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Jars of Clay
Oh My God
Good Monsters

This is from Jars of Clay's new cd "Good Monsters" coming out Sep. 5th, enjoy!

Standard Tuning (E A D G B E)


Am7                         F
Oh my God, look around this place,
Your fingers reach around the bone,
You set the break and set the tone.
           Am7               F
Flights of grace, and future falls
           C              G
In present pain all fools say, "Oh my God."

Interlude 2x

Am7                        F
Oh my God, why are we so afraid?
We make it worse when we don't bleed,
There is no cure for our disease.
         Am7            F
Turn a phrase and rise again,
              C                                G
Or fake your death and only tell your closest friends,

Oh my God.


Am7                  F
Oh my God, can I complain?
                  C                        G
You take away my firm belief and graft my soul upon Your grief.
Am7                    F
Weddings, boats, and alibis,
           C                   G
All drift away, and a mother cries...

No Guitar
Liars and fools, sons and failures, thieves will always say…
           Am           G            C            F
Lost and found, ailing wanderers, healers always say…
Am                 G                  C               F
Whores and angels, men with problems, leavers always say…
Am                 G        C              F
Broken hearted, separated, orphans always say…
Am              G               C              F
War creators, racial haters, preachers always say…
Am                 G                C            F
Distant fathers, fallen warriors, givers always say…
Am               G              C           F
Pilgrim saints, lonely widows, users always say…
Am                  G                 C             F
Fearful mothers, watchful doubters, Saviors always say…

Sometimes I can not forgive
and these days mercy cuts so deep,
C                               F
If the world was how it should, maybe I could get some sleep.
Am                                   G
While I lay, I'd dream we're better, scales were gone and faces
         C                                          F   
lighter, when we wake we hate our brother, we still move to hurt each other.

Am                                G
Sometimes I can close my eyes and all the fear the keeps me silent,
C                                F
Falls below my heavy breathing, what makes me so badly bent?
Am                              G
We all have a chance to murder, we all have the need for wonder.
C                                     F
We still want to be reminded that the pain is worth the plunder.

Am                             G
Sometimes when I lose my grip, I wonder what to make of heaven,
C                                    F
All the times I thought to reach up, all the times I had to give up.
Am                            G
Babies underneath their beds, in hospitals that cannot treat them.
C                                  F
All the wounds that money causes, all the comforts of cathedrals,

Am                                 G
All the cries of thirsty children, this is our inheritance,
C                                 F
All the rage of watching mothers, this is our greatest offense
Am         G          C        F
Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God.

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jaredh 10 Sep 09, 2006 10:28 AM

i believe that the first chord is not a "C" but an "A minor". um i don't know how to explain it but hopefully you understand. there are four chords in the song. tim has them as "C,F,C,G" but i think it should be "A minor,F,C,G" i hope this helps.

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jkim 10 Oct 04, 2006 11:42 AM

I agree with jared. You can even tell in the intro the root note isn't correct and it should be Am F C G. Also for the most part, a full F is played--not the Fmaj7 you have tabbed out, although it is used intermittantly.

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Court Jester 73 Mar 23, 2007 12:14 AM

Yeah man, otherwise good job.

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