The Deadly Gallows

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The Deadly Gallows

Verse x2
Bmi Dmi Bmi Dmi Bmi G F#
Bmi Dmi Bmi Dmi G F# Dmi Bmi

Emi Bmi A F# Bmi x2 ←- Only x2 first chorus
Emi Bmi F# GF# GF# G F# Emi Dmi ←- 2nd Chorus and after

Post Chorus
Bmi Bmi G F# Emi Bmi
Dmi Dmi G F# Emi Dmi
Bmi Bmi G F# Emi Bmi
Dmi Dmi G F# Emi Dmi

Bmi Dmi G F# Emi Bbmi Bmi x4

I kissed her goodnight
And I kissed her goodbye
For a kiss is not enough to survive
And a love that is freed
Is a love that will bleed
Out! Into the memories of my life

It’s that time in my life where I need to begin again
This time I won’t let go of the reigns
And I’ll try not to strangle you my friend
But it’s hard to be the one who is living free
When I’ve got a noose tied around my neck
And I’m hanging from a tree! Let me out of this thing!

There comes a time, when friends will fly
And this might be a sign we should let sinking ships lie
Because if we’re together, but we’re not alive
Who will continue to wade into the tides
A helping hand, and some friendly eyes
I’ll lose my drive to a love in disguise
But we will see that I need time
To travel this world before I can travel your mind


And all my closest friends have become your best friends now
but that’s alright, I hope to soon be leaving this town
They took offense, to my, being proud
I got to live this life playing folk as loud!


New friends I’ve made just floating around
Playing music each night, Feel more healthy turning frowns upside down
And then the day comes when they visit our town
We’ll get everyone together and march on through the open grounds!
Next morning, pile out, van up, we’re headed NORTH(WEST, EAST, SOUTH) BOUND!
Everybody in this land needs to hear the waking sound!
And if we find more people who love to dance and howl
Why would I wait at all for the world to crowd around me?


Kraken opened my head
As they try to lay me down
This night isn’t meant for us to rest without her coming around
And I bid her farewell
I say “Au Revoir!”
“Adieu, ma belle, mais je ne sais pas
Si c'est bien, ou si c'est mal?
Qu’est-ce qui se passe entre nous maintenant?”


I learned a long time ago this life’s no hand me down
And if I’m going to chase my dreams I need good people to surround me
Maybe someday we will all learn from our mistakes,
And throw another party playing music! It’s our fates!


from Krakenhead, released June 8, 2018


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