Your Black Dog

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Your black dog’s afraid of thunder
She thinks it’s gonna hurt
So she’s hiding in the corner
Hunkered down making it worse

But there’s a reason for that fear
Even if it serves no need
The problem’s not how we got here
The problem’s where this leads

When you look up at the smokestack
To see if it will snow
You tell me which way the wind is blowing
And how it is you know

But I think you’re full of shit
And it’s coloring your eyes
Good thing it doesn’t matter except
For truth or dare or lies

So I had a talk with God myself
Just the other day
He said he was a fraud
Then he asked why I don’t pray

I looked him straight in the eye
I didn’t know what to say
So I just chuckled when he smiled
And we went our separate ways
Yeah we went our separate ways

Capo 3rd fret:

Em repeats
|----------------------
|----------------------
|----------------------
|-------2--------------
|---2-------2---2------
|-0---0---0---0--------

 Am       -       G       -
|----------------------------------
|----------------------------------
|-------2-------2-------0-------0--
|---2-------2-------0-------0------
|-----0-------0-------2-------2----
|-0-------0-------3-------3--------

 D        -       Em      -
|----------------------------------
|----------------------------------
|-------2-------2------------------
|---0-------0-----------2----------
|-----0-------0-----2-------2---2--
|-2-------2-------0---0---0---0----
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Misshapen Man

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I’m a misshapen man
I’ve got brains in my hands
But I still don’t know what to hold on to

And so everything slips
Through my finger tips
I can’t seem to get what I give you

Rust grows out of a frame like the metal is eating the air
Dust collects on top like a falling of snow in slow winter

If I gave so much more
Would it all start to pour
Back out and over and drown me

Or would I just go dry
Shrivel up here and die
All alone just a skin draped on empty

Rust grows out of a frame like the metal is eating the air
Dust collects on top like a falling of snow in slow winter

Fingerpick the lowest 4 strings of the guitar
with the following chord patterns

Verse:
  G  C  G  C  G  D  C  G  C
|------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------
|-0--2--0--2--0--0--2--0--2----------------
|-2--3--2--3--2--0--3--2--3----------------
|-3--3--3--3--3--2--0--3--3----------------

Chorus:
  Em G D C
|------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------
|-0--0-0-0---------------------------------
|-2--0-0-2---------------------------------
|-2--2-0-3---------------------------------
|-0--3-2-0---------------------------------
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Trip To The Ocean

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When you’re walking up hill on a rocky trail
Do you ever wonder why you keep going?
Why did you start and why don’t you stop?
What will there be when you get to the top?

Now there’s a trip to the ocean that you’re not taking
Can’t get past yourself and what you’ve been making
You move back and forth, round in circles you go
You’ll get there when you get there but you never go

Ooooooohh hooo hooo oooh hooo… why don’t you go…
Ooooooohh hooo hooo oooh hooo… why don’t you go…

If it’s the journey not the destination
Why did you pick this direction to go?
If you turned around would you find your way back?
If you left the path could you make a new track?

Now there’s a trip to the ocean that you’re not taking
Can’t get past yourself and what you’ve been making
You move back and forth, round in circles you go
You’ll get there when you get there but you never go

Ooooooohh hooo hooo oooh hooo… why don’t you go…
Ooooooohh hooo hooo oooh hooo… why don’t you go…

Capo 3rd fret

Verse:
G - G7 - D - C - G - Am
G - D - G - C
G - D - G - C

Chorus:
Em - C - Am - C7 walk down back to Em like below...

Ooohhh part:
G - G7 - C - C7

Walkdown:
|-0---0---0---0---0-----------
|-1---1---1---0---0-----------
|-3---2---0---0---0-----------
|-2---0---2---0h1-2-----------
|-3---0---0---0---2-----------
|-----------------------------
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Follow Me I’ll Lead

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Come on and follow me I’ll lead
You write the gospels and take what you need
Put me up on a cross watch me bleed
That’s the pattern the cycle repeats

First you love and then you hate
Gotta have someone to blame
Because you cannot live with that weight

Open your mouth and show me your teeth
You are just acting defenseless and weak
But acting is real if you let it be
The way that you live giving up what is free

First you love and then you hate
Gotta have someone to blame
Because you cannot live with that weight

Always pretending that you don’t believe
What anyone tells you but you never peak
Behind the veils and lights flickering
In your eyes you won’t really open to see

First you love and then you hate
Gotta have someone to blame
Because you cannot live with that weight

Come on and follow me I’ll lead
You write the gospels and take what you need
Put me up on a cross watch me bleed
That’s the pattern the cycle repeats

Capo on 3rd fret

Verse:
G - D - C - Em - D7

Chorus:
D - C - G
D - C - G
D - C - B7 - E7 - Am7 - G
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Dirt Farmer’s Daughter

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You’re a dirt farmer’s daughter
I’m an iron miner’s son
Where do we think we’re going?
We aren’t fooling anyone

We’re right back where we started
Didn’t really get too far
Thinking we could escape this
But it’s just who we are

We’re gonna reach down again
Lift this weight
And keep carrying on

We’re the first generation
With a useless education
That we bought and paid for
With this here situation

