Its Torn chords

Leonard Cohen

Key: 

  			Verso 1: 
  Am 
I see you in windows 
      Am 
That open so wide 
          G 
There's nothing beyond them 
       Am 
And no one inside 

Verso 2:
     Am 
You kick off your sandals 
     Am 
And shake out your hair 
     G 
The salt on your shoulders 
       Am 
Like sparks in the air 

Verso 3: 
         Am 
There's silt on your ankles 
     Am 
And sand on your feet 
      G 
The river too shallow 
     Am 
The ocean too deep 

Verso 4: 
     Am 
You smile at your suffering 
      Am 
The sweetest reprieve 
 G 
Why did you leave us? 
Am 
Why did you leave? 

 
     C 
You kick off your sandals 
      C 
And shake out your hair 
      E7 
It's torn where you're dancing 
      E7 
It's torn everywhere 

Verso 5:
      Am 
It's torn on the right 
          Am 
And it's torn on the left 
      F 
It's torn in the centre 
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Which few can accept 

Verso 6: 
      Am 
It's torn where there's beauty 
      Am 
It's torn where there's death 
      G 
It's torn where there's mercy 
     Am 
But torn somewhat less 

Verso 7: 
      Am 
It's torn in the highest 
       Am 
From kingdom to crown 
       G 
The messages fly 
          Am 
But the network is down 

Verso 8:
  Am 
Bruised at the shoulder 
    Am 
And cut at the wrist 
     G 
The sea rushes home 
         Am 
To its thimble of mist 

Verso 9: 
       Am 
The opposites falter 
      Am 
The spirals reverse 
     G 
And Eve must re-enter 
     Am 
The sleep of her birth 

 
    C 
And up through the system 
      C 
The worlds are withdrawn 
      E7 
From every dominion 
     E7 
The mind stood upon 

    Am 
And now that you told her 
    Am 
And now that it's done 
     F 
The name has no number 
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Not even the one 

Verso 10: 
      Am 
Come gather the pieces 
      Am 
All scattered and lost 
     G 
The lie in what's holy 
     Am 
The light in what's not 

Verso 11: 
     Am 
The story's been written 
      Am 
The letter's been sealed 
     G 
You gave me a lily 
    Am 
But now it's a field 

Outro 
     Am 
You kick off your sandals 
     Am 
And shake out your hair 
      G 
It's torn where you're dancing 
      Am 
It's torn everywhere