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Oh You Are The Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet And Hold The Earth In Place chords

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Bright Eyes - Oh, You are the Roots That Sleep Beneath my Feet and Hold the Earth in Place

D                             Bm
I met you through a common friend
           G               D
in the attic of my parent's house
         D                    Bm 
and though I didn't know it then
   G                         A 
I soon was finding out
                  Bm                       G
you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet 
       D                         A
and hold the earth in place
each time a faucet opens
words are spoken
       D         A
the water runs away 
and I hear your name
no, nothing has changed 
D Bm G D
         D                     Bm
there was this book I read and loved
       G             D
the story of a ship
        D                        Bm
who sailed around the world and found
        G                  A
that nothing else exists
beyond his own two sails
and wooden shell 
       D                 A
and what is held within
all else is sure to pass
we clutch and grasp
       D                            A
and debate what's truly permanent
but when the wind starts to shift
there's no argument

   D                            Bm 
I sing and drink and sleep on floors
      G                     A
and try hard not to be annoyed
     D            Bm          G
by all these people worrying about me
                    D                                   Bm 
so when I'm suffering through some awful drive
             G             A
you occasionally cross my mind
            D                      Bm                   G
it's my hidden hope that you are still among them

well are you?

                       Bm                          G
Oh, you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet 
        D                        A
and hold the earth in place
each time a curtain opens
sunlight pours in
     D          A
a lifetime melts away
and we share a name
on some picturesque grave

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yoshima 572 Jun 19, 2007 06:05 AM

Yeah....that interlude bit is wrong. The verse is good although its not lined up properly.

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KurdtStaley 50 Oct 17, 2010 08:20 PM

Yeah that "sing and drink" part is wrong. I haven't played along with the song or anything but I'm pretty sure he's playing a D at "to be annoyed" the A sounds way off.

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itsjustbrody 20 Jan 29, 2011 01:30 AM

Transpose everything up a half step and it sounds right to me.

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