• Song:

    The Temptation Of Adam

  • Artist:

    Josh Ritter

  • Album:

    Live At The 9:30 Club (...

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Capo on 1st

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

C                 G          B7                Em
We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside
       G                D             C        G
What five letters spell ?apocalypse? she asked me
  C            G      B7    Em
I won her over saying ?W.W.I.I.I.?
       G                   D            C        G
She smiled and we both knew that she?d misjudged me
       Em          G       Em                G 
Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you
         Em             G            D    G/B  C    
It felt almost like a home of sorts or something 
       Em              G               Em          G 
And you would keep the warhead missile silo good as new
      Em                G                 D   G/B  C 
And I?d watch you with my thumb above the button 

C                 G          B7                Em
Then one night you found me in my army issue cot
       G                D             C        G
And you told me of your flash of inspiration 
         C              G                   B7            Em
You said fusion was the broken heart that?s lonely?s only thought
       G                D             C        G
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations
       Em          G       Em                G 
Oh Marie do you remember all the time we used to take
         Em             G            D    G/B  C  
We?d make our love and then ransack the rations
       Em          G       Em                G 
I think about you leaving now and the avalanche cascades 
         Em             G            D    G/B  C  
And my eyes get washed away in chain reactions 

   C                  G                  B7                Em
Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
           G                D            C             G
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found 
    C            G               B7                  Em
But I would only need one pin to show where my heart?s at 
     G          D            C              G
In a top secret location three hundred feet under the ground
            Em              G           Em            G 
We could hold each other close and stay up every night 
        Em          G                 D    G/B  C
Looking up into the dark like it?s the night sky
Em                 G             Em           G 
And pretend this giant missile is an old oak tree instead
    Em                G               D    G/B  C
And carve our name in hearts into the warhead

   C                            G              B7               Em
Oh Marie there?s something tells me things just won?t work out above
         G                 D                C        G
That our love would live a half-life on the surface
      C                    G                   B7          Em
So at night while you are sleeping I hold you closer just because
       G                D              C        G
As our time grows short I get a little nervous 
     Em              G        Em                G 
I think about the Big One, W.W.I.I.I.
         Em          G                  D    G/B  C
Would we ever really care the world had ended
           Em           G       Em                    G 
You could hold me here forever like you?re holding me tonight
        Em                 G             D    G/B  C
I look at that great big red button and I?m tempted!
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