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    The Dirt Whispered

    Rise Against

     

    Tune down ½ step

     

    Chord Guide

          134

    G5:   355xxx

           134

    D5:   x577xx

          134

    A5:   577xxx

           134

    B5:   x244xx

           134

    E5:   x799xx

     

     

     

     

    w/bass and drums only:

           G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

    She got down      on hands and knees,

            G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

    One ear      against the ground,

               G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

    Holding   her breath to hear something,

                G5 (½)     D5 (½)  A5

    But the dirt made not a sound tonight

     

    enter guitar:

    / G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - - - / x2

     

    G5 (½)  D5 (½)  D5

    Echoes        of songs still lurk

         G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

    on distant foreign      shores,

                  G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

    Where we danced just to please the gods

            G5 (½)    D5 (½)   A5

    that only      ask for more,

     

                    B5 (2)                A5 (2)                  

    And so it goes, but still we give ourselves to

     G5 (2)                           G5 (hold 2)

    this, We can't spend our lives waiting to live

     

    Chorus:

    D5 (2)                  A5 (2)   

        On cold nights     In a prayer for

    G5 (4)   

    dawn, but daylight isn't what she

      D5 (2)                   A5 (2)

    wants.  The concrete   calls my name

         G5 (4)

    again   I'm falling    through the cracks I slip

     

    w/bass and drums only:

    / G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - - - /

    / G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - (hold) - /

     

    enter guitar:

    / (still holding) - - D5 / - - - - /

    The postcard says wish you were here

         G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

    But I'd rather I was there,

    G5 (½)  D5 (½)  D5

    Holding on to the simple things

         G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

    before they disappear

     

                           B5 (2)                       A5 (2)

    That's what I meant   but that was then,   and this is

      G5 (2)                 G5 (hold 2) 

    now    I'll make it up to you somehow

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge:

    B5 (2)               A5 (2)

        A destination    a fading smile

    D5 (2)                  E5 (2)

        Another station     another mile

    B5 (2)                     A5 (2)

        Another day gone    I swore that I will

    D5 (2)                                 E5 (2)

         Be there before dawn  So be there, I will

     

    / G5 - - - / - - - - / A5 - - - / - - - - /

    / D5 (hold) - - - / - - - - /

     

    w/bass and drums only:

           G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

    She got down      on hands and knees,

            G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

    One ear      against the ground,

               G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

    Holding   her breath to hear something,

    G5 (½)     D5 (½)  A5

    Any   -   thing at all

     

    G5 (2)                            G5 (hold 2)

        The dirt whispered, "Child, I'm coming home"

     

    Chorus

     

    D5 (2)        A5 (2)     G5 (4)

                               I    slip   Through the cracks I

    D5 (2)        A5 (2)                                       G5 (4)

    slip                     Through the cracks I slip

     

    End on D5

     

     


    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.