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Ulver – Plate 21-22 chords
[Intro]BmI have always found that AngelsGhave the vanity to speak ofBmthemselves as the only wise; this theyGdo with a confident insolence sproutingBmfrom systematic reason-Ging[Verse 1]Bm A GThus Swedenborg boasts that what he writes is new; tho' it is only theBm A GContents or Index of already publish'd books;A man carried aBm A Gmonkey about for a show, & because he was a little wiser than the monkey,...Bm A Ggrew vain, and conciev'd himself as much wiser than seven men.[Refrain 1]Gm F D# FIt is so with Swedenborg; he shows the folly ofGm F D# Fchurches & exposes hypocrites, till he imagines that all areGm F D# Freligious, & himself the single one on earth that ever broke aGm F D# Fnet... Now hear a plain fact;[Verse 2]Bm A GSwedenborg has not written one new truth. And now hearBm A Ganother he has written all the old falshoods. And now hear theBm A Greason He conversed with Angels who are allBm A Greligious, & conversed not with Devils who all hate religion, for he wasBm A Gincapable thro' his conceited notions Thus SwedenborgsBm A Gwritings are a recapitulation of all superficial, opinions,Bm A Gand an analysis of the more sublime, but no furtherBm A GHave now another plain fact- Anyone of mechanical talents may;[Refrain 2]Gm F D# FFrom the writings of Paracelsus or Jacob Behmen, produce ten thousand vol-Gm F D# Fumes of equal value with Swedenborgs, and from those of Dante or ShakeGm F D# Fspear, an infinite number But when he has done this, let him notGm F D# Fsay that he knows better than his master, for he only holds a candleFin sunshine