• Song:

    The Temptation Of Adam

  • Artist:

    Josh Ritter

  • Album:

    Live At The 9:30 Club (...

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-The Temptation of Adam-
-Josh Ritter-
Alt. Tuning: C# F# B E Ab C# (1 and A half steps down)
Chords are still formed the same

C                 G 
If this was the Cold War 
         B7                Em
We could keep each other warm 
       G                D             C        G
I said on the first occasion that I met Marie
        C                       G 
We were crawling through the hatch 
             B7             Em
That was the missile silo door 
      G                   D                   C          G  
And I dont think that she really thought that much of me 
        Em                      G
I never had to learn to love her  
       Em                      G 
Like I learned to love the bomb 
         Em             G            D    G/B  C      
She just came along and started to ignore me 
          Em                    G
But as we waited for the big one 
          Em             G
I started singing her my songs 
      Em                G                 D   G/B  C 
And I think she started feeling something for me 

We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside
What five letters spelled apocalypse she asked me 
I won her over saying w-w-i-i-i 
Oh she smiled and we both knew that she misjudged me 
Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you 
Fell almost like a home of swords or something 
And you would keep the warhead missile silo good as knew 
And I'd watch you with my thumb above the button 

Then one night you found me in my army issue cot 
And you told me of your flash of inspiration 
You said fusion was the broken heart thats lonelys only thought 
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations 
Oh Marie do you remember all the time we used to take 
Wed make our love and then ransack the rations 
I think about you leaving now in the avalanche cascades 
My eyes get washed away in chain reactions 

Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map 
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found 
But I would only need one pin to show where my loves at 
In a top secret location 300 feet under the ground 
Oh we could hold each other close 
We'd stay up every night 
Looking up into the dark like its the night sky 
Pretend this giant missile is an old oak tree instead 
And Id carve your name in hearts into the warhead 

Oh Marie theres something tells me things just wont work out at all 
That our love would live a half-life on the surface 
So at night while your are sleeping I hold you closer just because 
As our time grows short I get a little nervous 
So I think about the big one 
Would we ever really care the world had ended? 
Your could hold me here forever 
Like youre holding me tonight 
I think about that big red button and Im tempted
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