Kevin Devine

Awake In The Dirt

Kevin Devine

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Awake In The Dirt

	  		
Intro: Bm 

      Em 
Dad I know 
          A 
You can't see 
           F# 
My actions as 
           Bm 
A plea for peace 

              Em 
You can't get past 
                  A 
The rocks stained red 
              F# 
The nail bomb blast 
            Bm 
The doctor, dead 

             Em 
Your prairie dream 
             A 
Your liberal heart 
             F# 
Your patient mind 
              Bm 
Your father's arms 

                Em 
They just won't do 
                A 
They just can't fit 
               F# 
It's them, not Marx 
                  D 
You can blame for this 

             Bb   A  D 
Alive in the dirt 
             Em 
Alive in the dirt 
       F#                 Bm 
I'm at peace, sainted and waiting 
       F 
For my perfect pain to speak through me again 


Break: Bm Em A F# Bm 

             Em 
Dad, I found God 
            A 
Through Vietnam 
          F# 
Mai Lai's graves 
      Bm 
Agent Orange 

             Em 
See, we live lies 
           A 
We have to choose 
                F# 
Our bombs speak loud 
            Bm 
So I spoke, too 

          Em 
Then disappeared 
               A 
Ten miles from home 
       F# 
Newark slum 
                Bm 
Where you won't go 

               Em 
It's here I've found 
          A 
My higher self 
            F# 
A life that works 
             D 
And suits me well 

               Bb   A  D 
I pray for the dirt 
               Em 
I pray for the dirt 
       F#                 Bm    F 
And I ask to suffer in silence 
                G        C 
To stay here in hell 
             Ab   G   C        
Awake in the dirt 
             Ab   G   Em 
Awake in the dirt 
             Am        F           
Awake in the dirt now 

Bm 

           Em 
My stutter lifts 
              A 
My words come clear 
            F# 
Your little girl 
               Bm 
She's just not here 

     Em 
I am sure 
      A 
At my death 
               F# 
The truth will float 
               Bm 
On God's sweet breath 

           Em 
Until that time 
              A 
Don't ask for me 
            F# 
Behind this veil 
              D 
Is where I'll be 

                Bb   A  D             
At one with the dirt 
                Em 
At one with the dirt 
       F#                 Bm    
I'm at peace, sainted and waiting 
       F                           Bm 
For my perfect pain to cover me for good? 

Outro:  Em A F# Bm Em A F# 
		  

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