Ulver – Plate 21-22 chords

BmI have always found that Angels
Ghave the vanity to speak of
Bmthemselves as the only wise; this they
Gdo with a confident insolence sprouting
Bmfrom systematic reason-
[Verse 1]
Bm A GThus Swedenborg boasts that what he writes is new; tho' it is only the
Bm A GContents or Index of already publish'd books;A man carried a
Bm 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 of
Gm F D# Fchurches & exposes hypocrites, till he imagines that all are
Gm F D# Freligious, & himself the single one on earth that ever broke a
Gm F D# Fnet... Now hear a plain fact;
[Verse 2]
Bm A GSwedenborg has not written one new truth. And now hear
Bm A Ganother he has written all the old falshoods. And now hear the
Bm A Greason He conversed with Angels who are all
Bm A Greligious, & conversed not with Devils who all hate religion, for he was
Bm A Gincapable thro' his conceited notions Thus Swedenborgs
Bm A Gwritings are a recapitulation of all superficial, opinions,
Bm A Gand an analysis of the more sublime, but no further
Bm 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 Shake
Gm F D# Fspear, an infinite number But when he has done this, let him not
Gm F D# Fsay that he knows better than his master, for he only holds a candle
Fin sunshine
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