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We Need a Myth  Okkervil River

We need a m[G]yth
We need an amethyst br[Bm]idge
We need a high hanging c[Em]liff
Jump, fall and lift
We can m[C]ake it
But we need a myth
We need a path through the mist
Like in our beds, we were just kids
Like what was said by our parents
A [G#m]myth
'Cause what we're after is j[C#]ust this
A myth
'Cause what we're after is just this
We need a m[A]yth
I feel my heart's like a [C#m]fist
Words spilling out of the blessed [F#m]lips
Of any prophet or go[D]ddess
I need a myth
Brought back to life by a kiss
Scrape away grey cement
Show me the world as it was again
As it was in a myth
A red ribbon to reconnect
The lady's head to her neck
And to forget that her throat was ever slit
'Cause what we're after is j[Bb]ust this
It's a m[Eb]yth
'Cause what we're after is just this
And I'm [G#m]sick of all these pi[F#]cture books that t[E]ry
To steal some old reflections for their light
But desperate measures point to desperate times
And that's [F#]why
We need a myth
[B](I[Ebm]nstr[G#m]umen[E]tal)
We're cut ad[B]rift
We need a mass u[Ebm]plift
The world is trembling and we[G#m]eping
Just at the point of bel[E]ieving
In a myth
The sun that shines on my head
The moon that lights me to bed
Were two identical twins
Inside of a myth
I heard the voice of a friend
On Lethe's banks, wading in
And he said, "Before I forget...?
We need a m[C#]yth
As we lean in to [Fm]kiss
To get two nails through the [Bbm]wrist
To get covered in b[F#]lood
And to get covered in spit
And to for[C#]give
And if all we're taught is a trick
Why would this feeling persist?
And with the truth closing in
I must insist
We need a myth
 
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As the song progresses, they use barre chords further up the neck; for example, even
though the last set of chords has an F-minor in it, you'll want to do it at the 7th fret
instead of the 1st if you want to be as accurate as possible.

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