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Okkervil River chords for The war criminal rises and speaks

The War Criminal Rises And Speaks chords by Okkervil River

Okkervil River chords for The war criminal rises and speaks

Guitar chords with lyrics

The main progression is:
A chord diagramG+G

The last two chords don't hold out for the full four-count. There
are two instances where this progression gets cut in half. The first
is when the song starts to climax and the last is at the end. When
this happens, play:
A chord diagramG+G

Once again you play the last two chords quicker than the others.
The part where it gets quiet again (but the news today always
fades...) you are going to have to listen closely to b/c it changes
a lot. I believe that I have it figured out pretty well, just work
in some hammer-ons and whatnot. It sounds like they are playing with
a capo on though, so maybe this whole thing should be transcribed
with it on the fith fret...

                   A chord diagramC majorC
The heart wants to feel.
                   A chord diagramG+G
The heart wants to hold.
                     A chord diagramA minorAm
The heart takes past Subway,
past Stop and Shop,past Beal's,
                       A chord diagramFF
and calls it "coming home."
                     A chord diagramDmDm
The heart wants a trail
               A chord diagramG+G
away from "alone,"
                      A chord diagramDmDm
so the heart turns a sale
         A chord diagramG+G
into a well-worn milestone
towards hard-won soft furniture,
fought-for fast food,
defended end table that
holds paperbacks and back U.S. News.
The mind turns an itch
into a bruise,
and the hands start to twitch
when they're feeling ill-used.

And you're almost back now,
you can see by the signs;
from the bank you tell the temperature
and then the time,
and the billboard reads some headlines.
The head wants to turn,
to avert both its eyes,
but the mind wants to learn
of some truth that might be
inside reported crimes.

So they found a lieutenant
who killed a village of kids.
After finishing off the wives,
he wiped off his knife
and that's what he did.
And they're not claiming that
there's any excusing it;
that was thirty years back,
and they just get paid for the facts
the way they got them in.

                    A chord diagramC majorC
Now he's rising and not denying.
                           A chord diagramG+G
His hands are shaking, but he's not crying.
                     A chord diagramA minorAm
And he's saying 'How did I climb
                         A chord diagramFF
out of a life so boring into that moment?
        A chord diagramC majorC
Please stop ignoring the heart inside,
                  A chord diagramG+G
oh you readers at home!
                     A chord diagramA minorAm
While you gasp at my bloody crimes,

please take the time
                      A chord diagramFF
to make your heart my home:
              A chord diagramDmDm
where I'm forgiven by time,
                       A chord diagramG+G
where I'm cushioned by hope,
                    A chord diagramDmDm
where I'm numbed by long drives,
                        A chord diagramG+G
where I'm talked off or doped.
                        A chord diagramC majorC
Does the heart wants to atone?
Oh, I believe that it's so,
because if I could climb back through time,
I'd restore their lives and then give back my own:
tens of times now its size
on a far distant road
in a far distant time
where every night I'm still crying,
entirely alone.'
A chord diagramA minorAm
But the news today always fades away as you drive by,
          A chord diagramG+G
until at dinnertime when you look into her eyes,
        A chord diagramG+G
lit by evening sun - that, as usual, comes
      A chord diagramA minorAm
from above that straight, unbroken line,
         A chord diagramG+G
the horizon
        A chord diagramG+G
- its rising
      A chord diagramA minorAm
is a given,
                     A chord diagramG+G
just like your living.

Your heart's warm and kind.
Your mind is your own.
Our blood-spattered criminal
is inscrutable;
don't worry, he won't
rise up behind your eyes
and take wild control.
He's not of this time,

ⓘ Guitar chords for 'The War Criminal Rises And Speaks' by Okkervil River, an indie band formed in 1998 from Austin, Texas, USA

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