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Milk Song

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A D-A A E-A (x2)

A                               D-A
when the sky was the color of cream,
A                                              E-A
and you started leaving messages on my answering machine
A                             D-A
telling me that you were way across town and
A                       E-A
would be home in a night or two.
D                             A
i started keeping track of my losses.
D                                   A
there were only one or two i couldn't cover.
D                         A
and up there against the milk while sky i saw
E                    A
fleeting vestiges of you.
the way you vanished gradually
has made a bitter man of me.
and the way you vanished gradually,
has made a bitter man of me.


A                                     D-A
where the ocean cleaves the rocks real clean.
A                      E-A
i dropped my answering machine.
A                           D                      A           E              A
i watched the waves chew it into tiny little pieces of seafoam hissing in the air.
in the balance sheet i'd been keeping in my mind 
i entered two hundred kroners to the left of the debit line.
D                           A
it was what the machine had cost me.
E                                 A
it was a greater loss than i could bear.
i hear the wheels and knobs whirring down to this very day,
long after the ocean has washed it all away.
A                            D  
i heard the train go by last night.
A                                 D
and it's a slow train outta here, alright.
A                               E
but the way you disappeared in slow degrees,
           D                  A
has made a very patient man of me.
tabs/milk_song.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/24 21:42 (external edit)