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If The Brakeman Turns My Way chords

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     B                              E          B
When panic grips your body and your heart is a hummingbird
B                                             E            F#
Raven thoughts blacken your mind until you're breathing in reverse
G#m                  F#             B        F#      E
All your friends and sedatives mean well but make it worse
G#m          E        G#m            E    
Every reassurance just magnifies the doubt
       G#m       F#      E        F#    B      E - F#
Better find yourself a place to level out


   B                                  E         B
Got a cricket for a conscience always looks the other way
  B                                   E       F#
A cocaine soul starts seeming like an empty cabaret
G#m                     F#                    B      F#     E
Hey, where have all the dancers gone? Now the music doesn't play
G#m                    E         G#m                    E
Tried to listen to the river but you couldn't shut your mouth
       G#m       F#   E       F#    B       E - F#
Better take a little time to level out

E                   B
I never thought of running
E                    F#
My feet just led the way

B 
Mixed up Signals
E
Bullet Train
B                                   F#
Cars are switched out in the crazy rain
B                E
I could meet you any place
       F#   G#m   E   E  B         E - F#
If the Brakeman turns my way

         B                        E        B
All this automatic writing I have tried to understand
       B                         E             F#
From a psychedelic angel who was tugging on my hand
    G#m          F#                 B       F#     E
It's an infinite coincidence but it doesn't form a plan
  G#m             E                  G#m          E
So I'm headed for New England or the Paris of the South
      G#m      F#       E        F#  B        E - F#
Gonna find myself somewhere to level out

         B                                     E     B
Are your brothels full, Oh Babylon, with merry Middlemen?
      B                                       E          F#
Never peer out of their periscopes from those deep opium dens
         G#m               F#                    B      F#    E
All this death must need a counterweight always someone born again
        G#m               E              G#m      E
First a mother bathes her child then the other way around
           G#m    F#     E       F#    B           E - F#
The Scales always find a way to level out

E                   B
I tried to pass for nothing
E                     F#
But my dreams gave me away

B 
Mixed up Signals
E
Bullet Train
B                                   F#
Cars are switched out in the crazy rain
B                E
I could meet you any place
       F#   G#m   E   E  B        
If the Brakeman turns my way

         E                      F#
It is an old world it's hard to remember
       B          F#   E
Like a dime store mystery
      E                 F#
I'm a repeat first time offender
        E         F#    B
Who has rewritten history

B
Mixed up tea leaves
E
Phantom Pain
B                         F#
Fuzzy logic in the crazy rain
B                    E
Getting better every day
       F#   G#m   E   E  B  
If the Brakeman turns my way
B
Mixed up Signals
E
Bullet Train
B                                     F#
Cars are switched out in the blinding rain
B                               E
He'll be smiling as he seals my fate
         F#   G#m E     E  B
When the Brakeman turns my way

            
            
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jprip 272 May 05, 2016 06:06 AM, edited at 10:07 am

Thanks for this- sounds right to me. I think there is an F# between verses - maybe a quick E F# when transitioning between verses.

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spacefreeze424 250 May 05, 2016 11:38 AM

Now that you mention it your right I forgot about that additional chord change at the end of the verses. I'm amending it now!

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