who will be laughing louder than you
        G#
So it's true
    Am          G#
The trick is complete
         Am        G#                Am          G#
You've become everything you said you never would be
         Am   G# Am G#
You're a fool
         Am   G# Am G#
You're a fool
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
    Am              G#   Am G#
The sunrise and the sun sets
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
Am           G#
Sunrise, the sun sets
    Am           G#     Am G#
The sunrise, the sun sets
Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
   Am            G#
Go home to your apartment
        Am              G#       Am G#
Put the cassette in the tape deck
    Am     G#     Am   G# Am G# Am G#
And let that fever play

Am       G#
Sunrise, sunset
      Am      G#
Where are you Arienette?
Am G#
Am G#
Am G#
Am G#
      Am      G#
Where are you Arienette?

11. Song: An Attempt To Tip The Scales

[Intro]
D F#m G A

[Verse]
        D                F#m         G            A
Did you expect it all to stop at the wave of your hand?
         D                 F#m          G           A
Like the sun is just gonna drop if it's night you demand?
             D                F#m        G              A
Well, in the dark we are just air so the house might dissolve
           D                 F#m             G            A
Once we're gone, who's gonna care if we were ever here at all?
      G                                A              F#m
Well, summer's gonna come, it's gonna cloud our eyes again
                              G                    A
No need to focus when there's nothing that's worth seeing
            D          F#m           G                A
So we trade liquor for blood in an attempt to tip the scales
            D             F#m           G         A
I think you lost what you loved in that mess of details
                 F#m                     G
They seemed so important at the time but now you can't even recall
F#m                                              G             A
Any of the names, faces, or lines, it's more the feeling of it all
      G                              A
Well, winter's gonna end, it's gonna clean these veins again
F#m                      G                 A
So close to dying that I finally can start living

[Outro]
D F#m G A (repeat)  end on F#m

12. Song: A Song To Pass The Time

[Verse]
           E                        F#m
There is a middle-aged woman, she's dragging her feet
            G#m                     F#m
She carries baskets of clothes to a laundromat
          E                     F#m
While the Mexican children kick rocks into the street
         G#m                         F#m
And they laugh in a language I don't understand
           A                     E
But I love them... why do I love them?
       E                         F#m
So the neighborhood's dimming, I smoke on the porch
          G#m                            F#m
Watch the people as they pass enclosed inside their cars
             E                   F#m
And on their faces just anger or disappointment
        G#m                                 F#m
I start wishing there was something I could offer them
  A                                 E
A consolation... what could I offer them?
             E                            F#m
And they are sad in their suburbs, robots water the lawn
    G#m                               F#m
And everything they touch gets dusted spotless
            E                                    F#m
And so they start to believe they've not touched anything at all
        G#m                       F#m
And the cars in the driveway only multiply
         E                                     F#m
They are lost in their houses, I've heard them sing in the shower
       G#m                             F#m
Making speeches to their sister on the telephone
                E                                  F#m
Saying you come home, you come here, don't stay so far away from me
     G#m                              F#m
This weather has me wanting love more tangible
                A                    E
Something I can hold... it's getting cold
      F#m         E          B            A
I say hold up our fists to a flame in the sky
   F#m           E                 B           A
To block out the light that's reaching for our eyes
                             E        A             E       
'Cause it... 'cause it would blind us, yeah it will blind us
          E                        F#m
Well I've locked my actions in the grooves of routine
         G#m                   F#m
So I may never be free of this apathy
      E                        F#m
But I wait for a letter that's coming to me
             G#m                         F#m
She sends me pictures of the ocean in an envelope
                  E
So there still is hope, yes, I can be healed
                 F#m
There is someone looking for what I've concealed
             G#m
In my secret drawer, in my pockets deep
                  F#m
You will find the reasons that I can't sleep
                        A                             E     
And you will still want me... but will you still want me?
A                   E
Will you still want me?
            F#m          E             B           A
Well, I say come for the week, you can sleep in my bed
    F#m             E           B                A
And pass through my life like a dream through my head
                      E    A             E
It will... it will be easy, I'll make it easy
          E                        F#m
But all I have for the moment is a song to pass the time
  G#m                    F#m
A melody to keep me from worrying
     E                             F#m
Some simple progression to keep my fingers busy
    G#m                         F#m
And words that are sure to come back to me
                    A                          E
And they'll be laughing... and they'll be laughing
A          E
My mediocrity
A          E
My mediocrity

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duffmansweenie 54 Jan 31, 2006 11:21 PM

awesome dude! ****in awesome!!!!!

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tothelighthouse 74 Mar 05, 2007 04:17 PM

absolutely stunning. i totally admire you for tabbing out that whole album. and it was 100% perfect. i have total respect for you. ***** all the way!

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