John Mark McMillan
I am a Temple
From "The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down"
C - G - Am - F
C G Am FDeep inside me there's this burning that just won't let me go
C G Am FYou are my fire, You are my righteousness, You are my rock in roll
C - Dm - F - E/F - Dm
C GI wish I could fit you down inside my chest God
Am FI wish that I could swallow you whole
C GI'd wrap you up in a blanket of my skin
Am Fand you could call my body home
C Dm F E/F DmI am a temple, I am a temple, My body is a temple, I , I am a temple
C FSo what if I'm not worthy! So what if I'm not worthy!
G Am GSo what if I'm not worthy! You have made me clean
C GI can't get over how quickly you recover
Am FThe pieces of my heart as they shatter
C GCause in your hands I am more than just a brand new man
Am FAnd all my falling down now, well, it just don't matter
The lead riff throughout the song is picked in these two positions. Listen
for the changes.
For the interlude and pre-chorus, start with the C on the 8th fret bar chord
and climb up from there.
For the E/F, play:
For the rest of the guitar stuff, get creative and just play the mess out of
it. Great song to improv and riff on.
Let me know if you have any input or corrections.