Okkervil River - A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene Chords

 

Em

variations
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
2
1
X
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

C

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

Am

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
4
2
1
X
X
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1

F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
/ Em /... / = 2 measures of Ebm

Em

I'm a bEmand in a show about a man holding hands with his Cwife on a tEmherapist's couch, with his face to the ground (after fucking around cCountless nights) and, in this oBne episode, close-up cameras are showing him cCrying, his red Amhead and Bhis red Ceyes. *Verse 2* I'm a Emband in a show about a boy being buried aClive, from his Emhead to his toes, by a criminal (but with a sensitive soul!) with a Cset of raccoon eyes, and there's this sBcene in the show when a hustler knows he's gonna dCie. The ground oAmpens and Bhe climbs Cinside. *Chorus* AFnd as he speaks his last Cline, a thought falls from his Ammind and I pick it up rBight through the TCV: Oh Amoh B Is there a Chand to take hold of the scene? *Post-Chorus*

F Am C B

*Verse 3* I'm a Emman in a dream and there, dancing in front of my Ceyes, is a Emqueen - formed out of flaws, with her eyes all gone odd and a rod bolted into her sCpine. She rises uBp like a yawn. She grips my heart like a claw. She splits apart like a jaw, like an eCye. And she Amasks me Bwith a Csigh, *Chorus* WFhen we're so far from Cright, when we're losing the Amfight, when we're letting the lBight weaken its Cbeam - Oh Amoh B Is there a Chand to take hold of the scene? *Post-Chorus*

F Am C B

I Fwant a smile like a gAmlistening shard. I want a kiss that's as sharp as a Cknife. The day Bexpires, and the dFry, cracked, tAmrembling lips God saw fit to put this kiss iCnside, I lift them Bup to yFou. I'd like to bear Amwitness Cto a *Verse 4* lEmight that is fine and is filling the cryingest eCyes, gEmrace in each face that is making the wastedest, brokenest ones fairly Cfly, lBove that is innocent of that old cynical, covetous, cancerous vCibe, and a Ambeauty B that anCnihilates all *Chorus* lFife like it's lived in these Cnights, holding your hatred Amtight like a sign that you're rBight or you're strong. WFhen your doors are shut Ctight, I will dream you Amtonight, and my dream will just sBweep you along. WFhen all fires are fCanned, when we're shucking our pAmlans, when we're too wBeak to sCtand on our two feet Oh Amoh B Is there a Chand to take hold of the scene?

B

Ends on a B