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Poetry of the Deed  Frank Turner

G chord in intro and chorus:

[G] [Em] [C]  
[G] [Em] [F] [C] 
[G]They're coming out of the w[Am]alls, they're coming up through the s[Em]treets,
they're quicksilver wracked by [F]some invisible beat.[C]
[G]Right outside of your doo[Am]r the very stones come al[Em]ive.
They are the spring in the s[F]tep, the distant [C]look in the e[Am]yes.
Put your B[F]audelaire away[Am]
and come[F] outside and play.[G]
[Em]Me and all my fri[C]ends are poets of the deed,[G]
[Em]we're exactly w[C]hat this country needs.[G]
[Em]We scratch until we're dr[C]unk, we drink until we b[G]leed.
We are what we believe.[Em] [F] [C]
[G]Pentameter in att[Am]ack, iambic pulse in the [Em]veins,
free verse p[F]owered of the s[C]treet light mains,
[G]an Iliad played o[Am]ut without a shadow of d[Em]oubt
between the end of the [F]club and the su[C]n coming out.[Am]
Leave K[F]erouac at his desk, [Am]
we have ro[F]mance in our risks.[G]
[Em]Me and all my f[C]riends are poets of the deed,[G]
[Em]we're exactly w[C]hat this country n[G]eeds.
[Em]We scratch until we're d[C]runk, we drink until we b[G]leed.
And here?s what we believe.
[Em]before we get bored, let'[C]s be inspired,
[Em]let's ignore the applause and s[C]et the theatre on fire,
[Em]fight every war like the d[C]runks in the choir,
[Am]put our art where our mouths are[D]: Poetry of the deed.
[C] [C/B] [Am] enough with words and technical theses,
[C] [C/B] [Am] let's grab life by the throat and live it to pieces.
[C] We can [C/B]choose, we can c[Am]hange,
an[G]d if we don't, we're just [D]afraid of living life
like we're l[C]oved and in love and [C/B]alive
to all the things we could [Am]be if we just believed that
[G]life is too s[C]hort to be lived without [D/F#]poetry.
If you've got s[Bm]oul darling now c[D]ome on and show it me.
[G]But life is too l[C]ong to just sing the one [D/F#]song,
so we'll burn like a [Bm]beacon and [D]then we'll be g[C]one

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