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The Airborne Toxic Event - The Graveyard Near The House chords

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The other day, when we were walking by the graveyard near the house, you 
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asked me if I thought we would ever die. And if life and love both fade so 
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predictably, we've made ourselves a kind of predictable life.

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And so I pictured us like corpses, lying side by side in pieces, in some dark 
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and lonely blood under a bow. We looked so silly there, all decomposed, half 
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turned to dust, in tattered clothes, but we probably look just as silly now.

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Bye bye bye bye, bye bye to all this dogged innocence. I cant pretend that I 
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can tell you what is going to happen next, or how to be. But you have no idea about me, do you?

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And it left me to wonder if people will ever know each other by just 
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stumbling around like strangers in the dark. 'Cause sometimes you seem so 
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strange to me, I must seem strange to you. We're like two actors playing our 
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parts. Did you memorize your lines? 'Cause I did. Here's the part where I get 
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so mad, I tell you I cant forget the past. You get so quiet now, and you 
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seem, somehow, like a lost and lonely child. And you just hope that the 
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moment wont last.


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Bye bye bye bye, bye bye to all this dogged innocence. I cant pretend that I 
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can tell you what is going to happen next, or how to be. 
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But you have no idea about me, you have no idea about me, do you?

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So there's always a way around. There's something tying our feet to the 
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ground. A moment passed, we hate how it sounds.

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And it seems a little less profound. Like we're all going the same way down. 
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Yeah we're all going the same way down. I'm just trying to write it all down.

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'Cause I write songs, and you write letters. We are tied like two, in 
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tethers. And we talk and read, and laugh and sleep, at night in bed, 
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together. And you wake in tears sometimes, I can see the thoughts flash 
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across your eyes. They say "Darling, will you be kind? Will you be a good 
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man, and stay behind if I get old?"

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And then the letters all pass through my head, with the words that I was 
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told. About the fading flesh of life and love, the failures of the bold. I 
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can list each crippling fear like I'm reading from a will.
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And I'll defy everyone and love you still. I will carry you with me up every 
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hill. If you die before I die, I'll carve your name out of the sky. I'll fall 
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asleep with your memory and dream of where you lie.

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It maybe better to move on, and to let life just carry on. And I may be 
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wrong. But still, I'll try.
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'Cause it's better to love whether you win or lose or die. Yeah, It's better 
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to love whether you win or lose or die. It's better to love, and I will love 
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you 'til I die.

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