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Falls To Climb  R.E.M

[G]I'll take the [D]position
assume the [C]missionare p[Em]art[G5]
[G]you work by comm[D]ittee,
you had [C]me pegged from the [Em]start.[G5]
[G]I'll be pounce [D]pony,
phony ma[C]roney,
pony be[Em]fore the c[G5]art.
[G]I'll be pounce [D]pony.
this cere[C]mony
only f[Em]ills my h[G5]eart.
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
[D]someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me?
[G]a punch toy [D]volunteer
a [C]weakling on its [Em]knee.[G5]
[G]is all you [D]want to hear
and [C]all you want to [Em]see.[G5]
[G]romantically, you'd [D]martyr me
and [C]miss this story's [Em]point[G5]
[G]it is my strength, my [D]destiny
this [C]is the role that [Em]I have[G5] chosen.
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
[D]someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me?
[Am]why not [G]me?
[F]   [Am]    [C]    [G]  [F]   [Am]    [C]    [G]  [F]   [Am]    [C]    [G]  [Am]       [G]  [G]gentlemen mark your opp[D]onents
fire [C]into your own [Em]ranks[G5].
[G]pick the weakest [D]as strategec
[C]move. square off. to
[Em]meet your e[G5]nemy.
[G]for each and [D]every gather[C]ing
a scapegoat [Em]falls to [G5]climb.
[G]as I step f[D]orward, silen[C]tly.
delibera[Em]tely m[G5]ine
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me? [Am]why not [G]me.
had [Am]consequence chose [G]differently
had [Am]fate its ugly [G]head
my [Am]actions make me [G]beautiful
and [Am]dignify the [G]flesh
[Am]me.[G]
[Am]I am [G]free.
[Am]I am [G]free
[Am]     [G]  [Am]     [G]  [Am]     [G]  [Am]     [G]  G5:  320033
[-----]      From: Michael Porciello (mpp205@is8.nyu.edu)
Verse:
[G]I'll take the position
[D]assume the missi[C]onary part[Em] [G]
[G]you work by committee,[D]
you had me pegged[C] from the start.[Em] [G]
[G]I'll be pounce pony,[D]
phony maroney,[C]
pony before th[Em]e cart.[G]
[G]I'll be pounce pony.[D]
this ceremony[C]
only fills[Em] my heart.[G]
Chorus:
[D]who cast the final st[G]one?[C]
[D]who threw the crushing blo[G]w?[C]
[D]someone has to take the fal[G]l[C]
[Am]why not me?[G]
Verse:
a punch toy volunteer
a weakling on its knee.
is all you want to hear
and all you want to see.
romantically, you'd martyr me
and miss this story's point
it is my strength, my destiny
this is the role that I have chosen.
Chorus:
who cast the final stone?
who threw the crushing blow?
someone has to take the fall
why not me?
Bridge:
[F]  [Am]   [C]  [G]  [F]  [Am]   [C]  [G]  [F]  [Am]   [C]  [G]  [Am]Ver[G]se:
gentlemen mark your opponents
fire into your own ranks.
pick the weakest as strategic
move. square off. to
meet your enemy.
for each and every gathering
a scapegoat falls to climb.
as I step forward, silently.
deliberately mine
Chorus:
who cast the final stone?
who threw the crushing blow?
someone has to take the fall
why not me? why not me.
[Am]had consequence chose differently[G]
had fate[Am] its ugly head[G]
my action[Am]s make me beautiful[G]
and dignif[Am]y the flesh[G]
[Am]me.[G] [Am]
I am free.[G]
[Am]     [G]   [-----]      From: ANDREW FUNG (afung@appsig.com)
[G]I'll take the po[D]sition
assume the [C]missionary [Em]part[G]
[G]you work by com[D]mittee,
you had [C]me pegged from the s[Em]tart.[G]
[G]I'll be pounce [D]pony,
phony ma[C]roney,
pony be[Em]fore the [G]cart.
[G]I'll be pounce [D]pony.
this cere[C]mony
only [Em]fills my [G]heart.
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
[D]someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me?
[G]a punch toy [D]volunteer
a [C]weakling on its [Em]knee.[G]
[G]is all you [D]want to hear
and [C]all you want to [Em]see.[G]
ro[G]mantically, you'd [D]martyr me
and [C]miss this story's [Em]point[G]
[G]it is my strength, my [D]destiny
this [C]is the role that I[Em] have [G]chosen.
