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hanging from a hit

The timing is probably a bit off in places because of the way the song is written. I'm sure you can figure it out.

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What 
G
this night wants is 
Bm
what it gets,
  
strung in 
Em
silken knots,
  
lit by cigarettes 
Am
flaring side by 
Em
side,
  
with the 
D
streets all wet,
  
as the only thing that’s 
G
bright.
  
And I don’t 
Bm
need to cross that 
Em
bridge.
I find I’m swinging
  
or sail
Am
ing ov
Em
er the 
D
pit tonight.
  
I’m hanging from a 
G
hit
  
tonight was 
Bm
wild enough
  
to order 
Em
up and toss across my 
Am
lips. 
Em
 
D
C
 What’s making all my 
D
tears 
G
  
is 
Bm
taking all my 
Em
fears aw
Am
ay. 
  
But I 
Em
don’t need to 
D
cry,
  
because now I’m 
G
clear. 
Bm Em Am Em D
  
G
moth that’s swerving 
Bm
through the sage.
  
Em
creature crashing from a cage.
  
Am
shadow vapor
Em
ized by a 
D
new sun ray.
  
A day she spends the 
C
night, and I can hear her 
D
sighing
  
as she’s 
G
almost as
Bm
leep on one 
Em
side,
  
and I lie 
Am
back on my pi
Em
llow 
  
and 
D
ask what her husband is 
G
like.
Bm
 
Em
 
Am
 
Em
 
D
  
And she says, “I 
G
smile polite,
  
and I 
Bm
tip and tithe,
  
and I 
Em
see the sights with a well-trained eye.
  
But I calmly 
Am
cry,
  
because I’m too 
Em
much mine 
D
without him.
  
And I 
G
lie, reclined where the 
Bm
room is quiet,
  
and it’s 
Em
quiet at night.
The soft silk is fine
  
and the 
Am
waves are white,
  
but the 
Em
wind has 
D
died without him.
  
And I 
G
scream my smiles,
  
and I 
Bm
want my wires and I 
Em
need my stripes.
  
And I read the lines until I 
Am
lid my eyes,
  
and I’m 
Em
losing time 
D
without him.
  
And she says, I ig
G
nite inside
  
and I 
Bm
flash with fire
  
and I 
Em
limp from life
and I’m blazing blind
  
and I’m 
Am
surging live
  
and 
Em
give up my mind 
D
when with him.
  
And then 
C
every dream 
D
inside turns to 
G
flames,
  
fades to 
Bm
grey, and is 
Em
dying. And the 
Am
smoke rises
Em
into a 
D
white, blank, bare, broke-open 
G
sky.” 
Bm Em Am Em D
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