THE MIRROR

(Chords)

Wrongs to my left, apologies to my right

Promises behind me, I been telling lies all night

They say I'm only flesh, they tell me I'm a mess

I'm starting to believe them and I wear it on my chest

 

Waking up in the old saloon the bartender says

we’re closing soon, you don’t have to go home 

but brother you can’t stay here

Head to the sink to wash my hands

and wonder why all my best laid plans have 

cracked and crumbled and fallen around my ears

Looking in the mirror, don't know who I see

Who's that lonely figure? He can't be me

The devil is dancing in my shoes, and there's a 

dead man smiling down from the noose, and when I

open my eyes there's a skeleton in my mirror

The vultures are circling round and round, and the

sheriff wants to put me in the ground

But the Gravedigger says you can't kill a man 

who's already dead, no, no, no

 

Well an old man once said to me

if you open the bottle you’ll set the devil free

and I hate to admit it but I’m starting to think he’s right

Because the devil himself lived inside and 

when he came out I had no place to hide

And take it from me his bark’s got nothing on his bite

Looking in the mirror, don't know who I see

Who's that lonely figure? He can't be me

 

The devil is dancing in my shoes, and there's a 

dead man smiling down from the noose, and when I

open my eyes there's a skeleton in my mirror

The vultures are circling round and round, and the

sheriff wants to put me in the ground

But the Gravedigger says you can't kill a man 

who's already dead, no, no, no

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KINGKILLER

(Chords)

 

Your city's burning down in the night

You didn't think that when the killers came you'd lose this fight 

They tore your walls down, with fire and rage

They broke your throne and locked you in a dirty cage

You look through iron bars, all covered in rust

All that's left is broken trust and concrete dust 

And you can't let go of your broken crown

But when the prince arrives he's gonna cut you down
 

Woah-oh-oh

You've turned the ocean red,

and now your memories

won't get out of your head

Woah-oh-oh

You built a driftwood throne

but now that they burned it down

it's no ones fault but your own

Never met an honest man with hands so clean 

Bet when you wash them off you get the spaces between 

Your dirty fingers all covered in lies

And memories of all the things you've done that you despise

You killed the king in pursuit of your dreams

Now when you look at your hands his blood is all you see

But it's too late now, the damage is done

The bones are creeping down the hallway and you'd better run

 

 

Woah-oh-oh

You've turned the ocean red,

and now your memories

won't get out of your head

Woah-oh-oh

You built a driftwood throne

but now that they burned it down

it's no ones fault but your own

Woah-oh-oh

It's no ones fault but your own

Woah-oh-oh

It's no ones fault but your own

 

Was it for destiny or greed that you died

Killed your kin and built a kingdom out of black blood and lies 

Human ambition leads all men astray 

Hindsight is black and white but the future is grey

Your boldness became you: you wore it proud like a crown

But when your wickedness was shown the people you ruled brought you down

Avarice unmade you: eroded all that you gained

And left behind a weak shell of a man who wouldn’t be saved

Woah-oh-oh

You've turned the ocean red,

and now your memories

won't get out of your head

Woah-oh-oh

You built a driftwood throne

but now that they burned it down

it's no ones fault but your own

Woah-oh-oh

Now what's done is done,

your ambition's failed,

you've been overrun

Woah-oh-oh

You built a driftwood throne

but now that they burned it down

it's no ones fault but your own

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LOAD YOUR GUN

(Chords)

What is life without a little gamblin'

If you wanna live you've got to take a chance

Roll the dice, count your gold

Fortune only ever kissed the bold

Keep your lights down low and don't make a sound

Hide from the raven when he makes his rounds

Yeah the Gravedigger got your scent my son

You better hope he don't bring no gun

You better hope he don't bring no gun

Yeah there's on thing in this life I've learned

You've gotta beg and steal what you can't earn

You can get whatever you don't own with quick fingers and a silver tongue

If you live this life you're gonna run

Keep your lights down low and don't make a sound

Hide from the raven when he makes his rounds

Yeah the Gravedigger got your scent my son

You better hope he don't bring no gun

You better hope he don't bring no gun

 

You better hope he don't bring no gun

You better hope he don't bring no gun

You better hope he don't bring no gun

You better go home

You better go home

and load your gun

Load your gun

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THE ROAD

(Chords)

I keep my eyes on the road

These roots know no ground they call home

I’ve tried to stay here but I know

That I was built for the road

 

Darling I promise I’m fine, I am just tired

I’ve been carrying all of these questions for such a long time

The line between evil and love is difficult to see

But I’ve finally learned that being happy ain’t the same as being free

 

Oh

The walls of the Tower I built are all coming down

Oh

It’s a terrible noise but oh what a beautiful sound

I keep my eyes on the road

These roots know no ground they call home

I’ve tried to stay here but I know

That I was built for the road

Darling to tell you the truth, my mind is on fire

I’ve been burying all of my doubts as long for such a long time

The evidence of all of my pain was written in my anger

But I’ve finally learned that the man in the mirror wasn’t me

Oh

The walls of the Tower I built are all coming down

Oh

It’s a terrible noise but oh what a beautiful sound

I keep my eyes on the road

These roots know no ground they call home

I’ve tried to stay here but I know

That I was built for the road

 

The Tower is falling, the bones are in the ground

but don't you be afraid of the fire and the sound

Leave your clothing on the floor, and abandon your crown 

Fly away from the tower, fly away now

Move westward with the sunset, everything must die

But you’ll rise up in the morning, set fire to the sky

You’ve got to keep moving, keep your eyes on the road

And always remember wherever you’re standing is home

Wherever you're standing is home

Wherever you’re standing is home

© 2019 by Roses from Bones