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Oedipus Rex Act 3  Misc. Your Songs



F[E]or too long, Oe[C]dipus had pon[G]dered on the past
Won[E]dering if the ora[C]cle was t[G]rue
The an[E]swer soon c[C]ame with the me[G]ssenger
W[E]ho bro[C]ught the n[G]ews
Joc[D]asta ques[C]tioned him; fo[G]und that Polybus was dead
Th[D]at's right, Oedipus' s[C]o-called dad; he's d[G]ead, that's what I said
Sic[D]kness t[C]ook ol' Po[G]lybus down
[D]He just cou[C]ldn't win the f[G]ight
But Oed[D]ipus w[C]as supposed to k[G]ill him
W[D]as the or[C]acle just n[G]ot right?
Rea[D]ssurance sl[C]ightly returned to Oe[G]dipus' head
But [D]he still fe[C]ared the thought of his mo[G]ther's bed
A[D]way from Cor[C]inth, Oedipus w[G]ould stay
D C (No chords) G
Would he return? Yeah right, that would be the day

The me[Am]ssenger then br[C]ought even m[G]ore dreadful words
[Am]He had saved Oed[C]ipus while wat[G]ching his herd
D[Am]oubt was pre[C]sent; vi[G]sions were blurred
The th[Am]ought of the sit[C]uation [G]was just absurd
But th[Am]ere were the s[C]cars of the p[G]ins and the tree
And Jo[Am]casta fo[C]und the truth of her sh[E]ady memories
Oe[G]dipus s[Em]ent for the se[C]rvant of L[D]aius the king
N[G]ot looking [Em]out for h[C]is own w[D]ell being
Oed[G]ipus was det[Em]ermined, the que[C]stions he did a[D]sk
[G]He must [Em]know the t[C]ruth of his p[D]ast
The she[G]pherd was rel[Em]uctant; the se[C]crets he would n[D]ot reveal
T[G]he suspense is bui[Em]lding; [C]it all seems [D]so surreal
A[G]fter threatening the she[Em]pherd, tr[C]ying to start a b[D]rawl
O[Am]edipus found that the or[C]acle was t[G]rue after all
Jo[Am]casta f[C]ound the tr[G]uth out all along
[Am]Her and her s[C]on, eww, t[G]hat's just wrong
[Am]She knew what had hap[C]pened, her m[G]ind was a wreck
She fo[Am]und eternal ha[C]ppiness in the r[G]ope around her neck
Oe[Am]dipus heard that s[C]he was dead; he b[G]roke into the chamber
He [Am]saw Jocasta ha[C]nging there; he cou[G]ldn't control his anger
Am (softly)
Sooo..... (Here comes Slipknot)

(no chords) E
He pushed the pins into his eyes

It's the o[C]nly thing that slowly stopped the p[E]ain

Of h[C]is denial, it was all in v[E]ain
H[C]is decree, he must now o[E]bey
And fo[D]rever, in ex[C]ile he will st[E]ay.

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