A d e l p h o s – F i r e a n d R u s t

The Greed In My Fire

Key of C:

Em – C – Am – Em

Em – Am – C – Em

VerseEm – C – Am – Em

Stand, when my numbers called – when my numbers called I will stand

Fight – when my name is called upon and at last it must be done I will fight

Burn. Yes I know the word – yes I know the word, indeed

Fire. What have you heard? What do you know about me?

(Fire. There’s fire. There’s fire. There’s fire.)

ChorusEm – Am – C – Em

The greed in my fire – the greed in my fire – the greed in my fire let me burn

(The greed in my fire – the greed in my fire – the greed in my fire let me burn)

My fire would not let up – so I took myself from dust –

Into a prison made of water what had I done

And the greed in my fire – the greed in my fire – the greed in my fire began to rust

VerseEm – C – Am – Em

Walk, when my name is called – when my name is called I’ll start to walk

The confession has been made – my own heart I did break

And the others did I break in the same way

I knew my mind was poisoned and to delirium I was bound

So I brought upon a fire to burn it down

Bridge(Burn it Down) C – Em (An Am gets tossed in there sometimes right before the singing)

Damn all this hurt, I said damn all this hurt in me

You took everything, but damn all this hurt in me

Ashes to ashes dust back to dust

I’m going to burn what’s left of us down – I’ll burn it down

(Ashes to ashes dust back to dust – I’m going to burn what’s left of us)

Governed by Tides

Key of C:

F – Am – Em – G

G – Am – F – C

VerseF – Am – Em – G

Oh the best lies I’ve told – I told them to myself

So I am innocent – free from all I’ve done

A single victim in disguise hiding from the life that I could have

Oh whose to blame – Who can I frame – Can I pin my failure on

Can I grant my reasoning

For why it’s not me – Oh, whose to blame

Oh, like death it comes my cowardice it fails and my bravery ignites

And I am fire. I am fire.

I am anything I want – I am fire

But dammit all to hell I burn it down

ChorusG – Am – F – C

Oh hell I know this life is governed by tides

It takes and it give and I’m aware of this

The emptiness is equal to the fullness while in stride

So don’t be afraid that the saddest days will remain

But know, too, that each day will be tried

By the same fate

VerseF – Am – Em – G

There was fighting in the hearts of all I knew of all I know

I knew it well – I knew it well

My own heart was troubled deeply, too

I knew it well – I knew it well

So I set all these lies upon my head and on my back I bore the weight

Of all the choices I refused to make – I gave it hell

BridgeF – Am – G – G

Oh fear machine I’m not afraid of you like I was

And I’ll not do the things just because I am

For I am not now neither shall I be again – yours.

VerseF – Am – Em – G

In the measure of our timelines these times are quickly changing

Our hearts are unsettled – uncommitted – unrefined

What was sought for the sanctity of goodness and good depth

Is exploited – corrupted – thinned of its breadth

Oh – I wonder why it has been allowed to come to this

Fire

Key of B:

G#m – E – B – G#m – G#m – E – B

G#m – E – G#m – D#m

G#m – G#m – E – B

VerseG#m – E – B – G#m – G#m – E – B

I hear talk of the fire – Brother, how is your soul

Are you burnt? Are you unwell?

I’d be afraid for you if I knew how

Ah, but Brother I don’t

Are you scared? I’m sure you’ll say you’re not.

I can feel it, though

I can see hollow people everywhere – dust and ash and fear

I thought you knew not to come through here? Brother, don’t you care?

Brother don’t you care!? Brother don’t you care!!?

ChorusG#m – E – G#m – D#m

Ashes to ashes – dust back to dust

I can’t remember what made us rust

I can’t remember why the ship broke up

I can’t remember what made us rust

VerseG#m – E – B – G#m – G#m – E – B

I hear talk of the fire – Sister, how is your heart?

Are you closer now to finding you? Have you dug through all the scars

Oh, I want to be afraid for you, but I don’t know how.

Are you closer now to finding you? Are you finding your way out?…chorus

BridgeG#m – G#m – E – B

Fire. There’s fire. There’s fire. There’s fire, and I don’t know where you are. x2

Fire! There’s fire! There’s fire! There’s fire, and I don’t know where you are! X2

Chorus overturnG#m – E – G#m – D#m

Ashes to ashes – dust back to dust

I can remember what made us rust

I can remember why the ship broke up

I can remember what made us rust

Upon the Sea – Dreams Come Back

Key of D:

G – Bm – A – Bm

G – Bm – D – A

ChorusG – Bm – A – Bm

[As I lie here in my boat upon the sea of everything

where everything that I can be are the things that I can see]

I reflect on the life and on the mind that I once had

And my dreams come back – my dreams come back

I wanted to build a lighthouse full of open hearts

where heavy just poured out x2

It’s better not to light my mind

The false hopes are caustic and your broken words are toxic rhymes

VerseG – Bm – D – A

I’ve got a mad man buried here inside

I try to keep him down but his try gets bigger than my try – why?

