Open Ended Life

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 For the truest version, play the (C) to (G) transfer at the end of each line like this:
Play a (G) with your ring, middle, and pinky fingers. Then add on the index finger on the B string.
Listen to the song for strum pattern |--3--3--- |--0--1--- |--0--0--- |--0--0--- |--2--2--- |--3--3---

(G)Pack a change of clothes and a (C)pillow for the road for when we (G)drift off to sleep (C) (G)
Put the (G)sketches and the notes in a (C)box labeled "burn with furni-(G)ture" (C) (G)
We will (Am)watch the fire burn the whole en-(D)tire house we built down to (G)ashes (C) (G)
From the (Am)mirror we'll admire how the (D)flame quickly retires
We won't (Am)waste no long goodbyes on the (D)smoke or foolish lies that finally (G)passed us. (C) (G)

I was (Am)taught to keep an open-ended (D)life and never trap myself in (G)nothin'

(G)Let's find something new to talk (C)about I'm tired a talkin' 'bout my (G)self. (C) (G)
I (G)spent my whole life talking to convince (C)everyone that I was something (G)else (C) (G)
and the (Am)part that kinda hurts is I (D)think it finally worked and now I'm (G)leaving (C) (G)
I get the (Am)feeling things have changed but the (D)mystery to me is where and (Am)when along the way did any (D)one decide that they (G)believed me (C) (G)

I was (Am)taught to keep an open-ended (D)life and never trap myself in (G)nothin' (C) (G)
I was (Am)told to keep an open-ended (D)life, to never trap yourself in (G)nothin' (C) (G)

[G C G G] x2
[G C G] x 2

(G)When we settle down in (C)another nowhere town let's tell our (G)neighbors (C) (G)
(G)We won't be here long and we'll be (C)quiet but don't go asking any (G)favors (C) (G)
I can't (Am)stand the unexpected, un-in(D)vited if it's from too many (G)strangers (C) (G)
My (Am)trust has dwindled down and I can (D)leave just as abruptly as I (G)came here. (C) (G)

I was (Am)taught to keep an open-ended (D)life and never trap myself in (G)nothin' (C) (G)
I was (Am)told to keep an open-ended (D)life, to never trap yourself in (G)nothin' (C) (G)
I was (Am)taught to keep an open-ended (D)life and never trap myself in (G)nothin' (C) (G)

[G C G G] x2
[Am D] x 3
G C G

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