I Was A Photograph chords by Kasey Anderson Guitar Chords

I Was A Photograph chords by Kasey Anderson Guitar Chords

[INTRO] (with harmonica)
Gm A# D# x2

[Verse]
Gm A#
Sky the color of a match been struck
Gm A#
Sun just hangin’ like the noose got stuck
Gm A#
And you can try to stare it back down
F G (walk base note back to Am and repeat throughout the song)
But you can’t cover it up
Gm A#
Red dirt rising ’til it fills your lungs
Gm A#
Your hand’s the bullet and your heart’s the gun
Gm A#
And you learned how to turn your back on almost anything
D# F
But you never learned to run

[Instrumental]
Gm A# D# F

[Verse]
Gm A#
You’ve seen the ditches where the dead get left
Gm A#
And the hungry cats in the hollow chests
Gm A#
And you can pin your eyes shut, boy
D#
But you can’t get no rest
Gm A#
Hell, its just bones scattered in the dust
Gm A#
And it don’t mean nothing to the TV trucks
Gm A#
‘Til it’s real American boys
D# F
Spittin’ up real American blood

Gm A#
In Charlie company, first thing you’re taught
Gm A#
Is you ain’t worth half of what you thought
Gm A#
And just like everything else I learned
D# F
I couldn’t shut it off
Gm A#
So I felt like nothing when I got back home
Gm A#
And my father saw me in my granddad’s clothes
Gm A#
And said, “you inherit my blood, boy
D# F
But your sins are all your own”

[Instrumental]
Gm A# D# F

[Verse]
Gm A#
I don’t sleep like I did before
Gm A#
I just wake up trembling on the bedroom floor
Gm A#
Always seven steps from the ghosts
D# F
On the other side of that door
Gm A#
Wondering, what did I do to earn another day
Gm A#
‘Cause I don’t confess, sure as hell don’t pray
Gm A#
I just defend, attack, withdraw
D# F
And delay

Gm A# D#
You know my face, I was a photograph
Gm A# D#
On the front page, ‘neath the headline war
Gm A# D#
And I was numb back then, boy
Gm A# D#
I ain’t even numb no more

1 year ago

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