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Photograph  R.E.M

  [C#m]               [B]             [C#m]                                                         
B----5--4--------2---2---------5--4-----2-| (end intro)

[C#m]   I found this [B]photograph,
[A]underneath the broken picture glass.
[C#m]Tender face of [A]black and white,
[C#m]Beautiful, a [A]haunting sight.
[C#m]Looked into an [B]angel's smile,
[A]captivated all the while.
[C#m]From the hair and [A]clothes she wore,
[C#m]I'd place her i[A]n between the wars.
[E]Was she willing [B]when she sat
and [A]posed the pretty [D]photograph?
[E]Save her flowering [B]and fair,
the [A]days to come, the [D]days to share.
[E]A big [B]smile [D]for[Dsus2] the camera,
[A]how did she [D]know?
the [E]moment could [B]be lost [D]fore[Dsus2]ver
[A]for[C#m]ever more
[C#m]   I found this [B]photograph,
[A]stashed between the old joist walls,
[C#m]in a place where [A]time is lost,
[C#m]lost behind, where [A]all things fall.
[C#m]Broken books and [B]calendars,
[A]letters script in careful hand,
[C#m]music too, a [A]standard tune by
[C#m]some forgotten [A]big brass band.
[E]From the threshhold [B]what's to see
[A]of our brave new century?
[E]The television's [B]just a dream,
[A]the radio, the silver screen.
[E]A big [B]smile [D]for[Dsus2] the camera,
[A]how did she [D]know?
the [E]moment could [B]be lost [D]fore[Dsus2]ver
[A]for[C#m]ever more

E B D Dsus2 A D (repeats) last repeat replace last D with C#m

[E]Was her childhood [B]filled with rhymes,
[A]stolen hooks, [D]impassioned crimes?
[E]Was she inno[B]cent or blind
[A]to the cruelty [D]of her time?
[E]Was she fearful [B]in her day,
[A]was she hopeful, [D]did she pray?
[E]Were there skele[B]tons inside,
[A]family secrets, [D]sworn to hide?
[E]Did she feel the [B]heat that stirs,
[A]the fall from grace of [D]wayward girls?
[E]Was she tempted [B]to pretend,
[A]the love and laughter, [D]'til the end?

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