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Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel
 Album: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  Song: Holland, 1945

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/neutral_milk_hotel/06_holland_1945.html]

Tabbed by: justin@indieguitartabs.com

Intro: C..."two, one-two-three-four"

C  G  (x2)

C                    G
The only girl I've ever loved
C                      G
Was born with roses in her eyes
C                        G
But then they buried her alive 
            D              C
One evening nineteen-forty-five
              D             G
With just her sister at her side 
         D                C
And only weeks before the guns 
             D             G
All came and rained on everyone 
            D             C
Now she's a little boy in Spain 
        D                  G
Playing pianos filled with flames
         D                C
On empty rings around the sun
            D            C      G
All sing to say my dream has come

[chorus]
	                C             G
	But now we must pick up every piece	
	       C               G
	Of the life we used to love 
	        C  
	Just to keep ourselves
	   G                D   
	At least enough to carry on

[verse]
C                        G
And now we ride the circus wheel
C                              G
With your dark brother wrapped in white
C                       G
Says it was good to be alive
           D               C
But now he rides a comet's flame 
             D            G
And won't be coming back again
                D             C
The Earth looks better from a star
              D                   G
That's right above from where you are 
          D                C
He didn't mean to make you cry 
                 D                G
With sparks that ring and bullets fly 
         D                 C
On empty rings around your heart
               D                 C       G
The world just screams and falls apart 

[chorus]
	                C             G
	But now we must pick up every piece	
	       C             G
	Of the life we used to love 
	        C  
	Just to keep ourselves
	   G                D   
	At least enough to carry on


C6: 002010 (Am7/E)

[verse]
    G      A     C6   C      G
And here's where your mother sleeps
    G    A  C6  C               G             D
And here is the room where your brothers were born
G A   C6   C      G
Indentions in the sheets
            G A    C6   C               G       D
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
            C      G       C     G
And it's so sad to see the world agree
            C                G               D
That they'd rather see their faces filled with flies
G   A    C6  C       G          D              G
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes 

(at verse pace)
C  G  C  G  C  D  C

(In rapid succession)
Em, Am, G (let ring)