Oh You Are The Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet And Hold The Earth In Place

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes - Oh, You are the Roots That Sleep Beneath my Feet and Hold the Earth in Place

D Bm
I met you through a common friend
G D
in the attic of my parent's house
D Bm
and though I didn't know it then
G A
I soon was finding out
Bm G
you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet
D A
and hold the earth in place
Bm
each time a faucet opens
G
words are spoken
D A
the water runs away
G
and I hear your name
D
no, nothing has changed

D Bm G D

D Bm
there was this book I read and loved
G D
the story of a ship
D Bm
who sailed around the world and found
G A
that nothing else exists
Bm
beyond his own two sails
G
and wooden shell
D A
and what is held within
Bm
all else is sure to pass
G
we clutch and grasp
D A
and debate what's truly permanent
G
but when the wind starts to shift
D
there's no argument
(Interlude)
D Bm
I sing and drink and sleep on floors
G A
and try hard not to be annoyed
D Bm G
by all these people worrying about me
D Bm
so when I'm suffering through some awful drive
G A
you occasionally cross my mind
D Bm G
it's my hidden hope that you are still among them
well are you?
(Interlude)
Bm G
Oh, you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet
D A
and hold the earth in place
Bm
each time a curtain opens
G
sunlight pours in
D A
a lifetime melts away
G
and we share a name
D
on some picturesque grave


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