Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
VerseGYour grand-dad left Bmhome for the Emcircus GHe was young just likeBm me, with hEmope to Cexplore GHe married a Bmgirl in VirgEminia, C GShe could swing the tBmrapeze, Emthey could sleep on the Gfloor Your mother was born in December On the one sunny day that winter gave up With warm summer eyes that flickered like fire flies GWhen she stared at the Dworld
ChorusSo Gwhy Amdo yBmou leCave These sAmtories unfinished? My GcheshAmire Bmcat dCoorstop With Amtears in your eyes GWhy Amdo yBmou lCook When you've Amalready found it GWhat dAmid yBmou fCind that could leAmave you Walking by G Am Bm C Am She was raised in a New England village. Then she moved to LA with her firefly stare, and you loved sunset strip when it sparkled, you grew up and you sparkled but why don't you care? So why do you leave these stories unfinished, my Cheshire cat doorstop with tears in her eyes? Why do you look when you've already found me? What did you find that could leave you walking by? These nights I get high just from breathing. When I lie here with you I'm sure that I'm real, like that firework over the freeway. I could stay here all day but that's not how you feel. So why do you leave these questions unanswered? The circus awaits and you're already gone. My Cheshire cat doorstop with fear in your smile, what makes it so easy for you to be walking by? And what did I do that you can't seem to want me? Why do we lie here and whisper goodbyes? Where can I go that your pictures won't haunt me? What makes it so easy for you to be walking by?