The Decemberists - I Was Meant For The Stage Chords Play it softly and mean it - Brian C I was meant for the stage, F C I was meant for the curtain. C Cmaj9 Am Am7/G I was meant to tread these boards, F C Of this much i am certain. C I was meant for the crowd, F C I was meant for the shouting. C Cmaj9 Am Am7/G I was meant to raise these hands F C G With quiet all about me. oh, oh. C Mother, please, be proud. F C Father, be forgiven. C Cmaj9 Am Am7/G Even though you told me 'Son, F C G you'll never make a living.' oh, oh. G F From the floorboards to the fly, C Here I was fated to reside. G And as I take my final bow, C Was there ever any doubt? F And as the spotlights fade away, C And you're escorted through the foyer, G You will resume your callow ways, C But I was meant for the stage.