Okkervil River – Starry Stairs chords

"Starry Stairs," from the album "The Stand Ins"
by Okkervil River

E / E / G#m / G#m
C#m / B / A / A
F#m / F#m / C#m / C#m
B / B / C#m B / A

EThey asked for more.
G#m C#m B(What do you think this fan club is for?)
A F#m I slithered up each rose corridor.
C#m B C#m BI kept a warm, safe place at my core,
Abefore I lost it.
EThey asked for blood.
G#m C#m BWhat do you think this woman's made of?
A F#mI stuck a small, thin pin in my thumb.
C#m B C#m BThey dreamt a low, long line to be crossed--
Aand I crossed it.
B C#mI'm alive, but a different kind of alive
B C#m B Athan the way I used to be.
B C#mI retire to a split white smile to be seen
B C#m B Ain an old stag magazine.
(VERSE) And this girl's eyes, when they were roughly wrenched open, I could see a starry stair up your thigh. You hid behind your hair (oh, but I saw you were smiling), (CHORUS)
B C#mwhile all these guys, all these curious sets of eyes,
B C#m B Asafe behind a TV screen,
B C#mI let them pry, pick apart and hang up to dry
B C#m B A B C#m B Aalmost every piece of me.
N.C. (If you don't love me, I'm sorry.) INTERLUDE: [SAME AS INTRO / VERSE] (VERSE) Oh, what a trip. Oh, what a shimmering silver ship. Oh, what a hot half-life I half-lived. And the stripes and stars, how they stripped off of the siding when my life ripped off from the part that played as a kid into the part that blazed through your lids to find a warm, safe place and to sit, curled up, inside it. (CHORUS) So here's "goodbye," from the part that's staying behind to the part that has to leave, to the sublime lips that were never spoiled by a line, to the face inside the beam, OUTRO:
B C#m B Awho wasn't me.
B C#m B AWho wasn't me, oh no no,
B C#m B AShe's not me, oh oh.
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