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Distraction #74  The Avett Brothers


(Strum E chord, and hit 12th fret harmonics)
I was in [E]love with your [A]beauty
From the [E]day you walked my [A]way.
Oh, how I [E]wish that was [A]enough to
Have [E]made me [B7]want to [E]stay.
See, I'm as true as I try to be,
And I must say my girl,
I tried the best to give to you
All of the truest in the world.
But, when I left your house that morning
in that ragged Thunderbird,
I tried so hard to fight the voices
From the devils that I heard.
See, there's a highway to the right of us
I took a year ago,
And since a year ago can't drive past
Without turning down that road.
(Strum E chord)
And [G]I [C]knew it, I [G]never should have [C]turned the wheel.
And [G]I [C]knew it, the [G]voices calling [C]me weren't real.
[G]I [C]knew it, [G]listen to the [C]song they sing.
[G]I [C]knew I was [G]wrong, and [G]I [C]knew I was [G]wrong.
(Repeat Intro, strum E chord, and slide down from 12th Fret on low E)
So, give me a try at describing
Just how difficult it is,
When you kind of love two girls
To figure out which one you miss.
Stumble away from your stairway
With your perfume on my clothes.
Well, I kind of loved two girls
But, now I kind of lost them both.
And I knew it, I never should have turned the wheel.
And I knew it, the voices calling me weren't real.
I knew it, listen to the song they sing.
I knew I was wrong, and I knew I was wrong.
And if I could gather up the damage
That I've rendered in my life,
Place it on a scale and weigh against
The damage done that night.
Then it'd be safe to say
The weight of all I did and didn't do
Would surly float against the lightest wrong
I ever did to you.

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