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The Sky Is a Landfill  Jeff Buckley

Here is my interpretation of this great song... Hope this will be useful to somebody :o)
Intro (tuning is drop-D throughout song)

D7 (Chords are fingerpicked)
Circle around the park
[Emadd9] Joining hands in silence
[D7] Watch the evil black the [Bmadd13-]sky [G/B]
The [D7]storm has ripped the shelter
Of il[Emadd9]lusion from our brow
B5 G#5 Gmaj7(II)
This power is no mystery to us now.
[Dmaj7] Leave your [D]spirit [Dsus2]genocide
[Gmaj7] The cancer you [G]won’t rem[Gmaj7]ove
[Dmaj7] We cast our [D]funeral rose ins[Gmaj7]ide
And bury the [G]need to [Gmaj7]prove
D Gmaj7 (Riff 1)
Our mutilation is to gain from the system
Riff 1:

Emadd9 (etc…)
Ooh, turn your head away
From the screen, oh people
It will tell you nothing more
Don’t suck the milk of flaccid Bill K.
Public’s empty promise
To the people that the public can ignore
This way of life is so devised
To snuff out the mind that moves
Moving with grace the men despise
And women have learned to lose
( Tab from: )
Throw off your shame or be
a slave to the system
I see you take another drag
One more lost soul to raise your flag
The sky is a landfill
I see you take another drag
Let’s see you take another drag
You like to dance to the rolling
[F#]Head of the adulteress
You sing in [A5]praise of suicide [E5] [D5]
We know you’re useless
Like [F#]cops at the scene of the [A5]crime[E5] [D5]
With your steroids and your feedbag
And your stable and your [Bb5]trainer
B(b9) G#5 G(II)
I got a mail bomb for you Mister Strong Arm.
[D7] Throw out the stones from all the cemetery homes
Bmadd13- G/B etc.
For the violence of a nation gone by
Or the politics of weakness
And the garbage dump of souls
That will now black the sky
Their yellow haze and crowds of eyes
Will plug up the mind that moves
Moving with grace the men despise
And women have learned to lose
We’ll share our bodies
In disdain for the system
Oh, I see you take another drag
One nation bends to kiss the hag
The sky is a landfill
I see you take another drag
I see you take another drag
I have no fear of this machine!
Chords Used:
D7: xx0212
Emadd9: xx2002
Bmadd13-: x20032
G/B: x20033
B5: 999xxx
G#5: 666xxx
Gmaj7(II): 555777
Dmaj7: 000222
D: 000232
Dsus2: 000230
Gmaj7: 020032
G: 020033
G(II): 5554xx
F#: 4443xx
A5: 777xxx
E5: 222xxx
D5: 000xxx
Bb5: 8887xx
B(b9): x24x66
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MPN, 2008

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A5 Bb5 D D5 D7 Dmaj7 Dsus2 E5 Emadd9 F# G G/B Gmaj7
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