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Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company chords

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GOOD INTENTIONS PAVING COMPANY

C                 F
Twenty miles left to the shore
Am                    F
Hello my old country, hello
C                           G
Stars are just beginning to appear
                       Dm
And I have never in my life before been here

            C                   F
And it's my heart, not me, who cannot ply
     Am              F       
That base conclusion you may write
C			      		        G    
Watching me sit here bolt upright and cry
                          Dm
For no good reason at the Eastern sky


                      C
And the tilt of this strange nation
                  Bb
And the will to remain for the duration
           Am               Bb
Waving the flag, feeling it drag

                 C
Like a bump on a bump on a log, baby
                   Bb
Like I'm in a fist fight with the fog, baby
                       Am
Step-ball-change and a pirouette
              Bb
And .. and I regret, I regret

       G
How I said to you, honey, just open your heart
     F							   C
When I've got trouble even opening a honey jar
					        Bb
And that right there is where we are

    C                F
And I been 'fessing double fast
Am                   F
Addressing questions nobody asks
C                                    G
I'll get this joy off of my chest at last
                             Dm
And I will love you 'til the noise has long since passed

       C              F
And I did not mean to shout, just drive
     Am               F
Just get us out, get home alive
   C                                             G
A road too long to mention holds us up from the sea
                                  Dm
Laid down by the good intentions paving company

                       C
All the weight of the thing we've been playing at, darlin'
                      Bb
I can see that you're wearing your staying hat, darlin'
                  Am
For the time being all is well
               Bb

                     C
This is blindness beyond all conceiving
                            Bb
Well, behind us the road is leaving, yeah, leaving
             Am
And falling back
                 Bb
Like a rope gone slack

        G
And the sauce strayed away but the ladle will stay
      F							      C
But I fell for you, honey, as easy as falling asleep
                                      Bb
And that right there is the course I keep...

    C            D
And no amount of talking
             F         C
Is going to soften the fall
         Bb                F
But, like after the rain, step out
       G           Am
Of the overhang, that's all

   C            D
It had a nice a ring to it
              F          C
When the old opera house rang
          Bb            F
So with a song I'm all ran
                   G           Am
"Signed, sealed, delivered" I sang

    C          D
And there is hesitation
         F      C
And it always remains
           Bb   C
Concerning you, me,
          G          Am
And the rest of the gang

    C            D
And in a quiet hour
          F        C
I feel I see everything
           Bb             F
And am in love with the hook
            G          Am
Upon which everyone hangs

        C                D            
And I know you meant to show the extent
             F          C
To which you gave a god dang
              Bb                         F
It rings real hot and real cold but I'm sold
    G             Am
I am home on that range

           Bb     F    
And I do hate to fold
                  G           Am
Right here at the top of my game
						Bb              F
When I've been trying with my whole heart and soul
              G                 Am
To stay right here in the right lane

                         Bb       F
But it can make you feel over and old
           G          
Lord, you know it's a shame
       Am                        Bb        F                   
When I only want for you to pull over and hold me
              G              Am
'Til I can't remember my own name 

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