Damien Jurado - The Last Great Washington State Guitar Chords

Damien Jurado

alternative country, chamber pop, folk-pop, freak folk

Chords: D, A, E
The Last Great Washington State


[Verse 1]
D                               A
Never be sorry for the lack of response
E
Your hand on my arm before we were lost
D                               A
The horizon just laughed to see us fall off
E
Your face in a jar I constantly dropped
D                               A
You have him now but I'll have you later
E
The phone is a gossip
E
The clock is a murderer
D
My time is her burden
A
Your voice is his slumber
E
How long have we been here?
E                         D     A     E
I can't quite remember my name


[Verse 2]
D                               A
I had you pegged as one who would throw me
E
Away from your shoreline
E                            
Into the galaxy
D
Where moons are a fool
A                             
Stars climb eternity
E
Long after voids
E
And handwritten destiny
D                               A
Long after voices return from the telephone
E
Cut off from color
E
Leave everyone you know
D
They'll let you down
A
I'll let you talk into the sky
E                                D     A     E
That he keeps turning off like a light


[Verse 3]
D                               A
Praises fall short from the hands of the choir
E
Who all stand in judgment and funerals pyre
D
Now that your dead
A
They wait for the symphonies
E
Conductors retire to the bed of our sympathy
D                               A
Losing our minds on yesterday's tragedy
E
Are you surprised they're singing in harmony?
D
Flooding the hallways
A
I notice the exit signs pointing the way out
E                             D     A     E
I knew they were on to us all along


[Verse 4]
D                               A
Your suitcase fits well in the room you are living in
E
Quick to leave town
E
Is it how you imagined it?
D
Alone with your ghosts, and the
A
question mark protagonist
E
Leaving you in deserts in search of answers
D                               A
To all of the questions that lead to more questions
E
Afraid to stand up or lose your salvation
D
Stop and rewind
A
They all change the station
E
The story hits home to close for their liking
D                               A
"Stick to the script where you lovers are dying"
E
Bored and annoyed
E                                  D     A     E
"You're not even trying to turn us on"


[Verse 5]
D
And building was on fire
A
When I saw you step out
E
Afraid of your ghosts, and highly in doubt
A
When you knew all along,
D
Not even your cloud
E
Would ever withstand the song from your mouth
D
So they took all your scripts,
A
And the rain from your eyes
E
They're cashing it in for the next passing ride
D                               A
To some other city you made up in your mind
E
They missed when you died
E
So they're hitting rewind
D                               A
What good is living if you can't write your ending?
E
You're always in doubt of the truths you're defending
D                         A
Seeing yourself in others ideas
E
I'll write you from somewhere,
E
And call you from later on
D
I'll need a good time,
A
You'll need a daydream
E
Helplessly helpless
E
"I am alive, can you hear me?"
D
Sleeping in motion
A                     E
I love you Washington State

[Refrain]
D
Sleeping in motion
A                     E
I love you Washington State
D
Asleep in a motion
A                     E
I love you Washington State

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