• Song:

    The Temptation Of Adam

  • Artist:

    Josh Ritter

  • Album:

    Live At The 9:30 Club (...

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Capo on 1st

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

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

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

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

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