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Building A Mystery Chords

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ACOUSTIC - I couldn't find an existing version where the chord-to-lyrics timing was quite right, so here's my interpretation of the song as sung by Sarah McLachlan. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Chords by: Sliver24

"Building A Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan

CAPO: VII for the oiriginal, but I prefer V

[Intro]
Em  Cadd9  G  D

[Verse 1]
Em                    Cadd9
You come out at night
G               D  
That's when the energy comes
        Em               Cadd9
And the dark side's light
        G         D 
And the vampires roam
Em                Cadd9  
   You strut your rasta wear
         G           D
And your suicide poem
      Em               Cadd9 
And a cross from a faith that died 
G      D        A 
Before Jesus came
       C          D 
You're building a mystery
 
[Verse 2]
    Em             Cadd9
You live in a church
G                    D
Where you sleep with voodoo dolls
        Em                      Cadd9
And you won't give up the search
        G                D
For the ghosts in the halls
Em               Cadd9
You wear sandals in the snow
      G                D
And a smile that won't wash away
        Em               Cadd9
Can you look out the window
             G              Cadd9
Without your shadow getting in the way
 
[Pre-Chorus 1]
Am                   Cadd9
You're so beautiful with an edge and a charm
    Am                Cadd9    D
And you're so careful when I'm in your arms
 
[Chorus]
Em              Cadd9
   Cause you're working
G          D
Building a mystery
Em                Cadd9
                Holding on 
G            D
       And holding it in
Em               Cadd9
    Yeah you're working
G          D
Building a mystery
Em                 Cadd9
            And choosing 
 G  D
So carefully
 
[Verse 3]
            Em                Cadd9
You woke up screaming aloud
  G                D
A prayer from your secret god
     Em           Cadd9
You feed off our fears
    G              D
And hold back your tears
Em             Cadd9
     Give us a tantrum
      G           D
And a know it all grin
Em           Cadd9
Just when we need one
G          D            A
  When the evening's thin
 
[Pre-Chorus 2]
Am                   Cadd9
Oh you're beautiful, a beautiful fucked up man
    Am                 Cadd9 D
you're setting up your razor wire shrine.
 
[Chorus] x3
Em              Cadd9
   Cause you're working
G          D
Building a mystery
Em                Cadd9
                Holding on 
G            D
       And holding it in
Em               Cadd9
    Yeah you're working
G          D
Building a mystery
Em                 Cadd9
            And choosing 
 G  D
So carefully
 
[Outro]
Em  Cadd9  G  D
(*No lyrics*)
Em  Cadd9  
(*Slowing down*)
       G          D        Em
You're building a mystery 
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