Yellow Okkervil River
Tuning - Standard
Truly underappreciated song. Sadly, I had to make a tab since there was none. There
instrumental parts between verses, but I omitted that for practical purposes of playing
song by yourself.
You can [A]only talk so much about things
that are [D]never, ever going to happen.
My [A]brother?s at home with his dog and his cat
and his [D]wife is at a [E]friend?s.
You can [A]only go on so long about feelings
that [D]never, ever actually touch you.
No [A]matter how much she told him ?I love you,?
he [D]found it would [E]depend
on the [Bm]gifts that he bought [E]her,[Esus] [E]
or how [Bm]badly she was [E]hurt[Esus] [E]
when the [Bm]boss was cruel at [E]work.[Esus] [E]
But he?d just [D]say ?I love you,? and he?d reach out to [E]her.
He was [A]feeling like shit when I came to visit
and [D]walked through the door of his tiny apartment.
We [A]went for a walk through the park by the market
so [D]we could get some [E]air.
And I [A]told to him all things intended to help him,
e[D]specially that, simply because it was ending,
that [A]that didn?t mean she was always pretending.
R[D]eal happiness was [E]there.
I could [Bm]see and I could [E]tell:[Esus] [E]
it was [Bm]real love that they [E]felt.[Esus] [E]
And I?m [Bm]sorry it didn?t end [E]well,[Esus] [E]
but some [D]things just don?t - that?s life, and you shouldn?t blame [E]yourself.
And [A]all of these things, well, I truly believe them.
Our [D]paths and our futures are hidden in mists
that are [A]stretching out over impossible distances,
[D] totally ob[E]scured.
And I [A]really do think that there?s probably more good
than [D]anger or selfishness, sickness, or sadness
would [A]ever completely allow us to have in this
[D]life, I think I?m [E]sure.
But that [Bm]doesn?t mean it?s [E]bad.[Esus] [E]
We were [Bm]walking towards our [E]dad,[Esus] [E]
while [Bm]getting out of that school [E]bus,[Esus] [E]
and he just [D]said ?I love you,? and he reached out to [E]us[A]