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The Graveyard near the house - The Airborne Toxic Event

Capo 3

Intro: C G C F

C                                       G
The other day, when we were walking by the graveyard near the house,
             C                           F
You asked me if I thought we would ever die.
         C                      G
And if life and love both fade so predictably,
           C                                F
We've made ourselves a kind of predictable life.

            C                             G
And so I pictured us like corpses, lying side by side in pieces,
          C                            F
In some dark and lonely blood under a bow.
               C                                 G
We looked so silly there, all decomposed, half turned to dust,
                              C                          F
In tattered clothes, but we probably look just as silly now.

         C                              G
Bye bye bye bye, bye bye to all this dogged innocence.
           C                                  F
I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next,
           C
Or how to be.
             C  F  Em  G    C     Em
But you have no idea about me, do you?

        C                            G
And it left me to wonder if people will ever know each other
           C                                     F
By just stumbling around like strangers in the dark.
           C                            
'Cause sometimes you seem so strange to me,
   G
I must seem strange to you.
                 C                  F
We're like two actors playing our parts.

            C 
Did you memorize your lines? 'Cause I did. 
        G
Here's the part where I get so mad,
           C                    F
I tell you I can't forget the past.
            C                          
You get so quiet now, and you seem, somehow,
        G
Like a lost and lonely child.
              C                          F
And you just hope that the moment won't last.

         C                             G
Bye bye bye bye, bye bye to all this dogged innocence.
           C                                  F
I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next,
           C
Or how to be.
             C  F  Em  G    C
But you have no idea about me.
         C  F  Em  G    C      Em
You have no idea about me, do you?

              C            Em
So there's always a way around.
           C                              Em
There's something tying our feet to the ground,
                                   F
A moment passed, we hate how it sounds.

         C        F    Em   G    C
And it seems a little less profound,
            C    F        Em   G   C
Like we're all going the same way down.
            C    F        Em   G    C
Yeah we're all going the same way down,
           C    F   Em      G     C
I'm just trying to write it all down.

                C                     G
'Cause I write songs, and you write letters,
         C                   G
We are tied like two, in tethers.
        C                         G                C          G
And we talk and read, and laugh and sleep, at night in bed, together.
          C                G
And you wake in tears sometimes,
                  C                       G
I can see the thoughts flash across your eyes.
             C                   G
They say "Darling, will you be kind?
                     C             G              F
Will you be a good man, and stay behind if I get old?"
               
                Am                         G
And then the letters all pass through my head,
          Em        G       C
With the words that I was told,
            Am                  G               Em    G        C
About the fading flesh of life and love, the failures of the bold.
        Am                  G             Em      G     C
I can list each crippling fear like I'm reading from a will.

           C  F    Em        G        C
And I'll defy everyone and love you still,
          C   F       Em      G     C
I will carry you with me up every hill.
           Am            G                    Em       G      C
And if you die before I die, I'll carve your name out of the sky,
            Am                G         Em       G        C
I'll fall asleep with your memory and dream of where you lie.

             C                           G
It may be better to move on, and to let life just carry on,
               C
And I may be wrong.
                 F
But still, I'll try.

              Am        G               Em     G       C
'Cause it's better to love whether you win or lose or die,
            Am        G               Em      G       C
Yeah, It's better to love whether you win or lose or die.
       Am        G               Em        G     C
It's better to love, and I will love you 'til I die.


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