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"Secret of the Easy Yoke"
Written by David Bazan

Foreword: Pedro the Lion was formed by David Bazan in 1995.  While many artists 
have accompanied Bazan, both on tours and recorded works, he 
formidably remained the solitary creator over Pedro the Lion's eleven year 
career.  Today, after four LP's and numerous EP and 7" releases, 
Bazan continues to tour, playing many of the songs from his past as well as a 
selection of new material.

Tuning: DADF#BE

Intro. & Verse:
     1   &   2   &  ah 3   &   4   &     1   &   2   &  ah 3   &   4   &
E |-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D |--12--12--12--12-12-12--12------12-|--12--12--12--12-12-12--12--12--12--|
A |--9---9---9---9--9--10--9-------9--|--10--10--10--10-9--9---9---9---9---|
D |--9---9---9---9--9--9---9-------9--|--0---0---0---0--0--0---0---0---0---|

Intro. & Verse (continued)
     1   &   2   &   3   &   4   e   &   ah
E |------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------| Repeat entire phrasing
D |--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--| as many times as needed
A |--7---7---9---9---10--10--9---9---9---9---| to comply with the lyrics
D |--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|

Note: During the verse progressions, David will sometimes use just the chord
listed on beat 1, (bottom section) strumming it all the way through the 
entire 4 beats.

Chorus:                          ...then play this (1st time through)
E |-----|-----|                  |------------------------------------|
B |-----|-----| Strum each chord |------------------------------------|
F#|-----|-----| accordingly for  |------------------------------------|
D |--5--|--9--|   two measures   |--12--12--12--12-12-12--12--12--12--| 
A |--2--|--5--|    (8 beats)     |--9---9---9---9--9--10--9---9---9---|
D |--2--|--5--|     <------      |--9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9---9---|

*repeat strummed chords once again, this time using this phrase to end it.

     1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
E |-------------------------| 
B |--(ring out each chord)--| Note: Although these are the general chords
F#|-------------------------| used throughout the progression, David does use
D |--12~---11----9~---------| variations.  If you want it exactly as he plays
A |--9~----7~----5~---------| it, listen to the recording(s).
D |--9~----7~----5~---------|

*Repeat verse progressions once again.  Followed by another chorus.

Bridge: (x2) "Is this is only a test?  I hope that I'm passing."
E |-----|-----|----------|-----|
B |-----|-----|----------|-----|
F#|-----|-----|----------|-----| Each measure is strummed
D |--7--|--9--|--12--14--|--5--| respectively for 4 beats.
A |--5--|--7--|--9---10--|--2--|
D |--5--|--7--|--9---10--|--2--|

Outro: (x3) "Peace be still"
     1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  ah (repeat) 1   &   2   &  ah 3   & ah 4   & 
E |-----------------------------|-----|------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------|-----|------------------------------------|
D |--0--0-----0--0--0-----o--0--|--0--|--0---0-------0--0--0-----0--0---0--|
A |--x--x-----x--x--x-----x--x--|--x--|--x---x-------x--x--x-----x--x---x--| 
D |--5--5-----5--5--5-----5--5--|--7--|--12--12------11-11-11----4--4---4--|


I could hear the church bells ringing
they pealed aloud your praise
the member's faces were smiling
with their hands outstretched to shake
it's true they did not move me
my heart was hard and tired
their perfect fire annoyed me
I could not find you anywhere
could someone please tell me the story
of sinners ransomed from the fall
I still have never seen you, and some days
I don't love you at all

the devoted were wearing bracelets
to remind them why they came
some concrete motivation
when the abstract could not do the same
but if all that's left is duty, I'm falling on my sword
at least then, I would not serve an unseen distant lord

could someone please tell me the story
of sinners ransomed from the fall
I still have never seen you, and some days
I don't love you at all
is this only a test
I hope that I'm passing, 'cause I'm losing steam
but I still want to trust you

peace be still (x3) 


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