BRUISED ORANGE

John Prine

Intro:
 A

 A
My heart's in the ice house  Come hill or come valley
 D
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
 AE7
On a cold winter's morning to a church house
 A
Just to shovel some snow

 A
I heard sirens on the train track Howl naked gettin' nuder
 D
An alter boy's been hit by a local commuter
 AE7
Just from walking with his back turned to the train
 AA7
That was comming so slow 

Chorus:
 D
You can gaze out the window Get mad and get madder
 A
Throw you hands in the air Say "What does it matter?"
 E7
But it don't do no good to get angry
 AA7
So help me I know 

 D
For a heart stained in anger Grows weak and grows bitter
 A
You become your own prisoner
 E7
As you watch yourself sit there wrapped up in a trap
 A
Of your very own chain of sorrow.

Instrumental:
 ADAEA
     

 A
I been brought down to zero Pulled out and put back there
 D
sat on the park bench kissed the girl with the black hair
 AE7
And my head shouted down to my heart
 A
You better look out below.

 A
Hey, it ain't such a long drop Don't stammer. Don't stutter
 D
From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
 AE7
And you carry those bruises to remind you
 AA7
Wherever you go. 

Repeat Chorus:

 A
My heart's in the ice house Come hill or come valley
 D
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
 AE7
On a cold winter's morning to a church house
 A
Just to shovel some snow

 A
I heard sirens on the train track Howl naked gettin' nuder
 D
An alter boy's been hit by a local commuter
 AE7
Just from walking with his back turned to the train
 AA7
That was comming so slow 

Repeat Chorus:

Instrumental and Fade
 ADAEA

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