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"Martyrs and Thieves" by Jennifer Knapp
From "Kansas" (Gotee Records, 1997)
Words and music by Jennifer Knapp
Copyright © 1997 Gotee Music/West Hudson Music (BMI)
http://www.jenniferknapp.com
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net

Capo 3.  Subtle move from flatpicking to strumming during each verse.

Chord   -  Name
X30033     C2    hammer 5th string 2h3
X20033     G/B   hammer 5th string 0h2
X00230     D2/A
XX0230     D2
022000     Em
X32010     C
X00232     D
320033     G
X32033     Cadd9


INTRO:  C2, G/B, D2/A, G/B, C2, G/B, D2 (x2)

VERSE 1:
          C2           G/B           D2        G/B
There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
   C2            G/B  C2  D2
It presses harsh hope against time
       C2         G/B               D2          G/B
In the absence of martyrs there's a presence of thieves
        C2      G/B  C2  D2
Who only want to rob you blind
          C2 G/B D2          G/B
They steal away any sense of peace
             C2         G/B  C2  D2
Though I'm a king I'm a king on my knees
      C2             G/B            D2       Em
And I know they are wrong when they say I am strong
       C       D       G
As the darkness covers me

BRIDGE:
   D                     Cadd9          G
So turn on the light and reveal all the glory
D         Cadd9 G
I am not afraid
   D                    Cadd9      G      (/F#)
To bare all my weakness knowing in meekness
Em                  D
I have a kingdom to gain

CHORUS:
               G         D           Cadd9        D
Where there is peace and love in the light in the light
  G    D     Cadd9 (/B)(/A)
Oh I am not afraid
            G           D            Cadd9      D
To let Your light shine bright in my life in my life
  G  D  Cadd9 (/B)(/A) G  D  Cadd9
Oh I... am,             I...

REPEAT INTRO

VERSE 2:
There are ghosts from my past who've owned more of my soul
Than I thought I had given away
They linger in closets and under my bed
And in pictures less proudly displayed
A great fool in my life I have been
Have squandered till pallid and thin
Hung my head in shame and refused to take blame
For darkness I know I've let win

REPEAT BRIDGE AND CHORUS

TAG:  C2, G/B (ends with D2)
Can you hear me?

VERSE 3:
Well I've never been much for the baring of soul
In the presence of any man
I'd rather keep to myself all safe and secure
In the arms of a sinner I am
Could it be that my worth should depend
By the crimson stained grace on a hand
And like a lamp on a hill Lord I pray in Your will
To reveal all of You that I can

REPEAT BRIDGE AND CHORUS

OUTRO:
There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
It presses harsh hope against time


Transcribed 3/26/1998 by T-rev
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