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Delicate Cycle

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Delicate Cycle

A                         E 
I can take my finger off, old dog, old trick 
G              D 
New twist like actually take the finger off 
A                           E 
Wrap it in a blanket as you would a severed horse head 
G                             D 
Mail it to a friend you wanna pinky swear more with and 
A                             E 
Should they need a forearm or something they can practice drawing skulls on 
G                        D 
Cut it from the shoulder while the saw's warm 
A                         E 
The full appendage really make a world of difference 
G                            D 
Included too are 30 teeth to chew out all your critics 
A                           E 
32 would have been perfect, 2 were casualties of it's it's- 
G                                 D 
I always wanted radder things for Christmas 
The rest were cool 
I'm shipping out a torso in the a.m 
           G                             D 
You should learn to hit the organs every time at 40 paces -  
it's important 
I can't explain why now, by the way 
G                D 
Legs in a crate delivery by today 
A                         E 
If a uniformed man knock knocks, sign his document 
G                                     D 
You shouldn't have to walk out to the mailbox for the other shit 

verse 2: Kimya Dawson 
A            E                      G            D 
My mom was a lunch lady when I was in elementary school 
        A              E 
She was outside during recess 
          G                          D               
She had a whistle and I thought that that was cool 
        A              E                        G             D 
She was really nice to all the kids who didn't have a lot of friends 
           A                 E                   G          D 
She would give them hugs and tell them jokes or she'd play catch with them 
         A                  E                  G              D 
And, my dad worked at the laundromat which was really cool to me 
            A           E 
I'd get to open up the washing machines 
     G                 D 
And clean them out and collect the money 
        A          E                            G             D 
And I'd open soap dispenser and put new little boxes of soap inside 
       A                       E 
I knew how it worked and I was good at it 
     G                           D 
And helping out filled me with a sense of pride 
        A                 E                        G                D 
I would meet all kinds of people there and I would look them in the eye 
             A                  E 
And I'd say "Hi! Excuse me, but do you mind 
     G                     D 
If I shine the glass while your clothes dry?" 

Hook: Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson (x4) 
A        E 
My whole life is a 
(My whole life is a delicate cycle) 
  G                 D 
A delicate cycle, a delicate cycle 

verse 3: Aesop Rock 
         A                       E 
Inside a jar with a lid, a giant arm with head 
             G                             D 
They said it used to walk upright and like New York after ten 
           A                      E 
One day it woke up out of order, nothing more to extend 
G                     D 
Delicate cycle in the alpha of its orbiting zen 
            A                           E 
When it's a impersonal skill is already poor at its best 
   G                               D 
A conversation can be riddled with exorbitant debt 
              A                             E 
And you don't know it, but I know I owe you more than I've kept 
          G                         D 
So if you find a biohazard by your door on the step 
         A                                 E 
Maybe it couldn't find its faculties, but swore it would help 
          G                         D 
Wanted to be a larger part than its abnormalcies let 
              A                       E 
Hang on, I'm overnighting eyes with a headlight-deer stare 
G                D 
One up, Vin Van, UPS and ear pair 
A                          E 
Wear 'em if you need a new perspective on a weird year 
     G                             D 
And one day when I'm better we can square away a fair share 
A               E 
The last frame silhouetted by the sun 
       G                   D 
Was an air mail stamp on a still warm tongue 

verse 4: Kimya Dawson 
A       E               G                      D 
I was 26 years old the first time I lived in a house 
       A                E                    G               D 
With a washer and dryer in it and that's the year I bottomed out 
A              E               G                 D 
Maybe what was missing was the sense of community that comes from 
A            E                              G                 D 
Hauling your big old load out in public and airing your dirty laundry 
        A                E                           G       D 
And the company of other people who also don't have the amenities 
          A                           E                   G              D 
At their convenience in a home that's so set up that they never have to leave 
           A                    E 
I miss the smell, the dust, the coins, the trust 
    G                  D 
The squeaky carts, the vibrations 
    A                       E 
The bucket full of bleach, the dryer sheets 
    G                  D 
The old pay phone, the giant sink 
    A              E 
I'd watch my daddy mop the floor 
    G                D 
And my heart started with a quarter 
    A              E 
I'd watch my daddy mop the floor 
    G                D 
And my heart started with a quarter 

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