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				 Rain King
by the Counting Crows

contributed by Ryan Houlette
rhoulett@depauw.edu
Write me if you use this.


Note: the timing of the words to the chord changes is
approximate, because the singer uses very elastic phrasing.
This is how I do it.


[Verse]

D A
When I think of heaven
Bm A D
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
A Bm A D A
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
Bm A D A
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
Bm A
In the belly of a black-winged bird.
Bm G
Don't try to feed me
Bm G
I've been here before
D E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm D E A
I belong in the service of the Queen
A Bm D E A
I belong anywhere but in between
A Bm D E
She's been crying and I've been thinking
A Bm D E
And I am the Rain King


[Verse]

E D A Bm A
And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone?
D A
I can't go outside
Bm A
I'm scared I might not make it home
D A
I'm alive, I'm alive
Bm A
But I'm sinking in
D A
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Bm A
Why don't you invite me in?
Bm G
Don't try to bleed me
Bm G
I've been there before
D E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm D E A
I belong in the service of the Queen
A Bm D E A
I belong anywhere but in between
A Bm D E
She's been lying and I've been sinking
A Bm D E
And I am the Rain King


[Bridge]

Bm D A
Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Bm D A Bm
Henderson is waiting for the sun
D A
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
Bm D A
After all the dreaming I come home again


[Repeat]

D A Bm A 2x here


[Verse]

D A
When I think of heaven
Bm A D
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
A Bm
I think of dying
A D A
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Bm A D A
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
Bm A
In the belly of a black-winged bird
Bm G
Don't try to bleed me
Bm G
I've been here before
D E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm D E A
I belong in the service of the queen
A Bm D E A
I belong anywhere but in between
A Bm D E
She's been dying and I've been drinking
A Bm D E
And I am the Rain King

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