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Relient K – Deathbed chords ver. 2
Deathbed Relient KA Am A/Ab OR A/Ab A/G Bb Bm Bm7x02220 X02210 4X2400 4X2450 3X2400 X13331 X24432 X24232C Cm C/G OR C/G C/E Cm/Eb DX32010 X35543 332010 33555 032010 x6554x X0232D/C# D/C D/F# D/F# Em7 F OR F G5x4x232 X3X232 200232 200230 022030 133211 XX3211 320022G Gm G/B Gm/Bb G/D OR G/D OR G/D355433 355333 X2X022 X1X022 XX0022 X50322 XX0787F C GI can smell the death on the sheets, covering me. I can't believe this is the endC F G AmBut this is my deathbed I lie here aloneC F G CIf I close my eyes tonight I know I'll be homeC Gm Bb FThe year was 1941; I was eight years old and far far too young,C GmTo know that the stories of battles and glory,Bb FWas a tale a kind mother made up for her son.C Gm Bb FYou see, Dad was a traveling preacher, teaching the words of the teacher.C GmBut Mother had sworn he went off to the war,Bb FAnd died there with honor, somewhere on a beach thereAm A/Ab C/G D/F#But he left once to never return, which taught me that I should unlearnFmaj7 C/EWhatever I thought a father should beCm DI abandoned that thought like he abandoned meD D/C# D/C G/BBy 47, I was fourteen. I'd acquired a taste for liquor and nicotineGm/B D/A A A/Ab A/G D/F#I smoked until I threw up, yet I still lit 'em up for thirty more years like a machineFmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Dm C GSo right there you have it. That one filthy habit is what got me where I am today.Fmaj7 C GI can smell the death on the sheets covering me; I can't believe this is the endFmaj7 C GI can hear those sad memories still haunting me, so many things I'd do againC F G AmBut this is my deathbed, I lie here aloneC F G CIf I close my eyes tonight, I know I'll be homeC Gm Bb FI got married on my twenty first. Eight months before my wife would give birth.C GmIt's easier to be sure you love someone,Bb FWhen her father inquires with the barrel of a gun.Am Am/G#The union was far from harmonious.C/G D/F#No two people could have been more alone than us.Fmaj7 C/EThe years would go by and she'd love someone else,Cm DAnd I realized I hadn't been loved yet myself.D D/C# D/CAnd there's your typical spiel. Yeah, if life was a highwayG/B Gm/Bb D/AI was drunk at the wheel. I was helping the loose ends, all fall apart.A A/Ab A/G D/F#Yeah I swear I was destined to fail, and fail from the startFmaj7 C Fmaj7 CI bowled about six times a week. The bottle of Beam kept the memories from me.Fmaj7 COur marriage had taken a seven-ten splitDm C GAlong with my pride the ex-wife took the kidsF G CI can smell the death on the sheets covering me. I can't believe this is the endF G CI can hear those sad memories still haunting me so many things, I'd do againC F G AmBut this is my deathbed, I lie here aloneC F G CIf I close my eyes tonight, I know I'll be homeC GmI was so scared of Jesus, but He sought me out.Bb FLike the cancer in my lungs that's killing me now.C GmAnd I've given up hope on the days I have left.Bb FBut I cling to the hope of my life in the next.Am A/Ab A/G D/F#Then Jesus showed up said "Before we go, I thought that we might reminisce"Fmaj7 C/E"See one night in your life when you turned out the light"Cm/Eb D"You asked for and prayed for my forgiveness"D Bm AYou cried wolf. The tears they soaked your furG5 Em7 D AThe blood dripped from your fangs. You said, "What have I done?"Em7 D BmYou loved that lamb with every sinful boneA G5 Em AAnd there you wept alone your heart was so contriteEm7 D G5 Em7 D G5You said, "Jesus, please forgive me of my crimes, sanctify this withered heart of mineEm D G5 Em7 D G5Stay with me until my life is through, and on that day please take me home with you"G5 D AI can smell the death on the sheets, covering me. I can't believe this is the end.G5 Bb D AI can hear You whisper to me, "It's time to leave you'll never be lonely again.D G5 A BmBut this was my deathbed, I died there alone.D G5 A G/D D G/D D When I closed my eyes tonight, You carried me home. (repeat)D D/F# Bm7 G AI am the Way follow Me and take My handD D/F# Bm7 A GAnd I am the Truth, embrace Me and you'll understand.D D/F# D/C GAnd I am the Light and for Me, you'll live again.G A Bm G A BmFor I am Love. I am LoveD Em G A DI----I, I am Love