Okkervil River Song Okkervil River
Great song by Okkervil River from their first album: Don't Fall in Love with Everyone
Okkervil River Song
[A] [-] [Fm] [-] [E] [-]
D[A]own by Okkervil R[Fm]iver
slow [E]silent thick and bl[D]ack,
I sta[A]red into the wa[Fm]ter,
and the [E]water it stared b[D]ack.
The n[A]ight it fell from ta[D]ngles
of the br[Fm]anches on the sh[D]ore
as it h[A]ad on Okker[Fm]vil River be[D]fore.[A]
D[A]own by Okkervil Ri[Fm]ver,
ciga[E]rettes and rusty t[D]ires,
we m[A]ade ourselves an a[Fm]ltar,
we l[E]it our nightly fir[D]es.
And the s[A]moke lay thick and s[D]mothered
all the sku[Fm]nk cabbage and vi[D]nes
where G[A]ods were born and G[Fm]ods lay down to d[D]ie.[A]
W[E]ith your hand inside my pocket,
you whi[D]spered in my ear[A];
We[E] have come from ugliness
to fi[D]nd some refuge h[A]ere.
With this b[D]racken for a bl[A]anket,
where these[D] limbs stick out like b[Fm]ones,
we have fou[A]nd a place where[E] we can be al[D]one.[A]
A[E]nd I tried to tell you,
as I ki[D]ssed your hard dry li[A]ps,
a[E]ll the things I dreamed about.
I touch[D]ed your bone white hi[A]ps.
Far awa[D]y our parents slept i[A]n
while we [D]watched our fire b[Fm]urn.
They dreamed of not[A]hing and got n[E]othing in re[D]turn.[A]
A[A]nd the water slipped on sl[Fm]owly
past our [E]bodies in the wee[D]ds,
pulling p[A]lastic wrap and r[Fm]azors
on its cu[E]rrent through the [D]reeds.
T[A]hen I woke up one cold morn[D]ing,
felt an [Fm]absence at my b[D]ack,
and I s[A]earched and stared but o[Fm]nly the river stared b[D]ack.
A Fm D (end
[D)]and I searched and stared but only the river stared back.
Between, "And the water slipped on slowly," to "On it's current through the reeds," use
one strum per chord, it'll sound like the recording. On the last line also if you like.
The chords are set to the words, listen to the song a couple times and it should be
easy. Simple as 4 chords, hope this is decent.
Chords by Thad Catranis