Wilco Remember The Mountain Bed chords
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Standard Tuning Capo 3rd fret D A G Do you still sing of the mountain bed we made of limbs and leaves? D A Do you still sigh there near the sky where the holly berry bleeds? Bm G You laughed as I covered you over with leaves Em G Face, breast, hips and thighs D C Em G D You smiled when I said the leaves were just the color of your eyes D A G Rosin smells and turpentine smells from eucalyptus and pine D A Bitter tastes of twigs we chewed where tangled woodbines twine Bm G Trees held us in on all four sides Em G so thick we could not see D C Em G D I could not see any wrong in you, and you saw none in me D A G Your arm was brown against the ground, your cheeks part of the sky D A Your fingers played with grassy moss, as limber you did lie Bm G Your stomach moved beneath your shirt Em G and your knees were in the air D C Em G D Your feet played games with mountain roots as you lay thinking there D A G Below us the trees grew clumps of trees raised families of trees, and they D A As proud as we tossed their heads in the wind and flung good seeds away Bm G The sun was hot and the sun was bright Em G down in the valley below D C Em G D Where people starved and hungry for life so empty come and go D A G There in the shade and hid from the sun we free'd our minds and learned D A Our greatest reason for being here, our bodies moved and burned Bm G There on our mountain bed of leaves Em G we learned life's reason why D C Em G D People laugh and love and dream, they fight and they hate to die D A G The smell of your hair I know is still there, if most of our leaves are blown D A Our words still ring in the brush and the trees where singing seeds are sown Bm G Your shape and form is dim, but plain Em G there on our mountain bed D C Em G D I see my life was brightest where you laughed and laid your head D A G I learned the reason why man must work and how to dream big dreams D A To conquer time and space and fight the rivers and the seas Bm G I stand here filled with my emptiness now Em G and look at city and land D C Em G D I know why farms and cities are built by hot warm nervous hands D A G I've crossed many states just to stand here now, my face all hot with tears D A I've crossed city and valley, desert and stream to bring my body here Bm G My history and future blaze bright in me Em G and all my joy and pain D C Em G D Go through my head on our mountain bed where I smell your hair again D A G All this day long I linger here and on in through the night D A My greeds, my joys, my cravings, hopes, my dreams inside me fight Bm G My loneliness healed, my emptiness filled Em G I walk above all pain D C Em G D Back to the breast of my woman and child to scatter my seeds again...