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Artist: Mount Eerie 
Song: Soria Moria 
Album: A Crow Looked at Me (2017)

Beautiful song off of the new album by Mount Eerie. 
Be sure to listen to the song for correct picking.

For the interlude part in between each verse, 
slide up and strum for each chord. Listen to
how it's done on the recording for reference.

Bm G Em F#m

[Refrain Chords]
Bm A G Em

The refrain starts on the seventh fret for Bm, down
to the fifth for A, third for G, then to regular Em.

In between verses: Bm G  Em  F#m G A C#m F#m
On Bm, use your third finger to hammer the A string 
into the G. 

Bm           A
Slow pulsing red tower lights
G                  Em
Across a distance, refuge in the dust

[Verse 1]
Bm               G
All my life I can remember longing
Em                         F#m
Looking across the water and seeing lights
          Bm                    G
When I was five or six, we were camping in the islands in July
    Em                          F#m
The tall yellow grass and the rose hips fragrant
Bm                          G
After sunset, island beyond island
Em                     F#m
Undulating and familiar, not far from home
Bm                                             G                           Em
With my fragrant, whittled, cedared drift wood dagger in the mildew canvas tent
                F#m                 Bm
I saw fireworks many miles away but didn't hear them
             G                   Em
And I felt a longing, a childish melancholy
And then I went to sleep
                   Bm                G                      Em                  F#m                  
And the aching was buried, dreaming, aging, reaching for an idea of somewhere other than this place
           Bm               G
That could fold me in clouded yearning
           Em                        F#m
For nowhere actually reachable, the distance was the point

Bm   G    Em   F#m G A C#m F#m  

[Verse 2]
And then when I was twenty-four
G                          Em               F#m              
I followed this ache to an Arctic Norwegian cabin
                       Bm                 G                        
Where I said "fuck the world" in a finally satisfying way
Em                              F#m
I stayed through the winter and emerged as an adult
          Bm                  G
Holding a letter from you, an invitation
So I flew back and drove back
F#m                              Bm          G 
And when we met in person it was instant
          Em                           F#m                        
It didn't matter where we lived as long as we were together
             Bm             G     
And that was really true for thirteen years
        Em         F#m
And the whole time still

Slow pulsing red tower lights
G                  Em                   Bm
Across a distance, refuge in the dust

[Verse 3]
Bm                   G
In January, you were alive still
              Em                           F#m                 Bm      
But chemo had ravaged and transformed your porcelain into some other thing
Something jaundiced and fucked
     Em                         F#m  
They put you in the hospital in Everett
              Bm            G                 Em 
So I gave the baby away and drove up and down I-5 every night
       F#m                    Bm              
Like a satellite bringing you food that you wanted
G                     Em                F#m              
Returning at night to sleep in our bed, cold
       Bm           G          
I went back to feel alone there
    Em                     F#m     
All past selves and future possibilities on hold
       Bm                           G
Well I tore through the dark on the freeway
    Em      F#m          Bm    
The old yearning burning in me
  Bm                     G
I knew exactly where the road bent around
          Em                          F#m
Where the trees opened up and I could see
Bm            G        Bm                 G
Way above the horizon, beyond innumerable islands
    Bm                   G                       Em               F#m
The towers on top of the mountain lit up slowly, silently beaconing
              Bm        G      Em
As if to say "just keep going
           F#m           Bm         G               
There is a place where a wind could erase this for you
        Em                        F#m                Bm
And the branches could white noise you back awake"
     G                 Em              F#m
So I went back to feel alone there but cradled you in me

Bm   G    Em   F#m G A C#m F#m  

[Verse 4]
       Bm                  G 
In the National Gallery in Oslo
          Em              F#m
There's a painting called Soria Moria
  Bm                      G                  Em                F#m              Bm G Em  F#m G C#m F#m 
A kid looks across a deep canyon of fog at a lit up inhuman castle or something
       Bm                  G                         Em                          F#m        
I have not stopped looking across the water from the few difficult spots where you can see
         Bm                         G                      Em          F#m        Bm               G        
That the distance from this haunted house where I lived to Soria Moria is a real traversable space
       Em          F#m
I'm an arrow now
   Bm    G

Slow pulsing red tower lights
G                  Em
Across a distance, refuge in the dust

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