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Singer Songwriter  Okkervil River

Your great-[A]grandfather [B]was a great l[E]awyer
And his [A]kid made a [B]mint off the [E]war
Your [A]father shot [B]stills and then [E]directed films
That your [A]mom did pub[B]licity [E]for


I saw [B]your older sis on the [A]year's best book list
And your [E]brother, he manages [B]bands
And you're keen to down play, but you're [A]quick to betray
With one [E]welt and that wave of [B]your hand
You come from [E]wealth
Yeah, you got wealth
What a [A]bitch, they didn't [B]give you much [E]else

[B]                                     
I heard [A]cuts by The [B]Kinks on your [E]speakers
I saw [A]Poe and Ar[B]taud on your [E]shelves
While The [A]Last Laugh's first [B]scene on your [E]flat panel screen
Lit Cha[A]nel that you've [B]wrapped around [E]yourself

You've got [B]outsider art by an [A]artist you arguably
[E]kidnapped to pin on the [B]wall
Your designers have slyly [A]directed the eye
down [E]pink lines here and your well lit [B]pawn
You've got [E]taste, you've got taste
What a [A]waste that [B]that's all that you [E]have
[B]                                     
Oh, you wrote your [A]thesis on the [B]gospel of [E]Thomas
You shot some [A]reversal [B]film in Angkor [E]Wat
And this [A]book you once [B]read said there's [E]less people dead at this point
[A]now than [B]those who are [E]not
And this [B]film we once saw was [A]reviled for it's flaws
But it's [E]flaws were what made us have [B]fun
And the [B]life some folks had might [A]have made us feel bad
Why feel [E]bad? Man, it's nothing [B]you've done
It's all in your [E]hand
It's all in your hand
Like a [A]gun, like a [B]glove, like a [E]grand

[B]                                     
Solo over verse progression

And this [B]thing you once said disa[A]ppeared from my head
In the [E]time that it took to be a[B]mazed
And this [B]thing you once did might have [A]dazzled the kids
But the kids [E]once grown up are gonna walk [B]away

And your [A]world is [B]gonna change [E]nothing
And your [A]world is [B]gonna change [E]nothing
And our [A]world is [B]gonna change [E]nothing
And our [A]world is [B]gonna change [E]nothing
And our [A]world is [B]gonna change [E]nothing

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