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Okkervil River R.I.P.

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Hey, my little baby, pointing 
D
at the sky’s amazing in the 
Am7
lake now.
G
All of this sensation and no 
D
space on earth to place it where it’s 
Am7
safe now.
  
You’ve got a 
C
big day coming. A 
Em7
big day coming 
Am7
now.
G
Gather, crowd, around me, in the 
D
gutter where you found me. Help me 
Am7
stand now.
  
My 
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body, it is aching, and my 
D
poor old heart is breaking, and I’m 
Am7
so freaked out.
  
We’ve got a 
C
big chance coming. A 
Em7
big chance coming 
Am7
now
G
All the little Sadies and the 
D
literary ladies wish me 
Am7
well now.
  
G
slob upon a plane that through the 
D
air is silver swaying into 
Am7
sun now.
  
G
hightail my cool haircut through the 
D
turnstiles of the airport on the 
Am7
run now
  
Flip a 
G
couple hundred pages; I was 
D
turning thirty-eight. I was a 
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horrible sight.
  
You’ve got a 
C
bad day coming. A 
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sad day coming 
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’round.
  
I’ll wear a 
C
white suit and black sun
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glasses to the last mass 
Am7
now.
Okay.
  
Then give me 
C
one last kiss in your 
Em7
pink silk dress, I 
Am7
guess.
  
Said, “I have 
C
lost all will to,” with my 
Em7
face pressed against your 
Am7
breast.
  
And I have 
C
pilfered the king’s pills 
Em7
From the palace medicine 
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chest.
  
I cried a 
C
quart of crocodile tears on
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to Allison Anne’s pink cham
Am7
pagne glass.
  
I was 
C
escorted from the premi
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ses for being a 
Am7
mess.
  
And it’s 
G
just like when John Howe 
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told me how the Force MDs 
Am7
died.
  
Lou Gehrig’s dis
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ease laid T.C.D. low. Mer
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cury had a heart attack back in 
Am7
’95.
  
And where 
C
DJ Doctor 
Em7
Rock went nobody 
Am7
knows.
  
I see my 
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grandfather, T. Holmes “Bud” 
D
Moore laid up in his hospital 
Am7
clothes.
  
But I think about 
G
Judee Sill dying in some trailer 
D
park, out of cocaine and codeine all 
Am7
alone.
  
It was a 
C
big waste, brother. Such a 
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big waste. Yeah, I 
Am7
know.
  
They had some 
C
great songs; must have been a 
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great time, so long 
Am7
ago.
  
But I 
C
didn’t open up my 
Em7
mouth just to piss and 
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moan.
No way.
G
All the air is glitter and I 
D
went and hit the skating rink 
Am7
alone now.
  
I’ll 
G
watch the kids all skim across the 
D
ice. They look so nice. It was so 
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cold out.
  
And then I 
C
coughed into my cupped 
Em7
hands across the rink so I could 
Am7
hear the band.
G
Two guitars, a drummer, a chick 
D
singer with a Kurzweil on a 
Am7
keyboard stand.
  
And I said, “
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Play that cover,” I said, “
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Play that cover song 
Am7
again.”
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tabs/okkervil_river_r.i.p.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/12 18:09 by harpo_53