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Songs in the Key of B[one]

I Remember Ghosts

[C] I’ve known disgrace
[G] Torn my body
[Am] Broke my bones too many [F] times

I trouble my mind
Thinking about heaven
Sitting in hell killing time

[Refrain]
[G] I remember ghosts
That I [Am] saw in every sunrise
[G] I remember costs
Of love I [Am] paid in your eyes
[G] I try to forget
That it’s [Am] not my heart breaking
[G] But I keep on thinking about
Trying to [Am] only sell the sign

I’ve felt desire
Burn my language
Turn my circles into lines

I figure my sentence
With no punctuation
I just keep thinking you’re still mine

[Refrain]

Like an empty trash can
Won’t be taken
I can’t feel nothing, got nothing inside

And you tell me
And I know you’re faking
That when it comes down to it, you’re still mine

[Refrain]



Kingdom Come

[G] I’m gonna lie [C] so still now
[G] Gonna take my [C] time today
[G] Back down to a [C] place I know
I got a [Am] raft
I’ll float away

My body is so full of bones
It’s always gonna be my home
No matter what the devil says
Not with his sticks
Not with his stones

[Refrain]
[D] Kingdom [C] come every day for [G] me
[D] Seven [C] seals gonna set me [G] free
[D] These days I’m [C] drunk, too drunk to [G] see
[D] To see how deep
I’ve [C] dug my grave [G] today
[D] To see how deep
I’ve [C] dug my grave [G] today

I’ve got a soul on fire
And every old man that I know
Is sitting playing dominoes
Getting drunk
In that choir

I’m gonna take my words back now
Gonna take my name away
Lie down in that grave
With a smile
On my face

[Refrain]



I'm So Sad

[C] I’m so sad
[Am] I feel so bad
[F] My skull is empty
[C] And my mind’s in rags

God I miss you
Got no one to talk to
In my dark room
Only silence gets me through

[Refrain]
[F] Sometimes I [E] wish I would just [Am] die
[F] I’m too [E] sad to even [Am] cry

Too sick to drink
Wish I couldn’t think
Wish this world would just go away
I’m so tired of everything

My soul’s long gone
There’s nothing to this song
No reason to even breathe again
I try to write it all and it’s all wrong

[Refrain]



 Cross in the Field

[Em] There’s a cross in the [D] field
[C] A sign on the door for [Em] me
[Em] Bones at the bottom of the [D] well
[C] You told me that you’d never [Em] tell

There’s a broken man covered in tears
An empty book full of all of his fears
Bones at the bottom of the well
You told me that you’d never tell

[Refrain 1]
[D] Write down all my prayers in blood
[C] I don’t ever sing of love
[G] Bind my soul to ancient bones
[D] And walk amongst you all [Em] alone

There’s a cross in the field
A sign on the door for me
Bones at the bottom of the well
You told me that you’d never tell

There’s a woman with a ring in her hand
Without a single memory of me
There’s a moment always caught in my mind
There was a time, there was a time

[Refrain 2]
[D] Stare into the ring of fire
[C] Lose my mind in all desire
[G] Write down all my prayers in blood
[D] I don’t ever sing of [Em] love

There’s a cross in the field
And the gods stand before you revealed
There’s a moment always caught in my mind
There was a time, there was a time

[Refrain 2]



 Let This Not Be A Love Song 

[C] Left your house this morning
[F] Couldn’t wake you up
[C] Rode home in the rain and early morning light
[G] Trying to figure love

My shirts smelled like cigarettes and beer
Like I was wearing all of last night
My soul feels as empty as these morning streets
Trying to understand why we fight

[Refrain]
[F] But let this not be a love song
[C] Cause according to you I’d get it all wrong
[G] Just let this be a memory
[C] Of what once was [C7] between you and me

[F] O let this not be a love song
[C] Even I can’t bear to sing another one
[G] Just let this be a memory
[C] Of what once was [G] between you and [C] me

Tried to call you after I got up
Left a message on your machine
I don’t know why, didn’t mean to make you cry
Can’t you understand what I mean

Remember the Spanish Steps
Two bottles of wine and a loaf of bread
Running all night through our dreams
I loved every single word you said

[Refrain]

Went by your place this evening
After one too many beers
Knew everything I was supposed to say
It was all so goddamned clear

But you weren’t home and I kept drinking
Kept thinking about how good it once was
More good times than could fit in my mind
You’re the only one I’ll ever love

[Refrain]


 

 I Am 

[G] I [GF#bass] am the [Em] broken man
[G] I [GF#bass] am the [Em] token
[G] I [GF#bass] am the [Em] brother man
[G] I [GF#bass] am the [Em] the motherfucker

[C] I [Em] am the [Am] third man
[C] I [Em] am the [Am] word man
[C] I [Em] am [Am] Orson Welles
[C] I [Em] am the [Am] motherfucker

I am the magic man
I am the tragic
I am the other man
I am the motherfucker

I am the John Holmes man
I’m the Holy Erected
I am the hardon man
I am the motherfucker

I am the death of man
I am the apocalyptic
I am the end of time
I am the motherfucker

I am I am your man
I’m your motherfucker
I am I am your man
I’m your motherfucker




Worried Man 

[Refrain]
I’m a worried [D] man
With a worried  [G] mind
Worried [A] that I’ll never [G] find
Any [D] peace in this [G] life
Well, I’m a worried [D] man
With a worried [G] mind

Got a wife ahead
And one at home
One says she loves me, the other don’t
But I don’t ever like to be alone
Got a wife ahead
And one at home

If you see my children
Tell ‘em not to complain
I’ll be home bout any day
Then I swear I’ll learn their names
If you see my children
Tell ‘em not to complain

[Refrain]

I look for work
But there’s none to be found
I walk all over this old town
In every bar, I ask around
I look for work
But there’s none to be found

I’ll have a drink
Every now and then
One for the road and another again
I never knew we were such good friends
I’ll have a drink
Every now and then

[Refrain]

I pray to god almost every night
Hope that he might make it right
Never meant to sell my eternal soul
For such a little pot of gold
I pray to god almost every night
Hope that he might make it right

[Refrain]


 

Time Take Me Away 

[A] Time, [E] take me [D] away
[A] Drink [E] my life down the [D] drain
[A] Take me [E] back to  [D] yesterday
[A] Take [E] away the pain [D] today

[A] Warriors in [E] chains and
[D] Women I used to believe
[A] Try to [E] tell me about an
[D] Insane history
[A] But I keep my [E] mind
[D] Hidden and far away
[A] It’s no longer of [E] any use to [D] me

[Refrain]
[E] And you who call yourselves [D] important
[E] Won’t you tell me what that [D] really means
[E] Cause I can’t see behind your [D] crying eyes
[E] At least that’s the way it seems to [D] me

I remember all those empty days and memories
I can hear you lying about them now
Why can’t you just accept the reality of it all
That you sold your future and your dreams

I got no use for fancy words or phrases
I’ve heard too many of your excuses
So don’t try and tell me about the meanings
Hide those feelings that you use

[Refrain]

Well I’m turning back the pages of my life
I’m finally hanging up my shadow
You keep trying to tell me what to do with my life
And I can’t even begin to cry for you

[Refrain]




Neighbor: “Ya heah dat dawg nambit rakit owt thar?”

Bone Carver: “Taint no dawg.”

Neighbor: “Den whut da hail issit makun awl dat tarnashun?”

Bone Carver: “Das dat ol Holee Fool plukin on da guts uva cat.”

Neighbor: “I god.”

Bone Carver: “Yes sar ree. He dun makun swee swee musik dere dat won.”