Lauren O'Connell


Lauren O'Connell

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Key: A
Capo on 2nd fret

Intro: A F#m E 

INTRO (played in a strumming rhythm) 
   A                                  F#m 

   E  Esus4 E      E  Esus4 E 
A There are four whole people in this house A A/G# F#m And I'm the last one awake again A And tomorrow we'll be biting nails A A/G# E And biting tongues to higher stakes again D And I'm thinking if I just don't sleep A The morning won't sneak up on me D E As just another yesterday again
E D E But I was brilliant for just one day A A/G# F#m In nineteen eighty-eight D I didn't have to talk, I didn't have to think E They flushed my sins right down a sink A A/G# F#m Ten fingers and ten toes, and you're okay E Yeah, I think that's what they say A Well, how about today?
INTRO RIFF verse 2 A I think the world has got my number A A/G# F#m Oh my God, there's digits in my eyes A I think that I've been dancing 'round A A/G# F#m The brightest rooms in a cellophane disguise D Everybody still remembers A Things that I said last September D E Oh, but worst of all, so do I
D E But I was a stranger for just one day A A/G# F#m Born with the cleanest slate D My mother loved me before she knew me E Gave me a name that didn't suit me A A/G# F#m But hey, that's okay E I've kept it anyway Esus4 E A What if I threw it away?
INTRO RIFF verse 3 A And to me God's just a metaphor A A/G# F#m He's a metaphor for everything that's strange A I take his name in vain a lot A A/G# E But I'm not sure just what it means these days D Sometimes I wish that I were still religious A Along with a lot of other wishes D E But I don't think that God would know my name
D E But I was forgiven in bygone days A A/G# F#m When I still knew how to pray D And all the words were etched in gold E On the little Bible that I stole A A/G# F#m From my teacher in second grade E The one I didn't mean to take Esus4 E A Oh, what would Jesus say?
E D E And things were perfect for a time A A/G# F#m In nineteen ninety-nine D I was eleven years old, and we drove south E Yeah, down to my grandfather's house A A/G# F#m And everything was fine E It was right before he died Esus4 E A We were all so goddamn fine A \ play first half of F#m / the intro here E A We were all so goddamn fine
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