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    Building a Mystery

    Sarah McLachlan

    Capo 7



    Riff I 

    Em   Cmaj7   G   Riff II


           Em                     Cmaj7

    You come out at night

    G                     Dsus4
    that's when the energy comes

                Em                 Cmaj7
    and the dark side's light

                 G                  Riff II
    and the vampires roam


    Em                    Cmaj7
    you strut your Rasta wear

                  G                Dsus4
    and your suicide poem

               Em                  Cmaj7
    and a cross from a faith

                G           Dsus4
    that died before Jesus came

    Asus2               Cmaj7                Dsus4  D Dsus2
               you’re building a mystery

    Em   Cmaj7   G   Riff II


           Em                Cmaj7
    You live in a church

    G                               Dsus4
    where you sleep with voodoo dolls

                 Em                              Cmaj7
    and you won’t give up the search

                 G                 Riff II
    for the ghosts in the halls

    Em                      Cmaj7
    you wear sandals in the snow

            G                                     Dsus4
    and a smile that won’t wash away

    Em                                     Cmaj7
    can you look out the window

                      G                      Riff II
    without your shadow getting in the way

    you’re so beautiful

    with an edge and a charm

    but so careful

    Cmaj7                       Dsus4  D Dsus2
    when I’m in your arms


    Em                 Cmaj7        
    ’Cause you’re working

    G                  Dsus4  D Dsus2        
    building a mystery

    Em        Cmaj7        
    holding on

    G       Dsus4  D Dsus2        

    and holding it in

    Em                 Cmaj7        
    yeah you’re working

    G                  Dsus4  D Dsus2        
    building a mystery

    Em     Cmaj7        
    and choosing

    G    Asus2 (x4)

    so carefully

                            Em              Cmaj7
    You woke up screaming aloud

        G                       Dsus4
    a prayer from your secret god

           Em                 Cmaj7
    you feed off our fears

           G                       Dsus4
    and hold back your tears oh

    Em                     Cmaj7
    Give us a tantrum

                G              Riff II
    and a know it all grin

    Em                       Cmaj7
    just when we need one

    G                          Dsus4
    when the evening's thin

    Oh you're a beautiful

    a beautiful fucked up man

    you're setting up your

    Cmaj7            Dsus4  D Dsus2        
    razor wire shrine

    Chorus x2

    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.