Two Gallants - The Hand That Held Me Down Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 4 fret
ODh, the razor in your Gapple, the affection of your glDove The prison of yourAm company, the snakGe oil of yourD love The heights to which youG drag me, just to hurl your Dscorn The trumpets play thAme livelong day but thGey blow so forlDorn

Chorus

EmDid you hold the hand that held me dDown? EmDid you laugh at my expensDe? EmWhen there's rust upon your rDagged crown EmWho will stand at your defDense? And when I unveiled my weakness on your rodeo of tears You stood there so vacantly, your fingers in your ears And you left by the morning with all that's left to steal But every time you say farewell, there's breadcrumbs at your heels

Chorus

Did you kiss the hand that held me down? Was your kindness just pretense? When there's no-one left for you to clown Who will stand at your defense? But it's ashes Lord, it's ashes; soon we all fall down You take your place among the saints, make not a single sound And on the hills that held our childhood the flowers grow there still You lay beneath them pushing weeds and I guess you always will

Chorus

Could you be the hand that held me down? When I was sick with common sense And now your statuettes are all torn down There's no-one left for you to lean against And evGer since you epitaph was spatDtered on my wall AmNo-one comes to cGall They can'tD stand the stench But IG still sing your praises every timDe the curtain calls AmThe burden on me Gfalls Yeah, DI alone stand at your defense

Outro

Em D Am G D