Bad Books - Mesa, AZ A(?) -X- (Basically slide up from G) A7 -0- -0- -2- -0- -0- -0- -2- -4- -0- -5- -X- G C G We passed 800 miles talking circles about living with loss C G You said your sense of humor's always helped you get above & across G C G Every hurdle, every chasm, every shocking & unspeakable blow C Just proves the universe is chaos so you laugh to clear the lump from your G G/f# throat E A But if you're fixed on being bitter G A7 Go be bitter on your own C We're still two hours from El Paso D G Arizona's such a long way to go The chemicals were coursing through our bloodstreams at incongruous rates I was time-traveling inward through a past life I can never erase You were hanging out the window, you said: 'We're just a beggar's banquet in space' You were laughing at the moon, you were cursing it for wearing your face Me & New Mexico are orphans Or is it bastards? Either way: I know a guy in Roswell We'll hitch a moonride, steal you back your face Interlude, Repeat Verse Em A(?) You sleep and whistle 'Blackbird' backwards G A7 while my eyes cut her name in clay. C You wake to Mesa, Arizona C G Say, 'Let it go. She'll change her mind someday.' C You took the wheel in Mesa, Arizona. D Said, 'I got the rest, man. G You can drift away.'