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Mary Chapin Carpenter - Outside Looking In (Chord)
Album: Stones In The Road (1994)
Submitter: musicmixstudio (6) on 9/23/08
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(Actually in A; capo 2.)

G  F  Am  Am    G  F  Am  Am

     G               D/F#   C/E               C
Everywhere I see the signs, pointing one direction
        G                 D/F#   C/E               C
No more twists or crooked turns, leaving room for doubt
        G                D/F#     C/E             C
Where I used to take the time for quiet and reflection
      G             D/F#     C/E           C
Now I only hear the noise of what I am without

           G                G           C(9)/G             C(9)/G
I see them walking hand in hand, and my eyes just want to linger
         G               G     C(9)/G                C(9)/G
On those golden wedding bands, wrapped around their fingers
       F             F     Am7            Am7
By the time I turn away, I feel it once again
              G                D/F#   Am7           C
I'm back in this familiar place, outside looking in

G  D/F#  Am7  C

Baby, all the tears between us couldn't fill the spaces
And all the word we grasped at, they just fell away
I kept waiting on forgiveness to fix the broken places
But nothing even like it ever came my way

And tonight I drove around, and the street came up before me
I took a turn and then I found this old house coming toward me
I heard the sound a heart must make when a memory's caving in
Oh baby, what a hungry place, outside looking in

G  D/F#  Am7  C    G  D/F#  Am7  C

         G               G         C(9)            C(9)
It's the hardest kind of need that never knows a reason
       G             G              C(9)               C(9)
Are we such a lonely breed, or just born in a lonely season
      Am                Am                 F            F
Baby, it's all in the eyes, it's where the reckoning begins
              Am             Am                 F                  F
It's where we linger like a sigh, it's where we long to be pulled in
              Am               Am         F            F
It's where we learn to say goodbye without saying anything
          G                D/F#       Am7      C
Standing on the borderline, outside looking in

G  D/F#  Am7  C    G  D/F#  Am7  C
(instrumental; repeat and fade)

Source Adam Schneider, schn0170 at

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