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The Middle East
Blood – Middle-East (CAPO ON 4TH FRET)

     C      G/C       Am      Em       C

Intro: (Main Riff x2)

Verse 1:
C        G/C       Am         Em     C
Older brother, restless soul, lie down.
C         G/C          Am     Em      C
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth.
C       G/C       Am     Em    C
You can hear your sister sleep talking,
                    G/C       Am      Em         C
Say ‘you’re hair is long but not long enough to reach

      C               G
D|-----0-------0---------------------|   x2
 C              G                 C                    G
    Home to me,    But your beard,   Someday might be.

     Em7            Cadd9            G
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2----------------------|   x4
                   Em7          Cadd9         G
And she’ll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor
          Em7             Cadd9               G
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
    Em7             Cadd9                   G               Em7
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
Cadd9         G
She’ll lay it aside

(Main Riff x2)

Verse 2: (Same picking as riff)
C       G/C      Am      Em      C
  Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
             G/C      Am       Em   C
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
         G/C   Am    Em    C
With that ugly, terrible thing
             G/C   Am
Those papers for divorce
      Em      C
And a lonely ring,

Chorus 2: (Same picking as chorus)
  A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

Bridge 2: (Can pick bridge riff or strum chords)
               Em7     Cadd9         G
Oh, and you’ll find somebody you can blame
           Em7                  Cadd9             G
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
Em7            Cadd9                G
    And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.

(Main Riff x2)

Verse 3: (Main riff)
C       G/C     Am     Em      C
  Grandfather, weary soul, you’ll fly
       G/C       Am    Em       C
Over your life once more before you die
           G/C     Am         Em
 Since our grandma passed away
 C     G/C        Am      Em      C
You’ve waited for forever and a day

Chorus 3: (Strum)
Just to die,
And someday soon
You will die

Bridge3: (Strum bass note then rest of chord)
Em7             Cadd9          G
It was the only woman you ever loved
         Em7               Cadd9                G
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
        Em7                          Cadd9             G
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
Em7                 Cadd9                G-------
And there’s nothing you can do about it now

Outro: (Same as verse - strumming)

C G/C Am Em C x4

G C G x2 (same as chorus)

Outro: G C G x3 (One strum)

Chords Used:
C: X30050
G/C: 3X0050
Am: 002210
Em: 0799870
Em7: 022033
Cadd9: X32033
G: 320033

note: I got the chord structure for the verse, chorus, bridge, and the picking structure 
the verse from reservoirdog.

Thank you so much for the help resevoirdog!

The Middle East are such an awesome band, i recommend having a look at some of their songs.
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