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My Good Deed

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(Played without capo, though it sounds nice with the capo on the fourth fret and chords relative)
G Bm Em 
G
I tried to save a girl I truly 
Bm
loved and didn’t quite know how to
Em
 help her.
  
So now she’s 
G
sleeping as her parents up a
Bm
bove cry over things that they can’t 
Em
tell her.
  
And 
Am
when I did my good deed I thought I’d 
D
feel unbroken 
Em
gladness,
  
but 
Am
standing in the street alone I 
D
just felt sinking s
Em
adness. 
B7
  
Girl, your 
C
dad will not us 
G
bless, so hang up 
Bm
your veil and d
Em
ress.
  
Look at 
C
me and take one gue
G
ss where the 
D
best-intentioned 
D7
love will lead us.
G
I once felt a feeling fully 
Bm
through, though I knew I shouldn’t 
Em
feel it,
  
because to 
G
act on it I’d be a person
Bm
 who should be slapped into a 
Em
straitjacket.
  
So 
Am
every time it comes around I 
D
just let it die 
Em
inside me.
  
You said, 
Am
“I only come around because I 
D
just need you to hide 
Em
me,” 
B7
  
so we 
C
knelt in those dead 
G
weeds, sticks and sharp 
Bm
rocks cutting into our 
Em
knees.
  
And I 
C
thought that we would 
G
freeze, but there was 
D
just too much warm 
D7
blood in our bodies.
G
I’m not going to make you take the 
Bm
pills, though you should really think 
Em
about it.
G
The fire by which we both were almost 
Bm
killed glowed so beautiful, don’t 
Em
doubt it
  
but 
Am
we have to make a choice now; 
D
can we glow without 
Em
it? 
B7
  
There’s a 
C
space I tried to 
G
fill, but I’m 
Bm
seeing now I never 
Em
will.
  
You fly 
C
around while I stand 
G
still, until I 
D
slowly just get 
D7
smaller and smaller.
G
I tried to save a girl I truly 
Bm
loved, and I never would 
Em
desert her.
  
When 
G
we both found out that I was dreaming 
Bm
of the day I thoroughly could 
Em
hurt her.
  
And I 
Am
saw myself inside her eyes; this 
D
shrinking would-be 
Em
savior
Am
resented her for never needing 
D
me and I couldn’t wait just to 
Em
betray her. 
B7
  
So we 
C
drove back to her 
G
place from the 
Bm
temporary home that we had 
Em
made,
  
and I 
C
stepped back into the 
G
street,
  
feeling the 
D
fullest moment of my 
D7
life slowly shrink away
  
from 
G
me.
(play until the end)
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