Okkervil River

Okkervil River Rip(Ukulele chords)

Okkervil River

Key: G

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verse 1 

G                             D                           Am7 
Hey, my little baby, pointing at the sky's amazing in the lake now. 
G                            D                                     Am7 
All of this sensation and no space on earth to place it where it's safe now. 
             C                 C/B            Am7 
You've got a big day coming. A big day coming now. 

verse 2 

G                                D                                  Am7 
Gather, crowd, around me, in the gutter where you found me. Help me stand now. 
   G                          D                                   Am7 
My body, it is aching, and my poor old heart is breaking, and I'm so freaked out. 
            C                    C/B               Am7 
We've got a big chance coming. A big chance coming now. 

verse 3 

G                             D                       Am7 
All the little Sadies and the literary ladies wish me well now. 
  G                                  D                          Am7 
A slob upon a plane that through the air is silver swaying into sun now. 
  G                                    D                                Am7 
I hightail my cool haircut through the turnstiles of the airport on the run now 
       G                           D                             Am7 
Flip a couple hundred pages; I was turning thirty-eight. I was a horrible sight. 
             C                 C/B            Am7 
You've got a bad day coming. A sad day coming 'round. 
            C                       C/B                      Am7 
I'll wear a white suit and black sunglasses to the last mass now. 



             C                     C/B                Am7 
Then give me one last kiss in your pink silk dress, I guess. 
              C                          C/B                       Am7 
Said, 'I have lost all will to,' with my face pressed against your breast. 
           C                         C/B                      Am7 
And I have pilfered the king's pills From the palace medicine chest. 
          C                         C/B                         Am7 
I cried a quart of crocodile tears onto Allison Anne's pink champagne glass. 
      C                      C/B             Am7 
I was escorted from the premises for being a mess. 

verse 4 

         G                        D                         Am7 
And it's just like when John Howe told me how the Force MDs died. 
                G                        D                               Am7 
Lou Gehrig's disease laid T.C.D. low. Mercury had a heart attack back in '95. 
          C         C/B              Am7 
And where DJ Doctor Rock went nobody knows. 

Verse 5 

         G                            D                             Am7 
I see my grandfather, T. Holmes 'Bud' Moore laid up in his hospital clothes. 
                  G                                D                                    Am7 
But I think about Judee Sill dying in some trailer park, out of cocaine and codeine all alone. 
         C                          C/B                Am7 
It was a big waste, brother. Such a big waste. Yeah, I know. 
              C                             C/B                 Am7 
They had some great songs; must have been a great time, so long ago. 
      C                 C/B                    Am7 
But I didn't open up my mouth just to piss and moan. 

No way. 


G                            D                             Am7 
All the air is glitter and I went and hit the skating rink alone now. 
     G                                  D                                 Am7 
I'll watch the kids all skim across the ice. They look so nice. It was so cold out. 
           C                      C/B                              Am7 
And then I coughed into my cupped hands across the rink so I could hear the band. 

G                               D                           Am7 
Two guitars, a drummer, a chick singer with a Kurzweil on a keyboard stand. 
             C                          C/B                  Am7 
And I said, 'Play that cover,' I said, 'Play that cover song again.'

Written by Will Sheff

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