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Bright Eyes - Oh You Are The Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet And Hold The Earth In Place chords

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The version that was already up here had the interlude all wrong 
and a lot of the chords were misplaced throughout the song. 
This one should be more accurate. Enjoy!


   D                  Bm
I met you through a common friend
          G         D
in the attic of my parent's house
         D                    Bm 
and though I didn't know it then
   G               A 
I soon was finding out
             Bm                 G
you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet 
     D                 A
and hold the earth in place
             Bm 
each time a faucet opens
G
words are spoken
    D           A
the water runs away 
                G
and I hear your name
            D
no, nothing has changed 


D Bm G D
         

D                     Bm
there was this book I read and loved
      G            D
the story of a ship
        D                   Bm
who sailed around the world and found
      G                A
that nothing else exists
           Bm
beyond his own two sails
     G
and wooden shell 
    D                A
and what is held within
            Bm
all else is sure to pass
    G 
we clutch and grasp
     D                   A
and debate what's truly permanent
                            G
but when the wind starts to shift
               D
there's no argument

[Interlude]
   D                 A 
I sing and drink and sleep on floors
     Bm       G              
and try hard not to be annoyed
    F#              Bm            A
by all these people worrying about me
  D                                A  
so when I'm suffering through some awful drive
          
       D         G
you occasionally cross my mind
         D               Bm            A
it's my hidden hope that you are still among them

well are you?

[Interlude]
                D                   G
Oh, you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet 
      D                   A
and hold the earth in place
              D
each time a curtain opens
  G
sunlight pours in
    D            A
a lifetime melts away
             G
and we share a name
                     D
on some picturesque grave
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