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called Friend  Okkervil River

[E]Remember when our so-called friend would not call out to           [F#]
you while tumbling loosely out a[C#m] hole punched through your
Itís p[E]retty clear, though you could hear, you truly finally         [F#]
knew in time, heíll tell his tal[C#m]e the way heíd like it
Now[C#m] he isnít on the phone,   [A]
[F#]his story might as well be so.        [A]
[E]Well, loving is as loving does, and Iíd say we shou[F#]ld know,
because we [C#m]both have loved, and lost, and are alone.                 [A]
[E]Your faceís falling tears, to me theyíre lovely and theyíre [F#]
dear, though you don[C#m]ít love me and itís clear that I will
[A]never see you in my arms.
The[C#m]reís no room in your heart       [A]
fo[F#]r even this finely-sharpened dart;          [A]
altho[E]ugh I had started to think [F#]there might be hope, it              [A]
isnít[E] so.
E, F#, C#m, A 2x

So w[C#m]ake up, make u[F#]p some new song again around the same[A] tune.                     [E]
The water[C#m] cools, the leaves they fall, the sun it bends,     [F#]
the summer ends; our so-called friend doesnít need you[A].                [E]

So proceed out the[E] door and down the street. Decemberís                  [F#]
lying near, but in the ovenís heat [C#m]this house is now a
[E]Sixty days of trips and stays you took to tell me, [F#]dear,
that you cannot love me bec[C#m]ause you secretly still love a s[A]tone.

[C#m]Although I put my lips to your face,      [A]
trying to p[F#]ush his kiss out of its place,        [A]
although my[E] heart started to rac[F#]e, now it has slowed,                 [A]
Iíll let it [E]go.
E, F#, C#m, A

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