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Laura Laurent ukulele

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Band: Bright Eyes
Song: Laura Laurent
Album: The Story's In The Soil
Tabber: Ryan Romero
Tuning: Standred

F                   Dm         G                      F       
Laura are you still livin' there on your estate of sorrows?
F                      Dm        G                        F
You used to leave it occasionally but now you don't even bother
F              Dm         G            F
to ride the commuter train west to Chicago
F                     Dm    G                   F                     
to stroll through the greenery in the park past the statues

Am                     Am        F               G
how her eyes seemed to follow you, like a hated addiction
Am                         Am                               F             
their beauty carved out of absolutes you could never claim 
or even envision

F                 Dm              G                  F
Laura you were the saddest song in the shape of a woman
F                      Dm       G                      F
yeah I thought you were beautiful but I wept with your movements
F                      Dm         G                        F
but I hope that you're laughing now from that place on the carpet
F                 Dm          G                   F
where we shared a sleeping bag in your sister's apartment
F                 Dm         G                       F
oh how she would worry so, you know I was just a stranger
      F             Dm                    F       
but she asked me to care for you, yes she did 
and I went and betrayed her

Am                     Am                   F                    G
But do you know we're in high demand, Laura, us, people who suffer?
Am                        Am       F                    G
because we don't take to arguing and we're quick to surrender.

F                   Dm        G                      F
Well I think I would call tonight if I still had your number
F                              Dm            G                          F
your thoughts have always laid close to mine, and we're both skipping supper.
F                        Dm             G                  F
But you should never be embarrassed by your trouble with living
F                             Dm                                     
'Cause it's the ones with the sorest throats, Laura,
G                                     F
who have done the most singing


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