Cathedrals chords – The Handsome Family

 Cathedrals
Through the Trees
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G
The cathedral in Cologne looks like a spaceship
D G
like the hand of God falling from the sky
C G
A thousand stone-carved saints hang like icicles
A D
but icicles don't take a thousand years to die
C G
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G
And everyone who's ever worked on this cathedral
D G
or even spent a moment walking by
C G
Everyone of us is swept away like breadcrumbs
A D C G
What comfort does it bring, soaring towers left behind?
G
There's a fiberglass castle in Wisconsin
D G
where kids race go-karts around a moat
C G
once we went up there in December
A D
when every waterslide and fudgeshop was closed
C G
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G
Hoping to feel love under the icicles
D G
all we did was drink in an empty bar
C G
but stumbling drunk we crawled back to our motel room
A D C G
and I fell against you and felt your beating heart
G
Snow was slowly falling on the ice machine
D G
and the moon shone hazy through the pines
C G
but there were lounge chairs thrown into the empty pool
A D
and a dog chained to a tree barking at the sky
C G
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