Classic Cars

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Chords and lyrics for Classic Cars by Bright Eyes

 
She was a r
D 
eal royal lady, true p
G 
atron of the arts
 
Said the  
A7 
best country singers die in the b
Bm 
ack of classic ca
G 
rs
 
So if I e
D 
ver got too hungry for a s
G 
uitcase or guitar
D 
To think of them all  
A7 
alone in the
D 
dark
 
So I l
D 
aid some nights beside her in a b
G 
ed made for a queen
A7 
She said I kissed her different, that all the
Bm 
men her age wer
G 
 
mean
D 
Gave me anything I wanted, Oh the  
G 
generosity
 
I took al
D 
l that I c
A7 
ould, it was  
D 
free
 
Now the s
D 
ky is a torn up denim and the cl
G 
ouds just splattered paint
 
It’s a  
A7 
room I’m renovating; it’s a
Bm 
name I gotta
G 
change
 
If I get o
D 
ut of California I’m going b
G 
ack to my home state
 
To tell them  
D 
all that I  
A7 
made 
 
a
D 
mistake
 
G 
And I keep looking for that blindfold faith
A7 
Lighting candles to a cynical saint
D 
Who wants the last laugh at the  
A7 
fly trapped in the
Bm 
windowsil
G 
 
tape
A7 
You can go right out of your mind trying to escape
D 
From the panicked parad
A7 
ox of day to  
Bm 
day
G 
 
If you can’t u
D 
nderstand something then it’s b
A7 
est to be afr
Bm 
aid
G 
 
D 
The whole world it loves you if you’re a c
G 
hic 
 
chameleon
A7 
Intersecting circles she could hang with an
Bm 
yone
G 
 
But when co
D 
nducting business she would
G 
lie about where she’s from
 
Saying, “L
D 
ife is how it  
A7 
is not how i
D 
 
was”
D 
I learned to listen felt like I was ba
G 
ck at school
A7 
She’d talk forever about the phases of the m
Bm 
oon
G 
 
Saying, “Ev
D 
erything is a cycle, yo
G 
u’ve got to let it come to you
D 
And when it does,  
A7 
you will know
D 
what to do”
D 
Without even knowing I guess I took up  
G 
her 
 
advice
 
Painted
A7 
her front door it seemed a
Bm 
suitable 
 
goo
G 
dbye
D 
It’s not that often but I th
G 
ink of her sometimes
 
Just something q
D 
uaint, a  
A7 
couple 
 
s
D 
hips in the night
 
G 
And they keep moving at a glacial pace
A7 
Turning circles in a memory maze
D 
I made a new cast of the death m
A7 
ask that’s gonna  
Bm 
cover my  
G 
face
A7 
I had to change the combination to the safe
 
Hide it a
D 
ll behind a w
A7 
all let people  
Bm 
wai
G 
t
 
And never t
A7 
rust a heart that is so bent it can’t
D 
break
Bm 
G 

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