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The Hole  Townes Van Zandt

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[F#m]Well the old woman finally caught me
[Bm]Sneakin' 'round her cave
Her hair looked just like barb wire, boys
And her smile just like the [F#m]grave
She asked me could I stay a while
I[Bm] said I'd better go
She slid her arm around my neck
And sweetly whispered[F#m] no
[F#m]It's cold and dark and lonely here
As soon enough you'll s[Bm]ee
I'm oh so glad you stumbled in
I've been cravin' company[F#m]
I cannot stay too long you know
I left some friends at [Bm]home
Don't you fret about your friends
Down here we're all a[F#m]lone
[F#m]Well what about my mother
I can't just leave her there to m[Bm]ourn?
You don't have to think about her
Just forget you were ever b[F#m]orn
But I'll disappoint my father
You know he w[Bm]orked so hard for me
If you have to pay your father back
Just send him some miser[F#m]y
[F#m]I'll miss, I said, a girl I know
I can't just leave there to p[Bm]ine
Oh She's still got plenty of men to go
I'm sure she'll do just f[F#m]ine
Well what about my little boy?
She said, h[Bm]e's just like you
Let a few short years roll by
He'll end up down here to[F#m]o
[F#m]And her pale green eyes began to glow
And she placed her hand on m[Bm]ine
She smiled and said don't worry
You'll get used to me in ti[F#m]me
As her cold tongue flickered toward my throat
I spun myself ar[Bm]ound
I Made a dive for the passageway
But the walls came tumbling d[F#m]own
[F#m]Now her eyes were the only light
My fevere[Bm]d brain could see
But I tore myself away from them
And fell down to my kn[F#m]ees
I've come too far, I can't get back
I beseeche[Bm]d all the Gods of men
Fame and fortune just laughed at me
And it's silence once agai[F#m]n
[F#m]Then I whispered deep within
E[Bm]mbraced the God of Love
I lifted my face and through the tears
I saw light fall from a[F#m]bove
[F#m]I hurled myself into the wall
I ripped and cl[Bm]awed my way
Through the stinkin', clingin' loam
Back to the light of d[F#m]ay
I crawled out into the wind again
With the s[Bm]ky upon my face
I heard the earth sigh patiently
As I slid back into pla[F#m]ce
[F#m]Now I'm back among the ones I love
And I'[BM]m loved by them in turn
And it's only on the darkest night
That green eyed memory burn[F#m]s
So walk my friends, in the light of day
[Bm]Don't go sneakin' 'round no holes
There might be something down there
Wants to gobble up your soul [F#m]

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