I wanted to submit the best way to play this song. Capo on the first fret: G D Em Sixteen years, Am7 G/D D Em Sixteen banners united over the field C D Where the good shepherd grieves. Em Am7 G/D D Desperate men, desperate women divided, Em C D G Spreading their wings 'neath the falling leaves. G D Em Fortune calls. Am7 G/D D Em I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace, C D Em Merchants and thieves, hungry for power, my last deal gone down. Am7 G/D D Em She's smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born, C D G On midsummer's eve, near the tower. G D Em The cold-blooded moon. Am7 G/D D The captain waits above the celebration Em C D Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid Em Am7 G/D D Whose ebony face is beyond communication. Em C D G The captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid. G D Em They shaved her head. Am7 G/D D She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo. Em C D A messenger arrived with a black nightingale. Em Am7 G/D D I seen her on the stairs and I couldn't help but follow, Em C D G Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil. G D Em I stumbled to my feet. Am7 G/D D I rode past destruction in the ditches Em C D With the stitches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo. Em Am7 G/D D Renegade priests and treacherous young witches Em C D G Were handing out the flowers that I'd given to you. G D Em The palace of mirrors Am7 G/D D Where dog soldiers are reflected, Em C D The endless road and the wailing of chimes, Em Am7 G/D D The empty rooms where her memory is protected, Em C D G Where the angels' voices whisper to the souls of previous times. G D Em She wakes him up Am7 G/D D Forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking Em C D Near broken chains, mountain laurel and rolling rocks. Em Am7 G/D D She's begging to know what measures he now will be taking. Em C D G He's pulling her down and she's clutching on to his long golden locks. G D Em Gentlemen, he said, Am7 G/D D Em I don't need your organization, I've shined your shoes, C D I've moved your mountains and marked your cards Em Am7 G/D D But Eden is burning, either brace yourself for elimination Em C D G Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards. G D Em Peace will come Am7 G/D D Em With tranquility and splendor on the wheels of fire C D Em But will bring us no reward when her false idols fall Am7 G/D D Em And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating C D G Between the King and the Queen of Swords. Repeat all verse chords to fade. All comments or rates are greatly appreciated!