Mark Kozelek – By The Time That I Awoke chords

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4x Gm A# D# D#

Gm A# D#I like the powder blue dresses
GmThe stewardesses wear on Korean Air.
A# D#The skin's divine and their bodies so fine.
GmThey're all the same height and they have the same waistline.
A# D#But there is one who stood apart
GmHer name-tag read "J.H. Park."
A# D#She had a white watch and a muted spark,
FAnd I thought about her when the night grew dark
Gm D#And my hotel room in Tokyo,
FAnd by the time that I awoke,
Gm D#My guitar was broken and in need of repair.
FThanks for the hassles, Korean Air.
Gm D#But I hurled myself through one last show
FAnd I made a few friends, Shoko and Koko.
Gm D#Walked them down to the train station below,
Hugged them goodbye and as I walked back I...
Gm A# D#Remembered a girl who I had lost.
GmShe grew up in a cardboard box
A# D#In a town called Dharma.
GmShe shook my spirit and she rattled my thoughts.
A# D#But I had some love back home,
Gm So I never pursued it or called her telephone number.
A# D#I wonder if she knew that I had reason,
FI wonder if she thought that I had used her.
Gm D#And by the time that I awoke,
Around my neck I felt fingers choke.
F Gm D#I felt a jolt of an electrical sting,
FI felt the pull of an invisible string.
Gm D#Is it my future falling?
Or is it the past still calling?
F Gm D#I can't remember and you can't make me remember
Anything that hurts or makes me shiver.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
FMy dirty reflection shimmering in the rain.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
FOld forgotten blues when we opened my house.
A# D# Gm FI can't remember and you can't make me remember.
A# D# Gm F I can't remember and you can't make me remember.
2# Gm F A# A#
Gm A# D#Was five years old the last time I slept
GmA quiet night before the loudness crept.
A# D#I wrote poetry throughout my teens,
GmAnd I far exceeded my childhood dreams.
A# D#Teachers told me I couldn't write,
GmThat I'd never make a living or touch anyone's life.
A# D#People told me I couldn't sing,
FThat I wouldn't amount to much of anything.
Gm D#And by the time that I awoke,
I was 25 years old and crossing an oceans,
F Gm D#Working hard to develop my sound
FGoing city to city, covering ground.
Gm D#And by the time that I had awoke
FI was one of a handful of the chosen
Gm D#To take the punches to take the arrows
To bleed the blood, the blood of sweat.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
FAny hurtful words that I endured.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
FWhen I was a lost flockless bird.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
FWhen I couldn't trap bumblebees.
A# D# Gm I can't remember and you can't make me remember
F Gm F A# A# Gm F A# A#Why in a crowd I am so lonely.
Gm A# D#I met the most beautiful lover,
GmWalking along the San Francisco Bay.
A# D#She guides me through the perils,
GmThrough the long, unlit hallways.
A# D#Below the surface, beneath the distractions
Beneath my dumb, knee-jerk reactions.
Gm A# D#It's to her I owe everything,
It is for her that my heart sings.
Gm A# D#And by the time that I awoke
Gmthe fingers loosened on their choke
A# D#And by the time that I awoke.
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