Now we’re laid over a barrel
And underneath the weight
It seems so overwhelming
The price still to be paid

We’re gonna reach down again
Lift this weight
And keep carrying on

We gave up on religion
Our grandparents still had God
Mom & Dad had the fear
But somehow we lost it all

Not that God would have helped us
In the long walk alone
We’ve just got to hold our selves up
Doesn’t matter where we go

We’re gonna reach down again
Lift this weight
And keep carrying on

We’re gonna reach down again
Lift this weight
And keep carrying on

Capo 5th fret

Verse:
|-------2----------------2-------------2-----------------
|-------3----------------3-------------3-----------------
|-------2----------------2-------------2-----------------
|-----0-0-/-/--0h2p0-----0-----------0-0-/-/-0h2p0-------
|-0-2----------------2p0-0-/-/---0-2---------------2p0---
|--------------------------------------------------------

|---------3--------------3------------2------------2-----
|---------0--------------0------------3------------3-----
|---------0--------------0------------2------------2-----
|---------0--------------0------------0------------0-----
|-2p0-----2------2p0-----2------0h2p0-0------0h2p0-0-----
|-----2-3-3-/-/------2-3-3-/-/--------2-/-/--------2-/-/-


Chorus:
|---------0------------3-------------------2-------------
|---------2------------0-------------------3-------------
|---------0------------0-----2-4p0---------2-------------
|-----0-2-2------0h2s4-0-----------2p0---0-0-------------
|-0h2-----0-/-/--------2-/-/-----------2---0-/-/---------
|----------------------3---------------------------------
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Iron Birds

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There I was a father all alone there in my room
Gotten where I headed but in not a bit too soon
I was in the moment long before I arrived at noon
But the reasons weren’t so simple as the flowers were in bloom

You will never feel what I do when I say my name
You will never look out from these eyes
You will never feel the pride or live the feeling of shame I do
Every day I’m alive

Candy coated medicines you really shouldn’t take
Gonna mess you up girl they gonna keep you awake
But it surely will not lessen gravity on your weight
Gonna pull you down so low you’ll never be the same

But you still will never feel what I do when I say my name
You will never look out from these eyes
You will never feel the pride or live the feeling of shame I do
Every day I’m alive

Iron birds these heavy words are hawks to lift you up
To a sky full of bright sunlight shining sure enough
If you’ll let me hold you like you’re water in my cup
I won’t spill you out I’ll keep you under lip and love

But you still will never feel what I do when I say my name
You will never look out from these eyes
You will never feel the pride or live the feeling of shame I do
Every day I’m alive

Capo 3rd fret

Verse:
D7 - D    repeats

Chorus:
G - D - G - D
G - D - C - A7 - D

D7 played:
|---|---|---|---
|---|---|-3-|---
|---|-1-|---|---
|---|---|---|---
|---|---|-2-|---
|---|-T-|---|---
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Nobody Knows You

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Always keeping up with the current news
Little pieces of conversation you could use
In deep discussions you rehearse in your head
Where everybody there wants your opinions said
Because you’ve read everything on the topic that exists
You wrote pages and pages and made up all the lists
Of what we will do when we get where we’re going
But for now the direction I guess you just aren’t showing

Nobody knows you… like I do
Nobody knows you…
But you know love true

There’s such a rich world spinning around behind your eyes
Little girl, straight and curled up, I hear it in your sigh
You should make it up as you go along that’s the way to go
Where your taking all of us when you don’t really know
What you give out to the people looking for your leading
Is enough but it’s barely some of what you’ve been reading
The stacks of books that you spend all that time inside of
Turning pages where the real people change and fight and love

Nobody knows you… like I do
Nobody knows you…
But you know love true

Now let’s give up on trying to keep up with them
They’re not going anywhere except where they’ve already been
I’ll listen to what you say you can tell me what to do
Because I know what you have to tell me we both always knew

Nobody knows you… like I do
Nobody knows you…
But you know love true

Verse:
D - G - A7sus4 - A7
repeats

Chorus:
D - G - G - D
D - G - G - A7 - G - A7
D - G - D - D
D - G - D - D
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What Are You Doing?

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Tap, tap, tap tapping on a sheet of glass
Stomach ache regurgitate what you swallowed too fast
You can’t have a meal with the little crumbs of bread
Scattered through the trees you’ll never find out where they led

They’re always asking what are you doing?
They’re always asking what are you doing?

The tiny little shiny little perfect cubes of salt
You throw over your shoulder to cover up your faults
Like bees that swarm around you in a living cloud
Of burning like needles in your ears so prickle loud

They’re always asking what are you doing?
They’re always asking what are you doing?

There’s no real of awareness their omnipresent eyes
Staring into nothing but lines of empty lies
I know you like you know me, together we know not
The other rope wrapped standing center in the empty lot

They’re always asking what are you doing?
They’re always asking what are you doing?
They’ll just keep asking what are you doing?
But no one really cares what you are doing
Yeah I don’t really care what you are doing
So please would you keep it to yourself?

