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The Avett Brothers - Open Ended Life Chords

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Open Ended Life Chords

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The Avett Brothers
Open Ended Life – The Avett Brothers

Intro and fillers
    G   
e|--3--------------------3----|
B|--0-----------------0--0----|
G|--0---0----0--0--0--0--0----|
D|--0---0h2--2--2--2--0--0----|
A|--2---0----0--0--0--0--2----|
E|--3--------------------3----|

G                              C
Pack a change of clothes and a pillow 
                          G
for the road for when you drift off
                                      C
Put the sketches and the notes in the box 
                        G
labeled 'burn with furniture'


        Am
We will watch the fire burn 
            D                           G
the whole entire house we built down to ashes
         Am                          D
         Am                          D
We won't waste a long goodbye on the smoke or foolish lies
             G
that finally passed us


      Am                               D        
I was taught to keep an open-ended life
                           G
And never trap myself in nothing


G                                  C
Let's find something new to talk about
                             G
I'm tired of talkin' about myself
                                    C
I spent my whole life talkin' to convince
                              G
everyone that I was something else


        Am
And the part that kinda hurts is 
  D                                      G
I think it finally worked and now I'm leaving
          Am                                  D
I get the feeling things have changed But the mystery to me
             Am                        D                      
is where and when along the way Did anyone decide
            G             
that they believed me


      Am                               D
I was taught to keep an open-ended life
                         G
And never trap myself in nothing
      Am                             D
I was told to keep an open-ended life
                            G
To never trap yourself in nothing

G C G G (x2)

Riff:          
                          C  G    C                G
e|---------------------------3---------------------3--|
B|------------------------3--3----3--3-------------3--|
G|--3b4b3--2p0-------0----5--4----5--5-------------4--|
D|--------------2p0-------5--5----5--5-------------5--|   (x2)
A|------------------------5--5----5--5-------------5--|
E|---------------------------3------------0--3--5--3--|

G                                       C
When we settle down in another nowhere town
                    G
let's tell our neighbors
                                   C
We won't be here long and we'll be quiet
                          G
but don't go askin' any favors


        Am                       D
I can't stand the unexpected uninvited visits from
         G
too many strangers
   Am                                D                               
My trust has dwindled down and I can leave just as abruptly
          G
as I came here

      Am                               D
I was taught to keep an open-ended life
                         G
And never trap myself in nothing
      Am                               D
I was taught to keep an open-ended life
                          G
To never trap yourself in nothing
      Am                               D
I was taught to keep an open-ended life
                         G
And never trap myself in nothing

G C G G (x2)   Am D (x3)

Outro Riff:          
                          C  G              
e|---------------------------3--|
B|------------------------3--3--|
G|--3b4b3--2p0-------0----5--4--|
D|--------------2p0-------5--5--|   
A|------------------------5--5--|
E|---------------------------3--|
            
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