"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 More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net
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