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Yellow  Okkervil River

You can [A]only talk so much about things
that are [D]never, ever going to happen.
My [A]brother’s at home with his dog and his cat
and his [D]wife is at a [E]friend’s.
You can [A]only go on so long about feelings
that [D]never, ever actually touch you.
No [A]matter how much she told him “I love you,”
he [D]found it would [E]depend
on the [Bm]gifts that he bought [E]her, [Esus]      [E]
or how [Bm]badly she was [E]hurt [Esus]      [E]
when the [Bm]boss was cruel at [E]work.[Esus]       [E]
But he’d just [D]say “I love you,” and he’d reach out to [E]her.


He was [A]feeling like shit when I came to visit
and [D]walked through the door of his tiny apartment.
We [A]went for a walk through the park by the market
so [D]we could get some [E]air.
And I [A]told to him all things intended to help him,
e[D]specially that, simply because it was ending,
that [A]that didn’t mean she was always pretending.
R[D]eal happiness was [E]there.
I could [Bm]see and I could [E]tell: [Esus]      [E]
it was [Bm]real love that they [E]felt.[Esus]      [E]
And I’m [Bm]sorry it didn’t end [E]well,[Esus]      [E]
but some [D]things just don’t - that’s life, and you shouldn’t blame [E]yourself.
And [A]all of these things, well, I truly believe them.
Our [D]paths and our futures are hidden in mists
that are [A]stretching out over impossible distances,
[D] totally ob[E]scured.
And I [A]really do think that there’s probably more good
than [D]anger or selfishness, sickness, or sadness
would [A]ever completely allow us to have in this
[D]life, I think I’m [E]sure.
But that [Bm]doesn’t mean it’s [E]bad.[Esus]      [E]
We were [Bm]walking towards our [E]dad,[Esus]      [E]
while [Bm]getting out of that school [E]bus,[Esus]      [E]
and he just [D]said “I love you,” and he reached out to [E]us    [A]

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