The Graveyard Near The House
The Graveyard Near The House The Airborne Toxic Event Capo 1st fret Chords: D A G Bm Intro: D A G Bm Verse D The other day when we were walking by A The graveyard near the house you asked me G If I thought Bm We would ever die D And if life and love both fade so A Predictably we've made ourselves G A kind of Bm Predictable lie. Pre Chorus D So I pictured us like corpses A Lying side by side in pieces G Bm In some dark and lonely plot, under a bough D We looked so silly there, all decomposed A Half turned to dust, in tattered clothes G Bm Though we probably look just as silly now. Chorus G D A Bye bye bye, bye, bye bye, to all this dog-eared innocence G D A I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next Bm Or how to be D A Bm A G But you have no idea 'bout me D Do you? Verse 2 D And it left me to wonder if A People ever know each other, G Or just stumble around like strangers Bm In the dark D Because sometimes you seem so strange to me A I must seem strange to you G We're like two actors Bm Playing our parts. Pre Chorus 2 D Did you memorise your lines? 'Cause I did A Here's the part where I get so mad G Bm I tell you that I can't forget the past D You get so quiet now and you seem somehow A Like a lost and lonely child G Bm And you just hope that the moment won't last. Chorus 2 G D A Bye bye bye, bye, bye bye, to all this dog-eared innocence G D A I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next Bm Or how to be D A Bm A G But you have no idea 'bout me D A Bm A G You have no idea 'bout me D Do you? Bridge G Bm Still there's always a way around G D There's something tying our feet to the ground A Bm A moment passed, we hear how it sounds D A Bm A G And then it seems a little less profound D A Bm A D Like we're all going the same way down D A Bm A D Like we're all going the same way down D A Bm A D I'm just trying to write it all down... D A 'Cause I write songs and you write letters G A We are tied like two in tethers and D A We talk and read, and laugh and sleep G A At night in bed together and D A G A You wake in tears sometimes, I can see the thoughts flash across your eyes D A G A They say, "Darling will you be kind? Will you be a good man and stay behind, Bm When I get old?" G A And then the letters all pass through my head D A Bm With the words that I was told, G A About the fading flesh of life, and love, D A Bm The failures of the bold. G A I could list each crippling fear like I'm D A Bm Reading from a will. D A Bm A G And I'll defy every one and love you still D A Bm A G I will carry you with me up every hill G A And if you die before I die, D A Bm I'll carve your name out of the sky. G A I'll fall asleep with your memory, D A Bm And dream of where you lie. G A D A Maybe better to move on and to let life just carry on, Bm And I may be wrong. D Still I'll try. G A D A Bm Because it's better to love, whether you win, or lose, or die. G A D A Bm It's better to love, whether you win, or lose, or die. G A D A Bm It's better to love, and I will love you 'till I die. A D Thanks!
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