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The Sire Of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)

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Tuning: DADF#GD   "Joni" Tuning: D75417

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Let me speak 
  

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Let me spit out my bitter- 
  

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ness 
  

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Born of grief and 
  

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nights without sleep 
  

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and festering flesh 
  

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       Do you have        eyes      Do you 
  

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see like mankind sees 
  

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Why have you soured 
  

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and curdled me? 
  

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Oh            oh you tireless  watcher 
  

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what have I done to you?    That you make 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true 
  

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       Once I was         blessed     I was a- 
  

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waited like the  rain 
  

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Like eyes for the blind 
  

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like feet for the lame 
  

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Kings heard my            words       and they 
  

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sought out my compa- ny 
  

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But now the janitors of shadowland 
  

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flick their brooms at me 
  

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Oh            oh you tireless  watcher 
  

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what have I done to you?    That you make 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true 
  

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I've lost all taste for life        I'm 
  

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all complaints    Tell me 
  

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why do you starve the faithful?  Why do you 
  

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crucify the  saints?   and you 
  

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let the wicked prosper you let their 
  

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children frisk like deer 
  

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And my loves are dead or dying 
  

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         or they don't come near 
  
  

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Oooooohhhh and look who   comes     to 
  

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counsel my deep     distress 
  

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These pompous     physicians 
  

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Oh what carelessness! 
  

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Breathtaking              ignorance       adding 
  

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insult to in -       jury                 They come 
  

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Blaming and             shaming 
  

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and shattering me 
  

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Oh            oh you tireless  watcher 
  

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what have I done to you?    That you make 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true 
  

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Already on a bed          of sighs  and 
  

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screams and still      you 
  

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torture me with visions you give me 
  

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terrifying   dreams 
  

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Better I was carried from the 
  

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womb straight to the grave 
  

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I see the diggers        waiting 
  

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they're leaning on their spades 
  

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   And where is           hope?    When you're 
  

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wondering what went wrong 
  

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Why give me  light   and then this 
  

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dark without a dawn? 
  

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   Show your              face 
  

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Help me under-      stand 
  

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What is the  reason for your 
  

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heavy hand? 
  

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Was it the  sins        of my     youth? 
  

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what have I done to you?    That you make 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true     Oh you make 
  

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everything I dread   and  everything I fear 
  

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come true 
  

© 1994 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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