Radical Face - Family Portrait Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X

Cm

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

4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

starting at :31 with the piano):

D A

DSo we start with my father as a boy barely spoke a word of englisAh fell in love from a distance he watched her working from the back fenceD He learned some words and some clever turns of phrase from his father's book of poetsA, she wasn't taken in that instantE, but grew impressed with his persistence. DThey met each other out by moonlightE, made love in the nearby Awoods, then her folks became suspicious Cmwhen her cycle broke and (?). They stDole away without their goodbyesE, got married in a foreign Atown, made their way

Cm D

aEs best as they could. Found jobs and settled down. And then time moved on.

Interlude

D A

DI was born in a river of blood on sheets from the wedding dayA. The room was dark and the stench was thick my father couldn't stand the smell of it. DMama died in the night cause the nearest doctor couldn't stem the blood loss. AFather cried out on the back porch. EMy sister held me at the neighbor's house. DOh my there was a storm thenE, there was a flood of a different Akind. Father's eyes were often vacant, Cmbut his hands were rarely Dquiet. Sister learned to take her hits wellE, both from life and the physical Akind, but I was never one to lie downCm, despite who picked the Dfight. So we designed our Ehells.

Interlude

A D E

DFather turned into a drinker,E a dark bastard with a wooden Aheart. Sister learned to be a motherCm, before she ever played another part. DAnd I became a little terror,E I lashed out at whatever's Aaround. Took some time before I Cmsettled, to find a mind that was somewhat Dsound. And like it always Edoes, time rushed Aon. D E ASix years later father died in the very same bedroom. DMany said it was the grief that did it,E I have to say it's cause he hung himself.A To be honest neither sister nor myself ever much regret his passing.D But I admit it was a nice thing,E to always know that we could feed ourselves. A -Ben Malley

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