Paper Forest (in The Afterglow Of Rapture)

Emmy The Great

Tom: Em
 Em                          C  
 You're not unlucky, you're just not very smart 
  G                                             D 
 These things will never leave you - they're as close as you can get 
  Em                       C                         G             D 
 To a blueprint for the future - but you can call it fate. 
                 Em                                C 
 It's like these days I have to write down almost every thought I've held, 
     G                         D 
 So scared I am becoming of forgetting how it felt, 
    Em                                C 
 And these fears they will unravel me one day, 
                  G               D 
 But still I am afraid. 



 Em            C 
 But I'm blessed - 
         G            D 
 Just to be, more or less - 
 Em                            C                                  G         D 
 Standing in the afterglow of rapture with the words the rapture left 
 Em        C 
 Oh blessed -  
         G            D 
 Just to be, more or less - 
 Em                            C                                   G        D 
 Standing in the afterglow of rapture with the words the rapture left. 



            Em 
 Now you're blessed amongst all women, 
       C 
 Now a man who's very good, 
     G                                 D 
 He tells you how you feel until your life is understood, 
        Em                                  C 
 And he leads you through it arm in arm as though 
                              G                D 
 There was a map to guide the way. 
           Em                                 C 
 Now you write because you love him, now you write because he's kind, 
       G                                 D 
 You write so much, you look up and you wrote yourself behind, 
            Em                         C                           G             D 
 And you're standing in a labyrinth of paper and the map has been erased. 



          Em       C 
 But you're blessed - 
         G            D 
 Just to be, more or less - 
  Em                            C                                 G            D 
 Standing in the afterglow of rapture with the words the rapture left. 
        Em      C 
 Are you blessed? 
         G             D 
 Just to be, more or less? 
           Em                             C                                G          D 
 Now you're standing in the afterglow of rapture, but there is no rapture left. 



instrumental part repeats: Em C G D 



     Em                              C 
 Oh come, and we will celebrate the things that make us real, 
       G                                D 
 The things that break us open, and the things that make us feel 
            Em                           C 
 Like these accidental meetings up and partings of the way 
                      G                                   D 
 Are not so much our choice but in the blood of how we're made, 
               Em                               C 
 It's like the way I have to write down almost everything I see, 
              G                                 D 
 So that the record does obscure the thing the record used to be, 
       Em 
 And I know I'm not unlucky, 
       C               G          D 
 I was just born this way. 
         Em C G D 
 But I'm blessed. 


        Em                            C 
 Now a paper forest grows up in the supermarket aisles, 
      G                                D 
 The baby born with teeth looks at its mother and it smiles, 
          Em 
 And we all fall down 
                       C                 G           D 
 Like wind blows through the paper forest. 
       Em                           C 
 And a paper forest grows up in the supermarket aisles, 
      G                                D 
 The baby born with teeth looks at its mother and smiles, 
          Em 
 And we all fall down 
                      C                 G           D 
 As wind blows through the paper forest. 
        Em                           C 
 And a paper forest grows up in the supermarket aisle 
     G                                      D 
 Alarm clock fingers turn they're counting seconds like they're miles 
            Em                              C                 G 
 And you say, 'wake up now, 'cause I can see no paper forest. 

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