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    Slight Figure of Speech

    Avett Brothers


    Capo 2


    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    D:    xx0232


    Em:   022000


    Strum: D   D U   U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



    / G (hold) - - / G (hold) - - / G (hold) - - / G (hold) - - /


    G (hold 2)                                                                         C 

        They say you're got to lose a couple fights to win

                      D                                   G

    It's hard to tell from where I'm sitting

                          G (hold)                             C 

    They say that this is where the fun begins

                       D                              G (2, hold 2nd measure)

    I guess it's time that I was quitting



    Em            D

         A slight figure of speech

    G                 C

       I cut my chest wide open

    Em                          D

         They come and watch us bleed

    G         C                              D (2)    

        Is it art like I was hoping now?


    G (2, hold 2nd measure)                                                   C

                They said "I hope that you will never change"

                       D              G

    I went and cut my hair

                            G (hold)                                  C

    They say "Don't take your business to the big time"

                       D                 G (2, hold 2nd measure)

    I bought us tickets there





    (w/G riff)

    What did you expect

    And what did you forget

    That to live you let go of me with each step

    It becomes a progression I won't let regret manifest

    To aggression

    Are you to assess what I've been? What I am? Or become?

    Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb

    It can be to

    Attack those around 'cause you're

    True to color, a town, a time, or a place?

    It's not you, it's not mine

    And besides it is gone

    And you never will find it again

    But I don't want to fight

    I just ask let me be

    I won't give the chance to be my enemy

    So go home

    Think it through


    G (hold 2)                                    C 

            A jet plane and a big idea

               D                G

    I jump over the sea

              G (hold)                     C

    “What if’s” hot on my trail

                   D                         G (2, hold 2nd measure)

    But that can't catch me, no




    G Riff x8


    / G (hold) - - / G (hold) - - / G (hold) - - /


    The End

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.