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Lamplight chords

version 2
version 2

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  • Tuned half-step down, very simple but great song.
  • Chords based on this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJioS0kxAlg.
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[Verse 1]
C                          F
And lover, where'd you lose your patience?
F                  C
I know you had your patience
C              F
And I was just a kid.
C                               F
And clueless, you'd never stop to wonder
F                     C
If lightning strikes the thunder
C               F
Or if it's just coincidence.

[Chorus]
C
Every time your father beat you down
C
You told him, "Dad it wont be long,"
C          F
And as your tiny body slept that night, 
F
I had my lamplight burning strong.

[Verse 2]
C
And hated,
C                F
Your bedroom is a dark place,
F                        C
But you've broken all the doorways
C                   F
And now you're stuck inside.
C
But hopeful,
C                     F
Your memory's still around though,
F                       C
You can see it from your window
C                     F
As it starts to pass you by.

[Bridge]
Am
Now I'm in your car, you hold your apples in your arms.
F
You're a friend I used to know, but you still lean against my walls.
Am
Tell me beauty I won't bluff, I set my mind to worthless stuff.
F
But I was hoping you'd have the decadence, the appetite of love.
F       C
But that's alright,
C       F
Yeah that's alright.

[Chorus]
C
Every time your father beat you down
C
You told him, "Dad it wont be long,"
C          F
And as your tiny body slept that night, 
F
I had my lamplight burning strong.

[Outro]
C
And when you came to me, and said, "We gotta leave"
C
And so we took your parents' car,
C          F
And as your tiny body slept that night, 
F
I had my lamplight burning strong.
C
And when we got away, but in a couple days
C
We crashed in Arkansas,
C          F
And as your tiny body slept that night
F
I had my lamplight burning strong.
C
And when the cop cars came and took you away
C
I knew I had to write this song,
C          F
And as your tiny body slept that night, 
F                                      C
I had my lamplight burning strong.

            
            
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