Carry On (Acoustic) Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Am chord Em chord Cmaj7 chord
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INTRO
Em Am Cmaj7 x2
 
VERSE 1
         Em               Am
with each stroke of my pen i connect
      Cmaj7
reflect on what was learned, what was gained, what was left
        Em
of the shards of a lifetime
 Am            Cmaj7
capsized i was broken into fragments, scoured the cabinets
         Em                                       Am                 Cmaj7
for the bottles that were hidden, were there messages you'd given me?
I'm your one and only legacy
         Em                     Am
it's been six years since we last met
            Cmaj7
i no longer dream of you, the visions gone from my head
      Em                              Am
once found in those brutally surreal scenes
                       Cmaj7
where your spirit lingers, I'm incapable of seeing
                        Em                                      Am
furthermore I'm fairly doubtful that you are little more than dust
               Cmaj7
atoms now recycled in god i cannot trust, yet i must
              Em
where is your faith when you need it?
         Am                       Cmaj7
tell me, where is christ when you do not believe in angels or in demons?
  Em                       Am               Cmaj7
emaciated figure, my father his body ravaged but still we managed
                                   Em
to make it many years before the liquor pulled the trigger
         Am               Cmaj7
I'm stranded i haven't forgotten how i thought that i would cope once i was bigger
    Em                                Am
my feet's my only carriage but i stumble as i tread
       Cmaj7                                            Em
pages written in a book that you and i once read, they said
 
CHORUS
             Am             Cmaj7
not yet but soon i will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am             Cmaj7
not yet but soon i will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am             Cmaj7
not yet but soon i will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am             Cmaj7
not yet but soon i will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am             Cmaj7
not yet but soon i will be gone
 
carry on carry on
 
VERSE 2
Em                        Am
  it's difficult to say exactly what i feel
 Cmaj7
lost in some translation and there's scratches on the reel
       Em                                    Am                       Cmaj7
of a black and white, a silent movie usually I'm the one to say the soundtracks flawed
 
but in this case the melancholy draws me to the
 Em
background of the photograph
           Am                                 Cmaj7
i hope it lasts this feeling that you're watching from above
                                    Em
that you know i dedicate the music to your love
        Am                  Cmaj7
guitar resonates with your doomed fate while i strum i contemplate
             Em
i was brought up amidst the vodka
        Am                          Cmaj7                                                Em
it poisoned you and i was forced to watch my father slowly die over a toilet filled with puke
                              Am
always afraid i'd wake up to your corpse
          Cmaj7
as a scared kid tried to keep my eyes from the floor
            Em                         Am
don't look down, in fact shut your eyelids entirely
         Cmaj7
the knowledge that you'll never get to know me's got me crying
Em                           Am
  death signifies the loss of a fragile life
     Cmaj7                                                     Em
for every moment that you miss, i send to what i hope is heaven your daughters kiss
                  Am                  Cmaj7
we cant speak, pray to no one in particular my wish will one day meet your cheek
       Em                            Am
hold my head up high but i stumble as i tread
               Cmaj7                                    Em
Pages written in a book that you and i once read, they said
 
CHORUS
             Am               Cmaj7
not yet but soon you will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am               Cmaj7
not yet but soon you will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am               Cmaj7
not yet but soon you will be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am               Cmaj7
not yet but soon you will be gone
 
carry on carry on
 
VERSE 3
       Em                             Am                         Cmaj7
channeling the memories that i wrote down in a notebook that i kept after your death
                               Em                          Am                     Cmaj7
bereft, frightened that in a short time i would lose sight of the subtleties of our relationship
 
all the reminders
                Em                              Am
the way your leather jacket smelled of cigarettes and booze
         Cmaj7
inhale the fragrance of an addict i was bound to lose
               Em    Am
I'm still your child
               Cmaj7
I'm still your child
 
you are my teacher
          Em                                Am                          Cmaj7
i learned how to be the person that you couldn't even though i care for you
                                                    Em
I'm wary i will replicate the mistakes you made in youth
                               Am
that carried on, imprinted in my mind
           Cmaj7                                                Em
i am playing your guitar, do the chords transcend time and space?
                 Am                        Cmaj7
wasted potential i know it wasn't meant to end like this, with you lifeless
       Em                         Am          Cmaj7
in an urn full of ashes, gashes that are reopened every time a word is spoken
                        Em                Am          Cmaj7
for you live and breathe within the parts of me deep down that are forever broken
 Em                                      Am
father, rest in peace but i stumble as i tread
         Cmaj7                                          Em
pages written in a book that you and i once read, they said
 
CHORUS
             Am                Cmaj7
not yet but soon we'll all be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am                Cmaj7
not yet but soon we'll all be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am                Cmaj7
not yet but soon we'll all be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
             Am                Cmaj7
not yet but soon we'll all be gone
                 Em
carry on carry on
 
 
OUTRO
                Am         Cmaj7
go forth and so on and so forth
                           Em
go forth and so on and so forth
                Am         Cmaj7
go forth and so on and so forth
 
still i miss you
                Am         Cmaj7
go forth and so on and so forth
                           Em
go forth and so on and so forth
                Am         Cmaj7
go forth and so on and so forth
 
Em

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