Capo 3rd fret

Verse:
C-Am-C-Am-C-Am-C-Em

Chorus:
F-G7-C-C
F-G7-C-C

End part last chorus:
F-G7-C-Am
F-G7-C-Am
F-G7-C-Am
Em-Dm-G

C chord played
[]---|---|---|---
[]-1-|---|---|---
[]---|---|---|---
[]---|-2-|---|---
[]---|---|-3-|---
[]---|---|-T-|---

G7 chord played
[]---|---|-4-|---
[]---|---|---|---
[]---|---|---|---
[]---|---|-3-|---
[]---|-1-|---|---
[]---|---|-2-|---
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Head Of A Pin

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Little white pools like swirling galaxies
Sucking stars like a magnet in a bowl of bearings
Drawn in and indistinguishable… indeterminable
But they will determine it all

Now you roll with it and hope it goes
Because nobody knows if it will happen this way
It’s unnatural… it’s unbelievable
But I really want to believe

This is life uncertain and painful
Everything you ever wanted
On the head of a pin

A single planet… you’re not alone
There’s no shell of clouds to block the son
I am different… I’m indifferent
But it means everything to me

This is life uncertain and painful
Everything you ever wanted
On the head of a pin

Capo 5th fret

Verse:
 C               Em              G                 B7
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------
|-------1-------|-------0-------|-----------------|-------0-------
|---0-----0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---2-----2---2-
|-----2-----2---|-----2-----2---|---------0-------|-----1-----1---
|-3-------------|-2-------------|-----2-------2---|-2-------------
|---------------|---------------|-3---------------|---------------

 C               Em              G                 Am              D              
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------
|-------1-------|-------0-------|-----------------|-------1-------|-------3-------
|---0-----0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---2-----2---2-|---2-----2---2-
|-----2-----2---|-----2-----2---|---------0-------|-----2-----2---|-----0-----0---
|-3-------------|-2-------------|-----2-------2---|-0-------------|---------------
|---------------|---------------|-3---------------|---------------|-2-------------

 G                 C               Em              B7              B7                               
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------                               
|-----------------|-------1-------|-------0-------|-------0-------|-------0-------                               
|---0---0---0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---2-----2---2-|---2-----2---2-                               
|---------0-------|-----2-----2---|-----2-----2---|-----1-----1---|-----1-----1---                               
|-----2-------2---|-3-------------|---------------|-2-------------|-2-------------                               
|-3---------------|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|---------------

Chorus: (before chorus play Am instead of B7 ending on verse)
 D               C               Am              D              
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------
|-------3-------|-------1-------|-------1-------|-------3-------
|---2-----2---2-|---0-----0---0-|---2-----2---2-|---2-----2---2-
|-----0-----0---|-----2-----2---|-----2-----2---|-----0-----0---
|---------------|-3-------------|-0-------------|---------------
|-2-------------|---------------|---------------|-2-------------

 G                 C               G                 C              
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------
|-----------------|-------1-------|-----------------|-------1-------
|---0---0---0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|---0-----0---0-
|---------0-------|-----2-----2---|---------0-------|-----2-----2---
|-----2-------2---|-3-------------|-----2-------2---|-3-------------
|-3---------------|---------------|-3---------------|---------------

 G                 C               D               D              
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------2-----
|-----------------|-------1-------|-------3-------|-------3-------
|---0---0---0---0-|---0-----0---0-|---2-----2---2-|---2-------2---
|---------0-------|-----2-----2---|-----0-----0---|-----0-------0-
|-----2-------2---|-3-------------|---------------|---------------
|-3---------------|---------------|-2-------------|-2-------------
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My Model

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I’m building this model of the world inside
Gonna use it to figure out why you lied

And why you never will tell me what you really want
But somehow you expect me to have it waiting out front

So I’m recreating how your thoughts get made
So I can stay ahead of you in all the games we play

And then I’ll be the father and I’ll be the son
I might not even bother to tell anyone
Because they wouldn’t believe me so why should I tell
I’ll just leave you there treading water in that well

Sometimes you’re so predictable sometimes you’re easy to use
It’s because I’ve got you figured out and now I’ll never lose

In all the time it took me to get my head all wrapped
I could have had my way with you, avoided all the crap

It’s such a simple design now that I’ve got it all done
And to think you thought you would always be the one

So soon I’ll be the father and I’ll be the son
I won’t not even bother to tell anyone
Because they wouldn’t believe me so why should I tell
I’ll just leave you there treading water in that well

Yeah I am the father and I am the son
It’s not worth my time telling anyone
Nobody believes me no matter how I yell
So there’s nothing doing it’s both heaven and hell

Capo 3rd fret:
e|-----------------------------------------------------
B|---------1----------0----------3------------0--------
G|-----0---0--------0-0----------2------------0--------
D|-0h2-----2--2p0-----0------0---0------------0--------
A|-------3-3------3---2--2h3---0----0-2p0-----2--------
E|----------------------------------------2-3----------

e|-----------------------------------------------------
B|---------1------------0------------3------------0----
G|-3p0-2 0-0--0-3p0-2-0-0------------2--2-3p2-0-0-0----
D|---------2------------0--0-2p0-2-0-0------------0----
A|---------3------------2------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------
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