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Dirt in the Ground  Tom Waits

 


Tom Waits--Dirt in the Ground (written by T. Waits and Kathleen
Brennan)
Verse 1:
[Fm]What does it [C#]matter, [Fm]a dream of love
Or a dream of [C#]lies
We're [Eb]all gonna be the same [Ab]place
When we [C7]die
[Fm]Your spirit don't leave [C#]knowing
[Fm]Your face or your [C#]name
And the [Eb]wind through your bones
Is [Ab]all that [C7]remains
[Fm]And we're all gonna [C#]be...[Eb] [Fm]
(4 times)
Fm (sung only)
Just dirt in the ground
Verse 2:
[Fm]The quill from a [C#]buzzard
[Fm]The blood writes the [C#]word
I want to [Eb]know am I the [Ab]sky
or the [C7]bird
'Cause [Fm]hell is [C#]boiling over
[Fm]And heaven is [C#]full
We're [Eb]chained to the world
And [Ab]we all gotta [C7]pull
[Fm]And we're all gonna [C#]be..[Eb].[Fm]
(4 times)
[Fm]...Just dirt in the ground
Verse 3:
Now the [Fm]killer was [C#]smiling
With [Fm]nerves made of [C#]stone
[Eb]He climbed the stairs
And the [Ab]gallows [C7]groaned
And the [Fm]people's hearts were [C#]pounding
They were [Fm]throbbing, they were [C#]red
As he [Eb]swung out over the crowd
I heard the [Ab]hangman [C7]said
[Fm]We're all gonna [C#]be...[Eb] [Fm]
(4 times)
[Fm]Just dirt in the ground
Verse 4:
Now [Fm]Cain slew [C#]Abel
He [Fm]killed him with a [C#]stone
The [Eb]sky cracked open
And the [Ab]thunder [C7]groaned
[Fm]Along a river of [C#]flesh
[Fm]Can these dry bones [C#]live?
Ask a [Eb]king or a beggar
And the [Ab]answer they'll [C7]give
[Fm]Is we're all gonna [C#]be..[Eb].[Fm]
(4 times)
[Fm]We're all gonna be just
Jeff Henscheid

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