Black

Pearl Jam

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Intro: | E7 | A | E7 | A | E7 | A | E7 | E7 |

E               A                 E                A
Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
     E                  A            E
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
E           A               E              A
All five horizons revolved around her soul, as the earth to the sun
E              A                     E
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn
    C                              E
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
    C                              E
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she would
           D                    C                                 E
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds of what was everything
        D                      C                              E
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything

E          A                    E                  A
 I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
E                 A          E
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
    C                                        E
Ooh, and twisted thoughts that spin 'round my head, I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
C                             E
 How quick the sun can, drop away
           D                   C                             E
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything
        D                      C                              E
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything
        D                        C
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
             D               C              E    D      C
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be        yeah

| E | D | C |

  E
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
  D
I know you'll be a sun
   C
In somebody else's sky
    E         D            C                   E     D    C
But why, why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?

| E | D | C | (repeat and fade)