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Dirt In The Ground  Tom Waits

[Em]What does it [C]matter,[Em] a dream of love
Or a dream of [C]lies
We're [D]all gonna be the same[G] place
When we [B7]die
[Em]Your spirit don't leave [C]knowing
[Em]Your face or your [C]name
And the [D]wind through your bones
Is [G]all that[B7] remains
[Em]And we're all gonna [C]be..[D].  [Em]
(4 times)
Em (sung only)
Just dirt in the ground


Verse 2:
[Em]The quill from a [C]buzzard
[Em]The blood writes the [C]word
I want to [D]know am I the[G] sky
or the [B7]bird
'Cause [Em]hell is [C]boiling over
[Em]And heaven is [C]full
We're [D]chained to the world
And [G]we all gotta[B7] pull
[Em]And we're all gonna [C]be.[D].. [Em]
(4 times)
[Em]...Just dirt in the ground


Verse 3:
Now the [Em]killer was [C]smiling
With [Em]nerves made of [C]stone
[D]He climbed the stairs
And the [G]gallows[B7] groaned
And the [Em]people's hearts were [C]pounding
They were [Em]throbbing, they were [C]red
As he [D]swung out over the crowd
I heard the [G]hangman[B7] said
[Em]We're all gonna [C]be..[D].  [Em]
(4 times)
[Em]Just dirt in the ground


Verse 4:
Now [Em]Cain slew [C]Gel
He [Em]killed him with a [C]stone
The [D]sky cracked open
And the [G]thunder[B7] groaned
[Em]Along a river of [C]flesh
[Em]Can these dry bones [C]live?
Ask a [D]king or a beggar
And the [G]answer they'll[B7] give
[Em]Is we're all gonna [C]be.[D].. [Em]
(4 times)
[Em]We're all gonna be just

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