Storytelling Belle and Sebastian
[G]Picture a scene in your mind[Bm]
Look at all the [C]people and take n[A]ote of the setting behind[D]
[C]Listen, wa[Bm]tch, and w[Am]ait, a plot be[D]gins to take shape
[G]There's a story and the[Bm]n, characters will [C]come to you
[A]Relating events as the[D]y choose to
But [C]all their [Bm]words and [Am]actions come en[D]tirely from you[G]
If you're a s[G]toryteller you [Bm]might think you're withou[C]t responsi[D#]bility
And you can [G]lead your characters [Bm]anywhere you want[C], you have im[D#]munity
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[G]Have you considered the wa[Bm]y
People might re[C]act to all the [A]things that your characters [D]say?
And are their [C]actions ha[Bm]nd in ha[Am]nd with what you [D]want to portray?
Are you [G]sick? Are you crippled? In[Bm]sane?
Ex[C]pressing the de[A]sires that daren't speak thei[D]r name?
[C]Are y[Bm]ou the o[Am]ne to be [D]blamed?
Now you're a s[G]toryteller you [Bm]might think you're withou[C]t responsi[D#]bility
But in di[G]rections, actions and [Bm]words, cause and effect[C], you need con[D#]sistency
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[G]How can you finish the tal[Bm]e?
Lives which have [C]played a part
Are [A]summarized from the [D]very start
And [C]episode[Bm]s left ou[Am]t to make it [D]all go your way
[G]"It's a might big [Bm]world
[C]Some of it I've s[A]een
But mostly I[D]'ve only heard
And s[C]tories ar[Bm]e all fi[Am]ction from their [D]moment of [G]birth"
You're just a s[G]toryteller, you're not[Bm] trying to escap[C]e responsi[D#]bility
If we be[G]lieve you then you're suc[Bm]cessful but you don't[C] make claims of [D#]verity
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