Radical Face – Family Portrait chords

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Intro (starting at :31 with the piano):

D A (x2)

D ASo we start with my father as a boy barely spoke a word of english fell in
Dlove from a distance he watched her working from the back fence
He learned some words and some clever turns of phrase from his father's
A Ebook of poets, she wasn't taken in that instant, but grew impressed with
his persistence.
D E AThey met each other out by moonlight, made love in the nearby woods, then
C#m Dher folks became suspicious when her cycle broke and (?). They stole
E Aaway without their goodbyes, got married in a foreign town, made their way
C#m D
Eas best as they could. Found jobs and settled down. And then time moved on.
Interlude: D A (x2)
D AI was born in a river of blood on sheets from the wedding day. The room was dark and the
stench was thick my father couldn't stand the smell of it.
DMama died in the night cause the nearest doctor couldn't stem the blood
A Eloss. Father cried out on the back porch. My sister held me at the
D Eneighbor's house. Oh my there was a storm then, there was a flood of a
A C#mdifferent kind. Father's eyes were often vacant, but his hands were rarely
D Equiet. Sister learned to take her hits well, both from life and the
A C#mphysical kind, but I was never one to lie down, despite who picked the
D Efight. So we designed our hells.
Interlude: A D E (x2)
D E AFather turned into a drinker, a dark bastard with a wooden heart. Sister
C#m Dlearned to be a mother, before she ever played another part. And I became a
E Alittle terror, I lashed out at whatever's around. Took some time before I
C#m D Esettled, to find a mind that was somewhat sound. And like it always does,
A D Etime rushed on.
A DSix years later father died in the very same bedroom. Many said it was the
E Agrief that did it, I have to say it's cause he hung himself. To be honest
Dneither sister nor myself ever much regret his passing. But I admit it was
E Aa nice thing, to always know that we could feed ourselves.
-Ben Malley
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