Luke Thompson - Here On The Ground tab

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Intro:F Bb F Bb

Outside the door are the empty, the poor
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Are the lives that are living no more 
Some of them grievers or broken believers 
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Or used in some meaningless war 
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Go see for yourself if you think it'll help
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But I just cannot go there no more 
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Oh Lord, I will not go outside the door 
Down on the street there's a rhythm, a beat
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You get caught up, you'll never get free 
A humming of heat to a strumming of feet 
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You forget who you wanted to be 
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And under the madness an echoing sadness 
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That whispers you'll never be free 
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Oh Lord, I will not go down on the street 
Out into the city, the gruesome, the gritty 
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The lovers, livers and lonely 
Away from my eyes in the thick fog, the cries 
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Of the bleeding, broken and breaking 
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Your name there is nothing, the street signs are bluffing 
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They'll put you wherever they please 
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Oh Lord, I will not go into the city 
Iím already jaded 
Already I'm faded
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There's nothing to learn or to know 
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Oh Lord, I will not go 
Under the bridge there, the shadowy ridge there
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That hides and is keeping us hid 
Where nothing is growing nor sunlight is showing 
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Or shining on all that we did 
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And the rumble of cars that goes bellowing past 
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They're just running away with the wind 
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Oh Lord, I will not go under the bridge 
Out into the battle, they lead you like cattle 
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And even they got their own laws 
You wonít be locked up there, nor shot or shocked up there 
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For shooting a man to the floor 
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They train you and break you, and re-educate you 
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But wonít tell you why or what for 
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Oh Lord, I will not go into the war 
Up into the sky where the great engines fly 
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Where they throw you and roll you like dice 
We've conquered the moon with explosions and fumes 
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We have conquered the universe high 
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But looking back down there's a reasoning sound 
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That says nobody gets out alive
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Oh Lord, I will not go into sky
There's no one around 
Just the beckoning sound
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And there's no room to dream or to grow
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Oh Lord, I will not go       (I will not go)
Here on the ground we are lost, we are found 
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We are lonely, we're spinning around 
Away from the crowds and the armies of clowns 
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Away from the carnival sounds 
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And out of the deep where the tectonic sleeps 
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And darkness will follow you down
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Oh Lord, just let me stay here on the ground
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