Blankets Ruarri Joseph
This is a cracking track from Ruarri Joseph's debut album,
'Tales of Grime and Grit'. It's a great song for beginners.
Standard Tuning, Capo 3
Em - 022000
C - X32010
G - 320033
B7 - X21202
Intro - Em
[Em]My friends say I've got to stay beh[C]ind,'cause they've seen this ki[G]nd,
Just like they a[B7]ll told me so.
[Em]I'll begin to piece it all in o[C]ne, just another song,
Just another pip[B7]e dream for the child who hung his he[Em]ad.
[Em]It was not my faul[C]t, it was not my da[G]y,
But it made me str[B7]ong, it made me wait for lo[Em]ve.
And I found so muc[C]h, and I've paid my de[G]bts,
For the kindness [B7]I was shown to use as my o[Em]wn.[B7]
[Em]All my tears and comforts led the wa[C]y, in a final pla[G]y,
That had s[B7]cenes of heroes making up for lo[Em]ss.
And his story cost, paper melted down.
Made of blankets for the child who ran away.
[Em]Sip the same depressing fu[C]el
Make and break your every [G]rule.
And if the laughter is all[B7] night,
At least it's helping me to [Em]write.
When everything is overboa[C]rd
The perfect crew you can't affo[G]rd,
There is no truth without un[B7]just
And in the music I could tru[Em]st.
It was not my fault, it was not my day,
Oh, but it made me strong, it made me wait for love.
And I found so much, and I've paid my debts,
For the kindness I was shown to use as my own.