Artist Midlake
Album The Trials of Van Occupanther
Genre(s)
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Intro: BmBm chord AA chord GG chord BmBm chord


BmBm chord                           AA chord
Stone-cutters made them from stones
                 GG chord      
Chosen specially for you and I
                BmBm chord
Who will live inside


BmBm chord                                 AA chord   
  The mountaineers gathered timber piled high
                  GG chord
In which to take along
                                     BmBm chord
Travelling many miles knowing they'd get here


          BmBm chord
When they got here all exhausted
       AA chord
On the roof leaks they got started
    GG chord                                 BmBm chord
And now when the rain comes we can be thankful


BmBm chord               AA chord
Ooooooooh-aaah   Ooooooo-ooh
                     GG chord
When the mountaineers saw that everything fit
                           BmBm chord
They were glad and so they took off


BmBm chord                  AA chord
Thought we were due for a change
   GG chord               BmBm chord
Or two around this place
              AA chord                GG chord
When they got back they're all mixed up
               BmBm chord--
With no one to stay with


Interlude: --BmBm chord AA chord GG chord BmBm chord


            BmBm chord
The village used to be all one really needs
                     AA chord
Now it's filled with hundreds and hundreds of chemicals
               GG chord
That mostly surround you, you wish to flee
                                      BmBm chord
But it's not like you so listen to me listen to me


                BmBm chord
Oh and when the morning comes

We will step outside
            AA chord
We will not find another man in sight
                        GG chord
We like the newness the newness of all

That has grown in our garden
                  BmBm chord
Struggling for so long


         BmBm chord
Whenever I was a child

I wonder what if my name had changed
     AA chord
Into something more productive
                         GG chord
Like Roscoe been born in 1891
               BmBm chord   
With my aunt Roslein


BmBm chord                  AA chord
Thought we were due for a change
   GG chord               BmBm chord
Or two around this place - ooh-oooh -

BmBm chord                  AA chord
Thought we were due for a change
   GG chord               BmBm chord
Or two around this place

- single strums -
              AA chord                GG chord
When they got back they're all mixed up
               BmBm chord
With no one to stay with    
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