Bird Balloons Tab

More Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Tabs

Artist: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
  Song: Bird Balloons

(from the album Mammoth Swoon)

Capo on 4.

Standard tuning.

N.B.: C, G and F chords are barred.


*Riff* means this:
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Am   *Riff*   F   Em   x4


Am                              F Em
I'm a ghost and you all know it
Am                                   F Em
I'm singing songs and I ain't slowing
Am                                             F Em
It was a fragile thing and I goddamn dropped it
Am                                             F G
I picked the pieces up and put them in my pocket
C                                  G          F
And I ain't gonna try and win your heart this time
C                                             G              F
I've had space to think and I think that I've grown a little wiser
C                                    G            F
I'm looking for a new muse, you have only made me tired.
C                                       G          F
Call your bluff up on the telephone and jam-jar my blood
C                           G       F
This is my loss of limb, my loss of love
C                                       G          F
Call your bluff up on the telephone and jam-jar my blood
C                           G       F
This is my loss of limb, my loss of love

*Riff*

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It was so cold you could see both sets of ribs almost escaping your skin to fly south,
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F               G
south until the springtime


Your hips stood out like confidence, you were naked as a newborn in the snow and you 
wanted it so. 
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       F                 G
That's precisely how you wanted it
Am
And now your love is writing words on the wall 
                   F
with the meat of a nectarine
                G            F              G
That she picked earlier that morning in the orchard
Am 
And you are on the street, a chest of drawers free
           F
While the skeleton parade marches past you
         G
Carrying bird balloons
         F             G
They fly backwards and forwards
Am                                             F    G
The streets can be eerie, streets can be dreary
Am 
It's as if leprosy, it landed on the moon
       F                         Em        
And it cast a filthy glow in the world and in my room

C                                G             F
So how about I play the harp and you play that piano
C                          G                F
pull the curtains shut and nest like little sparrows
C                     G F
My limbs, my love are lost on you
C                  G F
My limbs, my love belong to you.

*Riff*

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I remember that night in the woods 
on the human balance beam
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Made of a long wooden board 
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       F                G
with a barrel underneath

We laid on either end and we couldn't quite knack it after many attempts and minutes of silence
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F
Until we did
And our breath caught
       G
and we looked up
        F                   G
and the stars, they were so still
        F                   G
and the stars, they were so still
         F                   G
Both our hearts, they were revealed
     F                   G
Our hearts, they were revealed
                C           G  F
And you were my friend

C                           G       F
This is my loss of love, my loss of limb
You were my friend
and now

*Riff*

Am                             F   Em
I'm a ghost and you all know it
Am                                    F   Em
I'm singing songs and I ain't stopping
Am                                    F   Em
My hair grew long so I fucking cut it
Am
and when you looked away
                                       F  G
 I snuck those trimmings in your locket
haha.

Am F G x 3
Em F G
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# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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