houses on the hill
words and music by david ryan adams
barland music (bmi)

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well i found a bunch of letters

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that were written for the fellow who broke your momma's heart

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and the envelope folds smelled of her ancient perfume

F                   G
i'll bet she didn't know

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how to respond before the blankets of snow

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caught him out wandering alone

G                C
with no place to go
 
 

F                       G
there were stars in the sky

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there were houses on the hill

               Am         G               F
and there were bottles of pills that were easy to buy

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to keep her warm from the oncoming storm
 

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well i found them in the northwest corner of the attic in a box

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labeled tinsel and lights

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didn't know what I was I looking for

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maybe just a blanket or artifacts

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eisenhower sent him to war

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he kept her picture in his pocket that was closest to his heart

G           F
and when he hit shore

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must have been a target for the gunman
 
 
 

F                       G
there were stars in the sky

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there were bunkers on the hill and there were caskets to fill

G     F
where he will lie

G                             C
shrouded in the red white and blue with the stripes
 
 

F                       G
there were stars in the sky

           C             Em
there were houses on the hill

               Am         G               F
and there were bottles of pills that were easy to buy

   G
to keep her warm from the oncoming storm

corrections?

*losering*