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Away When You Were Here  Ben Folds Five

Standard Tuning, Capo 1
Most chord changes align to the up-beat.
Verse 1:
[A]Dad I know you were [Esus4]sad when you [E]died
And I was [A]young it's the [D]way I kept you [A]in my [E]mind
The [A]mess that was left and my [Esus4]mother [E]cried
And when she stood [A]up she was [D]nobody's mother [A]I'd be [E]fine
Chorus 1:
But I [D]missed you [A]then
And I [D]miss you [A]now
Liked you'd [F#m]missed things [A]I might [E]say
You're still [D]lost in [A]clouds
But I'm [D]older [A]now
I can [F#m]see through [A]lifting [E]haze
That [Bm]you were away even when you were [A]here [E] [D]
Verse 2:
[A]Sometimes a phrase or a [Esus4]manner that's [E]you
Comes through [A]me, it goes in a [D]flash
It's a frame, it's a [A]blink like [E]life
Oh and [A]how much now should we [Esus4]pay for the [E]past
Cause you could [A]age with [D]grace if I freed you [A]in my [E]mind
Chorus 2:
But I [D]loved you [A]then
And I [D]love you [A]now
All the [F#m]things I [A]wished I'd [E]asked
When [D]I'm lost in [A]clouds
I re[D]member [A]how
I was [F#m]robbed and [A]I was [E]blessed
And [Bm]you were away even when you were [Bm]here
Cause it's not about [F#m]you, not [E]you, any[Bm]more
It's about what I'd [F#m]do with it [E]all
And [C#7]I, I'll never let you [D]let me [A]down [D] [A] [F#m] [A] [E]
[D] [A] [D] [A] [F#m] [A] [E]  
This [A]morning I wake to be [Esus4]older than [E]you were
fresh like [A]snow, for [D]miles, every footstep [A]will be [E]mine
You'd have [D]lost that [A]weight, you'd have [D]gone so [A]straight
You'd have [F#m]made my [A]wedding [E]day
You'd have [D]saved my [A]youth from that [D]point of [A]truth
You'd have [F#m]kept those [A]wolves at [E]bay
But [Bm]you were away, you were away even [D]when you were [A]here

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