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"18 Bullet Holes" by Waterdeep, as interpretted by me
From "Sink or Swim"
Written by Don Chaffer on 4/10/96 at 12:28
Copyright © 1997 Hey Ruth Music
Transcribed by T-rev

The song is in E.  Capo 4 covering the bottom 5 strings, play in C.


E32013   C             E32310   C7   (E=6th string open)
x02210   Am            x02213   Am7
320013   Gsus4         320003   G
103213   Fadd9         103013   Fadd9    etc.  you get the idea.

verse: C, C7, A, G, F, G, F, G, A...G
chorus: C, G, F, C, A, G, F

18 bullet holes
   In the body of a priest
They say he was eating a hot dog
   When the ammunition was released
They say he was always fat and lazy
   But he was an awfully nice guy
That's just one more death to show you
   You never know when you're gonna die
You might be facing the beast

Sometimes God I feel like I'm living in a
   A bone grinding mill
And every time I hear the sound
   I can barely stand still
It's a thing I can't quite make out sometimes
   But it seems to be getting louder
One more body from the valley of the dry bones
   Getting ground up into powder
Against Your holy will

Oh God it hurts so bad
   To love anybody down here
Why don't You come and help me out
  'Cause I can't even see clear

Well the funny thing about the way a girl gets destroyed
   About the way that deal goes down
Is that everybody pretty much sees it coming at the sister
   From all the way across town
And she isn't always blinded
   She isn't always far astray
She just might not be thinking
   She might be having a bad day
But when you choose you choose
   And when you drown you drown

Last night I dreamed that You swallowed me into Yourself
   And I was floating on the sea inside
When I landed on the shore
   I saw all these people that I thought had died
I hadn't seen some of them for ages
   They had left without a single word
And when I said something to them
   Not a single one of them heard
They were all looking right through everything like it wasn't even there
   Some were full of anger some were full of fear
And then I recognized that something very sad and very beautiful
   Was happening right here
They were all caught outside standing alone
   In very heavy rain
And when a raindrop landed on my tongue
   I didn't need You to explain
That these were Your tears

Oh God it hurts so bad
   To love anybody down here
But oh that's right You know so well
   One thorny crown three nails and a spear

Transcribed 8/4/1999 by T-rev
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