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Lake Song  The Decemberists

Intro: D
[Em]Down by the lake
We were overturning pebbles
And upending all the animals aligh[D]t
[Em]And I took a drag
From your cigarette and pinched it
'Tween my finger and my thumb
Till it di[D]ed
And the [Em]sun burned low on the r[D]adio
[Em]Say that you will
Say you will or will you won't
Or you whatever you prevaricate
Your whole l[D]ife, don't you?
[Em]This much I can say:
I would've waited till the oceans
Fell Away and all the sunken cities
Would reveal them[D]selves to you
But you w[Em]on't, will you?
Because you ne[D]ver do
And the [Em]sun burned through
Sweet as honeyd[D]ew
And [Bm]I
[A]Seventeen and terminally f[G]ey
I[F#m] wrote it down and threw it all a[Em]way
Never gave a thought to what I'[G]d paid
And [Bm]you
[A]Sibylline, reclining in your p[G]ew
[F#m]You tattered me, you tethered me[Em] to you
The things you would and wouldn'[G]t do
To tell the truth I never had a c[D]lue
[Em] [D]  
[Em]Now we arise
To curse those young suburban villains
And their ill-begotten children from the l[D]awn
[Em]Come to me now
And on this station wagon window
Set the ghost of your two footprints
That they might h[D]aunt me when you're gone
And when the [Em]light broke dawn
You were f[D]orever gone
But I re[Em]member you, you were full
You were full and sweet as hon[D]eydew
And[Bm] I
[A]Seventeen and terminally [G]fey
[F#m]I wrote it down and threw it al[Em]l away
And never gave a thought to[G] what I paid
And y[Bm]ou all sib[A]ylline, reclining in your [G]pew
[F#m]You tattered me, you tethered me to y[Em]ou
The things you would and wouldn't [G]do
You noticed how I never had a c[D]lue
Never had a clue
You were full and sweet as honeydew
You were full and sweet as honeydew

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