Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The National Lights - Swimming in the Swamp

Capo I


F...Am...F...Am


F
There was dirt in your mouth

...................................Am
On the day we put you down

....................................G
There was blood on your teeth

...........................................Am
Like you were born to the ground


I held your head
As water filled your mouth
When the branches scratched your eyes
When the land began to flood

F...............C......................Am
This is my body dear that I've kept inside you

........................G
And that you'll keep if you want to
Here is what's left of what I have taken from yours
Tonight the bells will cry
This doesn't scare you
It could if you want to
We can run through the yard
We can swim out in the swamp

I cleaned your face
And covered you in stones
There was so much water there
A hundred miles to make your own
A butcher's boy
Can make his song your tomb
The prettiest girls
Should always plan theirs for two

This is my body dear that I've kept inside you
And that you'll keep if you want to
Here is what's left of what I have taken from yours
Tonight the bells will cry
This doesn't scare you
It could if you want to
We can run through the yard
We can swim out in the swamp

2 comments:

Darrell said...

I've had this CD for years and never thought of learning this song until today. I could have probably figured it out myself, but finding the chords already posted somewhere makes it a lot easier. Thanks.

Abigail said...

this was a great way to learn the song, but I'm having difficulty with the finger picking pattern. can you help me out?