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Out on the Shield  Said the Whale

SAID THE WHALE
OUT ON THE SHIELD
Capo @ 3. Chords related to capo.
Intro -
[F]We never meant to [C]stay here.
We were [F]here for the gold, [C]here for the gold, here for the gold.
Fill
[F]  
Vers
[Aadd2] [C#m]We got stuck here for the winter.
[Aadd2] [C#m]Blinded by golden dollar signs.
[Aadd2] [C#m]We built some simple structures.
[Aadd2] [C#m]Temporary, not permanent.
[Aadd2] [C#m]But each year we dug much deeper.
[Aadd2] [C#m]And each year things got more serious.
[Aadd2] [C#m]Each year our hearts grew weaker.
[Aadd2] [C#m]Blinded by golden dollar signs.
Chours
[F]We never meant to [C]stay here.
We were [F]here for the gold, [C]here for the gold, here for the gold.
Bridge
[F]Put a lump of coal in my hand.
[G]Squeeze just as tight as I can.
[Am]Hope for a brand new diamond.
[C]I know it's slight but it's all I can.
[F]I promise honey that when we get paid.
[G]We'll pack our things and we'll move away.
[Am]A thousand miles from this frozen lake.
[C]We'll find a place where we both can stay.
[F]We'll find a city with a million people.
[G]Find an apartment where the rent is real low.
[Am]We'll disappear and no one will notice.
[C]How about it Darling? We could both live downtown!
Chours
[F]We never meant to [C]stay here.
We were [F]here for the gold, [C]here for the gold, here for the gold.
Final Chours
[F]We never meant to [G]stay here.
We were [Am]here for the gold, h[C]ere for the gold, here for the gold.
[F]We never meant to [G]stay here.
But we'r[Am]e just dumb animals [C]with our paws in the hole, grasping gold.
[F]Now we're stuck in a [G]small town,
[Am]out on the shield, but it[C] lost it's appeal long ago.
We [F]wake up at dawn and kiss [G]our wives on the forehead
and[Am] we slowly make our way i[C]nto the caves where we will forget,
[F]the faces of our chi[G]ldren and our small regrets
Lik[Am]e, I should have kept that luck[C]y penny while I had the chance
[F]We never meant to [C]stay here.
Enjoy.

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