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
[D]someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me?
[G]gentlemen mark your [D]opponents
fire [C]into your own [Em]ranks.[G]
[G]pick the weakest [D]as strategic
[C]move. square off. to
[Em]meet your [G]enemy.
[G]for each and [D]every gather[C]ing
a scapegoat [Em]falls to [G]climb.
[G]as I step f[D]orward, silentl[C]y.
delibe[Em]rately m[G]ine
[D]who cast the [G]final [C]stone?
[D]who threw the [G]crushing [C]blow?
[D]someone has to [G]take the [C]fall
[Am]why not [G]me? [Am]why not [G]me.
had [Am]consequence chose [G]differently
had [Am]fate its ugly [G]head
my [Am]actions make me [G]beautiful
and [Am]dignify the [G]flesh
[Am]me. I am [G]free. [Am]free.[G]
[-----]      From:  David Wagner (wagner@mindspring.com)
i[G]'ll take the posit[D]ion
assume the missionary[C] part[Em] [G]
y[G]ou work by committee,[D]
you had me pe[C]gged from the start. [Em] [G]
i[G]'ll be pounce pony,[D] phony maroney[C]
pony befor[Em]e the cart.[G]
i[G]'ll be pounce pony,[D] this ceremony[C]
only fil[Em]ls my he[G]art
w[D]ho cast the final s[G]tone? [C]
wh[D]o threw the crushing [G]blow? [C]
so[D]meone has to take the [G]fall[C]
w[Am]hy not me?[G]
(chords same as above)
a punch toy volunteer
a weakling on its knee.
is all you want to hear
and all you want to see.
romantically, you'd martyr me
and miss this story's point
it is my strength, my destiny
this is the role that i have chosen
(enter acoustic guitar, chords same as above)
who cast the final stone?
who threw the crushing blow?
someone has to take the fall
why not me?
w[Am]hy not me[G]?
bridge: bass: F E C-B-A-G (3x) A (C?) G
guitar: F Am C G (3x) Am G
gentlemen mark your opponents
fire into your own ranks.
pick the weakest as strategic move.
square off. to meet your enemy.
for each and every gathering
a scapegoat falls to climb.
as i step forward, silently.
deliberatly mine
(play Am G for the rest of the song from here)
who cast the final stone?
who threw the crushing blow?
someone has to take the fall
why not me? why not me?
had consequence chose differently
had fate its ugly head
my actions make me beautiful
and dignify the flesh
me. I am free. free.
end on Am G.
[----]     From: Trygve Sandven HÃ¥land (trygve@bitcon.no)
[D]  [G]  I'll take the posit[D]ion
assume the m[C]issionare p[Em]art[G]
you work by com[D]mittee,
you had [C]me pegged from the s[Em]tart.[G]
I'll be pounce p[D]ony,
phony ma[C]roney,
pony bef[Em]ore the c[G]art.
I'll be pounce p[D]ony.
this cere[C]mony
only fi[Em]lls my h[G]eart.
[D]  who cast the f[G]inal st[C]one?
[D]  who threw the c[G]rushing b[C]low?
s[D]omeone has to t[G]ake the f[C]all
[Am]why not [G]me?
a punch toy volunteer
a weakling on its knee.
is all you want to hear
and all you want to see.
romantically, you'd martyr me
and miss this story's point
it is my strength, my destiny
this is the role that I have chosen.
[D]  who cast the [G]fi[A]na[B]l s[C]to[Em]ne?
[D]  who threw the c[G]ru[A]sh[B]ing [C]blow[Em]?
[D]  someone has to [G]tak[A]e t[B]he f[C]all[Em]
[Am]  why not [G]me?
[Am]    [C]    [G]  [Am]    [C]    [G]  [Am]    [C]    [G]  [Am]    [G]  gentlemen mark your opponents
fire inte your own ranks.
pick the weakest as strategec
move. square off. to
meet your enemy.
for each and every gathering
a scapegoat falls to climb.
as I step forward, silently.
deliberately mine
who cast the final stone?
who threw the crushing blow?
someone has to take the fall
why not me? why not me. (continue with Am G till end)
had consequence chose differently
had fate its ugly head
my actions make me beautiful
and dignify the flesh
me. I am free. free.

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