Tift Merritt Guitar Chords & Lyrics: "Broken"

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BROKEN (Tift Merritt)
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* Actually in Eb; capo 0.
* Each chord is half of a measure.

G# G# Eb Bb   G# G# Eb Bb   G# G# Eb Bb   G# G# Eb Bb
[intro]

                G#       G#      Eb       Bb
Once you were a straight shot, a shiny quarter
     G#   G#   Eb           Bb
in a new slot, night would keep the dreams
     G#  G#      Cm  Cm    Bb  Bb  Bb  Bb
that you got for af - ternoon

                           G#  G#   Eb       Bb
Then telling the truth got so hard, we were dancing
      G#    G#    Eb      Bb            G#     G#
in the backyard, once I knew the end and the start
     Cm   Cm           Bb   Bb  Bb  Bb
But now      that's through

             G#   G#        Eb          Bb
Now you're broken, and you don't understand
          G#  G#          Eb          Bb
What is broken falls into place once again
         G#      G#        Eb        Bb
Hand of kindness, come and gather me in like a
 G#       G#  Eb        Bb        G#  G#  G#  G#
rainstorm,  again and again and again

So morning comes to clean up like nothing happened
when your heart stopped, like all the lawyers calling
all cops to wave days through

So close your eyes for this long, something's mixed up
and something's gone, only fingers can you
count on, and one leaves two

Now you're broken and you don't understand
What is broken falls into place once again
Hand of kindness, come and gather me in like a
 G#       G#  Eb        Bb        G#  G#
rainstorm,  again and again and again
    Eb           Bb        G#   G#  G#  G#
I think I will break, but I mend

              Cm   Cm      Cm    Cm            Eb  Eb   Eb     Eb
And it's these most loved losses, they are just old coin tosses
              Cm   Cm      Cm            Cm          Bb  Bb  Bb  Bb
And it's these most loved losses are the hardest to carry

[eight-measure guitar break: F F C G four times]

I wish I were a freeway laid out clearer
than a bright day, I'd run wide open
down this causeway, like brand new

But I'm broken and I don't understand
What is broken falls into place once again
Hand of kindness, come and gather me in like a rainstorm, again and again

'Cause I'm broken and I don't understand
What is broken falls into place once again
Hand of kindness, come and gather me in like a rainstorm
Again and again and again, again and again and again
Cgain and again and again, I think I will break but I mend [end on G#]



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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