Murder By Death
"Spring Break 1899"
Red of Tooth and Claw

Standard Tuning

This song is pretty much the same four chords over and over and over. The strumming 
is extremely basic too so it's and pretty awesome song to learn but it's a lot of
fun to play/sing.

CThe (x32010@1)sun is comin' up over the hill...
EOr (022100@1)maybe it's not, I can't even tell.
AmBut (x02210@1)there's a warmth on my face that isn't the blood,
Fand (133211@1)my tears turnin' the snow into mud.
CAnd (x32010@1)I can't feel my left leg, but I think it's still there.
EDid (022100@1)I kill anybody? Hell, I never fight fare.
AmWhat (x02210@1)state am I in? Am I still on the run?
FHas (133211@1)it really been so long since I've seen the sun?
CMy (x32010@1)instincts are tellin' me to pick up and go,
Ebut (022100@1)I can't feel my fingers, and I can't move my toes.
AmThere's (x02210@1)a drained bourbon bottle layin' next to my head,
Fand (133211@1)the piss and vomit are the sheets in my bed.

        CIs (x32010@1)it you?
             ECould (022100@1)it be you?
               Am (x02210@1)                       FDon't (133211@1)want it to.

CI (x32010@1)went out all night drinking, so I took the bait;
EAnd (022100@1)I jumped off the interstate to Highway 8;
AmTo (x02210@1)the bars full of girls who all know me by name.
FThey (133211@1)all drink the same drinks, and they all fuck the same.
CNow (x32010@1)my eyes are turnin' red in this hotel bar,
Eand (022100@1)she's breathin' out smoke as she motions towards the door.
AmThe (x02210@1)kindness of a stranger, or a trick of the trade?
FGod (133211@1)knows I'm not the first mistake that she's made.

       CIs (x32010@1)it you?
             ECould (022100@1)it be you?
               Am (x02210@1)                   FDon't (133211@1)want it to.

[Repeat Chorus]

CI (x32010@1)been down and out. I been spit on for so long.
EI (022100@1)stored my shame in my belly, 'til i needed to be strong.
AmIn (x02210@1)my last guilty moment; Stole a map and a truck.
FIt's (133211@1)pure chance that I haven't already been picked up.
CBut (x32010@1)from here on the slate's clean. I'm headin' way south.
EAlways (022100@1)heard the girls were pretty there, I got to find out.
AmLook (x02210@1)ma, your son's a travelin' man.
F (133211@1)                                                    CI (x32010@1)don't know what I did, now on I'll do all the good I can...

           ECould (022100@1)it be you?
           Am (x02210@1)                 FCould (133211@1)it be you?
            CCould (x32010@1)it be you?
            ECould (022100@1)it be you?
            Am (x02210@1)              FCould (133211@1)it be you?

C (x32010@1) E (022100@1) Am (x02210@1) F(X (133211@1)2)

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