Landlocked Blues

Bright Eyes

Capo on 3

 CGC
If you walk away, I'll walk away                   
 CGC
First tell me which road you will take                 
 AmGCAm
I don't want to risk our paths crossing some day               
 CGC
So you walk that way, I'll walk this way                     

 CGC
And the future hangs over our heads          
 CGC
And it moves with each current event            
 AmGCAm
Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain          
 CGC
Just stay in when it's looking this way           

 CGC
And the moon's laying low in the sky               
 CGC
Forcing everything metal to shine         
 AmGCAm
And the sidewalk holds diamonds like the jewelry store case                        
 CGC
They argue walk this way, now walk this way                     

 CGC
And Laura's asleep in my bed             
 CGC
As I'm leaving she wakes up and says               
 AmGCAm
"I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave                  
 CGC
Baby don't go away, come here"                   

 CGC
And there's kids playing guns in the street            
 CGC
And ones pointing his tree branch at me                 
 AmGCAm
So I put my hands up I say "enough is enough,                     
 CGC
If you walk away, I'll walk away"                   
And he shot me dead

 AmGC
 I found a liquid cure
 AmGC
 From my landlocked blues     
 FGCAm
It'll pass away like a slow parade     
 CGC
It's leaving but I don't know how soon        

 CGC
And the world's got me dizzy again            

 CGC
You think after 22 years I'd be used to the spin                  
 AmGCAm
And it only feels worse when I stay in one place             
 CGC
So I'm always pacing around or walking away                     

 CGC
I keep drinking the ink from my pen              
 CGC
And I'm balancing history books up on my head      
 AmGCAm
But it all boils down to one quotable phrase             
 CGC
If you love something, give it away              

 CGC
A good woman will pick you apart                 
 CGC
A box full of suggestions for your possible heart  
 AmGCAm
But you may be offended and you may be afraid               
 CGC
But don't walk away, don't walk away                     

 CGC
We made love on the living room floor             
 CGC
With the noise in the background of a televised war       
 AmGCAm
And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say                   
 CGC
"If we walk away, they'll walk away"                    

 CGC
But greed is a bottomless pit        
 CGC
And our freedom's a joke we're just taking a piss      
 AmGCAm
And the whole world must watch the sad comic display                       
 CGC
If you're still free start running away         
Cause we're coming for you!

 CGC
I've grown tired of holding this post          
 CGC
I feel more like a stranger each time I come home
 AmGCAm
So I'm making a deal with the devils of faith
 CGC
Saying "let me walk away, please"

 CGC
You'll be free child once you have died               
 CGC
From the shackles of language and immeasurable time    
 AmGCAm
And then we can trade places, play musical grace              
 CGC
Till then walk away, walk away                 

 AmGC
 So I'm up at dawn  
 AmGC
 Putting on my shoes
 FGCAm
I just want to make a clean escape     
 AmGC
 I'm leaving but I don't know where to
I know I'm leaving but I don't know where to

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