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Innocence Maintained

Innocence Maintained
    by Jewel Kilcher




Innocence Maintained:

          D
Ophelia drowned in the water
          D
Crushed by her own weight
          C
Hitler loved the blue eyed boys           
          C
and it drove him to hate                     
                    D
Birds always grow silent before the night descends
      D                                              G
Cause nature has a funny way of breaking what does not bend

I saw a man with a hole he could not fill
He couldn't make the world work for him and didn't work and still (??)
There was a hole inside his soul     (same as verse 1)
that whiskey could not stillSo he found himself a girl to love
while babies choked in the windowsill     

   D            C
We've made houses for hatred       
       G
It's time we make a place where
   D        C            G
People's souls may be seen and made safe
    D            C             G
be careful with each other these fragile flames
  D         C                    D       C      G
Innocence can't be lost it just needs to be maintained

Bridge:  A  G  A  G  A  G  A  C




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Tabbed by Summer Mulligan


This song is made up of a few different notes, as "Barcelona" is, and the 
D-Non-Commital
takes some practice. Enjoy!


NOTES:     D-NC (D Non-Commital)             Cadd9                    Am/C
                  -----5-------                           -------3--------    
         ----------------
                  -----3-------                            ------3--------    
         -------1--------
                  -----2-------                           ----------------    
          ----------------
                  -------------                            -------2-----      
            --------------                               
                 -------------                            -------3--------    
          -------2--------
                 -------------                          ----------------      
          ----------------


                    G                                     Am,C,Em, and D are 
obvious.
              -------3--------
              -------3--------                        The bridge is the same 
as the verses. D-NC,
    
              ----------------                         Cadd9, again, then add 
the G.
              ----------------
             --------2-------
              -------3-------




Intro:  Am, Am/C, C
             Am                                  Am/C                         
  C
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------
-------------1---------------------------1-------------------------------1----
----------------------------
--------------------2----------------------------0----------------------------
--0-------(Cx2)------------
--------2------2------------------0---------0-----------------2------------2--
---------------------------
----0-----0------------------2-------2-------------------3-------3------------
--------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------
All the verse notes are fingerpicked EXACTLY like the intro, but D-NC uses 
the 4
highest strings, and Cadd9 uses the 2,4,5,&6 strings, same order. You'll 
figure it out.
D-NC
Ophelia drowned in the water /Crushed by her own weight 
Cadd9
Hitler loved little blue-eyed boys /And it drove him to hate 
D-NC                                                                          
     Cadd9
Birds always grow silent before the night descends /'Cause nature has a funny 
way of 
                                   G
breaking what does not bend 
D-NC                                                             Cadd9
A hero's torso built of steel and Novocain /His heart a bitter beat i

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