And If Venice is Sinking

Spirit of the West

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Capo 5th fret

Intro: G | C | D | Em D

G                            C
 Jesus hangs behind the glass above venitian doors
D                              Em                     D
 His window box boasts crimson flowers, fresh cut the day before
And you couldn't find a smile if you nailed it to his face
But Jesus Christ hangs his head with grace

      C
And if Venice is sinking
G          D
 I'm going under
C
 'Cause beauty's religion
         G                  D
And it's christened me with wonder

They come in bent-backed creeping 'cross the floor all dressed in black
Candles, thick as pillars, you can buy one off the floor
And the ceiling's painted gold and Mary's hair is red
The old come here to kiss their dead

And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And it's christened me with wonder

C | D | C | Em D

We made love upon a bed that sagged down to the floor
In a room that had a postcard on the door
Of Marini's Little Man, with an erection on a horse
It always leaves me laughing, leaves me feeling that of course if

Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And it's christened me with wonder

And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And it's christened me with wonder