How Was I To Know Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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C chord Ab chord Fm chord Eb chord Bb chord Cm chord
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INTRO
C     Ab
C     Ab
 
VERSE 1
          C
When the order came to dig the well
     C
To crack the earth to pull the oil
           Ab
To take the blood out from my mother’s veins
       C
Well I broke the ground to feed my mouth
   C
I did not here the warning bell
    Ab
I could not put back in what I took out
 
CHORUS
                Fm
How was I to know
                Ab
How was I to know
           C
I’d be a stepping stone
        Eb
To the end
                  Ab
The end of everything
Fm                Eb
How was I to know
 
VERSE 2
        C
On the day I built a house so high
        C
It’s antenna did scrape the sky
        Ab
Well everyone applauded in my shadow
         C
So my neighbour built a higher one
        C
Then again his neighbour after him
      Ab
Till soon racing through the clouds was all that mattered
Bb
Up and up the buildings went
Cm
Glass and stone and hard cement
           Ab
Till all the green was left to die below
 
CHORUS
                Fm
How was I to know
                Ab
How was I to know
           Cm
I’d be a stepping stone
        Eb
To the end
                  Ab
The end of everything
                        Fm
The end of everything
                     Eb
How was I to know
 
VERSE 3
        C
Long ago I caught a pretty fish
C
Blue and silver and delicious
    Ab
And I knew she’d line my pockets green
        C
So I bought a bigger boat that had
C
A net to trail the ocean and
Ab
I fished until one day that net was empty
 
CHORUS
                     Fm
How was I to know
                     Ab
How was I to know
              C
I’d be a stepping stone
            Eb
To the end
                  Ab
The end of everything
Fm                Eb
How was I to know
 
BRIDGE
Bb
And how are we to now
        Cm
Turn these stepping stones around
                     Eb
Back to everything that matters
               Bb                            Ab
Can that place even be found or is it lost
Fm           Ab         Cm      Eb
Forever
 
OUTRO
                         Ab        Cm
The end of everything
                         Fm        Fm
The end of everything
                      Eb
How was I to know?
                      N.C.
How was I to know?

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