For the hurt that I know gets so hard that nothing here will grow

Nothing here will grow x3

All my stones and my superstitious trees that I’ve grown in me

They all died

So I wrapped myself in mantras so that I would always know….chorus

BridgingG – Bm – A – Bm

We were one machine – one man shine – one woman shining

Now just a machine – one must shine – one is shining

Chorus introG – Bm – A – Bm

Oh I row, I row, my boat upon the sea

Don’t bury me, don’t bury me, in the sea – in the sea…chorus [ ] then { }

G – Bm – D – A

{It’s finally good to light my mind

Those false hopes were caustic and they burnt me deep inside

But these scars are the marks on my timeline

Memories of good things – memories of failed tries

And, even now, I am ok

I wasn’t sure I would be and I wasn’t sure I could be but I am

Oh, sometimes you got to carry on – sit up and row some more

Let love find you when you can – let the hurt hurt as it will

Own the bad days when they come

Be grateful for the good days when they come, too

And roll of your shoulders that prophets weight in boulders

And be thankful for that youth that made this older you}

Let Me Go Now

Key of C:

F – Am – Dm – Am

F – Am – Em – G

F – G – Am – Em

Chorus:F – Am – Em – G

Let me go now – Let me go now

Lay my body down here for the long rest

Oh, the long walk calls my name

Let my bones rust, oh, let them rust

VerseF – Am – Dm – Am

A wicked man I’m not, but a wicked man I was

I apologize for all the wickedness I’ve done

Now that I am not what I was

My delirium is calmed but my soul began to rust…chorus x1

VerseF – Am – Dm – Am

As I rowed my boat upon the sea of everything

My wickedness did fail as I began to see

I am better – I’m not broken still – I am better than I was

but I am older – I am older

and oh how time would wear it’s paths on me

Oh, I couldn’t know how rough the sea would be

Or how it’d work on my seams – oh – I couldn’t know….chorus x2

BridgeF – G – Am – Em

Let my bones rust and let my soul rust, too

Oh, the long walk calls my name. X3

I am better but I am older

I am older but I am better…chorus

Heavy Souls

Key of not telling but it’s open B-ish

Verse 1

Oh I mine for heavy souls

To me they are worth more than gold

Don’t worry – I won’t let go

Even though I’ll still be broke – I’ll still mine for heavy souls

Verse 2

Oh I write for heavy souls

Maybe yours is one of those

I know mine is one of those

Even though I’ll still be broke – I’ll still write for heavy souls

Bridging Verse

Oh sometimes it’s hard – Oh sometimes unbearably so

But I will do my best to guard these hearts

Even if that means I shall suffer more

I will do my best to guard these hearts

And you will ask why I’ve kept this all inside

I am the keeper of all these hearts

And you will see why I’ve kept this all inside

I am the keeper of all these hearts

Verse 3

And still I write for heavy souls

Maybe yours is one of those

They are worth much more than gold

Don’t worry – I won’t let go

I’ll still write for heavy souls

It Goes So Fast

Key of C:

C – G – Am – F

G – Am – F – C

VerseC – G – Am – F

I will not raise my fists to you – and I apologize if my fire has ever burnt you

I’ve been a fool – a foolish man indeed

Ten years steady in a boat upon the sea

A ten year sentence in a prison I made in me

Lost and found and spun around and lost and found again

Funerals for lovers, haters, family, and friends

Traveled roads that dead-end and blessed to start again

Two-tone suits and break downs and stick ups and broken crowns

Learning what I need to know and letting go of what I don’t…mmmm

ChorusC – G – Am – F

Oh it goes it goes it goes it goes so fast

Oh it goes it goes it goes it goes so fast

VerseC – G – Am – F

Oh, I didn’t want to do but I did it anyhow

I came down – I came down

For high upon the wall for too long I did sing and dance

Such a fool was I right-side-up thinking [up-side-down]x2

I was a Static Man – too afraid to move

I hid within some lines that I pretended were truth

But in that time I did some good things, too

I learned that I could love again and I learned that I could choose

I learned that I could give just as much as I could lose

And I learned that I could lose just as easy as I can give

But I learned that I could love again and love the life I live

Uh huh. Uh huh. I did…chorus

BridgeG – Am – F – C

Oh I rowed, oh I rowed my boat upon the sea

With a heart full of lemons and sadness on my sleeves

Oh I rowed, oh I rowed my boat upon the sea

And I settled all the details of my uncertainties

VerseC – G – Am – F

Ah my Stone-walled Heart was built to fall apart

And my Superstitious trees were grown for times like these

When the imaginary details in the fabric would wear thin

When all my seams were torn and I’d pour out from within

I would row – I would row my boat upon the sea

Here I Go

Key of A#:

Intro: Gm – Gm – D# – A#

Gm – D# – A# – A#

F – Gm – D# – A#

VerseGm – D# – A# – A#

Here I go all this madness is behind me

Into death is where I lean it’s where you’ll find me

I’m only a memory to you – grown in love and hate you knew me well

But I’m only a memory to you

[Oh the dirt, it calls for my body

And heaven calls for my soul

And my children call for my property

For nothing here was ever mine to own] x2

ChorusF – Gm – D# – A#

In this time I’ve been watching I’ve grown old

And the skin upon my bones it wears loose

All I have is still not much to give

Whatever it might be, though, I’ll give it all to you

VerseGm – D# – A# – A#

All these words – you’re confusing up the meanings

Love is fierce – it can be kind but it is fierce

Hate is cruel but it’s a necessary evil

to not know both is to deny each the other

When you know them you’ll see that they are Brothers

I can see it in your mind your disagreement

I can see it you don’t think that I can see it well enough

I can see how you try to rise above it

No, I don’t see it like you do

But no – you don’t see it like I do…chorus

Break Chords(Solo)

Gm – A/F (F) – D# – A# x4

Gm – D# – A# – A# x4